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Julian Pressley

Julian Pressley is an alto saxophonist, born in Philadelphia who lives in North Jersey. During his career, he's worked with Edgar Bateman, Lionel Hampton, Aretha Franklin, Freddie Hubbard, the Four Tops, Panama Francis' Savoy Sultans, the Temptations, Odean Pope's Saxophone Choir, Warriors of the Wonderful Sound and is currently a member of the JC Hopkins Biggish Band.

Album

Soundpath

Label: Clean Feed Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Soundpath: One track for entire composition.

Album

New York Moment

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
Track listing: Beguiled; One of Those Days; The Wonderful Things to Come; We Can Change the World; Oh, Kitty!; Better Git It in Your Soul; Sublime Beauty; What Would You Say?; Lulu; Close Your Eyes; The Children Will Lead Us.

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Article: History of Jazz

Charlie Parker: In Praise of Bird on His 100th Birthday!

Read "Charlie Parker: In Praise of Bird on His 100th Birthday!" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


A hundred years ago, on August 29, 1920, soon after jazz was born, Charlie Parker came into this world, and in the 35 years of a life cut short by addictions and impulse-driven living, he changed the face of the music. His innovations as one of the creators of bebop and his stunning sound and virtuosic ...

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Article: Year in Review

Most Read Articles: 2018

Read "Most Read Articles: 2018" reviewed by Michael Ricci


All About Jazz tracks how often an article is read, and the articles listed below represent our most popular in 2018. Interviews Leonardo Pavkovic: Nothing is Ordinary by Chris M. Slawecki Published: March 16, 2018 History of Jazz Monk's Trumpets by Matt ...

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Article: Interview

Julian Pressley: From The Duke To Ornette In His Own Way

Read "Julian Pressley: From The Duke To Ornette In His Own Way" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


Julian Pressley isn't exactly a household name, but it's a name every jazz aficionado should know. When he plays his alto saxophone, ears perk up because he's playing what they came to hear: music that embodies the legacy. Passionate, quick-witted, and full of new ideas, Pressley stands out in the crowd, a genuine original. Yet you ...

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Article: Live Review

Bobby Zankel,The Warriors of the Wonderful Sound, and Guest Saxophonist David Murray at the Painted Bride

Read "Bobby Zankel,The Warriors of the Wonderful Sound, and Guest Saxophonist David Murray at the Painted Bride" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


Bobby Zankel and the Warriors of the Wonderful Sound Special Guest: David Murray Painted Bride Art Center Philadelphia, PA January 20, 2018 The Warriors of the Wonderful Sound, under the leadership of saxophonist Bobby Zankel, continue to deliver outstanding concerts featuring special guest musicians who are virtuosos on the cutting ...

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Article: Live Review

Bobby Zankel's Warriors of the Wonderful Sound with Rene McLean at the Painted Bride

Read "Bobby Zankel's Warriors of the Wonderful Sound with Rene McLean at the Painted Bride" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


Warriors of the Wonderful Sound Special Guest Artist Rene McLean Painted Bride Art Center Philadelphia, PA November 10, 2016 Philadelphia's own Bobby Zankel and the Warriors of the Wonderful Sound keep reeling off exciting concerts in their ongoing series at the Painted Bride. This one featured saxophonist Rene McLean ...

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Article: Live Review

Oliver Lake and the Warriors of the Wonderful Sound at the Painted Bride

Read "Oliver Lake and the Warriors of the Wonderful Sound at the Painted Bride" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


Bobby Zankel's Warriors of the Wonderful Sound Special Guest Oliver Lake The Painted Bride Philadelphia, PA November 4, 2015 This was the second of three events in which Philadelphia's Warriors of the Wonderful Sound brought on musically diverse special guest artists to perform with them, following a ...

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Article: Live From Philadelphia

Philadelphia's Cutting Edge Big Band: Bobby Zankel's Warriors of the Wonderful Sound

Read "Philadelphia's Cutting Edge Big Band: Bobby Zankel's Warriors of the Wonderful Sound" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


Anyone familiar with the music business can tell you that it's hard enough to get a big band together for an occasional gig, let alone sustain it over an extended period of time. The time and effort involved in composing and arranging new charts, covering the cost of twelve or more musicians, and meshing their complicated ...


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