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The Chuck Israels Jazz Orchestra: Joyful Noise

Read "Joyful Noise" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Veteran bassist, arranger/composer Chuck Israels has had the good fortune of performing and recording with some of the best jazz musicians on the planet including legends and icons from Billie Holiday, Benny Goodman, Coleman Hawkins to John Coltrane and Stan Getz among many others, though he is best associated with the Bill Evans Trio from 1961 ...

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Retta Christie with David Evans and David Frishberg: Volumes 1 and 2

Read "Retta Christie with David Evans and David Frishberg: Volumes 1 and 2" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Vocalist Retta Christie exists at the curious intersection of country & western, swing and film music. Country music and jazz may seem strange bedfellows, but bedfellows they have been since the 1920s and bandleaders Spade Cooley and Bob Wills, Jay McShann and Count Basie all slumming together in Great Plains dance halls. It is from this ...

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David Evans: Needy Time

Read "Needy Time" reviewed by David King

Call him a scholar, educator, performer, singer, guitarist. David Evans is all of these and, above all else, a preservationist revered for his knowledge of the blues and a commitment to its survival. He has worked preserving the blues for the last forty-five years. He received a Grammy for best album notes for Screamin' and Hollerin' ...

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David Evans: I Didn't Know About You

Read "I Didn't Know About You" reviewed by Elliott Simon

David Evans is an expressive tenor player who, like a unique vocalist, can use his horn to bring a fresh take to a timeless standard. For I Didn't Know About You , he has engaged a top shelf piano trio that has him successfully maneuvering through a wide range of sentiment to inspire an array of ...