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The Steve Elmer Trio: Fire Down Below

Read "Fire Down Below" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

Fire Down Below, from The Steve Elmer Trio, evokes personal memories of being an undergraduate in the early 1960s at Hofstra College on Long Island, N.Y. (soon to be Hofstra University). Pianist Elmer was one of the “jazz guys on campus," entertaining the student body while working towards his B.S.

Iit is quite evident that ...

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The Steve Elmer Trio: Fire Down Below

Read "Fire Down Below" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

From banging on desktops to banging the keys, Steve Elmer has come a long way. Once rejected as a drummer for a school jazz band, he kept at it, honing his craft through formal education and ultimately turning to the piano.

Elmer and sidemen Shingo Okudaira and Hide Tanaka, began playing together just three ...