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Jeff Hamilton

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Originality is what versatile drummer Jeff Hamilton brings to the groups he performs with and is one of the reasons why he is constantly in demand, whether he is recording or performing with his trio, Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, and countless others. The Jeff Hamilton Trio's recording, It's Hamilton Time (Lake Street Records), received enormous airplay while reaching #5 on the Gavin national jazz radio chart. The trio's second release, Jeff Hamilton Trio-LIVE! (MONS) was nominated by critics for best jazz recording in Germany in 1997. The trio's second MONS release is entitled, Hands On. Hamilton House-Live at Steamers (MONS) was the trio's 2000 release

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Major Influence

Label: Capri Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Orange Coals; Reference; Major Influence; Moonithology; Minor Influence; Pure Imagination; Bent on Monk; Billy's Dilemma.

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Article: Interview

John Clayton: Career Reflections

Read "John Clayton: Career Reflections" reviewed by Schaen Fox


John Clayton is as interesting to talk to as he is an artist of great talent and experience. The former has allowed him to interact with numerous major figures of his time as well as have long tenures performing with aggregations as diverse as Count Basie's band and the Amsterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. The latter gives him ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases and Birthday Shoutouts to Clora Bryant, Peggy Lee, Dee Dee Bridgewater and More

Read "New Releases and Birthday Shoutouts to Clora Bryant, Peggy Lee, Dee Dee Bridgewater and More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new singles from The Baylor Project, the Requinte Trio and Ann Hampton Callaway, plus new releases from Le Perez and Meredith d'Ambrosio with birthday shoutouts to Clora Bryant, Peggy Lee, Yissy Garcia, Samantha Boshnack, Mala Waldron, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Adison Evans and Lynne Arriale, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Jeff Hamilton, Charles McPherson & The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra

Read "Jeff Hamilton, Charles McPherson & The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra" reviewed by Joe Dimino


From one of the finest drummers in the jazz world, we begin the 694th Episode of Neon Jazz with Jeff Hamilton and a song off his latest album. We also profile a host of musicians releasing some quality new music including Bobby Wiens, Chico Pinheiro, David Gilmore and Charles McPherson. We say goodbye to actor and ...

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Andreas Schulz

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www.andylovesmusic.de www.onemusic-label.com „They have remarkable chemistry and a unique sound … Schulz and Engelmann seem to improvise freely, then suddenly, mysteriously, melodies manifest. The first track, “Ytr.Cbs. Manhattan”, is captivating. Drums and saxophone create such a rich sound, they almost become one instrument … “505051” seduces with its exquisite tender opening and melancholy tone, then picks up pace to a gentle crescendo … imaginative like a movie soundtrack, remarkable for its artistic density and intonation, truly gripping … the music never forces itself on the listener

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Article: SoCal Jazz

Bill Cunliffe: Always Doing It The Right Way

Read "Bill Cunliffe: Always Doing It The Right Way" reviewed by Jim Worsley


Most notably a jazz pianist, it comes as more than a surprise that Bill Cunliffe was not in the same orbit as jazz until he was in college. With the sheer volume of top shelf jazz he has written and recorded since, he would seem to have made up for any lost time. That time, those ...

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Article: Interview

Larry Fuller: It's a Dream to Play with Ray

Read "Larry Fuller: It's a Dream to Play with Ray" reviewed by Jason West


Born in Toledo, Ohio, Larry Fuller began playing the piano at the age of 11. The son of a factory worker, Fuller was the sole musician in his parents' blue-collar family. He earned his first big break in 1988 accompanying jazz vocalist Ernestine Anderson. Their musical partnership continued until 1994 when Fuller joined Jeff Hamilton's trio. ...

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Article: Interview

Alex Clarke: She Does It Her Way

Read "Alex Clarke: She Does It  Her Way" reviewed by Chris May


Coming up fast behind the school of British saxophonists who emerged around 2015 is a younger group of players who are just beginning to get noticed. Among them is Alex Clarke, who was a finalist in Britain's public service broadcaster, the BBC's biannual Young Jazz Musician competition in 2020. In the televised final in November, Clarke ...

Album

Catch Me If You Can

Label: Capri Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Make Me Rainbows; Helen’s Song; Catch Me If You Can; The Pond; Lapinha; The Barn; Bucket O’ Fat; Bijou; Big Dipper; Moonray.


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