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Lorca Hart

Drummer Lorca Hart grew up in Taos, New Mexico in a musical family. He was exposed to a variety of instruments and musical styles as a child but early on it became clear that the drumset was his passion. In high school he started to perform and focus on Jazz. He attended California Institute of the Arts from 1992-96, studying with Albert "Tootie" Heath, Joe La Barbera, Charlie Haden, Wadada Leo Smith, and many others. Since that time Lorca has worked consistently in a variety of musical situations, performing with many of the West Coast's (and beyond) finest artists including : Ralph Moore, Carmen Lundy, Freddie Hubbard, Calvin Keys, Stanley Jordan, Craig Handy, Kyle Eastwood, Herman Riley, Azar Lawrence, Red Holloway, Plas Johnson, John Heard, Danny Grissett, Justo Almario, Bennie Maupin, Phil Ranelin, Dave Pike, Don Menza, Hugh Masekela, Bobby Rodriguez, the Clayton Brothers, Anthony Wilson, Julian Lage, storyteller/radio personality Joe Frank, actor/musicians Jeff Goldblum and Peter Weller, Ronald Muldrow, and the Cross Hart Jazz Experience (the project that he co-leads with bass player Ryan Cross)

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What's The Hurry

Label: Lower 9th
Released: 2020
Track listing: The Best is Yet to Come; S'Wonderful. Stars Fell on Alabama; I've Got the World on a String; I Ain't Got Nothin' But the Blues; Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered; Invitation; Here's to Life; Sweet Georgia Brown; No More Blues (Chega De Saudade); Smile.

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Colors Of Jazz

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
Track listing: Blues Alliance; Introspection On the 401; Dayne; Here's That Rainy Day; Discoveries; Dew Drop; Mojoe; Duke and Billy; Bye Ya.

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Article: Album Review

The Lorca Hart Trio: Colors Of Jazz

Read "Colors Of Jazz" reviewed by Edward Blanco


West Coast drummer Lorca Hart presents a collection of vibrant traditional jazz on the exciting Colors of Jazz, from the Lorca Hart Trio augmented by saxophonist Ralph Moore. Offering a mix of original compositions with four cover tunes, the canvas of nine sparkling pieces paints a portrait that's far more than pleasing to the ear, it's ...

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Article: Album Review

Phil Ranelin: Phil Ranelin Collected 2003-2019

Read "Phil Ranelin Collected 2003-2019" reviewed by Chuck Koton


One day, in Indianapolis in 1948, a nine year old Phil Ranelin made a fateful visit to his paternal grandmother's home. She was a real music buff and that afternoon, before she went to do some work out back, she told young Phillip, “Any of these records, feel free to play 'em and see what kind ...

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Article: Album Review

Nicolas Bearde: I Remember You: The Music Of Nat King Cole

Read "I Remember You: The Music Of Nat King Cole" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


In 2019, Cole is king. Feted on record by John Pizzarelli, celebrated with a new seven CD set of his early work from Resonance Records, and praised and reappraised from numerous journalistic angles, Nathaniel Adams Coles--better known as Nat King Cole--is receiving the posthumous plaudits he so richly deserves in this, his centennial year. Now, adding ...

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Article: Album Review

Carlos Henrique Pereira: There And Here

Read "There And Here" reviewed by Anya Wassenberg


Multi-instrumentalist Carlos Henrique Pereira offers up an avant take on Brazilian jazz in There And Here. The tracks, all written by Pereira, were inspired by his native Brazil, and many, like “O Choro Do Bebê," directly reference traditional genres (a choro being a traditional song form). Contemporary jazz with an edge of dissonance and ...

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News: Event

Producer Orrin Keepnews To Be Honored At A Memorial Concert At Yoshi's, Oakland, Nov. 29

Producer Orrin Keepnews To Be Honored At A Memorial Concert At Yoshi's, Oakland, Nov. 29

When Orrin Keepnews passed away at his El Cerrito home on March 1, the day before his 92nd birthday, he left behind an unparalleled legacy as a jazz producer, advocate, and entrepreneur. Keepnews’s brilliant career spanned more than 60 years, during which time he founded three forward-thinking labels (Riverside, Milestone, Landmark) and produced hundreds of major ...

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News: Recording

Saxophonist Anton Schwartz's "Flash Mob" Featured on the All About Jazz Home Page

Saxophonist Anton Schwartz's "Flash Mob" Featured on the All About Jazz Home Page

Don't miss one of the best jazz CDs of 2014! Available for a full week on the All About Jazz home page. Look for the Flash Mob SoundCloud player directly under the Featured Stories box Anton Schwartz's first solo release in seven years, Flash Mob, had a long Top Ten run on the U.S. Jazz Radio ...

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News: Recording

Tenor Saxophonist/Composer Anton Schwartz To Release "Flash Mob" Jan. 28

Tenor Saxophonist/Composer Anton Schwartz To Release "Flash Mob" Jan. 28

With Flash Mob, his first new recording in seven years, the expressive and swinging tenor saxophonist/composer Anton Schwartz delivers a disc notable for its well-crafted tunes, riveting ensemble work, and abundance of attitude. Schwartz’s Antonjazz label will release the CD, his fifth since his 1998 debut When Music Calls and first since 2006’s Top 5 radio ...


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