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ARI HOENIG BIOGRAPHY Born on November 13, 1973 in Philadelphia, Ari Hoenig, was exposed at an early age to a variety of musical experiences. His father is a conductor and classical singer, his mother a violinist and pianist. Accordingly, at 4 years of age, Ari began studying the violin and piano. He began playing drums at age twelve, and by age fourteen he was honing his skills with other young jazz musicians at Philly clubs such as Ortlieb's JazzHaus. Ari attended the prestigious University of North Texas for three years, where he studied with Ed Soph while playing with the "One O'Clock" Lab Band

The Poets Are Gathering

Label: Origin Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: 1. THAT’S MY SON THERE (feat. Patricia Smith), 2. MAROONING (feat. Patrick Sylvain), 3. AGAINST SILENCE (feat. Tyehimba Jess), 4. POEM BY POEM (feat. Juan Felipe Herrera), 5. DECONSTRUCTION OF IDOLS (feat. Dustin Prestridge), 6. TRUTHS (feat. Lee Herrick, 7. THE POETS ARE GATHERING (feat. Juan Felipe Herrera), 8. SONG (feat. Edward Hirsch), 9. SPIRAL (feat. Marisol Baca), 10. THE SUN ONE (HOMAGE TO SUN RA) (feat. T.R. Hummer), 11. YOUR MAN (feat. Patricia Smith), 12. IMPERVIOUS BLUE (feat. T.R. Hummer), 13. BLACK MAN (feat. Donald Brown, II), 14. PORTS OF SORROW (feat. Patrick Sylvain), 15. BRANCH LIBRARY (feat. Edward Hirsch), 16. THESE CURRENT EVENTS (feat. Kimiko Hahn)

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Saxophonist Benjamin Boone Broadens His Explorations Of Poetry & Jazz With "The Poets Are Gathering," Due Oct. 16 From Origin Records

Saxophonist Benjamin Boone Broadens His Explorations Of Poetry & Jazz With "The Poets Are Gathering," Due Oct. 16 From Origin Records

Benjamin Boone takes his fascination with the merger of poetry and jazz to stunning new heights on The Poets Are Gathering, set for an October 16 release on Origin Records. True to its title, the album finds the saxophonist-composer assembling a large group of acclaimed American poets—11 in all, including Tyehimba Jess (Pulitzer Prize), Patricia Smith ...

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Take Five with Mark Wade

Read "Take Five with Mark Wade" reviewed by Mark Wade

Meet Mark Wade Voted one of the top bassists of 2016, 2018, and 2019 in the prestigious Downbeat Magazine Reader's Poll, Mark Wade has been active in the NYC area for over 20 years. His debut album Event Horizon (2015) and follow up release Moving Day (2018) received international acclaim, and Moving Day was picked as ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Orlando le Fleming "It's real out here"

Read "Orlando le Fleming "It's real out here"" reviewed by Leo Sidran

Bassist Orlando le Fleming on how to get a sound on the bass, why he puts “rhythm before notes," what were the advantages to starting his career in England, when it's to leave New York, who were his mentors, the “jazz struggle" and why “groove comes from culture." Plus, he discusses his experiences working ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

John Swana: Philly Gumbo

Read "John Swana: Philly Gumbo" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

From the 1995-2003 archive: This article first appeared at All About Jazz in June 2000. In addition to being one of the finest contemporary jazz trumpet players, John Swana is a human being who is spontaneously authentic and refuses to play a false role. Having reached the ripe old age of 38, John has ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Four Forty One

Read "Four Forty One" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann

2020 marks the beginning of Will Vinson's third decade of working and living in New York. Over the years the British-American saxophonist has gained wide recognition as a sideman as well as a leader, with six albums to his name in the bank. Beyond recording highly acclaimed albums for late Gerry Teekens' Criss Cross label, Vinson ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Andres Thor: Paradox

Read "Paradox" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann

Guitarist Andrés Thor leaves little to be desired on his new recording Paradox. Featuring an all-star cast of New Yorkers Orlando Le Fleming and Ari Hoenig, as well as Icelandic compatriot Agnar Magnusson, Thor delivers a quiet set of original material which finds a quartet cautiously feeling its way through the changes. The guitar's smooth tone ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Various Artists: Newvelle Muri

Read "Newvelle Muri" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Swiss drummer/percussionist and composer, Stephan Diethelm lived in Zimbabwe for several years and was musically influenced by the African rhythms he heard. He had appeared on four albums when he launched the Muri Series, an ongoing succession of concerts that began in 2002, sometimes called Musig im Pflegidach. Pflegidach is a monastery that dates to the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Or Bareket: 33

Read "33" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann

Israel-native bassist and composer Or Bareket has made a name for himself in international jazz waters since his move to New York in 2010. By working with the likes of veteran musicians such as Chris Potter, Peter Bernstein and currently Ari Hoenig, as well as the younger generation represented by Camila Meza and Yotam Silberstein, Bareket ...


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