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Bob Cunningham

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Bob Cunningham is referred to as a Master Bassist, and is well deserving of that title due to his illustrious career in Music as an Acoustic Bassist, Composer, and Bandleader. Bob is a musician’s musician, well known and highly respected by his peers. Bob has toured and recorded with Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Freddie Hubbard, Art Blakely, Junior Mance, Ken McIntyre, and Frank Townsend, an A list that continues into infinity. With the Yusef Lateef Quartet Bob and his Bass have toured North and South America, Africa, The Caribbean and extensively throughout Europe. Bob packed his tuxedo with only a weeks notice and took his Trio to Astana, in the Republic of Kazakhstan! New Yorkers know they don’t have to go very far to find Bob, up in a Harlem or down on Broadway…in Brooklyn or Monday's at "The Union" - Local 802- The Jazz Foundation Jam-session- he holds the bass chair! A main attraction during the summer concerts on Jazz Mobile and in the park's

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Atlantis Lullaby - The Concert From Avignon

Label: Elemental Music
Released: 2024
Track listing: CD 1: Inside Atlantis; A Flower; Yusef's Mood; Lowland Lullaby. CD 2: Eboness; I'm Getting Sentimental Over You; The Untitled.

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Article: Album Review

Yusef Lateef: Atlantis Lullaby - The Concert From Avignon

Read "Atlantis Lullaby - The Concert From Avignon" reviewed by Pierre Giroux


Yusef Lateef's performance in Atlantis Lullaby is a masterclass in communication and demonstration of synergy. In this previously unreleased performance recorded in Avignon, France in 1972, Lateef, on soprano sax, tenor sax and flute, is accompanied by Kenny Barron on piano, Bob Cunningham on bass and Albert “Tootie" Heath on drums. This two-CD package is being ...

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Article: Interview

Albert "Tootie" Heath: Class Personified

Read "Albert "Tootie" Heath: Class Personified" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke


This article was first published on All About Jazz on March 9, 2015. Albert “Tootie" Heath is among the drummers who lived--and thrived--during what many call the golden age of jazz, the '40s, '50, early '60s. He's enjoyed the fruits of a varied and historic career, but never stayed put. Just kept working. He ...

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Article: Journey into Jazz

Record Store Day 2024 Jazz Releases

Read "Record Store Day 2024 Jazz Releases" reviewed by Kyle Simpler


Every year, Record Store Day (RSD) promises limited edition vinyl releases for all tastes in music. From the latest popular artists to the most obscure archival releases, RSD drops try to cover a lot of musical territory. Practically all genres of music are represented and, of course, jazz is no exception. Fortunately, the April 2024 drop ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

The Jazz Detective Strikes Again

Read "The Jazz Detective Strikes Again" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Producer Zev Feldman, like Joe DiMaggio, has done it again. In May of 1941, DiMaggio began a major league baseball hitting streak. People followed his exploits game after game and hit after hit. DiMaggio's amazing record of 56 consecutive games still stands to this day. Same can be said of Feldman. His detective work, finding rare ...

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Article: Interview

Dino Betti van der Noot: la big band tra suono e racconto

Read "Dino Betti van der Noot: la big band tra suono e racconto" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Nel mondo del jazz, e non solo in quello, Dino Betti van der Noot è una personalità decisamente unica: formalmente un dilettante, ha però pubblicato quindici album, molti dei quali pluripremiati; scrive per big band, una cosa oggi ormai rarissima, dando inoltre vita a opere che si discostano dalla tradizione della formazione; dotato di una cultura ...

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Article: Liner Notes

Dino Betti van der Noot: They Cannot Know

Read "Dino Betti van der Noot: They Cannot Know" reviewed by AAJ Staff


The last Soul Note album of Dino betti van der Noot (rhymes with note), Here Comes Springtime (SN1149), contained six of his compositions, two of which, the title track and “October's Dream," had seasonal connotations. This time he gives us “Midwinter Sunshine" and “A Midwinter Night's Dream" in a seasonal shift. Whatever the climate of Betti ...

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Article: From Far and Wide

Guitarist Tomas Janzon Basks in Bassists

Read "Guitarist Tomas Janzon Basks in Bassists" reviewed by Fradley Garner


Guitarist Tomas Janzon Basks in BassistsPlayers who lead trios and duos featuring a bassist tend to stick with one. Tomas Janzon is happy with Essiet Essiet, 56, drummer Art Blakey's last bassist.Yet, “There are so many extraordinary bassists in New York," the Big Apple-based Swedish guitarist tells me, “that I am happy ...

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News: Festival

13th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival

13th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival

13th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival-Jazz: A Music of the Spirit, March 30 until April 30, 2012 presented by the Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium. This music series is New York City's longest continuously running grassroots festival dedicated to jazz. More than 500 artists will be performing in 40 events at venues from Coney Island to Williamsburg ...


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