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Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia Tribute to Strayhorn and Golson at the Kimmel Center

Read "Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia Tribute to Strayhorn and Golson at the Kimmel Center" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia Spring Concert Honoring Billy Strayhorn and Benny Golson Perelman Theater Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Philadelphia, PA May 9, 2015 This concert was billed as “A Tribute to Billy Strayhorn," but it was, in fact, evenly divided between Strayhorn's music and that of ...

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Article: Album Review

Ezra Weiss Sextet: Before You Know It [Live In Portland]

Read "Before You Know It [Live In Portland]" reviewed by Dave Wayne


On Before You Know It, pianist / composer Ezra Weiss provides convincing evidence for the continued health and well-being of good old, straight ahead, gimmick-free modern acoustic jazz. The archetype for Weiss' beefy band and punchy charts would include Art Blakey's expanded Jazz Messenger lineups, some of McCoy Tyner's larger groups from the early-to-late 1970s, or ...

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Article: Album Review

Ezra Weiss Sextet: Before You Know It [Live In Portland]

Read "Before You Know It [Live In Portland]" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


Recorded over two nights in Portland's Ivories Jazz Lounge during late-2013, Before You Know It [Live In Portland] is pianist and composer Ezra Weiss' seventh album and his first live recording. Weiss' previous releases have featured big bands (Our Path To This Moment [Roark Records, 2012]) and trios (The Shirley Horn Suite [Roark Records, ...


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