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Renowned Jazz Singer Martha Lorin Marks Her One-Year Residency At Cafe Noctambulo At Pangea

Renowned Jazz Singer Martha Lorin Marks Her One-Year Residency At Cafe Noctambulo At Pangea

Ralph Lampkin/Lampkin Music Group and Christopher Gines/Cafe Noctambulo are proud to announce a celebration! Renowned jazz singer Martha Lorin marks her one-year residency at downtown's favorite music venue, the fabulous Cafe Noctambulo at Pangea with a fabulous new show, “Body and Soul." Joining Martha are the Steve LaSpina trio featuring top-shelf musicians: Matthew Fries on piano, Steve ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

George Walker Petit: Emergence

Read "Emergence" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Guitarist (and bassist) George Walker Petit originally got into the recording side of the music business (in 1979) because he was not hearing in playback or the final product that which he had heard in his mind while he was playing. Along the way he built up quite a reputation as the “go-to" guy who, since ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Steve LaSpina Quartet at William Paterson University

Read "Steve LaSpina Quartet at William Paterson University" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

Steve LaSpina Quartet
William Paterson University
Summer Jazz Room
Wayne, NJ
July 23, 2015

At William Paterson University, jazz is taken seriously. Undergraduate and graduate courses are taught by some of the most distinguished names in the business, and the music is presented to the public with care and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Tri-Fi: Staring into the Sun

Read "Staring into the Sun" reviewed by Jeffrey Uhrich

With their impressive new release, Staring into the Sun, Tri-Fi defies the odds and provides a sound argument that a piano trio can indeed be a “band" in the truest sense of the word. In most cases, albums that are released by musicians marketing themselves as a jazz “band" are merely vehicles to provide a framework ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Scott Cowan: Jack's Place

Read "Jack's Place" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Trumpeter Scott Cowan built his strength performing with several top-notch musicians, including pianist Fred Hersch, trumpeter Kenny Wheeler and guitarist Kenny Burrell, in addition to being an educator and a conductor and arranger. He makes an ambitious move on his debut as a leader by extending his core unit of a quartet into a quintet, sextet ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Tri-Fi: A Tri-Fi Christmas

Read "A Tri-Fi Christmas" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Every Christmas there are volunteers sent to save us from the wrath of Burl Ives. They are called jazz musicians. Everyone loves a bit of schmaltzy music a few days before the holidays, but the only problem these days is that the holiday begins right after Halloween. Sixty days of grandma getting run over by a ...