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ARTICLE: BAILEY'S BUNDLES

Five on Cellar Live

Read "Five on Cellar Live" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Corey Weeds' Cellar Live label is dedicated to the most organic of jazz: small ensemble acoustic performance. In 2000, Weeds had opened his Cellar Jazz Club, originally located at 3611 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC. A year later followed the inauguration of the Cellar Live imprint. In spite of the club's closing in 2014, the label remains ...

Champian Fulton & Scott Hamilton: The Things We Did Last Summer

Read "The Things We Did Last Summer" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Sometimes it's destiny. In the case of pianist/vocalist Champian Fulton: Her father, Stephen Fulton, is a jazz trumpeter who, early on, exposed his daughter to the sounds of classic jazz, to the exclusion of the then current popular sounds. Also, legendary trumpeter Clark Terry, Stephen's friend,  hung around the Fulton house from Champian's earliest days, and ...

Grant Stewart Trio: Roll On

Read "Roll On" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Add Grant Stewart's name to the growing list of tenor saxophonists who are gaining broad approval by reanimating exemplary yet by and large overlooked songs from the Great American Songbook and elsewhere and lending them a fresh coat of paint that not only accentuates their timeless charm but does so while swinging in the grandest jazz ...

Flying Horse Big Band: Big Man on Campus

Read "Big Man on Campus" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The Big Man on Campus on the fifth recording by the University of Central Florida's dexterous Flying Horse Big Band is composer / arranger / tenor saxophonist Harry Allen who wrote and arranged five of the album's eleven numbers and solos brightly on seven including Henry Mancini's amiable “Dreamsville," Billy Strayhorn's happy-go-lucky “Raincheck" and Antonio Carlos ...

Cory Weeds & the Jeff Hamilton Trio: Dreamsville

Read "Dreamsville" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Even though the substance and framework of jazz are constantly changing and evolving, the music's bedrock--marked by spontaneity and free-wheeling swing--remains essentially unimpaired and secure. And when it comes to swinging, it's hard to eclipse the irrepressible pulse of the tenor saxophone, an instrument whose long and enduring ties to jazz and swing have been epitomized ...

Jan Lundgren: Swedish Ballads... & More... Quietly There

Read "Jan Lundgren: Swedish Ballads... & More...  Quietly There" reviewed by Chris Mosey

Are Scott Hamilton and Harry Allen, two American saxophonists playing technically accomplished and downright enjoyable jazz, the Zoot Sims and Al Cohn of our day?

The answer must be Very Likely, to judge from an excellent two-album reissue by Danish company Stunt Records. Hamilton and Allen are featured playing with quartets headed by ...

Scott Hamilton / Rein de Graaff Trio: Live at the JazzRoom

Read "Live at the JazzRoom" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Scott Hamilton, whose enviable career has taken him around the world many times and ensured his appearance on more than a hundred notable recordings, is a throwback to an era in which tenor saxophonists could be readily identified by their sound, phrasing and singular approach to improvising. Not that Hamilton can be; he has instead incorporated ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

A spirited finale to jazz club's fifth season

A spirited finale to jazz club's fifth season

The South County Jazz Club wrapped up its fifth season on Thursday, March 31, with a splendid concert by the latest edition of drummer Al Hixon's “Underheard Herd." That's a fitting name for his band, which generally includes a player or two who have been under-exposed in the area, or who are so good, you never tire ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Saxophonist's "A Team" delivers a night filled with musical gems

Saxophonist's "A Team" delivers a night filled with musical gems

A touring jazz saxophonist's lot often means solitary travel to a distant city or country- and working with a local or regional rhythm section with whom they may or may not be familiar. The fine swing tenor Harry Allen had none of that uncertainty for his March 14 appearance in the Charlotte County Jazz Society's concert series. ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Scott Hamilton & Jeff Hamilton Trio: Live In Bern

Read "Live In Bern" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Scheduled to play at the International Jazz Festival in the city of Bern, Switzerland in 2014, festival founder Hans Zurbrugg asked drummer Jeff Hamilton to bring his trio as the center-piece of the festivities that week. Also there the same week was saxophonist great Scott Hamilton adding another master of the jazz idiom to the lineup ...


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