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Richard Nelson / Aardvark Jazz Orchestra: Deep River

Read "Deep River" reviewed by Jack Bowers

If the name of this new CD by guitarist Richard Nelson and Boston's intrepid Aardvark Jazz Orchestra sounds familiar, that's because it is the same as a spiritual of unknown origin that has been sung for perhaps hundreds of years in churches and other venues and recorded a number of times in films, once by the ...

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John Funkhouser: Still

Read "Still" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Pianista, bassista e compositore proveniente dalla musica classica e dalla marcata curiosità musicale, John Funkhouser è da tempo alla testa di un trio che, con questo, giunge al quarto CD in quindici anni. Il leader è affiancato da Greg Loughman al contrabbasso e Mike Connors alla batteria, ma in questo lavoro vi si aggiungono in alcune ...

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John Funkhouser: Still

Read "Still" reviewed by Jeffrey Uhrich

With the unpredictable sensibility and graceful prowess of a cat, John Funkhouser and his core trio draw the listener into Still, an intelligent and poignant collection of alluring tracks that display an inner sense of musical exploration and innovation. Funkhouser is masterful as both a musician and composer/arranger, maintaining a delicate balance of power ...

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Aardvark Jazz Orchestra 41st Season To Feature Blues, Opening Show Oct 9, Scullers Boston

Aardvark Jazz Orchestra 41st Season To Feature Blues, Opening Show Oct 9, Scullers Boston

Praised for “spirited composition and inspired playing” (Jazz Alchemist - Poland) and called “spellbinding” (The Boston Globe), the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, one of the longest running large jazz ensembles in the world, will celebrate its 41st season with a series of Fall 2013 concerts featuring Blues and Other Hues. The venerable orchestra, led by award-winning composer ...

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Matt Savage: A Bigger Celebration

Read "A Bigger Celebration" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Pianist / composer Matt Savage's career has been on an upward curve since he recorded his first album--before his tenth birthday! Now twenty-one and a recent graduate of Boston's Berklee School of Music, Savage and his trio have released their tenth album, A Bigger Celebration, this one employing the services of some heavy-swinging guest artists including ...

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Aardvark Jazz Orchestra Salutes Ellington at Emmanuel Church Boston, A Jazz Boston Kickoff Event

Aardvark Jazz Orchestra Salutes Ellington at Emmanuel Church Boston, A Jazz Boston Kickoff Event

The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra (38th season, Mark Harvey Music Director) celebrates Duke Ellington at Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116, on Saturday April 30, 2011 at 8:00 pm. Tickets: $15. Call 617 776 8778. The show is a Weekend Kickoff Event in Jazz Boston's Jazz Week. Expect an exhilarating mix of classics and rarities ...

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Bobby Watson, Joris Teepe and Peter Retzlaff join Matt Savage for Concert at Dizzy's Club, Jazz at Lincoln Center, February 21st

Bobby Watson, Joris Teepe and Peter Retzlaff join Matt Savage for Concert at Dizzy's Club, Jazz at Lincoln Center, February 21st

New York, NY—Jazz composer and pianist Matt Savage will celebrate the release of his new album, Welcome Home, with a concert at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City on Monday, February 21st. He will be joined by three of the guest musicians featured on the CD— sax great Bobby Watson, bassist ...

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John Funkhouser Trio: Time

Read "Time" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

A sad indictment of much contemporary music is that it has been over-intellectualized. With fun expunged from the soul of music, it becomes so wooden and hard to enjoy that it may as well never have been released--even made--at all. However, on the occasion when intellect and soul meet, music of exceptional beauty and exceedingly important ...


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