Mal Stanley's 2012 highlights
1. Branford Marsalis Quartet: Four MF’s Playin’ Tunes
A band with such great synergy together with an injection
of new blood from drummer Justin Faulkner..but work on the album titles guys...
2. Billy Martin and Will Blades: Shimmy
Try not to tap your foot to this.
3. Dave Douglas Quintet: Be Still
The trumpeter reflects on his mother’s death with some touching stripped back performances.
4. Magnet: Magnet
Guitarist Steve Magnusson continues his creative path with a unique recording incorporating voice as another instrumental texture.
5. David Ades' Wangaratta Jazz Festival 2012 performance
An inspiring powerful performance from the saxophonist recently in ill health but you wouldn’t know it listening to him and the quartet burning on stage.
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Branford Marsalis (born August 26, 1960) is an American saxophonist, composer and bandleader. While primarily known for his work in jazz as the leader of the Branford Marsalis Quartet, he also performs frequently as a soloist with classical ensembles and has led the group Buckshot LeFonque. Early life: Marsalis was born in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, the son of Dolores (née Ferdinand) and Ellis...
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