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Howard University Jazz Ensemble: HUJE 2015

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In 1975, Howard University, a bulwark of higher education in our nation's capital since 1867, formed its first Jazz Ensemble and named a young trumpeter / educator, Fred Irby III, as director. One year later, Irby ushered the ensemble into a recording studio to verify its prowess, a tradition that has continued uninterrupted for forty years. ...

John Tropea: Gotcha Rhythm Right Here

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Although thirty-one musicians are listed, guitarist John Tropea's latest recording isn't strictly a big-band album, as the sidemen perform on assorted tracks in groups whose size varies from five to twelve. Tropea is always present, of course, as is his friend and fellow composer / arranger Chris Palmaro on the Hammond B3 organ or Fender Rhodes ...

NEWS: EVENT

Joe Caro & The Met Band (Live At Drom, NYC) Dec. 13th, 2012

Joe Caro & The Met Band (Live At Drom, NYC) Dec. 13th, 2012

Joe Caro, Clifford Carter, Lou Marini, Anton Fig, Conrad Korsch, Lew Soloff And Randy Brecker Live At Drom, NYC December 13th presented by Innsbruck Records Published: 2012-05-22 In the New York City underground scene, Joe Caro led an allstar band which included trumpeter Chris Botti, saxman Lenny Pickett, Late show drummer Anton Fig, bassist Will Lee, trumpeter Randy Brecker and saxman ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Lou Marini: Starmaker

Read "Starmaker" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Lou Marini's Starmaker is a reflection of the veteran reedman's professional life, with eight originals ranging from jazz, to blues and other related genres. Known by the moniker “Blue Lou," Marini has starred in the classic “The Blues Brothers" and has played with such diverse ensembles as Woody Herman's orchestra, Blood, Sweat and Tears, guitarist/composer Frank ...

Ed Puddick Big Band / Frank Macchia / Rick Wald NY 16

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Ed Puddick Big Band

Guys & Dolls

Diving Duck Records

2010

The late Frank Loesser wrote at least 700 songs, more than a dozen of which are included in the score for the smash musical Guys and Dolls, which, believe it or not, opened on Broadway more than sixty years ago, ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Frank Zappa: Hammersmith Odeon

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Frank Zappa

Hammersmith Odeon

VAULTer Native Records

2010

Christmas came early for Frank Zappa fans in 2010 with the release of Hammersmith Odeon on December 21, to celebrate the birthday of the late, great rock guitarist/composer/satirist who would have been 70, had he not passed away in 1993, just shy ...

ARTICLE: BIG BAND REPORT

It's Time for the News! But First, a Brief Report from Sick Bay...

Read "It's Time for the News! But First, a Brief Report from Sick Bay..." reviewed by Jack Bowers

August 2010 has been an interesting month. A few weeks ago I noticed a slight twinge in the right shoulder. The twinge soon became an ache, followed by loss of mobility and muscle tone in the right arm. The pain varies but is always there. As this is being written, I can raise the right arm ...

NEWS: RECORDING

"Blue Lou" Marini and Misha Segal Release New CD

"Blue Lou" Marini and Misha Segal Release New CD

On March 23, 2010, “The Blue Lou and Misha Project - Highly Classified" was released by saxophonist Lou Marini and pianist / composer Misha Segal. The CD was recorded in Los Angeles, California and in New York City. This CD is the first collaborative recording by Marini and Segal. Lou Marini is best known as a member ...

ARTICLE: BIG BAND CARAVAN

Phil Kelly and the NW Prevailing Winds; Eric Essix and the Night Flight Big Band; University of North Texas Two O'Clock Lab Band

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Phil Kelly & the Northwest Prevailing Winds
Ballet of the Bouncing Beagles
Origin Records
2009

The Ballet of the Bouncing Beagles, Marius Nordal writes in the liner notes to composer / arranger Phil Kelly's latest recording, “was inspired by an actual photograph of Phil's two beagles jumping up in the ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Roger Rosenberg: Baritone Madness

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It was a late morning in a junior high school located in Long Beach, New York when a lonely, rarely used baritone saxophone chose an adolescent student named Roger Rosenberg as its sole and rightful owner. Moved by his music teachers' offer that whoever was willing to learn the instrument could own it, the youthful student ...


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