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Inga Swearingen

“She has the knack for making even complicated musical trajectories sound natural and flowing,” writes jazz critic Joe Woodard. With her varied vocal gifts that allow her to juxtapose husky textures with silky lightness, Inga uses her voice like an instrument often switching roles and accompanying other members of the band. Her dead-on pitch, effortlessly natural phrasing, and infectious positive spirit have earned consistently high praise from audiences around the world. Intuitive on stage, whether soaring through invigorated standards at the Montreux Jazz Festival or inventing Bobby McFerrin-style melodies in front of thousands at Tanglewood with public radio’s A Prairie Home Companion, Inga feels at home always. Inga’s repeated appearances on Prairie Home Companion highlight her versatility on live radio while opening up an audience to her stunning emotional power and phenomenal improvisation. Those she collaborates with, ranging from distinctive free jazz pianist Art Lande to spirited, groundbreaking Cuban pianist Elio Villafranca, also define her expansive style

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News: Recording

Drummer, Vocalist And Humorist Dave Tull's Highly Anticipated CD, "Texting And Driving," Releases On Toy Car Records

Drummer, Vocalist And Humorist Dave Tull's Highly Anticipated CD, "Texting And Driving," Releases On Toy Car Records

Dave Tull is a witty observer of the trials and tribulations of everyday life … especially the life of a professional musician. Tull is a veteran drummer who, among his many credits, performed in Chuck Mangione’s band for 10 years and accompanied Barbra Streisand on three of her most recent tours. Although Tull has been playing ...

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Article: Album Review

Dave Tull: texting and driving

Read "texting and driving" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello


Wallflower. The word has zero application to describe jazz drummer, vocalist and composer/arranger/producer, Dave Tull. He's more like a Venus Fly-Trap of talent, devouring all those activities and offering a keen eye for life's surrealities. He demos all on his second CD, texting and driving. It might just be what's needed for a long, endless drive ...

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News: Recording

Tenor Saxophonist/Composer Anton Schwartz To Release "Flash Mob" Jan. 28

Tenor Saxophonist/Composer Anton Schwartz To Release "Flash Mob" Jan. 28

With Flash Mob, his first new recording in seven years, the expressive and swinging tenor saxophonist/composer Anton Schwartz delivers a disc notable for its well-crafted tunes, riveting ensemble work, and abundance of attitude. Schwartz’s Antonjazz label will release the CD, his fifth since his 1998 debut When Music Calls and first since 2006’s Top 5 radio ...

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Article: Take Five With...

Take Five With Matt Slocum

Read "Take Five With Matt Slocum" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Meet Matt Slocum:“Matt Slocum's multicolored traps--at times forceful or delicate, creatively painting varied tempos with the essence of swing--define the drummer's debut, Portraits. Hailing from St. Paul, Minnesota, Slocum's introduction carries forward the torch of patriarchs Max Roach and Elvin Jones amongst others, but he also carves out his own rhythmic patterns with young ...

Album

Reverie

Label: Unknown label
Released: 2005


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