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Gary Meek

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Gary Meek is an American jazz and fusion saxophone and keyboard artist. As a featured artist or session musician he has contributed to more than 200 albums

Gary Meek was born in 1961 in Encino, California. His father played piano recreationally. Meek attended El Camino Real High School, where he was active in the music department on clarinet, saxophones and keyboard. After high school he enrolled in the Dick Grove School of Music Professional Instrumental Program.

Meek began his career in the early 1980s playing woodwinds in the big bands of the Los Angeles Jazz Workshop, and keyboards and woodwinds for local club dates, weddings and private parties. In the mid-’80s he toured with Dionne Warwick, playing keyboards.

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Smile

Label: Resonance Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Smile/I'm All Smiles; Out of This World; Bridges; Sister Moon; What a Little Moonlight Can Do; I'm Okay; A Child is Born; Lucky to Be Me; Sack Full of Dreams; Bring Back my Dreamer; You And the Night and the Music; Smile - Outro (A Cappella).

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Sister Moon

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Label: Resonance Records
Released: 2022
Duration: 05:43

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Exciting Jazz-Vocal Discovery Tawanda, Winner of the 2021 Sarah Vaughan Competition, Releases Much-Awaited Debut Album 'Smile' on Resonance Records

Exciting Jazz-Vocal Discovery Tawanda, Winner of the 2021 Sarah Vaughan Competition, Releases Much-Awaited Debut Album 'Smile' on Resonance Records

On October 28, 2022, Resonance Records, the acclaimed jazz label, will issue the first album by one of the most promising young jazz singers to emerge in years: Tawanda Suessbrich-Joaquim, known simply as Tawanda. The Los Angeles-based vocalist, 26, sings in a cloudless alto with a crystalline shimmer, effortless but unfussy jazz feeling, immaculate musicianship, and ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

David Binney, Damien Erskine, James Francies, Per Mathison and Percy Jones

Read "David Binney, Damien Erskine, James Francies, Per Mathison and Percy Jones" reviewed by Len Davis


Continuing our look at new releases from 2021. Music from David Binney, Damien Erskine, Gary Meek, Burnt Belief and Percy Jones. Playlist David Binney"Modern Courtesy" from Aerial 2 (Mythology) 00:00 Damien Erskine"Beatrice" from In This Moment (Self Produced) 05:14 James Francies “713" from Purest Form (UMG) 10:18 Gary Meek “Move Out" from Monterey Groove ...

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Monterey Groove

Label: Autumn Hill
Released: 2021
Track listing: For A Long Time; Power Station; Midnight Sky; Monterey Groove; Bosphorous Blues; The Hope; Move Out!; Shuffle This; Cannery Row; Horizon; Jenna's Song.

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Live in St. Louis at the Chesterfield Jazz Festival

Label: Autumn Hill Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: The Zone; Big B, Little B; Mud Sauce; 101 Shuffle; Tribute; What Happened to My Good Shoes; Song for Claire; Rhythm-A-Ning; Synergy; Tower '99; Access Denied.

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New releases from Scary Goldings, Etienne Mbappe, Marriage Material, Mark Lettieri

Read "New releases from Scary Goldings, Etienne Mbappe, Marriage Material, Mark Lettieri" reviewed by Len Davis


New releases from Etienne Mbappe, Mark Lettieri, Scary Goldings, Marriage Material, David Garfield, and Miles Davis from a 1991 concert in Vienna. Playlist Scary Goldings “Bruise Cruise" from Bruise Cruise (Pockets) 00:00 Svarc Hanley Longhawn"Little Brother" from 20/21 (SHL) 05:49 Disconnections “Final Step" from Disconnections (Self Produced) 11:38 Marriage Material “Remi Problemi" from Marriage ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Jeremy Green, Gary Meek, Per Mathisen, David Garfield and more

Read "Jeremy Green, Gary Meek, Per Mathisen, David Garfield and more" reviewed by Len Davis


New releases from Jeremy Green from Standing 8, Gary Meek, Per Mathisen and David Garfield. Playlist Jeremy Green “Close with the Jab" from Standing 8,(Self Produced) 00:00 Jeremy Green “Car Rock" from Standing 8 (Self Produced) 07:17 Gary Meek “Bosphorous Blues" from Monterey Groove (Autumn Hill) 14:42 Per Mathisen “Fighting for a Reason" from ...

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Article: Album Review

Gary Meek: Monterey Groove

Read "Monterey Groove" reviewed by Jim Worsley


Finding a tight groove, or a groove you can ride like the wind, can be as crucial as the all- important melodies, harmonies, rhythms, and conversations in the jazz world. Grooves are unique onto themselves, and there are thousands of variants from region to region around the globe. Tenor and soprano saxophonist Gary Meek has been ...


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