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Cory Weeds Little Big Band: Explosion

Read "Explosion" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The size and makeup of a “little big band" depend above all on what the leader has in mind. In this case, leader Cory Weeds patterned his ensemble (four brass, four reeds, three rhythm) after similar groups led by tenor saxophonists Eddie “Lockjaw" Davis and Gene Ammons, and what he had in mind was a mid-sized ...

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Cory Weeds Little Big Band: Explosion

Read "Explosion" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Renaissance Man Cory Weeds has the Midas Touch. Since attaining Vancouver-local escape velocity with his Cellar Jazz Club and then his record label with the same imprint, the musical entrepreneur has parlayed his notice worldwide with excellent recordings of himself and other noted artists. Weeds' Cellar Jazz focus is what would be defined as an “Arbors ...

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Mike Longo with the New York State of the Art Jazz Ensemble: Explosion

Read "Explosion" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Any big band that can make Porgy and Bess swing has my approval. Pianist Mike Longo’s New York State of the Art Jazz Ensemble not only enlivens a medley of tunes from George Gershwin’s groundbreaking folk opera, it pulverizes without remorse every other chart during a fabulous coming–out party on Longo’s Consolidated Artists label. After forming ...