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Guitarist and Composer Dave Allen was first recognized by Guitar Player Magazine as a talent to watch at 16 years old. He has been praised by critics as " An exciting and unique player in the mold of Pat Metheny, Ben Monder and Adam Rogers. Monster chops, harmonic resourcefulness, strong melodic sense, considerable compositional talent ". (Lyle Robinson of Jazz Guitar Life) Born in Philadelphia, Allen began performing and composing at the age of 15. After discovering the music of John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, and Keith Jarrett, he moved to New York City to attend the Manhattan School of Music where he studied with Jack Wilkins, John Abercrombie and David Liebman

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Article: Radio

Field Trip To The Vault!

Read "Field Trip To The Vault!" reviewed by Marc Cohn


After a dose of 21st century music from Dave Allen, Pat Metheny and Aziza, we continue to celebrate the life of Sonny Rollins with tracks from his last session for Prestige in 1956. Then it's deep into the vault for two 78rpm recreations from Charlie Parker (on tenor) with Miles & Erroll Garner's trio from the ...

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Article: Album Review

School Of Music Graduate Ensemble: Lyric Motion

Read "Lyric Motion" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


The University of Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania houses one of the premier music schools in the United States. Director Don Glanden has released several discs showcasing the talents of those he mentors. The 2019 edition is the delightful and engaging Lyric Motion. It features three different groupings of a dozen of the most accomplished students, together ...

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The Sky Above Her

Label: Fresh Sound Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: The Sky Above Her; Pulsion; Russian Dragon; West Wind; Soar; The World Beneath Her Feet; Lacuna; Thrown Voices; The Playground.

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Article: Album Review

Dave Allen: The Sky Above Her

Read "The Sky Above Her" reviewed by Troy Dostert


Guitarist Dave Allen's satiny-smooth tone and precise technique belie an intrepid sensibility that is eager to rise to the surface. So unsuspecting listeners who cue up the title track of The Sky Above Her, Allen's third album as a leader, might at first be tricked into thinking they'll be listening to something easy on the ears, ...

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Article: Profile

John Abercrombie Remembered

Read "John Abercrombie Remembered" reviewed by Dave Allen


This past August the world lost one of the most distinctive voices of jazz guitar in the past 50 years. John Abercrombie's music was a strong influence and inspiration for many guitarists and musicians developing in the '80s and '90s. His sound, touch and thoughtfulness was immediately distinctive from other guitar heroes of that or any ...

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News: Education

New York Jazz Academy Summer Jazz Intensives, NYC Music Camps For Adults And Teens, Now Enrolling

New York Jazz Academy Summer Jazz Intensives, NYC Music Camps For Adults And Teens, Now Enrolling

MAKE THIS SUMMER YOUR HOTTEST YET NEW YORK, NY: New York City’s newest music school is offering affordable Summer Jazz Intensives to adults and teens who can make it to their exciting new space on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. New York Jazz Academy, recently featured on NBC’s Today in New York, CNBC, and CBS ...

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News: Education

New York Jazz Academy Summer Jazz Intensives, NYC Music Camps For Adults And Teens, Now Enrolling

New York Jazz Academy Summer Jazz Intensives, NYC Music Camps For Adults And Teens, Now Enrolling

MAKE THIS SUMMER YOUR HOTTEST YET NEW YORK, NY: New York City’s newest music school is offering affordable Summer Jazz Intensives to adults and teens who can make it to their exciting new space on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. New York Jazz Academy, recently featured on NBC’s Today in New York, CNBC, and CBS ...

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Article: Album Review

Tom Tallitsch: Heads Or Tales

Read "Heads Or Tales" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


Tenor saxophonist Tom Tallitsch makes his Posi-Tone debut with Heads Or Tales, a welcome addition to that label's impressively strong roster of straight-ahead and swinging musicians. Tallitsch has a warm tone, a lyrical and flowing style and an ability to craft solos that add to the narrative of his compositions: qualities that make the tunes--all but ...

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Article: Album Review

Tom Tallitsch: Heads Or Tales

Read "Heads Or Tales" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Jazz musicians are often lauded for how different they are from one another, but all of the most notable musicians who wear the jazz label actually have one thing in common: expertise in telling a story. When theory, technique and stylistic divisiveness are all removed from the equation, musicians are left with the not-so-simple task of ...


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