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INTERVIEW

Marvin Stamm: Team Player

Read "Marvin Stamm: Team Player" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Trumpeter Marvin Stamm is known for being part of a gazillion albums, having that ability to go into a studio and play exactly what's required, whether it's for a records by pop singers, jazz artists, Paul McCartney, Donny Hathaway or touring with Frank Sinatra. It's a reputation the highly skilled player earned with hard work. But it's been awhile since the studio days. It's also been awhile since Stamm, 81, sat in the trumpet sections of some of ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Marvin Stamm, Mike Holober, Mike McGuirk, Dennis Mackrel: Live at Maureen's Jazz Cellar

Read "Live at Maureen's Jazz Cellar" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Marvin Stamm, Mike Holober, Mike McGuirk and Dennis Mackrel; when musicians of that caliber gather onstage to record a live supper club session, even the diners snap to attention and harken closely lest any phrase or nuance eludes the ears. Such was the case on a December evening in 2019 at Maureen's Jazz Cellar in Nyack, NY (once home to the incomparable Zoot Sims) when the quartet held its audience in thrall for more than an hour as the tape ...

ALBUM REVIEW

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 ...

ALBUM REVIEW

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

Read "Live @ Maureen's Jazz Cellar" reviewed by Pierre Giroux

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 ...

MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Marvin Stamm: Delaware River Suite/The Nearness of Two

Read "Marvin Stamm: Delaware River Suite/The Nearness of Two" reviewed by Ken Dryden

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 ...

MULTIPLE REVIEWS

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

Read "Marvin Stamm Quartet: Alone Together" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

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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