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Moving jazz forward has been David Weiss’s modus operandi ever since he appeared on the scene in the late eighties when he established himself in New York by touring and/or recording with the likes of Freddie Hubbard, Charles Tolliver, Billy Harper, Bobby Hutcherson, Slide Hampton, James Moody, Tom Harrell, Louis Hayes, Muhal Richard Abrams, and Billy Hart, among many others. Weiss was born and raised in Queens, New York and began taking piano lessons when he was ten years old. He added trumpet to his arsenal when he was 13. The music in his neighborhood was rock-n-roll and the favorites were the likes of Led Zepplin and Black Sabbath, which he embraced


Article: Live Review

The Cookers at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley

Read "The Cookers at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley" reviewed by Jack Gold-Molina

The Cookers Dimitriou's Jazz Alley Seattle, Washington February 21, 2024 Veteran players The Cookers brought their long-established brand of avant bop jazz to Dimitriou's Jazz Alley in jny: Seattle. The personnel included David Weiss and Eddie Henderson on trumpets, alto saxophonist Donald Harrison, Craig Handy on tenor saxophone and a rhythm ...


News: Performance / Tour

World-Renowned SMOKE Jazz Club Announces November Concert Schedule Including Three Virtuosic Trumpeters: Nicholas Payton, David Weiss And Jeremy Pelt

World-Renowned SMOKE Jazz Club Announces November Concert Schedule Including Three Virtuosic Trumpeters:  Nicholas Payton, David Weiss And Jeremy Pelt

Rated the #1 Jazz Club in New York City (Secret NYC), Smoke Jazz Club presents some of today’s top trumpeters and saxophonists to the stage during November. The month begins with the return of three saxophonists: acclaimed alto Charles McPherson and his Quintet (Nov 1-5), young rising star Sarah Hanahan and her Quartet (Nov 8), and ...


Article: In Pictures

2023 Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

Read "2023 Charlie Parker Jazz Festival" reviewed by Richard Conde

The City Parks Foundation kicked off its 31st annual Charlie Parker Jazz Festival. The three day celebration of the life of the late saxophonist Charlie Parker took place in the neighborhood near where Charlie Parker worked and lived. Friday August 25th uptown Harlem at Marcus Garvey Park featured Orrin Evans, Lisa Fischer, and The Captain Black ...


Article: Liner Notes

Joe Chambers: Moving Pictures Orchestra: Live at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

Read "Joe Chambers: Moving Pictures Orchestra: Live at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola" reviewed by John Kelman

It's one thing to have an established `place in the jazz pantheon, another to continue redefining that position, long after others might be content to rest on their laurels. Joe Chambers' work behind the drum kit with artists including Andrew Hill, Bobby Hutcherson, Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard, Charles Mingus, and McCoy Tyner has already ensured a ...


Article: Live Review

The Cookers at Jazz Alley

Read "The Cookers at Jazz Alley" reviewed by Paul Rauch

The Cookers Jazz Alley Seattle, Washington March 21, 2023 As the light rail on the One Line in jny: Seattle rumbled towards downtown, I saw my reflection in the window as I glanced outside. That image was one of an older man, one who had seen ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Brian Landrus, George Russell and Others

Read "Brian Landrus, George Russell and Others" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

This show features different styles of jazz music, such as sleek large ensemble work from Brian Landrus and George Russell and trios led by Charles Lloyd, Jaki Byard and Frank Kimbrough. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill & Air ...


Article: Album Review

Elvin Jones: Revival: Live At Pookie’s Pub

Read "Revival: Live At Pookie’s Pub" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

No matter your format of choice—the deluxe 180g 3-LP set, streaming, or a 2-CD package--there is some serious, late '60s hard bop soul-searching happening on this eye-opening, mind-expanding, previously unreleased Revival: Live at Pookie's Pub. Elvin Jones cleared the cobwebs just two weeks after John Coltrane's passing and the resounding end to the classic ...


Article: Out and About: The Super Fans

Meet Kenneth Cobb

Read "Meet Kenneth Cobb" reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper

We suppose it makes sense that our latest Super Fan, a high-level mathematician—a contractor for NASA, no less—would keep meticulous records about, well, everything, from his massive CD and LP collection, to his personal road trip “mix tapes," to every concert he's attended. But applying his mathematical genius to fitting an entire week's worth of music ...


Article: Album Review

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers: First Flight to Tokyo: The Lost 1961 Recordings

Read "First Flight to Tokyo: The Lost 1961 Recordings" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

Perhaps Art Blakey's greatest gift was that he was able to—and also enabled you—to transport through time to when invention was new and not reheated, rebranded, or far worse, rejected out of hand. Just take his opening solo on the Charlie Parker-penned opener “Now's the Time" from the absolutely ribald and raucous First Flight To Tokyo: ...


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