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Origin Records: Creating Opportunities and Community

Read "Origin Records: Creating Opportunities and Community" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Being a jazz musician sometimes seems like a life ruled by jungle law. Everyone fights for gigs and puts out music on “labels" with only one artist. However, it doesn't have to be this way. Origin Records is an example of a modern artist driven label that has grown through collaboration and community. As Matt Jorgensen, ...

Tom Rizzo: Day and Night

Read "Day and Night" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The names in guitarist Tom Rizzo's starting lineup on Day and Night indicate that this is a West Coast-based group, an observation that is borne out in Rizzo's bio, which says he is “active [on] the Los Angeles music scene" and served as guitarist for the Tonight Show band when Jay Leno was at the helm, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Tom Rizzo: Imaginary Numbers

Read "Imaginary Numbers" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Los Angeles-based guitarist Tom Rizzo originally released Imaginary Numbers as a self-produced offering from his website, with the title Imaginary Numbers--Guitar Plus Eight. The disc has, fortunately, been picked up by Origin Arts, joining several other notable guitarists at the label including Corey Christiansen, Larry Koonse, Mimi Fox and John Stowell. Origin Art continues to accumulate ...

NEWS: RADIO

JazzWeek Radio Chart: September 20, 2010

TWLW2WArtistTWLWMoveAddRptsPeakWks177Esperanza Spalding Chamber Music Society (Heads Up)256165+9117415256Steve Turre Delicious & Delightful (HighNote)223170+5306024341James Moody Moody 4B (IPO)210195+1505715435The Marsalis Family Music Redeems (Marsalis)201199+205035593Conrad Herwig The Latin Side Of Herbie Hancock (Half Note)184155+2905534612Tamir Hendelman Destinations (Resonance)181221-4015518769Freddy Cole Freddy Cole Sings Mr.B (HighNote)148167-1904664884Kenny Burrell Be Yourself (HighNote)147157-1004011091331Hadley Caliman & Pete Christlieb Reunion (Origin)133129+404794102429Stanley Clarke Stanley Clarke Band (Heads Up)13275+57059214111010Curtis Fuller ...

NEWS: RADIO

JazzWeek Radio Chart: September 13, 2010

TWLW2WArtistTWLWMoveAddRptsPeakWks121Tamir Hendelman Destinations (Resonance)221210+110571722534Dave Bass Gone (Dave Bass)20587+11825123357The Marsalis Family Music Redeems (Marsalis)199176+2305434413James Moody Moody 4B (IPO)195228-33160145631Steve Turre Delicious & Delightful (HighNote)170168+2151536930Freddy Cole Freddy Cole Sings Mr.B (HighNote)167148+19047637712Esperanza Spalding Chamber Music Society (Heads Up)165160+505654842Kenny Burrell Be Yourself (HighNote)157188-3105519938Conrad Herwig The Latin Side Of Herbie Hancock (Half Note)155191-360533310104Curtis Fuller I Will Tell Her (Capri)140143-30421131185Amina Figarova Sketches (Munich)139157-180504612116Michael ...

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JazzWeek Radio Chart: September 6, 2010

TWLW2WArtistTWLWMoveAddRptsPeakWks1326James Moody Moody 4B (IPO)228176+5215413212Tamir Hendelman Destinations (Resonance)210220-100591638—Conrad Herwig The Latin Side Of Herbie Hancock (Half Note)191136+5515132424Kenny Burrell Be Yourself (HighNote)188195-7052185715The Marsalis Family Music Redeems (Marsalis)176152+2424953631—Steve Turre Delicious & Delightful (HighNote)16878+90552627125Esperanza Spalding Chamber Music Society (Heads Up)160120+4025553856Amina Figarova Sketches (Munich)157164-704845930—Freddy Cole Freddy Cole Sings Mr.B (HighNote)14879+69242921043Curtis Fuller I Will Tell Her (Capri)143173-300401121167Michael Dease Grace (JLP)122153-3104448121615Adam Schroeder ...