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Dan Wilson

Music has been an integral part of Dan Wilson's life since his beginnings in gospel music. Upon hearing a Wes Montgomery record in a relative's basement, Dan decided to pursue a career as a musician. Since then, he has spent more than a decade honing his craft. His debut album, To Whom It May Concern was released in 2012 and is a product of an intense study of many different musical styles and concepts. His most recent album, Balancing Act was recorded live in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. Dan has been touring nationally and internationally with three-time Grammy nominated jazz organ legend, Joey DeFrancesco

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Vessels Of Wood And Earth

Label: Brother Mister / Mack Avenue
Released: 2021
Track listing: The Rhythm Section; Bird Of Beauty; The Reconstruction; Vessels Of Wood And Earth; Who Shot John; After The Rain; Inner City Blues; Juneteenth; Cry Me A River; James; Born To Lose.

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Article: Album Review

Dan Wilson: Vessels Of Wood And Earth

Read "Vessels Of Wood And Earth" reviewed by Chris May


Dan Wilson's Vessels Of Wood And Earth starts well. Just over a minute into track one, the guitarist launches into a lightning-speed solo which sounds a little like Wes Montgomery channeling Charlie Parker on speed. On track two, Stevie Wonder's well named “Bird Of Beauty," he rings the changes, exchanging Montgomery and Parker for Pat Metheny ...

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News: Festival

Christian McBride, John Clayton Highlight Virtual Tri-C JazzFest

Christian McBride, John Clayton Highlight Virtual Tri-C JazzFest

Two of the jazz world’s preeminent bassists—Christian McBride and John Clayton—will share stories via live chats during the virtual edition of the 41st annual Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland, presented by KeyBank. Each Grammy Award winner highlights a night of music during the three-day online event Friday, Aug. 21, to Sunday, Aug. 23. Listen for McBride on the ...

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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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Article: Live Review

Christian McBride and Tip City at Village Vanguard

Read "Christian McBride and Tip City at Village Vanguard" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


Christian McBride and Tip City Village Vanguard New York November 29, 2017 With a jovial toast to his band and the packed and boisterous Vanguard crowd, Christian McBride and Tip City began their first set as you'd expect they'd kick off their second, burning on all cylinders, each player ...

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Article: New York Beat

Joey DeFrancesco at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

Read "Joey DeFrancesco at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola" reviewed by Nick Catalano


As the New York August heat blazed onto the streets on Saturday night (August 13th), Joey DeFrancesco and his trio rocketed into Dizzy's with their own burning repertoire. The B-3 wizard played four selections from his new HighNote CD Trip Mode and had an audience which included Bill Charlap, Paquito D'Rivera, and Todd Barkan roaring with ...

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Article: Live Review

2016 Lakeland Jazz Festival

Read "2016 Lakeland Jazz Festival" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan


2016 Lakeland Jazz Festival Lakeland Community College Kirtland, Ohio March 18-20, 2016 The Cleveland area has a long history of jazz pedagogy in relation to two well-established community colleges. Cuyahoga Community College's annual jazz featival, the better known program, dates back to 1980 and for many years was a spring tradition ...


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