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Over the last 40 years Bob Stewart has established himself as both an innovative tuba player and equally creative jazz educator. In addition to embracing the tuba’s historical position as the original bass instrument in jazz, Mr. Stewart’s focus on reintroducing the Tuba into a contemporary band setting has encouraged many tuba players and band leaders to explore this approach. As a band leader, recording artist, and featured soloist Mr. Stewart’s playing has been featured on over 80 recordings. He has performed and recorded with such luminaries as Gil Evans, Dizzy Gillespie, McCoy Tyner, Charlie Haden, Sonny Rollins, Charles Mingus, Carla Bley, Wynton Marsalis, Jason Moran, Lester Bowie, Muhal Richard Abrams, Henry Threadgill, Arthur Blythe, Jimmy Heath, Frank Foster, David Murray, Chaka Khan, Dap Kings, Aretha Franklin to name a few. With decades of experience in public education Mr

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Article: Play This!

Arthur Blythe: Lenox Avenue Breakdown

Read "Arthur Blythe: Lenox Avenue Breakdown" reviewed by Chris May


One of the most egregiously underestimated albums in jazz history, alto saxophonist Arthur Blythe's Lenox Avenue Breakdown was released on vinyl by Columbia in 1979 and on CD by Columbia (Japan) in 1995 and Koch Jazz in 1998. That's it bar a dodgy fourfer. Blythe fronts a septet completed by flautist James Newton, tubaist Bob Stewart, ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Tube or Not Tuba? Tuba!!

Read "Tube or Not Tuba? Tuba!!" reviewed by Patrick Burnette


Sometimes Mike's dreams do come true. Take this all-tuba led episode, for instance. He's always loved the big horn in jazz groups, and here we delve into five albums spanning the decades led by tuba players. (Oddly, though, five of the featured leaders were all born within a five year span). Will the boys come up ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Brass Players: Clark Terry, Rob Mazurek and More

Read "Brass Players: Clark Terry, Rob Mazurek and More" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


This vintage episode of The Outer View from November 9, 2021, features all brass players, trumpeters, trombonists, and a tuba player. Musicians heard on the program include Clark Terry, Rob Mazurek, Steve Turre, Sarah Wilson, Bob Stewart, and Terence Blanchard. Playlist Henry Theadgill Sextett “I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete ...

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News: Performance / Tour

Jazz Power Initiative Kicks Off 20th Anniversary Season With The Intergenerational Jazz Power Jam Series

Jazz Power Initiative Kicks Off 20th Anniversary Season With The Intergenerational Jazz Power Jam Series

Jazz Power Initiative (JPI), an Inwood-based non-profit organization founded in 2003 with the mission of transforming lives through jazz music, arts education and performance, kicks off its 20th anniversary season with the acclaimed Intergenerational Jazz Power Jam series starting in October. Held twice-monthly, the Intergenerational Jazz Power Jam presents professional and emerging jazz artists with a ...

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News: Event

Harlem School Of The Arts In Collaboration With Jazz Power Initiative Launch A Celebration Of Jazz Appreciation Month Honoring America’s Original Art Form

Harlem School Of The Arts In Collaboration With Jazz Power Initiative Launch A Celebration Of Jazz Appreciation Month Honoring America’s Original Art Form

Harlem School of the Arts in Collaboration With Jazz Power Initiative Launch a Celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month Honoring—America’s Original Art Form Laguardia High School and Harlem Samba Join in an Intergenerational Jazz Power Jam With Legends and Future Jazz Leaders The renowned, 59-year-old Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) will be the ...

Album

Out and Out Jazz

Label: Arkadia Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Cram ‘N Exam, White Caps, Fast Forward, Still Life, Airegin, Windsong, Pulp, Shadows and Light, James Eagle Eye, High Tea for Stephany, Encounter

Album

Combobulate

Label: Newvelle Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Henry’s Boogaloo; Combobulate; Focus Pocus; Cuyahoga Valley; Strange Affair; Bills In The Bell; Bob The Bob; Malagasy; The Parting Glass.

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Article: Album Review

Michael Blake: Combobulate

Read "Combobulate" reviewed by Chris May


The instrumentation alone promises something out of the ordinary. Saxophone, two tubas, trumpet, trombone, drums. Then there are the musicians, luminaries of downtown New York jazz. Michael Blake, Bob Stewart, Marcus Rojas, Steven Bernstein, Clark Gayton, Allan Mednard. And within seconds of the needle descending on track one, side one, Combobulate starts delivering on the promise. ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Charles Mingus, Luke Stewart-Jarvis Earnshaw Quartet & David Binney

Read "Charles Mingus, Luke Stewart-Jarvis Earnshaw Quartet & David Binney" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


An extended piece (actually they all are) from Charles Mingus' The Lost Album From Ronnie Scott's is a definite highlight this week, as is the new release from bassist Luke Stewart and sitarist Jarvis Earnshaw. David Binney's new Tomorrow's Journey gets some added bounce from a crew of young L.A. hotshots, NY drummer John Sturino chips ...


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