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Jay Hoggard

Vibraphonist, Composer Jay Hoggard’s music has touched the hearts and souls of listeners around Planet Earth for 40 years. Jay Hoggard has long ranked with the greatest vibraphone innovators. Jay’s music is positive, spiritual, uplifting, and happy. He masterfully draws on traditional and contemporary musical vocabulary to develop new directions for the vibraphone. Jay seamlessly blends jazz and gospel roots with African marimba rhythms. His performance repertoire represents the three B’s of the jazz tradition (Blues, Bop, Ballads) with original innovations. Born in Washington, DC, Jay Hoggard was raised in Mt

The Creative Music Improvisers Forum: New Haven's AACM

Read "The Creative Music Improvisers Forum: New Haven's AACM" reviewed by Daniel Barbiero

The late 1960s through the 1970s and '80s were difficult years for jazz and jazz-derived improvised music, but they were also years that saw musicians--by necessity--respond to these difficulties with creative solutions. With first the rise and then the commercial dominance during those years of rock music and the corresponding eclipse of jazz, creative musicians in ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Giacomo Gates: G8S

Read "G8S" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello

2018 worldwide news reports have detailed all sorts of technologically-assisted archaeological finds. In the US, a previously unreleased John Coltrane album and other musical discoveries have popped up. And--whaddya know?--here is an unreleased and enhanced set of tracks from the Hipster to the Hip, Giacomo Gates. And it is a helluva find, you dig?

Harlem Hieroglyphs

Label: JHVM Recordings
Released: 2016
Track listing: 1. If I Were a Bell 2. Harlem Jazzbirds Swingin' and Swayin' 3. Let Me Make It Clear 4. I Am Free 5. Everything Must Change 6. Piety and Redemption 7. A Walk Through the Colorful Forest 8. Sonic Hieroglyphics 9. I'm Gonna Show You That I Love You 10. On a Wing and a Prayer 11. Airegin 12. I Live Because I Breathe 13. Disposable Consumption, Pt. 1 14. Sunlight Thru Pine and Mahogany 15. Mystical Cycles of Skin, Wood, and Metal 16. My Love 17. Pleasant Memories 18. Disposable Consumption, Pt. 2

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Harlem Hieroglyphs - A Jazz, Blues, And Ballads Concert With The Jay Hoggard Quartet On Saturday, November 19 At Fieldston School Student-Faculty Lounge (Bronx, NY)

Harlem Hieroglyphs - A Jazz, Blues, And Ballads Concert With The Jay Hoggard Quartet On Saturday, November 19 At Fieldston School Student-Faculty Lounge (Bronx, NY)

Jay Hoggard and his quartet will perform ballads, bop, and blues, and music that blends jazz and gospel roots with African Marimba rhythms on Saturday, November 19 at 8:00pm at Fieldston School Student-Faculty Lounge, 3901 Fieldston Road in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. Music for the concert, written by Hoggard, is on his newest two-disk ...

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Taylor Ho Bynum: Enter the PlusTet

Read "Enter the PlusTet" reviewed by Troy Collins

Taylor Ho Bynum continues to delve into the endless possibilities of large ensemble writing on Enter the PlusTet, the debut of his newest band of the same name. Following in the footsteps of Navigation, his ambitious multi-format sextet and septet recording (Firehouse 12, 2012), this lean set finds the vanguard cornetist more than doubling the size ...

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Chris Dingman: The Subliminal and the Sublime

Read "The Subliminal and the Sublime" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Search the word “subliminal" and you get the following: “below the threshold of sensation or consciousness; perceived by or affecting someone's mind without their being aware of it." Do the same for “sublime" and you have to be sure you include the word “definition" or else you get the website for the popular ska- metal band. ...

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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 ...

Christmas Vibes All Thru The Year

Label: JHVM Recordings
Released: 2013
Track listing: 1. Joy to World 2. Let It Snow 3. Over My Head I Hear Music in the Air/Go Tell It On the Mountain 4. Winter Wonderland 5. And They'll Know We Are Christians By Our Love 6. We Three Kings/What Child Is This 7. Silent Night/Away in a Manger/O Holy Night 8. I Want Love, I Don't Want Hate, I Want Peace I Don't Want War 9. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas 10. Let Me Make It Clear, Christmas Vibes All Thru the Year 11. Rejoice Ye Pure in Heart 12. Little Drummer Boy 13. Deliver the Word, God Loves You

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2013 Yuletide Offerings

Read "2013 Yuletide Offerings" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

It's clear that the holidays are coming when the mercury dips and the cheery tidings of the season are balanced out by shopping-fueled malaise. When it comes to music, said shopping is often centered on a series of new holiday-themed releases that seem to arrive like clockwork in the weeks and months prior to Christmas; this ...


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