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NEWS: OBITUARY

Pianist and Educator Jimmy Amadie Passes Away at Age 76 After Long Battle with Cancer

Pianist and Educator Jimmy Amadie Passes Away at Age 76 After Long Battle with Cancer

Jimmy Amadie, the celebrated jny: Philadelphia pianist and educator known for his contributions in improvisational jazz theory, passed away on December 10, 2013 in Philadelphia, PA. He was 76. His death comes after being diagnosed with lung cancer in 2007. Amadie was known not only for his supreme musicality, but also for his unrelenting fighting spirit. ...

Jimmy Amadie Trio: Live At The Philadelphia Museum of Art

Read "Jimmy Amadie Trio: Live At The Philadelphia Museum of Art" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

In a period of profound artistic expansion and change in jazz, with labels like ECM, Winter & Winter and Pirouet and countless self- produced recordings erasing and redrawing genre lines, is it even proper (or even necessary) to celebrate the time tested, the mainstream, the old fashioned purveyors of the music? Is there a need for ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jimmy Amadie: Kindred Spirits

Read "Kindred Spirits" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Dalla vita di Amadie si potrebbe trarre un soggetto cinematografico. Nato a Filadelfia 73 anni fa, è stato in gioventù un buon atleta di football e un promettente pianista. Conclusi gli studi di pianoforte al conservatorio ha iniziato a lavorare con jazzmen di primo piano (Woody Herman, Mel Tormé, Red Rodney, Coleman Hawkins) dimostrando ottime doti ...

NEWS: RADIO

The Jazz Session #193: Jimmy Amadie

The Jazz Session #193: Jimmy Amadie

Pianist Jimmy Amadie has recorded seven albums, despite being able to play for just a couple hours every few months as a result of severe problems with his hands. On his most recent record, Kindred Spirits (TP Recordings, 2010), Amadie is joined by Lee Konitz, Joe Lovano and Lew Tabackin, among others. In this interview, Amadie ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

John di Martino: Piano Man In/On Demand

Read "John di Martino: Piano Man In/On Demand" reviewed by Marcia Hillman

John di Martino is a New York area based pianist, composer, arranger and Venus recording artist. He is a sought after musical director and is in demand by many singers as an accompanist, having accompanied such singers as Jon Hendricks, Sylvia Sims, Diane Schuur and Billy Eckstine. His talents as a pianist and arranger can be ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jimmy Amadie: Let's Groove!

Read "Let's Groove!" reviewed by Jim Santella

Let's Groove! provides a tribute to Mel Tormé through a comfortable collection of originals and songs associated with the great jazz singer. Four veterans of the jazz world give each selection plenty of personality. Pianist Jimmy Amadie turns out yet another treasure trove of straight-ahead delights with a closely-knit musical partnership that has existed for many ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Jimmy Amadie: In a Trio Setting & Live at Red Rocks

Read "Jimmy Amadie: In a Trio Setting & Live at Red Rocks" reviewed by AAJ Staff

By Stephen McGrath Jimmy Amadie In a Trio Setting: A Tribute to Frank Sinatra TP Recordings 2002 Mr. Amadie has accomplished what some might call his “impossible dream." Once a promising pianist, Amadie was struck with severe tendonitis early in his professional career. Not to say Mr. Amadie didn't have ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jimmy Amadie Trio: Live at Red Rock Studio: A Tribute to Tony Bennett

Read "Live at Red Rock Studio: A Tribute to Tony Bennett" reviewed by Joshua Weiner

If I keep harping on this, I'm going to get a reputation as a curmudgeon. But the continuing practice of slapping together several unrelated tunes and, in an attempt to get noticed, wrapping around them a weakly coherent concept which, as often as not, invokes a famous and well-loved jazz personality, has got to stop. I ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jimmy Amadie: In A Trio Setting

Read "In A Trio Setting" reviewed by Jim Santella

Pianist Jimmy Amadie interprets each classic, Sinatra-type standard on In A Trio Setting with a crystalline touch and his usual buoyant swing. His improvisation carries the trio along natural paths with a universal sense of time. The salute to Frank Sinatra is coincidental, but it does represent the range of this artist, who ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

A Fireside Chat With Jimmy Amadie

Read "A Fireside Chat With Jimmy Amadie" reviewed by AAJ Staff

To say that Jimmy Amadie is 'remarkable' would be an understatement. Amadie has suffered from sever tendentious for the better part of his life and virtually twice my own. This kind of pain has been career ending in sports. What makes his story even more 'remarkable' is Amadie is not a wide receiver for the Eagles. ...


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