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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ricky Sweum: More Than Imaginable

Read "More Than Imaginable" reviewed by Edward Blanco

West coast saxophonist Ricky Sweum grew up in Eugene, Oregon, and spent many years as a freelance musician in New York before embarking on a military career, joining the Air Force Academy Band in 2003. After a stint with prestigious jazz big band The Falconaires as lead tenor, in 2011 he moved on and now works ...

ARTICLE: BIG BAND CARAVAN

Rodger Fox's Wellington Jazz Orchestra / Sammy Nestico-SWR Big Band / Gran Canaria Big Band

Read "Rodger Fox's Wellington Jazz Orchestra / Sammy Nestico-SWR Big Band / Gran Canaria Big Band" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Rodger Fox's Wellington Jazz Orchestra

Journey Home

Tbone Records

2011

Alan Broadbent and Rodger Fox's Wellington Jazz Orchestra: a rendezvous that took many years to bring about and is clearly long overdue--but as the saying goes, better late than never (in this case, much better!). Broadbent, a Grammy-winning composer / arranger ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Chris Greene Quartet: Merge

Read "Merge" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Chicago-native Chris Greene keeps stylistic company with Wayne Escoffery, AJ Kluth, and Ricky Sweum, in that he plays a saxophone with sharp edges when necessary and smooth ones when called upon. His previous recordings, On The Verge (as Chris Greene's New Perspective, Self Produced, 2002) and Soul and Science, Volume 1 (as the Chris Green Quartet, ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Ricky Sweum: String Theory

Read "Ricky Sweum: String Theory" reviewed by Cicily Janus

The fog has lifted off of the coast of Seattle with the rise of Origin Records. As the fisherman of jazz today, they've cast their nets and pulled in a catch of fresh, raw and bold talent. Their latest catch: saxophonist Ricky Sweum.



Pulling Your Own Strings, which came out in ...

ARTICLE: BAILEY'S BUNDLES

The State of the Tenor 2009: AJ Kluth and Ricky Sweum

Read "The State of the Tenor 2009: AJ Kluth and Ricky Sweum" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Saxophonists AJ Kluth and Ricky Sweum look more like the backfield from Friday Night Lights than they do jazz musicians. But jazz musicians they are, playing what may be heard as the logical, evolutionary result of post-bop: a dry ice eutectoid of smooth, free, avant-garde, cool and modal jazz. Their music is characterized by open composition ...