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Music can only be described with words, but for David Finck, music is a language all its own. “I hear music as a spoken language,” he says. “When I listen, I’m conscious of the breaths that are taken during a phrase; I hear the vocabulary, the inflection, and the syntax. I listen for all of it.”It’s a statement that makes sense given David’s skills as a bassist and the diverse artists he has played and recorded with " among them; Dizzy Gillespie, Aretha Franklin, Sinead O’Connor, Natalie Cole, Rod Stewart, Herbie Hancock, Ivan Lins, Al Jarreau, Tony Bennett, Paquito D’Rivera, George Michael, Rosemary Clooney and Andre Previn, to name just a few

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Article: Album Review

Alexis Cole: Sky Blossom/Songs from My Tour of Duty

Read "Sky Blossom/Songs from My Tour of Duty" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Alexis Cole is an excellent singer, an opinion endorsed by recent high-profile gigs at Carnegie Hall, Birdland, Jazz at Lincoln Center and with the Boston Pops and Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Even so, she is nearly upstaged on Sky Blossom by Scott Arcangel's superlative arrangements (plus one each by Chris Walden and Mike Reifenberg) and the marvelous ...

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Article: Album Review

David Finck: BASSic Instinct

Read "BASSic Instinct" reviewed by Jack Bowers


There's so much variety on BASSic Instinct, bassist David Finck's sixth recording as leader, that it's almost like grooving on half a dozen or more albums for the price of one. Ensembles run the gamut from duo to octet, with vocals added on three of its thirteen engaging numbers. Besides governing the rhythm, composing three of ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Shelly Manne, Alexis Cole & Susan Krebs

Read "Shelly Manne, Alexis Cole & Susan Krebs" reviewed by Joe Dimino


We begin the 735th Episode of Neon Jazz with the talented jazz singer and actress Susan Krebs. Then it's on to her mentor, Sheila Jordan and wonderful young singer in Nicole Henry. Other artists ranging from Jackson Potter to David Finck keep releasing quality music and we are profiling them here at the show. Old school ...

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BASSic Instinct

Label: Burton Avenue Music
Released: 2021
Track listing: BASSic Instinct; The Best Thing for You [Would Be Me]; Dearly Beloved; Theme from “Mannix”; Bateu, Levou/Who’s Wrong or Right; Seascape; Tea for Two; Joy; So What; Soon It’s Gonna Rain [Theme from “The Fantasticks”]; Tico Tico No Fuba; I’m Confessin’ [That I Love You]; I Remember.

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Pastimes (From Times Past)

Label: QuinnJ Music
Released: 2021
Track listing: Carol's Delight; After Silence; Child's Song- Portrait; Child's Song- First Steps; When All Is Done (and Said); Remembrance; Falling Forward; If, At First; Another Rainbow; Bayou Baião; Impromptu 11/99

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Article: Album Review

Jim Snidero: Strings

Read "Strings" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


The initial recording of Jim Snidero's Strings ran into a roadblock. The session was scheduled at System Two Studios in Brooklyn, New York, on September 11th 2001. That was the date the world changed, with airplanes flying into buildings in New York City. Strings was postponed. The music eventually came together in October and ...

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Article: Interview

My Conversation with Tom Harrell

Read "My Conversation with Tom Harrell" reviewed by AAJ Staff


We rummaged through our extensive pre-database archive and discovered a May 1999 interview with Tom Harrell, who celebrated his 75th birthday this past week. We published two other interviews with Tom: November 2003 and May 2009. AAJ: Do you recall when you were first exposed to jazz? TH: Well, I was fortunate ...

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Falling Forward

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Label: QuinnJ Music
Released: 2021
Duration: 05:44

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Into The Shadows

Label: Summit Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: RSVP; Alpha Dog; Manaus; I Should Care; Nature Boy; Into The Shadows; Star Eyes; On The Edge.


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