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Pianist/Composer Kevin Hays has recorded 10 CDs as a leader and is featured on dozens of recordings with a variety of leading Jazz artists. Included in his leader discography are 3 critically acclaimed recordings for Blue Note Records. His 'Seventh Sense' was praised by The New York Times and recognized as one of the "Top 40 Jazz Releases of the Year" by Musician Magazine. Kevin has performed and recorded with some of the most prominent and influential musicians in Jazz. These include Sonny Rollins, John Scofield, Benny Golson, Roy Haynes, Chris Potter, Al Foster, Joe Henderson, Buster Williams, Art Farmer and Joshua Redman. Born May 1st of 1968 in New York City and raised in Connecticut, he began studying piano at the age of 6 and was playing professionally by 15

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Meet Brian Blade

Read "Meet Brian Blade" reviewed by Craig Jolley


This article was first published at All About Jazz in April 2000. Musical background I started playing when I was thirteen in church. My father was the pastor. My brother, Brady, who was five years older (he still is) was the drummer. He left for college so it became my duty to take over ...

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Article: Profile

Johnathan Blake: un batterista ai vertici

Read "Johnathan Blake: un batterista ai vertici" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Accolto tra i lavori migliori dell'anno dalle massime riviste internazionali Homeward Bound, è il quarto disco di Johnathan Blake e il debutto con l'etichetta Blue Note. L'album ha finalmente evidenziato le doti di compositore e leader del 45enne batterista di Philadelphia, figlio del violinista John Blake Jr., noto partner di McCoy Tyner, Archie Shepp, James Newton, ...

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Article: Under the Radar

A Different Drummer, Pt. 6: Iberian Beats – Jorge Rossy & Pedro Melo Alves

Read "A Different Drummer, Pt. 6: Iberian Beats – Jorge Rossy & Pedro Melo Alves" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


The music of the Iberian Peninsula is as rich and diverse as any in the world. Its influences are many yet it developed in the pre-global bubble of geography. Early music of the peninsula was impacted by much of the known world in the primeval period and the Middle Ages. The peninsula was isolated by the ...

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Justin Page and Friends: 20/20 Vision

Label: Temporal Acuity Publishing
Released: 2021

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Ensemble Novo, Mark Masters & Kurt Rosenwinkel

Read "Ensemble Novo, Mark Masters & Kurt Rosenwinkel" reviewed by Joe Dimino


The 722nd Episode of Neon Jazz happens to be a celebration of the birthday I share with the legendary vibes cat Terry Gibbs on October, 13, 2021. I threw together a collection of recent interviews with veteran musicians who have new CDs in 2021. We begin with a re-issue from Kurt Rosenwinkel and make our way ...

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New Releases With Birthday Shoutouts to Regina Carter, Dorothy Ashby, Abbey Lincoln and More

Read "New Releases With Birthday Shoutouts to Regina Carter, Dorothy Ashby, Abbey Lincoln and More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from marimbaist Jenny Klukken, Kevin Hays, Ben Street & Billy Hart, bassist Ilana Lipsztein, Cory Weeds Nightcrawlers and saxophonist Dennis Mitcheltree with birthday shoutouts to Regina Carter, Dorothy Ashby, Abbey Lincoln, KJ Denhert, Kat Edmonson and Kat Gang, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by ...

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Article: Album Review

Justin Page: Lost and Found

Read "Lost and Found" reviewed by Kyle Simpler


All too often in life, people find themselves reminiscing about their past accomplishments, only wishing they could go back in time to pick up where they left off. Unfortunately, many never get the opportunity to try again. New York-based drummer Justin Page, however, is an exception. The album, Lost And Found, is an excellent comeback for ...

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Article: Album Review

Ross Hammond & Jay Nair: Hope

Read "Hope" reviewed by Mark Corroto


We are all one people. That bears reiterating, and is probably why 12-string steel guitarist Ross Hammond and Indian Carnatic singer Jay Nair have repeated their musical collaboration; Hope follows the duo's 2018 release Songs of Universal Peace (Prescott Recordings) as they reconvene to spread their message once again. One may ask what does ...

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The Chief (Al Foster)

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Label: Temporal Acuity Publishing
Released: 2020
Duration: 08:21


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