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Marcus Baylor

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Jazz Up Down and Straight Ahead

Label: Swinginback
Released: 2021
Track listing: Back Then True Blood Segment In a New Place Dark Tunnel Bare Bones For Him for Her Switch Up Fort Green Brooklyn Sweet Lorraine Color of Thanks

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Article: SoCal Jazz

Tom Kennedy: Stories From Behind and Beyond The Bass

Read "Tom Kennedy: Stories From Behind and Beyond The Bass" reviewed by Jim Worsley


Tom Kennedy has never considered himself a prospector, but surely has tapped into a goldmine. As if releasing a hotshot new record wasn't enough, the world class jazz and fusion bassist is in compositional bliss with a bevy of new material yet to be recorded. Kennedy and I talk at length about his new writing technique ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Sweet And Low Down

Read "Sweet And Low Down" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


A two hour broadcast with new releases from the legendary Louis Armstrong and His All Stars, guitarists Amanda Monaco and Doug MacDonald, a single from Terri Lyne Carrington + Social Science and vocalists Claudia Villela and Kate Vargas, with birthday shout outs to George Gershwin, Lee Wiley (pictured) and Alison Wedding, among others. Also a preview ...

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Article: Interview

The Baylor Project: A Brand New Day

Read "The Baylor Project: A Brand New Day" reviewed by K. Shackelford


Marcus Baylor's coalescence of various American music styles into his playing has already secured him a spot in the history of post-modern jazz drummers. In the book, The Jazz Book: From Ragtime to the 21st Century (Chicago Review Press, 2009), authors Joachim-Ernst Berendt and Günther Huesmann cite Baylor as one of an exclusive list of drummers ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Saluting the 2019 Jazz Masters Maria Schneider and Bob Dorough

Read "Saluting the 2019 Jazz Masters Maria Schneider and Bob Dorough" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast includes new releases from vocalist Lauren White, pianist Sarah McKenzie and saxophonist Cory Weeds with birthday shout outs to Carmen McRae, Herbie Hancock, Marie Goudy, Marilyn Maye and Barbara Lea, among others, with a nod to the upcoming Jazz Masters Bob Dorough and Maria Schneider. Also who's in town this week and playing the ...

Musician

The Baylor Project

What is "The Baylor Project?" A husband. A wife. An astonishing debut. The Baylor Project featuring Jean Baylor and Marcus Baylor highly anticipated collaboration is steeped in the heart and soul of Jazz. As the children of Pastors, Marcus and Jean's musical roots were planted deep within the church, and it was there that the road was paved for the influence of gospel, blues, soul, and jazz to make it’s mark. Their debut CD "The Journey", released on their own label, Be A Light, topped the Billboard Jazz Chart at Number 8 and a year later garnered 2 GRAMMY® Nominations for BEST JAZZ VOCAL ALBUM and BEST TRADITIONAL R&B PERFORMANCE, solidifying The Baylor Project as an undeniable force

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News: Event

Inaugural Jazz Philadelphia Summit Announced

Inaugural Jazz Philadelphia Summit Announced

During the inaugural Jazz Philadelphia Summit on Nov. 2 and 3, 2018, regional and national jazz luminaries will gather in Center City Philadelphia to honor the city’s deep jazz roots and discuss its future. Musicians, jazz enthusiasts, advocates, funders, and the arts and culture community are gathering at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and ...

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News: Recording

Surprises Abound In New As Is Release “Here’s To Life” Featuring Alan And Stacey Schulman Available February 16, 2018

Surprises Abound In New As Is Release “Here’s To Life” Featuring Alan And Stacey Schulman Available February 16, 2018

Here’s To Life is the newest CD by AS IS, featuring jazz guitarist ALAN SCHULMAN and jazz vocalist STACEY SCHULMAN. The CD is an eclectic mix of tunes that showcases Stacey’s versatile vocal stylings and Alan’s soulful acoustic and electric jazz guitar playing. Their debut CD, A Love Like Ours, was a duo project that hit ...

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Article: Live Review

Skip Norris Memorial Concert at Paul Robeson Performing Arts Theater

Read "Skip Norris Memorial Concert at Paul Robeson Performing Arts Theater" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan


Skip Norris Memorial Concert Paul Robeson Performing Arts Theater Detroit, Michigan June 9, 2017 The old saying goes that we all die twice; once when we take our last breath and then a second time when our name isn't spoken anymore. It is highly unlikely that the name of Wesley “Skip" ...


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