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Hundred-word Reviews for June 2016, Part 5

Today wraps up my week-long series of posts featuring short reviews of noteworthy new releases. These last five are jazz. Dig. Dan Pratt – Hymn for the Happy Man Pratt plays alto and tenor sax, backed by a piano/bass/drums ensemble; bassist Christian McBride is the most high-profile member of the group. The set is varied,

Hundred-word Reviews: New Jazz

So much music, so little time. I’m still a relative novitiate when it comes to jazz, but I know what I like. And I like these. All new/contemporary artists, these five albums represent a wide swath across what’s happening in jazz today, though each has a sonic foundation in earlier styles (most notably but not