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Brian McCarthy: The Better Angels of Our Nature

Read "The Better Angels of Our Nature" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Sassofonista e arrangiatore, insegnante all'Università del Vermont, Brian McCarthy è anche un appassionato di storia e ha pensato di realizzare un concept album ispirato alla guerra civile americana, presentando due suoi brani e sette temi dell'epoca arrangiati per medio organico. In questo nonet troviamo veterani come il trombettista Bill Mobley (già con Harold ...

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Brian McCarthy: Codex

Read "Codex" reviewed by Doug Collette

Whether saxophonist Brian McCarthy's third full-length studio album, Codex, was specifically intended as such, this comparatively simple, bracing quartet project is a refreshing change of pace from its more involved predecessor, The Better Angels of Our Nature (Truth Revolution, 2017). On the surface at least seemingly far less ambitious, the album begins in a ...

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Brian McCarthy Nonet: The Better Angels of Our Nature

Read "The Better Angels of Our Nature" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Brian McCarthy's The Better Angels of Our Nature shares some common ground with Ted Nash whose Big Band collection Presidential Suite (Eight Variations on Freedom) (Motema Music, 2016) explored musical interpretations of great historical speeches including those of John F. Kennedy, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan and Lyndon B. Johnson. McCarthy's focus is inspirited by American ...

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Enter the "Brian McCarthy - This Just In" Giveaway at All About Jazz!

Enter the "Brian McCarthy - This Just In" Giveaway at All About Jazz!

All About Jazz members are invited to enter the “Brian McCarthy - This Just In“ giveaway contest starting today. We'll select FIVE winners at the conclusion of the contest on February 24th. Click here to enter the contest (Becoming a fan of Brian McCarthy at AAJ automatically enters you in the contest.) Good luck! About Brian ...

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Brian McCarthy: This Just In

Read "This Just In" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Jazz is not the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of Vermont but the state, despite its size, has had a long involvement with improvised music. Trumpeters Alan Shorter and Bill Dixon taught at Bennington College and guitarist Attila Zoller founded the Vermont Jazz Center in Brattleboro. In addition to having a small yet ...

Take Five With Brian McCarthy

Read "Take Five With Brian McCarthy" reviewed by Brian McCarthy

Meet Brian McCarthy: A staple of the ongoing music scene from Vermont to New York, equally comfortable in modern jazz settings, Latin ensembles, and funk outfits. Brian is a first-rate saxophonist, arranger, and composer currently performing with Ray Vega's Quintet and the Grippo Funk Band. He has arranged for jazz heavyweights Kenny Garrett and ...

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Saxophonist Brian McCarthy to Play Concert in Greensboro, VT

Burlington-based saxophonist Brian McCarthy brings the New York jazz sound straight to Vermont, though regular performances at Burlington's Discover Jazz Festival and venues across the state. He'll play a special Greensboro concert at 7pm, Monday, August 1st, on the green of the Mountain View Country Club in Greensboro. Picnicking is allowed and encouraged. Born and raised ...


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