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Seductive Fantasy

Label: Strut Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Seductive Fantasy.

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Sun Ra Arkestra: Seductive Fantasy

Read "Seductive Fantasy" reviewed by Ian Patterson

It seems entirely fitting that “Seductive Fantasy," the single from the Sun Ra Arkestra's first studio album in twenty years, should be a reworking of an old song, one that dates back over forty years to On Jupiter (El Saturn, 1979). With Sun Ra it was ever thus; old is new and new is old. The ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Vilnius Jazz 2019

Read "Vilnius Jazz 2019" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Vilnius Jazz 2019 Russian Drama Theatre jny:Vilnius, Lithuania October 16-20, 2019 Is a jazz festival primarily about entertainment, or is it meant to challenge the expectations of its audience? Does programming risk mean financial suicide? What responsibility does a festival have to promote young, emerging talent? What place do women ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Gia Notte: Shades

Read "Shades" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

A glance at the set list for Gia Notte's Shades might initially elicit concern about another album of standards. However, fresh arrangements, a solid band, and a charming voice can make a tremendous difference between a ho-hum effort and something that warrants attention. Notte, born Margie but using the nickname Gia, began with piano ...

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OSPAC Jazz Festival 2009

A wealth of top jazz artists will perform at the Seventh Annual Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center Jazz Festival, Sept. 12 and 13. Among those appearing at the OSPAC amphitheater, 4 Boland Drive (off Prospect Avenue near Route 280) in West Orange, are the Dizzy Gillespie All Stars with bassist John Lee and trumpeter Claudio Roditi ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Radam Schwartz: Blues Citizens

Read "Blues Citizens" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

One of the cool things about the relationship between jazz and blues is that both genres grew from the same emotional roots. At times, the only clear distinction is a subtle change in how notes are played. Is it jazz that sounds like the blues, or is it blues that sounds like jazz? On Hammond organist ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Cecil Brooks III Trio at The Turning Point Cafe in Piermont, NY

Read "Cecil Brooks III Trio at The Turning Point Cafe in Piermont, NY" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

Cecil Brooks III Trio The Turning Point Cafe Piermont, New York November 10, 2008 Whopping bass drum hits resonate in your central nervous system. Cymbal taps sound as gentle and ethereal as wind chimes. Intemperate blows to every part of the drum set somehow manage to swing. These are a ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

CBIII Band at Cecil's Jazz Club

Read "CBIII Band at Cecil's Jazz Club" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

CBIII Band Cecil's Jazz Club West Orange, NJ August 17, 2007 Two drum kits were set up at the front of the stage prior to the CB III Band's first set at Cecil's Jazz Club. Though the configuration was in keeping with an evening billed as “The Father, Son, and ...


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