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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Larry Coryell: Heavy Feel

Read "Heavy Feel" reviewed by Maurizio Comandini

Con questo Heavy Feel il chitarrista Larry Coryell cerca di ripercorrere le strade che aveva battuto tanti anni fa, all'inizio della sua carriera solistica. Allora gli album si chiamavano Coryell, Lady Coryell, Basics, Fairyland e Spaces. Tanta acqua è passata sotto ai ponti e Coryell ha vissuto stagioni diverse che lo hanno visto diventare dapprima uno ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Steve Smith: Drummer For All Seasons

Read "Steve Smith: Drummer For All Seasons" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Drummer Steve Smith has traced the history of jazz drumming--pretty much most of American music drumming--in his storied career that has seen him drive big bands, small jazz combos, and fiery fusion groups, including tenures with Jean Luc Ponty and the rock band Journey.

Though sometimes--as in the case of jazz-rock fusion--he was thrown ...

ARTICLE: BIG BAND REPORT

Buddy Rich: The Beat Goes On

Read "Buddy Rich: The Beat Goes On" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Was Buddy Rich really “the world's greatest drummer"? The answer to that speculative question is debatable, of course, and opinions may vary, as they no doubt do on what kind of a person (or persons) he was when not weaving his particular brand of magic behind a drum kit. Buddy's remarkable talents as a drummer and ...

ARTICLE: BIG BAND REPORT

Buddy Rich: In a Zone of His Own

Read "Buddy Rich: In a Zone of His Own" reviewed by Jack Bowers

One of the channels that came with my Dish Network package is Classic Arts Showcase, which is a treasure trove of film clips documenting classical, ballet, folk, pop and other forms of music that one is unlikely to see anywhere else (although some footage is presumably available on YouTube, which more and more seems to encompass ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Jazz Bridge presents special Jazz Appreciation Month celebration @ the Collingswood Community Center Thurs. April 5th!

Appearing at the Collingswood Community Center, 30 E. Collings Ave. in Collingswood, NJ (08108) on Thursday, April 5th will be a special edition of “Miller Time" to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month, featuring saxophonist Mike Pracher, guitarist Brian Betz, organist Chris Simonini and drummer Jim Miller. One Show: 7:30-9 p.m. Admission: $10/$5 for students. No advance sales. Free ...

NEWS: EVENT

Jazz Bridge presents Miller Time special Jazz Appreciation Month celebration @ the Collingswood Community Center Thurs. April 5th!

Jazz Bridge presents Miller Time special Jazz Appreciation Month celebration @ the Collingswood Community Center Thurs. April 5th!

Appearing at the Collingswood Community Center, 30 E. Collings Ave. in Collingswood, NJ (08108) on Thursday, April 5th will be a special edition of Miller Time to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month, featuring saxophonist Mike Pracher, guitarist Brian Betz, organist Chris Simonini and drummer Jim Miller. One Show: 7:30-9 p.m. Admission: $10/$5 for students. No advance sales. Free ...

Take Five With Dave Wilson

Read "Take Five With Dave Wilson" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Dave Wilson: Dave Wilson was born and raised in Bronxville, NY. As the leader of his own jazz groups, the Dave Wilson Quartet/Crazeology, Wilson and his band mates are known for their groundbreaking improvisations along with creative individualistic compositions and unique arrangements of standards. Wilson was also co- leader for many years, with the great ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Roger Rosenberg: Baritone Madness

Read "Roger Rosenberg: Baritone Madness" reviewed by John Coltelli

It was a late morning in a junior high school located in Long Beach, New York when a lonely, rarely used baritone saxophone chose an adolescent student named Roger Rosenberg as its sole and rightful owner. Moved by his music teachers' offer that whoever was willing to learn the instrument could own it, the youthful student ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Steve Marcus: Steve Marcus Project

Read "Steve Marcus Project" reviewed by Ivana Ng

Steve Marcus Project contains some of the tenor and soprano saxophonist's last recorded performances (he died in October 2005), but oddly opens with “Oleo, recorded by his sidemen--guitarist Bill Bickford, bassist Rick Petrone and percussionist Joe Corsello--without him. The fact that Marcus does not play on the first track sets a certain tone; one keeps expecting ...