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Matt Pavolka

Matt Pavolka is, like, a dude who plays the bass. Some people think that he's totally awesome. He started out as a trombonist but couldn't take the derision. He thought chicks would dig him if he played the bass. He had it confused with the guitar. He is a redneck from the State of Indiana. He was born in Muncie. His parents went to college there with David Letterman. He grew up in Bloomington. Not far from there is a town called Raccoon, and another one called Needmore. He went to Berklee College of Music in Boston, mostly to get the hell out of Indiana. He played a lot of music there

New Aurora

Label: ears&eyes Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Dle Yaman / Portrait of a Postman; This is Only The Beginning; Aurora; Primo; Colorado Yeta; Scottie (33); The Morning After; Chinar Es; Mountains; Ask me Now.

Little Pieces

Label: Chant Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: 1. Gall 2. Quilombo 3. Conundrum 4. Enneadic 5. Hoodwink 6. Imbued

In Flight

Label: Red Piano Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: In Flight; Way Off; Pundit; When I'm in Your Arms Once MOre; Case in Point; Alfie's Lullaby.

Long Forms

Label: Intakt Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Layas Lines; Casado; Kayeda; Scent; Groupings; Musique Anodine.

Touch & Go

Label: Soliterra Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: What'll I Do; Wichita Lineman; The Man I Love; Make Believe; Leaves Of Absence; Help! ; I Could Get Used To This; The Way To You; Touch & Go; Where Is Love?; You Only Live Twice; Help! (Alternate Take).

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Gabe Terracciano: A Constant State Of Arriving

Read "Gabe Terracciano: A Constant State Of Arriving" reviewed by Ian Patterson

It may seem strange that a jazz violinist should admit to hating jazz violin, but Gabe Terracciano is not your run-of-the-mill jazz violinist. For starters, what other jazz violinist plays Ornette Coleman tunes in a bluegrass band? Nor are there too many jazz violinists who have taken first prize at an old-time fiddle competition, toured Ghana ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Susan Tobocman: Touch & Go

Read "Touch & Go" reviewed by Troy Dostert

A triple-threat musician with significant talent as a vocalist, composer and arranger, Susan Tobocman's path to jazz was an unconventional one. Her early interest in poetry led to a scholarship that took her from her hometown, Detroit, to New York, for study at Columbia University. That in turn led to an interest in musical theater, followed ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Vocalist, Composer, Lyricist Susan Tobocman Releases 'Touch & Go' July 31st On Soliterra Records

Vocalist, Composer, Lyricist Susan Tobocman Releases 'Touch & Go' July 31st On Soliterra Records

Touch & Go, the newest release by Susan Tobocman, is a showcase for the admired vocalist’s considerable talents as a composer, lyricist, and arranger. The album is a collection of Tobocman’s original compositions, well-known standards, and tunes off-the-beaten jazz track. This is Tobocman’s fourth CD as a leader and follows Love from Detroit (2019), Live from ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

William Parker, Gonçalo Marques & More

Read "William Parker, Gonçalo Marques & More" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

Back in 2017, one of the great quartets was in a celebratory mood over the release of a new recording, so they booked the Shapeshifter Lab in New York for their record release party. Someone had the smarts to record those musical proceedings and the results are a new album by bassist William Parker and In ...


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