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Cameron Brown

Jazz bassist, composer and educator Cameron Brown began his career in the mid-sixties, recording in Europe with George Russell and Don Cherry. These two wonderful musicians remain life-long influences and inspirations. Mr. Brown anchored some of the most important groups of the seventies, eighties and nineties, beginning in 1975. Sheila Jordan, Roswell Rudd, Archie Shepp and Beaver Harris were his mentors and bandleaders then. He has enjoyed special relationships with master drummers: Art Blakey, Dannie Richmond, Philly Joe Jones, Edward Blackwell, Idris Muhammad and Joe Chambers, as well as Mr

The Night We Couldn't Say Good Night

Label: Gut String Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: I'm Running Late; The Night We Couldn't Say Good Night; Love Walked In; All Too Soon; You're Almost Perfect; This Could Be the Start of Something Big; Interlude (A Night in Tunisia); Cool Baby; Si Tu Pudieras Quereme (You and the Night and the Music); Speak Softly, Love; Plus j t'embrasse; The Moon Was Yellow, How Did I Know This Was the End?

The alpine Saalfelden 2019 experience

Read "The alpine Saalfelden 2019 experience" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Saalfelden? For those who don't already know, it is a small Austrian town in a magnificent alpine landscape in the Pinzgau, 70 km west of Salzburg, famous for its jazz festival in August and January and popular as a vacation and sport area. Character The festival has a great 40-years history having built a ...

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2019 Detroit Jazz Festival

Read "2019 Detroit Jazz Festival" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

Detroit Jazz Festival Hart Plaza Detroit, Michigan August 30-September 2, 2019 According to the official count, the 40th edition of the largest free jazz festival in North America drew a record crowd numbering some 325,000. Boasting four stages as part of the festival footprint, there seemed to be a reduction in ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Kristen Lee Sergeant: Smolder

Read "Smolder" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Sometimes it takes an entire album, or even a few, to appreciate an artist's depth. But in the case of vocalist Kristen Lee Sergeant, you can get there in a song. Her morphing take on '80s new wave outfit Spandau Ballet's “True," revealing a theatrical streak and some pure and pliable pipes, does the job and ...

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A Conversation with Vocalist Kristen Lee Sergeant

Read "A Conversation with Vocalist Kristen Lee Sergeant" reviewed by Lorens Chuno

Join me on this episode for a chat with Kristen Lee Sergeant. Her new album, Smolder, showcases her skillful use of lyrics that commands the listener to not only hear her but also see her through the speaker. Smolder features Jeb Patton on piano, Cameron Brown on bass, Jay Sawyer on drums, Ted Nash on saxophone ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Movie Songs and Remembering Ethel Ennis

Read "Movie Songs and Remembering Ethel Ennis" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

The final day of station fundraising also included new releases from Mariel Austin, Emmet Cohen, Yelena Eckemoff and The Becoming Quintet with birthday shout outs to Nancy Wilson, Nina Simone, Warren Vache, Michel Legrand and Patti Wicks among others. Also women-penned movie songs to honor Oscar Night and remembering Ethel Ennis. Playlist Hal Schaefer ...

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Jay Clayton’s ScatLab—A Vocal Jazz Workout

Read "Jay Clayton’s ScatLab—A Vocal Jazz Workout" reviewed by Suzanne Lorge

For the last decade, free-bop vocalist Jay Clayton has been conducting regular “scat labs" out of the Manhattan teaching space that she shares with NEA Jazz Master Sheila Jordan. In ScatLab, jazz singers of all levels of experience meet up to trade twos and fours, riff on traditional blues heads, and improvise on well-known songbook tunes. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

John Bailey: In Real Time

Read "In Real Time" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

John Bailey is a veteran New York-based trumpet player who has worked as a sideman in a variety of genres. Now, at the age of 52, he has released his first CD as a leader and it's as stylish and professional as would be expected. Bailey's playing is full of passion and fire, and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Dave Ballou: Quadrants (for solo trumpet)

Read "Quadrants (for solo trumpet)" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Dave Ballou è un trombettista di cinquantacinque anni (il 22 aprile) del Rhode Island con all'attivo, a partire dal 1997, undici album a suo nome con a fianco musicisti del calibro di Michael Formanek, Cameron Brown, Tony Malaby, Randy Peterson, Drew Gress e svariati altri, nonché incisioni a firma dello stesso Formanek (il bellissimo The Distance, ...


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