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Howard Alden

"He may be the best of his generation," writes Owen Cordle in JazzTimes. George Kanzler of the Newark Star Ledger proclaims that he is "the most impressive and creative member of a new generation of jazz guitarists." And Chip Deffaa of the New York Post observes that he is "...one of the very finest young guitarists working today." It seems that the only thing regarding Howard Alden on which the critics have debate is whether the remarkable jazz guitarist is one of the best or simply the best. Born in Newport Beach, California, in 1958, Howard began playing at age ten, inspired by recordings of Armstrong, Basie and Goodman, as well as those by guitarists Barney Kessel, Charlie Christian, Django Reinhardt and George Van Eps

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Reggie Young: Forever Young

Read "Forever Young" reviewed by Jack Bowers

It's good that guitarist Reggie Young is Forever Young, as he waited until he was almost eighty years old to record the album of that name, the first as leader of his own group(s) after six decades of backing innumerable pop stars including Elvis Presley, Neil Diamond, Dusty Springfield and Willie Nelson. While Young shows he ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Bria Skonberg: In Flight

Read "Bria Skonberg: In Flight" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Bria Skonberg's roots are in a city more than 2,000 miles--and a different country--away from jny: New Orleans and the traditional jazz music identified with region at the mouth of the Mississippi River. But when she puts her trumpet to her lips and plays, whether with her own quintet or another formation, running through a standard ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Doug Munro And La Pompe Attack: The Harry Warren Song Book

Read "The Harry Warren Song Book" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Doug Munro is the great nephew of Harry Warren who was the first major American songwriter to compose specifically for films. All the tunes on this CD are from movies with the exception of two Munro originals, “Blues For Harry" and “You Again" and barring those two and “Nagasaki," were all written in the 1930s and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Chuck Redd: Happy All the Time

Read "Happy All the Time" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The complete title of this carefree and charming studio date is Chuck Redd Remembers Barney Kessel. The reasons why are many. Here are two: first, Redd worked with Kessel from 1980-91 as a drummer in the Great Guitars group and in Kessel's trio, during which time the two became close friends; even more than that, says ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Luke Hendon: Silk & Steel

Read "Silk & Steel" reviewed by Budd Kopman

It is the easiest thing in the world to laud guitarist Luke Hendon's album Silk & Steel as something to be treasured by anyone who is remotely interested in the style of Django Reinhardt. It is important to note, however, that Hendon has done much more than play arpeggios as fast as humanly possible, ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Danny Bacher All-Star Band Returns To The Metropolitan Room On August 4 & 25 - Celebrating Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima & Louis Jordan!

Danny Bacher All-Star Band Returns To The Metropolitan Room On August 4 & 25 - Celebrating Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima & Louis Jordan!

Danny Bacher returns to the Metropolitan Room on August 4 & 25 with his All-Star Band Celebrating Upcoming Debut CD Swing That Music! Danny Bacher Sings and Plays Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima and Louis Jordan" Advance EP features: Warren Vache, Bill Goodwin, Ray Drummond, Howard Alden, Houston Person and Cyrille Aimée Danny Bacher and his All-Star ...

Danny Bacher at the Metropolitan Room on June 16, 25, 26, 28

Danny Bacher at the Metropolitan Room on June 16, 25, 26, 28

Upcoming Debut CD Swing That Music! Advance EP features: Warren Vache, Bill Goodwin, Ray Drummond, Howard Alden, Houston Person & Cyrille Aimee! Danny Bacher - vocals, soprano sax Jason Teborek - piano Dean Johnson - bass Tim Horner - drums Warren Vache - cornet Jay Rodriguez ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Danny Bacher - Debut CD & Performance Schedule

Danny Bacher - Debut CD & Performance Schedule

Danny Bacher! Upcoming Debut CD “Swing That Music!" Advance EP features: Warren Vache, Bill Goodwin, Ray Drummond, Howard Alden, Houston Person & Cyrille Aimee! “Newcomer, singer/saxophonist Danny Bacher is getting ready to launch his debut album, Swing That Music! The disc features an impressive array of jazz luminaries: Ray Drummond, Warren Vaché, Howard Alden, Bill Goodwin, ...

Heavy Artillery

Label: Delmark Records
Released: 2014
Track listing: Louisiana; Chuckles; Vocé e eu; I Had the Craziest Dream; Three and One; No One Else But You; Briga Nunca Mais; Heavy Artillery; I Brung You Finjans for Your Zarf; If Dreams Come True.


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