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Marty Elkins: 'Tis Autumn

Read "'Tis Autumn" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


There exists a group of jazz musicians dedicated to pre-bebop jazz who have traditionally populated the catalogs of the Nagel-Heyer and Arbors record labels. These musicians include Herb Pomeroy, Max Kaminsky, Randy Sandke, Harry Allen, and Dave McKenna. Central to this group is vocalist Marty Elkins who, while in college, discovered the recordings of Ella Fitzgerald, ...

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'Tis Autumn

Label: Jazzheads
Released: 2021
Track listing: Old Devil Moon; In A Mellow Tone; 'Tis Autumn; When The Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along; Stairway To The Stars; Lullaby Of The Leaves; My Mother's Eyes; Honeysuckle Rose; I Ain't Got Nothin' But The Blues; All Or Nothing At All.

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Work

Label: Jazzheads
Released: 2020
Track listing: Work; Lift Every Voice and Sing; My Friend and I Took a Walk; Sweet Emma; That's All; Mellow Mood; Amsterdam After Dark; Teach Me Tonight; Don't know Why; Our Day Will Come; Everything Happens to Me; Attitude; That's All (Duo).

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Running on Faith

Label: Jazzheads
Released: 2020
Track listing: Walking on a Tightrope; The Danger Zone; All Blues; Something So Right; Let It Be; The Sun Will Shine on You; Everybody Looks Good at the Starting Line; There is Always One More Time; Chicken; The Bitter Earth; Running on Faith; Way Over Yonder; Swing Low Sweet Chariot.

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Marty Elkins & Mike Richmond: 'Tis Autumn

Read "'Tis Autumn" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Vocals, bass and Golden Age jazz standards. That's all that's here and it's all that's needed. Working their way through ten classics penned between 1926 and 1947, vocalist Marty Elkins and bassist Mike Richmond get right to the heart of jazz history. Their music has an easy draw to it, but there's absolutely no drama behind ...

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Diane Schuur: Running on Faith

Read "Running on Faith" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Pianist and vocalist Diane “Deedles" Schuur and Wessell “Warmdaddy" Anderson may be the last jazz artists to have musically-anointed monikers, from a genre replete with them (Lester “Prez" Young, Billie “Lady Day" Holiday, Johnny “Rabbit" Hodges, Julian “Cannonball" Adderley and “John Birks “Dizzy" Gillespie). Schuur was named “Deedles" as a child by her mother. The name ...

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Ray Blue: Work

Read "Work" reviewed by Edward Blanco


New York-based and bred, tenor saxophonist Ray Blue is no novice but a veteran player who has not received the accolades he so deserves. Perhaps after laying down and documenting an incredible volume of music on Work, the spotlight will shine a little brighter on this unheralded player. A composer and educator, as well as one ...

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Bobby Sanabria: West Side Story Reimagined

Read "West Side Story Reimagined" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Il musical West Side Story è stato un enorme successo di Broadway. Dal 1957 ha conosciuto centinaia di repliche nei teatri di tutto il mondo, una trasposizione cinematografica che vinse 10 oscar e numerose versioni discografiche: dalla operistica diretta dallo stesso Bernstein con José Carreras a quelle rock (Yes, Nice, Pet Shop Boys) di suoi noti ...

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West Side Story Reimagined

Label: Jazzheads
Released: 2018
Track listing: Intro; Prologue; Intro Jet Song; Jet Song; Intro America; America; Gee, Officer Krupke Intro; Gee, Officer Krupke; Tonight; Gym Scene - Blues / Mambo; Gym Scene - Cha Cha Cha; Maria; Intro Cool; Cool; The Rumble / Rumba; One Hand, One Heart; Somewhere; Intro Epilogue / Finale; Epilogue / Finale; Outro.

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If Not Now, When?

Label: Jazzheads
Released: 2018
Track listing: The Listening Song; Steppin'; Creating Space; The Silence; Anima Mea; Movers and Shakers; Deeply I Live; Moving Forward; The Opening; Amazing Grace.


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