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Lasse Lindgren Big Constellation: The Unrecorded Fox

Read "The Unrecorded Fox" reviewed by Jack Bowers

When it comes to playing high-note jazz trumpet, the late great Maynard Ferguson was, is and perhaps always will be the standard to which every specialist in that limited field aspires. Yes, there have been assorted claimants--Cat Anderson, Ziggy Elman, Jon Faddis, Dave Stahl, Eric Miyashiro, Wayne Bergeron and Dennis Noday spring to mind--but no one ...

Pointing Fingers... And Naming Names

Read "Pointing Fingers... And Naming Names" reviewed by Jack Bowers

As the countdown continues toward the last Big Band Report in June, the time has come to point fingers and name names--in other words, to compile a short list of contemporary jazz musicians who have risen above the norm to help make life more pleasurable for one devoted listener. These are, mind you, personal choices, and ...

ARTICLE: BIG BAND REPORT

Let's Give Thanks for the DVD

Read "Let's Give Thanks for the DVD" reviewed by Jack Bowers

As there isn't much to report--well, nothing, actually--about big bands this month, I'll use the space to say a few words in praise of the DVD. Yes, I know there aren't a whole lot of jazz DVDs on the market, especially big band videos, but there are a few, and I'm grateful for every one of ...

Times Square: Live at STB 139

Label: Village Music
Released: 2007
Track listing: Blue Birdland; No Exit; Kokopelli; Ken

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Eric Miyashiro: Times Square: Live at STB 139

Read "Times Square: Live at STB 139" reviewed by Jack Bowers

In October '04, a number of the most celebrated jazz trumpeters on the West Coast (and in the world) gathered in Los Angeles to take part in “Stratospheric, a three-day salute to the incomparable Maynard Ferguson sponsored by Ken Poston and the LA Jazz Institute. As one would expect, there were electrifying performances by the likes ...


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