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Jiggs Whigham

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Article: History of Jazz

Jazz in Cleveland: A Storied Past, Surviving Present, and an Optimistic Future

Read "Jazz in Cleveland: A Storied Past, Surviving Present, and an Optimistic Future" reviewed by Matthew Alec


Cleveland, Ohio. Having lived here for my entire life, the word “city" does not quite describe what Cleveland truly is. There is of course a downtown urban area, one filled with noteworthy neoclassic architecture and an overall stately appearance that is often overlooked by those who live here. That said, most “Clevelanders" don't actually live within ...

Musician

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: Album Review

Peter Hedrich: New Hope

Read "New Hope" reviewed by Jack Bowers


In a blindfold test, one would be hard-pressed to name the leader on the album New Hope. According to the jacket, young German-born trombonist Peter Hedrich leads the way but while he does solo on eight of eleven numbers he's basically one of the group, laying claim to no more blowing space than his colleagues, especially ...

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Live At Nighttown: 'Not So Standards'

Label: Azica Records
Released: 2015
Track listing: Days Of Wine And Roses; Autumn Leaves; Steve (Dedicated To Steve Gray); Someday My Prince Will Come; Bags' Groove; St. Thomas.

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Article: Album Review

The Jiggs Whigham International Trio: Live At Nighttown: 'Not So Standards'

Read "Live At Nighttown: 'Not So Standards'" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


A jazz trio performing songs like “Autumn Leaves" and “Days Of Wine And Roses" isn't exactly out of the ordinary, but this trio performing those songs is something else. Live At Nighttown: 'Not So Standards' finds Jiggs Whigham, an American trombone giant who expatriated to Germany long ago, back at home in Cleveland, Ohio, putting on ...

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Article: Big Band Report

In Tune or Not in Tune... That Is the Question

Read "In Tune or Not in Tune... That Is the Question" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Suppose a month goes by, you have a column to publish, but nothing has happened that's worth writing about. What do you do then? Read on, as the question is about to be answered. A while back there was a discussion at a Stan Kenton web site (Kentonia) about musicians or groups of ...

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Article: Big Band Caravan

Stan Kenton-NOVA Jazz Orchestra / Baker's Dozen Big Band / Danny D'Imperio and the Bloviators

Read "Stan Kenton-NOVA Jazz Orchestra / Baker's Dozen Big Band / Danny D'Imperio and the Bloviators" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Stan Kenton Orchestra / NOVA Jazz OrchestraDouble Feature, Vol. 2Tantara Productions2012 One of the more difficult aspects of reviewing Tantara's series of impressive salutes to Stan Kenton and his music is knowing where to begin. As on Volume 1 of the label's Double Feature (with Volume 3 ...

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Article: Big Band Report

BuJazzO: That's German for Swinging Big Band Jazz

Read "BuJazzO: That's German for Swinging Big Band Jazz" reviewed by Jack Bowers


On August 8, my friend Wes Pfarner and I drove to Santa Fe for a once-in-a lifetime event: a performance by the German Federal Youth Jazz Orchestra, better known to big band enthusiasts by its more condensed and colorful name, BuJazzO. The twenty-piece ensemble, directed by Jiggs Whigham, an American trombonist and educator from Cleveland, Ohio, ...

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Article: Big Band Caravan

Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band / Gerald Wilson Orchestra / Knoxville Jazz Orchestra

Read "Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band / Gerald Wilson Orchestra / Knoxville Jazz Orchestra" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat BandThat's How We RollTelarc2010 After more than a decade of making beautiful music at home, on the road and in the studio, Gordon Goodwin's irrepressible Big Phat Band keeps rolling merrily along, burning rubber on its sixth free-wheeling recording (and first for Telarc Records). ...


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