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Doxas Brothers, Kindred, Justin Time Records ****

A very under the radar release - I am so glad that I found it, somehow - issued on venerable Canadian label Justin Time. A case of brotherly love in the rapport saxophonist Chet Doxas shares with his brother Jim on drums amplified by the firm …

Published: 15 Nov 2023. Updated: 7 months.

A very under the radar release - I am so glad that I found it, somehow - issued on venerable Canadian label Justin Time. A case of brotherly love in the rapport saxophonist Chet Doxas shares with his brother Jim on drums amplified by the firm support from pianist Marc Copland and from bassist Adrian Vedady. Copland is at his best on the delicious cover of Johnny Mandel 1960s classic 'A Time for Love' while Jim's part on 'Our Man Sam' has a great skip and stripped down bounce factor to it. An album stocked mainly with originals recorded in Québec last year there's a lot of subtlety and soft unravellings here on an album that belongs as much to the spirit of the 1950s even when it often nudges modernistically forward. A pleasure from beginning to end. SG

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Track of the week: 'Omission' by Julian Lage

Returning for a London date in April 2024 this is the latest from guitar wiz Julian Lage nominated just in the last week for a Grammy for his latest album Layers in the best contemporary instrumental album category. 'Omission' is produced by Joe …

Published: 15 Nov 2023. Updated: 7 months.

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Returning for a London date in April 2024 this is the latest from guitar wiz Julian Lage nominated just in the last week for a Grammy for his latest album Layers in the best contemporary instrumental album category.

'Omission' is produced by Joe Henry and joining the guitarist on the track are bandmates Jorge Roeder on bass, Dave King on drums and Patrick Warren on piano. The gently unpeeling feelgood track with a certain rural atmosphere to it is from a brand new Lage album to be issued by Blue Note. Tickets for the 21 April Barbican show go on sale on Friday - click for details. Julian Lage, photo: Alysse Gafkjen