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Gregg August: Late August

Read "Late August" reviewed by Terrell Kent Holmes

Bassist Gregg August's pedigree is hard bop, and his trademark compositions have heads that examine every harmonic and melodic possibility and are almost stories unto themselves. His sextet recently played a lively set at New York's Fat Cat, and a few of the tunes they performed are featured on August's new album, the somewhat self-titled Late ...

Late August

Label: Iacuessa Records
Released: 2005
Track listing: Sweet Maladie; Four Two K; M's Blues; Treatments in Darknesds; Los Dos Cotos; Melody in Black and Grey; Eulogy; Deceptions; Work in Progress.

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Gregg August: Late August

Read "Late August" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

This is a pretty intruiging and ambitious debut for upstate New York bassist/composer Gregg August. August wanted to have all of his musical experiences reflected on this first date. From education at SUNY-Albany, the Eastman School of Music, and Julliard, he became the principal bassist in La Orquesta Cuitat de Barcelona, Spain, and then lived in ...

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Gregg August: Late August

Read "Late August" reviewed by John Kelman

More and more we seem to be witnessing a cross-pollination of musicians trained in one form of music, but ultimately actively engaged in another. Bassist Gregg August majored in classical performance when he attended the Eastman School of Music, but he also studied jazz forms with Bill Dobbins--another artist whose career has coexisted in both worlds--and ...

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Gregg August: Late August

Read "Late August" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Gregg August brings a diverse blend of elements to Late August, his debut recording as leader. The bassist finds a groove for Afro-Cuban music and mainstream jazz alike. While six of the nine tracks feature his sextet, he adds percussionists Ray Barretto and Wilson “Chembo Corniel on the first tune and goes in for a duet ...

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Gregg August: Late August

Read "Late August" reviewed by Norman Weinstein

In case you've been wondering what other bassist besides Dave Holland is making adventuresome big band recordings, wonder no more. Bassist Gregg August has just released his first disc as a leader--and what a honey of a big band achievement it is. His nine original tunes, and ensemble playing showcasing eleven musicians of extraordinary skill and ...


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