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NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Pete McCann

Jazz Musician of the Day: Pete McCann

All About Jazz is celebrating Pete McCann's birthday today!

Pete McCann is undoubtedly one of the most respected and industrious electric guitarists on the New York and international scene- a popular sideman in innumerable jazz and jazz/rock line-ups over the past 25 years, as well as a recording artist in his own right with five ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Guitarist Pete McCann Flexes Jazz-Rock Muscles On "Pay For It On The Other Side," Set For July 20 Release By McCannic Music

Guitarist Pete McCann Flexes Jazz-Rock Muscles On "Pay For It On The Other Side," Set For July 20 Release By McCannic Music

Pete McCann’s trademark infusion of post-bop jazz with roots-rock grit and energy reaches a new peak with the guitarist-composer’s July 20 release of Pay for It on the Other Side (McCannic Music). McCann’s sixth album, and his third with the quintet of alto saxophonist John O’Gallagher, pianist/keyboardist Henry Hey, bassist Matt Clohesy, and drummer Mark Ferber, ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

John Abercrombie Remembered

Read "John Abercrombie Remembered" reviewed by Dave Allen

This past August the world lost one of the most distinctive voices of jazz guitar in the past 50 years. John Abercrombie's music was a strong influence and inspiration for many guitarists and musicians developing in the '80s and '90s. His sound, touch and thoughtfulness was immediately distinctive from other guitar heroes of that or any ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Pete McCann

Jazz Musician of the Day: Pete McCann

All About Jazz is celebrating Pete McCann's birthday today!

Pete McCann is undoubtedly one of the most respected and industrious electric guitarists on the New York and international scene- a popular sideman in innumerable jazz and jazz/rock line-ups over the past 25 years, as well as a recording artist in his own right with five ...

Joe Fiedler: Like, Strange

Read "Like, Strange" reviewed by Troy Collins

Change can occasionally be necessary for artistic growth. For over a decade, trombonist Joe Fiedler has led a stripped-down bass and drums trio, as documented on Plays The Music of Albert Mangelsdorff (Clean Feed, 2005), The Crab (Clean Feed, 2007), Sacred Chrome Orb (Yellow Sound, 2011), and I'm In (Multiphonics, 2015). Seeking a greater range of ...

Joe Fiedler: Like, Strange

Read "Like, Strange" reviewed by Geno Thackara

It's not always easy for musicians to know what to call their own stuff, especially the kind of players who prefer not to settle into one cozy niche. Joe Fiedler certainly makes it difficult, being a fan of things from classic swing to avant-garde--some of which use the trombone in easily familiar ways, some of which ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Aaron Irwin Quartet: A Room Forever

Read "A Room Forever" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Quartetto dall'approccio molto cameristico questo messo assieme dal clarinettista e compositore statunitense, oggi di stanza a New York. Un camerismo che viene esaltato da un lato dalla formazione, priva di batteria, e dall'altro dalle ispirazioni extramusicali delle composizioni, che fanno riferimento ai racconti dello scrittore statunitense Breece D'J Pancake, morto suicida nel 1979 a soli ventisette ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Pete McCann

Jazz Musician of the Day: Pete McCann

All About Jazz is celebrating Pete McCann's birthday today!

Pete McCann is undoubtedly one of the most respected and industrious electric guitarists on the New York and international scene- a popular sideman in innumerable jazz and jazz/rock line-ups over the past 25 years, as well as a recording artist in his own right with five ...

Anthony Branker & Imagine: Beauty Within

Read "Beauty Within" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

The “Rising Star" status isn't confined to fresh music school graduates. Dr. Anthony Branker, Educator--who, for twenty-seven years, was engaged in a big way with Princeton University's jazz program--has achieved a recent “rising star" tag as a composer. This after releasing seven top notch CDs for Origin Records, including the masterful Uppity (2013).

“Composer/Musical ...

Scott Neumann/Tom Christensen: Spin Cycle

Read "Spin Cycle" reviewed by Mark Corroto

The new ensemble led by Scott Neumann and Tom Christensen is called Spin Cycle. It could, maybe should, have been dubbed The Chameleonic Quartet. Along with the virtuosic sidemen, guitarist Pete McCann and bassist Phil Palombi, the ten tracks spin-off varying styles and musical modes, from blues to ballads, punk to funk.

Such catholic ...