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The Blue Room Weekly Line Up For August 6th-august 11th

Kansas City, Mo: The Blue Room, one of Down Beat Magazine’s top ranked jazz clubs, has another week of great performances lined up. The Blue Monday Jam on the 6th will be hosted by Gerald Dunn and his group the Jazz Disciples. Dunn is the Director of Entertainment here at the museum and a talented saxophonist. So come jam with the “King ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Marc Johnson: Shades of Jade

Read "Shades of Jade" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Il contrabbassista Marc Johnson conosce bene l'arte di attendere l'ispirazione senza piegarsi alla ignobile fretta dettata dalle strategie di mercato. Questo Shades of Jade arriva dopo un periodo di silenzio quasi sabbatico e celebra in particolar modo un sodalizio importante con la pianista brasiliana Eliane Elias che è certamente la voce principale che emerge dai dieci brani che compongono questo album. ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Marc Johnson: Shades of Jade

Read "Shades of Jade" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

Somewhat of a recluse, bassist Marc Johnson only comes out of hiding every five years or so. But when he does, it's usually to give us another nugget of inestimable value, his albums always proving to be an adventure with a healthy mix of tradition and forward-thinking originality. A veteran of one of pianist Bill Evans' ...

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Marc Johnson: Shades of Jade

Read "Shades of Jade" reviewed by Michael McCaw

Marc Johnson long ago cemented his abilities as a bassist since his involvement in Bill Evans' final trio. His career as a leader in his own right, though, has been a lttle more questionable. Released periodically over the span of a quarter century, his albums have run the gamut in quality from his excellent early ECM ...

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Marc Johnson: Shades of Jade

Read "Shades of Jade" reviewed by Norman Weinstein

Bassist and composer Marc Johnson may have taken a quarter century to distill the essence of his playing in the last great Bill Evans trio, but Shades of Jade proves it was worth the wait. What is most astonishing about this masterful work is that it took someone I would never have thought of as a ...

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Marc Johnson: Shades of Jade

Read "Shades of Jade" reviewed by John Kelman

Some would argue that it's impossible to call a recording classic until sufficient time has passed to determine its true staying power. Still, one can say that a recording has the makings of a classic--especially in its ability to be simultaneously of its time and timeless. Bassist Marc Johnson has only released a handful of albums ...