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NEWS: RECORDING

Brawny-Toned tenorman Dave Wilson releases "One Night At Chris’' (in Philadelphia) with Kirk Reese, Tony Marino and Dan Monaghan

Brawny-Toned tenorman Dave Wilson releases "One Night At Chris’' (in Philadelphia) with Kirk Reese, Tony Marino and Dan Monaghan

From the One Night At Chris' liner notes by Bill Milkowski As brawny-toned tenor man Dave Wilson said, in reflecting back on this inspired set, “It was a good night!” That’s an understatement. One Night at Chris’ bristles with a kind of visceral energy and sheer burn that lit up the crowd at the famed Chris’ Jazz ...

Tony Marino Music

Tony Marino is a Latin jazz pianist, composer, and recording engineer based in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. EARLY YEARS … The artist fell in love with music at an early age. At just 7-years old he started playing piano and has been hooked ever since. In his early days, Tony was inspired by the iconic Leon Russell and strove to become professional pianist, composer and performer. Tony started studying piano with Bill DelGovenatore. This is where Tony’s journey into the world of jazz began. Bill introduced Tony the jazz genre and even introduced him to famous artists such as Thelonious Monk

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Dave Liebman: Archives and Improvisations - The Past and the Now of a Life in Jazz

Read "Dave Liebman: Archives and Improvisations - The Past and the Now of a Life in Jazz" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Prolific saxophonist, composer, band leader, and educator Dave Liebman is a living legend, an NEA Jazz Master who has been making waves since the 1970s and never stops growing, learning, and discovering. His autobiography, What It Is (Scarecrow Press, 2012, with Lewis Porter) is an honest probing of his more than half century experience as a ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Bob Dorough Trio featuring Michael Hornstein: But For Now

Read "But For Now" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

When But For Now first landed in 2015, it was a reminder of the good-natured brilliance behind the artistry of one of America's greatest living treasures. But with Bob Dorough's passing in April of 2018, the album's second coming plays more like a parting gift.

Recorded in 2014, when Dorough was already a ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Dave Liebman Group: Expansions Live

Read "Expansions  Live" reviewed by Budd Kopman

For those that know soprano saxophonist David Liebman's latest group Expansions from their first two studio albums, Samsara and The Puzzle, the double CD Expansions Live will be the lodestone for this quintet (Liebman, reedman Matt Vashlishan, keyboardist Bobby Avey, bassist Tony Marino and drummer Alex Ritz).

Playing a few of the tunes from ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Dave Liebman Group: Expansions - The Puzzle

Read "Expansions - The Puzzle" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Registrato nella primavera del 2015, The Puzzle documenta il lavoro dell'attuale gruppo di Dave Liebman, Expansions, composto da uno storico collaboratore del sassofonista, il bassista Tony Marino, e da giovani musicisti che--con l'eccezione del batterista -contribuiscono tutti alle composizioni.

Quattro di queste sono infatti di Liebman, due dell'ancista Matt Vashlishan, due di Marino e ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ron Stabinsky: Free for One

Read "Free for One" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Pianist Ron Stabinsky, officially became the fourth member of the Mostly Other People Do the Killing with Mauch Chunk (Hot Cup Records, 2015) after having performed with the group live in 2013 and on Blue their recreation of Miles Davis' Kind Of Blue (Columbia, 1959) expertly restoring the Wynton Kelly/Bill Evans parts. The pianist has been ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Dave Liebman: Expansions: The Puzzle

Read "Expansions: The Puzzle" reviewed by Budd Kopman

The Puzzle is the terrfic follow-up recording by David Liebman's new group, Expansions, the first being Samsara.

No sophomore jinx here; if anything, the group has coalesced further and is even tighter. To throw out a (perhaps meaningless) label, this music could be called hyper-bop in its mix of well-placed dissonance, rhythmic displacements and ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Dave Liebman Expansions at Chris’ Jazz Café

Read "Dave Liebman Expansions at Chris’ Jazz Café" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Dave Liebman Expansions
Chris' Jazz Cafe
Philadelphia, PA
March 11, 2016

The pleasure of hearing Dave Liebman with his personally honed groups is that despite or because of personnel changes, they never stop transforming and expanding in scope and depth. In this incarnation of Liebman's now legendary groups, in addition to ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Quartet: Live at the Deer Head Inn

Read "Live at the Deer Head Inn" reviewed by Richard J Salvucci

A few months ago, I discovered the Deer Head Inn at the Delaware Water Gap.. That led to discovery of Deer Head Records. Which led to the discovery of this recording. Sometimes, ignorance can lead to bliss.

I hadn't heard much of Joe Locke, and aside from Bill Goodwin, the other musicians were unknown ...