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Chad Eby Quartet: The Sweet Shel Suite

Read "The Sweet Shel Suite" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Reading poet Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree once again as an adult, it is improbable that one would take away the same message as you did reading the book as a child. The boy in the story grows up playing in the branches of the tree and eating its fruit, eventually cutting the trunk for wood. In the end, the giving tree has nothing left to give, except for a stump to sit on. Is the book about unselfish friendship, ...

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Chad Eby: Broken Shadows

Read "Broken Shadows" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

On Broken Shadows his wonderful second album, Chad Eby doffs his proverbial hat to the magnificent American music that came before him and in doing so, puts it in the current context. He also goes a step further, adding not only his own vocal-style interpretations of music from Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, Thad Jones, Ornette Coleman and Branford Marsalis, but also a masterful last post in four parts he calls “Epitaph." This tribute is played in character--for Dewey Redman, Steve ...

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Chad Eby: Broken Shadows

Read "Broken Shadows" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Attention grabbing music these days is either accomplished by the loudest voice (American Idol anybody?) or the rudest performance. While not saying jazz has descended to that level, certainly the squeakiest wheel often gets the most attention. Then again, hearing a genuine voice like saxophonist Chad Eby reaffirms the instinct that an authoritative performance from a rock steady musician need not be imprudent to get noticed.

This trio session, with bassist Steve Haines and drummer Jason Marsalis packs ...

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Chad Eby: Triptych

Read "Triptych" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Chad Eby is no household name in Jazz- yet. But on this, his debut record, the multireedist Eby shows the kind of maturity and musicality that elude many on their debut record, and as such, he deserves no small amount of notice.

Eby has played with Brad Leali, Wessell Anderson, Steve Turre, Victor Atkins, Scott Amendola, Clarence Seay, and was a member of the Sarah Morrow quintet for her cd release tour in France a few years ago. He can ...


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