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Take Five with Chuck Redd

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About Chuck Redd
Chuck Redd is an internationally well-known performer on both drums and vibraphone. He began his career when he joined the Charlie Byrd Trio at the age of 21. He also became a member of the Great Guitars (Barney Kessel, Byrd, and Herb Ellis.) To his credit are 25 European tours and six ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Albert "Tootie" Heath, Ethan Iverson, Ben Street: Philadelphia Beat

Read "Philadelphia Beat" reviewed by Stefano Merighi

Ottant'anni di fragranza sono quelli di Albert “Tootie" Heath, a giudicare dalla qualità del gioco imbastito in trio con il piano di Ethan Iverson ed il contrabbasso di Ben Street, un gioco giunto alla sua terza e più riuscita mano, votato alle regole non scritte della scuola jazzistica di Philadelphia. Un magistero, quello di Heath, plasmato ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Joanna Pascale: To Tell a Story in Song

Read "Joanna Pascale: To Tell a Story in Song" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Among jazz vocalists, there are two main categories: those who belt out a tune with flourish, ornamentation, punctuation, and improvising known as “scat." Ella Fitzgerald is the prime representative of that approach. Then there are those who omit the superfluous, carefully crafting every word and note, bringing out the underlying emotions. Think of Billie Holiday. Joanna ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Dizzy Gillespie in London, 1973

Dizzy Gillespie in London, 1973

In August 1973, the Dizzy Gillespie Quintet went into Ronnie Scott's jazz club in London for a two-week stay. Gillespie was backed by Al Gafa on guitar, Mike Longo on piano, Earl May on electric bass and Mickey Roker on drums. The gig was recorded by the club, one assumes. The results have been issued on ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Working the Rhythm Section: Tom Lawton, Lee Smith, and Dan Monaghan

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As Duke Ellington's standard goes, “It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got that Swing." The rhythm section (piano, bass, drums, with guitar and percussion sometimes added) is the core of the typical jazz ensemble. They set the frame for the leader, singer, and soloists and contribute their own solos as well. Even though they ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

The Jazz Bridge "Jazz At The Library,” Third Thursday Concert Series In Willingboro, NJ Presents Bootsie Barnes

The Jazz Bridge "Jazz At The Library,” Third Thursday Concert Series In Willingboro, NJ Presents Bootsie Barnes

The Jazz Bridge “Jazz at the Library,” Third Thursday Concert Series presents saxophonist Bootsie Barnes at the Willingboro Library—220 Willingboro Way in Willingboro Township—on Thursday, December 18. Tickets are $10, $5 for students One show starts at 7:30 p.m. Information: 215-517-8337. Robert “Bootsie” Barnes embodies the spirit and the tradition—past, present and future—of everything that was and ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Dave Posmontier In Center City Concert Wed. Oct. 8th!

Dave Posmontier In Center City Concert Wed. Oct. 8th!

Jazz Bridge Second Wednesdays Concert Series in Center City presents pianist Dave Postmontier at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion, 2110 Chestnut Street on Wednesday, October 8th. Tickets are $10, $5 for students, and are available only at the door. Show time is 7:30. Information: 215-517-8337 or visit Jazz Bridge. It’s hard to remember a time ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Orrin Evans: Hot Irons In The Fire

Read "Orrin Evans: Hot Irons In The Fire" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

A pianist with great chops, great touch and an attack that fancies many influences from fierce swing to gospel, Orrin Evans is one of the outstanding creative musicians on the New York City scene. His work, no matter what the context--and he loves different contexts--is downright riveting at times.

But for the 38-year-old who ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Justin Faulkner: Serving the Music

Read "Justin Faulkner: Serving the Music" reviewed by Paul Naser

The rare balance of passionate ambition and mature dedication that are the hallmark of young professionals puts them in a category all their own. More often than not they began honing their skills at an early age and it seems as if life conspired to help them succeed. Justin Faulkner, the young drummer for the legendary ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Vocalist Shakera Jones In Cheltenham Wednesday March 5th

Vocalist Shakera Jones In Cheltenham Wednesday March 5th

The Jazz Bridge First Wednesdays Neighborhood Concerts Series at the Cheltenham Center for the Arts, 439 Ashbourne Road in Cheltenham PA, presents vocalist Shakera Jones on Wednesday, March 5th. Showtime is 7:30 p.m., tickets are $10/$5 for students, and are only available at the door. For info: 215-517-8337 or visit Jazz Bridge. Shakera Jones has been singing ...