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News: Opinion

Listen to Your Listeners

By ERIC FELTEN, Wall Street Journal “People who want to play jazz actually outnumber those who enjoy or even tolerate it, let alone pay to hear it." Of all the provocations in a provocative satire of the jazz world, this was the one that seemed to cut deepest. It appeared in an article titled with sly ...


Seize The Night

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2010
Track listing: If I Had You; Dancing In The Dark; Too Smart To Fall; Damas De Blanco; Tulip Or Turnip; Seize The Night; Blue Skies; Which Are You?; Three-Martini Lunch; I've Got News For You; I Don't Believe We've Met.


Article: Album Review

Eric Felton: Seize the Night

Read "Seize the Night" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Eric Felten's Seize the Night is a throwback to the tradition of Jack Teagarden, that has carried forward through Wycliffe Gordon and Vincent Gardner; that is, the tradition of the singer-trombonist. A talented songwriter, Felten, is also quite the instrumentalist in composing and performing, as evidenced by his original ,"Three-Martini Lunch." More swing ...


News: Recording

Eric Felten - Seize the Night (Melotone)

A doubler on voice and trombone, Eric Felten shares a page in common with the Jack Teagarden playbook. His methods on both bespeak a more recent vintage, but there's still something classic in tone about this laidback set. Felten's lubricious phrasing brings to mind J.J. Johnson and is largely free of grit or growl. No tailgate ...


Article: Album Review

Eric Felten: Seize The Night

Read "Seize The Night" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Wycliffe Gordon and Vincent Gardner are two of the best trombone players in the world, and both men also sing, on occasion, with wonderfully soulful voices. Eric Felten, on the other hand, is a crooner who also plays a mean trombone, and does both equally well on Seize The Night. Felten established himself as a fine ...


Meets the Dek-Tette

Label: V.S.O.P. Records
Released: 2005
Track listing: You're Driving Me Crazy; Pick Yourself Up; I Hadn't Anyone Till You; I Could Write a Book; I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan; My Time of Day/I've Never Been in Love Before; Broadway; Gone with the Wind; I'll Be Around; It's All Right With Me; Where or When; I Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out to Dry; This Can't Be Love.


Article: Album Review

Eric Felten: Meets the Dek-Tette

Read "Meets the Dek-Tette" reviewed by Jim Santella

In a tribute to Mel Tormé and Marty Paich, veterans of the West Coast jazz scene gather with singer/trombonist Eric Felten to interpret enjoyable standards in their own sweet way. Felten's clear baritone voice gives the session a smooth texture that proves to be an appropriate homage to singer Tormé. Patterned after Miles Davis' ...


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