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New Release: Where We Are Now

New Release: Where We Are Now

Poetry has played a significant part in the oeuvre of Andrew Rathbun, and this recording is no exception. In his past work, the poetry has on more than one occasion been a spoken accompaniment to the music (& vice-versa). Here (as is often the case on planet Earth...

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Recent Reviews: Affairs of State

Recent Reviews: Affairs of State

A few notices about the new CD: Downbeat "With impressive tone and phrasing, Rathbun knows his way around the horn, as he shapes personable and expressive solos." Coda Rathbun's attractive sound and smart writing are ever present on nine originals composed for his own...

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Affairs of State review: JazzTimes

Affairs of State review: JazzTimes

by David Adler Excerpt: Fiction could not create more colorful, ridiculous characters,” writes Andrew Rathbun in the liner notes to Affairs of State. He’s speaking of the Bush administration. A native of Canada based in Brooklyn, Rathbun is upset, like many, by...

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Affairs of State review: All Music Guide

Affairs of State review: All Music Guide

by Ken Dryden Andrew Rathbun's Affairs of State is a collection of compositions that the tenor saxophonist considers as his musical impressions of the failures of President George W. Bush's administration. Joined by trumpeter Taylor Haskins, pianist Gary Versace,...

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jazzblog.ca review: Affairs of State

jazzblog.ca review: Affairs of State

by Peter Hum Excerpt: Rathbun’s CD is called Affairs of State, and his liner notes are explicit: The disc’s nine originals are “abstractions” based on Rathbun’s last six years living in the United States, during which he clearly came to disagree sharply with the...

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Numbers & Letters

Andrew's latest release features Phil Markowitz (piano), Jay Anderson (bass), and Bill Stewart (drums) performing a set of 11 original compositions.

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