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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jennifer Wharton: Bonegasm

Read "Bonegasm" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Esattamente sessant'anni fa Melba Liston incideva Melba Liston and Her Bones, presentando due ensemble con ognuno quattro tromboni più ritmica. Quel disco dimenticato della grande trombonista è un antecedente significativo di quanto fa oggi Jennifer Wharton. È ovviamente improprio stabilire connessioni con un'opera così lontana nel tempo ma sul versante della ricchezza espressiva, melodica e ritmica ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jennifer Wharton's Bonegasm: Bonegasm

Read "Bonegasm" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The bass trombone occupies a unique niche, serving as that most powerful of pedal peddlers, the anchor of a big band's brass section, and the ballast stabilizing harmonies. Unfortunately, the instrument also holds status as a seriously pigeonholed force. While you can't argue with the usefulness of its robust, below-the-staff whole notes, this horn is made ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Thanksgiving Birthdays and Holiday Jazz

Read "Thanksgiving Birthdays and Holiday Jazz" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

An assortment of Thanksgiving-inspired jazz to whet your appetite and get your gratitude on, with birthday shout outs to Mose Allison, Rickie Lee Jones, Johnny Mercer and Sheila Jordan, plus a preview of who's performing in NYC for the holidays.

Playlist Jen Hodge “The Swamp Bucket Challenge" from All's Fair in Love and Jazz ...

ARTICLE: BIG BAND CARAVAN

Westchester Jazz Orchestra / Sandvika Storband / Band of Bones

Read "Westchester Jazz Orchestra / Sandvika Storband / Band of Bones" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Westchester Jazz Orchestra

Maiden Voyage Suite

WJO

2010

The heavy-hitting Westchester Jazz Orchestra, one of whose ambitions under artistic director Mike Holober is to broaden its musical horizons, devotes its second album to renovating for a sixteen-member ensemble the music of pianist Herbie Hancock's classic recording Maiden Voyage (Blue Note, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Shawn Maxwell Quartet: Maxwell's House

Read "Maxwell's House" reviewed by Matthew Warnock

Maxwell's House is a hard-swinging, deep in the pocket release by Chicago- based alto saxophonist Shawn Maxwell. The maturity displayed by all four musicians on the album is both refreshing and exciting. Instead of building energy and interest with long-streams of notes, Maxwell and pianist Matt Nelson favor shorter lines, longer-held notes and a strong focus ...