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Mike Abbott

Mike has performed and/or recorded with The Rolling Stone’s horn section, Randy Brecker, Maria Schneider, Jeff Hamilton, John Clayton, Chie Imaizumi, Sammy Davis Jr., Burt Bacharach, Paul Schaffer, Joey Calderazzo, and Marc Copeland. After earning his Music Degree in 1988 at the University of Miami in Florida, he moved to New York City and started playing clubs, touring the US and Europe, and recording. In 2012, Mike’s book, The Guitar and Amp Sourcebook, was published by Harper Collins Publishers. This 450-page tome provides an insider’s look into the who, what, where, when, and how of guitar and amplifier development from the dawn of the 20th century to the present day


Light and The Muse

Label: none
Released: 2018
Track listing: Fall, Pinocchio, Laura, Bye John , The Prowler, Body and Soul, Turn Out the Stars, Waltz for Debby


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Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra: Invitation

Read "Invitation" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Here's how to make sure a five-star big-band album receives a four-star review: assemble a group of the finest musicians within a stone's throw or two of the chosen locale, place them in a recording studio, hand them superlative charts to read --then add vocals. In this case three of same, pretty much undermining what is ...


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Jim Stranahan Little Big Band: Migration to Higher Ground

Read "Migration to Higher Ground" reviewed by Edward Blanco

The big band sounds gets an infusion of swing and swagger on Migration to Higher Ground, a session of high-octane straight ahead jazz from Jim Stranahan's dynamic Little Big Band. The album has Denver-based saxophonist and educator Jim Stranahan leading a twelve-piece ensemble comprised of some of the best players in Colorado gyrating through six big ...


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