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ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Antonio Marrone

Read "Take Five With Antonio Marrone" reviewed by Antonio Marrone

Meet Antonio Marrone:
Jazz bass guitarist, composer, educator, Antonio Marrone studied with many artists, including Paul Bollenback, Jeff Richman, John Stowell, Roy Patterson, Jamie Findlay, Royce Campbell, Scott Henderson, David Friesen, Vic Juris, Jimmy Bruno, Bob Ferrazza. In 2012, he released his first album, Solemn, and has written a bass method book, Symmetric Pentatonic ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Royce Campbell: Playing Pretty

Royce Campbell: Playing Pretty

As a jazz guitarist, it's not easy to play pretty. You have to worship harmony, you have to love the sound of the instrument, and you have to want to seduce audiences. Back in the 1950s and 1960s, guitarists like Barry Galbraith, Jimmy Raney, Chuck Wayne, Mundell Lowe, Wes Montgomery and others understood the conversational quality ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Royce Campbell: Solo Trane

Read "Solo Trane" reviewed by Jack Huntley

There are some albums which, on the very first listening, create an immediate auditory union with the musician. Credit ability, musicality, interpretation, song choice, or a blending of each, Royce Campbell's solo guitar tribute to the music of John Coltrane, Solo Trane, is one of those albums. It crackles with energy and creative force as Campbell ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Summary Judgment: Royce Campbell

Summary Judgment: Royce Campbell

I just received a new CD from guitarist Royce Campbell, the third he's kindly sent me to review. While I owe him a longer writeup on his “Movie Songs Project" with Phil Woods, I wanted to share his name and my thoughts on his music sooner than I'll be able to do otherwise.

Campbell's latest release ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

31st Annual Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland

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31st Annual Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland
Cleveland, Ohio
April 15-25, 2010

In its 31st offing, the Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland followed a familiar yet engaging formula. One that, over the years, has made it the largest music festival in Ohio and the largest educational jazz festival in the country. The clinics and workshops for ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Royce Campbell: The Art of Chord Solo Guitar

Read "The Art of Chord Solo Guitar" reviewed by John Patten

Royce Campbell's The Art of Chord Solo Guitar extends his considerable collection of solo guitar releases, this time working on a series of standard tunes.

Campbell's extensive résumé includes stints with everyone from Marvin Gaye and Eddie Harris to Henry Mancini, and it's clear he's used his professional time to gain the skills necessary ...

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 ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Royce Campbell: Get Happy

Read "Get Happy" reviewed by Jim Santella

Guitarist Royce Campbell collected songs with happy themes for this trio recording. Featuring violinist Joe Kennedy (1923-2004), the session swings in the mood intended, with an acoustic timbre and an open resonance to match. String jazz gets too little attention; yet, the violin has been with jazz since its inception. Guitar and double-bass remain integral elements ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Royce Campbell: Elegy to a Friend

Read "Elegy to a Friend" reviewed by Jim Santella

A versatile guitarist, Royce Campbell is equally at home with straight-ahead jazz and pure blues. When he got this group of Indianapolis jazz artists together in September 1990, it was to explore a different region altogether: jazz's modern mainstream. This allowed the quartet to explore, through original compositions, the more creative aspects of their music. Each ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Royce Campbell: Gypsy Soul

Read "Gypsy Soul" reviewed by Jim Santella

In a program of originals that recalls the spirit of Django Reinhardt, the Quintet of the Hot Club of France, and other masters of early acoustic swing, guitarist Royce Campbell turns to the heartfelt spirit that feeds our soul.

Born in Indiana, Campbell issued his first recording in 1983. As Henry Mancini's guitarist, he ...