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Bill Ware

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Bill Ware III born William Anthony Ware III (East Orange, New Jersey) is an jazz vibraphonist. Ware played bass and piano early in his career, playing at the Harlem Jazzmobile. After spending several years playing Latin jazz, he formed his own Latin Jazz group, AM Sleep. He joined the Jazz Passengers in 1987, and in 1990 put together a group of sidemen as the Club Bird All-Stars, who accompanied him on a tour of Japan.[1] Alongside this, he played with Groove Collective and Steely Dan in the first half of the 1990s. Later in the decade he teamed up with fellow former Jazz Passengers, Brad Jones and E

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Cool Water

Label: Whaling City Sound
Released: 2021
Track listing: (1) Chim Chim Cher-ee (2) Green Earrings (3) My Life (4) Theme For Ronnie (5) Friendship (6) Free Fur Nina (7) Enkare Nairobi (8) Body And Soul (9) Coolin’ Me Out (10) Lost (11) Cuttin’ Trane’s Corners (12) You Decide

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Article: Year in Review

John Pietaro's "Test" Of 2020

Read "John Pietaro's "Test" Of 2020" reviewed by John Pietaro


It would be a fool's errand in a covid-damaged society to attempt a peaceably gathered year's end “Best of" list, in jazz or any other genre or medium. But artists of jazz and all avant gardes have been especially susceptible to the considerable financial ebbing and health concerns of this period. Discussing this concept with my ...

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Article: Musician 2 Musician

The Cry of Jay Rodriguez

Read "The Cry of Jay Rodriguez" reviewed by Michael Blake


On an unseasonably warm February evening I set out from Brooklyn to catch the multi-instrumentalist Jay Rodriguez's band at Le Poisson Rouge. While walking from the West 4th Street subway station to the venue on Bleecker Street I recalled taking this exact route over 30 years ago to play a jam session in the ...

Article: Multiple Reviews

Microscopic Septet: Been Up So Long It Looks Like Down to Me, Jazz Passengers: Still Life with Troube, Papanosh: Chicken in a Bottle

Read "Microscopic Septet: Been Up So Long It Looks Like Down to Me, Jazz Passengers: Still Life with Troube, Papanosh: Chicken in a Bottle" reviewed by Vic Albani


Non credo che i puristi del caso si possano stupire di una recensione tripla che non vuole porre in contrapposizione tre lavori discografici afferenti ad una similare idea di base, bensì presentarli entro un unico pacchetto di “meraviglie contemporanee." Anche perché questi tre dischi potrebbero essere certamente acquistati ad occhi bendati quale brillante testimonianza di alcune ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Livelove Radio Bremen series continues: Working Week and Jazz Passengers

Read "Livelove Radio Bremen series continues: Working Week and Jazz Passengers" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


The Livelove series issuing archival live Radio Bremen recordings began with Larry Coryell & The Eleventh House from January 1975 (Promising Music, 2015) and the Horace Silver Quintet from June 1977 (Promising Music, 2015). That seems like a pretty wide range: from jazz fusion to hard bop. But the third and fourth releases in the series ...

Article: Album Review

Rez Abbasi Acoustic Quartet: Intents and Purposes

Read "Intents and Purposes" reviewed by Mario Calvitti


Rileggere alcuni dei classici del jazz-rock elettrico anni '70 secondo una prospettiva acustica potrebbe sembrare una scommessa decisamente azzardata per molti. Non per il chitarrista di origine pakistana Rez Abbasi, che alla guida di un quartetto acustico completato dal vibrafono di Bill Ware e dalla sezione ritmica formata dal contrabbassista Stephan Crump e dal batterista Eric ...

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Article: Jazz Near Me

The Third Annual World Vibes Congress Creates Waves in Asbury Park

Read "The Third Annual World Vibes Congress Creates Waves in Asbury Park" reviewed by Gloria Krolak


Another epic gathering of vibraphone players was uncorked and, like Champagne on New Year's Eve, this bubbly was not staying in the bottle. Part of the Third World Vibes Congress, the jam exploded at the packed Langosta Lounge and Restaurant on Asbury Park's boardwalk early in January. Pairs of vibes players, many of whom had never ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

The Art of the Guitar: Samo Salamon, Christer Fredriksen, Rez Abbasi & Juan Pablo Hernández

Read "The Art of the Guitar: Samo Salamon, Christer Fredriksen, Rez Abbasi & Juan Pablo Hernández" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard


The guitar is an instrument that continues to inspire musicians around the world and since early pioneers like Django Reinhardt and Charlie Christian showed the endless possibilities of the instrument, the guitar has also been an important part of the evolution of jazz. One can certainly speak of a genre called jazz guitar, with characteristic chord ...

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Article: Jazz Near Me

The Dave Stryker Trio Swings A Log Church

Read "The Dave Stryker Trio Swings A Log Church" reviewed by Gloria Krolak


Once through pastoral Medford Village in Burlington County, NJ, you arrive at Medford Lakes, a community of period log cabins under towering pine trees just off Stokes, the main road. In this onetime lakeside resort, hand-hewn from local wood, beckons a big cabin called Cathedral of the Woods. Russell Quigliata, who managed Cecil Payne until the ...


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