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John Scofield

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When I first got into jazz — around 1969, I came from playing R&B and Soul in High School. Jazz Rock was in its infancy stage and I was lucky enough to be around to experience the Golden Age of both Rock and Soul and see Jazz embrace that movement while I was trying to learn how to play straightahead Jazz. A lot of my early chances to actually gig were in various Jazz/Rock idioms. I got to play "real" jazz with Gary Burton and Gerry Mulligan but my real first "big time" gig was with the Billy Cobham/George Duke band. We got to play in gigantic concert halls and rock venues for excited people who were not necessarily jazz aficionados, but loved the music. After that band ended, I stayed home in NYC and worked on playing acoustic jazz with my own groups and people like Dave Liebman

Album

Lost Within You

Label: Unit Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Peace; I'm Gonna Laugh You Right Outta My Life; Silli In the Sky; Love Like Ours; Dreams Of A Butterfly; Body And Soul; People Time; Flamenco Sketches; You Taught My Heart To Sing.

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Article: Interview

Emiliano Sampaio: Rising Transatlantic Star

Read "Emiliano Sampaio: Rising Transatlantic Star" reviewed by Kurt Ellenberger


In 2013, I was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to teach and to work on a research project at the Kunstuniversität Graz ("University of the Arts in Graz"). I taught a first-year course in jazz theory that was really a delight. These students were already extremely accomplished performers and composers. About half of the class was comprised ...

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Article: Album Review

Franco Ambrosetti: Lost Within You

Read "Lost Within You" reviewed by Doug Collette


The Franco Ambrosetti Band Band's Lost Within You is a supremely unassuming listening experience. An all-star band helps the trumpeter composer conjure a sensuous mood that only grows progressively engrossing over the course of the seventy-plus minutes playing time of the album. The seductive sensation is an inexorable process that commences with the very ...

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Article: Interview

Franco Ambrosetti: Busy Businessman, Exquisite Artist

Read "Franco Ambrosetti: Busy Businessman, Exquisite Artist" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke


Franco Ambrosetti, a horn player from Switzerland, has a unique perspective on music and art. Because his vantage point is different than many musicians, having held the position as CEO of a significant company in Europe. He plays trumpet and flugelhorn with a rich tone and an approach that has matured over time, shifting from a ...

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Article: Profile

Chick Corea: The Passing Of A Giant

Read "Chick Corea: The Passing Of A Giant" reviewed by Doug Hall


The passing of a giant in all categories of jazz. Chick Corea, NEA Jazz Master, 22-time Grammy Award winner, keyboard virtuoso as pianist, composer and arranger has earned, by contribution and breadth of musicianship, all the accolades, awards and recognition. If ever the title applied: a legendary figure in jazz. Beyond Corea's range of solo compositions ...

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Article: Album Review

Franco Ambrosetti Band: Lost Within You

Read "Lost Within You" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Swiss trumpeter / flugelhorninst Franco Ambrosetti opens his Lost Within You with “Peace," from the pen of pianist Horace Silver. The original rendition comes from Silver's Blowin' The Blues Away (Blue Note, 1959). It was a composition that Silver stumbled upon when he was “doodling around on the piano, and it just came to me." It ...

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Article: Building a Jazz Library

Guitar Gods & Goddesses: An Alternative Top Ten Albums

Read "Guitar Gods & Goddesses: An Alternative Top Ten Albums" reviewed by Chris May


Although it has been present in jazz since the 1920s, when it was routinely used in rhythm sections, as a solo instrument the guitar struggled to make itself heard--literally--until the second half of the 1930s, when reliable pick-ups and portable amplifiers became available. Foremost among the pioneers of the electrified instrument was Charlie Christian, a member ...

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Article: Radio

Tenor Titans - More Fabulous Playing From Joe Lovano

Read "Tenor Titans - More Fabulous Playing From Joe Lovano" reviewed by Russell Perry


For almost forty years, as Joe Lovano has been growing as an artist, he has produced a discography as a leader in a wide range of formats from duos and trios to nonets, dectets and large ensembles. Always in demand, his guest appearances on other leaders' dates have produced some of his best work. This is ...

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Article: Radio

New Music From Brazilian Drummer, Igor Willcox, And Emerging Guitarist Nir Felder

Read "New Music From Brazilian Drummer, Igor Willcox, And Emerging Guitarist Nir Felder" reviewed by Len Davis


Brazillian drummer Igor Wilcox Quartet Live in Canada, Nir Felder, Tim Miller and more. Playlist Igor Willcox “The Scare" from Igor Willcox Quartet Live at Jazz Room (Room 73) 00:00 Igor Willcox “2020" from 2020 (Room 73) 07:55 Chema Vilchez “Dissonance and Reality" from the Sacred Nature of Life (Self Produced) 15:46 Eric Johnson ...


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