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Craig Fraedrich Tony Nalker: Alone Together

Read "Alone Together" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello

An involved listening to this oxymoron-titled album could easily have one thinking that trumpeter Craig Fraedrich and pianist Tony Nalker probably could have been categorized by Audobon as “birds of a musical feather." That's not a surprise since both spent decades in the elite U.S. Army Blues Jazz Ensemble and they've worked together on Fraedrich's previous ...

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Dot Time Records Welcomes Catherine Russell

Dot Time Records Welcomes Catherine Russell

Dot Time Records is honored to announce that it has signed Catherine Russell, a celebrated vocalist and one of the greatest voices in jazz and blues, to release her upcoming album. The label and artist are joining forces with the shared goal of enriching the contemporary music scene with the release of new tracks, renditions of ...

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Carol Welsman: Alone Together

Read "Alone Together" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Canadian jazz pianist and vocalist Carol Welsman unveils her eleventh album as leader with the audacious Alone Together where she's never alone and altogether very spicy and splendid on vocals as well as on the keys. The album contains a superb selection of time-honored standards like Sammy Cahn's “Day By Day," Rodgers & Hammerstein's oft-recorded “It ...

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Diane Monroe/Tony Miceli: Alone Together

Read "Alone Together" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Violinist Diane Monroe and vibraphonist Tony Miceli have been working together in various contexts for about three decades, but that doesn't mean they had instant comfort with the idea of working as a duo. When they first visited the idea in 2009, both Monroe and Miceli were a bit apprehensive. Regardless, they decided to move past ...

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Karriem Riggins: Alone Together

Read "Alone Together" reviewed by Jeff Dayton-Johnson

Drummer Karriem Riggins has performed with or arranged for vocalist Betty Carter, pianist Oscar Peterson and bassist Ray Brown; he sat in the drummer's chair on pianist Mulgrew Miller's excellent Live at Yoshi's, Volume One (MAXJAZZ, 2004) and Two (MAXJAZZ, 2005). Hell, he even plays on ex-Beatle bassist-vocalist Paul McCartney's Kisses on the Bottom (Hear Music, ...

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Tim Hagans: Alone Together

Read "Alone Together" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

Despite the title of trumpeter Tim Hagans' Alone Together, from the Schwartz/Dietz love song, neither the titular tune--nor the majority of the album--is anything but a cooker. Hagans, who has received a lot of exposure by the Pirouet label in 2008, leads this beautifully rendered series of three standards and four originals from pianist Marc Copland--was ...

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Tim Hagans: Alone Together

Read "Alone Together" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Just as the term jazz is notoriously hard to define, so are many terms within its world including mainstream. Going beyond the “I know it when I hear it" response, mainstream implies the acceptance of the older limits of melody, harmony and rhythm, whereby accessibility, meaning understandability, is more immediate.

While many players ...

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Tim Hagans: Alone Together

Read "Alone Together" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

The nice thing about jazz is that even when an artist covers a standard that has been recorded many times and many ways, the music can still sound like something new, despite its familiar feel. Trumpeter Tim Hagans accomplishes this on Alone Together, a mix of old and new.

A Dayton (Ohio) native, Hagans ...

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Tim Hagans: Alone Together

Read "Alone Together" reviewed by Troy Collins

Alone Together reunites trumpeter Tim Hagans with pianist Marc Copland's longstanding trio for Hagans' second recording on the German Pirouet Records. The veteran collaborators previous quartet project, Beautiful Lily (Pirouet, 2005), featured a similar line-up with bassist Drew Gress and drummer Bill Stewart; this session includes Copland's regular drummer Jochen Rückert in Stewart's place. Where Beautiful ...

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Tim Hagans: Alone Together

Read "Alone Together" reviewed by Jim Santella

Bridging the gap between bandleader Stan Kenton's progressive experience and today's wide-open jazz market, trumpeter Tim Hagans defines modern jazz through a straight-ahead approach. Three years with the Kenton big band jump-started Hagans' career in the early 1970s after studying music at Bowling Green State University. Moving overnight from dedicated student to hard-working practitioner, Hagans found ...