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Joe Farrell

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Joe Farrell was a journeyman sax man with an impressive resume when he signed on with the CTI label in 1970, and went on to record some of the best music for that label, gaining an international audience with his release of the progressive “Moon Gems,” in 1972. Joseph Carl Firrantello was born in Chicago Heights, Illinois on Dec. 16, 1937. He was serious about music from an early age and was playing a proficient flute by age 11. Upon graduating from University of Illinois in 1959, he headed to New York and became a freelance musician, by this time well entrenched in the bop technique of the saxophone. Farrell joined up with the Maynard Ferguson Big Band from 1960 to 1961 and then Slide Hampton in 1962

Album

Tide

Label: Elemental Music
Released: 2021
Track listing: Side 1: Girl From Ipanema; Carinhoso; Tema Jazz; Sue Ann; Remember. Side 2: Tide; Takatanga; Caribe; Rockanalia.

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Article: Album Review

Louis Hayes: Crisis

Read "Crisis" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Louis Hayes--who has been a force in jazz drumming for more than sixty years, anchoring legendary groups led by Horace Silver, Cannonball Adderley, Oscar Peterson, John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins, among others--has assembled a quintet of New York City's finest for Crisis, wherein he pays musical tribute to some of his jazz colleagues, past and present, ...

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Article: Interview

Joe La Barbera: Experiencing Bill Evans

Read "Joe La Barbera: Experiencing Bill Evans" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


This interview was first published at All About Jazz in May 2017. In his own unassuming way, Bill Evans changed the face of jazz piano trio forever. He made the piano a lyrical, expressive voice for the most subtle and deep emotions, and he transformed the rhythm section from a time-beating, swing-maintaining outfit into ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Mike Gotthard, Tribal Tech, Alain Caron, Joe Farrell, The Crusaders

Read "Mike Gotthard, Tribal Tech, Alain Caron, Joe Farrell, The Crusaders" reviewed by Len Davis


The Fusion Fest continues with Mike Gotthard, Tribal Tech, Alain Caron and Jeff Berlin. Plus '70s classics. Playlist Art Spike Schloemer “Brain Fever" from Transfusion (Spicy Key) 00:00 Mike Gotthard “Tribal Dance" from Intellectual Brutality (Self Produced) 05:42 Tribal Tech"Mech X" from X (Tone Centre) 09:10 Alain Caron “Enhanced" from En/In Concert (Norac) 14:26 ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Dave Holland Trio, Sonny Simmons, Astral Spirits & El Negocito Releases

Read "Dave Holland Trio, Sonny Simmons, Astral Spirits & El Negocito Releases" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


There's something in this episode for just about everybody. You'll hear samples from the new Dave Holland trio project, some hard-nosed improv from new releases on the Astral Spirits label (including a re-release of Cleveland's legendary Vernacular Trio), a look through some releases from the interesting catalogue of Belgium's El Negocito Records, a walk down memory ...

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Article: SoCal Jazz

John Patitucci: The Quintessence of Acoustic and Electric

Read "John Patitucci: The Quintessence of Acoustic and Electric" reviewed by Jim Worsley


John Patitucci had his life's work in mind at age twelve, At a time when most of us were worried about junior high school and pimples, Patitucci concluded that he was to be a professional musician. This was no typical young boy fantasy of playing center field for the Yankees, being an astronaut, or even being ...

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Article: Profile

Chick Corea: The Passing Of A Giant

Read "Chick Corea: The Passing Of A Giant" reviewed by Doug Hall


The passing of a giant in all categories of jazz. Chick Corea, NEA Jazz Master, 22-time Grammy Award winner, keyboard virtuoso as pianist, composer and arranger has earned, by contribution and breadth of musicianship, all the accolades, awards and recognition. If ever the title applied: a legendary figure in jazz. Beyond Corea's range of solo compositions ...

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Article: Interview

My Conversation with Chick Corea

Read "My Conversation with Chick Corea" reviewed by AAJ Staff


From the 1995-2003 archive: This article first appeared at All About Jazz in August 1999. It would be silly for me to even attempt to pontificate on the ramifications Chick Corea has had on this music. But it should be universal that his impact has been substantial at worst. So I will let him ...

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Article: Album Review

Tom Keenlyside Quartet: Fortune Teller

Read "Fortune Teller" reviewed by Jack Bowers


A jazz flutist who plans to record using only a standard three-member rhythm section as back-up should best be musically astute, technically sound, love what he (or she) is doing and harbor an ample supply of clever and interesting phrases designed to suit every occasion. Even though Tom Keenlyside checks all the boxes on Fortune Teller, ...


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