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Ira B. Liss Big Band Jazz Machine: Tasty Tunes

Read "Tasty Tunes" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Tasty Tunes is the fifth CD by Ira B. Liss' stalwart San Diego-based Jazz Machine, which was formed almost forty years ago, in 1979--a span that, when reckoned in big-band years, is much closer to a century or more. While other bands have come and gone the Jazz Machine has adamantly stayed the course, presenting dynamic ...

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Ali Ryerson Jazz Flute Big Band: Game Changer

Read "Game Changer" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Non sarà tra quelli che segnano una tappa nella storia del jazz ma i pregi di questo disco sono molti e forse detiene un primato. È uno dei rari album, forse l'unico con un'organico così ampio, a presentare un'orchestra di soli flautisti, eccetto i tre componenti della sezione ritmica.
Una decina d'anni fa Ali ...

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Holly Hofmann: Low Life: The Alto Flute Project

Read "Low Life: The Alto Flute Project" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Holly Hofmann, one of the jazz world's premier flutists, explores a deeper-toned territory with Low Life: The Alto Flute Project. Primarily a conventional C flautist--with an impressive discography--Hofmann has broken out the lower tone of the alto flute in her concerts, and occasionally on record. Now it's time for a full length CD featuring her expertise ...

Furthering The Flute In Jazz: Holly Hofmann and Bill McBirnie

Read "Furthering The Flute In Jazz: Holly Hofmann and Bill McBirnie" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Long gone are the days when the flute was only seen as a jazz novelty or a saxophonist's double. Once upon a time you could count the number of notable jazz flautists on a hand (or two), but the ranks have swelled a little bit over the years, and those leading the charge today aren't content ...

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Mike Wofford: It's Personal

Read "It's Personal" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Sono appena una decina i dischi a nome di Mike Wofford, a fronte di una prestigiosa carriera iniziata in California negli ultimi anni del West Coast Jazz e tutt'ora in pieno svolgimento all'età di 75 anni.

Dotato di una solida preparazione classica, ha iniziato a esibirsi con Shorty Rogers, Art Pepper, Chet ...

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Ali Ryerson Jazz Flute Big Band: Game Changer

Read "Game Changer" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Yes, the idea seems rather implausible: a big band comprised of sixteen flutes and rhythm. Flutist Ali Ryerson is the catalyst and guiding hand behind the Jazz Flute Big Band (JFBB), which was formed in 2005 and has been performing at various events across the country ever since. Before dismissing it out of hand, give the ...

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Mike Wofford: It's Personal

Read "It's Personal" reviewed by Jeff Dayton-Johnson

Pianist Mike Wofford can boast decades of high-caliber sideman gigs: notably with vocalists Ella Fitzgerald (for whom he served as music director), Mel Tormé and Sarah Vaughan, as well as drummer Shelly Manne, saxophonist Phil Woods, guitarist Joe Pass and others. His studio work is amply represented on records by a dizzying variety of artists. And ...

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Annual Newport Beach Jazz Party Set for Feb. 14-17

Annual Newport Beach Jazz Party Set for Feb. 14-17

By Larry Taylor Washington Birthday weekend's coming up Feb. 14 to 16, and that is the time for the 13th Annual Newport Beach Jazz Party, at Newport Marriott Hotel, Southern California. Fans know this is the gathering of some of the world's finest jazz musicians, playing day and night in the hotel's various venues: Jazz breakfasts, luncheons, afternoon pool side jam ...

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Mike Wofford / Holly Hofmann Quintet: Turn Signal

Read "Turn Signal" reviewed by Larry Taylor

Holly Hofmann is an energetic, swinging, straight-ahead jazz flautist who has been performing for over 30 years. Mike Wofford, her husband, a recognized piano master, co-leads on Turn Signal, playing with an understated, intuitively rhythmic style.

The two now live in San Diego, California, but travel extensively for performances. Recording her first disc ...

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Mike Wofford / Holly Hofmann Quintet: Turn Signal

Read "Turn Signal" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Down in out-of-the-way San Diego, California (that's out-of-the-way in a New York-centric jazz world), flautist Holly Hofmann and pianist Mike Wofford have been steadily making world-class jazz for a couple of decades. Wofford--who has spent much of his career in supporting roles, backing vocalists Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald, saxophonists Zoot Sims and Benny Carter, and ...