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Addison Frei

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Ever since Addison Frei (“Fry”) began playing piano professionally at age ten in local restaurants around Lawrence, Kansas, he has garnered accolades far beyond his years. The New York-based pianist has won first prize in several competitions including the 2017 Parmigiani Montreux Jazz Piano Solo Competition, the 2016 UNISA International Jazz Piano Competition in Pretoria, South Africa, the 2015 American Jazz Pianist Competition in Melbourne, Florida, and the 2012 Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition. He has released two albums on Armored Records, Intentions (2014) and Transit (2016), featuring frequent collaborator and Manhattan Transfer co-founder Janis Siegel

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Remembering Pianist Beegie Adair: 1937-2022

Read "Remembering Pianist Beegie Adair: 1937-2022" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


The broadcast includes new releases from pianists Sharp Radway, Addison Frei, vocalists Giacomo Gates, Shawnn Monteiro and Wild Blue Herons, with birthday shoutouts to Lil Hardin Armstrong, Bettye LaVette, Ed Reed, Melody Gardot, Jen Allen plus a special remembrance for pianist Beegie Adair, a jazz master in the country capital of jny: Nashville for over sixty ...

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My George Jones Songbook

Label: Staci Griesbach
Released: 2021
Track listing: The Grand Tour (Norro Wilson, Carmol Taylor, and George Richey); He Stopped Loving Her Today (Bobby Braddock and Curly Putnam); A Good Year For The Roses (Jerry Chesnut); He Thinks I Still Care (Dicky Lee and Steve Duffy); Walk Through This World With Me (Sandy Seamons and Kaye Savage);. A Picture of Me Without You (Cole Porter, Norro Wilson and George Richey); Golden Ring (Bobby Braddock, Rafe Vanhoy); Bartender’s Blues (James Taylor); Why Baby Why (Darrel Edwards, George Jones); Take Me (George Jones, Leon Payne); White Lightning (Jiles Perry Richardson); You’re Still On My Mind (Luke McDaniel); Tender Years (Tes Tendres Années) (George Jones, Darrell Edwards); The Race Is On (Don Rollins).

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Our Highway

Label: Outside in Music
Released: 2021
Track listing: American Whispers: Pines; Alice in Promisedland; American Whispers: Streams—An Old Church; Where Is Your Wealth?; Gig Life—American Whispers: Mountains; The Farmer’s Reason.

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Under One Sky

Label: MGL Music
Released: 2021
Track listing: Introduction (3459 Miles); Licks; Provavus; For Paul Bley; The Same Moon; Islands; Very Well; Queen of the Orchids; For Andrew Hill; Skyline; Under One Sky

Article: Profile

Frank Kimbrough: Un Ciclopico Omaggio

Read "Frank Kimbrough: Un Ciclopico Omaggio" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Kimbrough è l'ambizioso e ciclopico progetto discografico dedicato a Frank Kimbrough, il grande pianista e compositore scomparso il 30 dicembre 2020 a 64 anni. Prodotto da Elan Mehler della Newvelle Records, è stato realizzato da 67 musicisti che hanno inciso 61 composizioni di Kimbrough in differenti ensemble, dal piano solo al settetto. Molti dei protagonisti sono ...

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Article: Album Review

Staci Griesbach: My George Jones Songbook

Read "My George Jones Songbook" reviewed by William H. Snyder


Some might question why write an All About Jazz review of an album featuring songs made popular by George Jones? Duke Ellington had the answer when he said, “There are simply two kinds of music, good music and the other kind ... the only yardstick by which the result should be judged is simply that of ...

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Where Is your Wealth

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Label: Outside in Music
Released: 2021
Duration: 3:50

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Article: Album Review

Kristiana Roemer: House of Mirrors

Read "House of Mirrors" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


Kristiana Roemer is a young German singer whose voice has a lilt and plush texture reminiscent of Annette Peacock. On this, her first album, she uses her intriguing sound in the service of both conventional jazz tunes and floating, airy pieces which border on art songs. Most of the material here is her own writing, though ...

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Article: Album Review

Cowboys & Frenchmen: Our Highway

Read "Our Highway" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Okay, the name may be rather out of the ordinary (Cowboys & Frenchmen?), but once past that, what remains is a burnished New York City-based quintet whose music might best be described as decidedly liberated and contemporary. This isn't “free" jazz wherein each member of the group goes his own separate way; there is, however, a ...


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