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Steve Hobbs: Tribute to Bobby

Read "Tribute to Bobby" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Steve Hobbs's third CD featuring this quartet is studded with lively compositions, mostly written by him. The paradoxically breezy opener (considering the dark derivation of its title) “The Craving Phenomenon" is an example of this lightness of touch. Hobbs is heard here on marimba as he is on the next track “Into The Storm," a labyrinthine ...

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North America Jazz Alliance: The Montreal Sessions

Read "The Montreal Sessions" reviewed by Edward Blanco

The North America Jazz Alliance brings together two American and four Canadian musicians to perform the music heard in the nightclubs of the 60s and 70s on The Montreal Sessions. Producer Peter Maxymych further wanted to focus on the accordion-led bands of the era of which, the most famous was that of the late Art Van ...

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North America Jazz Alliance: The Montreal Sessions

Read "The Montreal Sessions" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

A producer's wish to recapture the sound of an accordion legend's band set the ball in motion for this recording. Producer Peter Maxymych wanted to “recreate a sound that was heard in clubs and other venues in the 1960s and '70s." Maxymych goes on to note that “accordion was the lead instrument in those groups and ...

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JazzWeek Radio Chart: May 3, 2010

TW LW 2W Artist TW LW Move Add Rpts Peak Wks 1 3 1 Catherine Russell Inside This Heart Of Mine (World Village/Harmonia Mundi) 322 151 +171 1 67 1 5 2 24 35 Trombone Shorty Backatown (Verve Forecast) 273 90 +183 20 62 2 3 3 2 4 John Pizzarelli Rockin In Rhythm: A Tribute ...

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JazzWeek Radio Chart: April 26, 2010

TW LW 2W Artist TW LW Move Add Rpts Peak Wks 1 5 6 Tia Fuller Decisive Steps (Mack Avenue) 160 148 +12 2 42 1 7 2 4 3 John Pizzarelli Rockin In Rhythm: A Tribute To Duke Ellington (Telarc) 152 153 -1 4 44 2 8 3 1 10 Catherine Russell Inside This Heart ...

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JazzWeek Radio Chart: April 19, 2010

TW LW 2W Artist TW LW Move Add Rpts Peak Wks 1 10 49 Catherine Russell Inside This Heart Of Mine (World Village/Harmonia Mundi) 235 118 +117 24 62 1 3 2 5 5 Mike LeDonne The Groover (Savant) 166 149 +17 4 51 2 8 3 1 2 Rufus Reid Out Front (Motema) 157 169 -12 1 49 1 7 4 3 8 John Pizzarelli Rockin In Rhythm: A Tribute To Duke Ellington (Telarc) 153 153 0 1 43 3 7 5 6 8 Tia Fuller Decisive Steps (Mack Avenue) 148 143 +5 2 46 5 6 6 4 1 Ahmad Jamal A Quiet Time (Dreyfus) 144 151 -7 0 45 1 13 7 9 31 Brad Mehldau Highway Rider (Nonesuch) 139 126 +13 8 58 7 3 7 25 20 Pat Metheny Orchestrion (Nonesuch) 139 87 +52 1 55 4 12 9 34 — Tom Harrell Roman Nights (HighNote) 131 75 +56 20 49 9 2 10 11 6 Hadley Caliman Straight Ahead (Origin) 125 115 +10 1 31 2 12 11 2 7 Dee Dee Bridgewater ...

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JazzWeek Radio Chart: April 12, 2010

TW LW 2W Artist TW LW Move Add Rpts Peak Wks 1 2 3 Rufus Reid Out Front (Motema) 169 172 -3 1 49 1 6 2 7 10 Dee Dee Bridgewater Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee (Emarcy/DDB) 156 142 +14 4 53 2 5 3 8 14 John Pizzarelli Rockin In Rhythm: A Tribute To Duke Ellington (Telarc) 153 137 +16 3 50 3 6 4 1 1 Ahmad Jamal A Quiet Time (Dreyfus) 151 173 -22 0 41 1 12 5 5 4 Mike LeDonne The Groover (Savant) 149 157 -8 0 47 3 7 6 8 5 Tia Fuller Decisive Steps (Mack Avenue) 143 137 +6 1 47 5 5 7 3 8 Joe Locke For The Love Of You (E1 Entertainment) 131 169 -38 0 48 3 11 7 4 7 Jeremy Pelt Men Of Honor (HighNote) 131 159 -28 1 45 3 10 9 31 — Brad ...

