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Joe Farnsworth

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Joe Farnsworth is already regarded as one of the top jazz drummers in the world, but as far as he is concerned, he is just getting started. He is dedicated to the great tradition of jazz drumming as conceived by men like Max Roach, Roy Haynes, Elvin Jones, Billy Higgins and Arthur Taylor and it keeps him in the practice room trying to continue and extend it. Joe was born on February 21, 1968 in South Hadley, Massachusetts into an unusually musical family. His father was a renowned music teacher who immersed his five sons, and it became clear early on that, Joe as the youngest would choose a career in music and would ultimately be a great success

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O Sole Mio! Music From The Motherland

Label: CellarMusic
Released: 2021
Track listing: O Sole Mio; Mr. Lucky; Speak Softly Love ( Theme From The Godfather); On The Stairs; Estate; Chick's Tune; Torna A Surriento; Moody Blues; Capricci Di Camere (Whims Of Chambers)

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Article: Album Review

Cory Weeds: O Sole Mio! Music From The Motherland

Read "O Sole Mio! Music From The Motherland" reviewed by Jack Bowers


O Sole Mio!, the latest in a series of splendid albums by Canadian-bred saxophonist/entrepreneur Cory Weeds, is subtitled “Music from the Motherland"-- in other words, Italy, which, presumably, is Woods' ancestral home. Whatever the case, Woods' blue-chip quintet focuses for the most part on music born in Italy or written by Italian-Americans including Henry Mancini, Nino ...

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What Comes Next

Label: Smoke Sessions Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Simple As That; What Comes Next; Empty Streets; Harbor No Illusions; Dance In Your Blood; We'll Be Together Again; Con Alma; Bolld Wolf Moon Blues; Newark News

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Time to Swing

Label: Smoke Sessions Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: The Good Shepherd; Hesitation; Darn That Dream; Down by the Riverside; One for Jimmy Cobb; Lemuria; Prelude to a Kiss; Monk’s Dream; The Star-Crossed Lovers; Time Was.

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With Strings

Label: HighNote Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Gently; Dreamsville; Some Other Time; Lonely Woman; Slow, Hot Wind; The Thrill Is Gone.

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Mabern Plays Mabern

Label: Smoke Sessions Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Mr. Johnson; The Iron Man; Lover Man; The Lyrical Cole-Man; Edward Lee; It's Magic; The Beehive; Rakin' and Scrapin'.

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The Lowdown

Label: Cellar Live
Released: 2020
Track listing: Side One: The Lowdown; Savin' Up; 10:30 Side Two: Nancy ( With The Laughing Face); I Should Care; Don't Explain.

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Article: Radio

Sonny Rollins & Dave Brubeck

Read "Sonny Rollins & Dave Brubeck" reviewed by Joe Dimino


From another legend during the pandemic putting out quality new music, we start the 678th Episode of Neon Jazz with Drummer Joe Farnsworth. He has a great new album out called Time to Swing with a stellar line up and that sets the tone for the hour of music. There have been a host of new ...

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Article: Album Review

Ian Hendrickson-Smith: The Lowdown

Read "The Lowdown" reviewed by Jack Bowers


American alto saxophonist Ian Hendrickson-Smith and Canadian tenor saxophonist Cory Weeds had been gigging together for almost two decades, mostly in Canada, but hadn't preserved any of their encounters on record until Hendrickson-Smith invited his companion to join him for a studio date in November 2019 at the renowned Rudy Van Gelder Studios in Englewood Cliffs, ...


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