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Gene Bertoncini / Roni Ben-Hur: Smile: Jazz Therapy Volume 1

Read "Smile: Jazz Therapy Volume 1" reviewed by J Hunter

In November 2007, Roni Ben-Hur and his bassist Earl May approached Motema Records with a great idea: They would record a duo CD, pro bono, as a fundraiser for the Dizzy Gillespie Memorial Fund, a trust created by Engelwood Hospital and Medical Center to fund health care for jazz musicians who can't afford it (i.e. just ...

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Gene Bertoncini / Roni Ben-Hur: Smile: Jazz Therapy Volume 1

Read "Smile: Jazz Therapy Volume 1" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

This is a terrific release for several reasons. For one thing, everyone involved in the CD's creation and promotion donated their services, which funnels all proceeds directly to the Dizzy Gillespie Memorial Fund of the Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Englewood, New Jersey. According to Jana Herzen, president of Motema Music, Smile:Jazz Therapy Volume 1 ...