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Emmet Cohen Trio At Gates Concert Hall

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Emmet Cohen Trio June Swaner Gates Concert Hall Denver, CO February 3, 2024 Neither snow nor rain nor gloom of night will keep Emmet Cohen fans from coming out to see him and his trio perform in concert. That was the case last Saturday night at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts. Bundled up to brave the impact of a recent snowstorm, concertgoers showed up well before the doors opened. Swaddled ...

Radio & Podcasts

Emmet Cohen On His Current Tour And Latest Release

Read "Emmet Cohen On His Current Tour And Latest Release" reviewed by Steven Roby

Jazz pianist and composer Emmet Cohen is one of his generation's pivotal figures in music and the related arts. Leader of the Emmet Cohen Trio and creator of the Masters Legacy Series, he's an internationally acclaimed jazz artist, a dedicated educator, and a finalist in the 2011 Thelonious Monk International Piano Competition.On this episode, we featured and discussed the songs “Just The Way You Are." and “Isn't It Romantic" and talked about his current tour.Thanks for ...

Radio & Podcasts

Wendell Harrison, Kris Berg, Houston Person & Emmet Cohen

Read "Wendell Harrison, Kris Berg, Houston Person & Emmet Cohen" reviewed by Joe Dimino

The 833rd Episode of Neon Jazz is a year end showcase featuring some wonderful modern jazz released in 2023. We begin with pianist Emmet Cohen who came to greater prominence during the pandemic where he also collaborated with Houston Person. From there, we hear from Dan Balmer, Wendell Harrison, Joshua Redman and Kris Berg. In between, we get some tasty tracks from Jennifer Wharton, Herb Silverstein and Paris Red. We close out the hour with The Flying Horse Big Band. ...

Album Review

Emmet Cohen: Master Legacy Series Volume 5 Featuring Houston Person

Read "Master Legacy Series Volume 5 Featuring Houston Person" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

From its languid beginning, saxophonist Houston Person's own warmly engaging “Why Not?," to its closing, Etta James' slinky seduction “Sunday Kind of Love," Emmet Cohen's Master Legacy Series Vol. 5 Featuring Houston Person is a decidedly laid-back affair, unlike much of its predecessors which featured Jimmy Cobb, Ron Carter, George Coleman, Benny Golson and Albert “Tootie" Heath. Maybe that is just the eighty-eight year old Person's influence. His big tone and big presence fill the studio with a ...

Album Review

Benny Benack III: Third Time's The Charm

Read "Third Time's The Charm" reviewed by Jack Bowers

While it remains to be seen whether rising star Benny Benack III's third album as leader is a charm (that is up to the listener), it is definitely a charmer, with delightful turns by trumpeter (and vocalist) Benack and pianist Emmet Cohen complementing stellar performances by a number of well-known and talented guest artists. This is basically a quintet date (Benack, Cohen, tenor saxophonist Ruben Fox, bassist Russell Hall, drummer Kyle Poole) enriched by star turns along ...

Album Review

Benny Benack III: Third Time's The Charm

Read "Third Time's The Charm" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Though the title of this third album from multihyphenate Benny Benack III might imply misfires with his first two go-rounds, the truth really runs contrary to that line of reasoning. One of a Kind (BB3, 2017), while flying under the radar, introduced some listeners to a talent far too large to be contained; and A Lot of Livin' To Do (La Reserve, 2020) proved to be a strong follow-up statement, earning greater attention and acclaim for a dashing leading man ...

Album Review

Alex Weitz: Rule of Thirds

Read "Rule of Thirds" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Tenor saxophonist Alex Weitz's third album, Rule of Thirds, is a quartet date with guests--on seven of its nine tracks. In addition to playing tenor, Weitz wrote all but one of those numbers, Cole Porter's seductive “Love for Sale." Like many saxophonists these days, Weitz has excellent technique, which means he plays a lot of notes, and does that quite well. To his credit, he doesn't lean exclusively on that aspect of his talent, slowing the pace on several numbers ...


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