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NEWS: RECORDING

Trumpeter/Composer - Glenn Makos Quartet: "The Michel Legrand Project" - Release Date: April 3 on Stop Time Records

Trumpeter/Composer - Glenn Makos Quartet: "The Michel Legrand Project" - Release Date: April 3 on Stop Time Records

New York based trumpeter and composer Glenn Makos' newest release The Michel Legrand Project with his quartet reimagines the music of Michel Legrand as Legrand celebrates his 85th birthday in 2017. The genesis of the project was the result of a kitchen renovation. “With all of the construction noise in my house, I had a difficult ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Craig Yaremko Organ Trio: CYO3

Read "CYO3" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

When saxophonist Craig Yaremko was in college at the New School, one of his mentors--the esteemed Jane Ira Bloom--heard him playing with an organ group. Right then and there she said, “Craig, your sound was made to play with an organ trio." Now, more than a decade later, Yaremko is proving her right.

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Pop-Culture Blues

Read "Pop-Culture Blues" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The blues, as it turns out, has many shades; an enduring art form that has been an integral part of the language of jazz since its beginning (if not before). Some aspects of the blues are readily perceived, others not so much. “The common thread," Michael Treni writes in his astute liner notes to Pop-Culture Blues, ...

ARTICLE: BIG BAND CARAVAN

Kris Berg & the Metroplexity Big Band / Michael Treni Big Band / Millennium Jazz Orchestra

Read "Kris Berg & the Metroplexity Big Band / Michael Treni Big Band / Millennium Jazz Orchestra" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Kris Berg & the Metroplexity Big Band

This Time / Last Year

MAMA Records

2012

Until now, bassist / educator Kris Berg, who oversees the Jazz Studies program at Collin College near Dallas, TX, has been widely known and respected as someone who writes and arranges songs for others to play. ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Bandleader Michael Treni Continues His Resurgence With "Boys Night Out," A Powerhouse Session Showcasing His 16-piece Orchestra With Jerry Bergonzi

Bandleader Michael Treni Continues His Resurgence With "Boys Night Out," A Powerhouse Session Showcasing His 16-piece Orchestra With Jerry Bergonzi

A boys’ night out is usually dedicated to the avid pursuit of instant gratification, but in the case of trombonist Michael Treni, this convivial music hang was a long time coming. His fourth release since rededicating himself to music after a successful career in business, Boys Night Out features Treni’s talent-laden 16-piece orchestra. It’s the work ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Cecil’s Big Band with Mike Lee: West Orange, NJ, February 20, 2012

Read "Cecil’s Big Band with Mike Lee: West Orange, NJ, February 20, 2012" reviewed by Bob Kenselaar

Cecil's Big Band with Mike Lee
Cecil's Jazz Club
West Orange, New Jersey
February 20, 2012

A completely packed crowd at Cecil's Jazz Club on a Monday night--not a common scene--but this was the beginning of the club's final week of operation and the final show for Cecil's Big Band. Led by tenor saxophonist Mike ...

Introducing Shawn Baltazor

Read "Introducing Shawn Baltazor" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

Forty-five minutes prior to New Tricks' opening set, Shawn Baltazor began to tote his drum kit from a parking space down the street from Trumpets Jazz Club. Four drums were neatly stacked and secured to a rolling luggage carrier. An oversized sack contained bulky metal hardware and miscellaneous equipment. A cymbal bag with a shoulder strap ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Nathan Eklund Group at Cecil's Jazz Club

Read "Nathan Eklund Group at Cecil's Jazz Club" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

Nathan Eklund Group
Cecil's Jazz Club
West Orange, NJ
September 10, 2010

There wasn't a single defining moment in the Nathan Eklund Group's seventy minute performance at Cecil's Jazz Club. But the rewards of catching the band at the peak of its powers were spread out in one long wave, only briefly interrupted ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Nathan Eklund: Coin Flip

Read "Coin Flip" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

Nathan Eklund, a New York-based trumpeter, has earned credentials as both a student and an instructor. Among his associations are Joe Lovano, Craig Yaremko's Sync, Richie Cole, Gerald Veasley and Chuck Loeb. He leads two ensembles: the Nathan Eklund Group; and the Nathan Eklund Quintet. His fourth release as a leader, Coin Flip, features the quintet. ...

Fred Hess Big Band / Timucua Jazz Orchestra / Michael Treni

Read "Fred Hess Big Band / Timucua Jazz Orchestra / Michael Treni" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Fred Hess Big Band
Hold On
Dazzle Records
2010

When listening to Hold On, composer / arranger / saxophonist Fred Hess' fourteenth album as leader but first in front of a big band, one question immediately arises: What took him so long? As it turns out, recording his ...


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