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Alan Ferber

Three-time GRAMMY-nominated trombonist-composer-arranger Alan Ferber has been called “one of the jazz world’s premier composers and arrangers for larger groups” by All About Jazz NY.  Jazz Times magazine describes Ferber’s compositions as “inspired and meticulous” and the L.A. Weekly deems him “one of the premier modern jazz arrangers of our time.”  For the last seven years, he has been recognized as one of the leading trombonists of his generation in Down Beat magazine’s International Critics’ Poll and Readers’ Poll.  Ferber was the recipient of a 2013 New Jazz Works grant from Chamber Music America, funded by the Doris Duke Foundation.  Since 2011, he has been an Adjunct Professor of jazz studies at New York University’s Steinhardt School

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Up High, Down Low

Label: Sunnyside Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: In Hindsight.

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Article: Year in Review

Ludovico Granvassu's Garden of Jazzy Delights 2023

Read "Ludovico Granvassu's Garden of Jazzy Delights 2023" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


If it is true that, like The Police once put it, “when the world is going down you make the best of what's still around," then throughout 2023 jazz fans were better off than most other social groups. In a year in which everyday news brought ever more inconceivable disappointments, jazz musicians, labels, festivals and venues ...

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Introspection

Label: You&Me Music
Released: 2023
Track listing: Gimmick; Suspicion; 5.19; Narcissism; Mr. Weird; Wavelength; Azure.

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Electric Miles 2

Label: Summit/Mama
Released: 2023
Track listing: It’s about that time; Rated X; Shhh/Peaceful; Great Expectations; Yaphet; Agharta; Willie Nelson.

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Grit & Grace

Label: Sunnyside Records
Released: 2023

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Article: Album Review

Jennifer Wharton's Bonegasm: Grit & Grace

Read "Grit & Grace" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Asked to name the traits women most need to succeed in today's business world, Forbes magazine in a 2019 article underlined two of them as “grit and grace." One woman who took the advice to heart is bass trombonist Jennifer Wharton. She came late to jazz but has since made it her domain of choice, founding ...

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Article: Album Review

Jennifer Wharton's Bonegasm: Grit & Grace

Read "Grit & Grace" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Blessed be the 'bone of invention and intention that is Jennifer Wharton. A mere six years ago, the noted bass trombonist had the idea to form a slide-centric septet and commission new music to bring her oft-neglected and ballasting instrument to the fore. Driven to act on that concept, Wharton thought things through, put a plan ...

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Be Normal

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Label: Sunnyside Records
Released: 2023
Duration: 5:20

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News: Recording

Charles Pillow Large Ensemble Set To Release 'Electric Miles 2' on October 6th

Charles Pillow Large Ensemble Set To Release 'Electric Miles 2' on October 6th

Charles Pillow Large Ensemble Electric Miles 2 The follow-up to acclaimed saxophonist/arranger Charles Pillow’s, “Electric Miles” , one of NPR’s top ten CD’s for 2018, is a further exploration of Miles Davis’ early electric period, 1969-74, arranged for a large jazz ensemble. This time Pillows’ arrangements add 3 french horns in addition to the usual big ...


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