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Marty Ballou

Coming up through the ranks in the final decades of the 20th century, Marty Ballou kept an open mind and opened his ears to the joys and possibilities of every musical opportunity which presented itself to the young bassist. He became equally adept on the upright bass violin and the electric bass guitar and his massive body of work, in the studio and on the stage, stands him alongside the all-time greats on both instruments. Marty is at the top of the list of New England’s “first-call” bassists. Highly regarded nationally for his work in the jazz and blues fields, he is equally at home in other genres including folk, rock, pop and Americana.


The Voice of Clark Terry

Label: Phreydom Music
Released: 2022
Track listing: One Foot In The Gutter; Digits; Bayside Cookout;To Pres; Pint Of Bitter; Co-op; Sheba; Serenade To A Bus Seat; Cote D’Azur; Chat Qui Peche; Cruising;The Snapper.


Song of the Day

The Snapper

Label: Phreydom Music
Released: 2022
Duration: 06:26



Label: self-produced
Released: 2021
Track listing: Rocky Mountain High; If I Needed You; Fall Into You; In the Still of the Night; You Are There; One For My Baby; The Dark Side; Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye; Deciding Where To Land; The Summer Knows; Grow; Rocky Mountain High (Outro)


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The State of The Saxophone Trio: Dan Moretti, Domenic Landolf, Jacob Duncan

Read "The State of The Saxophone Trio: Dan Moretti, Domenic Landolf, Jacob Duncan" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

There is something Baroque about jazz ensembles lacking a piano or guitar as a harmony instrument . Their absence frees previously occupied sonic space for other uses. The format also sets up a more pronounced contrapuntal interplay between the remaining players. The saxophone trio has become quite mainstream since Sonny Rollins blew into the Village Vanguard ...


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