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Trumpeter Art Davis, Drummer Tim Davis Join Merit School Of Music Tuition-free Conservatory

Well-known performing Chicago jazz artists are now sharing their musical experience and passion with a new generation at Merit School of Music in Chicago's West Loop. Newly-hired trumpeter Art Davis and drummer Tim Davis join a list of established jazz performers on faculty at Merit’s Alice S. Pfaelzer Tuition-free Conservatory, which offers college preparatory instruction free ...

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Rob Parton: Rob Parton Quartet

Read "Rob Parton Quartet" reviewed by Jack Bowers

It's always a pleasure to welcome a new CD by the remarkably talented Chicago-based trumpeter Rob Parton, even one that is untitled and places Parton in a (mostly) quartet framework. The downside is that one can't hear Parton play lead trumpet, another area in which he excels, as any perusal of his superb (albeit recently demised) ...

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Rob Parton: Rob Parton Quartet

Read "Rob Parton Quartet" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Chicago trumpeter Rob Parton has been leading his phenomenal JAZZTECH Big Band for the better part of two decades now, but it was four years of quartet gigs at the Catch 35 Restaurant and Club in Chicago that inspired Rob Parton Quartet. Parton began performing at the club in 2005 with his favorite longtime drummer Bob ...

Truth Is...

Label: Palmetto Records
Released: 1999
Track listing: Right Pace. Wrong Key; Truth Is...; Terror of Toni Town; Fireflies; All The Things You Are; Perfectly Spaced; Shytown; Eiderdown; Nomadrigal; Blackwater; Ain

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Steve Million: Truth Is...

Read "Truth Is..." reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

In A Monkish Mood. Chicago-area pianist Steve Million sends his third Palmetto release our way. Bubbling under the surface of true stardom, Million plays a no-nonsense brand of Hard Bop reflected off the mirror of the turn of the century. Roaming the halls of this music is the spirit of Thelonious Monk. Million’s opening original, “Right ...

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Steve Million: Truth Is...

Read "Truth Is..." reviewed by Jack Bowers

I love the opening of pianist Steve Million’s new CD, wherein Steve and his sidemen seem to be searching for the “lost chord.” Oh, yes, they find it, and a number of others too in a session that is quirky, almost Monkish at times, but always melodious and consistently rewarding. The album’s title seems to imply ...


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