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James Zollar

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James Delano Zollar began his musical career at age 9 playing bugle in his hometown, Kansas City Missouri. At 12, he graduated to the trumpet where he began to discover his musical voice and focus. After high school he continued to study at San Diego City College and then the University of California at San Diego. At the same time he honed his chops with various funk and jazz bands and lead his own straight-ahead quintet. In 1972, Zollar moved to San Francisco and he studied with the great jazz trumpet player Woody Shaw to study jazz improvisation. In, 1984, he moved to New York City and played with the Cecil McBee Quintet for five years and then recorded with Tom Harrell, with Weldon Erving and Sam Rivers

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The Jam!

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2022
Track listing: I’m Just a Lucky So and So; Chabichou; Another Time; The Jam; Will You Be My Quarantine?; Monday Stroll; Chad’s Delight; Hard Hearted Hannah; T’aint What You Do; Call Me Tomorrow, I Come Next Week; After the Lights Go Down Low; Tap Tap Tap; Belleville; Jumpin’ at the Woodside.

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Early Blue Evening

Label: ArtistShare
Released: 2021
Track listing: Don’t Tell Me What to Do; Feet and Frames; The Holidaymakers; Aircheck; Early Blue Evening; Fanfare on Fairfax; Cork Grease and Valve Oil; Portrait of Joe Temperley; Symphony for Doctor “T”; Theme from The Odd Couple; How Am I to Know?

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Article: Album Review

Andy Farber and His Orchestra: Early Blue Evening

Read "Early Blue Evening" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Saxophonist Andy Farber's New York-based orchestra came together and cut its teeth as the onstage band for three hundred performances of After Midnight, a Broadway revue that paid tribute to Jazz Age nightclub luminaries from Duke Ellington, Jimmie Lunceford and Count Basie to Harold Arlen, Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh. As one might presume from the ...

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Article: Album Review

Eyal Vilner Big Band: Swing Out!

Read "Swing Out!" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Eyal Vilner's fourth album as leader of his impressive New York-based big band is a throwback to the kind of concert dates audiences no doubt derived great pleasure from during the storied Big-Band Era well over half a century ago when groups not far removed from this one in spirit traveled cross-country by bus, car or ...

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Article: Live From New York

Caetano Veloso, James Carter, Hamza Akram, Eyal Vilner and David Grollman

Read "Caetano Veloso, James Carter, Hamza Akram, Eyal Vilner and David Grollman" reviewed by Martin Longley


Caetano Veloso Brooklyn Academy Of Music April 12, 2019 Always essential for the local Brazilian community, but also far beyond, into the general music enthusiast zone, singer and songwriter Caetano Veloso made one of his occasional visits to NYC, presenting the Ofertório show. Essentially, this involved his three musical sons, ...

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News: Event

The SLM Ensemble Album Release Concert at Roulette on October 8th

The SLM Ensemble Album Release Concert at Roulette on October 8th

Program: “Spectral Syn” by Mark Dresser and Sarah Weaver “Cycles of Awakening” by Sarah Weaver “SubTeleToning” by Mark Dresser “Multidimensional Tunings” by Sarah Weaver Jen Shyu, voice, Robert Dick, flute, Julie Ferrara, oboe, Rebekah Heller, bassoon, Jane Ira Bloom, soprano saxophone, Oliver Lake, alto saxophone, Ned Rothenberg, bass clarinet, shakuhachi, ...

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Article: Live From New York

Colonic Youth, Andy Farber, Tal Ronen & Paquito D'Rivera

Read "Colonic Youth, Andy Farber, Tal Ronen & Paquito D'Rivera" reviewed by Martin Longley


Colonic Youth Trans-Pecos December 22, 2014 In the wintry wasteland, the new-ish Trans-Pecos venue did not seem to boast a particularly peachy set-up. It may or may not still be operated by Todd P, normally known as a promoter of slightly swerved rock outfits, and there were tales of this ...

Album

It's All Good People

Label: JZAZ Records
Released: 2013

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Article: Album Review

Billy Bang: Da Bang!

Read "Da Bang!" reviewed by Troy Collins


Da Bang! is the last studio album recorded by violinist Billy Bang, made just two months before he passed away on April 11, 2011. Diagnosed with lung cancer in 2009, Bang spoke about the healing power of music during these sessions and how he wanted to give something back to those who inspired and supported him. ...


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