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Clovis Nicolas

After having established himself as a first-call bass player on the European scene (performances with Dee Dee Bridgewater, Brad Mehldau, Michel Legrand,..), jazz bassist Clovis Nicolas moved from France to New York in 2002. Since then, he has shared the stage in numerous venues (Jazz Standard, Smalls Jazz Club, Blue Note, 55 Bar, Kennedy Center, Smoke, Jazz Gallery, Birdland, Alice Tully Hall, Dizzy’s Club...) with some of today's most prominent jazz musicians, such as Grant Stewart, Harry Allen, Branford Marsalis, Curtis Fuller, Benny Powell, James Williams, Peter Bernstein, Joe Magnarelli, Sacha Perry, Sachal Vasandani, Simon Shaheen, Carl Allen, Jane Monheit, and Dan Nimmer

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What's Next

Label: Irabbagast Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Uptown Bass Hit; What's Next; SKJ; Change; Bramblin'; Pursue; Mance's Dance; Infant Eyes; In a Sentimental Mood; Voyage.

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Article: Album Review

Uptown Jazz Tentet: What's Next

Read "What's Next" reviewed by Jack Bowers


A tentet is a rather strange bird; too large to be labeled a small group, yet too small to be counted as a big band, it resides somewhere near the edges, mapping out its own musical profile. Some may rate that an asset, while others may deem it a mere hybrid, unworthy of their consideration. Wiser ...

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Label: Irabbagast Records
Released: 2020
Duration: 7:33

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Exquisite Vocalist Shirley Crabbe Sings Of Personal Connection On "Bridges," Available April 30, 2018

Exquisite Vocalist Shirley Crabbe Sings Of Personal Connection On "Bridges," Available April 30, 2018

Some vocalists excel at lyric interpretation. They know how to tell the story of a song with subtlety and nuance. Other singers have such beautiful voices that they’d be a pleasure to listen to if they sang the periodic table set to a Brahms lullaby. It’s not easy to say which is Shirley Crabbe's strength, since ...

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Nine Stories

Label: Sunnyside Records
Released: 2014
Track listing: Pisces; None Shall Wander; Juggling; Mothers and Fathers; Thon's Tea; The Bridge; Tom's Number; You and the Night and the Music; Sweet Lorraine.

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Article: Album Review

Clovis Nicolas: Nine Stories

Read "Nine Stories" reviewed by Gabriel Medina Arenas


Ron Carter's judgment regarding the talent of a fellow double bassist can't be wrong. The acclaimed musician, who has recorded more than 2,500 albums and was a fundamental member of the Miles Davis Quintet, highly praises the sound and compositions of Clovis Nicolas. Carter wrote the liner notes to Nicolas' Nine Stories, the first ...

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Take Five With Clovis Nicolas

Read "Take Five With Clovis Nicolas" reviewed by Clovis Nicolas


Meet Clovis Nicolas:After having established himself as a first-call bassist on the European scene (performances with Dee Dee Bridgewater, Brad Mehldau, Michel Legrand and others), jazz bassist Clovis Nicolas moved to New York in 2002. Since then, he has shared the stage in numerous venues (Jazz Standard, Smalls Jazz Club, Blue Note, 55 Bar, ...

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Article: Live Review

Ron Carter at 75: New York, March 27, 2012

Read "Ron Carter at 75:  New York, March 27, 2012" reviewed by Bob Kenselaar


Ron Carter at 75: A Life in MusicAlice Tully HallNew York, NYMarch 27, 2012On the night of the Juilliard School's tribute to Ron Carter, electronic billboards lining 65th Street near Lincoln Center flashed bright pictures of the iconic jazz bassist. The event was a lot like the man and his music: ...


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