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ARTICLE: SOCAL JAZZ

Tom Kennedy: In A New York Minute

Read "Tom Kennedy: In A New York Minute" reviewed by Jim Worsley

Riding high on the low end since arriving in New York City in 1984, premier jazz and fusion bassist Tom Kennedy has shared his groove and innate musicality all over the world. He has shared the stage and recording studio with a long list of varied and talented artists. Names like Michael Brecker, Steve Gadd, Lee ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

David Gilmore: Energies of Change

Read "Energies of Change" reviewed by Dave Wayne

David Gilmore's career started off with a bang. He worked with Steve Coleman through the 1990s, appearing on at least nine recordings either led, or instigated, by the renowned saxophonist, composer, bandleader, and recent MacArthur Award recipient. Since emerging from Coleman's M-BASE fold, Gilmore has worked with a stunning variety of artists both inside and outside ...

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

Doug Collette's Best of 2015

Read "Doug Collette's Best of 2015" reviewed by Doug Collette

It didn't take much thought to compose this list, perhaps because the inclusions run the gamut from finely-produced studio sessions to equally inspired live recordings (and much in between). And more so than in recent years, the playability of all these albums will surely equal their durability as time marches on, which is not necessarily a ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival 2015

Read "Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival 2015" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival 2015
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Saratoga Springs, NY
June 27-28, 2015

While jazz is closely associated with horns (even though there are few instruments now employed at some point across the genre) it was a couple of guitar slingers that helped light up the skies at Freihofer's ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Chicago-based Saxophonist Bernard Scavella Releases "A Taste Of Scavella"

Chicago-based Saxophonist Bernard Scavella Releases "A Taste Of Scavella"

Chicago, IL: Chicago-based reed master Bernard Scavella delivers mightily on his latest, A Taste Of Scavella, an 11-tune recording packed with the best in post bop playing with a freshness to match. Scavella Scavella's masterful tenor and soprano playing and exceptional writing are on display as he composed nine of the tracks. A Taste Of Scavella also ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Mike Pope Releases Cold Truth, Warm Heart In May

Mike Pope Releases Cold Truth, Warm Heart In May

Baltimore, MD: World-class bassist Mike Pope is unveiling his third release, Cold Truth, Warm Heart. The new album shows him to be a visionary composer, arranger and bandleader with deep listening skills and an eloquent voice. Set for May release on Nineteen-Eight Records, the 2014 offering establishes a new threshold of leadership for the virtuoso acoustic and ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Steve Gadd's "Live at Voce" (Deluxe Edition)

Steve Gadd's "Live at Voce" (Deluxe Edition)

One of the most recorded drummers of all time, Steve Gadd has worked with everyone from Chick Corea to Paul Simon, Maynard Ferguson to Eric Clapton. When it comes to his own projects, Gadd loves to play good-time groove music that has the danceable qualities and bluesiness of the best R&B along with the adventurous solos ...

NEWS: RECORDING

John McLaughlin's Out of Print "The Promise" to be Reissued November 2

JOHN McLAUGHLIN: THE PROMISE

Now available exclusively at www.Hip-OSelect.com and available to all retailers November 2

John McLaughlin is universally recognized as one of the world's greatest guitarists. His pioneering recordings range from his landmark work with Miles Davis and Tony Williams, his own fusion recordings with The Mahavishnu Orchestra and his dazzling solo work in ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Al DiMeola: Anthology

Read "Anthology" reviewed by Todd S. Jenkins

The Holy Trinity of great fusion guitarists must assuredly be John McLaughlin, Pat Metheny and Al DiMeola. This two-disc “Anthology” collects the best tracks from seven of DiMeola’s Columbia albums between 1975 and 1983, along with four previously unreleased live tracks. Since DiMeola turned out so much uniformly excellent music for the label in that period, ...