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Joe Hunt

Joe Hunt is a jazz drummer, educator, author, and historian. In the early 1960s, Joe Hunt performed and recorded alongside the late NEC Distinguished Artist-in-Residence Emeritus George Russell, with releases on Decca and Riverside. Hunt joined The Stan Getz Quartet in 1964, recording several releases on Verve, then was a member of the Bill Evans Trio from 1966-1967. The remainder of the 1960s found Hunt performing or recording with several other jazz luminaries including Chet Baker, Eric Dolphy, Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter Gordon, Charles Mingus, Bob Brookmeyer, and the late Herb Pomeroy. In the 1970s and 1980s, Hunt was a member of The National Jazz Ensemble, led jazz groups with John Scofield, Mike Stern, and Santi Debriano, and toured with quartets of Red Rodney and Hal McKusick. The 1990s, and beyond, have included membership in The Smithsonian Jazz Masters Orchestra, with former NEC president Gunther Schuller, performances with Kenny Burrell, Joe Lavano, Joanne Brackeen, and Tal Farlow, as well as recordings with the Bert Seager Quintet, and also, Trio. Hunt is the author of the 1994 book 52nd Street Beat, which is a historical look at jazz drummer greats from 1945 to 1965. Undergraduate studies, Indiana University

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Ezz​-​thetics & The Stratus Seekers revisited

Label: Ezz-thetics
Released: 2022
Track listing: Ezz-thetics; Nardis; Lydiot; Thoughts; Honesty; Round Midnight; Pan-Daddy; The Stratus Seekers; Kige's Tune; Blues in Orbit; A Lonely Place; Stereophrenic.

Article: Album Review

George Russell: Ezz​-​thetics & The Stratus Seekers revisited

Read "Ezz​-​thetics & The Stratus Seekers revisited" reviewed by Maurizio Comandini


George Russell è uno dei pilastri sui quali si è costruito il jazz moderno degli ultimi 70 anni. Forse non è uno dei primi nomi che ci vengono in mente, ma di sicuro il suo contributo come compositore, come band leader, come musicologo, è fondamentale. Nei primi anni sessanta i suoi album fornirono una interessante variante ...

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Article: Profile

Gaga, Bennett, The Count, Presidents: Harold Jones Drums Across History

Read "Gaga, Bennett, The Count, Presidents: Harold Jones Drums Across History" reviewed by Arthur R George


When Tony Bennett stepped past the twilight of Alzheimer's onto the stage of Radio City Music Hall in jny: New York City in August 2021, drummer Harold Jones was there ready for him, as he had been for Bennett over the past seventeen years, in a friendship going back to 1968. Lady Gaga, the popstar recreated ...

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Article: The Jazz Life

My Early Years With Bill Evans, Part 1

Read "My Early Years With Bill Evans, Part 1" reviewed by Chuck Israels


Bassist and composer, Chuck Israels was raised in a musical family. Paul Robeson, Pete Seeger and The Weavers were visitors to his home and the appearance of Louis Armstrong's All Stars in a concert series produced by his parents in 1948 gave Chuck his first opportunity to meet and hear jazz musicians. Chuck studied the cello ...

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News: Recording

'Getz/Gilberto' Turns 50

'Getz/Gilberto' Turns 50

In early 1963, the bossa nova was still a novelty in the U.S.—something like “cha-cha-cha lite." Yes, a year earlier Stan Getz had released Jazz Samba—which became a hit album with a hit single, Desafinado—and Dave Brubeck had released Bossa Nova USA. But both albums were really jazz interpretations of the real thing being recorded with ...

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Article: Interview

Ralph Peterson: Music Teaches You Life

Read "Ralph Peterson: Music Teaches You Life" reviewed by George Colligan


[Editor's Note: The following interview is reprinted from George Colligan's blog, Jazztruth] I was recently in Athens, as part of my tour with Jack DeJohnette. Shortly after arriving, I'm sitting in my hotel room, and I get an unexpected call. “Colligan!" “Uh...yes?" And then I hear one of my obscure compositions, “Reaction," being sung ...

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Article: Take Five With...

Take Five with Ted Sirota

Read "Take Five with Ted Sirota" reviewed by Ted Sirota


Meet Ted Sirota: Veteran Chicago drummer, Ted Sirota, has been playing the drums since 1980. Ted has lead his own band, Ted Sirota's Rebel Souls, since 1996. Rebel Souls have recorded five CD's for the Naim & Delmark labels. Ted has also played every Saturday night from 12:30-5:00am at Chicago's top jazz club, The Green Mill, ...

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Article: Live Review

Joe Hunt Group: New York, NY, May 12, 2012

Read "Joe Hunt Group: New York, NY,  May 12, 2012" reviewed by David A. Orthmann


Joe Hunt GroupSmalls Jazz ClubNew York, NYMay 12, 2012“It's tough keeping up with these young bloods," Joe Hunt said to the audience with a smile. He was referring to three student musicians from the New England Conservatory (where Hunt directs an ensemble), all of whom are a half century younger than ...

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News: Recording

Eleven Current 2011 Releases From Dreambox Media!

Eleven Current 2011 Releases From Dreambox Media!

DMJ-1129 DENIS DiBLASIO / BRIAN BETZ Project: Flute / Guitar Denis DiBlasio's latest new release is another duo recording with guitarist Brian Betz, who this time around displays his rich acoustic guitar with DiBlasio exclusively on flute in an eight-tune program of all-original compositions. DMJ-1130 JORDAN BERGER's First Acoustic and electric bassist Jordan Berger's First comprises ...


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