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The jazz of summer

The jazz of summer

The concert season in southern Florida pretty much mirrors the months when the area has the most visitors and seasonal residents.... say October through late April or early May. While that makes great sense, some programmers are also taking note that a considerable number of Floridians don't go north for the summer, or for the full ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Spotlighting Naples-area jazz talent

Spotlighting Naples-area jazz talent

Two Naples FL bandleaders brought their groups to Port Charlotte on Monday, April 11 to close the Charlotte County Jazz Society's 25th Anniversary Season with a double concert. Dave Morgan, a triple threat performer on vibes, vocals and drums, stuck to the first two skills in a strong performance by his quartet, which included Mac Chrupcala on ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Dave Morgan & Friends: Kirtland, OH, February 24, 2012

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Dave Morgan & Friends
40th Annual Lakeland Jazz Festival
Kirtland, OH
February 24, 2012

On the opening night of the 40th Annual Lakeland Jazz Festival, bassist Dave Morgan gathered a host of friends and treated Northeast Ohioans to a rare performance of his The Way of the Sly Man (Being Time, 2010). The piece, based ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Joe Lovano with Family and Friends: Cleveland Heights, December 28, 2010

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Joe Lovano
Nighttown
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
December 28, 2010

Late into the third set of his homecoming gig with family and friends at Nighttown, saxophonist Joe Lovano took to the mike to remind all in attendance that “Cleveland has always had a creative music scene goin' on." It felt part pep talk, part classic ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Dave Morgan: The Way of the Sly Man

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Dave Morgan

The Way of the Sly Man
Being There

2010

The teachings of 20th century mystic G. I. Gurdjieff have appealed to their share of artists, pianist Keith Jarrett, guitarist Robert Fripp and singer Kate Bush being among the more famous musicians to fall under Gurdjieff's spell. Jarrett, in ...