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Rob Schneiderman: Tone Twister

Read "Tone Twister" reviewed by Geannine Reid

Pianist and composer Rob Schneiderman has returned after a hiatus of over a decade, released in September on Tone Twister, we find him leading a swinging quintet. The lineup is; tenor saxophonist Ralph Moore, bassist Gerald Cannon, drummer Pete Van Nostrand, and trumpeter Brian Lynch, who produced the album. The album consists of eight original Schneiderman ...


Changing of the Guard: The 33rd Annual Detroit Jazz Festival

Read "Changing of the Guard: The 33rd Annual Detroit Jazz Festival" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

The 33rd Annual Detroit Jazz Festival
Detroit, Michigan
August 31- September 3, 2012
They don't call it the largest free jazz festival in North America for no reason. Every Labor Day weekend in Detroit, jazz fans try to wrap their brains around the diverse and generous offerings of one of the country's most successful jazz festivals, ...


Brian Lynch: Unsung Heroes

Read "Unsung Heroes" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Trumpeter extraordinaire Brian Lynch is always willing, quite rightly, to acknowledge the masters who have gone before him. Some of the finest jazz trumpeters never made it big, while others no longer sit as securely in the minds of jazz fans as they once did. Nevertheless, they are all part, as Lynch writes, of “the jazz ...


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 ...


Rob Schneiderman: Back in Town

Read "Back in Town" reviewed by Paul Olson

Back in Town commemorates veteran pianist Rob Schneiderman's return to New York City after a six-year absence (he was in California getting a Ph.D. in mathematics) and is his first recording since 2001's Edgewise. Recorded in one day in January of 2004, Back in Town is a standards album of exceptional musicianship--Schneiderman's chops are completely unaffected ...


Rob Schneiderman: Edgewise

Read "Edgewise" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

You have to wonder if there’s something to the fact that there are three jazz artists of current vintage who, in addition to contributing substantially to the jazz lexicon, have also made an impact in some very important and time consuming fields outside of music. For instance, both trumpeter Eddie Henderson and pianist Denny Zeitlin have ...


Rob Schneiderman: Edgewise

Read "Edgewise" reviewed by AAJ Staff

If it seems that Rob Schneiderman has faded into the woodwork lately--instead of remaining active on the New York jazz scene or touring with the likes of J.J. Johnson, George Coleman or Slide Hampton--that's because he has. The woodwork of academia.

Pursuing his Ph.D. in mathematics at Berkeley, Schneiderman thankfully has found the time to ...