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ARTICLE: RADIO

Ernie Watts, Lisa Hilton, Russ Lossing and More

Read "Ernie Watts, Lisa Hilton, Russ Lossing and More" reviewed by Bob Osborne

New releases from Ernie Watts, Lisa Hilton, Michael Wolff, Russ Lossing, and Quintetto Lo Greco showing the wide variety in the World of Jazz.

Playlist Ernie Watts “I Forgot August" from Home Light (Flying Dolphin Records) 00:00 Lisa Hilton “Twists of Fate" from Oasis (Ruby Slippers Productions) 09:27 Michael Wolff “Allison" from ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Michael Wolff: Swirl

Read "Swirl" reviewed by Peter Hoetjes

"This new album is the culmination of my transformation after being to the brink and back," states Michael Wolff.

At one point during 2015, Wolff, then deep into his four-year battle with a rare form of cancer, fell comatose. His prognosis left little hope yet, with a stubborn willpower, the pianist fought off the ...

NEWS: RADIO

The Evolution Of Hipness With Gary G. Vercelli

The Evolution Of Hipness With Gary G. Vercelli

By Beth Ruyak We travel to the Crocker Art Museum for this week’s Sound Advice with CapRadio's jazz music director Gary Vercelli. “Cosmic Rays” by Charlie Parker Charlie Parker and other cutting edge bebop musicians had a profound influence on the beat poets. Parker was idolized by Kerouac and Ginsberg and Kerouac’s spontaneous prose was likened to Parker’s awesome ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Tony Adamo Digs Mark Murphy And Beyond

Tony Adamo Digs Mark Murphy And Beyond

Tony Adamo will be in New York in early April rehearsing with Mike Clark and Michael Wolff, of Wolff & Clark Expedition. New York photographer Fran Kaufman is scheduled to do the photo shoot. Clark has been Adamo’s music producer on two previous releases, Miles of Blu (2013) and Tony Adamo & The New York Crew ...

NEWS: RADIO

Tony Adamo Thanks Radio For The Spins & Music Reviews

Tony Adamo Thanks Radio For The Spins & Music Reviews

Legendary Drummer Mike Clark Produces Tony Adamo's New CD “Mike Clark gained worldwide recognition as one of America’s foremost jazz and funk drummers while playing with Herbie Hancock’s group in the early 1970’s. Mike became known as a major innovator through his incisive playing on Hancock’s THRUST album, which garnered him an international cult following.” (Drumworld) Clark ...

NEWS: EDUCATION

Music Education Monday: Jazz piano lessons from Mike Wolff and Barry Harris

Music Education Monday: Jazz piano lessons from Mike Wolff and Barry Harris

Today for “Music Education Monday," we've got some video lessons that nominally are intended for jazz pianists, but also contain information that may be of interest to jazz improvisors in general. Pianist Michael Wolff is know for his early work with Cal Tjader, Cannonball Adderly and Nancy Wilson, for leading the house band on the original Arsenio ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Tony Adamo: Tony Adamo & The New York Crew

Read "Tony Adamo & The New York Crew" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello

Some wit once quipped that when you go to Heaven, you hear the voice of God--who is actually imitating the late, great “movie trailer guy," Don LaFontaine. If that's so, for those jazzers entering the Heavenly corner reserved for bereted hipsters and late-night flipsters, Big G must assuredly be trying to cop Tony Adamo.

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Mike Clark: East Bay Funk

Read "Mike Clark: East Bay Funk" reviewed by George Colligan

[ Editor's Note: The following interview is reprinted from George Colligan's blog, Jazztruth]

I remember the first time I heard the classic Herbie Hancock album Thrust (Columbia, 1974). It was on the radio, if you can believe it. The song “Actual Proof" burned into my brain: I had been a fan of Herbie's, especially of ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Michael Wolff & Mike Clark: Wolff & Clark Expedition

Read "Wolff & Clark Expedition" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

This jazz piano trio date by world-class musicians is all about the groove. Drummer Mike Clark, revered for his slippery jazz-funk beats, hearkening back to this tenure with Herbie Hancock's Headhunters, is touted as one of the most sampled drummers of the digital age. However, he is first and foremost a jazz drummer, as his resume ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Jazz Legends Michael Wolff And Mike Clark To Release "Wolff & Clark Expedition" Debut CD

Jazz Legends Michael Wolff And Mike Clark To Release "Wolff & Clark Expedition" Debut CD

Available February 19 on RANDOM ACT RECORDS New York, NY – When two of the best musicians on the planet decide to combine their estimable talents to create a band without boundaries, the result is the WOLFF & CLARK EXPEDITION. Dizzy Gillespie famously said that jazz must have “one foot in the past and one in the future.” With the Wolff ...