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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Rick Lawn's Power of Ten at Chris' Jazz Cafe

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Power of Ten
Rick Lawn, Musical Director
Chris' Jazz Café
Philadelphia, PA
February 4, 2014

The Power of Ten is a cracker-jack ensemble of some of the best Philadelphia-based musicians. Powered by its founder and leader, Rick Lawn, their first and only CD, Earth Tones (Self-produced, ...

Dreambox Media: The Philadelphia Jazz Label

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Any fan of the great American music that is jazz is surely aware that the art form's history depended on the convergence of geography, individual talents, and inspiration. Cities such as jny: New Orleans, jny: Kansas City, jny: Chicago, and New York are synonymous with particular styles of jazz. One often overlooked city is jny: Philadelphia, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

David Bennett Thomas: Jazz Portrait

Read "Jazz Portrait" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

One of America's top literary voices in crime fiction, T. Jefferson Parker says that after he finishes reading a good book he feels nourished. A sense of nourishment can also come from listening to a good piece of music, regardless of genre. Pianist David Bennett Thomas, who may be better known for his classical compositions--his Piano ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Rick Lawn’s Power of Ten Little Big Band: Earth Tones

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Rick Lawn's Power of Ten Little Big Band

Earth Tones

Self Produced

2011

The “little" big band format, an ensemble that may range from seven to 11 instrumentalists, gives the leader/arranger/composer--in this case the multi-faceted reed player Rick Lawn--a chance to finely craft the music and bring in players who are equally ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Diane Monroe: Bridging Diverse Musical Worlds

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Listening to Diane Monroe play jazz violin--whether solo, duo, or in a group--what's immediately evident is how great an improviser she is, fitting seamlessly with the music and the group, breathing and moving with the music. Only then does it become clear that she possesses the precision, complexity, and technique of a classical concert violinist. Indeed, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Peter Nero and the Philly Pops: Philadelphia, December 31, 2010

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Peter Nero and The Philly Pops
“Swinging in the New Year"
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
Philadelphia, PA
December 31, 2010

Peter Nero is that rare musician who can negotiate between classical forms, the jazz idiom, popular music and light-hearted humor, generating great energy in his co-musicians and audiences. So ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Ron Kerber: 'Round in Circles

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Philadelphia saxman Ron Kerber may be making his debut as a leader on 'Round in Circles , but he shows nothing but a veteran's poise on this collection of nine of his own original compositions. Kerber plays alto, tenor and soprano sax, and he demonstrates his aptitude for all three horns over an incredibly sympatico rhythm ...


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