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JazzWeek Radio Chart: April 5, 2010

TW LW 2W Artist TW LW Move Add Rpts Peak Wks 1 1 1 Ahmad Jamal A Quiet Time (Dreyfus) 173 204 -31 0 50 1 11 2 3 8 Rufus Reid Out Front (Motema) 172 168 +4 4 54 2 5 3 8 7 Joe Locke For The Love Of You (E1 Entertainment) 169 140 +29 1 48 3 10 4 7 4 Jeremy Pelt Men Of Honor (HighNote) 159 148 +11 1 49 3 9 5 4 3 Mike LeDonne The Groover (Savant) 157 165 -8 1 53 3 6 6 2 2 Hadley Caliman Straight Ahead (Origin) 148 182 -34 0 36 2 10 7 10 9 Dee Dee Bridgewater Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee (Emarcy/DDB) 142 133 +9 8 52 7 4 8 5 6 Tia Fuller Decisive Steps (Mack Avenue) 137 152 -15 8 48 5 4 8 14 14 John Pizzarelli Rockin In Rhythm: A Tribute ...

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JazzWeek Radio Chart: March 29, 2010

TW LW 2W Artist TW LW Move Add Rpts Peak Wks 1 1 2 Ahmad Jamal A Quiet Time (Dreyfus) 204 209 -5 1 53 1 10 2 2 5 Hadley Caliman Straight Ahead (Origin) 182 195 -13 3 51 2 9 3 8 8 Rufus Reid Out Front (Motema) 168 134 +34 4 51 3 4 4 3 5 Mike LeDonne The Groover (Savant) 165 187 -22 1 52 3 5 5 6 12 Tia Fuller Decisive Steps (Mack Avenue) 152 149 +3 6 46 5 3 6 46 25 The Jae Sinnett Trio Theatre (J-Nett) 151 65 +86 25 59 6 4 7 4 3 Jeremy Pelt Men Of Honor (HighNote) 148 170 -22 1 50 3 8 8 7 8 Joe Locke For The Love Of You (E1 Entertainment) 140 137 +3 2 41 4 9 9 10 10 Don Braden & Mark Rapp The Strayhorn Project (Premium Music Solutions) 138 124 +14 1 48 4 10 10 9 43 Dee Dee Bridgewater Eleanora Fagan ...

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JazzWeek Radio Chart: March 22, 2010

TW LW 2W Artist TW LW Move Add Rpts Peak Wks 1 2 1 Ahmad Jamal A Quiet Time (Dreyfus) 209 233 -24 0 53 1 9 2 5 4 Hadley Caliman Straight Ahead (Origin) 195 165 +30 0 50 2 8 3 5 3 Mike LeDonne The Groover (Savant) 187 165 +22 5 56 3 4 4 3 6 Jeremy Pelt Men Of Honor (HighNote) 170 180 -10 0 53 3 7 5 7 2 Steve Hobbs Vibes, Straight Up (Challenge) 151 152 -1 0 34 1 11 6 12 — Tia Fuller Decisive Steps (Mack Avenue) 149 124 +25 7 42 6 2 7 8 8 Joe Locke For The Love Of You (E1 Entertainment) 137 133 +4 1 42 4 8 8 8 15 Rufus Reid Out Front (Motema) 134 133 +1 6 44 8 3 9 43 — Dee Dee Bridgewater Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee (Emarcy/DDB) 129 74 +55 17 45 9 2 10 10 4 Don Braden ...