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Doug Lawrence: Doug Lawrence & Friends

Read "Doug Lawrence & Friends" reviewed by Jack Bowers


If the name Doug Lawrence doesn't sound familiar, the name Count Basie surely should. What is the Lawrence- Basie connection? Well, for more than two decades Lawrence has been the featured tenor saxophone soloist with the renowned and still- active Count Basie Orchestra, a chair once impressively occupied by the likes of Lester Young, Eddie “Lockjaw" Davis, Lucky Thompson, Wardell Gray and Frank Foster, among others. When someone has been around as long as Lawrence, he or she makes a ...

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The Dan Trudell Trio: Dan Trudell Plays the Piano

Read "Dan Trudell Plays the Piano" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


L'aver privilegiato a lungo l'Hammond B3 non ha indotto Dan Trudell ad abbandonare il pianoforte, strumento in cui s'è formato e diplomato alla North Texas State University. Trasferitosi a Chicago nel 1990 ha iniziato ad affiancare il ruolo di pianista a quello di organista formando un organico col batterista funk Clyde Stubblefield e iniziando un'apprezzata atività professionale. In questo trio con il bassista Joe Sanders e il batterista Matt Wilson, Trudell si pone nel rassicurante alveo del modern ...

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The Dan Trudell Trio: Dan Trudell Plays The Piano

Read "Dan Trudell Plays The Piano" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


The decline of the joyously swinging piano trio has been greatly exaggerated. It may be an endangered species, but it's still out there, roaming the countryside, appearing when you least expect it, and making the occasional trip into a studio. Exhibit A is this fine recording from Dan Trudell, a Midwestern musical treasure who's renowned for his organ playing. Here, he casts aside that behemoth of an instrument and takes to the piano to deliver an ebullient program of music ...


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