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Clifford Brown-Max Roach Project at the Piedmont Piano Company

Read "Clifford Brown-Max Roach Project at the Piedmont Piano Company" reviewed by Harry S. Pariser

Clifford Brown-Max Roach ProjectPiedmont Piano CompanyOakland, CAAugust 10, 2013“[Clifford Brown's] technique was, for him, to use the facility and bring up the quality of a trumpet player in relation to having his trumpet expressed as a voice. He not only had the technique, he had the love. The sound he would get was something we used to talk about as if it were a flower." align=right>--Don Cherry

It was June 25, 1956, a ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Scotty Barnhart: Say It Plain

Read "Say It Plain" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

After many years as part of the supporting cast, Scotty Barnhart is taking that step forward as lead actor. The trumpeter mixes old and new, in varying styles, with his debut, Say It Plain. Barnhart spent 17 years as featured trumpet soloist with the Count Basie Orchestra and was also part of the Marcus Roberts Quintet. A graduate of Florida A&M University, he is now professor of jazz trumpet at Florida State University.

Say It Plain is an ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Scotty Barnhart: Say It Plain

Read "Say It Plain" reviewed by Warren Allen

Jazz tradition is a tricky thing. Play too far within it, and there's the risk of being called limited or unimaginative. Venture too far away, and critics worry more about finding a label than hearing the sound. It leads to headaches and debates, which trumpet player Scotty Barnhart avoids completely with a debut album that is unquestionably listenable, superbly technical, and, without a doubt, jazz.

Anything that turns Coltrane's “Giant Steps" into a bobbing New Orleans second line march, complete ...


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