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Julian "Cannonball" Adderley: Swingin' In Seattle, Live At The Penthouse 1966-1967

Read "Swingin' In Seattle, Live At The Penthouse 1966-1967" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

Julian “Cannonball" Adderley and his merry men--brother/cornetist Nat Adderley, bassist Victor Gaskin, backbeat king drummer Roy McCurdy and bursting-at-the-seams-with-new-ideas pianist Joe Zawinul--were having themselves a high time during 1966-67, that Renaissance time of adventure between Cecil Taylor's Unit Structures (Blue Note, 1966), Miles Smiles (Columbia, 1967) and the colorful, imagination emancipations of Sgt. Peppers' Lonely Hearts ...

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Joe Locke: Subtle Disguise

Read "Subtle Disguise" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Have we been dealing with two different Joe Lockes for all these years? To some, the vibraphonist presents as a technically adept and intellectually curious seeker, constantly pushing through to new levels of possibility and commitment with his music. But for others, Locke is a conduit to understanding the human condition. This is a dichotomy that ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Stefon Harris: Pursuing the Tradition

Read "Stefon Harris: Pursuing the Tradition" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Musician and composer Stefon Harris wears many hats. But he wears them all well.

He is a composer, performer, bandleader, businessman, educator and leadership trainer. He handles each with a clear head, confidence and sense of purpose. He's bright, articulate and relates to people on any level.

Harris' to-do list on ...

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Joe Locke Discovers His Lingua Franca On Subtle Disguise

Joe Locke Discovers His Lingua Franca On Subtle Disguise

Available on November 16, 2018 from Origin Records
CD Release Celebration: Nov. 17 @ Scullers, jny: Boston, MA For several years now vibraphonist/composer/bandleader Joe Locke has had two musical purposes: one, to speak in a vernacular which reaches people, and two, to continue challenging himself as a player, writer and arranger. In 2013 Locke released ...

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Stefon Harris & Blackout: Sonic Creed

Read "Sonic Creed" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

In its most basic function, the music that makes up Sonic Creed serves as a mirror to African American life in the here and now. It explores the history, legacy, struggles, and joys of the Black community, speaking to all of it at once through sound and sentiment.

Sonic Creed arrives almost a ...

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Gilad Hekselman: Ask For Chaos

Read "Ask For Chaos" reviewed by Gareth Thompson

Be careful what you ask for if chaos is on the wish list. Israeli-born guitarist Gilad Hekselman invited disorder on this, his sixth outing, by employing two distinct backing bands. And there is fun to be had in spotting discrepancies between the combos. Representing the more avant elements are Zuperoctave, whilst a touch of trad comes ...

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Andreas Varady: Guitar Wizard On The Rise

Read "Andreas Varady: Guitar Wizard On The Rise" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Listening to Andreas Varady play guitar, it's difficult to guess his age. Its not just the fleet fingers across the fret board, the subtle bending of notes and the dexterity. Many young players display those features. He possesses a warm tone, a mature style with free-flowing ideas that go to interesting places. His style is mature ...

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Andrew Rathbun Large Ensemble: Atwood Suites

Read "Atwood Suites" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The marriage between jazz and poetry is having a true moment in the present artistic sphere. The two have long mixed and mingled, oft proving sympathetic and symbiotic in their multidirectional moves, unique cadences, and improvisational capacities. But never before has the connection been so strong and centralized. With drummer Matt Wilson's triumphant encounter with the ...

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Guitarist/Composer Leni Stern Weaves Rhythms Of Senegal With The Music Of NYC On New Album, "3"

Guitarist/Composer Leni Stern Weaves Rhythms Of Senegal With The Music Of NYC On New Album, "3"

Featuring Leni Stern (guitar/vocals), Mamadou Ba (bass) & Alioune Faye (percussion & vocals). Available April 27, 2018 Upcoming Tour Dates: Tuesday, April 24 at 10 PM, 55 Bar, NYC
Friday, April 27 at 9 PM, Shrine World Music, NYC
Saturday, April 28 at 8:30 PM, Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3, NYC
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Quincy Jones Guitar Protege Andreas Varady "The Quest" On Resonance out April 6

Quincy Jones Guitar Protege Andreas Varady "The Quest" On Resonance out April 6

The Quest is the long-awaited third album from Andreas Varady, a protégé of the legendary Quincy Jones! Featuring Varady's father, bassist Bandi and brother, drummer Adrian, plus pianist Benito Gonzalez and saxophonist Radovan Tariska CD & Digital Editions Available on April 6, 2018 Resonance Records is proud to announce the release of The Quest, the third recording ...