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Eric Allen began his career in percussion with a proverbial bang (no pun intended). He was spotted at the age of eleven while doing outreach work in south central Los Angeles by an advertising executive for Wuhan Percussion, who after taking one look at him decided that this was the kind of child that America would love to see run headfirst into one of the company's gongs. This advertising campaign was wildly popular for approximately two weeks (Eric even became a bit of a cult figure in the high stakes world of professional gong playing) at which time Wuhan decided he had outgrown his initial child like appeal and turned him out of their studios. Eric however was hooked

Article: Album Review

Gabriel Zucker: Leftover Beats from the Edges of Time

Read "Leftover Beats from the Edges of Time" reviewed by Vic Albani

Gabriel Zucker è un pianista, compositore e polistrumentista di New York il cui lavoro combina composizioni massimaliste con l'improvvisazione progressiva della scena musicale creativa contemporanea di New York. La sua musica ha ricevuto due importanti premi per la composizione e viene sempre più spesso citata con il massimo delle stelle su DownBeat. Il progetto ...


Jammin' With KC

Label: Agora Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Burnt Ends; Burnt Ends Welcome to Kansas City; Sketches of Missouri; Donna Lee; Chiefs Kingdom; Dog's Ducks; Once in Omaha; Confirmation; Burnt Ends Key.


Chiefs Kingdom

Label: Agora Music
Released: 2020


Article: Album Review

Sylwester Ostrowski: Jammin' With KC

Read "Jammin' With KC" reviewed by Kyle Simpler

Sylwester Ostrowski traveled from his native Poland to jny: Kansas City in February 2020 to participate in a centennial celebration of Charlie Parker's life and music. During the visit, Ostrowski visited Parker's childhood home, his grave, and other historical landmarks. He also sat in with some of Kansas City's finest jazz musicians at several local venues. ...


In Our Own Way

Label: Self Pro
Released: 2018
Track listing: Brigade Before It’s Too Late ft. Darius Brubeck & Deborah Brown Revolution Nie jest Źle ft Dorota Miśkiewicz Whims of a Waltz Sudden Impact In Your Own Sweet Way ft. Darius Brubeck In Our Own Way ft. Dorrey Lin Lyles Akatombo


News: Performance / Tour

Mickey Bass Manhattan Burn Unit

Mickey Bass Manhattan Burn Unit

Legendary Bassist & Bandleader Mickey Bass is a Hard-bop veteran. As a “Jazz Messenger” he Recorded, Composed & Arranged for Art Blakey. Also worked as a Bassist with Billy Eckstine, Hank Mobley, Freddie Hubbard and Sonny Rollins, to name but a few, and Gloria Lynne, for whom he also served as Musical Director. Recordings include stints ...


Article: Multiple Reviews

John Hicks: Live at the Jazz Corner of the World, Jammin' Uptown & Mind Wine: The Music of John Hicks

Read "John Hicks: Live at the Jazz Corner of the World, Jammin' Uptown & Mind Wine: The Music of John Hicks" reviewed by Graham L. Flanagan

Mickey Bass New York Powerhouse EnsembleLive at the Jazz Corner of the WorldEarly Bird2009 Alvin QueenJammin' UptownNilva-Just a Memory2008 John Hicks Legacy BandMind Wine: The Music of John Hicks


News: Event

Mickey Bass & the New York Powerhouse Ensemble

Mickey Bass & the New York Powerhouse Ensemble

UPDATE! Now with SPECIAL GUEST ARTIST JAMES SPAULDING! Combine the exquisite dining experience of “Creole” with the flavor of Internationally known Jazz Artists; toss in the nostalgia of an ambiance found in elegant ‘Supper Clubs’…..and you have our “Jazz legacy Series” Brownstone Entertainment; Bringing Jazz back ‘Uptown’…..to what was once the ‘spawning ground’ of the ‘Be-bop’ ...


The World Of Percussion And Tuned Percussion: Album 1

Label: Challenge Jazz
Released: 1977


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