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NEWS: INTERVIEW

Interview: Andy Waddell

Q: How do you feel you have developed creatively with your new album, Alive? A: This is an honest trip. It came like Sunday boredom, almost baptismal, a dip in the river after a week’s bend. I've been writing and creating my own music for a long time, but everything on this album came from a different ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Saxophonist/Composer Yehonatan Cohen Releases Breathtaking New Album

The spellbinding artistry of Yehonatan Cohen's latest album Stories unveils not only the technical skills of a rising talent but his compositional wizardry as well. The result is an album that is breathtaking in its free-flowing energy and smooth craftsmanship. Cohen uses his saxophone to weave ideas with emotions, reeling in both the hearts and minds ...

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Interview: Damjan Krajacic

Q: When did you start playing the flute? Did your family already know you had an interest in music? A: I was a bit late coming to the flute, at 19. My main instrument was electric bass, and I dabbled into classical guitar and piano a bit prior to that. Once I entered college, I was part ...

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Interview: Slovak Bass Icon Juraj Griglak

Q: When did you learn to play the bass? A: My father chose for me to play classical upright bass; he was a clarinetist in symphony orchestra. I went to conservatory for six years and then four years at university. After finishing my studies, I started playing in the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra and have been playing there ...

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One Of Hawaii's Finest Jazz Artists: Jr Volcano Choy

One Of Hawaii's Finest Jazz Artists: Jr Volcano Choy

Q: I'm sure you receive this question numerous times. Your name - where did you get it? A: Almost 30 years ago, I was on a road tour for Columbia Records. After one of our performances, a music critic who was present mentioned that the “trumpet soloist” blew like an “erupting volcano” and so the other musicians ...

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Interview: Multi-Instrumentalist Paul Stafford

Q: You received your first drum kit at the age of five. Did your family already know you had an interest in music? A: I would say yes. The drum kit was purchased based on the constant beating on shoe boxes. My mindset was drumming as one would do in a school marching band. Although not being ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Slovak Bass Legend Juraj Griglak Soars On New Album "Time To Fly"

Living legends have a reputation to live up to, but Slovak bass icon Juraj Griglak certainly accomplishes that on his latest album, Time to Fly. Renowned for his bass wizardry, especially his ability to weave through various musical styles such as jazz, funk, classical, and folk, Griglak never ceases to impress on this release. Those oblivious ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Grammy-Winning Saxophonist Tivon Pennicott’ Releases Soaring New Album

Grammy-Winning Saxophonist Tivon Pennicott’ Releases Soaring New Album

Imagine a diary with no words. Inspired by saxophonist Tivon Pennicott’s experiences from relocating to New York City in late 2009, Lover of Nature is exactly that; each composition is a soundtrack to a day in the life, a cinematic overview of what was. Given that there are no lyrics, the music is open to interpretation although ...

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Interview: Saxophonist/Composer Tivon Pennicott

Interview: Saxophonist/Composer Tivon Pennicott

Having played on two Grammy-winning albums, it was just a matter of time for saxophonist/composer Tivon Pennicott to explore his own artistry. With his band Sound Quartet, Pennicott has just released Lover of Nature, an album of sleek, sprightly jazz compositions that boldly showcases a brilliant new talent. In this interview, Pennicott discusses his musical origins ...

NEWS: RECORDING

New Michael Stosic Album Recalls Hall & Oates With Added Jazzy Touches

In these days of frivolous studio hooks, the lyrics are in danger of becoming a lost art. The best pop music tells a story, often utilizing the universal language of love. Singer/songwriter Michael Stosic is well aware of this, producing a smoothly crafted Adult Contemporary effort, a self-titled album that borrows liberally from ‘70s and ‘80s ...


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