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Blue Note 50ths, American Pianists Association Winners & More

Read "Blue Note 50ths, American Pianists Association Winners & More" reviewed by Marc Cohn

A light schedule of Blue Note 50th anniversaries this month: Hank Mobley's The Flip. But we missed a Thad Jones, Mel Lewis Orchestra recording (originally on Solid State but reissued on Blue Note) last month due to an error in our working discography. So, we feature album that as well. To celebrate Blue Note's 80th anniversary, we feature BN-11 from the Pete Johnson Blues Trio. The American Pianists Association held their jazz competition this spring, and we have ...

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The Emmet Cohen Trio at The Jazz Corner

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The Emmet Cohen Trio The Jazz Corner Hilton Head Island February 1-2, 2019 The Emmet Cohen Trio have been together for five years and it shows. Dynamic bassist Russell Hall from Kingston, Jamaica hummed along to the bass and ebullient, dramatic drummer Kyle Poole made up the trio. They opened near to the start of jazz with a Scott Joplin tune “Original Rags," the first of his music to be copyrighted in 1899. ...

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Emmet Cohen Trio: Dirty in Detroit

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It's very comforting to know that, in a year of intense turmoil on every possible level, firebrand pianist Emmet Cohen bookended an otherwise dire 2018 with his hotly-received Masters Legacy Series Volume 2, featuring Ron Carter, and ended the year with this palpably joyful romp Dirty In Detroit. Ready to party and blow off steam on the last night of a long tour, Dirty In Detroit was recorded live in September 2017 at Detroit's ever-hopping Dirty Dog Jazz ...

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Emmet Cohen: Master Legacy Series, Volume 2

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Let's not mince words. Everything you want from a great jazz trio recording -electricity, pacing, innovation, dynamic virtuosity and interplay, flights of fancy and passion -are found in great abundance on Emmet Cohen's newest Master Legacy Series Volume 2. Recorded live June, 2017 in Vancouver, B.C., pianist Cohen, featured elder and bassist extraordinaire Ron Carter and drummer Evan Sherman (who, though in his mid-20's, plays here like an old master) lock in and swing mightily. Cole Porter's “All ...

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Emmet Cohen Featuring Jimmy Cobb: Masters Legacy Series, Volume 1

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Young pianist Emmet Cohen has a reverence for the history of jazz and a deep abiding yearning to preserve the music of the masters and to this end, Cohen developed the concept of a Masters Legacy Series intended to be a collection of recordings and interviews with various living jazz icons who began their careers fifty or sixty-years-ago. Volume one celebrates and documents the music of Jimmy Cobb, arguably one of the finest drum masters of our time, and is ...

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Emmet Cohen Featuring Jimmy Cobb: Masters Legacy Series, Volume 1

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Pianist Emmet Cohen aims to honor the jazz masters. He starts with drummer Jimmy Cobb, on the Masters Legacy Series, Volume 1, a mostly piano trio affair featuring Cobb himself in the the drummer's chair. Cobb is best known for his participation in one of the jazz world's most famous recording, Miles Davis' Kind Of Blue (Columbia Records, 1959). He also played on Davis Someday My Prince will Come (1961), Sketches Of Spain (1960), Porgy And Bess, 1959), ...

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Emmet Cohen: In The Element

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At the ripe old age of 21, jazz piano prodigy Emmet Cohen has already racked up an impressive list of awards among them, Downbeat's Best Jazz Soloist and Best Jazz Combo (for the Emmet Cohen Trio), placed first in the Kathleen T. and Philip B. Phillip's Piano competition at University of West Florida and was selected as a finalist for the 2011 American Pianist's Association's Cole Porter Fellowship. With In The Element, Cohen makes a brash and bold musical statement ...