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Gerald Cannon

Born in Racine, Wisconsin, Gerald’s initial inspiration was his father Benjamin, a guitarist, who bought him his first electric bass at the ripe young age of 10. He began playing bass in his father’s group ‘The Gospel Expressions' and he never looked back. Gerald attended The University of Wisconsin at La Crosse where he met jazz great Milt Hinton. This meeting not only changed Gerald’s major in college from physical education to music, it also changed the rest of his life. Gerald transferred to the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music in Milwaukee, where he spent the next four years studying jazz bass, classical bass and piano

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Article: Film Review

HARGROVE

Read "HARGROVE" reviewed by Bridget A. Arnwine


Roy Hargrove HARGROVE Poplife Productions 2022 When trumpeter Roy Hargrove passed away in November 2018, after enduring a longstanding battle with kidney disease, friends and fans of the jazz wunderkind mourned what could have been almost as much as they celebrated what was. He was, for many, an accessible bridge to ...

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Article: Album Review

Alexander Claffy: Good Spirits

Read "Good Spirits" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Bassist Alexander Claffy's quintet dashes from the starting gate on Good Spirits with a fiery reading of McCoy Tyner's propulsive “Inner Glimpse," setting the tone for a bright and animated session whose spirit is undeniably good. The album was recorded “live" (no audience) at GB's Juke Joint in New York City “at the height of the ...

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Shuffle and Deal

Label: Smoke Sessions Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Shuffle and Deal; Flight Path; Over the Rainbow; By Any Means; Cook’s Bay; It Might as Well Be Spring; Boom; God Bless the Child; Burnin’; Smile.

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Article: Album Review

Francisco Mela: Ancestros

Read "Ancestros" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


One of the many fine musicians coming out of Cuba, Francisco Mela is an accomplished drummer/percussionist and composer. On Ancestros, his debut on the vinyl-only subscription label Newvelle, he has contributed seven original compositions to a collection that includes covers from Andrew Hill and Paul Motian. The album name--and its title track--are appropriated from Mela's prior ...

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Combinations

Label: Woodneck
Released: 2017

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Article: Album Review

Rob Schneiderman: Tone Twister

Read "Tone Twister" reviewed by Geannine Reid


Pianist and composer Rob Schneiderman has returned after a hiatus of over a decade, released in September on Tone Twister, we find him leading a swinging quintet. The lineup is; tenor saxophonist Ralph Moore, bassist Gerald Cannon, drummer Pete Van Nostrand, and trumpeter Brian Lynch, who produced the album. The album consists of eight original Schneiderman ...

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Label: Woodneck
Released: 2017
Duration: 5:12

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Cuban Drummer Francisco Mela Returns To New York's Cornelia Street Café To Lead The Crash + One

Cuban Drummer Francisco Mela Returns To New York's Cornelia Street Café To Lead The Crash + One

Cuban drummer Francisco Mela (Joe Lovano, McCoy Tyner, Chucho Valdés) will return to Greenwich Village's Cornelia Street Café to lead his ensemble, The Crash Trio + One, for a one-night performance on May 20, 2017. Joining him that evening will be Tony Malaby (tenor sax), Leo Genovese (piano), and Gerald Cannon (bass). 2017 has been a busy year for ...


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