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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Michael Lington At Blue Note Napa

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Michael Lington
Blue Note Napa
Napa, CA
October 7, 2017

Danish saxophonist Michael Lington and company presented a genuinely rousing evening of contemporary jazz music and a few surprises at the inviting Blue Note Napa venue. The exhilarating second set also included a few tracks from his current Second Nature album ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ricardo Bacelar: Concerto para Moviola

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Brazilian pianist and composer Ricardo Bacelar delivers his second album as leader on Concerto para Moviola, documenting his long-time interest in the jazz fusion music of the '70s and '80s presenting a varied selection of tunes by the Yellowjackets, Pat Metheny, Weather Report and Antonio Carlos Jobim among others. Also included in the expansive seventeen-piece repertoire, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Euge Groove At Yoshi's

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Euge Groove
Yoshi's
Oakland, CA
February 5, 2016

Eclectic saxophonist Euge Groove (Tower of Power, Tina Turner, Bonnie Raitt) and his fantastic group performed to a capacity house during Friday's second show at Yoshi's Oakland. EG's outstanding band included: Randy Jacobs guitar, Cornelius Mims bass, Chris Miskel drums, and Colin Clausen ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Right On! DW3’s “Truth” Is Spreading Fast

Right On! DW3’s “Truth” Is Spreading Fast

With an active summer festival season on the horizon, things are already heating up for the throwback R&B vocal group on the heels of a new album release and a hot radio single featuring Brian Culbertson. Los Angeles, CA: A twelve-song set of smooth old school soul strewn with modern day sensibilities, retro R&B vocal group DW3’s ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Rick Braun: can you feel it

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Celebrated trumpeter Rick Braun's release can you feel it is aptly titled. The veteran purveyor of the smooth jazz sound does not disappoint on his latest offering. Some of Braun's musical friends on this eleven song collection include: Brian Culbertson-piano, Euge Goove-tenor sax, Jeff Lorber-keyboards and guitar, Dave Koz-tenor sax, and Nate Phillips-bass.

NEWS: RECORDING

Jazz Royalty “Open Up” “The Vault” To Help Departed Friend’s Family

Jazz Royalty “Open Up” “The Vault” To Help Departed Friend’s Family

New single from the late guitarist Jeff Golub debuts in the Billboard Top 20 ahead of Tuesday’s album release with sales benefitting The Golub family. New York, NY: A few days prior to New Year’s Day, the day guitarist Jeff Golub passed away at age 59, his frequent collaborators Steven Miller, Rick Braun and Bud Harner put the ...

NEWS: RECORDING

DW3 Pays “Tribute” To Their Late Drummer-Mentor Ricky Lawson

DW3 Pays “Tribute” To Their Late Drummer-Mentor Ricky Lawson

R&B vocal band goes retro on their sophomore album, Vintage Truth, due March 17, with assistance from contemporary jazz luminaries Dave Koz, Brian Culbertson, Paul Brown, Greg Adams and Elan Trotman. Los Angeles, CA: At the untimely passing of the drummer Steely Dan’s Walter Becker described as having perfect timing, Ricky Lawson was only four songs into ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Saxophonist ShaShaty Set To Embark Upon A “Dream Ride” Leading To A “brighter Day”

Saxophonist ShaShaty Set To Embark Upon A “Dream Ride” Leading To A “brighter Day”

Vibrant radio single precedes the artist’s Steve Oliver-produced album, due March 3. Los Angeles, CA: It’s a new dawn for veteran contemporary jazz saxophonist ShaShaty, who will release his sixth album entitled “Brighter Day,” on March 3 on the newly formed A.H.I. Records. His first collection comprised entirely of original songs in more than a decade, the ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Brian Culbertson Celebrates A Milestone Anniversary “live”

Brian Culbertson Celebrates A Milestone Anniversary “live”

The first live recording from the multi-genre multi-instrumentalist aims to get radio to “Think Free” Los Angeles, CA: Years ago, a young ambitious musician-songwriter-producer emerged from Chicago who went on to architect 27 No. 1 Billboard singles along with a half-dozen albums that debuted at No.1 that changed the status quo with a creative and fresh alchemy ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Culbertson To Capture The Moment In Concert

Culbertson To Capture The Moment In Concert

The energetic keyboardist will record his first live album, releases the meditative “Breathe” Los Angeles, CA: Contemporary jazz luminary Brian Culbertson continues to commemorate his 20th anniversary as a recording artist in a prolific way with two vastly different projects: his first live album, which will be recorded during a four-night stand (September 11-14) at Yoshi’s Oakland, ...