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Doug MacDonald & the Tarmac Ensemble: Jazz Marathon 4: Live at Hangar 18

Read "Jazz Marathon 4: Live at Hangar 18" reviewed by Jack Bowers

As befits a Jazz Marathon, guitarist Doug MacDonald's Live at Hangar 18 embodies not one but two CDs, complete with shifting personnel and groups that range from quintet to septet. This is the fourth in a recorded series of marathons conceived by producer Don Thomson and led by MacDonald with a supporting cast that boasts a ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra at Mesa Arts Center

Read "Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra at Mesa Arts Center" reviewed by Patricia Myers

Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra Mesa Arts Center Mesa, Arizona March 7, 2014 The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, one of the best big bands in the nation for three decades, swung mightily all night long with strong section work and stylish solos arranged for specific members, per Duke Ellington and Count Basie. A brief ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

L.A. Six: Frame of Mind

Read "Frame of Mind" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Once upon a time ('way back in the 1970s-80s) there was the peerless L.A. Four (Bud Shank, Laurindo Almeida, Ray Brown, Shelly Manne) and now we have the L.A. Six, another hard-swinging post-bop ensemble that has chosen to walk in some rather large shoes by recording a splendid debut album, Frame of Mind. With Tom Peterson ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Conrad Herwig: There's Nothing Else

Read "Conrad Herwig:  There's Nothing Else" reviewed by Bob Kenselaar

Talking about some of his great influences in jazz, Conrad Herwig points out that it's important to look beyond their achievements on their instruments. “Sometimes during a musician's lifetime, people put so much emphasis on their virtuosity as a player that they don't really think about the vehicle of their expression--their compositions." Herwig was speaking of ...

ARTICLE: BIG BAND REPORT

"Modern Sounds," or: Running a Marathon in Full Body Armor

Read ""Modern Sounds," or: Running a Marathon in Full Body Armor" reviewed by Jack Bowers

From October 19-25 Betty and I were at the Los Angeles Marriott Airport Hotel to attend Modern Sounds, the L.A. Jazz Institute's four-day salute to West Coast jazz, followed by a day-long tribute to Stan Kenton on the hundredth anniversary of the legendary bandleader's birth. We arrived a day early to be primed and ready for ...

Another Time, Another Place

Label: Jazzed Media
Released: 2007
Track listing: The Romp; Hello; When Light Are Low; South Side Samba; Rock Me To Sleep; The Courtship; I'm In The Mood For Swing; People Time; Easy Money; Only Trust Your Heart; Another Time, Another Place; Doozy; All That Jazz.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ira Nepus and Steve Moore: Another Time, Another Place

Read "Another Time, Another Place" reviewed by Edward Blanco

The late alto saxophonist Benny Carter would have been very proud of this first tribute of his music since his passing in 2003. Trombonist and longtime friend, Ira Nepus, collaborates with gifted guitarist Steve Moore in recording thirteen of Carter's best songs for this special album. The duo blends the vibrant sound of the trombone and ...

Trombone Feeling

Label: Narada Lotus
Released: 1979


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