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Alan Broadbent

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Alan Broadbent was born in Auckland, New Zealand and in 1966, at the age of 19, received a Downbeat Magazine scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston. In 1969 he was asked to join Woody Herman's band as his pianist and arranger for 3 years. In 1972 he settled in Los Angeles, beginning a musical relationship with the legendary singer Irene Kral (no relation to Diana Krall). Soon he was also invited into the studio scene as a pianist for the great Nelson Riddle, David Rose and Johnny Mandel. In the early 90s he was asked to be a part of Natalie Cole's famous "Unforgettable" cd, at which time he toured as her pianist and, a little while later, as her conductor

Album

Like Minds

Label: Savant Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: This I Dig of You; Prelude to Peace; With the Wind and the Rain in Your Hair; Dance Only with Me; Airegin; Stairway to the Stars; Blue Pearl; This Is New; Yardbird Suite.

Album

Live At Mezzrow

Label: Cellar Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Bird Alone; The Touch Of Your Lips; What Is This Thing Called Love; The Bird & Confirmation; Look For The Silver Lining; Falling In Love With Love; Baltimore Oriole; Blue In Green; Autumn In New York; Lucky To Be Me

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Article: Bailey's Bundles

September 2022: Jazz Child

Read "September 2022: Jazz Child" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Sheila Jordan Live At Mezzrow's Cellar Music 2022 Nonagenarian Sheila Jordan is a jazz singer enjoying an incandescent twilight. In late 2021, Jordan appeared on Roseanna Vitro's Sing A Song of Bird (Skyline Records, 2021) singing a song contra-composed in her honor from Charlie Parker's “Cheryl," -"Sheila, Jazz Child." Jordan, ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Leyla McCalla, Peter Erskine, Elvin Bironien, Antares Flare & More New Releases

Read "Leyla McCalla, Peter Erskine, Elvin Bironien, Antares Flare & More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


One of the traits that we love most in jazz is its ability to promote encounters and mixtures... and mixtures is what this set is all about.Happy listening!Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Leyla McCalla “Nan Fon Bwa" Breaking the Thermometer (Anti/Epitaph) 0:16 Host talks ...

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Article: Album Review

Alan Broadbent Trio: Like Minds

Read "Like Minds" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Alan Broadbent, a superb New Zealand-born pianist who has made his home in America for more than fifty years, has mapped out another impressive trio album, Like Minds, his twenty-seventh as leader or co-leader and third for Savant Records. The term “pianist" is used here because that is Broadbent's most conspicuous role on this recording. He ...

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Article: Album Review

Sheila Jordan: Live At Mezzrow

Read "Live At Mezzrow" reviewed by Pierre Giroux


Sheila Jordan is a living jazz legend. Since coming to New York City in 1950 at the encouragement of Charlie Parker, she is one of, if not the last, living link to a time and a place in the jazz world that is the subject of hagiography, myth and occasionally reality. With a voice that is ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Save The Country - Songs Celebrating July 4th, New Releases, Birthday Shoutouts and More

Read "Save The Country - Songs Celebrating July 4th, New Releases, Birthday Shoutouts and More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from pianist Caili O'Doherty, bassist Michael Fiorino, the Nikos Chatzitsakos Tiny Big Band and a special digital reissue of Salome Bey's debut album, plus birthday shoutouts to Lena Horne, Tierney Sutton, Brandee Younger, Rhoda Scott, Madeline Eastman and Queen Esther, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases From ChimyTina, Kate Wyatt, Tasha Smith Godinez, Alan Broadbent Trio & Theo Croker

Read "New Releases From ChimyTina, Kate Wyatt, Tasha Smith Godinez, Alan Broadbent Trio & Theo Croker" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from the duo Martina DaSilva & Dan Chmielinski who form the group ChimyTina, Theo Croker, the Alan Broadbent Trio, pianist Kate Wyatt and harpist Tasha Smith Godinez, plus birthday shoutouts to Sasha Berliner, Aubrey Johnson, Gillian Margot,, and Dave Grusin, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you ...

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Article: Live Review

Roseanna Vitro at Jazz at the Joint

Read "Roseanna Vitro at Jazz at the Joint" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Roseanna Vitro Jazz At The Joint North Little Rock, AR May 9, 2021 In Arkansas, when Spring smiles, she reveals a gold incisor of Summer, promising humid warmth and languid pace. So it was entering The Joint Comedy Theater in North Little Rock, on May 9. However, on the second Monday ...


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