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Bobby Zankel

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Writing in the Boston Phoenix, author Norman Weinstein (A Night in Tunisia) declared that “Bobby Zankel deserves any Talent Deserving Wider Recognition Award that the jazz press might offer”.

In reviewing Emerging From The Earth, Jazz Times wrote,” He’s headed to status as a prime jazz innovator.” But who is Bobby Zankel, and where has he been? The Brooklyn-born composer/saxophonist first began attracting attention in the early 70’s for his work with Cecil Taylor’s “Unit Core Ensemble” (Downbeat 9/71) as a “skillful young altoist with a powerful music at his fingertips”. His underground reputation grew on the New York “Loft Scene”, where he performed with the likes of Ray Anderson, William Parker, and Sunny Murray and where he continued his apprenticeship with Taylor.

Album

A Change of Destiny

Label: Mahakala Music
Released: 2023

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Chris Botti, Joey Alexander & Lennie Moore

Read "Chris Botti, Joey Alexander & Lennie Moore" reviewed by Joe Dimino


We kick off the 825th Episode of Neon Jazz with prolific composer Lennie Moore and music from his 2023 album Mentors. From there, we hear from a legend whp had a profound influence on his cognition of jazz in Chick Corea. We also hear new material from Joey Alexander, Klas Lindquist, Bobby Zankel and Chris Botti. ...

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Article: Interview

Bobby Zankel: The Inside Story of 'A Change of Destiny'

Read "Bobby Zankel: The Inside Story of 'A Change of Destiny'" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


Saxophonist, bandleader, composer and arranger Bobby Zankel has been making jazz in many ways with diverse cohorts for over a half-century. He has found his own way to create music that is both advanced and very listenable at the same time. He is loved and revered by the many musicians who have performed with him and ...

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News: Recording

Alto Saxophonist-composer Bobby Zankel Shines A Brilliant Light On American, Philadelphia History With 'A Change Of Destiny,' Due September 22 From Mahakala Records

Alto Saxophonist-composer Bobby Zankel Shines A Brilliant Light On American, Philadelphia History With 'A Change Of Destiny,' Due September 22 From Mahakala Records

Philadelphia alto saxophonist and composer Bobby Zankel explores a darker side of his longtime city’s history with A Change of Destiny, set for a September 22 release on Mahakala Records. The album is a distillation of music that Zankel wrote for a dance piece, The Spirits Break to Freedom, in the 2010s, and was recorded with ...

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Article: Book Review

Philadelphia Jazz

Read "Philadelphia Jazz" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


Philadelphia Jazz Suzanne Cloud and Diane Turner 127 pages ISBN 978-1-4671-0784-6 Images of America Arcadia Publishing 2022 Philadelphia longs to be known as a jazz town, a city distinguished by its major contribution to the jazz legacy. There is a good ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Mostly Newer Music Plus Some Older Tunes

Read "Mostly Newer Music Plus Some Older Tunes" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


This show has a lot of music released in the early part of 2022 plus a few older tracks. Trombones, flutes and vocals are featured. Artists heard on the show include Natalie Cressman & Ian Faquini, Bobby Zankel, Gordon Grdina, Roswell Rudd, Emile Parisien and the Scott Silbert Big Band.Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I ...

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Article: Interview

Pianist Joe Block: At the Start of His Big Bang

Read "Pianist Joe Block: At the Start of His Big Bang" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


According to cosmologists, our universe started as a tiny speck and within a fraction of a second exploded into a huge ever-expanding space with all the galaxies, stars, and planets condensing out of the dispersed matter within it. This picture of the origins of the cosmos provides an apt metaphor for the way in which some ...

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Article: Album Review

Warriors of the Wonderful Sound: Soundpath

Read "Soundpath" reviewed by Mark Corroto


If we alter President John F. Kennedy's 1962 moon spaceflight speech just a bit, it easily fits the big band adaptation of Muhal Richard Abrams' magnum opus Soundpath, “We choose to perform this composition not because it is easy, but because it is hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of ...

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Article: Album Review

Warriors of the Wonderful Sound: Soundpath

Read "Soundpath" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala


Nel 2011 il sassofonista di Filadelfia Bobby Zankel, leader della big band The Warriors of the Wonderful Sound e promotore di laboratori di musica contemporanea, propose a Muhal Richard Abrams un lavoro compositivo che avrebbe dovuto essere affidato alla band, con la direzione dello stesso pianista. Operazioni di questo tipo erano già state realizzate da Zankel ...


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