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RSD Releases, My Fair Lady, Steph Richards

Read "RSD Releases, My Fair Lady, Steph Richards" reviewed by David Brown

This week we check out some Record Store Day archival release from Brother Jack McDuff, Cannonball Adderley, Yusef Lateef and Art Tatum. New music from Afro-Cuban Pianist Zaccai Curtis, pianist Noah Haidu, Trumpeter Steph Richards and Philly's own Kenny Barron. We will then the revisit My Fair Lady which opened on Broadway 68 years ago this ...


Article: Album Review

Brother Jack McDuff: Ain't No Sunshine

Read "Ain't No Sunshine" reviewed by Pierre Giroux

At The Gallery, Seattle Washington 1972, Brother Jack McDuff, master of the Hammond B-3 organ, showcased his unparalleled talent, backed by a tight-knit ensemble of seasoned musicians. The result is a never-before-released live recording in a deluxe limited-edition hand-numbered 180-gram 2-LP set, produced by record executive and tenor saxophonist Cory Weeds. The ...


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 ...


Article: Interview

Joe Lovano: Cleveland's Ultimate Jazz Titan

Read "Joe Lovano: Cleveland's Ultimate Jazz Titan" reviewed by Matthew Alec

Friday, June 24th, 2022, saxophonist Joe Lovano's group Sound Prints (alongside trumpeter and co-leader Dave Douglas) delivered a tour de force performance to spellbound audience members at the historic Mimi Ohio Theatre in Playhouse Square as a part of Cleveland's annual Tri-C JazzFest. Seasoned group interplay between drummer Rudy Royston, bassist Matt Penman, and pianist Leo ...


News: Recording

Jack McDuff: Live at Parnell's, 1982

Jack McDuff: Live at Parnell's, 1982

In June 1982, Brother Jack McDuff was in Seattle to play a week-long run at Parnell's, the city's major jazz club. Joining the organist was Danny Wollinski on tenor saxophone, Henry Johnson on guitar and Garrick King on drums. McDuff even brought along his own Hammond B3 organ for the date. Fortunately, the club's resident sound ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

The Home Show: Vi Redd, Joel Ross, Jutta Hipp, Henry Threadgill, Miho Hazama and more

Read "The Home Show: Vi Redd, Joel Ross, Jutta Hipp, Henry Threadgill, Miho Hazama and more" reviewed by David Brown

This week, a thematic serving of tunes expressing feelings of wanting to be home, traveling home, being home, turkey, and saying goodbye. Featuring Henry Threadgill, Helen Merrill, Ray Bryant, Brother Jack McDuff, Joel Ross, Vi Redd, Miho Hazama and more. Playlist Petter Eldh “Kali Koma" from Koma Saxo (We Jazz Records) 00:00 Henry Threadgill ...

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Brother Jack McDuff, was one of the handful of leading exponents of the soul jazz style created on Hammond organ by Jimmy Smith in the late 1950s. The instrument at the heart of the soul jazz style was the Hammond B-3 organ, usually in the company of electric guitar, drums, and often tenor saxophone. The emergence of Jimmy Smith as a major star on the instrument sparked its widespread use in jazz and pop music in the early 1960s, and McDuff was among its most successful practitioners. Its initial popularity in both jazz and rock had peaked by the end of the decade, and it was later largely superseded for a time by more contemporary developments in keyboard technology, but it retained serious cult status among its devotees, and those musicians who still preferred the challenge of actually having to play everything themselves


Article: Album Review

Eumir Deodato: Os Catedraticos 73

Read "Os Catedraticos 73" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

In 1973, Eumir Deodato was riding high upon the GRAMMY® Award-winning success of “Also Sprach Zarathurstra (Theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey)," the Brazilian keyboardist's jazz-rock fusion take on Richard Strauss' classic, from his previous release Prelude (CTI, 1972). Deodato's next move, Os Catedráticos 73 doesn't mess with that successful formula but throws a ...


Article: From the Inside Out

Riding Waves, Moving Boundaries, and Building The Wall

Read "Riding Waves, Moving Boundaries, and Building The Wall" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Franco Ambrosetti Quintet Long Waves Unit Records 2019 Trumpeter Franco Ambrosetti balances in the middle of three jazz generations, the father of saxophonist Gianluca and son of saxophonist Flavio, who once played opposite Charlie Parker at the Paris Jazz Festival. Although he grew up studying classical ...

News: Video / DVD

Jack McDuff: Moon Rappin'

Jack McDuff: Moon Rappin'

As years go, 1969 was a doozy. The country had just come off of two horrible assassinations in 1968 along with news of the Mai Lai Massacre. The following year began with President Nixon's inauguration in January. Any hope that Teddy Kennedy would replace his slain brother in Shakespearean fashion was dashed with the Chappaquiddick incident ...


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