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ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Working the Rhythm Section: Tom Lawton, Lee Smith, and Dan Monaghan

Read "Working the Rhythm Section: Tom Lawton, Lee Smith, and Dan Monaghan" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

As Duke Ellington's standard goes, “It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got that Swing." The rhythm section (piano, bass, drums, with guitar and percussion sometimes added) is the core of the typical jazz ensemble. They set the frame for the leader, singer, and soloists and contribute their own solos as well. Even though they ...

Dreambox Media: The Philadelphia Jazz Label

Read "Dreambox Media: The Philadelphia Jazz Label" reviewed by Mike Oppenheim

Any fan of the great American music that is jazz is surely aware that the art form's history depended on the convergence of geography, individual talents, and inspiration. Cities such as jny: New Orleans, jny: Kansas City, jny: Chicago, and New York are synonymous with particular styles of jazz. One often overlooked city is jny: Philadelphia, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Mike Lorenz: Of The Woods

Read "Of The Woods" reviewed by Wade Luquet

On his debut, Of The Woods, Philadelphia guitarist Mike Lorenz shows not only his guitar skills, but his gifted compositional talents as well. With an innovative sound combining modern, free, and bebop jazz styles, Of the Woods is an easy listen while, at the same time, pushing new boundaries of jazz. It is obvious, throughout this ...

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 ...