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Onaje Allan Gumbs: Bloodlife: Solo Piano Improvisations Based on the Melodies of Ronald Shannon Jackson

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Best known for his mainstream work with Woody Shaw on classic albums like The Moontrane (Muse, 1975) and Stepping Stones (Columbia, 1978), it may come as a surprise to learn that pianist Onaje Allan Gumbs was not just a friend and mentor to Ronald Shannon Jackson, but that he also played on the drummer's Decode Yourself ...

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Onaje Allan Gumbs: Remember Their Innocence

Read "Remember Their Innocence" reviewed by William Grim

In our adult-denigrating society, I always cringe whenever I encounter an album that's “for the children." Like books in which the authors claim that part of the proceeds will be donated to charity, it's a certain bet that the there is some defect that the producers are hoping the patina of good will and charity will ...

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Onaje Allan Gumbs: Remember Their Innocence

Read "Remember Their Innocence" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Onaje Allan Gumbs took his wide experiences as a musician into the studio for his latest recording and came up with a winning combination in Remember Their Innocence. There is strong testimony to his passion for jazz, just as there is for the blues, some soul, a Brazilian tune, and a bit of what is known ...

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Onaje Allan Gumbs: Remember Their Innocence

Read "Remember Their Innocence" reviewed by John Kelman

With a résumé that includes lengthy stints with singer Betty Carter, trumpeter Woody Shaw, and drummer Ronald Shannon Jackson, not to mention opportunities to support a variety of R&B and pop artists, pianist Onaje Allan Gumbs' diversity could be considered a double-edged sword. An advantage because he's worked in so many contexts that there's an undeniable ...