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Makanda Ken McIntyre

World-renowned multi-instrumentalist, composer, orchestrator and educator Makanda Ken McIntyre was a tireless musical innovator for nearly half a century, with 12 albums and more than 600 compositions and arrangements to his credit. His works include compositions for woodwind quartets, chamber ensembles, jazz bands, and full orchestra, as well as hundreds of lead sheets. He composed ballads, calypsos, bebop, avant-garde and the blues. Makanda was known primarily for leading his own ensembles — performing on alto saxophone, flute, bass clarinet, oboe and bassoon — and being proficient on more than 16 instruments, including bass, drums and piano

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Roberto Magris Trio: One Night In With Hope And More… Vol. 2

Read "One Night In With Hope And More… Vol. 2" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Italian pianist Roberto Magris has always had an affinity for the classic jazz trio format and the bebop sound which, he documents so well on the previous One Night In With Hope and More...Vol. 1 (J-Mood Records, 2012), the first session of an originally planned two-set project. The eagerly anticipated follow up part-two, comes to light ...

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Take Five With Joseph Daley

Read "Take Five With Joseph Daley" reviewed by Joseph Daley

Meet Joseph Daley: After nearly 40 years of recognition as one of the consummate sidemen on the adventurous music scene with remarkable artists like Sam Rivers, Carla Bley, Gil Evans, Charlie Haden, Taj Mahal, and many more, Joseph Daley stunned musicians and fans alike with his brilliant CD, The Seven Deadly Sins (Jaro, 2010). The ...

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"On the Edge: Exploring the Creative Music Scene" Musician Panel on May 4th for Jazz Week from JazzBoston

"On the Edge: Exploring the Creative Music Scene" Musician Panel on May 4th for Jazz Week from JazzBoston

Top-flight musicians Dave Bryant, Tom Hall, John Kordalewski, and Neil Leonard carry on a lively conversation about current trends, with performances by the presenters at the Boston Public Library between 6 and 8pm in the Boston Room. Dave worked with Ornette Coleman in Prime Time and has been contributing to the quality of musical life here ...

In the Wind

Label: Passin' Thru Records
Released: 2005
Track listing: Peas 'n' Rice; Home; Charshee; Black Sugar Cane; Chitlins & Cavyah; Mambooga; Blanche; Puunti; Chasing the Sun; Eileen; Amy.

In The Wind: The Woodwind Quartets

Label: Passin' Thru Records
Released: 2005
Track listing: Peas 'n' Rice; Home; Charshee; Black Sugar Cane; Chitlins & Cavyah; Mambooga; Blanche; Puunti; Chasing the Sun; Eileen; Amy

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Makanda Ken McIntyre: In the Wind

Read "In the Wind" reviewed by Rex  Butters

In the Wind adds a much-needed title to the sadly thin discography of tireless educator, wind master, innovator, composer, and African American music activist Makanda Ken McIntyre. The late McIntyre counted several remarkable classics among his recorded works, including Cecil Taylor's Unit Structures, performances with Charlie Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra, Beaver Harris, and an appearance on ...

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Makanda Ken McIntyre: In The Wind: The Woodwind Quartets

Read "In The Wind: The Woodwind Quartets" reviewed by Kurt Gottschalk

In his final years, multi-reedist Makanda Ken McIntyre was fond of saying in concert that a piece was off his last album, which came out more than twenty years prior. He would laugh, but the joke pointed out how criminally underdocumented he was during his life. In June 2001, that industry oversight was finally corrected with ...

In the Wind: The Woodwind Quartets

Label: Passin' Thru Records
Released: 2004
Track listing: Peas 'n' Rice; Home; Charshee; Black Sugar Cane; Chitlins & Cavyah; Mambooga; Blanche; Puunti; Chasing the Sun; Eileen; Amy.


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