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Tony Adamo and Roger Smith of Tower Of Power Collaborate on "Rain Man Make it Rain Love my Way"— Becomes All About Jazz Top Track

Tony Adamo and Roger Smith of Tower Of Power Collaborate on "Rain Man Make it Rain Love my Way"— Becomes All About Jazz Top Track

Tony Adamo on his collaboration with Roger Smith... My Tower of Power (TOP) connection goes back more than 20 years to a recording session in Dave Hartel’s studio in Half Moon Bay, California. Hartel was the organ player for Lydia Pense and Cold Blood at the time, and brought in Mic Gillette and Skip Mesquite to lay ...

Bob Mintzer Big Band/New York Voices: Meeting Of Minds

Read "Meeting Of Minds" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Meeting Of Minds plays more like a merger than an encounter. And that, after all, is how all successful collaborations should feel. Hearing Bob Mintzer's big band and New York Voices join forces for a trip through newly-arranged takes on '30s and '40s gems from the Great American Songbook is a reminder that some music can ...

Diane Moser: Birdsongs

Read "Birdsongs" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

There is a tradition of composers finding inspiration in the songs of birds. Olivier Messiaen did it in the classical realm and Eric Dolphy did it in the jazz world. Pianist Diane Moser follows in that tradition on this CD, turning birdsong into a bevy of haunting compositions both for solo piano and the trio of ...

Michael Moss - Accidental Orchestra: Helix

Read "Helix" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Veteran New York City-based free jazz acolyte, multi-instrumentalist Michael Moss (Sam Rivers, Elvin Jones, McCoy Tyner) maximizes the talents of his large ensemble via these simmering works designed with organized and loosely articulated dialogues.

The ensemble kicks it off with the swirling and glaring “Inception," which is also tinted with a world music vibe ...

Michael Moss's Accidental Orchestra: Helix

Read "Helix" reviewed by Troy Dostert

A longtime contributor to the New York jazz scene whose roots go back to Sam Rivers's loft era of the 1970s, clarinetist and composer Michael Moss has typically worked in a small-group context, especially via his most well-known ensembles, Four Rivers and the New York Free Quartet. But on Helix, he's got more ambitious goals in ...

McClenty Hunter Jr.: The Groove Hunter

Read "The Groove Hunter" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Drummer McClenty Hunter Jr. has left an indelible mark on the scene in the years since his move from the Washington D.C. area to the New York proving grounds. Whether taking to the studio with Jim Snidero, tearing it up on stage with icons like Curtis Fuller and Lou Donaldson, or holding down the fort during ...

Roy McGrath: Remembranzas

Read "Remembranzas" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Honoring special memories of the past, Chicago-based Puerto Rico-born tenor saxophonist Roy Mcgrath presents a light Latin-styled session on Remembranzas, featuring eight new compositions, including a special tribute to Puerto Rican poet Julia de Burgos.

A fixture in Chicago's music scene, Mcgrath has led various groups performing jazz, funk, Latin and Salsa. While the ...

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Vinny Raniolo's Album Release Party on Friday, April 27th from 7pm-11pm at Reckson Center at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, Long Island

Vinny Raniolo's Album Release Party on Friday, April 27th from 7pm-11pm at Reckson Center at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, Long Island

Virtuoso guitarist Vinny Raniolo has built a widespread global fan base, thanks to his engaging approach to early jazz, his regular appearances on PBS specials, and his collaborations with six-string giants including Bucky Pizzarelli, Frank Vignola and Tommy Emmanuel. Vinny’s love of flying is just about on par with his devotion to music, and with the release ...

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Highlights In Jazz Presents The Millennials Meet The Masters on Thursday, March 22, 2018 8pm at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center

Highlights In Jazz Presents The Millennials Meet The Masters on Thursday, March 22, 2018 8pm at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center

Something magical happens when outstanding jazz players ranging in age from their 20s to their 80s take to the stage and create common ground. That’s what you’ll experience at Highlights In Jazz’s upcoming “The Millennials Meet The Masters” concert, featuring saxophonists/clarinetists Peter and Will Anderson, trumpeter Dominick Farinacci, drummer Jimmy Cobb, bassist Buster Williams, trombonist Steve ...

Vinny Raniolo: Air Guitar

Read "Air Guitar" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Now here's something that brings fresh meaning to the idea of an artist piloting an album. Virtuoso guitarist and avid aviator Vinny Raniolo uses his debut leader date as an opportunity to fly the friendly skies, putting his ax to good use on an aerial-themed program with a pleasantly straightforward outlook.

While Raniolo ...