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Joe Fonda


Joe Fonda is a composer, bassist, recording artist, interdisciplinary performer, and producer. An accomplished international Jazz artist, Fonda has performed with his own ensembles throughout the United States and Europe, and as a side man with Archie Shepp, Ken McIntyre, Lou Donaldson, Bill and Kenny Barron, Leo Smith, Perry Robinson, Dave Douglas, Curtis Fuller, Mark Whitecage, Marion Brown, and Bill Dixon. Fonda was the bassist with the renowned Anthony Braxton sextet, octet, tentet, from 1984 through 1999. Fonda also sat on the Board of Directors from 1994 to 1999, and was the President from 1997 to 1999 of the newly formed Tri-Centric Foundation


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Katie Bull, Joe Fonda, and Julian Lage

Read "Katie Bull, Joe Fonda, and Julian Lage" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

This episode features imaginative jazz works by Katie Bull, Dave Douglas, and Joe Fonda, as well as new releases by Julian Lage, Mike LeDonne, and Ulysses Owens Jr. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill & Air (Mosaic) 00:00 So-Called ...


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Joe Fonda: From The Source

Read "From The Source" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

This is a reissue of an album by bassist Joe Fonda which was originally released in 1997. In his liner notes for this edition, Fonda notes that this session had several unique aspects for the time; the musicians included Brenda Bufalino mostly tap dancing, and Vickie Dodd, a healer and bodyworker, contributing wordless vocals. They worked ...


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Jonas Cambien, Satoko Fujii & Ivo Perelman Jonas Cambien

Read "Jonas Cambien, Satoko Fujii & Ivo Perelman Jonas Cambien" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

The opening set recognizes Black History Month with poetry and spoken word from Shirley LeFlore, Kamau Daood & Langston Hughes. New releases sampled come from albums by Belgian/Nowegian pianist Jonas Cambien, the great Satoko Fujii with her Tokyo Trio, two by prolific saxophonist Ivo Perelman, guitarist Dave Harrington, the Chicago explorative piano trio of Jim Baker, ...


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Jon Irabagon's Outright!: Recharge the Blade

Read "Recharge the Blade" reviewed by Mark Corroto

As with nearly all of saxophonist Jon Irabagon's music, the matter for debate is whether the listener needs to be as caffeinated as the musician. His brand of performance, going back two decades, has been one of constant motion and a bottomless cup of ideas. We heard this in Irabagon's contribution to the band Mostly Other ...


Block Party

Label: Playscape Recordings
Released: 2023
Track listing: Robert Paris; Block Party; Little Ruby Steps; Freedom Calls; Off the Monster (intro); Off the Monster; Slow Moe; After Twenty.


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Angelica Sanchez, Sylvie Courvoisier, Rodrigo Amado & Jeff Cosgrove

Read "Angelica Sanchez, Sylvie Courvoisier, Rodrigo Amado & Jeff Cosgrove" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

There's some great new music coming your way in this edition: Portuguese saxophone powerhouse Rodrigo Amado's Bridge Quartet is free jazz royalty with pianist Alexander Von Schlippenbach, bassist Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten & drummer Gerry Hemingway. Their new album Beyond The Margins is a must-listen. So are new albums from two of the leading pianists around today: Angelica ...


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Guitar Reviews: Michael Musillami, Tomas Janzon and Rafael Rosa

Read "Guitar Reviews: Michael Musillami, Tomas Janzon and Rafael Rosa" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Here are some interesting recent releases that all feature guitarists, either as bandleaders or sidemen. Michael Musillami Trio Block Party Playscape 2023 Michael Musillami's trio with Joe Fonda on bass and George Schuller on drums has been around since 2003. In that time they have released ten albums, ...


Article: Album Review

Michael Musillami Trio: Block Party

Read "Block Party" reviewed by Troy Dostert

A relentlessly active and inventive guitarist whose first recordings date back to the '80s, Michael Musillami began to hit his stride in the '90s alongside veterans of the New York downtown scene such as bassist Mario Pavone, drummer Michael Sarin and saxophonist Thomas Chapin. But one of his foremost partnerships took shape in the early 2000s, ...


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Wadada Leo Smith, Aruan Ortiz & Neill Duncan

Read "Wadada Leo Smith, Aruan Ortiz & Neill Duncan" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

I know that the official International Jazz Day is April 30th, but around the One Man's Jazz HQ, pretty much every show features international artists. This episode is no exception with music from artists representing 14 different countries over the 23 tracks. Heading the list is the unstoppable Wadada Leo Smith with a new band called ...


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