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Gregg August

Bassist Gregg August spans the classical, avant-garde, jazz and Latin jazz worlds making him one of the most versatile musicians on the scene today. He is member of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra (Associate) as well as the American Composers Orchestra, Westchester Philharmonic and Orchestra of St. Luke’s. Gregg is also the former Principal Bass of La Orquestra Ciutat de Barcelona and the Brooklyn Philharmonic. As a jazz bassist Gregg is a member of the JD Allen Trio, having recorded 9 albums with the group, as well as Arturo O’farrill’s Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, with whom he’s won 5 Grammy awards

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Air

Label: LAIKA Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Air; (Give Me Some)G-String; Beatles Medley; Birdland; Silence; I'd Rather Eat;Tell Her You Saw Me; Iceland Romance; Air ( Trio Version)

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Article: Book Excerpts

JD Allen: Just Keep Going

Read "JD Allen: Just Keep Going" reviewed by AAJ Staff


The following is an excerpt from Chapter 1, “JD Allen: Just Keep Going" from Philip Freeman's Ugly Beauty: Jazz in The 21st Century (ZerO Books, 2022). Queens, New York seems purposely designed to confuse travelers. It's January 2, 2020, a brisk but sunny day, and I'm to meet saxophonist JD Allen at Samurai ...

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(Give Me Some) G-String

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Label: LAIKA Records
Released: 2022
Duration: 7:17

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Article: Album Review

New York Bass Quartet: Air

Read "Air" reviewed by Pierre Giroux


Bassist Martin Wind is the real deal. Although he may not have the profile enjoyed by some of the bold-faced names in the profession such as Christian McBride, Ron Carter or Esperanza Spalding, he has built his reputation as a skilled, versatile player since emigrating to the US in 1995 to study at the NYU jazz ...

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America at War

Label: Sunnyside Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: March on Washington; Yellowcake; My Father in Nagasaki; The Vultures of Afghanistan; Requiem for an Unknown; Soldier; Gratitude; Honor Song; Day After Tomorrow; Stupid, Pointless, Heartless Drug Wars.

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Shipp/Parker/Dickey, Florian Arbenz, Matthieu Mazué & Ghasem Batamuntu

Read "Shipp/Parker/Dickey, Florian Arbenz, Matthieu Mazué & Ghasem Batamuntu" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


A mixed bag this time around on One Man's Jazz, highlighted by new releases from the excellent trio of Matthew Shipp (piano), William Parker (bass) and Whit Dickey (drums), trios from Switzerland led by pianist Matthieu Mazué and drummer Florian Arbenz, the Belgian trio of guitarist Manu Codjia, bassist Giuseppe Millaci & and drummer Lieven Venken, ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Gregg August, Sandy Evans, & Phelan Burgoyne

Read "Gregg August, Sandy Evans, & Phelan Burgoyne" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


Catching up this time out on a couple of great releases that I've been a little tardy in playing: bassist Gregg August's important Dialogues On Race Vol. 1 and Aussie saxophone powerhouse Sandy Evans' Postcards From The Anthropocene . The late drummer Paul Motian wrote lots of tunes and English drummer Phelan Burgoyne has collected a ...

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News: Crowdfunding Campaign

Support the LINER NOTES indiegogo fundraising campaign

Support the LINER NOTES indiegogo fundraising campaign

As LINER NOTES enters its fourth season in July, I am making an appeal for funding in order to keep it going. I ask you to click here to watch a short video explaining the situation and the motivation for this appeal. I am passionate about LINER NOTES, a podcast that I started in 2018. ...

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Article: Album Review

David Bixler: Inside the Grief

Read "Inside the Grief" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


Following his 2019 nonet offering, Blended Lineage (Red Piano), alto-saxophonist David Bixler, no stranger to the stress and strains of our collectively jagged, irregular days, sets out heroically to make sense of it all on Inside the Grief. And make sense of it all he does with six probing, conversational originals that manage to restore some ...


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