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New Album Roundup: Nir Felder, Matt Wilson, Sharon Jones

golden age

Expectations may be high for Nir Felder’s Golden Age. The guitarist was named the “next big jazz guitarist” by NPR a few years back and this album has been a while in the making. Joining Felder is a young rhythm section of the absolute highest quality: pianist Aaron Parks, bassist Matt Penman and drummer Nate Smith. How did the next big thing do? I found the album hampered a little bit by its own aesthetic constraints, but it certainly has its moments and bodes well for the future.

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