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Evan Gregor

Evan Gregor is an in-demand acoustic and electric bassist who continues to work with many of the worlds great artists in a wide variety of genres. Jazz legends including Phil Woods – appearing on his big band CD “New Celebration” and working together in a variety of small group settings, Dave Liebman – a member of “Lineage” with a recording featuring his playing and arranging, Gary Burton, Phil Markowitz, Bill Goodwin, Urbie Green, Bob Dorough (appearing on ‘Duets’,) Ed Cherry and others have hired Evan as a sideman. He has recently been touring with Grammy Award winning vocalist Patti Austin, playing in a variety of styles and ensembles. Top young artists like Christian Scott, Darcy James Argue, Zach Brock, Michael Dease, Bobby Avey, Grace Kelly, Matt Vashlishan and Matt Hollman, as well as established creative musicians including Brad Shepik, Christian Howes, Pete McCann, The New York BMI Jazz Orchestra, Meg Okura, Jon Ballantyne, The Mahavishnu Project, Lynne Arriale, Jerome Sabbagh, David Berkman, Joel Harrison and many others have hired Evan for the bass chair, which has taken him all over the world. He has a deep love of the bass and its role in any ensemble

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Ari's Funhouse

Label: OA2 Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Birdless; Lyric; Lines of Oppression; Bert's Playground; For Tracy; Arrows and Loops; Green Spleen

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Article: Album Review

Ben Markley Big Band: Ari's Funhouse

Read "Ari's Funhouse" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Ari's Funhouse, recorded in July 2021, sprang from a chance encounter at a Texas jazz festival in 2019 between New York-based drummer & composer Ari Hoenig and Denver-based pianist & arranger Ben Markley. After performing with Hoenig in a small group, Markley asked if he might score some of Hoenig's songs for a big band. Hoenig ...

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Birdless

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Label: OA2 Records
Released: 2022
Duration: 09:49

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Not A Novelty

Label: Sunnyside Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Bongasm; Face Value; Ice Fall; Blue Salt; Union Blues; Twinkle; Manta Rays; La Otra Mano; Little Cupcake; The Day I Tried To Live.

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Daring Mind

Label: Motéma Music
Released: 2021
Track listing: Relentless Mind; Unshakeable Mind; Suji; I Dare You; Revived Mind; Struggle Gives You Strength; Why Is That; Dissatisfied Mind; GB.

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Human Qualities

Label: Summit Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Count Me Out; Tango; Hmmm; The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face; Human Qualities; Hallelujah; A Bounce in Her Step; House Money.

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Dave Liebman tra Maestri e allievi

Read "Dave Liebman tra Maestri e allievi" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Classe 1946, Dave Liebman viaggia verso i settantacinque anni, ma li porta con una leggerezza e un'energia che gli permettono un'invidiabile produttività e, soprattutto, un encomiabile e continuo livello qualitativo dei suoi lavori. I tre che prendiamo qui in considerazione sono tutti di uscita recente, anche se la loro registrazione risale in due casi--entrambi live--a qualche ...

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Article: Album Review

Schapiro 17: Human Qualities

Read "Human Qualities" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Following its splendid premiere recording, an exploration of Miles Davis' unrivaled album Kind Of Blue (Capitol Records, 1959), composer/arranger Jon Schapiro's 17-member ensemble broadens its horizons on Human Qualities, pairing seven of the maestro's astute and adventurous charts with the Roberta Flack best-seller, “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face." This time around, Schapiro proves ...

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The Monk Project: Dan Willis and Velvet Gentlemen

Label: Belle Avenue
Released: 2020
Track listing: Hackensack, Eronel, Epistrophy, Crespuscule with Nellie, Criss Cross, Rhythm-a-ning, Pannonica, Think of One EWI/Think of One


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