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ENCYCLOPEDIA OF JAZZ MUSICIANS Scott, Knoel Ajiboye (Noel Scott) Scott, Knoel Ajiboye [Noel Scott], alto saxophonist; b. Baltimore, MD, 18 July 1956. He's the son of Brooks and Kathaniel Walker Scott, brother to James Roy Herrington of New Orleans, William Michael Scott of Jamaica Queens NY, Gene Walker, Lance Walker, and Jann Walker Young of Chester S. Carolina. Raised by Deacon Robert Vincent Nero and Edith Octavia Nero of Jamaica Queens. Studied piano at age 10. Started clarinet at age 12, alto sax a year later and baritone sax throughout jr and senior High school


Terrible [Deluxe Edition]

Label: Omnivore Recordings
Released: 2024
Track listing: Toodlehead; Venusian Sunset; Say When; Yes Yes Yes; Hilda; Brother; I Feel Lucky; Out The Windo; Little One; Distant Instant; Thinking Of You; These Blues; Wrong Gasket; Thedy; Kalimba; Say When (Take 2).


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Fats Waller 120 - Marshall Allen 100

Read "Fats Waller 120 - Marshall Allen 100" reviewed by David Brown

In this episode, we celebrate two artists. In the first set, pianist and songwriter Fats Waller who was born 120 years ago this week. In the second set, we celebrate Philadelphia's ambassador to the cosmos, Marshall Allen leader of the Sun Ra Arkestra, who turned 100 on May 25. These two men's lives span the entire ...


Article: Album Review

Terry Adams: Terrible [Deluxe Edition]

Read "Terrible [Deluxe Edition]" reviewed by Dave Linn

Terry Adams is best known for his work with the seminal band, NRBQ (New Rhythm & Blues Quartet). Their self-titled debut (Columbia, 1969), included Sun Ra's “Rocket Number Nine." The follow-up was a collaboration with early rock legend Carl Perkins called Boppin' The Blues. In 1974 singer, songwriter, and guitarist extraordinaire, Big Al Anderson and drummer ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Random Acts of Roach 2, Charlie Haden, Basie!

Read "Random Acts of Roach 2, Charlie Haden, Basie!" reviewed by David Brown

This week we continue with our Random Acts of Roach in celebration of the centennial of the birth of the legendary Max Roach; we'll also visit two piano trio sets anchored by bassist Charlie Haden, three bits of Basie, and a set of Dizzy Gillespie & Lalo Schifrin works. New and recent releases and gems from ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Random Acts of Roach, Knoel Scott, Jimmy Rowles

Read "Random Acts of Roach, Knoel Scott, Jimmy Rowles" reviewed by David Brown

This week, we'll kick off our celebration of the Max Roach Centennial with a weekly set titled Random Acts of Max Roach; the show will also include a pair of tunes featuring saxophonist Knoel Scott of the Sun Ra Arkestra, jazz interpretations of Neil Young songs, and a set showcasing pianist Jimmy Rowles. Welcome friends and ...


News: Performance / Tour

Jazz Power Initiative Kicks Off 20th Anniversary Season With The Intergenerational Jazz Power Jam Series

Jazz Power Initiative Kicks Off 20th Anniversary Season With The Intergenerational Jazz Power Jam Series

Jazz Power Initiative (JPI), an Inwood-based non-profit organization founded in 2003 with the mission of transforming lives through jazz music, arts education and performance, kicks off its 20th anniversary season with the acclaimed Intergenerational Jazz Power Jam series starting in October. Held twice-monthly, the Intergenerational Jazz Power Jam presents professional and emerging jazz artists with a ...


Article: Live Review

Sun Ra Arkestra at SFJAZZ Center

Read "Sun Ra Arkestra at SFJAZZ Center" reviewed by Harry S. Pariser

Sun Ra Arkestra SFJAZZ Center Summer Season San Francisco July 18-21, 2023 Though on the surface, Dead & Company and the Sun Ra Arkestra--the first a Grateful Dead offshoot focusing on rock tunes featuring extended jams, the other an avant-garde jazz ensemble that remains ahead of its time--might seem really ...


Living Sky

Label: Omni Sound
Released: 2022
Track listing: Chopin; Somebody Else’s Idea; Day of the Living Sky; Marshall’s Groove; Night of the Living Sky; Firefly; Wish Upon a Star.


Article: Album Review

Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen: Living Sky

Read "Living Sky" reviewed by Chris May

When Sun Ra aficionado and Omni Sound Records founder Ahmet Ulug reached out to Sun Ra Arkestra leader Marshall Allen to commission a new album from the band, he gave Allen a tight brief. Ulug said that he wanted something: “Spiritual and hypnotic... down tempo, melodic and grooving... Music that is accessible and healing."


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