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Doc's Holiday

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2022
Track listing: Friends; Doc’s Holiday; Piano Mang; Mix-a-lotta-me; John’s Big Feet; Jobim; Groove Chick; When You Sleep Do You Speak?; Sir Tyner; Eye Ear Toe.


Article: Album Review

Sven Anderson: Doc's Holiday

Read "Doc's Holiday" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Teachers are often unaware of the impact they have on students' lives and careers. That is clearly the case with pianist Sven Anderson's album, Doc's Holiday, whose title number is dedicated to Marvin (Doc) Holladay, one of Anderson's teachers many years ago at Michigan's Oakland University. Holladay, who has been on “holiday" in Ecuador with his ...



Label: Self Produced
Released: 2018
Track listing: Thanks For Nothin'; Tommy Boy; Moods; Out On Loan; Consolation; As With All Things; Giving In; Figment; Ours To Shape.


Article: Album Review

John Barron: Moods

Read "Moods" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Bassist John Barron, now home-ported in Detroit, Michigan, offers up Moods, a pared-down-to-the-essentials, mostly quartet affair, featuring a tight guitar/bass/keyboards rhythm sound. What strikes the ear from the get-go are the deep grooves, the likeable, engaging melodies and the sharp, uncluttered delivery of the statement. Opening this set of all-Barron-originals is “Thanks For Nothin,'" ...


News: Performance / Tour

Jazz Bridge Presents AntFarm at the Collingswood Community Center (NJ) on December 2nd

Jazz Bridge Presents AntFarm  at the Collingswood Community Center (NJ) on December 2nd

Appearing at the Collingswood Community Center, 30 E. Collings Ave, in Collingswood, NJ, on December 2nd, 2010 will be AntFarm, featuring vocalist Paul Jost, pianist Jim Ridl, bassist Tim Lekan, and drummer Bob Shomo. One Show: 7:30-9 p.m. Admission: $10/$5 for students. No advance sales. Free Refreshments! For ...


News: Performance / Tour

Rich Corpolongo Trio: Delmark CD Release Party at Chicago's Jazz Showcase

Rich Corpolongo Trio: Delmark CD Release Party at Chicago's Jazz Showcase

Wednesday, September 8—Come out and celebrate with the hugely talented jazz tenor saxophonist and his trio with legendary drummer Rusty Jones and bassist Dan Shapera—GET HAPPY—Delmark 592 RECORD RELEASE PARTY, Wednesday, September 8, 8pm and 10pm FOR OUR CD “GET HAPPY" ISSUED BY DELMARK RECORDS (#592) The Rich Corpolongo Trio Rich Corpolongo—Tenor Saxophone Dan ...


Article: Album Review

Jim Rotondi: 1000 Rainbows

Read "1000 Rainbows" reviewed by John Barron

On his third release as a leader for Posi-Tone Records, acclaimed trumpeter Jim Rotondi leads a stellar quintet of New York heavy-hitters on a straight-ahead presentation of original compositions and standard fare. Featuring the unremitting vibraphone work of Joe Locke, 1000 Rainbows swings hard through up-tempo burners, ballads and laid-back funk grooves. Rotondi ...


Article: Album Review

Rich Corpolongo Trio: Get Happy

Read "Get Happy" reviewed by John Barron

Tenor saxophonist Rich Corpolongo is a well-known figure on the Chicago jazz scene, having performed for decades with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Mel Tormé and drummer Barrett Deems' big band. An author of four books on improvisation, Corpolongo is known for exploring a variety of jazz styles, from standard swing to avant-garde. For Get Happy, ...


Article: Album Review

Nadav Snir-Zelniker: Thinking Out Loud

Read "Thinking Out Loud" reviewed by John Barron

Israeli-drummer Nadav Snir-Zelniker approaches straight-ahead, swinging jazz with a joyful spirit on his debut recording Thinking Out Loud. From the opening notes of “Pizmon Layakinton (Song for Hyacinth)" anchored by veteran bassist Todd Coolman, the disc presents a trio sound sensitive to group communication and exceptional individualism. Pianist Ted Rosenthal guides the trio through an exquisite ...


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