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Content by tag "Bob DeVos"

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Mark Hagan's Jazz Salon At The Old 76 House

Read "Mark Hagan's Jazz Salon At The Old 76 House" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

Mark Hagan
The Old 76 House
Jazz Salon
Tappan, NY
April 19, 2017

There's nothing quite like the experience of being captivated by a live performance in a matter of seconds after the band hits. Without having to stop to think about it, you realize that the intellect and ...

Meet Francesca "Cha Cha" Miano

Read "Meet Francesca "Cha Cha" Miano" reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper

A Newport Jazz Festival-New York concert at Carnegie Hall in the early 1970s got Queens native Francesca “Cha Cha" Miano hooked on hearing live jazz--even though, she says, some of the music she heard on the mixed bill that night was way ahead of her at the time. Little did she know that her magnificent obsession ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Bob DeVos: Six String Solos

Read "Six String Solos" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

It will come as no surprise to anyone familiar with Bob DeVos' work as a leader that, in the absence of a band, the guitarist's virtues remain intact and shine even brighter. One goes to DeVos' gigs--mostly in and around northern New Jersey, usually in trio and quartet formats--with high expectations. Encompassing the simultaneous employment of ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Bob DeVos Quartet at the 12th Annual OSPAC Jazz and Brew Fest

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Bob DeVos Quartet
Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center
12h Annual Jazz and Brew Fest
West Orange, NJ
September 19, 2015

A loud, protracted rumble, not unlike the sound of aircraft hovering overhead, briefly marred the second selection of a set by guitarist Bob DeVos' Quartet. It took a minute ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Mark Hagan, Bill Mobley, Danny Walsh, Bob DeVos, Andy Watson At The Old '76 House

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Mark Hagan, Bill Mobley, Danny Walsh, Bob DeVos, Andy Watson
The Old '76 House
Mark Hagan's Jazz Salon
Tappan, NY
July 29, 2015

Over the last four years, bassist Mark Hagan has presided over a Jazz Salon at The Old '76 House in Tappan, NY. The Wednesday night series ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Bob DeVos: Shadow Box

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On the face of it, Shadow Box, Bob DeVos' fifth outing as a leader, is a sixty minute case study of the evolution of the organ combo, one of the music's most popular and enduring formats. DeVos tips his hat to legendary individuals (some of whom he played with in the early stages of his career) ...

ARTICLE: RHYTHM IN EVERY GUISE

The Ambidextrous Greg Bufford

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Accompanied by his father, a boy approaches the drum kit, stops and stares, transfixed by the array of shapes and gleaming surfaces. Without a moment's hesitation, Greg Bufford, the man sitting on the drummer's throne, makes eye contact, smiles, and proffers an impromptu demonstration of articulate, swinging brush strokes. The sounds satisfy the boy's curiosity and ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Bob DeVos and Don Friedman: Nyack, NY, June 29, 2012

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Bob DeVos and Don Friedman
Nyack Library Carnegie Room
Nyack, NY
June 29, 2012

The spate of live performances that expressly pay tribute to various figures from bygone eras of jazz raises a number of complex questions about the music and the business which surrounds it. Do concerts and club dates in honor of musicians ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Reuben Wilson: Revisited

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Reuben Wilson Trio
Revisited
American Showplace Music
2011

For any organist mining the soul-jazz vein, it's tough to escape the long shadow of Hammond B-3 titans such as Jimmy Smith, Charles Earland, Richard “Groove" Holmes and Jimmy McGriff. On the other hand, invoking the memory of a few of the ...

Steve Johns with the Bob DeVos Organ Trio

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Bob DeVos' Organ Trio is a prime example of a band that possesses a recognizable sound yet resists facile categorization. Since 2005, along with organist Dan Kostelnik and drummer Steve Johns, the Northern New Jersey-based guitarist has played numerous live gigs and recorded two compact discs, Shifting Sands and Playing For Keeps, both released on Savant ...


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