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Michael Moody

A native New Yorker Michael Moody has studied with today’s leaders of jazz music including NEA Jazz Master Barry Harris, soprano saxophonist Sam Newsome, legendary jazz singer Marion Cowings, vocalist Roberta Gambarini, and free jazz vocalist Jay Clayton. Legendary Bebop singer Sheila Jordan once told Moody “You got soul baby” Michael has performed on stage with Sheila Jordan, John Patitucci, Francisco Mela, and Randy Brecker. In November 2017 Moody released his debut album “I Wish You Love

Dexter Gordon: Dexter Gordon Quartet Tokyo 1975

Read "Dexter Gordon Quartet Tokyo 1975" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

Though in many regards a standard, none-too-frenetic quartet setting, Dexter Gordon Quartet Tokyo 1975 is still as grand a starting point for Elemental Music's inaugural launch of previously unreleased jazz performances as can be.

Gordon found himself exuberantly liberated from the antiquated (and sadly all too present) prejudices of America during his fourteen-year expatriation ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

On Stage at JALC: Paul Jost

Read "On Stage at JALC: Paul Jost" reviewed by Suzanne Lorge

Paul Jost had already enjoyed a successful, decades-long career as a drummer, sideman, and leader when he decided to work solely as a jazz vocalist. Switching from player to vocalist mid-course is not a typical career path for a musician. But Jost's quick rise as a singer over the last six years--he sang at Dizzy's Club ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Various Artists: Stax Singles, Vol. 4: Rarities & Best of the Rest

Read "Stax Singles, Vol. 4: Rarities & Best of the Rest" reviewed by Jim Trageser

Stax Records defined the “Memphis Sound" of soul music in the 1960s. With a roster that took in Otis Redding, Booker T & The MGs, Sam & Dave, Rufus Thomas and Isaac Hayes, Stax and its sister label Volt provided the main competition to Motown as a home to classic soul acts.

Three separate ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

TJP: Peace and Love

Read "Peace and Love" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Good singers need a good voice AND good timing, and with the release of Peace and Love, singer Paul Jost demonstrates both. The Philadelphia-based band TJP (formerly known as The Jost Project) has perfectly timed the release of Peace and Love, a collection of iconic songs from the 1960s and '70s with all the beauty and ...

Take Five with Vincent Eury

Read "Take Five with Vincent Eury" reviewed by Vincent Eury

Meet Vincent Eury:
This proud Salisbury, North Carolina native grew up singing in several local churches and as a soloist. Additionally, he became the premier wedding singer. Vincent has been and still is the most sought after vocalist of his hometown area. Upon enlisting in the United States Armed Forces, Vincent was lead vocalist ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Art Blakey - Il tamburo e l'estasi

Read "Art Blakey - Il tamburo e l'estasi" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Art Blakey--Il tamburo e l'estasi
Vincenzo Martorella
190 pagine
ISBN: # 978-8862319461
Arcana
2017
Euro 16,50

Torna in libreria un volume indispensabile per seguire il percorso artistico di Art Blakey grande protagonista del jazz moderno tanto nel ruolo di batterista che in quello di bandleader e talent scout. ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Tribute to Art Porter Jr.: Reflections of a Grateful Art

Read "Tribute to Art Porter Jr.: Reflections of a Grateful Art" reviewed by Liz Goodwin

During the early to mid '90s, soprano and alto saxophonist-composer Art Porter, Jr. was charting a blazing course on the contemporary jazz soundscape. The 35-year-old Little Rock, Arkansas native had recorded and released four albums for Verve Records. He had been a guest on the albums of such titans as keyboardists Ramsey Lewis; Jeff Lorber (who ...

Benny Green: Happiness!

Read "Happiness!" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Happiness is listening to Benny Green. He brings joie de vivre to the piano keys with his Herculean chops, in-the-pocket soulfulness, and tight arrangements, all of which can be heard in spades on this live date.

The scene for this spirited recording was the Kuumbwa Jazz Center--a gem of a venue in California ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Remembering Milt Jackson

Read "Remembering Milt Jackson" reviewed by Lazaro Vega

This interview was first published at All About Jazz in November 1999 and is part of our ongoing effort to archive pre-database material.

This interview was conducted prior to a Modern Jazz Quartet performance at Hope College, Holland, Michigan in September of 1989. Broadcast at the time on Blue Lake Public Radio; portions of ...