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Jon Faddis

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Born in Oakland, CA, on July 24, 1953, Jon Faddis began playing trumpet at age eight, inspired by an appearance of Louis Armstrong on "The Ed Sullivan Show." Three years later, his trumpet teacher Bill Catalano, an alumnus of the Stan Kenton band, turned the jazz- struck youngster on to Dizzy Gillespie. By his mid-teens, Jon had not only met Dizzy, he'd even sat in with his hero's combo at the famed Jazz Workshop in San Francisco. Upon graduating high school in 1971, Jon joined Lionel Hampton's band as a featured soloist and moved to New York. That same year, responding to an invitation from Mel Lewis to drop by the Village Vanguard whenever he got to New York, Jon sat in with the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Big Band on one of their regular Monday night sessions

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Article: Album Review

John Lang: Earotica

Read "Earotica" reviewed by Jack Bowers


There's something special about a nonet: small enough to have its own personality, yet large enough to sound at times akin to a full-size big band. Bassist John Lang leads a first-class nonet on Earotica, his fourth album as leader. Having given Lang's last disc a rather lukewarm appraisal almost two years ago, ...

News: Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Jon Faddis

Jazz Musician of the Day: Jon Faddis

All About Jazz is celebrating Jon Faddis' birthday today! Born in Oakland, CA, on July 24, 1953, Jon Faddis began playing trumpet at age eight, inspired by an appearance of Louis Armstrong on “The Ed Sullivan Show." Three years later, his trumpet teacher Bill Catalano, an alumnus of the Stan Kenton band, turned the jazz- struck ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Jon Faddis, Mike Allen & Christopher McBride

Read "Jon Faddis, Mike Allen & Christopher McBride" reviewed by Joe Dimino


We kick off the 797th Episode of Neon Jazz with Chicago-born, Harlem-based saxophonist Christopher McBride with music from his 2023 album Ramon. From there, we hear from one of the first shows McBride ever witnessed in James Moody. We also hear some very talented cats in Gregory Groover Jr., Tomer Cohen and Mike Allen. Vocalist Ann ...

Album

I Wish I Knew

Label: Floating World Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: 1. I Wish I Knew 2. Sunday 3. Old Folks 4. Quasimodo 5. I'll String Along With You 6. Robbin's Nest 7. I'm Old Fashioned 8. Jahbero 9. I'll String Along With You (Take 2)

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The Lost Album from Ronnie Scott's

Label: Resonance Records
Released: 2022
Track listing:
CD 1
Introduction: Orange Was The Color Of Her Dress, Then Silk Blues; Noddin’ Ya Head Blues.
CD 2
Mind-Readers’ Convention In Milano (aka Number 29); Ko Ko (Theme).
CD 3
Fables of Faubus; Pops (aka When the Saints Go Marching In); The Man Who Never Sleeps; Air Mail Special.

News: Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Jon Faddis

Jazz Musician of the Day: Jon Faddis

All About Jazz is celebrating Jon Faddis' birthday today! Born in Oakland, CA, on July 24, 1953, Jon Faddis began playing trumpet at age eight, inspired by an appearance of Louis Armstrong on “The Ed Sullivan Show." Three years later, his trumpet teacher Bill Catalano, an alumnus of the Stan Kenton band, turned the jazz- struck ...

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Article: Interview

Tom "Bones" Malone: Amazing Career That's One In A Million, Part 2

Read "Tom "Bones" Malone: Amazing Career That's One In A Million, Part 2" reviewed by Matthew Alec


Part 1 | Part 2 World-famous trombonist and multi-instrumentalist Tom “Bones" Malone talks about his incredible career spanning Saturday Night Live, The Blues Brothers, Gil Evans, Frank Zappa, Blood, Sweat, & Tears, The Brecker Brothers, David Sanborn, Late Show with David Letterman, and so much more with All About Jazz contributor and saxophonist Matthew ...

Article: Album Review

Charles Mingus: The Lost Album from Ronnie Scott's

Read "The Lost Album from Ronnie Scott's" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Il 22 aprile scorso nel centenario della nascita di Charles Mingus la Resonance Records ha pubblicato un altro magistrale inedito storico. Ci riferiamo a The Lost Album from Ronnie Scott's, registrato nell'agosto 1972 dalla CBS britannica nel celebre locale londinese. Non è tanto un disco perduto ma un documento accantonato per decenni, che vede protagonista l'inedito ...

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Article: Album Review

Charles Mingus: The Lost Album from Ronnie Scott's

Read "The Lost Album from Ronnie Scott's" reviewed by Ken Dryden


Charles Mingus was larger than life as a composer, performer and bandleader. A writer of frequently difficult music, Mingus was demanding of himself and his musicians, yet he never wanted his works to sound overly polished. These recordings made over two consecutive nights at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in jny: London in 1971 were recorded to ...


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