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Album Review

Eddie Henderson: Witness To History

Read "Witness To History" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


Make no mistake: it is the hot buttered soul, “Shaft"-like theme of “Scorpio Rising" that first snags one's attention. But once snagged, the old cool sets in and Witness To History, trumpeter Eddie Henderson's self curated soundtrack, unwinds with a wicked fervor. A deep, wicked joy. Henderson--who has pretty much seen it all from the impulsive, jazz rock Realization (Capricorn, 1973) through The Cookers to the still palpable Shuffle and Deal (Smoke Avenue, 2020)--looks back for a PBS ...

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Gerald Cannon: Live At Dizzy's Club: The Music of Elvin & McCoy

Read "Live At Dizzy's Club: The Music of Elvin & McCoy" reviewed by Pierre Giroux


In the heart of the jazz universe, bassist Gerald Cannon pays homage to a couple of legendary figures Elvin Jones and McCoy Tyner with his album Live at Dizzy's Club: The Music of Elvin & McCoy. Not only is the recording an acknowledgement of the many years Cannon spent playing with Elvin and McCoy, but it is also a virtuosic tribute to the drummer and pianist who defined their dynamic interplay as part of the John Coltrane Quartet during the ...

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Radio & Podcasts

John Ellis, Donald Vega & Gerald Cannon

Read "John Ellis, Donald Vega & Gerald Cannon" reviewed by Joe Dimino


On the first episode of 2024, we begin with celebrated bassist Gerald Cannon live at Dizzy's Club in New York City. From there, we play releases from late 2023 and new music from 2024 including music from John Ellis, Kelly Jefferson, Mark Burnell and Christian Dillingham. Veteran musicians Donald Vega and Marius Van Den Brink also add some good flavor to this initial hour of 2024 jazz. The show comes to a close with Chris Mondak and material off his ...

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Eddie Henderson: Witness To History

Read "Witness To History" reviewed by Dave Linn


Dr. Eddie Henderson, 82 years old at the time of writing in 2023, has one of the most interesting stories in modern jazz and is a true Renaissance man. His parents were entertainers; his mother was a dancer at the original Cotton Club while his father was a member of the popular singing group Billy Williams and the Charioteers. Later, his stepfather was a doctor to Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Duke Ellington. When he was nine years old, his ...

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Jason Marshall: New Beginnings

Read "New Beginnings" reviewed by Pierre Giroux


Impresario extraordinaire and multi-talented saxophonist Cory Weeds has picked up the challenge to acknowledge the contribution of black musicians to jazz music in these uncertain times. Working with trumpeter and producer Jeremy Pelt, this album New Beginnings by baritone saxophonist Jason Marshall, would be the fifth release led by a black artist for The Cellar Music Group. Although his discography may be on the slim side, Marshall's bona fides are first-rate, having studied with top-notch players ...

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Jason Marshall: New Beginnings

Read "New Beginnings" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Anyone who appreciates the thunderous sound of an assertive baritone sax should love New Beginnings, an emphatic quartet date that shines a light on Jason Marshall's muscular horn and keeps it there from start to finish. While his teammates (Marc Cary, piano; Gerald Cannon, bass; Willie Jones III, drums) converse eloquently on every one of the album's eight numbers, Marshall affixes a decisive exclamation mark on every sentence. He does so with exceptional technique and a seemingly ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Gerald Cannon: It's Called Art... Let's Paint!

Read "Gerald Cannon: It's Called Art... Let's Paint!" reviewed by David Bixler


Earlier this year, bassist Gerald Cannon brought a septet to Dizzy's Club that included a front line of Joe Lovano, Eddie Henderson, Sherman Irby, and Steve Turre, along with pianist David Kikoski and the drummer Lenny White. The music features the music of two of Cannon's former employers, Elvin Jones and McCoy Tyner and the performances were captured in an energetic live recording. In this episode of LINER NOTES Gerald reflects on lessons learned in his time playing with Jones ...


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