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Joe Locke is widely considered to be one of the major voices of his instrument. He has performed and recorded with a diverse range of notable musicians, including Grover Washington Jr, Kenny Barron, Eddie Henderson, Cecil Taylor, Dianne Reeves, Ron Carter, The Beastie Boys, the Münster Symphony Orchestra and the Lincoln, Nebraska Symphony. Long known to be a soloist capable of stunning physical power and broad emotional range, it was not until the last decade that he emerged as the composer, bandleader and conceptualist that he is considered today. This is in no small part due to his solo projects of the last decade

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Doug MacDonald: Live in Hawaii

Read "Live in Hawaii" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Here is a guitar-led quartet with a couple of fresh angles. First, instead of using a piano, guitarist Doug MacDonald has enlisted vibraphonist Noel Okimoto to provide the harmonic counterpoint; and second, Philadelphia-born MacDonald has temporarily forsaken his decades-long base in Southern California to return “home" to Hawaii, where he began his professional career performing with ...

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Kenny Washington: From the Ninth Ward to the World Stage

Read "Kenny Washington: From the Ninth Ward to the World Stage" reviewed by Mark Robbins


As a result of past visits to jny: Norfolk, Kenny Washington has amassed a large following of fans here, so it was no surprise that tickets sold out when the Virginia Arts Festival announced that he would be the first guest of the post-Covid season. As one of the best male jazz vocalist singing today, Kenny ...

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Makram Aboul Hosn: The Spirit Lives

Read "Makram Aboul Hosn: The Spirit Lives" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Music does not have the power to right the wrongs of the world, but when it works its magic, it can soothe troubled souls and uplift battered spirits like few other things. Lebanese bassist/composer Makram Aboul Hosn's second album, Transmigration (Self Produced, 2021) is proof of that. It is a fine album, steeped in ...

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Makram Aboul Hosn: Transmigration

Read "Transmigration" reviewed by Ian Patterson


It is testament to bassist/composer Makram Aboul Hosn's tenacity that Transmigration has seen the light of day at all. Awarded a grant from the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture at the end of 2019, the Lebanese bassist had been all set to record the album in Europe with an international line-up. Then Covid-19 struck, adding ...

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Article: Radio

Frank Kimbrough: A Musical Portrait, Part 1

Read "Frank Kimbrough: A Musical Portrait, Part 1" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Frank Kimbrough carved out a unique place on the jazz scene—he was admired and respected by his peers for his capacity to inhabit the moment and in this way embodied the spirit of jazz itself. This week we'll highlight music from his discography as a leader, sideman, composer, producer and mentor of a new generation of ...

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Frank Kimbrough: Changing the Contexts, Keeping It Fresh

Read "Frank Kimbrough: Changing the Contexts, Keeping It Fresh" reviewed by Wayne Zade


From the 1995-2003 archive: This article first appeared at All About Jazz in September 2002. Frank Kimbrough is one of the most versatile and innovative pianists in jazz on the New York and national scenes. He has been the pianist in the Maria Schneider jazz orchestra and has recorded seven albums under his own ...

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Frank Kimbrough of the Jazz Composers Collective

Read "Frank Kimbrough of the Jazz Composers Collective" reviewed by AAJ Staff


From the 1995-2003 archive: This article first appeared at All About Jazz in November 1999. Frank Kimbrough (pianist/composer) was born on November 2, 1956 in Roxboro, NC and currently resides in New York. As a founding member and composer-in-residence of the Jazz Composers Collective, Mr. Kimbrough's works have been prominently featured in ...

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Frank Kimbrough - The Friends' Mixtape Part 2

Read "Frank Kimbrough - The Friends' Mixtape Part 2" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


To celebrate the late Frank Kimbrough, whose untimely passing on December 30, 2020 added another unnecessary layer of grief on a challenging year, we have reached out to some of his long time friends and collaborators asking them to share a track that in their hearts immediately conjured up memories of Frank. It could be one ...

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Triangle

Label: Luba Mason Productions
Released: 2020
Track listing: Bach, Stevie Wonder, and Janette Monae; Haled's Song About Love; Ticket To Ride; Waters of March; Ceresne; In Walked Bud; Inolvidable; Toxicity; Say It; 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover.


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