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Don Sickler

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Article: Album Review

The Flying Horse Big Band: A Message From The Flying Horse Big Band

Read "A Message From The Flying Horse Big Band" reviewed by Jack Bowers


The Message on the Florida-based Flying Horse Big Band's sixth album comes straight from the “messengers" themselves-- drummer Art Blakey's legendary Jazz Messengers, whose music is admirably presented here, and to whom the album is dedicated. Its ten songs were composed by members of the Jazz Messengers--Wayne Shorter, Hank Mobley, Horace Silver, Cedar ...

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Article: Interview

Wayne Escoffery: Still Forging Ahead

Read "Wayne Escoffery: Still Forging Ahead" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke


Saxophonist Wayne Escoffery has a long, ongoing association with the Mingus Big Band organization, including a Grammy for Mingus Big Band Live at Jazz Standard (Jazz Workshop, Inc., Sue Mingus Music, 2010). His career also includes a special relationship with trumpeter Tom Harrell, with whom he has played for many years. All that is enough to ...

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Article: Album Review

Meredith d'Ambrosio: Sometime Ago

Read "Sometime Ago" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Dopo dieci anni di silenzio discografico è un gran piacere ascoltare un nuovo album della cantante di Boston, il diciassettesimo per la Sunnyside, con cui pubblica dalla metà degli anni ottanta, qualche anno dopo il suo debutto. Più che cantante Meredith preferisce definirsi “song stylist" e tale resta all'età di 81 anni, senza ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Bobby Watson, Clifford Lamb & Dennis Mitcheltree

Read "Bobby Watson, Clifford Lamb & Dennis Mitcheltree" reviewed by Joe Dimino


The 773rd Episode begins with Los Angeles-based saxophonist Dennis Mitcheltree with a song off his latest album Golden Rule. We also hear from some other veterans including Don Sickler, Marshall Gilkes, Clifford Lamb and Kansas City legend Bobby Watson. Speaking of Kansas City, we present a track from up-and-coming pianist Brant Jester. Finally, we say thank ...

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Sometime Ago

Label: Sunnyside Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: When Springtime Turns to Fall; Feast Your Eyes; In the Moonlight; Sometime Ago; May I Come In; I Wished on the Moon; My Open Heart; I Remember You; Oh Well, What The Hell; If I Should Lose You.

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Article: Album Review

Kenny Burrell: Unlimited 1, Live at Catalina's

Read "Unlimited 1, Live at Catalina's" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Guitarist Kenny Burrell, who isn't generally known for hanging out with big bands, now has one of his own: the Los Angeles-based Jazz Orchestra Unlimited, for which he serves as music director on its debut album, Unlimited 1, Live at Catalina's. While the ensemble is splendid, individually and collectively, there's no doubt that Burrell is the ...

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Article: Interview

Ron Aprea: On John Lennon, Jazz Legends, And Life In Music

Read "Ron Aprea: On John Lennon, Jazz Legends, And Life In Music" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Picture this: The year is 1974 and you've just gotten off the road with Lionel Hampton. The phone rings, and on the other end of the line is an old buddy of yours. After a little small talk, he asks if you're available for a recording session. You indicate that you're free and ask him about ...

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Article: Book Review

Paul Combs: Dameronia: The Life and Times of Tadd Dameron

Read "Paul Combs: Dameronia: The Life and Times of Tadd Dameron" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


Dameronia: The Life and Times of Tadd Dameron Paul Combs 264 Pages ISBN: # 978-0-472-03563-2 The University of Michigan Press2013 “There is enough ugliness in this world; I'm interested in beauty."--Tadd Dameron “Nature's first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early ...

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Article: Big Band Caravan

Cecilia Coleman Big Band / Phil Norman Tentet / UNT One O'Clock Lab Band

Read "Cecilia Coleman Big Band / Phil Norman Tentet / UNT One O'Clock Lab Band" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Cecilia Coleman Big BandOh Boy!PandaKat Records2011 Among the many pleasant surprises on Oh Boy!, pianist Cecilia Coleman's maiden voyage as leader of her own big band, perhaps the most eye-opening is that the band had been together for only eight months when the album was recorded by ...


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