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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Larry Dickson Jazz Quartet: Summergold Promises

Read "Summergold Promises" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Cincinnati-based baritone saxophonist Larry Dickson's new album, Summergold Promises, is almost a companion piece to his previous enterprise, Second Springtime, which was appraised favorably here less than a year ago. The word “almost" is necessary because Dickson's front-line partner on Springtime, tenor saxophonist Brent Gallaher, has been replaced by trombonist Bill Gemmer, lending the quartet a ...

ARTICLE: GENERAL ARTICLES

Arancio, nero e nostalgia: tempo di ristampe in casa Impulse!

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Piovono ristampe in casa Impulse!. Un diluvio benedetto a tinte arancionere che riporta sugli scaffali dei negozi classicissimi e rarità a prezzi stracciati. Non il massimo l'operazione dal punto di vista filologico: grafica discutibile, copertine originali incrociate grossolanamente, rimasterizzazione discreta ma non eccelsa, note riprodotte in miniatura e in alcuni casi praticamente illeggibili; ma il rapporto ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Duane Eubanks Quintet: Things of That Particular Nature

Read "Things of That Particular Nature" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Il più giovane dei fratelli Eubanks è attivo professionalmente dalla seconda metà degli anni novanta ma ha inciso pochissimo a suo nome, preferendo dedicarsi al ruolo di sideman con molti e prestigiosi partner (l'orchestra di Dave Holland, Oliver Lake, Mulgrew Miller, Orrin Evans, Curtis Fuller etc.).
Questo è il suo terzo disco da leader, ...

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Duane Eubanks: Artistry of a Boundless Nature

Read "Duane Eubanks: Artistry of a Boundless Nature" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello

Duane Eubanks may be the youngest of the incredibly musically-blessed Eubanks siblings, however this outstanding Philly-born trumpeter and composer also carries the bedrock jazz tradition of the City of Brotherly Love with “Rocky"-like vigor. With his latest quintet offering Things of That Particular Nature--one long overdue due to his constant in-demand status as a sideman contributor ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Suzanne Cloud

Read "Take Five With Suzanne Cloud" reviewed by Suzanne Cloud

Meet Suzanne Cloud:
Jazz singer-songwriter, educator, writer, and executive director of Jazz Bridge, a nonprofit that helps professional jazz and blues musicians in crisis.

Instrument(s):
vocals, piano

Teachers and/or influences?
My influences were wide and varied from the Broadway singer Mary Martin to jazz icon Sarah Vaughan to songwriter ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Don Glanden: Remembering Clifford Brown

Read "Don Glanden: Remembering Clifford Brown" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Benny Golson's timeless ballad, “I Remember Clifford" is but one measure of the reverence and love with which Clifford Brown was regarded by musicians, friends, family, and fans. The affection in which he was held during his lifetime was made all the more poignant by his untimely death at the peak of his rapidly advancing career. ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Celebrating Blue Note Records 75th With Delicious Vinyl

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Everything old is new again. Except of course for the timeless music of Blue Note Records which celebrated its 75th anniversary this year. The recordings Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff produced starting in 1939 have been collector's items since day one. While much of the label's music has been re-released in digital format, CDs and in ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

The Newly Minted Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia

Read "The Newly Minted Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

The newly minted Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia is an exciting, ambitious project co-founded by renowned trumpeter and Temple University educator Terell Stafford and intrepid jazz supporter Deena Adler, Odean Pope's manager. The Orchestra has already made waves in the Philly jazz community through its two performances in the Courtyard of City Hall, symbolizing its close connection ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

George Cables: The Pianist’s Dedication to the Group

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Anyone who is serious about jazz will tell you that George Cables belongs in the pantheon of the greatest jazz pianists. Everyone, that is, except George Cables. Exceptional in every way, he is yet a team player. He sees himself as part of the rhythm section, and has always emphasized the group over the soloist. He ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Frank Wess and Johnny Coles

Frank Wess and Johnny Coles

Taste is what separates great jazz musicians from average ones. Those who have taste consistently choose notes, tempos, timbres and voicings that seduce and satisfy attentive listeners. Taste also requires a conscious effort on the part of the artist to make smart decisions about songs. Tenor saxophonist Frank Wess has always had superb taste, and perhaps ...