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Gerald Cleaver

Drummer Gerald Cleaver was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, and is a product of the rich music tradition found there and also in his home. Inspired by his father, John Cleaver, also a drummer, he began playing the drums at an early age. He also played violin in elementary school and switched to trumpet during junior high and high school. While in his teens, he gained early working experience with Ali Muhammad Jackson, Lamont Hamilton, Earl Van Riper, and Pancho Hagood and later with Marcus Belgrave, Donald Walden, Rodney Whitaker, A. Spencer Barefield and Wendell Harrison. Cleaver earned a B.A

Beyond Other Stories

Label: Origin Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Singing Again; Adam & Eve; Stille Stille Stille; While the Sun Is Sinking; Cats in Crete; Like a Bird; The Queen Inside This Room; Holding; My Favorite Things; Flying High.

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Singing Again

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Label: Origin Records
Released: 2021
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Ivo Perelman Trio: Garden Of Jewels

Read "Garden Of Jewels" reviewed by Mark Corroto

The subtitle of the Ivo Perelman Trio's Garden Of Jewels should be The Pandemic Session. Recorded on June 17, 2020 in the midst of a pandemic when clubs and restaurants were shuttered and “six feet apart" was the clarion call of the moment, the music is a chronicle of the times. At least, that is the ...

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Stephen Gauci Pandemic Duets

Read "Stephen Gauci Pandemic Duets" reviewed by John Sharpe

When everything shut down in March 2020 due to the Covid pandemic, New York City native tenor saxophonist Stephen Gauci initiated what he thought would be a set of five duet recordings in a refusal to be cowed by the lack of performance opportunities. In fact the collection has run to some 19 entries over that ...

Welcome Adventure! Vol. 1

Label: 577 Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Majestic Travel Agency; Scintillate; Ear-regularities.

Welcome Adventure Vol. 1

Label: 577 Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Majestic Travel Agency; Scintillate; Ear-regularities.

Live at Firehouse 12

Label: Sunnyside Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Pilgrim's Progress; Silly One; Tale of Bricks; Carla's Day; Detroit.

27 Licks

Label: Rataplan Records NYC
Released: 2020
Track listing: 27 Licks; F Train Drain; Headed to Barbes; Love Conquers Hate; One for Bernie; The Long Roll Ahead; Shenanigans; Headbangers.

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Gauci Pandemic Duets and More!

Read "Gauci Pandemic Duets and More!" reviewed by Bob Osborne

This week lots of new music from Jesse Ryan, Junk Magic, Noah Haidu, Dave Young, and James Brandon Lewis, a focus on Cambridge UK musician Ryan McCaffrey and more great improvisation from Stephen Gauci with his pandemic duets. As Gauci says “I resolved to safely record a series of duet recordings in order to fully express ...


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