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The Gabe Dixon Band: Gabe Dixon Band

Although Dixon’s piano/improvisational chops have been known for stretching it out a tad far (2002’s On A Rolling Ball), this self titled release by The Gabe Dixon Band shines in the leader’s concise songwriting and spirited harmonies. Bandmates Winston Harrison (bass) and Jano Rix (drums) provide a session element that gives the songs a polished gleam.

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Herbie Hancock: Possibilities

“The possibilities are endless,” writes Herbie Hancock in his latest liner notes to Possibilites. The album features ten inspired Hancock collaborations including: John Mayer, Santana and Angelique Kidjo, Christina Aguilera, Paul Simon, AnnieLennox, Sting, Jonny Lang and Joss Stone, Damien Rice and Lisa Hannigan, Raul Midon, andTrey Anastasio.

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Joey DeFrancesco with Jimmy Smith: Legacy

34-year-old Hammond B-3 organ ace Joey DeFrancesco almost single handedly re-ignited interest in the use of his instrument in a jazz context back in the late 80s and early 90s, so it was never any question that he

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Bruce Hornsby 9/30/2004: Flynn Theater – Burlington, VT

Concert attendees eager for a Bruce Hornsby Greatest Hits show were probably disappointed amidst his performance at the Flynn Theater. After playing a majority of his songs countless times over the years, Hornsby reworked his most recognizable radio hits as delicate compositions – complete with vocal improvisation and new melodies – allowing his band to play outside the lines, with a renowned song book that stretches his entire career.

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