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Charlie Apicella

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In 2014 Charlie Apicella was invited by Pat Martino to study improvisation, composition, and Pat’s unique method for learning the mechanics of the guitar. He has performed concerts and recorded with jazz legends Dave Holland, Sonny Fortune, and John Blake, Jr. Charlie began his music training in 1999 at the University of Massachusetts studying composition and improvisation with Yusef Lateef and music history with Archie Shepp. In 2005 he began studying under Dave Stryker who produced the Iron City records Sparks (2009) and The Business (2011).

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Great New Guitar Music

Read "Great New Guitar Music" reviewed by Bob Osborne


It's all about guitars on this show with fantastic new albums featuring six strings. Thumbscrew return with their sixth album and Mary Halvorson is continually inventive with her approach to the instrument in a jazz context. There's also a debut from Mike Freedman, ground breaking sounds from Johnathan Kane and Dave Soldier, and the New York ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Clifton Anderson, Reggie Quinerly & Allan Harris

Read "Clifton Anderson, Reggie Quinerly & Allan Harris" reviewed by Joe Dimino


We devote a full hour of Neon Jazz to the music and artists of 2021. A lot of music was backlogged from 2020, but it was time to take a long look at the artists who are making 2021 a special year for jazz. We start off with NYC trombonist Clifton Anderson and make our way ...

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Groove Machine

Label: OA2 Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: Three Sided; Space Madness; Hot Dog; Lemon Rind; Along The Southern Coast; Calypso Blue; Ironicity; Brother Elijah.

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Charlie Apicella: Groove Machine

Read "Groove Machine" reviewed by Don Phipps


On Groove Machine, Charlie Apicalla & Iron City serves up a gumbo of styles that run from New Orleans blues and Chicago funk to Motown and New York bop. The combination makes for a “groovy" listening experience—road music that will keep the head nodding and the mind trucking. Apicella penned five of the eight numbers on ...

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One Night Only: a tribute to Jack McDuff

Label: CArlo Music Records
Released: 2017

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Payin' The Cost To Be The Boss: a tribute to BB King

Label: CArlo Music Records
Released: 2016

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Big Boss

Label: Zoho Music
Released: 2014
Track listing: I Hear A Symphony; Idris; In The Grass; Big Boss; Spoonful; Amalfi; The Selma March; Sunday Mornin'.

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Charlie Apicella & Iron City: Big Boss

Read "Big Boss" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Thank god for groove music. In an era when needless complexity often dominates, it's nice to encounter a throwback record that's built on feel-good rhythms and soulful declarations. That's what Big Boss is all about. Sparks (Carlo, 2009) set things in motion for this band, as guitarist-leader Charlie Apicella planted his flag in ...

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The Business

Label: Carlo Music
Released: 2011
Track listing: The Business; 64 Cadillac; Donny Brook; Ironicity; Can't Help Falling In Love; Cantaloupe Woman; Blue String; The Shaw Shuffle; Stanley's Time.


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