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ARTICLE: RADIO

Jeremy Pelt Quintet Live at BIMHUIS Amsterdam

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On his new album The Artist (February 2019) the famed American trumpeter/composer delves into the legacy of French sculptor Auguste Rodin. In the five-movement Rodin Suite he muses not only on works the artist left us, but how his art might have evolved if he were still with us today. His ensemble is capable of delicacy ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Geoffrey Keezer at South Jazz Parlor

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Geoffrey Keezer Trio
South Kitchen and Jazz Parlor
Philadelphia, PA
July 8, 2018

Pianist Geoffrey Keezer is a jazz master who has worked with many of the greats since 1989 when he briefly joined the end game of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. He has recorded and played ...

NEWS: RADIO

Tony Adamo Thanks Radio For The Spins & Music Reviews

Tony Adamo Thanks Radio For The Spins & Music Reviews

Legendary Drummer Mike Clark Produces Tony Adamo's New CD “Mike Clark gained worldwide recognition as one of America’s foremost jazz and funk drummers while playing with Herbie Hancock’s group in the early 1970’s. Mike became known as a major innovator through his incisive playing on Hancock’s THRUST album, which garnered him an international cult following.” (Drumworld) Clark ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Tony Adamo: Tony Adamo & The New York Crew

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Some wit once quipped that when you go to Heaven, you hear the voice of God--who is actually imitating the late, great “movie trailer guy," Don LaFontaine. If that's so, for those jazzers entering the Heavenly corner reserved for bereted hipsters and late-night flipsters, Big G must assuredly be trying to cop Tony Adamo.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Richie Goods and Nuclear Fusion: Three Rivers

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Growing up in the 1970s, I was a rabid fan of the aggressive and adventurous sounds of jazz-rock, later re-branded as “jazz fusion." I slowly lost interest as the style became mired in a sticky sea of overproduced pop moves and smooth sentiment, but held out hope for some sort of renaissance. The jam-band fad of ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Chris Botti at Blue Note Jazz Club

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Chris Botti
Blue Note Jazz Club
10th Annual Holiday Residency
New York, NY
January 2, 2015

Chris Botti has held his own as a contemporary music darling since making splashes as both a studio and live musician in the mid-1990s. Gracefully sidestepping knee-jerk criticism and bolstered by widespread praise, he ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Billy Kilson: Nasty Pitch

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Here's the wind up. And the pitch. Whoa, did you see that one folks? That pitch was just nasty.

In baseball, occasionally a ball gets thrown by the pitcher that is so good, so perfectly placed, so unbelievable, the announcer calls it nasty. The opposing batter doesn't have much chance of hitting it, but ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Tony Adamo's "What is Hip?" CD

Tony Adamo's "What is Hip?" CD

Strokeland Jazz is proud to welcome Tony Adamo's new CD, What is Hip?. On this follow-up to his 2007 release, Straight Up Deal, Adamo shows a maturity and depth that puts him firmly at the top in his trademark cool-jazz style. Recorded and mixed at some of the finest studios in the world, including Capitol Records in ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Various Artists: The New Universe Music Festival 2010 - Abstract Logix Live!

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Various Artists
The New Universe Music Festival 2010: Abstract Logix Live!
Abstract Logix
2011

On November 20-21 2010, Raleigh, North Carolina became the destination for fans of cutting edge fusion/improvised music, drawn from all over the world by the embarrassment of riches that the New Universe Music festival offered in tribute ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

New Universe Music Festival: Day 2, November 21, 2010

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Day 1 | Day 2
The New Universe Music Festival
Raleigh, North Carolina
November 20-21, 2010

It's no small challenge to make a new festival viable, especially when it represents something of a niche within a niche. The attendance at the first day of the New Universe Music Festival was impressive enough, but ...