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Chris Parker

Born in Chicago, Chris was playing drums at age three and began performing his first professional gigs at eleven. At nineteen, Parker began recording and touring with blues great Paul Butterfield and broke into the New York studio scene in 1970, doing records, movie scores and filling the drum chair at Saturday Night Live. Toph, as friends know him, recorded platinum, gold and Grammy winning albums and CDs with many artists, including the original Brecker Brothers, Bob Dylan, Cher, Donald Fagen, Ashford and Simpson, Natalie Cole, Aretha Franklin, Freddie Hubbard, James Brown, Joe Cocker, Salt 'n' Pepa, Stuff, Miles Davis, Patti LaBelle and Michael Bolton

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Onward

Label: Shifting Paradigm Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Onward; Feast in the Fuar; Stepping Off; The Imposter; Arrival; Hint of Mint; There Will Never Be Another You; Feel Like Makin’ Love.

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Peter DiCarlo: Onward

Read "Onward" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann


On his debut record, New York-based alto saxophonist Peter DiCarlo establishes himself as a serious straight-ahead composer who skillfully combines an elegant alto tone with intricate reed and horn arrangements that are propelled forward by a swinging rhythm section. Dominated by a majority of self-penned hard and post-bop scores, Onward—in accordance with its title—pushes last century's ...

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Peter DiCarlo: Onward

Read "Onward" reviewed by Jack Bowers


New York City-based alto saxophonist Peter DiCarlo makes a lot of winning moves on his debut album, Onward, and a couple that seem more puzzling than perceptive. More about them later. First, it should be noted that DiCarlo is a virtuosic player with a burnished sound and enough improvisational ammunition in his arsenal to guide him ...

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#Bloomerangs: Moments and Fragments

Read "Moments and Fragments" reviewed by Paul Naser


When life gets tough, sometimes the only thing you can do is take a moment to step back and reconnect with feelings of positivity. Maybe this comes from a fond memory, a glimpse out the window or perhaps, for readers and writers of this website, time spent listening to good music. Fortunately, #Bloomerangs has some of ...

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Charlie Ballantine: Cold Coffee

Read "Cold Coffee" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Indianapolis-born jazz guitarist/composer Charlie Ballantine has a special relationship with American music of all kinds: jazz, folk, the blues (his father was a blues guitarist, providing some of Ballantine's earliest musical memories) and contemporary rock. His previous album Life Is Brief: The Music Of Bob Dylan (Green Mind Records, 2018) made the inspiration outside of jazz ...

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Joey Berkley Band: Moving Forward

Read "Moving Forward" reviewed by Troy Dostert


A saxophonist with a penchant for exploring multiple genres, Joey Berkley has a foundational love of straight-ahead jazz, as exemplified on his More n' Four (Self-released, 2009) and his work as director of the Westchester Center for Jazz and Contemporary Music in Yonkers. But his other projects allow him to explore his avid passions for R&B, ...

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Tony DePaolis: The Contemporary Dynamic

Read "The Contemporary Dynamic" reviewed by Mackenzie Horne


Take everything you know about what a debut record should and should not be. Now promptly throw those ideas into oncoming traffic and don't look back. Young Pittsburgh bassist Tony DePaolis has redefined the boundaries of the all-important debut record with The Contemporary Dynamic. It's a concept album. It's a double album. ...

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Seven Women (Plus Three) 2018 – Part X

Read "Seven Women (Plus Three) 2018 – Part X" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Lucia Jackson You and the Night and the Music Roni Music 2018 To a precious few, much talent is given, particularly the young of age, like New York City —native Lucia Jackson, who, at the age of 26 has already distinguished herself as an accomplished dancer and model. Now Jackson emerges ...

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Amanda Gardier: Empathy

Read "Empathy" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


With a clear sense of composition and where her own fluid voice, and those of her superb surrounding musicians, fall within the whole, Indiana-based alto saxophonist Amanda Gardier opens her debut disc, Empathy, on the multi-layered strengths of the palette-setting “Giants," an expansive piece that allows her plenty of time in the lead before gracefully stepping ...


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