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Steve Grover: Variations

Read "Variations" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Sessant'anni, nativo del Maine, Steve Grover è qui alla testa del proprio quartetto (voce e piano trio), su cui s'innestano a turno i quattro fiati, generando cinque quintetti (senza la tromba e sempre con un solo sax) e sei sestetti (appunto con la tromba aggiunta a un unico sax alla volta). Il risultato è di una ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Sue Sheriff: Better Than Anything

Read "Better Than Anything" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

It was in one of those art pieces often used to close an hour out on National Public Radio where a jazz vocalist was being interviewed about the durability and longevity of the “Great American Songbook." The singer remarked that as long as listeners age and have life experience, the standards composed between 1920 and 1960 ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Noted Jazz Flutist Peter H. Bloom To Perform With Guitarist Mark Leighton In Maine, August 2014

Noted Jazz Flutist Peter H. Bloom To Perform With Guitarist Mark Leighton In Maine, August 2014

Flutist Peter H. Bloom and guitarist Mark Leighton, acclaimed for their virtuosity and versatility, will perform up-tempo jazz standards by Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Hoagy Carmichael and other legendary tunesmiths in Islesboro (August 14 at 7:30 pm), West Kennebunk (August 17 at 3:00 pm) and Old York Harbor Maine (August 17 at 7:30 pm). ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Arborea: Fortress of the Sun

Read "Fortress of the Sun" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

This duo from Maine casts a post-psychedelic, homespun folk vibe with a few subtle twists, signaling a nouveau spin on bands such as '70s British folk denizen Pentangle, and a classic Haight-Ashbury trippy street fair. Featuring sustainable and impressive compositions, Shanti Curran's virtuous vocals impart a spell of transcendental wonderment, sprinkled with dreamy atmospherics.

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In Ears 'n' Eyes With Matt Langley At The Dance Hall On March 9th In Kittery Maine

In Ears 'n' Eyes With Matt Langley At The Dance Hall On March 9th In Kittery Maine

In Ears ‘n’ Eyes is a visual and auditory sensation that will treat ones ears ‘n’ eyes to new conversations in jazz idioms on Saturday March 9th between 7 and 9:30pm at The Dance Hall in Kittery Maine. This season’s In Ears ‘n’ Eyes fuses combinations of painting, song, poetry, modal, tonal, bebop and classically inspired ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Jazz Fans Can Start Bopping Again

Jazz Fans Can Start Bopping Again

Just three weeks ago, it looked like the end of the road for the Portland Jazz Festival. As the event’s organizers explained, a major sponsor had pulled out, leaving them with no choice but to pull the plug on the five-year-old event, which had attracted so much favorable attention — not to mention tourist dollars — ...

NEWS: RECORDING

New CD from the Steve Grover Quintet "Between Now and After"

New CD from the Steve Grover Quintet "Between Now and After"

Drummer/composer/bandleader Steve Grover announces the release of his latest CD “Between Now And After". The music features a quintet comprised of David Wells, tenor saxophone; Tim Sessions, trombone; Tony Gaboury, guitar; Chris Van Voorst Van Beest, bass; and Steve Grover, drums. All of the compositions are originals written by Steve Grover, the 1994 winner of The ...

NEWS: RECORDING

New CD "The Garden Above" from David Wells, Tony Gaboury, and Steve Grover

New CD "The Garden Above" from David Wells, Tony Gaboury, and Steve Grover

On October 20, 2006, Invisible Music Records will release the new CD of the jazz collective featuring saxophonist David Wells, guitarist Tony Gaboury, and drummer Steve Grover, entitled The Garden Above (IM-2037). This recording features original compositions, standards, and jazz compositions, including a unique interpretation of the Sonny Rollins extended piece “Freedom Suite". The music of ...

NEWS: EVENT

Chris Humphrey and Matt Wilson in Portland, Maine, October 15

Chris Humphrey and Matt Wilson in Portland, Maine, October 15

JAZZ SINGER CHRIS HUMPHREY AND DRUMMER MATT WILSON @ STARBIRD'S, PORTLAND Internationally renowned jazz artist, Matt Wilson will perform with jazz singer Chris Humphrey at the Starbird Recital Hall in Portland with Martin Wind on bass, Matt Langley on saxophones, and Mark Shilansky on piano. Starbird's Recital Hall, 525 Forest Ave, Portland Maine Sunday, ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Trumpeter Eddie Gale & trombonist Dick Griffin bring avant-garde sounds to New England

Trumpeter Eddie Gale & trombonist Dick Griffin bring avant-garde sounds to New England

Eddie Gale & Dick Griffin with Equal Time - Two Shows in Maine! Monday, October 2nd - 7:30pm Railroad Square Cinema 17 Railroad Square Waterville, ME $10 admission at door Tuesday, October 3rd - 7:30pm Studio AC at the Wentworth-Dennett School 78 ...


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