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Album Review

Deanna Witkowski: Force of Nature

Read "Force of Nature" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Pianist Deanna Witkowski has been studying the life and work of pianist and composer Mary Lou Williams for twenty years. This has resulted in her writing a biography of the artist, Mary Lou Williams; Music For The Soul (Liturgical Press, 2021) and making this companion album of her interpretations of Williams' music. Working in a trio format with occasional trumpet from Clay Jenkins, Witkowski covers all phases of Williams' musical career, her time writing for Andy Kirk in ...

Wide Open Jazz and Beyond

Bassist Dwayne Dolphin

Read "Bassist Dwayne Dolphin" reviewed by Peter Madsen

The number of fantastic improvising musicians not living in the Big Apple has got to be enormous. There must be tens of thousands of unknown creative musicians from Minneapolis to Albany and from Dresden to Osaka living a passionate jazz life struggling to get gigs in their local clubs and recording CD's to sell to their friends and neighbors. Whether hating the idea of living in NYC, fearing the competition or just not having enough bread to survive there, they ...

Album Review

Herbie Mann & Phil Woods: Beyond Brooklyn

Read "Beyond Brooklyn" reviewed by George Kanzler

Herbie Mann and Phil Woods met when they were two barely adult beboppers jamming together at a joint called Tony's Bar on Flatbush Ave. in Brooklyn in 1951. A couple years later, Woods would play on Mann's Yardbird Suite LP. They finally shared the front line on an album again with this CD, the last Mann made before he died on July 2, 2003.Beyond Brooklyn is a fine envoi to Mann's career, featuring the flutist in many of ...

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Force of Nature

MCG Jazz


Beyond Brooklyn

MCG Jazz



From: Force of Nature
By Dwayne Dolphin


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