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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Triocity: I Believe In You

Read "I Believe In You" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Here's a formula we've all seen before: take three musicians and let them loose on a program of standards and Great American Songbook chestnuts. It sounds all too simple and pedestrian, right? Guess again. When you're talking about the combined creative forces of multi-reedist Charles Pillow, bassist Jeff Campbell, and drummer Rich Thompson, the potential of ...

The Brett Gold New York Jazz Orchestra: Dreaming Big

Read "Dreaming Big" reviewed by Jack Bowers

What's that you say? A New York-based Jazz Orchestra as admirable as this one whose recording debut was delayed for more than twenty-five years? There ought to be a law! Well, in this case it wasn't the law but a lawyer who sidetracked the orchestra's debut for so many years. His name is Brett Gold, and ...

NEWS: RECORDING

The Brett Gold New York Jazz Orchestra Debuts With "Dreaming Big," Due June 16

The Brett Gold New York Jazz Orchestra Debuts With "Dreaming Big," Due June 16

The June 16th release of Dreaming Big (GoldFox Records), which marks the recording debut of the Brett Gold New York Jazz Orchestra and features the compositions of Brett Gold, illuminates a most intriguing jazz odyssey. A star trombonist in high school in his native Baltimore, Gold was steered away from a music career by his parents as ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

John Fedchock New York Big Band: Like It Is

Read "Like It Is" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Worth waiting for--an expression that can be used to describe any number of life's pleasurable experiences: a memorable vacation, a sumptuous meal, a thrilling chance encounter --or even the fifth recording (and first in roughly eight years) by trombonist John Fedchock's superlative New York Big Band. Pleasurable it is from start to finish, with inspired blowing ...

John Fedchock New York Big Band: Like It Is

Read "Like It Is" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Veteran trombonist and big band leader John Fedchock, has had a history of showcasing some of the finest contemporary ensemble music ever presented, and on the audacious Like It Is, keeps that tradition alive on the fifth album from his 16-piece New York Big Band. A group by the way, that has been around and swinging ...

John Fedchock New York Big Band: Like It Is

Read "Like It Is" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Trombonist John Fedchock may be a seasoned veteran, but he's not set in his ways as a player, arranger, or composer. While some big band leaders of his ilk either try to recreate the past or completely abandon it, attempting to reboot themselves by genuflecting at the altar of modernism, he isn't one of them. Fedchock ...

NEWS: RADIO

Listening Tip: Maria Schneider

Listening Tip: Maria Schneider

Patrick Goodhope reports that on this evening’s broadcast of his program Avenue C his guest will be Maria Schneider. He will talk with her at 9:00 pm EDT about her recent album The Thompson Fields. To hear the discussion, go to University of Delaware Public Radio here (that’s a link) and choose one of the “Listen ...

NEWS: EVENT

Paul Simon, James Taylor, Bobby McFerrin, Dianne Reeves and more to Play Michael Brecker Cancer Benefit

Once-In-A-Lifetime Concert to Also Feature: Randy Brecker, Mike Mainieri, Joey Calderazzo, Jack DeJohnette, Ravi Coltrane, Bill Evans, Branford Marsalis, Steve Wilson, John Patitucci and Antonio Sanchez New York, NY — On Tuesday, January 20, 2015, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Bobby McFerrin and Dianne Reeves along with other prominent musicians will honor the memory of their friend and colleague, 15-time Grammy-winning ...

Tony Kadleck Big Band: Around the Horn

Read "Tony Kadleck Big Band: Around the Horn" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Tony Kadleck, who has done almost everything one can do on a trumpet, adds the designation big-band leader to his resume with Around the Horn, an impressive debut CD for which he has written all the charts and enlisted a group of the New York area's A-list musicians to interpret them. If leadership is best imparted ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Barry Danielian: Metaphorically Speaking

Read "Metaphorically Speaking" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Trumpeter Barry Danielian seemingly makes a good living as an in-demand session artist via stints with Bruce Springsteen, Barbara Streisand, Billy Joel and many others of note, spanning just about all conceivable music genres. On this solo effort, he garners the support of many New York-based jazz artists. While Danielian doesn't break new ground, the album ...


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