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Tim Warfield: Tim Warfield's Jazzy Christmas

Read "Tim Warfield's Jazzy Christmas" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Veteran saxophonist Tim Warfield delivers one of the finest modern Christmas jazz albums around on Jazzy Christmas. Performing a selection of familiar songs with a heavy contemporary flavor, the music is so straight-ahead in nature that such seasonal tunes like “Let It Snow," “Joy To The World," and “Silent Night," are almost unrecognizable as Christmas music ...

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Captain Black Big Band: Captain Black Big Band

Read "Captain Black Big Band" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

The man behind the Captain Black Big Band is pianist Orrin Evans. The ensemble's eponymous debut recording is a CD of such style, musicality and instrumental power that it seems only right to ensure that Evans gets the credit upfront. This is straight-ahead, swinging, big band music, recorded at three live performances in New York and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Captain Black Big Band: Captain Black Big Band

Read "Captain Black Big Band" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The Posi-Tone label has positioned itself as a prime purveyor of small group jazz, with artists like pianist Orrin Evans leading the way, and both parties are breaking new ground with the release of The Captain Black Big Band. After putting out dozens of small group sessions, the label has taken a bold step in a ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Jazz Bridge Present Pianist Neil Podgurski at the Mt. Airy Presbyterian Church on February 10th

Jazz Bridge Present Pianist Neil Podgurski at the Mt. Airy Presbyterian Church on February 10th

Appearing at the Mt. Airy Presbyterian Church, 13 E. Mt. Pleasant Ave, Philadelphia, PA, on Thursday February 10th will be pianist Neil Podgurski with bassist Brian Howell and drummer Wayne Smith. One show: 7:30-9PM. Known throughout Philadelphia as a prodigious pianist, Neil Podgurski has been performing for 19 years up and down the East Coast. A product ...

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Neil Podgurski's New Fire: Revolutions

Read "Revolutions" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

There's a lot of joy and quirky, off-center energy in pianist Neil Podgurski's playing; his style brings Bud Powell or Elmo Hope to mind. Podgurski is the leader of the group New Fire, and he is also the composer of all the tunes on the band's debut disc, Revolutions.

It's great to hear a debut ...