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Joe Magnarelli at Smalls Jazz Club

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Joe Magnarelli Quintet Smalls Jazz Club New York, NY September 1, 2020 One hundred days may not sound like a particularly long time in the annals of jazz or, for that matter, any human endeavor. Nevertheless, in the midst of a seemingly endless pandemic that has upended every aspect of our lives, Smalls Jazz Club's persistence in presenting live jazz in a streaming format constitutes a bastion of stability and a major lifeline for ...

CATCHING UP WITH

Joe Magnarelli: On Three On Two

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Trumpeter Joe Magnarelli is and has been one of the most respected jazz players on the jazz scene for years. A native of jny: Syracuse, New York, “Mags" has recently returned from a critically well-received European tour and has just announced release of Three On Two for Posi-Tone Records. All About Jazz: Joe, on behalf of All About Jazz, thanks for taking time to speak with us today and catch up. Joe Magnarelli: Thanks, ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Joe Magnarelli: Three On Two

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The majority of trumpeter Joe Magnarelli's leader dates have been no-nonsense, straight ahead quintet outings, so on the surface, it might appear that he's settled into something of a rut. But appearances can be deceiving. Only those who haven't heard Magnarelli's albums would think such a thing. For with each one, he's managed to peel back another layer, revealing new aspects of his artistic persona while also building on his previous work. Magnarelli is living proof that you don't need ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Joe Magnarelli: Lookin' Up!

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Trumpeter Joe Magnarelli has been a jazz scene stalwart for 30 years. Based in New York since 1986 he's worked with a broad range of musicians including Lionel Hampton, Jimmy Cobb and Michael Feinstein and has released a series of albums as leader. Lookin' Up! is his first recording for the Posi-Tone label and it proves to be a fine addition to that label's roster of top-flight straight-ahead jazz.Lookin' Up! is a quintet outing, with trombonist and fellow ...

MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Joe Magnarelli's Trumpet Jams

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Marcus Printup, Ryan Kisor & Joe Magnarelli Jam Session, Vol. 25 SteepleChase 2008 Gratitude SteepleChase 2008 The Marty Sheller Ensemble Why Deny PVR Records 2008 A veteran of the Big Apple jazz scene for 23 years, trumpeter Joe Magnarelli brings a clear tone, crisp articulation and fiery imagination to these sessions. On Jam Session Vol. 25, Magnarelli teams with ...

EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Joe Magnarelli: Persistence

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Joe Magnarelli Persistence Reservoir Music 2008

The stark black and white cover photo of trumpeter Joe Magnarelli peering out at you from the cover of Persistence emits a brooding and a blandness that is light years away from the robust, enjoyable musical experience offered by the music on the disc itself.

Magnarelli, a first-call trumpeter among first-callers, leads an exciting group of other New York musicians (stars ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Joe Magnarelli: Hoop Dreams

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Over the past dozen years trumpeter Joe Magnarelli has gradually transformed a bebop-derived vocabulary into a highly personal style. Utilizing a full-bodied tone that never turns strident, Magnarelli invites the listener to focus on the substantive dimensions of his playing, rather than drawing attention to technique, velocity and influences. Beautifully crafted melodies spring from his horn in varying shapes and sizes. Sometimes he'll sustain a chain of thought for several measures; in other instances he'll parcel out a complete idea ...


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