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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Eumir Deodato: Os Catedraticos 73

Read "Os Catedraticos 73" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

In 1973, Eumir Deodato was riding high upon the GRAMMY® Award-winning success of “Also Sprach Zarathurstra (Theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey)," the Brazilian keyboardist's jazz-rock fusion take on Richard Strauss' classic, from his previous release Prelude (CTI, 1972). Deodato's next move, Os Catedráticos 73 doesn't mess with that successful formula but throws a ...

ARTICLE: FROM THE INSIDE OUT

Riding Waves, Moving Boundaries, and Building The Wall

Read "Riding Waves, Moving Boundaries, and Building The Wall" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Franco Ambrosetti Quintet Long Waves Unit Records 2019 Trumpeter Franco Ambrosetti balances in the middle of three jazz generations, the father of saxophonist Gianluca and son of saxophonist Flavio, who once played opposite Charlie Parker at the Paris Jazz Festival. Although he grew up studying classical ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2019

Read "Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2019" reviewed by John Kelman

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal Various Venues Montréal, Canada June 27 -July 1, 2019 Forty years. Not a lifetime, perhaps, but a remarkably long time for any festival to not only continue to exist but, despite increasing challenges, to thrive. An even greater achievement when it's the Festival International de ...

ARTICLE: SOCAL JAZZ

Marcus Miller: America's AmBASSadoor

Read "Marcus Miller: America's AmBASSadoor" reviewed by Jim Worsley

Marcus Miller is most often described as a jazz, funk, soul, fusion, and R&B bassist. As much as that is accurate, it is a description that falls well short of the mark. Miller is a high-end musical sponge who manages to incorporate today's cultures and rhythms into his compositions, layered within the framework of sound he ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Larry Carlton & Robben Ford "Unplugged"

Larry Carlton & Robben Ford "Unplugged"

The New Morning club in Paris presents the incredible - and long awaited - pairing of two guitar giants for their first Unplugged show. Imagine: Larry Carlton and Special Guest Robben Ford, two legendary guitarists... one stage unplugged... a guitar lover’s dream! This unique pairing of two all-time great guitar legends delivers an unforgettable evening of ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

Patrick Lamb to be Inducted Into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame

Patrick Lamb to be Inducted Into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame

Following his highly successful #5 Billboard Hit Single “Sweet Tea" and his latest chart climbing hit track, “Get Wid It," Funk/Soul/R&B/Jazz musician and song-writer Patrick Lamb was announced by the Oregon Music Hall of Fame (OMHOF) as one of the inductees that will be honored at the 6th Annual Oregon Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony ...

ARTICLE: FILM REVIEWS

The Crusaders: Live at Montreux 2003

Read "The Crusaders: Live at Montreux 2003" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

The Crusaders Live at Montreux 2003 Eagle Eye Media 2009 The Jazz Crusaders was formed in 1960 from a group that played together in Houston, Texas. Stix Hooper, Joe Sample and Wilton Felder moved out to form the new band and pulled in Wayne Henderson to complete the basic quartet. ...

Rural Renewal

Label: PRA Records
Released: 2003
Track listing: 1. Rural Renewal 2. Creepin' 3. Heartland 4. A Healing Comin' On 5. Sing The Song 6. Shotgun House Groove 7. The Territory 8. Greasy Spoon 9. Viva De Funk 10. Lazy Sundays 11. Goin' Home

ARTICLE: MUST HEAR REVIEW

The Crusaders: Crusaders I

Read "The Crusaders: Crusaders I" reviewed by John Ballon

Most people think that when the Jazz Crusaders dropped the “Jazz" from their name, they also dropped the jazz from their playing. When the band first decided to call themselves the Crusaders, it was only to expand their musical horizons beyond what was narrowly defined as “jazz" at the time. True, the band quickly came to ...


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