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Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble: Motown Meets Jazz at the Annenberg Center

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Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble Annenberg Center: Harold Prince Theater Motown Meets Jazz Philadelphia, PA December 11, 2015 Philadelphia-based Lifeline Music Coalition has for over a decade sponsored jazz events which are eclectic in taste and attract fans by making the music listenable and providing enjoyable atmospherics. Thus it has been with their Philadelphia Jazz and Poetry Festival, West Oak Lane Jazz and Arts Festival, Woodmere Art Museum Jazz Series, and Philadelphia United Jazz Festival. ...

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Philadelphia United Jazz Festival 2015

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Philadelphia United Jazz Festival Broad and South Street Philadelphia, PA September 14, 2015 If this review reads more like an op-ed piece than a detailed concert review, circumstances made it happen that way and enthusiasm created it. On the run, after grabbing a cannoli and a double espresso in the Italian Market, this reviewer had only just enough time to stop by at the Philadelphia United Jazz Festival to say hello to his friends, ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Warren Oree and the Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble: Man Bites Dog

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This lively, creative collection of originals by Philadelphia bassist Warren Oree and his Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble swings in a straight-ahead yet sometimes provocative way. There is a suggestion of jazz as social commentary, a theme set by another bassist, the late Charles Mingus. The cover art portrays the group as individualistic rebels, and their playing is dead earnest. They want you to know that “they mean you," to paraphrase the title of Thelonious Monk's tune, although it isn't always clear ...


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