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Bill Fulton

Bill Fulton was born on July 4, 1962 (Yes! I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy!!) in Oakland, California and spent his childhood in nearby Alameda. Bill began his music exploration at the age of 7 on the trumpet in the school concert band as his family did not yet own a piano. At the age of 15, Bill’s family moved out of their 2 bedroom apartment in Alameda to a 5 bedroom house in Dublin, CA. It was there that the Fulton family purchased their first piano. At 15 and acquiring his first piano at home, Bill quickly discovered he had an affinity for the piano and rapidly learned on his own except for 1 or 2 lessons from his mother who was a prodigy on the instrument in her youth

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David Ricard Big Band: Parallels

Read "Parallels" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Whatever else the fates may decree, fortune must be smiling when one can open a big-band album with the workaday theme from “Spider-Man" and make it shine. Bassist David Ricard is fortune's beneficiary here, as are those partisans who are lucky enough to chance upon Parallels, Ricard's third and most recent treatise on big-band excellence. Whereas ...

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John Burnett Swing Orchestra / University of Missouri Concert Big Band / Either-Orchestra

Read "John Burnett Swing Orchestra / University of Missouri Concert Big Band / Either-Orchestra" reviewed by Jack Bowers

John Burnett Swing OrchestraDown for DoubleDelmark2010 John Burnett, an Englishman who now lives and works (as a morning host at WDCB Radio) in suburban Chicago, is a great admirer of the golden age of big bands in the U.S., which spanned roughly three decades, from the 1930s through ...

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Label: Self Produced
Released: 2009

Time

Label: Rhombus Records
Released: 2003
Track listing: The Land That Time Forgot; Maple St.; Cow Poetry; Secrets; Anthem; Time Squared; New Religion; The Force; In Your Dreams; Time & Space.

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Bill Fulton: Time

Read "Time" reviewed by Todd S. Jenkins

Keyboardist, composer and arranger Bill Fulton has achieved an amazing coup for contemporary jazz with Time. He has successfully broken the curse that has hung over jazz keyboards since the early 1980s, using excellent arrangements and a tight group of performers to give these combo tracks the sense of a larger ensemble. Bright production and a ...


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