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Mace Hibbard

Grammy award winning saxophonist/composer/educator Mace Hibbard has quickly established himself as one of the most exciting and versatile saxophonists on the scene today. As one journalist succinctly commented, "Hibbard is an artist who uses his technical mastery, compositional skills, and informed understanding of the jazz saxophone lineage, to create musical offerings that are truly unique." Born and raised in Waco, Texas, early music lessons included piano and voice until settling on the saxophone at age ten. Mace’s firm grasp of the history of jazz and its standard repertoire comes from the gigs he played with his father - Dave Hibbard, a great trumpet player who was a staple in the Texas jazz scene for years - throughout his teen years

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Guitarist Trey Wright releases solo effort, Begin Again

Guitarist Trey Wright releases solo effort, Begin Again

Atlanta's jazz guitar master Trey Wright has released his latest solo effort, “Begin Again". Mr. Wright puts together a moving group of songs inspired by his recovery from a depressive episode in 2016 and dedicated to ex-band mate the late Carl Lindberg (Squat, Grogus, Ok Skool Trio). ”Begin Again" also features Marc Miller (bass: The Atlanta ...

The Hibbard/Wright Project

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2013
Track listing: Perseverance; Lost; Breach; New Beginning; Change of Pace; All the Little Things; The Cure; The Unknown Conclusion.

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Mace Hibbard: The Hibbard/Wright Project

Read "The Hibbard/Wright Project" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Atlanta-based Grammy Award- winning saxophonist Mace Hibbard has been leading and recording with a formidable quintet for the past ten years while over that same period, Roswell, GA-based guitarist Trey Wright has led the 4-piece Athens/Atlanta-based Squat jazz band and is now leader of his own trio. What they both have in common is a creative ...

Time Gone By

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2011
Track listing: Rude on Purpose; December 18th; Indecision; Hallowed Ground; Always on My Mind; Theme for Dos Lyn; Rememberance of Things Past; Slip and Slide; The Rain King; Time Gone By; La Danza Olvidada; For The Memories We Share.

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Mace Hibbard - Time Gone by (2011)

Mace Hibbard - Time Gone by (2011)

They say everything is bigger in Texas. Waco-born Mace Hibbard cuts an imposing figure, like someone who spent his Friday nights (and perhaps even Saturday afternoons) on the gridiron as a teenager. But to this son of notable Texas trumpet player Dave Hibbard, “big" means the full, dulcet sounds coming out of his saxophone. The younger ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Mace Hibbard: Time Gone By

Read "Time Gone By" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Performing a selection of thoroughly modern jazz, inspired and influenced by the music of Cannonball Adderley, Miles Davis and Branford Marsalis, Atlanta-based saxophonist/composer Mace Hibbard delivers the creative and highly entertaining Time Gone By, his second album as leader and the follow-up to his critically-acclaimed debut, When Last We Met (CDBY, 2007). A ...

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Melvin Jones: Pivot

Read "Pivot" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Melvin Jones offers a variety of musical styles on Pivot, with a selection of modern romp and simmering ballads on this very impressive debut as a leader. For the trumpeter, “pivot" is the defining moment--indeed the turning point--in which different genres come together in one special album. Jones contributes the majority of this thirteen-piece, nearly all ...

When Last We Met

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2007
Track listing: Captain Caveman; When Last We Met; Revered Boots 'n' Ball; Cruisin on Colcord; The Tempest; One for 44; Lullabye for Alex; Town Lake; Better Than Most; Raiders of The Lost Marc; My Prayer.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Mace Hibbard: When Last We Met

Read "When Last We Met" reviewed by John Barron

Atlanta-based saxophonist Mace Hibbard hits the ground running with When We Last Met, an all original collection of hard-driving progressive jazz with contemporary overtones. The disc is imbued with strong lyricism and challenging, yet accessible grooves. Hibbard has a boisterous feel with a seething growl for a tone. His edgy approach on the alto ...


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