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Larry Fuller

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Larry Fuller is an internationally acclaimed American jazz pianist, composer and clinician known by critics and fans to "swing like a beast!”. He is a Yamaha-endorsed Artist. Early in his career, Fuller’s undeniable talent earned him the position of musical director and pianist for vocalist Ernestine Anderson. He then went on to play in drummer Jeff Hamilton’s Trio, bassist Ray Brown’s Trio, and John Pizzarelli’s Quartet. Today, Fuller leads The Larry Fuller Trio. He is consistently praised for their emotive, swinging style, monster technique, and program versatility

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Article: Catching Up With

Cecil Young: On Coming Home

Read "Cecil Young: On Coming Home" reviewed by Paul Rauch


The long journey home holds special meaning for all those that brave the elements of their past, and engage them with the clear identity of the present. This is certainly the case for New York-based trumpeter Cecil Young as he sets autumn flight for his native Seattle to perform at the newly founded Seattle Jazz Fellowship. ...

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Reminiscing at Rudy's

Label: HighNote Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: At Long Last Love; Again; Moon River; Put Your Head on My Shoulder; Why Did I Choose You; Nothing Ever Changes My Love for You; My Romance; I’ll Let You Know; Please Send Me Someone to Love; Reminiscing at Rudy’s.

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Article: Album Review

Houston Person: Reminiscing at Rudy's

Read "Reminiscing at Rudy's" reviewed by Jack Bowers


The “Rudy's" in the title of tenor saxophonist Houston Person's album, Reminiscing at Rudy's, is not a nightclub or other such venue but the New Jersey studio of celebrated recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder who died in 2016. As befits reminiscing, the bulk of the album's numbers are tender ballads, every one of which lands squarely ...

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News: Event

New Jersey Jazz Society 50th Anniversary Concert Set For October 9th

New Jersey Jazz Society 50th Anniversary Concert Set For October 9th

During the early 1970s, New Jersey jazz fans would gather at the Chester Inn to hear Chuck Slate’s Traditional Jazz Band or at the Hillside Lounge (also in Chester) to see cornetist Wild Bill Davison, or alto saxophonist Rudy Powell, or guitarist Al Casey. In October 1972, under the leadership of the late Jack Stine, these ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Rufus Reid and Remembering Dr. Lonnie Smith

Read "Rufus Reid and Remembering Dr. Lonnie Smith" reviewed by Joe Dimino


We begin the 721st Episode of Neon Jazz with the legendary bassist Rufus Reid with the song “Sweet Loraine." The jazz world lost an icon, a master and a friend in Dr. Lonnie Smith and we pay tribute to his life through song and an interview conducted with the show some years back. This hour is ...

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Article: Interview

Larry Fuller: It's a Dream to Play with Ray

Read "Larry Fuller: It's a Dream to Play with Ray" reviewed by Jason West


Born in Toledo, Ohio, Larry Fuller began playing the piano at the age of 11. The son of a factory worker, Fuller was the sole musician in his parents' blue-collar family. He earned his first big break in 1988 accompanying jazz vocalist Ernestine Anderson. Their musical partnership continued until 1994 when Fuller joined Jeff Hamilton's trio. ...

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Article: Album Review

Duende Libre: The Dance She Spoke

Read "The Dance She Spoke" reviewed by Paul Rauch


It has often been said that art is all about risk, and there certainly is a lot of truth to that statement. There is no greater forum in modern art for risk than jazz music, the degree of that factor being multiplied exponentially when linking or fusing it with other musical styles. In the case of ...

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Article: SoCal Jazz

Tamir Hendelman: The Many Colors and Cultures of Tamir

Read "Tamir Hendelman: The Many Colors and Cultures of Tamir" reviewed by Jim Worsley


With so many talented jazz pianists over the years, it can be a challenge to make your own mark or carve out your own identity. Many fine musicians have simply blended into the scene, seemingly unnoticed, due to a lack of singularity that sets them apart. Tamir Hendelman crashes that barrier with a signature sound that ...

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Overjoyed

Label: Capri Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: Fried Pies; Overjoyed; Lined With A Groove; Jane's Theme; The Mooch; How Long Has This Been Going On?; Cubano Chant; Mona Lisa; Bossa Beguine; Bossa Nova Do Marilla; Never Let Me Go; Got My Mojo Workin'.


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