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Lenny Pickett

Lenny Pickett possesses THE Saxophone sound of a generation. LP has been the Bandleader on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (SNL) since 1995, after gaining fame with TOWER OF POWER. His renowned skill in the altissimo (high) register of his Tenor Sax and his relentlessly soulful approach create an inimitable, distinctive voice. Lenny is self-taught - He joined TOP at age 18, and has appeared on-stage and on recordings with many pop and R&B artists like David Bowie, Joe Cocker, Talking Heads, Mariah Carey, Katy Perry, Rod Stewart and Little Feat. Lenny is a professor in the Jazz Studies department at New York University, and, when his schedule permits, performs clinics and concerts worldwide

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Guitarist Joe Caro & The Met Band to release new recording “Every Dog Has His Day” (Innsbruck Records)

Guitarist Joe Caro & The Met Band to release new recording “Every Dog Has His Day” (Innsbruck Records)

When you hear the cover songs on Joe Caro & the Met Band’s Every Dog Has His Day—classics from Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix and Carole King and one Great American Songbook standard—your first thought may very well be, I’ve never heard those songs played like that before! Then it occurs to you that the original compositions ...

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Percussionist/Composer Brian Adler Fuses Eastern Philosophy, Digital Technology, And Improvisation

Percussionist/Composer Brian Adler Fuses Eastern Philosophy, Digital Technology, And Improvisation

NEWS RELEASE from Circavision Productions Percussionist/Composer Brian Adler Fuses Eastern Philosophy, Digital Technology, and Improvisation New Trio and Quintet EPs Convey a Prismatic Vision With two new EPs, percussionist/composer Brian Adler offers listeners beautiful and arrestingly original music via two formations of his newest project: Shankar. On Binary, he performs with the trio, featuring pianist Santiago ...

The Big Beat: Edwin G. Hamilton, Scott Neumann, Donald Edwards, Arthur Vint, Rob Garcia, Jeremy Warren

Read "The Big Beat: Edwin G. Hamilton, Scott Neumann, Donald Edwards, Arthur Vint, Rob Garcia, Jeremy Warren" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

This is a spotlight on drums...a pretty big spotlight. Edwin G. Hamilton The Whole World Must Change Self Produced2016 It's hard enough to find a drummer, much less one who sings. There is Les DeMerle, and he is fine, but, the drummer/singer is a pretty hard chair to fill, ...

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Jeremy Warren: I Can Do All Things

Read "I Can Do All Things" reviewed by Jack Bowers

If the title of drummer Jeremy Warren's debut album sounds a tad hyperbolic, that's because Warren has faced and overcome more than his share of adversity en route to living his dream. As a child, Warren was diagnosed with Stevens-Johnson syndrome, a rare and sometimes deadly disorder of the skin and mucous membranes. Told he might ...

The Prescription

Label: Random Act Records
Released: 2014
Track listing: Busted Again; Alex Foster; XV; The Prescription; Kathy; The Big Wiggle; A Sad State of Affairs; Umo; XVII; What Is Hip?

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Lenny Pickett with the UMO Jazz Orchestra: The Prescription

Read "The Prescription" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Lenny Pickett è stato membro distintivo dei Tower of Power per il decennio 1972-81, direttore musicale della Saturday Night Live Band fino al 1995, collaboratore di David Bowie}}, Elton John, David Byrne, Lenny Kravitz, il gruppo Little Feat e molti altri. Nonostante questo, il sassofonista ha inciso pochissimo a suo nome e questo è appena il ...

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Lenny Pickett: Equal Opportunity Explorer

Read "Lenny Pickett: Equal Opportunity Explorer" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Lenny Pickett is one of those tenor saxophonists who people have heard over and over and, if they're not paying attention, they don't realize it. If they are listening, they will probably pick up on his wailing altissimo phrases and his ballsy, funky sound. He's one of those players, like David Sanborn, who has ...

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Saxophonist Lenny Pickett Releases Second Album Of Storied 40+ Year Career, The Prescription, With Finnish UMO Jazz Orchestra On Random Act Records

Saxophonist Lenny Pickett Releases Second Album Of Storied 40+ Year Career, The Prescription, With Finnish UMO Jazz Orchestra On Random Act Records

It’s remarkable that The Prescription marks only the second album as a leader for Lenny Pickett, the renowned tenor saxophonist and E-flat clarinetist who was a seminal horn- section member of the pop/funk band Tower of Power from 1972-1981, and has been a member of the Saturday Night Live band since 1985 and its musical director ...

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Ryan Keberle: Multicolored Tapestry

Read "Ryan Keberle: Multicolored Tapestry" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Ryan Keberle is a musician with open ears, who listens to all kinds of music with the attitude that in most cases something can be learned from it. He listens as a fan and as a musician. It can be just to enjoy rock, alternative, pop, R&B or blues. But there might be a kernel of ...


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