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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Matt Kane: Acknowledgement

Read "Acknowledgement" reviewed by Don Phipps

A hard-charging affair interlaced with charm, Matt Kane's Acknowledgement, surely stands as an homage to some of the jazz giants associated with jny: Kansas City. Three of the compositions were penned by Bobby Watson, who presently calls Kansas City home [and is Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Missouri--Kansas City (UMKC) Conservatory of Music], ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Phil DeGreg: Cincinnati Jazz Heavyweight

Read "Phil DeGreg: Cincinnati Jazz Heavyweight" reviewed by Michael Shults

Cincinnati-based pianist Phil DeGreg has made his mark in the jazz world over the past three decades as a recording artist, composer, and pedagogue. An alumnus of the Woody Herman band, DeGreg boasts ten recordings as a leader, and has appeared alongside J.J. Johnson on the legendary trombonist's video Live in Concert (City Hall, 2007). Since ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Conrad Herwig Group at the 2004 Downbeat/UMKC Conservatory Jazz Festival

Read "Conrad Herwig Group at the 2004 Downbeat/UMKC Conservatory Jazz Festival" reviewed by Michael Shults

Conrad Herwig is going Latin again.

And no one's complaining.

Herwig, the 43 year old trombone extraordinaire and winner of the 2002 Downbeat Critics' Poll for Jazz Trombonist of the Year, has always had an affinity for Latin jazz. He's a veteran of the bands of Mario Bauz, Paquito D'Rivera and Eddie Palmieri, and his 1998 ...