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John Richmond at The Turning Point Cafe

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John Richmond
The Turning Point Cafe
Annual Gemini Birthday Bash
Piermont, NY
June 10, 2019

The night began with a question of the identity of an alto saxophonist on a Miles Davis recording that was playing on The Turning Point Café's sound system. John Richmond, tenor saxophonist and the Monday ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Reissued Eric Dolphy and new sounds from Federica Michisanti

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The release of 1963 recordings from Eric Dolphy on Musical Prophet together with new music from Italian bassist Federica Michisanti, alongside a broad selection of older tracks make up an eclectic show.

Playlist Eric Dolphy “Jitterbug Waltz" from Musical Prophet: The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions (Resonance) 00:00 Federica Michisanti Horn Trio ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Anika Larsen And The Larsen/Maxwell Quintet Present Make You Feel My Love

Anika Larsen And The Larsen/Maxwell Quintet Present  Make You Feel My Love

Anika Larsen and The Larsen/Maxwell Quintet present Make You Feel My Love: The Musical Romance of a Jazz Cat and a Broadway Baby at 54 Below on Friday October 19th at 9:30 pm. Award winner Anika Larsen teams up with her husband and jazz trumpet player Freddie Maxwell for their Feinstein’s/54 Below and New York City debut ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Russ DeFilippis: The Sorcerer's Accomplice

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Jazz guitarist and educator Russ DeFilippis from Stony Point, New York delivers his second album as leader with the appropriately titled The Sorcerer's Accomplice, a ten-piece project of smooth-styled jazz with a Brazilian flair. Why is the album title so apropos? In 2012, DeFilippis met fellow educator, composer and pianist Richard Sorce at a rehearsal of ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Zen Zadravec: West Orange, NJ September 16, 2011

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Zen Zadravec
Cecil's Jazz Club
West Orange, NJ
September 16, 2011

The presence of bassist Bill Moring and drummer Eliot Zigmund on a New York City area bandstand virtually guarantees a nimble, efficient, swinging foundation, and bodes well for the success of any ensemble. Along with alto saxophonist Mark Gross, Moring and Zigmund ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Dave Stryker at The Turning Point Cafe

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Dave Stryker
The Turning Point Cafe
Piermont, NY
October 24, 2009


“That's what we like about jazz. It's never the same way once," quipped Dave Stryker near the end of an exhilarating seventy-five minute set. Forsaking the familiarity of his working bands for a fling with the Turning Point ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Nathan Eklund: Trip to the Casbah

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Trumpeter Nathan Eklund's first two CDs as a leader, The View from Afar and The Crooked Line, both featured pianist Joe Elefante as the harmonic anchor. Eklund's newest, Trip to the Casbah, finds guitarist John Hart playing that role, giving the music a bit more of an economical, riff-oriented flavor. The all-original program also includes Donny ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Nathan Eklund: Trip To The Casbah

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Nathan Eklund is based in New York City, where he leads two bands: the Nathan Eklund Group and the Nathan Eklund Quintet. This gives him the leeway to cast his music in different streams and to interpret it in the manner that suits his compositions. Eklund has also been part of projects by Craig Yaremko, Eddie ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Walt Weiskopf at The Turning Point Cafe

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Walt Weiskopf
The Turning Point Cafe
Piermont, NY
March 30, 2009


Forty-five minutes prior to starting time at The Turning Point Cafe, Walt Weiskopf's tenor saxophone stood alone like a statute atop a table right next to the bandstand. Weiskopf is best known for ten recordings as a leader ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Bill Moring & Way Out East: Spaces In Time

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When five entities come together, each with a different idea, the results can be unpredictable. If, by coincidence those ideas complement one another, you’ve got the recipe for Spaces In Time: the sophomore release by Bill Moring and Way Out East.



Bassist Moring, has spent his career largely in support of other artists; among ...