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Duane Eubanks: Artistry of a Boundless Nature

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Duane Eubanks may be the youngest of the incredibly musically-blessed Eubanks siblings, however this outstanding Philly-born trumpeter and composer also carries the bedrock jazz tradition of the City of Brotherly Love with “Rocky"-like vigor. With his latest quintet offering Things of That Particular Nature--one long overdue due to his constant in-demand status as a sideman contributor with Mulgrew Miller, brothers Robin Eubanks and Kevin Eubanks, Dave Holland's Big Band and many others--Eubanks returns to the leader's spotlight, grabs horn and ...

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Duane Eubanks Quintet: Things Of That Particular Nature

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Things Of That Particular Nature is the record that the jazz world has been waiting for from trumpeter Duane Eubanks. My Shining Hour (TCB Records, 1999) and Second Take (TCB Records, 2001) put Eubanks on the map as a leader, positioning him as a purveyor of all manner of bop-derived music. He instantly came off as one to watch, but his voice was tied to the past on those releases, both through the material he covered and the debts that ...

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Duane Eubanks at The Turning Point Cafe

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Duane Eubanks The Turning Point Café Piermont, NY November 7, 2009

In the middle of Duane Eubanks's trumpet solo on “Recorda Me," the set's second selection, the music suddenly moved beyond an aggregation of interesting individual performances. It was the first of many transcendent moments in which the band jelled and everything felt just right. This transformation originated in the rhythm section. Electric pianist Spike Wilner, bassist Chris Haney, and drummer Eliot Zigmund began ...

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Duane Eubanks Quintet/Sextet: Second Take

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Duane Eubanks's second release for the Swiss TCB label follows the path carved out for his first album, viz., a strong affinity for those Blue Note and Prestige hard bop groups of the 1960's. Not only is this leaning evident in the up tempo material, but in the slower paced pieces as with his lovely ballad “Too Late". Its pensive aura recalls the small group recordings by Miles Davis, Hank Mobley and Lee Morgan.This allegiance is not only ...

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Meet Duane Eubanks

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Duane Eubanks is the youngest practicing member of yet another one of jazz's famous families, the Eubanks. In fact, the Eubanks family's immersion in music began with Duane's maternal grandmother, who passed on the tradition to Duane's mother, Vera, and to Duane's uncles, Ray and Tommy Bryant. Vera still performs in jny: Philadelphia, and one of her more famous students--not mentioning the informal lessons she gave her sons--was Kenny Barron. Born on January 24, 1969 in ...



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