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Gary Monheit and Dan Krimm: New Shoots

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New Shoots , recorded in January 2015, is the most recent offering from fretless bassist Dan Krimm, featuring pianist Gary Monheit with drummer Scott Amendola filling out the trio.

New Shoots features eight original tracks, all of which are composed either by Krimm or Monheit. The two share a compositional vision, which lends a ...

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The Chuck Anderson Trio featuring Coreen at The Media Jazz Festival

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The Chuck Anderson Trio featuring Jazz Vocalist Coreen
Media Jazz Festival
Media, PA
November 21 2015

At the 13th annual Media Jazz Festival, the Chuck Anderson Trio made their fourth appearance since 2007, but this time with a new component to the show: the trio was joined by featured jazz vocalist ...

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Chuck Anderson Trio at Melodies Cafe

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Chuck Anderson Trio
Melodies Cafe
Ardmore, PA
April 11, 2015

The Chuck Anderson Trio marked a long overdue end to the winter with their first performance of the 2015 season. The trio, consisting of guitarist Chuck Anderson, bassist Eric Schreiber, and drummer Ed Rick played at Melodies Café in Ardmore, PA. ...

Daniel Bennett Group: The Mystery at Clown Castle

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The Daniel Bennett Group's 2015 release The Mystery at Clown Castle, the successor to 2013's Clockhead Goes to Camp, picks up where the latter left off with a fresh and distinct new feel. The personnel has changed, with Daniel Bennett joined by guitarist Nat Janoff, bassist Eddy Khaimovich, and drummer Matthew Feick. Special guests include pianist ...

Marcos Pin and Yago Vazquez: Marcos Pin: Duology

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Duology: Session 1 features the duet playing of guitarist Marcos Pin and pianist Yago Vazquez. The album is a tour through some of the most popular jazz standards. The duo format and individual talents of Pin and Vazquez bring a life and energy to the tunes, revealing the depth and potential in even the most frequently ...

The Daniel Rosenboom Quintet: The Daniel Rosenboom Quintet: Fire Keeper

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Fire Keeper, the debut album from the Daniel Rosenboom Quintet, exemplifies the vast possibilities for contemporary jazz artists. The album is undeniably jazz, with extensive improvisations and complex compositions, orchestrations and harmonies found in few other genres. The quintet is also unabashedly rooted in other contemporary genres. Progressive rock, as heard in the overdriven electric guitars, ...

ti-an-guis: ti-an-guis

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ti-an-guis, the self-titled debut album of the group ti-an- guis, is a unique contribution to contemporary folk and world music. Vocalist Lovorka Hojevac, guitarists Francisco Medina, Carlos Henrique Jacques Anderson, bassist Noa Stroeter, and percussionist Pepe Garcia come together to form a world fusion ensemble that is truly global. The individual musicians come from Mexican, Croatian, ...

ARTICLE: RECORD LABEL PROFILES

Cellar Live Records: The Finest in Live Jazz Recordings

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Cellar Live Records is a contemporary jazz label located in Vancouver, British Columbia. Jazz saxophonist and producer Cory Weeds founded the label in 2001, one year after purchasing The Cellar Restaurant and Jazz Club (later renamed Cory Weeds' Jazz Cellar). Since that time, Cellar Live Records has released over seventy albums.

Performers at Cory ...

Pi Recordings: Dedicated to the Innovative

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In the pantheon of American music, jazz is especially noted for its rapid and drastic evolution. Considering that jazz evolved from big bands and swing, to bebop, to free jazz within thirty years, it is a history marked by distinct stylistic eras. For some time, the trajectory and potential development of jazz has been in question. ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Tony Succar: Tony Succar y Mixtura: De One Live Sessions, Vol. 1

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Arranger, producer and percussionist Tony Succar and his Latin jazz band Mixtura offer their renditions of a handful of standards on the 2013 album De One Live Sessions Vol. 1. Though a studio album, the band embraces the “live in the studio" feeling, which shines throughout. A DVD of the band during the same studio session ...