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Eli Newberger: Music Maker, Medicine Man

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Such is the nature of jazz tuba that few prominent players are household names outside their genre. Can you name “the Art Tatum of the tuba" or a “the Clifford Brown of the tuba"? Many of these instrumental performers are part-timers. Only, don't tell Eli Newberger that jazz is his secondary field: it ranks solidly in a two-way tie with his role as physician, lecturer and consultant in pediatric matters.

To jazz fans, Newberger is perhaps best-known as co-founder and ...

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Eli Newberger/Jimmy Mazzy/Butch Thompson: The Men They Will Become

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As a music critic, one must always try to have open ears, and appreciate music from different cultures, genres, and time periods. Also, one must recognize that a lot of hard work and money go into the making of a CD, and regardless of the artistic merit of the finished product, that effort should be commended. That being said, I must admit I don't like this record. The music on the disc is comprised mostly of old standards from the ...


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