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Bill O'Connell and The Afro Caribbean Ensemble: Wind Off The Hudson

Read "Wind Off The Hudson" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Bill O'Connell has had plenty to say with his piano in recent times, basically knocking out a session a year for the Savant imprint. And with an exploration within the solo format, a trip with an augmented trio, and ventures promoting a medium-sized conglomerate of heavy-hitters, he's certainly traversed quite an expanse there. But, as Wind ...

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Bill O'Connell: Jazz Latin

Read "Jazz Latin" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

I tre protagonisti del disco--il pianista Bill O'Connell, il bassista Lincoln Goines e il batterista Robby Ameen--sono stati a lungo partner del flautista Dave Valentin, scomparso nel marzo 2017 a cui hanno già dedicato tributi. Sono musicisti di valore che si conoscono bene e ribadiscono un'appartenenza stilistica influenzata dalle musiche latine ma prettamente jazzistica. Il taglio ...

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Atlanta Jazz Festival 2019

Read "Atlanta Jazz Festival 2019" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Atlanta Jazz Festival
Atlanta, GA
May 25-26, 2019

Last year the festival operated under the threat of rain all weekend. This year's 42nd edition saw record-tying high temperatures: 93 and 94 degrees Fahrenheit (ten degrees above the historical averages). No doubt it is a coincidence that the programming was cooler than last ...

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Alfredo Triff: Parodies: Jazz Music for Violin and Octet

Read "Parodies: Jazz Music for Violin and Octet" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

American-Cuban violinist Alfredo Triff is known for his long-standing work with composer-arranger-songwriter-producer Kip Hanrahan that began in 1985--five years after Triff arrived to New york from Havana, Cuba--and continues to this day. But Triff's work encompasses more than Hanrahan music. He experimented with recording solo electric violin, released solo albums that presented his diverse musical interests ...

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Justin Mullens Pushes The Boundaries Of The French Horn & Offers New Compositions On "The Cornucopiad"

Justin Mullens Pushes The Boundaries Of The French Horn & Offers New Compositions On "The Cornucopiad"

ON BROOKLYN JAZZ UNDERGROUND RECORDS (MARCH, 2016) "The spirit of the organization is firmly rooted in Brooklyn. All of the members reside there, and they wanted to give a nod to the vitality of its scene."—The Wall Street Journal The Cornucopiad Features The Justin Mullens Octet: Justin Mullens (French Horn), Chris Cheek (Alto Sax & Clarinet), Peter Hess (Bass Clarinet), ...

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Conrad Herwig: The Latin Side Of Joe Henderson

Read "The Latin Side Of Joe Henderson" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

So what makes The Latin Side Of Joe Henderson different from trombonist Conrad Herwig's previous Latin Side albums? Well, for starters, Herwig played with Henderson for several years, an experience which gave him great insight into the music and the man who made it. Then there's the material itself. Henderson's music, more so than that of ...

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Conrad Herwig: New York City, NY, July 25, 2012

Read "Conrad Herwig: New York City, NY, July 25, 2012" reviewed by Emilie Pons

Conrad Herwig Quintet
The Blue Note
New York, NY
July 25, 2012

During the last week of July, 2012, at New York City's Blue Note club, trombonist Conrad Herwig performed with his quintet, also featuring trumpeter Alex Sipiagin, baritone saxophonist Ronnie Cuber, pianist Bill O'Connell, bassist Ruben Rodriguez, drummer Robby Ameen and conguero/percussionist Richie Flores. ...

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Conrad Herwig's Latin Side All Star Band: Intensity On A Cold City Night

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Conrad Herwig's Latin Side All Star Band
The Blue Note
New York, New York
January 11, 2010

“Que Viva Miles, 'Trane, Herbie & Wayne."

For more than a decade, trombonist Conrad Herwig has created a highly identifiable niche in contemporary jazz with his series of Latin Side CDs, which began with the startling The ...

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Robby Ameen: Days in the Life

Read "Days in the Life" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

Robby Ameen is one of those first call percussionists who has been chafing at the bit to produce something all his own. Now he has his chance, with Days in the Life and he acquits himself with excellence. Things might have very well gone awry, as so often happens when self producing a first record. This, ...

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Robby Ameen Release "Days in the Life" - Download Two Free MP3s

Robby Ameen Release "Days in the Life" - Download Two Free MP3s

Original music composed and arranged by drummer Robby Ameen featuring John Beasley, Wayne Krantz, Lincoln Goines, Conrad Herwig, Brian Lynch and Richie Flores. This is new burning creative jazz which has afro-cuban, straight-ahead, and post-modern funk influences played by musicians with a lifetime rapport. Download two free tracks from Days in the Life

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