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Vinnie Zummo: The Coyote

Read "The Coyote" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Guitarist Vinnie Zummo is best known for his long association with singer/songwriter Joe Jackson. He appeared on every Jackson album from Body and Soul (A&M, 1984) through Blaze of Glory (A&M, 1989), returning for The Duke (Razor & Tie Recordings, 2012). The Coyote is mostly original compositions (several of them new arrangements of tunes from earlier ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Ed Palermo: Not Only In It For The Money

Read "Ed Palermo: Not Only In It For The Money" reviewed by Duncan Heining

It's been twenty years since saxophonist-composer-arranger Ed Palermo and his Big Band began playing the music of Frank Zappa. Twenty years, not a lot of bread but a whole lot of love from fans and musicians alike. Oh No! Not Jazz!! on Cuneiform Records marks the band's fourth Zappa album and the third for that remarkable ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Erin Dickins: In Her Own Voice

Read "Erin Dickins: In Her Own Voice" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

It was a long time coming, but for singer Erin Dickins, recording her debut solo album Nice Girls (Champagne Records, 2010) proved well worth the wait.

Several musical lifetimes ago, Dickins was a founding member of Manhattan Transfer and appears on their first album, Jukin' (Capitol, 1971). While she has remained close with Tim Hauser, ...

ARTICLE: NEW YORK BEAT

Erin Dickins: Rediscovering Repertoire

Read "Erin Dickins: Rediscovering Repertoire" reviewed by Nick Catalano

One of the great challenges for any established recording vocalist is finding material. Often, even the best arrangements fall short if the composition is a tired standard that has been recorded to death. Success in this area is rare, so when a debut CD contains one thoughtfully performed obscure gem after another, it is time to ...

Ray Marchica: In the Ring

Read "In the Ring" reviewed by John Kelman

You have to admire itinerant working musicians who manage to put together fresh sounding recording dates that show their broader interests, while at the same time taking care of business. Ray Marchica was the house drummer for the Rosie O'Donnell Show for six years, but while that may have been his bread and butter, he's also ...

Ray Marchica: In The Ring

Read "In The Ring" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Ray Marchica has lived a busy life as drummer. He was on the Rosie O'Donnell Show over its six-year stay on television and sat in the drummer's chair for a host of productions on Broadway. He was also in Woody Allen's Radio Days. Good going certainly, there's nothing like keeping the pulse ticking in more ways ...