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John Bishop

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“One can hear many influences in Bishop’s playing, including more than a touch of Elvin, but he is clearly an original voice…” - Percussive Notes As a drummer, educator, record label owner, graphic designer, publisher, and festival presenter, John Bishop has been one of the primary voices in Northwest Jazz for 40 years. He has performed in concerts and clubs with Lee Konitz, Slide Hampton, Benny Golson, George Cables, Bobby McFerrin, Jack Sheldon, Bobby Hutcherson, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Sonny Fortune, Herb Ellis, Buddy DeFranco, Jerry Bergonzi, Carla Bley, Ernestine Anderson, Larry Coryell, and countless others

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Caught in the Rhythm

Label: Origin Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: Mississippi 1955 Confessional (T.R. Hummer); HoodWitches [Redux] (Faylita Hicks); Caught in the Rhythm (Patrick Sylvain, feat. Ambrose Akinmusire); Art Pepper (Edward Hirsch, feat. Greg Osby); We Bring the Soul to It (Faylita Hicks); Poem 836 / The Diviner (Kimiko Hahn); The Case Against Poetry (Edward Hirsch); Anger Management (T.R. Hummer); ASMR Sleepcast: The Night After Being Released from the Rural County Jail (Faylita Hicks); Olivia Suggests All the Women in Class Imagine Male Sexuality (Kimiko Hahn); Mercy (Tyehimba Jess); Dawg, What the Fuck Ima Do With a $20? (Faylita Hicks); You'll Be Sorry (T.R. Hummer)

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Antwerp

Label: Origin Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: Ruchsichtslos; Trip the Light Fantastic; Pointing At The Moon; Bull; Lawns; The Same Melody; For Less Than Nothing; Two For The Road; Contemplative.

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Article: Year in Review

Dan McClenaghan's Best Jazz Albums Of 2023

Read "Dan McClenaghan's Best Jazz Albums Of 2023" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


The top jazz recordings of the year in the order (more or less) that they came in the door. Concerning the recorded jazz offerings in in 2023, we could quote Frank Sinatra singing Ervin Drake's lyrics in the 1966 Grammy winner: “It was a very good year." It is difficult to pick a favorite. These are ...

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Article: Album Review

John Bishop / Bram Weijters / Piet Verbist: Antwerp

Read "Antwerp" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Drummer John Bishop, the guy who runs Seattle's Origin Records, does not often put out records under his own name. There was Nothing If Not Something (Origin Records) in 2005, review here, and then nothing until the disc at hand, 2023's Antwerp. Not that Bishop has avoided the recording studio. He is, as a sideman, in ...

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Rücksichtslos

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Label: Origin Records
Released: 2023
Duration: 06:00

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Article: Album Review

Benjamin Boone: Caught in the Rhythm

Read "Caught in the Rhythm" reviewed by Paul Rauch


The connection between poetry and jazz music is a delicate one. It has been documented so infrequently, in performance and recordings, that one still conjures the flicker of an image of Jack Kerouac reading in some dark Greenwich Village cafe with Steve Allen or Zoot Sims, surrounded by beret-wearing, cappuccino-sipping beatniks. The work of Fresno-based saxophonist ...

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Mississippi 1955 Confessional

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Label: Origin Records
Released: 2023
Duration: 06:51

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Article: Liner Notes

Hal Galper Trio: Trip the Light Fantastic

Read "Hal Galper Trio: Trip the Light Fantastic" reviewed by Ken Dryden


This liner note assignment was very special to me, as it followed a phone interview that I did with Hal Galper that was a cover feature. Galper was ecstatic when it was published and called me one afternoon, exclaiming that the release date for his new CD was being moved up and he didn't have time ...

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Article: Album Review

Rich Thompson: Who Do You Have to Know?

Read "Who Do You Have to Know?" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


The title of drummer Rich Thompson's 2023 release is Who Do You Have To Know?. The answer to that: John Bishop and Matt Jorgensen, the team that runs the Origin and OA2 Records labels that boast prolific and consistently good outputs, featuring an array of well-known and a goodly number of not-so-well-known, but always interesting, often ...


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