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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Dick Sisto/Steve Allee Quartet: Earth Tones

Read "Earth Tones" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

While Earth Tones is the first album credited to the Dick Sisto/Steve Allee Quartet, it's not this foursome's first rodeo. This group has been at it as a working band for quite a while now, and it previously released Spirit of Life (Jazzen, 2013)--a date under Sisto's name that concentrates on the work of John Coltrane, ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Rufus Reid Big Band at Jazz Standard from February 26 to March 1

Rufus Reid Big Band at Jazz Standard from February 26 to March 1

2x Grammy Nominee 2015
QUIET PRIDE: The Elizabeth Catlett Project The Rufus Reid Big Band
Quiet Pride & More! Jazz Standard
116 East 27th St.
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212-576-2232 Date: Thu., Feb. 26, - Sun., Mar. 1, 2015 Showtimes: Two 60-minute shows beginning at 7:30pm & 10:00pm, with ...

NEWS: EDUCATION

Brubeck Institute Announces New Series, Take 5 Jazz At The Brew Schedule

University of the Pacific’s Brubeck Institute this week announced its new Brubeck Institute Presents series and the fall schedule for its popular Take 5 Jazz at the Brew series and Take 5 Jam Sessions. Chris Brubeck, Peter Epstein, Steve Allee and Jamie Baum will each play Brubeck Institute Presents dates this fall, with Stefon Harris and Christian ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Corey Christiansen: Lone Prairie

Read "Lone Prairie" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Guitarist Corey Christiansen has released two previous recordings on the Origin label in Roll With It (2008) and Outlaw Tractor (2010). Both were well received and featured Christiansen's ethereal playing, characterized by a deep reverb beneath a slightly overdriven tone. These recordings are uniformly fine, but generally lacked a thematic center (not that one was required). ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Rufus Reid Trio: Half Moon Bay, CA, November 7, 2010

Read "Rufus Reid Trio: Half Moon Bay, CA, November 7, 2010" reviewed by Bill Leikam

Rufus Reid Trio
Douglas Beach House
Half Moon Bay, CA
November 7, 2010

The anticipation of having multi-award winner Rufus Reid working the strings of his bass, and his band members--pianist Steve Allee and drummer Duduka Da Fonseca--ran high, as the audience at the Douglas Beach House began to gather. The trio ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Rufus Reid: Out Front and with Old Friends

Read "Rufus Reid: Out Front and with Old Friends" reviewed by J Hunter

Great bassists are worth their weight in Maine lobster. Aside from maintaining the foundation so the drummer can stick and move, a great bassist can offer a substantial counterweight to a soloist, plus an additional voice that expands a band's capacity for dialogue. By those measures, Rufus Reid is a great, great bassist, with a strength ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Rufus Reid: Out Front

Read "Out Front" reviewed by Ken Dryden

Long a first-call bassist, Rufus Reid has played with numerous greats since arriving on the jazz scene in the early '70s, including Dizzy Gillespie, Thad Jones and Mel Lewis, Dexter Gordon, Lee Konitz, Art Farmer and Jimmy Heath, to name just a few, in addition to a number of dates as a leader. His fat tone ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Frank Glover: Politico

Read "Politico" reviewed by AAJ Staff

First released independently but now re-released by Owl Studios, classically trained clarinetist Frank Glover's Politico is a smashing debut; an atmospheric, concatenated narrative.



The clarinet is a peculiar wind instrument with a smooth, sometimes guttural sound that's either loved or hated. Not as bold as a trumpet, it could get overwhelmed in ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Frank Glover: Politico

Read "Politico" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Politico was self-released by Indianapolis-based clarinettist Frank Glover in 2005. Four years later it has gained a commercial release and one question arises--why did it take so long? The breadth of writing, arranging and playing talent on this album is impressive, and the result is an involving and intensely emotional set of compositions that deserves wide ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

The Freddie Hubbard Tribute Band at the Indianapolis Jazz Festival

Read "The Freddie Hubbard Tribute Band at the Indianapolis Jazz Festival" reviewed by AAJ Staff

The Freddie Hubbard Tribute Band
Indianapolis Jazz Festival
Indianapolis, Indiana
Sept 25, 2009

When losing a trumpeter of such sterling agility, originality and influence as Freddie Hubbard, it's only natural to pay tribute to his passing. So it was at the Madame Walker Theater in Indianapolis on September 25th under the direction of jazz educator ...