Content by tag "Take Six"

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Lonnie Liston Smith, Roy Hargrove at New Morning

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Lonnie Liston Smith, Roy Hargrove
New Morning
Paris, France
July 23, August 1, 2014

Among the nightly summer concerts staged at New Morning in Paris was a double dose of electronic funk and neo-soul sounds by multi-keyboardist Lonnie Liston Smith and trumpeter Roy Hargrove. Each played to capacity audiences on humid ...

Nova Jazz Orchestra / Christian McBride Big Band / NYJO

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Nova Contemporary Jazz Orchestra

Who Sez You Can't Dance to Bebop?

Nova Jazz

2010

When last heard from, Minnesota's dauntless Nova Jazz Orchestra was performing alongside the legendary Stan Kenton Orchestra--well, not actually “alongside," but as part of the Tantara label's ongoing two-disc salute to Kenton, Double Feature, Vol. 2. ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Scott Lee

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Meet Scott Lee:

Scott Lee switched from a career in tennis at UNC-CH to jazz, after hearing the Bill Evans Trio. Arriving in NY in the '70s, he worked with Chet Baker, Lee Konitz, Al Cohn, Red Rodney, Freddie Hubbard, Joe Lovano, Kenny Werner, Andy Statman, Chris Conner, Morgana King, Helen Merrill, Betty Buckley, and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Take 6: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

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A recording act that's been around a while eventually presents a holiday album. Take 6, the a cappella jazz group whose roots lie on the campus of Oakwood College in Huntsville, Ala., brings The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.

Claude V. McKnight III formed a group known as Gentlemen's Estate Quartet, which was ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

John Blake Jr.: Motherless Child

Read "Motherless Child" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

The precursor to the blues as a music form was first heard in the chants and songs of African American slaves. Their lyrics of hardship, perseverance, and faith were expressed through work songs, hymns, and spirituals, some of which are beautifully interpreted on John Blake Jr.'s Motherless Child.

Growing up in South Philadelphia, Blake had this ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Take 6: The Standard

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From the first notes of “Sweet Georgia Brown," the listener knows this will be a treat. The a capella vocal group known as Take 6 updates several classic with vigor on The Standard, and their swinging harmonies set them apart from other vocal acts.

Claude McKnight, elder brother to R&B star Brian McKnight, co-founded the ...