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Album Review

Tony Kadleck Big Band: Tony Kadleck Big Band: Around the Horn

Read "Tony Kadleck Big Band: Around the Horn" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger


One of the best and most unique things about All About Jazz is that discovering wonderful music is not limited to the narrow window around someone's release date. Whenever you stumble on something especially delicious, you can share your sentiments about it--and even if another reviewer has gotten there first. The route by which I got turned on to trumpeter Tony Kadleck's big band CD, Around the Horn, two years after its 2014 debut, was a tad more ...

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Album Review

Tony Kadleck Big Band: Around The Horn

Read "Around The Horn" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello


In assessing baseball talent, the scouts' description “five-tool talent" describes a hitter who can do it all--run, field, hit for average, hit with power and throw. When a musician such as Tony Kadleck steps into the recording batter's box as leader and with work presented such as Around the Horn, the description not only fits like a glove, but, the musical umpires surely will be “finger-twirling" and calling it a Grand Slam. Kadleck, long a key fixture ...

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Extended Analysis

Tony Kadleck Big Band: Around the Horn

Read "Tony Kadleck Big Band: Around the Horn" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Tony Kadleck, who has done almost everything one can do on a trumpet, adds the designation big-band leader to his resume with Around the Horn, an impressive debut CD for which he has written all the charts and enlisted a group of the New York area's A-list musicians to interpret them. If leadership is best imparted by example, Kadleck shouldn't have a care in the world, as his discography includes more than eighty albums from pop to blues to jazz ...

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Album Review

Tony Kadleck Big Band: Around The Horn

Read "Around The Horn" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Trumpeter Tony Kadleck is one of those musicians that nearly everybody has heard, regardless of whether they know it. He's an unerring player with extraordinary chops, making him a first-call player for Broadway contractors, jazz musicians, and anybody looking for a never-miss trumpet player to add musicality to a studio session. His horn can be heard on the original cast recordings for shows like Beauty And The Beast (Disney, 1994) and The Producers (Sony Classical, 2001); he's been a mainstay ...


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