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Leon Parker consistently shows that less is more by making a great deal of music on a greatly reduced drum set sometimes consisting only of a snare drum, bass drum and a cymbal. Parker started playing drums when he was three and became serious when he was around 11. At 15 he playing in a local youth jazz band, and two years later, he started studying classical percussion. After graduating from high school, Parker moved to New York City, taking lessons with Barry Harris and freelancing. During a regular gig as a leader at Augie's, he began minimizing his drum set, learning to play entire sets using just a cymbal

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MTB - Consenting Adults

Label: Elemental Music
Released: 2021
Track listing: Side A: Belief; Little Melonae I. Side B: Phantasm; Afterglow. Side C: Limbo; Consenting Adults. Side D: From This Moment on; Peace; Little Melonae II.

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Article: Interview

My Conversation with Tom Harrell

Read "My Conversation with Tom Harrell" reviewed by AAJ Staff


We rummaged through our extensive pre-database archive and discovered a May 1999 interview with Tom Harrell, who celebrated his 75th birthday this past week. We published two other interviews with Tom: November 2003 and May 2009. AAJ: Do you recall when you were first exposed to jazz? TH: Well, I was fortunate ...

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News: Recording

'MTB - Consenting Adults,' The Seminal Criss Cross Album Released On 180 Gram Vinyl By Elemental Music

'MTB - Consenting Adults,' The Seminal Criss Cross Album Released On 180 Gram Vinyl By Elemental Music

For the first time ever on vinyl, we edited this beautiful Gatefold 2-LP set with High Quality 180 gram Audiophile Vinyl. Recorded at RPM Studio, New York City on December 26, 1994 and mastered for vinyl and lacquer cutting by the great Bernie Grundman Studios. This celebrated release will be available for the second drop of ...

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News: Music Industry

Record Store Day 2021 Jazz Releases

Record Store Day 2021 Jazz Releases

Since its inception in 2007, Record Store Day has become an important event for record collectors around the world. Every year, limited edition runs of albums from a variety of different genres hit the shelves, and jazz is no exception. There are two 2021 Record Store Day drops planned: one on June 12 and the other ...

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Article: Radio

Leo Parker & Theo Bleckmann

Read "Leo Parker & Theo Bleckmann" reviewed by Joe Dimino


Episode 676 of Neon Jazz is full of modern musicians that continue to give the world quality jazz during a pandemic. It starts with Jacky Terrasson and moves on into the trio known as The Lost Melody. We also hear from singers Theo Bleckmann and the legendary Sheila Jordan. Enjoy the jazz.Playlist Jacky Terrasson ...

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Article: Radio

It Takes Two to Jazz: Part I

Read "It Takes Two to Jazz: Part I" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


This week we focus on the art of the duo. A challenging format as one does neither have the complete freedom of a solo nor the support of a larger band. Yet, in the hands of the right artists, it can produce magical music. Happy listening! Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme ...

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Article: Jazzin' Around Europe

The alpine Saalfelden 2019 experience

Read "The alpine Saalfelden 2019 experience" reviewed by Henning Bolte


Saalfelden? For those who don't already know, it is a small Austrian town in a magnificent alpine landscape in the Pinzgau, 70 km west of Salzburg, famous for its jazz festival in August and January and popular as a vacation and sport area. Character The festival has a great 40-years history having built a ...

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Article: Bailey's Bundles

Ten on Cellar Live

Read "Ten on Cellar Live" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


That crafty Canadian Cory Weeds was onto something with the creation of his Cellar Live and now Cellar Music label. He reveals himself as a man for all seasons in being a confident saxophonist, music historian, and archivist with his new label Reel to Real (in cooperation with that maestro of the catalog, Zev Feldman. With ...

Article: Album Review

Aaron Goldberg: At the Edge of the World

Read "At the Edge of the World" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


A quattro anni di distanza dall'album The Now Aaron Goldberg presenta un sorprendente piano trio, sostituendo il lungo sodalizio col contrabbassista Reuben Rogers e il batterista Eric Harland. I nuovi partner sono Matt Penman e Leon Parker e la sorpresa riguarda proprio quest'ultimo, che ritorna a incidere negli Stati Uniti dopo quasi vent'anni di assenza. Parker ...


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