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Sonny Rollins & Dave Brubeck

Read "Sonny Rollins & Dave Brubeck" reviewed by Joe Dimino

From another legend during the pandemic putting out quality new music, we start the 678th Episode of Neon Jazz with Drummer Joe Farnsworth. He has a great new album out called Time to Swing with a stellar line up and that sets the tone for the hour of music. There have been a host of new albums that are live to counteract the world of jazz that has fallen silent. One such recent release is Sonny Rollins in Holland from ...

INTERVIEW

Joe Farnsworth: Friends In High Places

Read "Joe Farnsworth: Friends In High Places" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Joe Farnsworth is one of the top jazz drummers working today, with a resume that includes some of the absolute greats. His muscular swing and precise timekeeping have been attractive to employers like Wynton Marsalis, Diana Krall, McCoy Tyner, George Coleman, Pharoah Sanders, Eric Alexander, Benny Golson and many more. He likes to say he has friends in high places. True enough. It also helps to have monster chops and a great sense of time and swing, garnered ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Joe Farnsworth: It's Prime Time

Read "It's Prime Time" reviewed by Terrell Kent Holmes

It's Prime Time , by drummer Joe Farnsworth, is an inspired blend of past and present, with a lineup of young lions roaring in the presence of several pantheon-dwelling vets. Their combined talents give this disc, a nod to the hard bop period of the '50s and '60s, a sound that is at once nostalgic and timeless. The opener, “Sweet Poppa," begins with Farnsworth drumming a pedal point intro, followed by tenor man Eric Alexander, who builds a ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Joe Farnsworth: It's Prime Time

Read "It's Prime Time" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Veteran drummer Joe Farnsworth figuratively steps from behind his trap kit to lead some of the musicians for whom he has served as rhythm master in the past fifteen years. Farnsworth has attracted much attention from both the old guard and young Turks alike. The former is represented by Harold Mabern, Benny Golson, Curtis Fuller, and Ron Carter; the latter by Eric Alexander, David Hazeltine, and Jim Rotondi. With a group like this, it is a bit hard to know ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Joe Farnsworth: A Beautiful Friendship

Read "A Beautiful Friendship" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

A name that we'll definitely being hearing more of in the years to come, drummer Joe Farnsworth has developed an enviable reputation in the Big Apple doing what he does best- swinging like mad, booting the soloist along and sounding great while doing all the above! The 31-year-old native of Massachusetts is one of five bothers, all of them musical and all of them fostered by a father who was a trumpeter and teacher himself. Following studies with Alan Dawson ...


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