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Ken Fowser: Don't Look Down

Read "Don't Look Down" reviewed by Paul Rauch

Ken Fowser arrived in New York City in 2005 after being raised in the rhythmic legacy of the Philly sound. Playing with a deep harmonic sensibility, often sidestepping traditional harmony, Fowser has since created a sound that bears the pure physicality of the Philadelphia tradition refined by his experience in Gotham. His sound conjures audible images ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Ken Fowser: Now Hear This!

Read "Now Hear This!" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

Taking a cue from some of the other smaller jazz-based labels, Posi-Tone has done a remarkable job over the past few years of building a roster of budding talents worthy of wider recognition. Part of the allure of such an endeavor is the ability to see the evolution of an artist's muse unfolding like a rose. ...

NEWS: WEBSITE

Musician's Past Events Now Viewable at Jazz Near You

Musician's Past Events Now Viewable at Jazz Near You

Thanks to the suggestions from a few astute musician users, we now make a musician's past calendar publicly available to musicians, presenters, booking agents, and fans at Jazz Near You. Event history can be accessed from a musician's profile page by clicking “Events Calendar" in the calendar box. Example... Here's an example of saxophonist Ken Fowser's past events ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Behn Gillece

Read "Take Five With Behn Gillece" reviewed by Behn Gillece

Meet Behn Gillece:
Vibraphonist Behn Gillece began his musical training during his teenage years. Gillece began his studies in percussion while maintaining an interest in jazz. Inspired by greats like Milt Jackson and Bobby Hutcherson, Gillece decided to make a commitment to vibraphone and composition. As a New Jersey native, Behn Gillece performed regularly in ...

Ken Fowser/Behn Gillece: Top Shelf

Read "Top Shelf" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The team of tenor saxophonist Ken Fowser and vibraphonist Behn Gillece has been steadily releasing music of a similar nature on the Posi-Tone label since its 2009 debut, Full View, hit the shelves. With this, the duo's fourth album, Fowser and Gillece continue along the same path with nary a stylistic sharp turn, yet this one ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Fowser and Gillece: "Top Shelf"

Fowser and Gillece: "Top Shelf"

In most cases these days, the best new jazz albums sound terrific from their opening notes. I audit about 15 new CDs daily, and in nearly every case, the most inspiring ones are exciting from the get-go. That's largely because better musicians and their producers know that in today's world of digital distractions, you have to ...

Big Jazz on SmallsLIVE

Read "Big Jazz on SmallsLIVE" reviewed by Bob Kenselaar

Since its launch in 2010, the SmallsLIVE record label has been offering a substantial sampling of the outstanding jazz talent consistently featured at Smalls Jazz Club in New York City's Greenwich Village. Musicians who appear on the label range from the great veterans Harold Mabern and Jimmy Cobb to contemporary players at the top of their ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

1st Annual Philly Jazz Fest "Remembering Grover" set for September 22

Woody Woodland and Carol Stone, founders of the award-winning Cape May Jazz Festival, are back on the scene presenting Philly Jazz Fest “Remembering Grover” September 22, 2012, at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel Ballroom. Philly Jazz Fest, Inc., a newly formed nonprofit corporation is proud to have sponsors WRTI Temple Public Radio, Jazz Times and All ...

Tony Monaco: Celebration

Read "Celebration" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

If organists Shirley Scott and Jimmy Smith had formed some sort of a musical union, the offspring would no doubt have been Tony Monaco. Manifesting the melodicism of the former, the orchestral sensibilities of the latter and virtuosity of both, Monaco has become one of the most versatile and dazzling performers on the Hammond B3.

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Ken Fowser and Behn Gillece: Duotone

Read "Duotone" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

The tenor and vibes partnership of Ken Fowser and Behn Gillece has already established its credentials as an imaginative and innovative creator of cool-swinging straight-ahead jazz. Duotone, the duo's third album, reinforces those credentials with a fresh set of original tunes.

As with their previous Posi-Tone releases--Full View (2009) and Little Echo (2010)--Duotone ...