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Just Coolin'

Label: Cellar Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Just Coolin'; Beep Purple; Chicken N' Dumplins; Bitter Sweet; We Three; Street Scenes; Vendetta; Night Walk.

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Article: Album Review

Cory Weeds Quartet: Just Coolin'

Read "Just Coolin'" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Although Cory Weeds spends much of his time promoting and recording other jazz artists, he does manage to place those tasks on the back burner every once in a while to blow his own horn, so to speak—which he does about as well as anyone else on today's scene. While the Canadian-based saxophonist is especially engaging ...

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Article: Album Review

Cory Weeds Quartet: Just Coolin'

Read "Just Coolin'" reviewed by Edward Blanco


Owner of the Cellar Music Group label, Canadian music producer and veteran jazz saxophonist Cory Weeds unveils another superb session of hard bop with the exceptionally bright Just Coolin', featuring a host of sizzling standards as well as a couple of low temperature classics for balance. The album became more a labor of love than a ...

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What Is There To Say?

Label: Cellar Music
Released: 2021
Track listing: At Dawning; Waltz For Someone Special; Alana Marie; I Wish You Love; The Phantom/The In Crowd; Love Is Wild; What Is There To Say?; There's A Boat (Dat's) Leaving' Soon For New York.

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Cory Weeds With Strings: What Is There To Say?

Read "What Is There To Say?" reviewed by Pierre Giroux


Tenor saxophonist Cory Weeds continues to search for new ways to explore and expand his personal musical horizons. In the release What Is There To Say?, Weeds looks to the expression “everything old is new again" and delivers an album backed by a fulsome string section reminiscent of sessions that both Charlie Parker and Bobby Hackett ...

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Article: Live Review

Alternative Guitar Summit 2021

Read "Alternative Guitar Summit 2021" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Alternative Guitar Summit New York, NY March 20-21, 2021 The Alternative Guitar Summit was founded in 2010 by guitarist/composer Joel Harrison. Every year it has included a Music Camp with Master Classes by notable guitarists, and a Music Festival featuring a wide array of guitar styles. In this pandemic year the decision ...

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A Walk in the Park

Label: Cellar Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Walk in the Park; Lazy Days; Smile; Soul Eyes; Hello My Lovely; Scarlet Ribbons; Summertime; Cook’s Blues; Georgia on My Mind; Nature’s Lament.

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Article: Album Review

Jerry Cook Quartet +: A Walk in the Park

Read "A Walk in the Park" reviewed by Jack Bowers


While some young lions can hardly wait to enter a recording studio and show the world what they have, a few older cats prefer to wait a while to make sure they get it right the first time. Veteran saxophonist Jerry Cook is one of those cats. Walk in the Park is Cook's first album under ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Michael Brecker, Steven Bernstein and the Art of Jazz-Hacking the Pop World - Part 2

Read "Michael Brecker, Steven Bernstein and the Art of Jazz-Hacking the Pop World - Part 2" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


This is the second part of our exploration of Michael Brecker's and Steven Bernstein's work as first-call musicians in the world of high-end pop productions. Their capacity to adapt to the demands of these productions while remaining true to their jazz roots has offered millions of listeners that might have looked at jazz with ...


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