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Darren Barrett

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Canadian trumpet player Darren Barrett was born to Jamaican parents. His father worked as an auto mechanic and his mother worked in a factory. Darren's dad was also a part-time musician who "pushed all his five children toward music," and there was always jazz, reggae, all kinds of music in the house. As a result, his three older brothers also became professional musicians.
Darren remembers that, "the first time I heard Miles Davis was on the record 'Round About Midnight, and when I heard Miles' sound and his approach, I knew that the instrument I wanted to play was the trumpet."
Two early teachers were particularly significant: in middle school, trumpeter Dan Moir, and in high school Ron Botnick, who had the band sounding like Maynard Ferguson

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Jack DeJonette, Miles Davis & Terri Lyne Carrington

Read "Jack DeJonette, Miles Davis & Terri Lyne Carrington" reviewed by Joe Dimino


The first song on the 743rd Episode of Neon Jazz is from Terri Lyne Carrington and acts as a recurring theme throughout the episode. Periods of her impressive jazz career are highlighted with stories and music from Quincy Jones, Rahsaan Roland Kirk and Jack DeJohnette. Along the way, we hear from other musicians who are making ...

Album

Galactic Warrior

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2019
Track listing: Perspectives; Living In The Past; Transition; Galactic Warrior; Finding Your Way Out; Main Menu; Persecution; Level 8; Questions; Why

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Article: From Far and Wide

At A Korean Jazz Picnic, No Need To Know The Music

Read "At A Korean Jazz Picnic, No Need To Know The Music" reviewed by Arthur R George


That jazz appeals to younger audiences, is fun, and not so serious, is more than a mere notion, materializing in, of all places, South Korea. The Jarasum Jazz Festival created there by promoter In Jae Jin has become one of the largest in Asia by hosting a multi-day event which features camping, western and Korean performers, ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

A focus on Nate Wooley

Read "A focus on Nate Wooley" reviewed by Bob Osborne


This time around we focus on trumpeter Nate Wooley. This episode also features a couple of tracks from Fabian Arends and a selection of recent releases and archive cuts. Playlist Ryan Keberle & Catharsis “Para Volar" from The Hope I Hold (Greenleaf) 00:00 Jeong Lim Yang “Moon Tethered" from Déjà Vu (Fresh Sound ...

Article: Radio & Podcasts

Greg Ward, Örjan Hultén and More

Read "Greg Ward,  Örjan Hultén and More" reviewed by Bob Osborne


Brand new releases from Greg Ward and Örjan Hultén plus a compare and contrast between original recordings by John Coltrane and radical reworkings by Tisziji Munoz Playlist Greg Ward Rogue Parade “Metropolis" from Stomping Off from Greenwood (Greenleaf) 00:00 Örjan Hultén Orion “Minus Degrees" from Minusgrader (Artogrush) 08:41 Steve Grossman “Afro Blue" from ...

Album

The Music of the Bee Gees

Label: db Productions
Released: 2014
Track listing: More Than A Woman; I Started A Joke; Too Much Heaven; Islands In A Stream; How Deep Is Your Love; I Started A Joke (Vocal); Words; How Do You Mend A Broken Heart.

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Article: Album Review

Darren Barrett Energy in Motion: The Music of the Bee Gees

Read "The Music of the Bee Gees" reviewed by Mark F. Turner


Polyester suits, platform shoes and big hairstyles were in vogue during the 1970's when being cool meant looking the part in spite of the outlandish attire. The music was equally flamboyant and among the many bands, the Australia/ England based Bee Gees, brothers (Barry, Maurice, and Robin Gibb) produced a string of top hits at the ...

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Article: Interview

Justin Faulkner: Serving the Music

Read "Justin Faulkner: Serving the Music" reviewed by Paul Naser


The rare balance of passionate ambition and mature dedication that are the hallmark of young professionals puts them in a category all their own. More often than not they began honing their skills at an early age and it seems as if life conspired to help them succeed. Justin Faulkner, the young drummer for the legendary ...

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Article: Interview

Warren Wolf: Beyond Perfect Pitch

Read "Warren Wolf: Beyond Perfect Pitch" reviewed by George Colligan


[ Editor's Note: The following interview is reprinted from George Colligan's blog, Jazztruth]Warren Wolf is an amazing young multi-instrumentalist from Baltimore. He plays the drums quite well, and I've hired him and worked with Wolf the drummer in a number of settings. He is the premier young vibraphonist on the scene. He also plays ...


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