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Pat Bianchi: East Coast Roots

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The leadership debut by Colorado-based organist Pat Bianchi most assuredly speaks of his East Coast Roots from its first notes. In the company of guitarist Mark Whitfield and drummer Byron Landham, Bianchi offers an East Coast burn virtually throughout, lightening the smokin' atmosphere only on “Little B's Poem," “Theme for Ernie" and, to a degree, “Turn ...


Frank Tiberi: 4 Brothers 7

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Ah, nostalgia. What would we do without it? The warm, fuzzy feelings take us back to less complicated times when the cares of the world were always somewhere else, bothering someone else. Tenor and soprano saxophonist Frank Tiberi has chosen, on 4 Brothers 7, to offer a remembrance of the Woody Herman Band and, in particular, ...


Louis Hayes and the Cannonball Legacy Band: Maximum Firepower

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A group setting itself up as a legacy band runs the risk of unfair comparison with the original, particularly when the bulk of the material happens to be widely known music from the justly famed Cannonball Adderley combo. Although drummer/leader Louis Hayes worked for the alto saxophonist for six years and helped create some of the ...


Mel Bay 3 (MB3): Jazz Hits Volume 1

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Those who like jazz guitar in abundance should string along with this solid offering from Mel Bay, a budding label exclusively aimed at fans of that musical genre. Unlike the guitar trio music released by Concord back in the '80s, this disc has a more modern bent, rather than coming from a Swing Era perspective. The ...

The Rudy Van Gelder Blue Note Editions

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"The RVG Editions," the Blue Note series in which famed recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder revisits and remasters 24 of the label's classic, best-selling titles, is probably more a clever marketing ploy than a redefinition of musical art.This is, of course, not such a bad thing. Newbies need to know that there is music ...


Looking Back: West Coast Classics

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This second batch of six Pacific Jazz CD reissues in the “West Coast Classics" series is sort of a tale of two cities--or, more precisely, a tale of two communities within a city (Los Angeles), one white, one black and often worlds apart. Producer Richard Bock's label began largely as a white, cool-school label ...


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