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John Barron: Moods

Read "Moods" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Bassist John Barron, now home-ported in Detroit, Michigan, offers up Moods, a pared-down-to-the-essentials, mostly quartet affair, featuring a tight guitar/bass/keyboards rhythm sound. What strikes the ear from the get-go are the deep grooves, the likeable, engaging melodies and the sharp, uncluttered delivery of the statement.

Opening this set of all-Barron-originals is “Thanks For Nothin,'" ...


Jazz Bridge Presents AntFarm at the Collingswood Community Center (NJ) on December 2nd

Jazz Bridge Presents AntFarm  at the Collingswood Community Center (NJ) on December 2nd

Appearing at the Collingswood Community Center, 30 E. Collings Ave, in Collingswood, NJ, on December 2nd, 2010 will be AntFarm, featuring vocalist Paul Jost, pianist Jim Ridl, bassist Tim Lekan, and drummer Bob Shomo. One Show: 7:30-9 p.m.
Admission: $10/$5 for students.
No advance sales.
Free Refreshments!
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Rich Corpolongo Trio: Delmark CD Release Party at Chicago's Jazz Showcase

Rich Corpolongo Trio: Delmark CD Release Party at Chicago's Jazz Showcase

Wednesday, September 8—Come out and celebrate with the hugely talented jazz tenor saxophonist and his trio with legendary drummer Rusty Jones and bassist Dan Shapera—GET HAPPY—Delmark 592 RECORD RELEASE PARTY, Wednesday, September 8, 8pm and 10pm FOR OUR CD “GET HAPPY" ISSUED BY DELMARK RECORDS (#592) The Rich Corpolongo Trio Rich Corpolongo—Tenor Saxophone
Dan Shapera—Bass
Rusty ...


Jim Rotondi: 1000 Rainbows

Read "1000 Rainbows" reviewed by John Barron

On his third release as a leader for Posi-Tone Records, acclaimed trumpeter Jim Rotondi leads a stellar quintet of New York heavy-hitters on a straight-ahead presentation of original compositions and standard fare. Featuring the unremitting vibraphone work of Joe Locke, 1000 Rainbows swings hard through up-tempo burners, ballads and laid-back funk grooves.

Rotondi ...


Rich Corpolongo Trio: Get Happy

Read "Get Happy" reviewed by John Barron

Tenor saxophonist Rich Corpolongo is a well-known figure on the Chicago jazz scene, having performed for decades with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Mel Tormé and drummer Barrett Deems' big band. An author of four books on improvisation, Corpolongo is known for exploring a variety of jazz styles, from standard swing to avant-garde. For Get Happy, ...


Nadav Snir-Zelniker: Thinking Out Loud

Read "Thinking Out Loud" reviewed by John Barron

Israeli-drummer Nadav Snir-Zelniker approaches straight-ahead, swinging jazz with a joyful spirit on his debut recording Thinking Out Loud. From the opening notes of “Pizmon Layakinton (Song for Hyacinth)" anchored by veteran bassist Todd Coolman, the disc presents a trio sound sensitive to group communication and exceptional individualism. Pianist Ted Rosenthal guides the trio through an exquisite ...


Ken Fowser / Behn Gillece: Little Echo

Read "Little Echo" reviewed by John Barron

Tenor saxophonist Ken Fowser and vibraphonist Behn Gillece have been performing together since the 1990s as teenagers growing up outside of Philadelphia. Now residents of New York City, the two host a weekly jam session at Smalls Jazz Club where they've had the opportunity to perform with an A-list of jazz performers. Little Echo, the follow ...


Danilo Perez: Providencia

Read "Providencia" reviewed by John Barron

Inspired by the wonderment and challenge of contributing to a healthy future for his two daughters, Panamanian pianist Danilo Pérez presents an eleven-track suite of globally conscious music, fusing elements of jazz, classical and Latin American folk music. Providencia, Pérez's debut for Mack Avenue Records, is an ambitious project, incorporating his longtime trio-mates, bassist Ben Street ...


Archie Shepp: The New York Contemporary Five

Read "The New York Contemporary Five" reviewed by John Barron

Although saxophonist Archie Shepp is listed as the leader of this release, The New York Contemporary Five was really a collective; a short-lived, free jazz super-group from the early 1960s. The band, with a front line of Shepp, cornetist Don Cherry and alto saxophonist John Tchicai, was recorded live at the famed Jazzhus Montmartre in Copenhagen, ...


Jimmy Dawkins Presents: The LERIC Story

Read "The LERIC Story" reviewed by John Barron

During the 1980s, Chicago blues musician Jimmy Dawkins ran his own label, LERIC Records, producing original 45s by artists entrenched in the local club scene. Now these sides have been released for the first time on CD by Delmark Records as The LERIC Story, revealing the traditional and soul-influenced sounds of a dynamic group of vocal ...