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Rhythm Is My Business" is the title of his debut recording as a leader, and rhythm is a booming business as far as Lewis Nash is concerned. He is the drummer of choice for an incredible array of artists - from the masters of the music to the hottest young players of today - and is equally in demand as a clinician and educator. Born in Phoenix, Arizona, Lewis developed an early interest in music and began playing drums at age 10. By age 18, he was performing with local jazz groups. By the time he was 21, Nash had become the "first call" jazz drummer in Phoenix, working with Sonny Stitt, Art Pepper, Red Garland, Lee Konitz, Barney Kessell and Slide Hampton during their engagements in the city. In 1981, Nash moved to New York City and joined the trio of the great jazz vocalist Betty Carter

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Fire In The West

Label: Cellar Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Fire In The West; Fool's Gold; Cascades; Standing Back; Fell Among Thieves; Kyushu; Late Afternoon; Near North; Gone Away; Silver Mine

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Neil Swainson: Fire In The West

Read "Fire In The West" reviewed by Pierre Giroux


It hardly seems possible, but it took thirty-five years for Canadian bassist extraordinaire Neil Swainson to lead a sparkling quintet in this new recording of Swainson original compositions entitled Fire In The West. His prior recording from 1987 was called 49th Parallel and received little attention at the time. However it was re-released as an LP ...

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Take Five with Ron Jackson

Read "Take Five with Ron Jackson" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Meet Ron Jackson: World-renowned, Seven String Jazz Guitarist, composer, and arranger, Ron Jackson has performed, recorded, and taught music in over 30 countries. Jackson is likely the only African American seven-string jazz guitarist alive. His goal is to bring awareness to the instrument through education, music, and events. As a musician, Jackson has been ...

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Reggie Quinerly: New York Nowhere

Read "New York Nowhere" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


Born in Houston, drummer Reggie Quinerly attended his hometown's famous High School of the Performing and Visual Arts. He then moved on to study under such masters as Jimmy Cobb, Lewis Nash, and Kenny Washington in the Masters in Jazz Studies program at Juilliard, and released his debut recording, Music Inspired by Freedmantown (Self Produced, 2012) ...

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Live At The Black Note

Label: Jazznote Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: In Your Own Sweet Way; Just in Time; Prelude to a Kiss; Mode for Love; Josefina; Mount Olive; Life Goes On; Monk in The Mountain; Watermelon Man.

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Bud Powell in the 21st Century

Label: Sunnyside Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Bud Powell in the 21st Century, part I: Choral; Bud Powell in the 21st Century, part II: Continuity; Celia; Tempus Fugit; Five Simple Spells: I. Chorale; Bouncing with Bud; Five Simple Spells: II. Waltz; Wail; Five Simple Spells: III. Chorale; Dance of the Infidels; Five Simple Spells: V. Moderato; 52nd Street Theme; Five Simple Spells: V. Ballad; I'll Keep Loving You; Nobile Paradiso; Un Poco Loco.

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Live at No Black Tie

Label: Jazznote Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: In Your Own Sweet Way; Just in Time; Prelude to a Kiss; Mode for Love (for James Moody); Josefina; Mount Olive (for Eldee Young & Redd Holt); Life Goes On; Monk in the Mountain; Watermelon Man.

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Live At No Black Tie

Label: Jazznote Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: In Your Own Sweet Way; Just in Time; Prelude to a Kiss; Mode for Love; Josefina; Mount Olive; Life Goes On; Monk in The Mountain; Watermelon Man.

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Lewis Nash

Jazz Musician of the Day: Lewis Nash

All About Jazz is celebrating Lewis Nash's birthday today! Rhythm Is My Business" is the title of his debut recording as a leader, and rhythm is a booming business as far as Lewis Nash is concerned. He is the drummer of choice for an incredible array of artists- from the masters of the music to the ...


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