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Marty and Brent: The Napoleon Duo Affair

Read "Marty and Brent: The Napoleon Duo Affair" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello


Pianist Marty Napoleon, now a spry 93, is a walking history of 20th Century jazz. He's been a Louis Armstrong All-Star and has performed worldwide with all the greats of jazz. Recently, Marty's grandson, Brent Napoleon has brought to the jazz world a series of Marty Napoleon recordings collected as Try This!. The effort is anticipated to be the first of a series of projects about this legendary performer and his musical family. All About Jazz: Marty ...

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Marty Napoleon: Covering all 88 Keys

Read "Marty Napoleon: Covering all 88 Keys" reviewed by Elliott Simon


Post-WWII New York City was a vibrant and musically creative club environment and pianist Marty Napoleon was a significant part of that scene and continues, through what is now a 60+-year career in the music business, to add more than a dash of pizzazz to any musical endeavor with which he is associated. His impressive resume includes stints with saxophonist Charlie Ventura, drummer Gene Krupa and the Louis Armstrong All-Stars. It is not surprising that Napoleon became ...


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