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Chris Lightcap

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Chris Lightcap is a bassist and composer who leads his own band and also works with other groups. The songs on this page are unreleased recordings of his music, but if you'd like to hear music that he put out on his records, you can check out his website, www.chrislightcap.com. As a sideman he's worked with Marc Ribot, Craig Taborn, Mark Turner, Joe Morris, Sheila Jordan, James Carter, Butch Morris, Ben Monder, Anthony Coleman, Steven Bernstein, Regina Carter, Roy Campbell and Tom Harrell. The two CDs he put out under his own name are on the Fresh Sound label, and his recently-formed quintet features Tony Malaby and Mark Turner on tenor saxophones, Craig Taborn on keyboards and Gerald Cleaver on drums

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Article: Interview

Dan McCarthy: A Place Where We Once Lived

Read "Dan McCarthy: A Place Where We Once Lived" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


By February of 2019, Dan McCarthy had reached the end of his time in New York. “The movers had come and packed everything up, and my wife and son were already in Toronto at my parents' house. I was at our apartment in Crown Heights and I only had a few things, including my vibes," he ...

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Article: Jazz Raconteurs

Tony Malaby: Turnpike Diaries

Read "Tony Malaby: Turnpike Diaries" reviewed by Dave Kaufman


COVID-19 has decimated the live music business and left many jazz musicians without the much-needed income from gigs. The absence of live music has been partially compensated for by livestream performances and a small number of outdoor gigs, including those supported by the Arts for Arts group. Nevertheless, feel-good stories have been few and far between ...

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Hug

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Label: Palmetto Records
Released: 2020
Duration: 3:51

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Live at Firehouse 12

Label: Sunnyside Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Pilgrim's Progress; Silly One; Tale of Bricks; Carla's Day; Detroit.

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Hug!

Label: Palmetto Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: The One Before This; Jabulani; In The Moment; Every Day with You; Space Force March/Interplanetary Music; Joie De Vivre; Sunny and Share; Hug! King Of The Road; Man Bun; Hambe Kahle.

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Article: Year in Review

Jerome Wilson's Best Releases of 2020

Read "Jerome Wilson's Best Releases of 2020" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


2020 was a wretched year in many respects. In the jazz world alone, a number of musicians succumbed to COVID-19 and live performance almost became non-existent. Despite all that there were still a lot of stimulating and excellent recordings released in the past year. Here is a list of my personal best. Some reflected the issues ...

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Article: Album Review

Matt Wilson Quartet: Hug!

Read "Hug!" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


A hug is something which is a distant memory for most of us these days. The warm and friendly vibes of this new Matt Wilson album could be thought of as a virtual hug, full of smile-inducing swing and raffish humor. Wilson's partners on this excursion are some of his usual cohorts, saxophonist Jeff ...

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Article: Album Review

Matt Wilson Quartet: Hug!

Read "Hug!" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Drummer Matt Wilson's quartet opens Hug! with Gene Ammons' “The One Before This." Saxophonist Ammons often used the tune as a showcase for tenor battles with fellow sax man Sonny Stitt. Wilson and company--featuring cornetist Kirk Knuffke, sax man Jeff Lederer and bassist Chris Lightcap--lay the sound down like a party. And this quartet parties hard. ...

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Article: Album Review

Whit Dickey: Morph

Read "Morph" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


Two players on Morph, Matthew Shipp and Nate Wooley, hardly need an introduction to those who venture into free jazz or experimental waters. But the leader, free jazz drummer Whit Dickey, is more of an enigma. Though prolific, his credits are more often in a supporting role. Dickey has been working with Shipp for nearly four ...


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