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Brad Goode: That's Right!

Read "That's Right!" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello

The first collaboration between trumpeter Brad Goode and saxophonist Ernie Watts is a case study in superior musicianship and improvisation. It also illustrates how two frontline performers and their supporting band can achieve excellence as a creative ensemble.

The kickoff, “Half Moon," an original from pianist Adrean Farrugia, is reminiscent of the popular ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Brad Goode, Brad Turner and More New Releases

Read "Brad Goode, Brad Turner and More New Releases" reviewed by Bob Osborne

This week we feature excellent new albums by Brad Goode, Brad Turner, Gregory Rivkin and Samuel Blais alongside some other new releases and archive picks.

Playlist Brad Goode Quintet “Half Moon" from That's Right (Origin Records) 00:00 Brad Turner “Ups and Downs" from Pacific (Cellar Live) 09:34 Gregory Rivkin “Portrait of Elvin" from ...

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David Caffey Jazz Orchestra: All In One

Read "All In One" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Although it is alluded to only in Kabir Sehgal's informative liner notes, the first four numbers on composer / arranger David Caffey's new CD comprise the All in One Suite, a musical salute to the social, cultural and ethnic diversity that has forever been a hallmark of American society as well as to the frame of ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Brad Goode: That's Right!

Read "That's Right!" reviewed by Jim Trageser

With a fat, rich tone somewhere between French classical trumpeter Maurice André and the flugelhorn of Chuck Mangione, Brad Goode has the ultimate calling card for a jazz player: An immediately recognizable sound. The fact that he's also got an upper register to rival Maynard Ferguson makes Goode one of the most underknown of jazz players. ...

NEWS: RECORDING

'That's Right!,' The Recording Debut Of Trumpeter Brad Goode's Quintet Featuring Tenor Titan Ernie Watts, Set For October 19 Release By Origin Records

'That's Right!,' The Recording Debut Of Trumpeter Brad Goode's Quintet Featuring Tenor Titan Ernie Watts, Set For October 19 Release By Origin Records

That’s Right!, the recording debut of trumpeter Brad Goode’s quintet featuring tenor titan Ernie Watts, documents the virtuosity and versatility of one of the tightest working bands on the contemporary jazz scene. Set for October 19 release by Origin Records, the album is a powerful showcase for Goode’s ideal quintet as well as the soloing chops ...

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Cassio Vianna: Infância

Read "Infância" reviewed by Jack Bowers

As composer / arranger Cassio Vianna was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, an argument could be made that there is rhythm in his genes. The notion is underscored on Infancia, Vianna's debut recording as leader of his well-schooled Jazz Orchestra, a bright and thematic excursion on which the seductive rhythms of his native Brazil ...

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Monika Ryan: Windmills

Read "Windmills" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Jazz vocalist Monika Ryan has recorded a series of albums as leader since 2000 with the sensuous and audacious Windmills, a tribute to the lyrics of composers Alan and Marilyn Bergman, one of her latest projects. Voicing a repertoire of beautiful love songs and ballads, Ryan caresses the lyrics of each song with a measure of ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Dominican Jazz from Summit Records: The Dominican Jazz Project & Socrates Garcia Latin Jazz Orchestra

Read "Dominican Jazz from Summit Records: The Dominican Jazz Project & Socrates Garcia Latin Jazz Orchestra" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

There must be something in the air, as the Dominican Republic suddenly finds representation on two latin jazz releases from Summit Records. The Dominican Jazz Project grew out of pianist Stephen Anderson's visit to the 2014 Jazzomania Jazz Festival in Santo Domingo. After an additional visit--and additional new musical friendships--the group agreed to record together. So ...

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Socrates Garcia Latin Jazz Orchestra: Back Home

Read "Back Home" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Back Home, the debut recording by composer / arranger / musicologist Socrates Garcia's Latin Jazz Orchestra, combines the best of two worlds: ardent Latin jazz that never forswears its roots, and emphatic American-designed big-band swing that provides a solid framework for Garcia's picturesque Latin / American excursions. Garcia, who was born in the Dominican Republic, is ...

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Justin Haynes: Shoeless in Georgetown

Read "Shoeless in Georgetown" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Shoeless in Georgetown (there's a story there, but that's for another time) was recorded in April 2015 before an enthusiastic audience at Knox College in Galesburg, IL. The leader of the band is Justin Haynes. What is known is that Haynes, who holds a masters degree in Jazz Composition, teaches (music, of course) at schools in ...