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Houston Person: I'm Just a Lucky So and So

Read "I'm Just a Lucky So and So" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Perhaps tenor saxophonist Houston Person is indeed A Lucky So and So, as he professes on his newly recorded album of that name, but it has taken far more than luck to sustain a long and successful career that spans more than half a century and numbers more than sixty albums as leader of his own ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Vanessa Rubin: The Dream Is You: Vanessa Rubin Sings Tadd Dameron

Read "The Dream Is You: Vanessa Rubin Sings Tadd Dameron" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Tadd Dameron is regarded as the great romantic of bebop-era jazz composers, a writer with a talent for creating smooth, memorable melodies that could evoke real emotion. Most of his works are known mainly as instrumentals but Vanessa Rubin has compiled lyrics written for some of his tunes, had new lyrics written for others and even ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Eddie Allen: Push

Read "Push" reviewed by Everett R. Davis

Seasoned trumpeter, composer and educator Eddie Allen's highly awaited Push is a mix of mainstream jazz with generous sprinklings of urban flavors and reggae thrown into the mix. Allen and the excellent group of musicians he assembled for this release is simply riveting, with pure jazz and catchy flowing rhythms from start to finish. Allen states ...

Take Five With Mike Lee

Read "Take Five With Mike Lee" reviewed by Mike Lee

Meet Mike Lee:

Mike Lee is a tenor saxophonist originally from Cleveland, OH and now living in Northern New Jersey. He's currently leader of the Cecil's Monday Night Big Band at Cecil's Jazz Club in West Orange New Jersey and co-leader of the acclaimed jazz quartet, New Tricks. He has released five albums as leader ...

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Kenny Davis: Kenny Davis

Read "Kenny Davis" reviewed by John Kelman

He's had an illustrious career since moving to New York in the mid-1980s and hitching a gig with drummer Ralph Peterson Jr. and contemporary mainstreamers Out of the Blue (OTB), but he's waited until now to release an album under his own name. An impressive résumé includes work with M-Base collective saxophonist Steve Coleman's Five Elements; ...

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Groove's Mood: The Aggregation

Read "The Aggregation" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Eddie Allen è un marpione, nel senso buono del termine. Suona la tromba, compone e insegna jazz. Si diverte a metter su quartetti, quintetti e una big band di 17 elementi, The Aggregation, capace di guardare allo swing più puro ("Groove's Mood"), ma anche ai riverberi latino americani. Aggregare per lui è segno di non solo di un ...

NEWS: RADIO

JazzWeek Radio Chart: December 28, 2009

TW LW 2W Artist TW LW Move Add Rpts Peak Wks 1 2 6 Carla Bley Carla’s Christmas Carols (ECM) 163 192 -29 12 62 1 3 2 20 46 The Airmen Of Note Cool Yule (Self Released) 143 103 +40 6 29 2 3 3 8 3 Eric Alexander Revival Of The Fittest (HighNote) 140 152 -12 0 45 1 13 4 39 18 Eddie Allen Jazzy Brass For The Holidays (DBCD) 126 62 +64 2 36 4 3 5 11 5 Gerald Wilson Orchestra Detroit (Mack Avenue) 124 146 -22 0 36 3 14 6 3 1 Poncho Sanchez Psychedelic Blues (Concord) 122 175 -53 0 36 1 14 6 8 4 Houston Person Mellow (HighNote) 122 152 -30 0 26 4 10 8 5 2 Jeff Hamilton Trio Symbiosis (Capri) 112 165 -53 0 30 1 13 9 10 8 Dana Hall Into The Light (Origin) 109 151 -42 1 40 8 7 10 12 7 Roni Ben-Hur Fortuna (Motema) 107 134 -27 3 37 6 7 11 23 28 Bill Mays Trio Mays At The Movies ...

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JazzWeek Radio Chart: December 21, 2009

TW LW 2W Artist TW LW Move Add Rpts Peak Wks 1 14 — Nellie McKay Normal As Blueberry Pie: A Tribute To Doris Day (Verve) 194 112 +82 0 44 1 9 2 6 — Carla Bley Carla’s Christmas Carols (ECM) 192 157 +35 13 55 2 2 3 1 2 Poncho Sanchez Psychedelic Blues (Concord) 175 182 -7 0 44 1 13 4 14 23 Oliver Jones & Hank Jones Pleased To Meet You (Justin Time) 173 112 +61 3 65 4 6 5 2 1 Jeff Hamilton Trio Symbiosis (Capri) 165 174 -9 0 39 1 12 6 9 3 Joey DeFrancesco Snapshot (HighNote) 164 140 +24 0 43 1 9 7 11 13 Steve Davis Eloquence (Jazz Legacy) 155 134 +21 1 42 7 13 8 3 4 Eric Alexander Revival Of The Fittest (HighNote) 152 172 -20 0 44 1 12 8 4 5 Houston Person Mellow (HighNote) 152 165 -13 2 32 4 9 10 8 16 Dana Hall Into The Light (Origin) 151 142 +9 1 43 8 6 11 5 6 Gerald ...

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JazzWeek Radio Chart: December 14, 2009

TW LW 2W Artist TW LW Move Add Rpts Peak Wks 1 2 3 Poncho Sanchez Psychedelic Blues (Concord) 182 186 -4 0 50 1 12 2 1 2 Jeff Hamilton Trio Symbiosis (Capri) 174 212 -38 0 44 1 11 3 4 1 Eric Alexander Revival Of The Fittest (HighNote) 172 180 -8 0 45 1 11 4 5 4 Houston Person Mellow (HighNote) 165 170 -5 0 39 4 8 5 6 12 Gerald Wilson Orchestra Detroit (Mack Avenue) 158 165 -7 2 45 3 12 6 — — Carla Bley Carla’s Christmas Carols (ECM) 157 — +157 25 41 6 1 7 6 7 Roni Ben-Hur Fortuna (Motema) 149 165 -16 1 49 6 5 8 16 34 Dana Hall Into The Light (Origin) 142 113 +29 2 43 8 5 9 3 5 Joey DeFrancesco Snapshot (HighNote) 140 183 -43 2 36 1 8 10 8 8 Roy Hargrove Big Band Emergence (Emarcy) 139 159 -20 0 38 1 17 11 13 15 Steve Davis Eloquence (Jazz Legacy) 134 127 +7 1 41 9 12 12 12 18 The Mike Longo Trio Sting Like A Bee (CAP) 121 132 -11 0 36 10 7 13 11 11 Graham ...

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Eddie Allen and His Jazzy Brass for the Holidays Released on DBCD Label

Eddie Allen and His Jazzy Brass for the Holidays Released on DBCD Label

New York, New York -- Eddie Allen has been busy this year and what better way to conclude it than to release some holiday jazz. Allen is leading the way once again on Jazzy Brass For The Holidays which was recently released on DBCD November 3, 2009.

Joining Eddie on trumpet ...