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ARTICLE: LIVE FROM NEW YORK

Winter JazzFest's Weekend Marathon: A Survival Guide

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With each passing year, Winter JazzFest--New York's premiere jazz festival--has expanded the number of venues presenting an increasingly diverse array of musicians. There are several ways to approach a programme as dense and exciting as the 2019 edition of the two-day Marathon spanning January 11th and 12th. Thanks to an embarrassment of riches, festival goers face ...

ARTICLE: NEW YORK @ NIGHT

The Cookers, Mingus Big Band and Cyrus Chestnut

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The Cookers
Birdland
New York, NY
September 15, 2016

The Cookers are an all-star septet that takes its name from the classic Freddie Hubbard album, The Night Of The Cookers, a 1965 live effort from the master trumpeter who passed in 2008. A somewhat fluid lineup earlier in ...

The Stryker/Slagle Band Expanded: Routes

Read "Routes" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Guitarist Dave Stryker and saxophonist Steve Slagle met the night Stryker auditioned for organist Jack McDuff when he first moved to New York, and they have co-led the Stryker/Slagle Band since 2003. Until now the group has always been a quartet (with occasional guests), but with the addition of keyboards and three horns it is definitely ...

ARTICLE: LIVE FROM NEW YORK

Dick Dale, Joe Louis Walker, Bill Sims Jr. & The Harriet Tubman Double Trio

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Dick Dale
The Jewel
October 23, 2011


What could be a more appropriate venue to witness the heady spectacle that is a Dick Dale show? The Jewel is one of the cruise boats operated by the Rocks Off promoters, here in collaboration with the B.B. King Blues ...

ARTICLE: LIVE FROM NEW YORK

Dr. Lonnie Smith, Marva Whitney, Billy Prince, Marc Ribot & Steven Bernstein

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Dr. Lonnie Smith Big Band
Jazz Standard
December 30, 2010


The holiday season allowed organist Dr. Lonnie Smith the luxury of surrounding himself with big band ranks. The virtual guarantee of sold-out sets created a situation where the Hammond B-3 man was able to make the change ...

May 2009

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Jamie Baum & Tomasz Stanko

Jamie Baum Septet and Tomasz Stanko Quartet

Merkin Hall

New York City April 4, 2009

It was a pretty sure bet that “Juxtapositions In Jazz," a Merkin Concert Hall double bill featuring the Jamie Baum Septet and Tomasz Stanko Quartet (Apr. 4th), would live up to its ...