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Chuck Redd

Chuck Redd is an internationally well-known performer on both drums and vibraphone. He began his career when he joined the Charlie Byrd Trio at the age of 21. He also became a member of the Great Guitars (Barney Kessel, Byrd, and Herb Ellis.) To his credit are 25 European tours and six tours of Japan, with the Barney Kessel Trio, Ken Peplowski and the Benny Goodman Tribute Orchestra, Terry Gibbs and Conte Candoli. Redd was featured vibraphonist with the Mel Torme All-Star Jazz Quintet from 1991 until 1996. While appearing in New York with Torme, Ira Gitler of Jazz Times said: "Redd's vibes were equally notable for vigor and melodiousness." He served as Artist-In-Residence at The Smithsonian Jazz Café in Washington, DC from 2004-2008

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Article: Album Review

Nate Najar: Jazz Samba Pra Sempre

Read "Jazz Samba Pra Sempre" reviewed by Edward Blanco


Pioneered by Brazilian guitarist Joao Gilberto and popularized by Baden Powell, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Roberto Menescal and others in the early '60s, the bossa nova sound resonated strongly with the American jazz audience, and the Stan Getz / Charlie Byrd album Jazz Samba (Verve Records, 1962) became one of the driving forces behind this genre. Guitarist ...

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Article: In Pictures

Lori Williams and the John Toomey Trio at Old Dominion University

Read "Lori Williams and the John Toomey Trio at Old Dominion University" reviewed by Mark Robbins


Lori Williams, music educator, producer, song writer, actress, fabulous jazz and soul vocalist culminated a long weekend at Old Dominion University of master classes and performances with the jazz choir and jazz orchestra with a sold out Monday night show with the John Toomey Trio. Williams is making quite a name for herself in the soul-jazz ...

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Fools For Yule

Label: HouseKat Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm; Fool For Yule; Christmas Time is Here; Winter Wonderland; Whisper; L'Amour Nous Entoure Ce Soir; The Christmas Song; Santa Dear Where's Mine; St. Ita's Vision; It Doesn't Feel Like Christmas; Silent Night.

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Article: Take Five With...

Take Five with Kristin Callahan

Read "Take Five with Kristin Callahan" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Meet Kristin Callahan Kristin has been singing and performing since she was eight years old. She began studying jazz and piano in 2009 and performs at festivals and venues such as the Mid Atlantic Jazz Festival, SOUTH, Montpelier Arts Center, Wine in the Woods, Woodmere Art Museum, Rockwood Music Hall, Twins Jazz, and Rams Head On ...

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Article: Album Review

La Lucha: Everybody Wants To Rule The World

Read "Everybody Wants To Rule The World" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Pianist John C. O'Leary III, bassist Alejandro Arenas and drummer Mark Feinman, fast friends since they first met at the University of South Florida in 2006, draw on very different backgrounds and myriad sources when performing together as La Lucha. Whether digging into the Great American Songbook, exploring material from pop and classic rock radio, tapping ...

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Article: Interview

Chuck Redd: 40 Years On the Road

Read "Chuck Redd: 40 Years On the Road" reviewed by Mark Robbins


Chuck Redd is a busy, busy man. This interview took place after one of his many sets during the North Carolina Jazz Festival, which celebrated its fortieth anniversary at the beginning of 2020. Coincidently, Redd is also celebrating his 40th anniversary of being on the road as one of the most versatile and in-demand drummers and ...

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Article: Live Review

Chuck Redd With the Kevin Bales Trio At The Jazz Corner

Read "Chuck Redd With the Kevin Bales Trio At The Jazz Corner" reviewed by Martin McFie


Chuck Redd with the Kevin Bales Trio The Jazz Corner Hilton Head Island, SC January 3-4, 2020 Masterful musicians make excellence look easy. It's not always immediately obvious, the quality becomes evident through its sustained presence, like a spreading smile. The band opened with “Tricotism" written by early bebop ...

Album

Groove City

Label: Dalphine Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: The Great City; A Groove For Gail; Renewal; Don't Let The Sun Catch You Cryin'; Tide; Evidence; All Or Nothing At All; Regulator; A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing; Lonely Woman; Blues In The Shedd

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Article: Live Review

Monty Alexander at the Avalon Theater

Read "Monty Alexander at the Avalon Theater" reviewed by Geno Thackara


Monty Alexander and Friends The Avalon Theater Easton, MD August 31, 2019 “Ten years," Monty Alexander wryly observed at the center-stage microphone with a disbelieving shake of the head. “Ten years of this festival, and 75 years as me." It was a celebration of multiple anniversaries at the weekend-long Labor Day ...


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