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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

OKB Trio: The Ing...

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There is something intoxicating about the sound of a jazz trio. The comradery, the symbiosis of group interreacting and communicating on a higher level of language through music. Such is the case with the OKB Trio. Each player is an esteemed player in many outside projects under other leaders' names, but on this recording Brian Woodruff ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Ted Chubb Band at Trumpets Jazz Club

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Ted Chubb Band
Trumpets Jazz Club
Montclair, NJ
June 21, 2018

The other night I went to Trumpets Jazz Club to check out the Ted Chubb Band without any preconceptions as to what I was about to hear. I was nonetheless interested in answers to some basic questions. Knowing nothing about ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ted Chubb: Gratified Never Satisfied

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Trumpeter Ted Chubb offers a well-balanced album of four originals and four thoughtfully-arranged covers on Gratified Never Satisfied, his third record as a leader. With solid, in-the-pocket musicianship and strong chemistry among his bandmates, it's an enjoyable outing likely to generate some buzz for this up-and-coming jazzman.

Chubb is a disciplined, meticulous soloist, and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Oscar Perez: Prepare A Place For Me

Read "Prepare A Place For Me" reviewed by Mark Sullivan



The heart of this album is found in pianist/composer Oscar Perez's trio with bassist Thomson Kneeland and drummer Alvester Garnett. Their four tracks showcase the cohesive sound they have developed together, Perez's elegant pianism matched by his empathetic partners. It's a modern piano trio, with a conversational style and all members contributing. There's enough ...

ARTICLE: JAZZ NEAR ME

Sun and Stars at Montclair Jazz Festival

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At the 2015 Montclair Jazz Festival, the sun broiled and the stars sparkled over some 6,000 jazz fans, that number announced by emcee Gary Walker, a popular WBGO radio on-air personality. Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor S. Epatha Merkerson, best known for her 17 seasons as Lieutenant Van Buren on NBC's “Law and Order," was ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Oscar Perez: Prepare A Place For Me

Read "Prepare A Place For Me" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

If Oscar Perez hadn't taken to the piano, he might've had a promising career in music journalism. In the concise and profound liner essay for this album, Perez intelligently considers the meaning of music, the struggles and joys connected to the art of creating and performing, and the way an individual's very being seeps into the ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Longwood Gardens' Wine and Jazz Festival: Kennett Square, PA, June 2, 2012

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Longwood Gardens' Wine and Jazz Festival
The Meadows at Longwood Gardens
Kennett Square, PA
June 2, 2012

After a night of thunderstorms and tornado warnings, the weather cleared at Longwood Gardens, a horticultural conservancy spread over a wide swath of countryside in Kennett Square, Chester County, PA. The day turned out sunny and mild, perfect ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Oscar Perez Nuevo Comienzo: Afropean Affair

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Oscar Perez attinge alle sue radici afro-cubane e alla passione per la musica classica per realizzare Afropean Affair dedicando un'attenzione particolare sia alle composizioni che agli arrangiamenti. Perez è Accompagnato dal suo “Nuevo Comienzo," formazione nata nel 2004 che racchiude musicisti di talento dell'area di New York con i quali ha maturato in questi anni un notevole affiatamento musicale. La ...

NEWS: RADIO

Rockwired.Com's All New Jazzed and Blue Podcast Profiles the Oscar Perez Nuevo Comienzo and Their New Release "Afropean Affair"

Rockwired.Com's All New Jazzed and Blue Podcast Profiles the Oscar Perez Nuevo Comienzo and Their New Release "Afropean Affair"

The weekly online radio series Jazzed and Blue: Profiles in Blues and Jazz is back and is now available for download at Rockwired.com and features an exclusive interview with Oscar Perez of the Oscar Perez Nuevo Comienzo regarding the brand new release Afropean Affair. In the opening segment, Perez discusses the inspiration behind the tracks of ...

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

Eugene Holley Jr.'s Best Releases of 2011

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At a time when Hispanics are the dominant minority in the United States, The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences has decided to eliminate the Latin Jazz category. This list is posted in solidarity with those who demand that the category be reinstated.






Fabian Almazan ...