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Take Five With Bill Stevens

Read "Take Five With Bill Stevens" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Bill Stevens:Bill Stevens (trumpet and flugelhorn) received a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from Fredonia State University in 1978 and a Masters degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Miami in 1980.

Bill spent the next 10 years playing professionally in Miami, Florida; upstate New York; New York City, San Francisco and Seattle, Washington. He has performed with Billy Eckstine, Earl 'fatha' Hines, Ira Sullivan, Julian Priester, Spyro Gyra and ensembles under ...

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Bill Stevens: Dedication

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Dedications (plural) would be a more appropriate title for this collection of ten compositions by trumpeter/composer Bill Stevens honoring some of his most important influences, including trumpeters Lee Morgan, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw and Miles Davis, as well as pianists/composer/arrangers Gil Evans, McCoy Tyner, Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. Performed by a sextet of less widely known, younger players, much of the music on the date is enjoyable, but taken as a whole the album falls slightly off the mark, ...


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