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Jazz trumpeter, Derrick Gardner, inspired by the finest hard-blowing funky bop bands of the 1960‟s, is working to extend that great tradition as a composer, arranger, performer, leader and educator. With extraordinary, creative natural talent, Derrick quickly made his mark upon arriving on the New York jazz scene in 1991. There he began a top-flight career that has taken him around the world performing internationally with the Count Basie Orchestra, (1991-present), Frank Foster‟s Loud Minority Band, Harry Connick Jr.‟s Big Band, The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and Swiss tenor player Roman Schwaller‟s European Sextet
Label: Impact Jazz
Track listing: Djemba Kan; Appointment in Ghana; 10,000 Ships; The Sixth Village; Highlife Suite; Blues for the Diaspora; Vicente; The Afro Mestizo; NKRUMAH ‘da RULAH; Assin Manso …. The Last Bath.
From Bacharach to Earscratcher with a Serving of Soul Jazz In Between
by David Brown
This week, we Say a Little Prayer" for Burt Bacharach (RIP) with songs performed by Cécile McLorin Salvant, Anthony Braxton and Rahsaan Roland Kirk. A soulful set of Sonny Stitt leads us into a birthday shout out to band leader Chick Webb. Things get spicy with The Eddie “Lockjaw" Davis Cookbook Vols 1-3 featuring Philly's Queen ...
A Tasting Menu
by John Chacona
It says a lot for the current state of the music that some of the most interesting music hitting the market is being made by lesser-known artists who might never get a look from major labels. Here are four that have their own particularand very differentcharms. All are worth a spin for the sheer joy of ...
Derrick Gardner & The Jazz Prophets: Pan Africa
by Mike Jurkovic
A big man with a big plan and a boisterous sextet at his back, trumpeter Derrick Gardner and his razor-fine Jazz Prophets unapologetically and unflinchingly blow the walls down with Pan Africa. Hyperbole? Not really. Just let Gardner and company free on Jackie McLean's hopscotching Appointment In Ghana" (from Jackie's Bag, his first for ...
2022: The Year in Jazz
by Ken Franckling
Current events impacted the jazz world in significant ways throughout 2022. In its third year, the coronavirus pandemic continued to lurk in some settings, while others recovered in robust fashion. Russia's war on Ukraine was felt by musicians and triggered an outpouring of support for its victims. Initiatives to ensure greater equity in jazz advanced. The ...
We Want All the Same Things
By Erin Propp
Label: Chronograph Records
Track listing: Each Hidden Joy; Hello Morning; We want All The Same Things; Farther On; Recomeçar; The Light; Give Me More; So Far Away; Tell Him; The Nearness Of You; Angels Gather There; À La Claire Fontaine
Stranger Than Fiction
By Jon Gordon
Track listing: Pointillism; Havens; Stranger Than Fiction; Dance; Sunyasin; Counterpoint; Bella; Modality; Steps; Waking Dream.
Jon Gordon: Stranger Than Fiction
by Angelo Leonardi
Più noto come eccellente sax contralto e leader di un apprezzato quartetto, Jon Gordon torna a incidere un disco orchestrale per la ArtistShare, dopo l'album Evolution del lontano 2009. Registrato nel mezzo della pandemia, con tutte le difficoltà e restrizioni che sappiamo, il nuovo lavoro rinnova la collaborazione col trombonista e arrangiatore Alan Ferber che partecipa ...
Jon Gordon: Stranger Than Fiction
by Jack Bowers
New York-bred alto saxophonist Jon Gordon has come a long way since he was hailed as something of a prodigy in the mid-1980s and earned first place in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition in 1996. The music performed by Gordon's nonet on Stranger Than Fiction, we are told, reflects [his] realization that reality takes ...