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Marlon Patton

Born and raised in Georgia, Marlon Patton is a New York-based drummer and music producer/engineer. Hailing from a long line of drummers dating back to his grandfather, Phil Patton who played in the Chicago big band circuit, Marlon keeps his schedule interesting and packed full of all types of music. He is the first call for so many musicians not just because of his impeccable time, but because of the incredible musicality of what he delivers. He plays within a huge dynamic range, making him the perfect match for quiet piano jazz performances to hard- hitting rock gigs. He can play with everything from precision to reckless abandon and make it truly his own

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The Upside of Down

Label: Ropeadope
Released: 2021
Track listing: The Smudge; Pretty Eyes, Pretty Smile; Ose Shalom; Time After Time; The First Night Home; Pure Imagination; The Last Time I Saw You; Funny Girl; The Upside Of Down; Days Of Wine And Roses; Don't Forget To Love Yourself; Gus Gus; Like Someone In Love; Nina Never Knew.

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Battle Cry

Label: Airborne Ecstasy, LLC
Released: 2020
Track listing: Bali Hai; Sack Full of Dreams; Gettysburg Address; Abraham, Martin & John; America the Beautiful; Strange Fruit; Hear My Battle Cry; Pledge of Allegiance; America the Beautiful Reprise.

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News: Recording

EJ Hughes And His Emotional Vampire Sessions on Blue Canoe Records

EJ Hughes And His Emotional Vampire Sessions on Blue Canoe Records

EJ Hughes is back in the light with his riveting Blue Canoe Records release The Emotional Vampire Sessions, a followup to his 2005 release on Blue Canoe Something to Say. The Saxophonist has traveled extensively performing in many genres with a passion and deep-rooted training in jazz, classical, and contemporary music. Mr. Hughes has taught, performed, ...

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News: Recording

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 ...

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Article: Live Review

Kevin Bales's Beyond The Neighborhood: The Music Of Fred Rogers at Jazz Corner

Read "Kevin Bales's Beyond The Neighborhood: The Music Of Fred Rogers at Jazz Corner" reviewed by Martin McFie


Kevin Bales with Keri Johnsrud The Jazz Corner Hilton Head Island, SC November 16-17, 2018 Fred Rogers was best known for his pre-school television series “Mister Roger's Neighborhood" which ran for over fifty years, but he was also a gifted musician, winner of a Grammy award, composer of hundreds of ...

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Article: Bailey's Bundles

Seven Women 2018 – Part VI

Read "Seven Women 2018 – Part VI" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Jazz vocals remains a vibrant and productive subgenre as evidenced by this spate of recent releases. Diane Marino Soul Serenade: The Gloria Lynne Project M&M Records 2018 Singer Gloria Lynne had a long and productive career, one that remained unjustly in the shade, deserving of the attention that ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Jazzing Up Childhood Memories

Read "Jazzing Up Childhood Memories" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


Jazz musicians today sometimes draw on all sorts of popular culture for inspiration, including the television shows they grew up with. Here are two fine examples. The Flying Horse Big Band The Bat Swings! Flying Horse Records 2018 The University of Central Florida's Flying Horse Big Band presents a ...

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Article: Album Review

The Ted Howe Jazz Orchestra: Pinnacle

Read "Pinnacle" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Big bands come at the listener from a variety of angles these days, some more aslant than others. On Pinnnacle, Los Angeles-based composer / arranger / pianist Ted Howe covers all the bases, navigating his thirteen-piece orchestra through styles ranging from swing to funk, Latin to tone poem, often with classical undertones. Howe gives credit for ...

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Article: Album Review

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 ...


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