Saxophonist Donny McCaslin assuredly takes his place at the upper echelon of saxophonists and composers in jazz on his new recording Declaration. The record presents a collection of new songs all written by McCaslin and a band made up of his highly regarded peers, including pianist Edward Simon, guitarist Ben Monder, bassist Scott Colley and drummer Antonio Sanchez.

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Hey everybody, my name is Blaine Fallis. Studied jazz at NTSU (now UNT) for 2 1/2 years before going on the road as a bassist for 4 years. I used to write for as their Jazz Guide and later their Contemporary Jazz Guide, or whatever they decided to call it at the time. That went on 4 years. Later I edited for AllAboutJazz and wrote occasional articles and reviews there. is a site I ran for awhile but put it on hold. Well, it's back, baby! Currently my wife and I run A-Train Creative:

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