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Publication: San Jose Mercury News
Author: Richard Scheinin
Date: July 2, 2012
With the collapse of the record industry comes the rise of itty bitty independent labels and musician-issued CDs. In the world of jazz, where so many great musicians scuffle for a flake of recognition, there are a zillion new recordings; my mailbox runneth over. Here are some of my jazz favorites so far from 2012. Happy summer listening.
Branford Marsalis: “Four MFs Playin’ Tunes” (Marsalis Music). Look out! The saxophonist’s long-standing quartet is newly juiced by Justin Faulkner, its young 46-limbed drummer.
Check out Richard’s other picks here.