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Buddy Montgomery Jazz Legacy Project Benefit & Concert

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Buddy Montgomery Jazz Legacy Project Benefit & Concert
Hillside Club
Berkeley California
September 10, 2016

The sold out first annual Buddy Montgomery Jazz Legacy Project Awards Benefit and Concert (BMJLP) was an exquisite evening that fulfilled the long held vision of Charles “Buddy" Montgomery. It recognized well deserving Bay ...

ARTICLE: BAILEY'S BUNDLES

Notable and Nearly Missed 2014

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As I have grown older, I have come to the startling and disheartening realization that I will not be able to read all the books there are, and, more importantly, listen to all the music there is (much less write about it). I otherwise appreciate a finite lifespan, but not when it comes to books and ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

DIVA: A Swingin' Life

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As if being the premier all-female big band on the planet weren't enough, DIVA has enlisted the services of two purebred divas--Nancy Wilson and Marlena Shaw--to enrich its latest album, A Swingin' Life, recorded live at Pittsburgh's Manchester Craftsmen's Guild (November 2011) and Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center (September 2012).

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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Diva: A Swingin' Life

Read "A Swingin' Life" reviewed by Richard  J Salvucci

Back in 1967, Buddy Rich was one of the headliners on a summer replacement television broadcast for “The Jackie Gleason Show." If I remember correctly, the show's theme, which Rich and the band did was “Away We Go." It was subsequently released on a Pacific Jazz record The New One. Why is it that the opening ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Diva: A Swingin' Life

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What do you get when you have fifteen talented and swinging female jazz musicians in an orchestral setting? The answer, drummer Sherrie Maricle and the DIVA Jazz Orchestra offering A Swingin' Life as proof that hard-charging big band music is not the exclusivity of the male gender. Building upon the work of more than a dozen ...

Freda Payne: Come Back to Me Love

Read "Come Back to Me Love" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

In 1970, the spirited R&B/pop singer Freda Payne had a monster success with “Band of Gold," a bouncy love-gone-wrong song that was probably the first top-40 hit ever written about impotence. Decades later, with undiminished pipes, beauty, and impressive energy, Payne returns to the spotlight with this big-band outing from Mack Records on its Artistry Music ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Rebellion and Respect: Kennedy Center Celebrates Blue Note's 75th Anniversary

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Blue Note Record's significance to modern music is as inarguable as its story is remarkable. Over its 75 year lifespan the label has recorded many of jazz's defining artists, its evolution tracing the trajectory of America's most significant musical form from its beginnings to its present day diverse manifestations.

It is therefore especially auspicious ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Christian McBride: Knocking on the Door

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Christian McBride was talking about the Grammy he received in October, 2011 for his big band album, The Good Feeling (Mack Avenue, 2011)--his first Grammy as a leader and third overall. While the bassist certainly appreciated getting the nod from his peers and from the Recording Academy, he said he gets just as much of a ...

Corky Hale to Make Kennedy Center Debut in 16th Annual Mary Lou Williams Women In Jazz Festival

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 16th Annual Mary Lou Williams Women In Jazz Festival will present “Corky Hale And Friends," featuring Corky Hale, the critically acclaimed and renowned jazz harpist, pianist and vocalist on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Terrace Theater of The John F. Kennedy Center for ...

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Newest ARC Members Cover Broad Demographic of Talent

Newest ARC Members Cover Broad Demographic of Talent

2010 has seen a continual growth of the Artists Recording Collective roster of member artists and producers. ARC includes GRAMMY winners and musicians who create high quality and thoughtful work of most all styles across the entire jazz spectrum. Two exciting young artists, saxophonist, Anthony E. Nelson, Jr. and guitarist, Dan Arcamone have joined ARC. These two young men represent ...