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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Charlie Apicella: Groove Machine

Read "Groove Machine" reviewed by Don Phipps

On Groove Machine, Charlie Apicalla & Iron City serves up a gumbo of styles that run from New Orleans blues and Chicago funk to Motown and New York bop. The combination makes for a “groovy" listening experience—road music that will keep the head nodding and the mind trucking. Apicella penned five of the eight numbers on ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Savoy Records: From Newark To The World

Read "Savoy Records: From Newark To The World" reviewed by Jordan Levy

On June 26, 1942, James Petrillo, President of the American Federation of Musicians, the nations union for working musicians did the unthinkable and announced a recording ban on all major labels. The ban was set in place due to perceived uneven compensation for musicians. The AFM ban on recording occurred at a critical time, as it ...

ARTICLE: JAZZ NEAR ME

Sun and Stars at Montclair Jazz Festival

Read "Sun and Stars at Montclair Jazz Festival" reviewed by Gloria Krolak

At the 2015 Montclair Jazz Festival, the sun broiled and the stars sparkled over some 6,000 jazz fans, that number announced by emcee Gary Walker, a popular WBGO radio on-air personality. Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor S. Epatha Merkerson, best known for her 17 seasons as Lieutenant Van Buren on NBC's “Law and Order," was ...

Jeff Hackworth: Soul To Go!

Read "Soul To Go!" reviewed by Edward Blanco

His fifth album as leader and follow up to the critically acclaimed Night Owl (Big Bridge Music, 2011), Jeff Hackworth's Soul To Go! offers a brash new statement packed with bop, blues and soulful renditions of jazz classics. A New York-based saxophonist of note, and like many a great sax men--Sonny Rollins, Charlie Parker, Cannonball Adderley ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

She’s Not Billie, Not Sarah, Not Ella. It’s Cynthia Holiday

She’s Not Billie, Not Sarah, Not Ella. It’s Cynthia Holiday

BIRDLAND Showcase
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Dinner from 5:00pm
Showcase 6:00pm-7:00pm
$20.00 Cynthia Holiday always gets asked two questions about her name: Is Holiday a stage name? “My maiden name is Cynthia Holiday,” and, are you related to Billie Holiday? “I find it flattering and always say, We are ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jeff Hackworth: Night Owl

Read "Night Owl" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

If there is one trait that time has etched on Jeff Hackworth's career it is his development as a tenor saxophonist. Hackworth has shown a growing maturity on his recordings, with Night Owl being his strongest. He is not afraid to take chances and develops themes with an abiding sense of adventure. His tone can be ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jeff Hackworth: Night Owl

Read "Night Owl" reviewed by Edward Blanco

New York saxophonist Jeff Hackworth--who performs in the style of jazz greats like Gene Ammons, David “Fathead" Newman and Stanley Turrentine--keeps the tradition alive on Night Owl. Leaving the standard piano trio behind, Hackworth recaptures the saxophone/organ blend made so popular by Lou Donaldson and takes it a step further by adding vibraphone to the mix. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jeff Hackworth: Night Owl

Read "Night Owl" reviewed by Greg Simmons

Tenorist Jeff Hackworth taps late 1960s soul jazz on Night Owl. The instrumental mix, with Hammond B3, vibraphone and drums, draws a straight line to the traditions of masters like Lou Donaldson and Big John Patton. The use of organ, in particular, is a distinctive and tacit embrace of the instrument's ability to make anything sound ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Radam Schwartz: Songs for the Soul

Read "Songs for the Soul" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Hammond B3 organist/pianist Radam Schwartz has an impressive discography, appearing on over 35 albums of primarily instrumental music as both a sideman and leader. Songs for the Soul is a departure from past recordings in that it reveals his most extensive association with the vocal side of jazz to date. For this unique endeavor, Schwartz combines ...

NEWS: RADIO

JazzWeek Radio Chart: September 20, 2010

TWLW2WArtistTWLWMoveAddRptsPeakWks177Esperanza Spalding Chamber Music Society (Heads Up)256165+9117415256Steve Turre Delicious & Delightful (HighNote)223170+5306024341James Moody Moody 4B (IPO)210195+1505715435The Marsalis Family Music Redeems (Marsalis)201199+205035593Conrad Herwig The Latin Side Of Herbie Hancock (Half Note)184155+2905534612Tamir Hendelman Destinations (Resonance)181221-4015518769Freddy Cole Freddy Cole Sings Mr.B (HighNote)148167-1904664884Kenny Burrell Be Yourself (HighNote)147157-1004011091331Hadley Caliman & Pete Christlieb Reunion (Origin)133129+404794102429Stanley Clarke Stanley Clarke Band (Heads Up)13275+57059214111010Curtis Fuller ...