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Mike Holober: Marvin Stamm/Mike Holober Quartet Live @ Maureen's Jazz Cellar

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One of the many things sorely missed in the 2020's COVID situation is that cornerstone of jazz—the live-in-a-club performance. Live at Maureen's Cellar provides a vivid recollection of what pre-plague joy we had.. This fine recording presents that intimate club vibe, offering engaging extended solos, ensemble (and audience) interaction, and the emotional range that jazz delivers uniquely in person. The four Aces—Marvin Stamm, Mike Holober, Mike McGuirk and Dennis Mackrel--offer seven selections: two fine Holober originals and ...

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Marvin Stamm/Mike Holober: Live @ Maureen's Jazz Cellar

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It is hard to overstate the value of long standing working relationships between musicians. When this musical symbiosis is at its best, the result is a genuine understanding and an interpretation of the music in a comprehensive way. Such is the case between flugelhornist Marvin Stamm and pianist Mike Holober on Live @ Maureen's Jazz Cellar. In order to best exemplify the recognition of a shared craft, they have chosen a series of titles from the jazz standard catalogue along ...

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Marvin Stamm: Delaware River Suite/The Nearness of Two

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Bill Mays, Marvin Stamm & Alicia Horn: Inventions Trio Delaware River Suite No Blooze Music 2008 Dena De Rose & Marvin Stamm The Nearness of Two GoFour 2007

Trumpeter/flugelhornist Marvin Stamm is an alum of several orchestras, including those led by Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, plus Thad Jones and Mel Lewis. In recent ...

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Marvin Stamm: Fantasy & Alone Together

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The Marvin Stamm Quartet Alone Together Jazzed Media 2007 Bill Mays The Inventions Trio: Featuring Marvin Stamm & Alisa Horn Palmetto 2007

Marvin Stamm has worked with many big band leaders, including units led by Woody Herman, Thad Jones & Mel Lewis and Stan Kenton. But his lyrical style of trumpet ...

FILM REVIEW

Marvin Stamm Quartet: Alone Together

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The Marvin Stamm Quartet Alone Together Jazzed Media 2007

CD/DVD packages are still relatively unusual, but then the musicians responsible for this one are not your usual collection of players. Marvin Stamm (trumpet and flugelhorn), Bill Mays (piano), Rufus Reid (bass) and Ed Soph (drums) are a positive and cohesive force. They have been playing together for a long time, their first recording, The Stamm/Stoph Project (Marstam Music), released in 2000. Stamm ...

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The Marvin Stamm Quartet: Alone Together

Read "Alone Together" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Alone Together is not only another splendid album by trumpeter Marvin Stamm's quartet (does he ever produce anything less?), it also comes with a bonus--a DVD whose playing sequence duplicates the CD and allows one to see and hear Stamm, pianist Bill Mays, bassist Rufus Reid and drummer Ed Soph as they study one another, alertly interact and carefully work things out in a concert taped on November 2006.

The quartet as it now stands has been performing together for ...

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The Marvin Stamm/Ed Soph Project: Live at Birdland

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There's often a vibe in live performance that isn't easily captured in the studio, especially when the musicians are highly accomplished jazz veterans performing before an appreciative audience. Trumpeter Marvin Stamm and drummer Ed Soph co-lead this wonderful band, recorded live at Birdland in New York City. Bassist Rufus Reid and pianist Bill Mays complete the quartet, which is augmented on four tunes by guitarist John Abercrombie. Stamm's warm, burnished tone on trumpet and flugelhorn melds wonderfully with the tight ...


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