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Content by tag "Reuben Wilson"

Melvin Sparks: Live at Nectar’s

Read "Live at Nectar’s" reviewed by Joe Gatto

A cool thing about music is that when you follow a band for a long time, you eventually get turned on to the music that influenced them. You get to hear all kinds of exciting new music, and start digging deep, going down groovy rabbit holes to discover great musicians you might not find on your ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Drummer LaFrae Sci Travels From Guatemala To Siberia--Teaching & Performing

Drummer LaFrae Sci Travels From Guatemala To Siberia--Teaching & Performing

LaFrae Sci: Jazz, Rock, Session Drummer, Composer, Educator—Travels From Guatemala To Siberia- Teaching & Performing To Global Students Conducts Only All-Female Orchestra
In Latin America: April 10-20!
Next Stop: A Return To Siberia! World-renowned drummer, composer, educator LaFrae Sci brings the beat to Guatemala on April 10-20 to lead masterclasses with La Orquesta Sinfónica ...

Reuben Wilson: Blue Mode – 1969

Read "Reuben Wilson: Blue Mode – 1969" reviewed by Marc Davis

1969 was the grooviest year in a very groovy decade. The Beatles, on the verge of a breakup, urged everyone to get back and come together. The Temptations couldn't get next to you. And Sly Stone took everyone higher at Woodstock.

At that very moment, in the waning days of 1969, Reuben Wilson funked ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Alexander Hawkins: Retaining The Sense of Discovery

Read "Alexander Hawkins: Retaining The Sense of Discovery" reviewed by John Sharpe

One of the fastest-rising stars of the UK jazz scene, pianist Alexander Hawkins is remarkable in that he shines equally in both the further reaches of free improvisation and the creation of ingeniously crafted charts. Indeed, Hawkins' particular talent might be in bringing the two so close that it's hard to distinguish between them. At times ...

NEWS: TV / FILM

Hammond B3 Organ Film In Post Production

TAMPA , Fla. – A seven-year labor of love, “Killer B3” features some of the greatest Hammond organists in the U.S. Three have died since the project began, most notable among them the king of the B3, Jimmy Smith of Philadelphia, who brought the instrument from the church to the club in the 1950s. “Killer B3” captures gripping personal stories and ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Changing of the Guard: The 33rd Annual Detroit Jazz Festival

Read "Changing of the Guard: The 33rd Annual Detroit Jazz Festival" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

The 33rd Annual Detroit Jazz Festival
Detroit, Michigan
August 31- September 3, 2012
They don't call it the largest free jazz festival in North America for no reason. Every Labor Day weekend in Detroit, jazz fans try to wrap their brains around the diverse and generous offerings of one of the country's most successful jazz festivals, ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

David A. Orthmann's Best Releases of 2011

Read "David A. Orthmann's Best Releases of 2011" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

2011 was another banner year for newly recorded jazz. My favorites in no particular order...



New Tricks
Alternate Side
(New Tricks Records)



Jeff Williams
Another Time
(Whirlwind Recordings)



Vinnie Cutro
The Music of Duke Ellington ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Reuben Wilson: Revisited

Read "Reuben Wilson: Revisited" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

Reuben Wilson Trio
Revisited
American Showplace Music
2011

For any organist mining the soul-jazz vein, it's tough to escape the long shadow of Hammond B-3 titans such as Jimmy Smith, Charles Earland, Richard “Groove" Holmes and Jimmy McGriff. On the other hand, invoking the memory of a few of the ...

NEWS: RADIO

JazzWeek Radio Chart: January 18, 2010

TW LW 2W Artist TW LW Move Add Rpts Peak Wks 1 26 — Steve Hobbs Vibes, Straight Up (Challenge) 197 79 +118 18 49 1 2 2 6 13 Roni Ben-Hur Fortuna (Motema) 174 157 +17 3 48 2 10 3 5 11 The Mike Longo Trio Sting Like A Bee (CAP) 152 159 -7 1 40 3 12 4 2 1 Gerald Wilson Orchestra Detroit (Mack Avenue) 151 169 -18 0 44 1 17 5 2 3 Jeff Hamilton Trio Symbiosis (Capri) 150 169 -19 0 46 1 16 6 7 9 Poncho Sanchez Psychedelic Blues (Concord) 147 153 -6 1 49 1 17 7 11 23 Bill Mays Trio Mays At The Movies (SteepleChase) 144 125 +19 2 42 7 7 8 20 41 Jeb Patton New Strides (MAXJAZZ) 135 102 +33 3 45 8 7 9 12 16 Dana Hall Into The Light (Origin) 126 123 +3 2 45 8 10 10 9 8 Steve Davis Eloquence (Jazz Legacy) 125 138 -13 1 43 7 17 11 16 10 Roy Hargrove Big Band Emergence (Emarcy) 123 114 +9 0 43 1 22 12 10 14 Roberta Gambarini ...

NEWS: RADIO

JazzWeek Radio Chart: January 11, 2010

TW LW 2W Artist TW LW Move Add Rpts Peak Wks 1 6 13 Joey DeFrancesco Snapshot (HighNote) 175 126 +49 0 51 1 12 2 3 8 Jeff Hamilton Trio Symbiosis (Capri) 169 151 +18 0 47 1 15 2 1 5 Gerald Wilson Orchestra Detroit (Mack Avenue) 169 182 -13 1 46 1 16 2 — — Somi If The Rains Come First () 169 — +169 33 40 2 1 5 11 15 The Mike Longo Trio Sting Like A Bee (CAP) 159 113 +46 0 38 5 11 6 13 10 Roni Ben-Hur Fortuna (Motema) 157 104 +53 2 46 6 9 7 9 6 Poncho Sanchez Psychedelic Blues (Concord) 153 117 +36 0 42 1 16 8 2 6 Houston Person Mellow (HighNote) 142 162 -20 0 33 2 12 9 8 12 Steve Davis Eloquence (Jazz Legacy) 138 121 +17 0 44 7 16 10 14 27 Roberta Gambarini So In Love (Emarcy) 131 103 +28 0 43 3 20 11 23 11 Bill Mays Trio Mays At The Movies (SteepleChase) 125 83 +42 2 39 11 6 12 16 9 Dana Hall Into The ...