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Michael Wolff

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Michael Wolff is a genuine hipster -- a Manhattan-based family man and internationally acclaimed pianist-composer-bandleader who returns to his roots with the release of his eleventh album, 'jazz, JAZZ, jazz'. This soulful, instrumental collection is everything fans have come to embrace in Wolff's virtuoso jazz piano playing. A baby boomer in his prime, Wolff is renown for his old school jazz roots, melodically fresh and rhythmically compelling multi-keyboard style, and ever-expanding media presence. A New Orleans native who’s father taught him blues on piano before he began classical lessons at age eight, Michael also grew up in Memphis and Berkeley, California, getting his first significant professional gig when he was 19 from Latin jazz vibist Cal Tjader

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Live at Vitellos

Label: Sunnyside Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Ballad Noir; Lagniappe; Fall; Falling Down; The Conversation; Nefertiti; Loft Funk.

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Article: Radio

Gretchen Parlato, Shabaka Hutchings, Francois Lana, Artemis & More

Read "Gretchen Parlato, Shabaka Hutchings, Francois Lana, Artemis & More" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


There's too much great music to squeeze into two hours a week of Mondo Jazz. Here's a mixtape to share more gems from Roxana Amed; Gretchen Parlato; Lionel Loueke; Artemis; James Brandon Lewis; Francois Lana; Ron Miles; Michael Wolff; Francesco Bearzatti; Shabaka Hutchings; Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah. Happy listening! Playlist Roxana Amed ...

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Article: Radio

Soojin Suh, Damon Locks, Gretchen Parlato, Daniele Sepe & Other New Releases

Read "Soojin Suh, Damon Locks, Gretchen Parlato, Daniele Sepe & Other New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


This week we feature plenty of jazz for social justice, exciting piano players and young ensembles, unearthed live gems that are coming out during these COVID times both to remind us of the power of live music and to remedy the lack of new live recordings, and the album that confirms Gretchen Parlato's role in the ...

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Article: Album Review

Michael Wolff: Live at Vitellos

Read "Live at Vitellos" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


As time stretches the fabric of reality, what with venues closed or operating under incredibly restrictive mandates since March of 2020, it's starting to feel like it's been a decade since we've been able to gather in the quiets of a club to take in a rapturous set of music. So it's only fitting that this ...

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Wolff Clark Dorsey Play Sgt. Pepper

Label: Jazz Avenue 1 Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: With a Little Help from My Friends; Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds; A Day in the Life; She's Leaving Home; Within You Without You; Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band; Lovely Rita; When I'm Sixty-Four.

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News: Recording

Pianist Michael Wolff, Drummer Mike Clark and Bassist Leon Lee Dorsey take on the iconic Beatles’ classic, 'Sgt. Pepper'

Pianist Michael Wolff, Drummer Mike Clark and Bassist Leon Lee Dorsey take on the iconic Beatles’ classic, 'Sgt. Pepper'

It was 53 years ago today, May 26, 1967, when the Beatles released the seminal Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. It has been hailed a milestone ("a joyful revelation," “the definitive Beatles album"), considered one of their best at the time of its release, and ranked “the greatest album of all time by Rolling Stone's ...

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Article: Radio

Vanessa Perica, Immanuel Wilkins, Steve Cardenas & More New Releases

Read "Vanessa Perica, Immanuel Wilkins, Steve Cardenas & More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Spectacular debut releases by Vanessa Perica, Immanuel Wilkins and Micah Thomas; international and inter-generataional collaborations between Marcin Wasilewski and Joe Lovano, and among Juhani Aaltonen, Jonas Kullhammar, Christian Meaas Svendsen, Ilmari Heikinheimo; three bands, lead by Michael Wolff, Steve Cardenas and Dave Glasser, revolving around the thick and catchy pulse of Ben Allison's bass and much ...

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Miles Davis & Erroll Garner

Read "Miles Davis & Erroll Garner" reviewed by Joe Dimino


This week we open with an illuminating conversation with legendary percussionist Munyungo Jackson in which we also touched upon his mentor Miles Davis. We then feature music by Kansas City saxophonist Todd Wilkinson and new releases by Michael Wolff and Kat Vokes, whom we interviewed a few days ago. Thanks for listening! Playlist Munyungo ...

Album

Swirl

Label: Sunnyside Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: Allison; Metairie; Jenny; Tough Ashkenazi; Angel Eyes; The Detective's Wife; Goodbye Too Late; I Didn't Know What Time It Was; Swirl


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