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Bob Sneider/Mike Melito/Phil Flanigan: All Through the Night

Read "All Through the Night" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

If this disc is any indication of the caliber of jazz musicians in the Rochester, New York area, then it would seem that the music is in good hands around said environs. So the story goes, guitarist Bob Sneider has played an integral part in leading the nightly jam sessions that occur during the duration of each year's Rochester International Jazz Festival, and this studio date is somewhat of a homage to those sets. No stranger to the jazz scene ...

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Bob Sneider / Mike Melito / Phil Flanigan: All Through the Night

Read "All Through the Night" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

No one will be able to sleep all through this night, a collection of bright, swinging performances from this gifted Rochester trio, whose long and happy association is evident in their relaxed, empathic interplay. Here, guitarist Bob Sneider, bassist Phil Flanigan and drummer Mike Melito are joined by a stellar guest roster, creating a pleasing balance between the five trio and six quartet tracks. It's a solid and spirited session that includes some lesser-known tunes by Jackie McLean and Billy ...

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Peter Lipa: Beatles In Blue(s)

Read "Beatles In Blue(s)" reviewed by Mark Sabbatini

There's two ways to really enjoy the Beatles: 1) play the real thing; or 2) listen to covers like William Shatner's “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" or Jim Carey's “I Am The Walrus."

A few artists successfully record quality versions of songs by the Fab Four, but it's a rare and risky proposition. Proof is listening to vocalist Peter Lipa attempt a heartfelt set of jazz interpretations that unfortunately are more parody than praiseworthy, but nowhere near ...


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