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Marty Elkins: Fat Daddy

Read "Fat Daddy" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The jazz world is full of singers who deserve a higher profile than they have, and Marty Elkins is most certainly one of them. This trad-jazz true believer and pliantly phrasing charmer has a way with words and an appreciation for the finer things in sound and song. Some might call her an aural antiquarian, but ...

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Donald Harrison: The Chosen

Read "The Chosen" reviewed by Francis Lo Kee

Donald Harrison's The Chosen is dedicated to the people who do their “best, no matter what circumstances come" their way. If you know anything about Harrison, you know that he's from New Orleans and suffered significantly after Hurricane Katrina so he knows what he is talking about. This collection of originals and standards displays Harrison as ...

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Ken Peplowski / Jesper Thilo: Happy Together - Live At Birdland Volume One

Read "Happy Together - Live At Birdland Volume One" reviewed by Andrew Velez

Ken Peplowski and Jesper Thilo have much more in common than the solid expertise of each on both tenor saxophone and clarinet as demonstrated here. The two effortlessly and authentically bring the Swing Era to vibrant life anew. With “Peps," who began his professional career with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, one has only to hear the ...

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Spike Robinson: I Wish I Knew: Live in Dublin 1979

Read "I Wish I Knew: Live in Dublin 1979" reviewed by Samuel Chell

This release, dedicated to jazz promoter, producer and late founder of the German label bearing his name, Nagel Heyer, should come as a pleasant surprise to the fans of tenor saxophonist Spike Robinson. It had seemed almost certain that The CTS Session (Hep, 2005) was the final chapter in the story of this musician from Kenosha, ...

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Warren Vache / Allan Vache: Remember (Ms. Vache's Boys)

Read "Remember (Ms. Vache's Boys)" reviewed by George Kanzler

The Vaché brothers, cornetist Warren and clarinetist Allan, grew up in New Jersey in a hotbed of revivalist trad jazz. Their father, Warren Vaché Sr., was a bassist and writer-editor (a bio of Pee Wee Erwin, the early Chicago-style trumpeter, and editor of Jersey Jazz, a newsletter) and one of the Jersey neo-traditionalists who helped kick-off ...

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Carolyn Leonhart and Wayne Escoffery: If Dreams Come True

Read "If Dreams Come True" reviewed by Suzanne Lorge

Singer Carolyn Leonhart and saxophonist Wayne Escoffery, a couple both on and off the bandstand, completed a smooth run at New York's Smoke the weekend of Valentine's Day 2008, highlighting the title cut from If Dreams Come True along with some well-written originals and some intelligently reworked standards. Theirs is a sweetly romantic tale: The couple ...

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Carolyn Leonhart and Wayne Escoffery: If Dreams Come True

Read "If Dreams Come True" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

The combination of jazz vocalist Carolyn Leonhart and saxophonist Wayne Escoffery is an unusual and exciting one. Leonhart, the daughter of jazz bassist Jay Leonhart, has recorded in the past for Sunnyside Records--Steal The Moon (2000) and New 8th Day (2005). She also has provided harmony vocal work for Steely Dan over an eleven-year period. Escoffery ...

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Carolyn Leonhart and Wayne Escoffery: If Dreams Come True

Read "If Dreams Come True" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

A charming vocalist with solid roots and versatility is a good thing. A saxophonist who can play with verve while also covering a variety of styles is equally good. Put the two together, and you've got a match made in musical heaven. Enter Carolyn Leonhart and Wayne Escoffery, a duo who met on Valentine's Day in ...

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David Ostwald: Blues in Our Heart

Read "Blues in Our Heart" reviewed by Jim Santella

Trad jazz never goes out of style. Thus, David Ostwald's two-step parade draws weekly New York audiences to Birdland in respectable numbers. They come from all walks of life: folks who remember Louis Armstrong as well as those who simply remember “dear old Mom and Dad, and the family getting “high on this exceptional form of ...

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Donald Harrison: The Survivor

Read "The Survivor" reviewed by John Barron

Donald Harrison has earned premiere status in the jazz world as an inventive improviser with a highly personalized voice. His command of the alto saxophone is second to none and his contributions as a genre-hopping composer are compelling to discerning and casual listeners alike. On The Survivor, recorded for the German Nagel Hayer label, the Art ...