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Steve Haines: And the Third Floor Orchestra

Read "And the Third Floor Orchestra" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

In the Fifties and Sixties it was very common to have jazz recordings that would feature a vocal or instrumental soloist like Ella Fitzgerald or Stan Getz in front of a full orchestra. That still happens today but nowhere as frequently as it once did. Bassist and composer Steve Haines revives that tradition with an amazing ...

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Steve Haines: And the Third Floor Orchestra

Read "And the Third Floor Orchestra" reviewed by Jack Bowers

This is by and large lovely music, to be sure, but to paraphrase a Burger King ad from years gone by, “Where's the jazz?" Aside from a handful of perfunctory solos by soprano saxophonist Chad Eby and pianist Joey Calderazzo, there isn't much here. Instead, composer / arranger Steve Haines and the Third Floor Orchestra canvass ...

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Bassist Will Goble Releases "Consider The Blues" On OA2 Records On May 20th

Bassist Will Goble Releases "Consider The Blues" On OA2 Records On May 20th

For his second recording as a leader, bassist Will Goble is joined by drummer Dave Potter, his long-time rhythm section mate in Jason Marsalis' Quartet, master saxophonist Greg Tardy and the Atlanta-based pianist Louis Heriveaux. Through arrangements of compositions by Mary Lou Williams and George Gershwin, and originals inspired by the 2015 Nepali earthquakes, racial injustice, and ...

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The Chad Eby Quartet: The Sweet Shel Suite

Read "The Sweet Shel Suite" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello

For those who might not know him from his most famous written works, “The Giving Tree" and “Light in the Attic," or from his music, Johnny Cash's hit, “A Boy Named Sue," poet, cartoonist, playwright and Grammy®-winning musician, Shel Silverstein was about as unique and talented an artist as they come. Ironically, some of his best ...

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Chad Eby Quartet: The Sweet Shel Suite

Read "The Sweet Shel Suite" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Reading poet Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree once again as an adult, it is improbable that one would take away the same message as you did reading the book as a child. The boy in the story grows up playing in the branches of the tree and eating its fruit, eventually cutting the trunk for wood. ...

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Will Goble Releases "Some Stories Tell No Lies"

Will Goble Releases "Some Stories Tell No Lies"

Featuring Marcus Printup, trumpet, Chad Eby, Saxophones, Austin Johnson, piano, and Dave Potter, drums, Will Goble's first effort as a leader explores swing, group interaction, and diverse rhythms and feelings within the eleven included tracks. Will's writing is not overly cluttered or ornamented, but concise and clear, with a focus on strong melodic statements. Eby and ...

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Take Five With Will Goble

Read "Take Five With Will Goble" reviewed by Will Goble

Meet Will Goble:
Without fanfare, Will Goble is steadily carving out a unique space for himself as a bassist and bandleader. Driven by a genuine love for group interaction and a positive exchange with audiences, he leads his own bands and supports other musicians with equal energy and enthusiasm. His first album as a ...

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Chad Eby: Broken Shadows

Read "Broken Shadows" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

On Broken Shadows his wonderful second album, Chad Eby doffs his proverbial hat to the magnificent American music that came before him and in doing so, puts it in the current context. He also goes a step further, adding not only his own vocal-style interpretations of music from Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, Thad Jones, Ornette Coleman ...

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Chad Eby: Broken Shadows

Read "Broken Shadows" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Attention grabbing music these days is either accomplished by the loudest voice (American Idol anybody?) or the rudest performance. While not saying jazz has descended to that level, certainly the squeakiest wheel often gets the most attention. Then again, hearing a genuine voice like saxophonist Chad Eby reaffirms the instinct that an authoritative performance from a ...

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Chad Eby: Triptych

Read "Triptych" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Chad Eby is no household name in Jazz- yet. But on this, his debut record, the multireedist Eby shows the kind of maturity and musicality that elude many on their debut record, and as such, he deserves no small amount of notice.

Eby has played with Brad Leali, Wessell Anderson, Steve Turre, Victor Atkins, Scott Amendola, ...