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Article: Album Review

Jeremy Monteiro, Jay Anderson, Lewis Nash: Live At No Black Tie

Read "Live At No Black Tie" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Forty-five albums in as many years represents remarkable consistency from pianist Jeremy Monteiro—Singapore's King of Swing. It is worth recounting that Monteiro has played with the likes of Charlie Haden, Benny Golson, Toots Thielemans, Cassandra Wilson, both Michael Brecker and Randy Brecker, James Moody, Eldee Young and, for over thirty years, with Ernie Watts. Oh yes, ...

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Article: Radio

Paul Gonsalves @ 100 And More July Birthdays

Read "Paul Gonsalves @ 100 And More July Birthdays" reviewed by Marc Cohn


Time to celebrate July birthdays! Among the living, David Sanborn @ 75, pianist Mark Soskin, trumpeter Theo Croker, Kenny Burrell and Ahmad Jamal @ 90! We celebrate the saxophonists: Paul Gonsalves @ 100 and Hank Mobley @ 90. Along the way, birthday salutes to Philly Joe Jones, Lee Morgan, Charlie Christian, pianist Billy Taylor and Johnny ...

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Article: Album Review

Giuseppe Millaci & Vogue Trio: The Endless Way

Read "The Endless Way" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


There is a distinct lived-in, road-tested and chops confidence permeating bassist-composer Giuseppe Millaci & Vogue Trio's second recording The Endless Way. Road-tested is the key concept here. With each of the album's nine tracks composed to reflect upon moments and experiences along the global roads yearning for jazz, Millaci, premiere pianist Amaury Faye and ...

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Article: Catching Up With

Arthur Satyan: A life Steeped in Music

Read "Arthur Satyan:  A life Steeped in Music" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


Pianist, composer and educator Arthur Satyan came to Lebanon from his native Armenia in 1996 with a 3-month contract for the reopening of the area's premier performance space Casino Du Liban. Accompanying Satyan were American musicians drummer Steve Phillips, bassist Jack Gregg and guitarist Eric Schultz. Satyan ended up accepting a position at the Lebanese National ...

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Article: Live Review

Alan Broadbent Trio at the Deer Head Inn

Read "Alan Broadbent Trio at the Deer Head Inn" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


Alan Broadbent Trio Deer Head Inn Delaware Water Gap, PA August 11, 2018 Believe you me, it wasn't by choice that I hadn't been to the Dear Head Inn in a few years to take in some great jazz in its secluded setting on a wooded hill ...

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Article: Live Review

Christian McBride and Tip City at Village Vanguard

Read "Christian McBride and Tip City at Village Vanguard" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


Christian McBride and Tip City Village Vanguard New York November 29, 2017 With a jovial toast to his band and the packed and boisterous Vanguard crowd, Christian McBride and Tip City began their first set as you'd expect they'd kick off their second, burning on all cylinders, each player ...

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Article: Album Review

The Three Sounds: Groovin' Hard: Live at the Penthouse 1964-1968

Read "Groovin' Hard: Live at the Penthouse 1964-1968" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


In the five years spanning 1958 to '62, not only a time of great consolidation and experimentation in jazz but a glorious age for the label, who would you guess was Blue Note Records' best-selling act? Thanks to their nine albums and nearly two dozen more jukebox singles, it was The Three Sounds. Led ...

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Article: Live Review

Penang Island Jazz Festival 2016

Read "Penang Island Jazz Festival 2016" reviewed by Ian Patterson


12 + 1 Penang Island Jazz Festival Bayview Beach Resort/Various Venues jny: Penang, Malaysia December 1-4, 2016 A tongue-in-cheek marketing ploy, or fear of inviting disaster? The Malaysians are doubtless no more or no less suspicious than folk in most places, but the organizers of the 12th + 1 Penang Island ...

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Article: Interview

Justin Faulkner: Serving the Music

Read "Justin Faulkner: Serving the Music" reviewed by Paul Naser


The rare balance of passionate ambition and mature dedication that are the hallmark of young professionals puts them in a category all their own. More often than not they began honing their skills at an early age and it seems as if life conspired to help them succeed. Justin Faulkner, the young drummer for the legendary ...


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