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Avery Sharpe: 400: An African American Musical Portrait

Read "400: An African American Musical Portrait" reviewed by Troy Dostert

In 1619 the White Lion, a British privateer which had just successfully raided a Spanish slave ship, arrived in the Jamestown colony with its contraband cargo of twenty-some African slaves. Thus began the tumultuous legacy of the African American experience in North America—a four-hundred-year saga that bassist Avery Sharpe traces skilfully and poignantly on 400: An ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Twilight World - Celebrating Marian McPartland, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Joni 75

Read "Twilight World - Celebrating Marian McPartland, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Joni 75" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

The penultimate week of Women's History Month broadcast includes new releases from guitarist Mimi Fox, trombonists Naomi Moon Siegel and Natalie Cressman, pianist Lara Downes, the group Five Play led by drummer Sherrie Maricle and vocalists Sivan Arbel and Patrice Jegou, as well as a first listen to the live recording of Joni Mitchell''s 75th year ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Reissued Eric Dolphy and new sounds from Federica Michisanti

Read "Reissued Eric Dolphy and new sounds from Federica Michisanti" reviewed by Bob Osborne

The release of 1963 recordings from Eric Dolphy on Musical Prophet together with new music from Italian bassist Federica Michisanti, alongside a broad selection of older tracks make up an eclectic show.

Playlist Eric Dolphy “Jitterbug Waltz" from Musical Prophet: The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions (Resonance) 00:00 Federica Michisanti Horn Trio ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

New England Public Radio Fetes Tom Reneys 30 Years Of Jazz Broadcasting

New England Public Radio Fetes Tom Reneys 30 Years Of Jazz Broadcasting

Institutes Endowment to Ensure Continuation of Jazz Programming Mayor Domenic Sarno entered a reception at the Community Music School of Springfield (Mass.) on a Sunday afternoon, seeking out the guest of honor, Tom Reney. Upon finding him, the mayor extended his hand and, greeting Reney like an old friend, simply said, “Mr. Jazz.” That appellation sums-up the attitude of the friends, family, and listeners ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Onaje Allan Gumbs: Bloodlife: Solo Piano Improvisations Based on the Melodies of Ronald Shannon Jackson

Read "Bloodlife: Solo Piano Improvisations Based on the Melodies of Ronald Shannon Jackson" reviewed by John Kelman

Best known for his mainstream work with Woody Shaw on classic albums like The Moontrane (Muse, 1975) and Stepping Stones (Columbia, 1978), it may come as a surprise to learn that pianist Onaje Allan Gumbs was not just a friend and mentor to Ronald Shannon Jackson, but that he also played on the drummer's Decode Yourself ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Angel City Jazz Festival: Hollywood, CA, Oct. 5, 2012

Read "Angel City Jazz Festival: Hollywood, CA, Oct. 5, 2012" reviewed by Chuck Koton

Angel City Jazz Festival
John Anson Ford Amphitheater
Hollywood, CA
October 7, 2012

A bright, golden sun, cobalt sky and cool breeze welcomed Southland jazz lovers to the friendly confines of the John Anson Ford Amphitheater for the fifth annual Angel City Jazz Festival. Eagerly anticipated by serious and passionate jazz aficionados, the festival's founder, ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Violinist John Blake in Media on January 18th

Violinist John Blake in Media on January 18th

Appearing at Jazz in Media! at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 145 W. Rose Tree Road in Media PA, on January 18th, 2012 will be jazz violinist John Blake Jr. with his band. One Show: 7:30-9 p.m. $10/$5 students. No advance sales. For info: 610-745-3011. Free refreshments and free on-site parking. John Blake, Jr. has been one of ...

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Avery Sharpe CD Release Celebration at Creole Restaurant in NYC on October 7th, 2011 and October 8th, 2011.

Avery Sharpe CD Release Celebration at Creole Restaurant in NYC on October 7th, 2011 and October 8th, 2011.

Please come down and join us at Creole Restaurant for a memorable night of great jazz music, food & atmosphere! Bassist, Avery Sharpe will be performing songs from his latest CD Running Man with the original recording artists: Onaje Allan Gumbs: Piano; Yoron Israel: Drums; Craig Handy: Sax; Maya Sharpe: Vocals. Avery Sharpe has a history with famous ...

Avery Sharpe: Running Man

Read "Running Man" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Avery Sharpe has an extensive history as a bandleader, a composer and a first-call bassist with musicians such as Yusef Lateef, and Pat Metheny. He was also McCoy Tyner's bassist for almost 20 years. No surprise, then, that Running Man is a rhythmically strong album of straight-ahead jazz tunes.

The bassist's compositions move ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Jazz Bassist Avery Sharpe Performing on Cape Cod on Saturday, April 30, with Bart Weismann Jazz Group

Master bassist Avery Sharpe is performing with the Bart Weismann Jazz Group at the Grand Cru Wine Bar & Grill in the Cape Codder Restort in Hyannis, Cape Cod, on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 11:00 p.m. Sharpe spent over 20 years playing with the McCoy Tyner Quintet, and has performed with Art Blakley, John Blake, Elvin Jones and other ...