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Lasse Lindgren Big Constellation: The Unrecorded Fox

Read "The Unrecorded Fox" reviewed by Jack Bowers

When it comes to playing high-note jazz trumpet, the late great Maynard Ferguson was, is and perhaps always will be the standard to which every specialist in that limited field aspires. Yes, there have been assorted claimants--Cat Anderson, Ziggy Elman, Jon Faddis, Dave Stahl, Eric Miyashiro, Wayne Bergeron and Dennis Noday spring to mind--but no one ...

Pointing Fingers... And Naming Names

Read "Pointing Fingers... And Naming Names" reviewed by Jack Bowers

As the countdown continues toward the last Big Band Report in June, the time has come to point fingers and name names--in other words, to compile a short list of contemporary jazz musicians who have risen above the norm to help make life more pleasurable for one devoted listener. These are, mind you, personal choices, and ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Saxophonist Dave Wilson In Kennett Square On Wed. January 2nd!

Saxophonist Dave Wilson In Kennett Square On Wed. January 2nd!

Jazz Bridge in Kennett Square! presents saxophonist Dave Wilson at Kennett Flash, 102 Sycamore Alley in Kennett Square, on Wednesday January 2nd 2013. Tickets are $10, $5 for students, and are available only at the door. Show time is 7:30. The huge-toned saxophonist Dave Wilson first received press attention for his traditional/New Orleans ensemble the Canal Street ...

ARTICLE: BIG BAND REPORT

From Charlie Christian to Charlie Parker

Read "From Charlie Christian to Charlie Parker" reviewed by Jack Bowers

It's not often one has a chance to see and hear a dozen of New Mexico's premier jazz musicians together onstage (or almost so) for a single concert, but that is what took place August 11 as an overflow audience welcomed the Charlie Christian Project and SuperSax New Mexico to the Albuquerque Museum of Art and ...

Take Five With Dave Wilson

Read "Take Five With Dave Wilson" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Dave Wilson: Dave Wilson was born and raised in Bronxville, NY. As the leader of his own jazz groups, the Dave Wilson Quartet/Crazeology, Wilson and his band mates are known for their groundbreaking improvisations along with creative individualistic compositions and unique arrangements of standards. Wilson was also co- leader for many years, with the great ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Dave Wilson Quartet: Spiral

Read "Spiral" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Saxophonist Dave Wilson was previously a member of two Dave Stahl groups, also playing with the likes of Wynton Marsalis, Tom Harrell, Lew Soloff and Conrad Herwig and studying with the great Joe Lovano. The New York native has released two previous collections as a leader, and is actively immersed in music as both an educator ...

ARTICLE: BIG BAND REPORT

Strike Up the (Unsung) Bands

Read "Strike Up  the (Unsung) Bands" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The big band era is known for producing a number of enormously successful ensembles whose leaders were household names: Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Jimmie Lunceford, Fletcher Henderson, then on through Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, the brothers Jimmy Dorsey and Tommy Dorsey, Charlie Barnet, Artie Shaw, Harry James, Cab Calloway, Lionel Hampton, Dizzy Gillespie and, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The Dave Stahl Band: Live at the Ritz

Read "Live at the Ritz" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Some musicians, it seems, can't avoid notoriety and praise, while others, equally talented, somehow manage to fly under the radar. Trumpeter Dave Stahl is a notable member of the second group, earning no mention in the All Music Guide to Jazz in spite of having recorded at least three splendid albums dating back to 1987. He's ...