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Radio & Podcasts

Derrick Gardner, Logan Richardson & Barry Harris

Read "Derrick Gardner, Logan Richardson & Barry Harris" reviewed by Joe Dimino


We start with a track off of big band director's Derrick Gardner 2020 album Still I Rise. We add some Kansas City spice with Charlie Parker and stellar saxophonist Logan Richardson with music from his Afrofuturism (Whirlwind Recordings, 2021) release. We also take a look at the new work from Matt Moran, Adam Shulman and Grant Stewart. The 695th Episode comes to a close with the legendary Barry Harris. A good mix of the old and new on this latest ...

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Album Review

Derrick Gardner & The Big dig! Band: Still I Rise

Read "Still I Rise" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Trumpeter Derrick Gardner, a Chicagoan who has performed around the world with a who's who of jazz luminaries from Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie and Frank Foster to Nancy Wilson, Tony Bennett and Harry Connick Jr., to name only a few, traveled to Winnipeg, Canada, to assemble and record his Big Dig! Band, several sizes removed from Gardner's sextet, The Jazz Prophets, a working group since it was formed in New York City in 1991. Gardner not only shines as trumpet ...

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Album Review

Derrick Gardner & The Jazz Prophets + 2: Echoes of Ethnicity

Read "Echoes of Ethnicity" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins


Big band music is alive and well, even if presented by a not-so-big band. Derrick Gardner & The Jazz Prophets is a six-piece ensemble, supported by four additional players for Echoes of Ethnicity. The basic lineup consists of Gardner on trumpet and flugelhorn, brother Vincent on trombone, tenor saxophonist Rob Dixon, pianist Rick Roe, bassist Gerald Cannon and drummer Donald Edwards. Derrick Gardner has led The Jazz Prophets since its inception in 1991 and counts among his influences ...

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Album Review

Derrick Gardner and The Jazz Prophets: A Ride to the Other Side

Read "A Ride to the Other Side" reviewed by John Barron


Trumpeter Derrick Gardner, former sideman to the orchestras of Count Basie and Harry Connick Jr., founded The Jazz Prophets upon arriving in New York City in 1991. With swinging arrangements and soulful soloing, the hard-bopping sextet takes its lead from the classic sounds of 1950s and ‘60s ensembles led by Art Blakey and Horace Silver. For A Ride to the Other Side, Gardner is joined by trombonist and brother Vincent Gardner, tenor saxophonist Rob Dixon, pianist Anthony Wonsey, ...


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