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Dec
2012

The Jazz FM Awards 2013: Meet the Nominees: Ryan Truesdell – Album of the Year

Ryan Truesdell apprenticed with arranger and composer Maria Schneider, who apprenticed with Gil Evans. That makes him, in effect, Gil Evans’ musical and spiritual grandson. He does his heritage proud, taking 10 previously unrecorded Evans arrangements from manuscript—or, in some cases, expanding Evans sketches—to performance by a superb collection of musicians. The scores go back…

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Dec
2012

The Jazz FM Awards 2013: Meet the Nominees: John Surman – Album of the Year

Born in Tavistock, Devon in 1944, composer/multi-instrumentalist John Surman is one of the key figures in a generation of European musicians who have crucially expanded the international horizons of jazz during the past thirty years or so.  Long acknowledged as an improviser of world class, Surman has also composed a body of work, which extends…

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Nov
2012

The Jazz FM Awards 2013: Meet the Nominees: Gregory Porter – Album of the Year

Born in Los Angeles, raised in Bakersfield, and now living in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn, Gregory Porter has made the world his musical home. A frequent guest performer with the Jazz at Lincoln Centre Jazz Orchestra, Porter also maintains a residency at Smoke Jazz in New York. He appears on 2 tracks on the…

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Nov
2012

The Jazz FM Awards 2013: Meet the Nominees: Robert Glasper – Album of the Year

Grammy nominated Robert Glasper has long kept one foot planted firmly in jazz and the other in hip-hop and R&B.  He’s worked extensively with Q-Tip, playing keyboards on the rapper’s 2008 album The Renaissance and co-writing the album single “Life Is Better” which featured his label mate Norah Jones.  Glasper also serves as the music…

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