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Bill Harris began his musical training on the clarinet at the age of nine in the small Boston suburb of Topsfield, Massachusetts. He began to get serious about music around the age of 17, at which point he also began playing the saxophone and flute. Sure that this was the career he wanted to pursue, he enrolled at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York, to receive a Bachelor of Music degree as a clarinet major. During his freshman year of college Bill heard the Woody Herman Band with its unusual saxophone section of three tenors and one baritone, and knew at that moment that sax was to be his instrument. After a year off from school to concentrate on playing the sax, he completed his college studies and moved to New York City where he studied privately with Bob Mintzer of the Yellowjackets

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Vince Guaraldi

Jazz Musician of the Day: Vince Guaraldi

All About Jazz is celebrating Vince Guaraldi's birthday today! By Derrick Bang Like most so-called overnight successes, Vincent Anthony Guaraldi—who forever described himself as “a reformed boogie-woogie pianist"—worked hard for his big break. The man eventually dubbed “Dr. Funk" by his compatriots was born in San Francisco on July 17, 1928; he graduated from Lincoln High ...

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Zoh Amba, Janel Leppin, & Roberto Ottaviano and Alexander Hawkins

Read "Zoh Amba, Janel Leppin, & Roberto Ottaviano and Alexander Hawkins" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


Free jazz saxophonist Zoh Amba has had much attention focused on her in a fairly short time, and a new album with drummer Francisco Mela will keep those spotlights firmly in place. There's also a track from her debut, Oh Sun!. Cellist Janel Leppin leads a great band on her new Ensemble Volcanic Ash, while Chicago ...

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Yaroslav Likhachev, Fade In Trio, Joao Carreiro & Baker/Harris/Lopez

Read "Yaroslav Likhachev, Fade In Trio, Joao Carreiro & Baker/Harris/Lopez" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


This episode has an edge to much of the music with tastes of new recordings from German saxophonist Yaroslav Likhachev and his quartet, Manila-based saxophonist Rick Countryman teamed up with Swiss drummer Christian Bucher, the Chicago trio of Jim Baker, Bill Harris & Brandon Lopez, Alien Radio from Canada, the Italian trio Fade In, Portuguese guitarist ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Vince Guaraldi

Jazz Musician of the Day: Vince Guaraldi

All About Jazz is celebrating Vince Guaraldi's birthday today! By Derrick Bang Like most so-called overnight successes, Vincent Anthony Guaraldi—who forever described himself as “a reformed boogie-woogie pianist"—worked hard for his big break. The man eventually dubbed “Dr. Funk" by his compatriots was born in San Francisco on July 17, 1928; he graduated from Lincoln High ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Vince Guaraldi

Jazz Musician of the Day: Vince Guaraldi

All About Jazz is celebrating Vince Guaraldi's birthday today! By Derrick Bang Like most so-called overnight successes, Vincent Anthony Guaraldi—who forever described himself as “a reformed boogie-woogie pianist"—worked hard for his big break. The man eventually dubbed “Dr. Funk" by his compatriots was born in San Francisco on July 17, 1928; he graduated from Lincoln High ...

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New music from Anthony Pirog, Mary Halvorson, Toine Thys, & Dan Fortin, and more

Read "New music from Anthony Pirog, Mary Halvorson, Toine Thys, & Dan Fortin, and more" reviewed by Bob Osborne


On this edition exciting new music from Anthony Pirog, Mary Halvorson, Toine Thys, Dan Fortin, Jeff Kimmel Ishmael Ali & Bill Harris, and, Sabir Mateen Christopher Dell Christian Ramond & Klaus Kugel, a subscriber special from Dave Douglas, plus rereleased albums from the 1960s from Marion Brown. Playlist Anthony Pirog “Adonna The Painter" from ...

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New albums from Ernesto Jodos, Dan Weiss, and Manteca

Read "New albums from Ernesto Jodos, Dan Weiss, and Manteca" reviewed by Bob Osborne


This week we feature great new albums from Ernesto Jodos, Dan Weiss with his Starebaby band, and Manteca. I am also continuing my look at recent releases by Ken Stubbs as well as featuring cutting edge music from Tim Berne's Snakeoil, the trio of Jeff Kimmel, Ishmael Ali, with Bill Harris, and the Dave Rempis Percussion ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Vince Guaraldi

Jazz Musician of the Day: Vince Guaraldi

All About Jazz is celebrating Vince Guaraldi's birthday today! By Derrick Bang Like most so-called overnight successes, Vincent Anthony Guaraldi—who forever described himself as “a reformed boogie-woogie pianist"—worked hard for his big break. The man eventually dubbed “Dr. Funk" by his compatriots was born in San Francisco on July 17, 1928; he graduated from Lincoln High ...

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Dan Phillips Quartet - Light at Depth

Label: Lizard Breath Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: Light at Depth (Phillips) Whirl (Phillips, Baker, Pabian, Harris) Convoluted Confluence (Phillips) Submersion (Phillips, Baker, Pabian, Harris) Progressive Waves (Phillips) Capsizing (Phillips, Baker, Pabian, Harris) Abyssal Plain (Phillips)


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