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Mark Vickness: Places

Read "Places" reviewed by Andrew J. Sammut

Inspired by rock gods such as Jimi Hendrix and studying with the likes of Mel Powell, guitarist/composer Mark Vickness uses powerful technique and sophisticated harmony to explore texture and mood on “Prince William Sound." Comparisons with a body of water aren't cliche: a pensive six-note motif flows in gradually, surfaces over a subtle ground pulse, then ...


Mel Powell: Four Classic Albums Plus

Label: Avid Records UK
Released: 2012
Track listing: CD1: Borderline; Makin’ Whoopie; What’s New; Quin and Sonic; If Dreams Come True; Cross Your Heart; Avalon; Thingamagig; You’re My Thrill; Button Up Your Overcoat; Do-Que-Dee; Bouquet; Ain’t She Sweet; Take Me In Your Arms; California, Here I Come; Gone With the Wind; Bunny Hug; Pennies From Heaven; Stopming at the Savoy; When You’re Lover Has Gone. CD2: Cooch; Beale St. Blues; Three Little Words; You’re Lucky To Me; Liza; The Best Thing For You Would Be Me; Rosetta; Ezz-May; My Last Millionaire; Everything I’ve Got; Firebug; Easy Swing; Soon; When Did You Leave Heaven; ‘S Wonderful; It’s Been So Long; I Must Have That Man; You’re Lucky To Me; Anything Goes; Hallelujah; There’s a Small Hotel; Way Down Yonder In New Orleans.


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Mel Powell: Four Classic Albums Plus

Read "Mel Powell: Four Classic Albums Plus" reviewed by David Rickert

Mel PowellFour Classic Albums PlusAvid Records2012 Mel Powell replaced Teddy Wilson in the piano chair in the Benny Goodman band, took over the Glenn Miller Orchestra after the leader's demise, and followed both gigs with a career in the studios as a pianist and arranger. Then in the ...


Article: Big Band Caravan

Bob Mintzer Big Band / Bob Wilber and the Tuxedo Big Band / Joe Chambers Moving Pictures Orchestra

Read "Bob Mintzer Big Band / Bob Wilber and the Tuxedo Big Band / Joe Chambers Moving Pictures Orchestra" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Bob Mintzer Big BandFor the MomentMCG Jazz2012 Anyone who has followed Bob Mintzer's career knows that the multi-talented saxophonist / educator has always had a special place in his heart for music from south of the border (he even recorded a big-band album, Latin from Manhattan, back in ...


Article: Album Review

Artistry Jazz Group and Friends: Tribute!

Read "Tribute!" reviewed by Chris Mosey

An absolute gem, featuring some of the best players in Scandinavia in an extremely well thought-out program of music, paying tribute to “musicians and artists who shaped new sounds and ideas." It's the brainchild of independent record producer Torgil Rosenberg and pianist Jan Lundgren. Three top Swedish musicians, Peter Asplund on trumpet, Klas ...



Blue Skies

Featuring the music of Mel Powell
Duration: 2:50

1942 arrangement with lengthy piano solo by Mel Powell. The track also features clarinet by apparently one "Shoeless" John Jackson, actually Benny Goodman.

Out On A Limb

Label: Telarc
Released: 0


You Go To My Head / There's A Small Hotel

Label: Telarc
Released: 0


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