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Ben Paterson: Live at Van Gelder's

Read "Live at Van Gelder's" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Following up his very well-received recordings That Old Feeling (Cellar Live Records, 2018) and For Once in My Life (Origin Records, 2015), Ben Paterson enters the sanctum santorium of jazz recording, Rudy Van Gelder's Studio in Hackensack, NJ. Having collided somewhere with saxophonist/entrepreneur Cory Weeds, the two initiate an idea perfect to the pair's hard bop ...

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Marshall University And The Nu Jazz Agency Announce The Winners Of The 2018 Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition In Huntington, West Virginia

Marshall University And The Nu Jazz Agency Announce The Winners Of The 2018 Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition In Huntington, West Virginia

Marshall University, a leading institution of higher education in West Virginia, and the Nu Jazz Agency, have announced the winners of the inaugural 2018 Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition held on June 22- 23, 2018 in Huntington, WV (U.S.A.). Ben Paterson (Philadelphia, PA) wonFirst Place; Rina Yamazaki (Saitama, Japan) won Second Place & The Nu ...

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Ben Paterson: For Once in My Life

Read "For Once in My Life" reviewed by Jack Bowers

For Once in My Life is Ben Paterson's fourth album as a leader but first as an organist. In his native jny: Philadelphia--home to such giants of the Hammond as Jimmy Smith, Shirley Scott, Charles Earland and Joey DeFrancesco--Paterson was known as a pianist. He began doubling on organ while living in jny: Chicago, and by ...

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Ben Paterson: For Once in My Life

Read "For Once in My Life" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

For his fourth recording, organist Ben Paterson returns to the North West Coast Origin label with For Once in My Life. He employs a standard organ-guitar-drums combo for eleven standards and originals that allows the crack trio he shares with guitarist Peter Bernstein and drummerGeorge Fludas to fully explore the more modern sonic aspects of this ...

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MAXJAZZ Deal with Naxos Begins with Three New Releases

MAXJAZZ Deal with Naxos Begins with Three New Releases

After an initial announcement was made back in July of this year, the latest three releases from the St. Louis-based independent label MAXJAZZ are the first to be distributed under a new agreement with Naxos of America. Headquartered near Nashville in Franklin, Tennessee, Naxos is the leading independent distributor of classical music in the U.S. and Canada, ...

Ernest Dawkins: Afro Straight

Read "Afro Straight" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Ernest Dawkins is a multifaceted giant of the saxophone. He was part of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), a groove into which he perfectly fit, blowing fresh winds of change into the comfort zone of improvisation. The sum of his parts included commissioned works for the Black Metropolis Research Consortium and the ...

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Ben Paterson Trio: Breathing Space

Read "Breathing Space" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

If Ben Paterson and his trio had come along in a different time, they might have been tagged by Miles Davis as his backing band. In the mid-fifties, Davis was searching for an Ahmad Jamal sound, and settled in with Red Garland in the piano chair to fill that spot. Buoyant swing with the ability to ...