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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Martin Wind Quartet at Kitano

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Martin Wind Quartet
Jazz at Kitano
New York, NY
May 31, 2014

It was a clear, warm late spring evening in Manhattan, and Jazz at Kitano, by now a familiar part of the New York nightclub scene, provided a perfect setting for a CD release event, a place with great ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Ron Aprea: Passion Supreme

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Ron Aprea is a saxophonist's saxophonist. After all, none less than the late, great Frank Foster called him friend, confidant, section mate and leader. And Foster wasn't alone in this regard. Aprea has been a mainstay and graced the sax section in the bands of Lionel Hampton, Woody Herman and many others. A multi-faceted musician with ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Pee Wee Marquette: Every Night At Birdland: The Lost Introductions

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Heard around the jazz world as the “Voice of Birdland," diminutive Pee Wee Marquette was host, hostess and crowd favorite at “Bird's Place." Marquette, known for his (?) piercing faux-soprano brought on and literally introduced--sometimes malapropriately--the greats of jazz. In this collection, gleaned from many classic “Live at Birdland" recordings, you'll hear Pee Wee shreik his ...