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Drew Schultz


At the age of 19, Drew entered the music industry as the touring drummer with Motown legends, the Four Tops. He has performed on stage with artists including Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Gladys Knight, The Miracles, Dramatics, Contours, Jerry Butler, Harold Melvin's Blue Notes, and many more. Drew's "Back To Class" project is a series of his own original recordings with 50% of profits benefiting Detroit Public School music programs featuring artists including the Four Tops, members of The Funk Brothers, Melvin Davis, Spyder Turner, Pat Lewis, Carolyn Crawford, Dennis Coffey, Lenny Pickett of Tower of Power / SNL, Joe "Pep" Harris, Chairmen of the Board, Willie Jones, James Jamerson Jr., and Reginald Torian of The Impressions


Article: Out and About: The Super Fans

Meet Clifford Bass

Read "Meet Clifford Bass" reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper

Our newest super fan's first jazz record was The Best of Nat King Cole, which he chose at just ten years old! The bug bit him so hard that, by age 14, he was listening obsessively to A Love Supreme. He is now such a fan of improvisational, in-the-moment performance that he rarely listens to recordings, ...


Article: Beauty, Love and Justice: Living A Coltranian Life

The Gift: Motown Unwrapped

Read "The Gift: Motown Unwrapped" reviewed by Christine Passarella

The Children Are Listening “What are you listening to Christy?" my mother asked. “Cousin Ray gave me this album, it is the group the Temptations," I replied. It was around 1968 and I was continuing to build my record collection at eleven years old. 'I Wish it Would Rain' was spinning on my record player. The ...

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David Kolinski-Schultz

David Kolinski-Schultz is a professional arranger and woodwind performer, and an alumnus of the Arranging and Composition program at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. He has just launched PDQ Music Publishing, and has a number of arrangements available on Sheet Music Plus including charts for Jazz Ensemble, String Quartets, & Brass Quintets. David has arranged for, and performed with, the horn sections of several groups over the years, recently celebrating 30 years with Jimmy and the Soulblazers. David has had the pleasure during his career of opening for and/or backing up such diverse artists as The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, Jerry Lewis, Ray Charles, and Rosemary Clooney

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Benjamin Lee


It all started with a music teacher who needed to add some low end to her third grade orchestra. She picked the tallest kid in the room, who had his big hands wrapped around a cello at the time, and said “Hey! Take a look here, come play this upright bass!” That kid was Benjamin Lee, and once he heard the resonant tones of the largest instrument he had ever seen, he was hooked. Born in Los Angeles, California, Ben grew up in an incredibly diverse soundscape. His first library of music was his father’s record collection, which melded Laurel Canyon sounds with classic rock, folk, jazz, soul, and spirituals

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david joshua


Funk drummer, Brazilian trained percussionist. Studied under Ivo Araujo master rhythmist. Bands include: Manhattan Samba, Samba NY, Gatoritmo. Electronic music composer and producer. Shows include: Carnegie Hall with Wycelff, opening drum band for Gogol Bordello rock tour, Pharrell and the Neptunes Spike TV, Globo Brazil, MTV, Univision, Paul Winter Consort, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Greenwhich village Halloween parade, SOBS nightclub house band for 10 years. Studied at Dubspot music academy NY. Owner of downjazz records. Producer of the funk, Neo-Soul album: Detroit Rising: A Cosmic Jazz Funk Adventure


Article: The Big Question

Presenting Problem

Read "Presenting Problem" reviewed by Duncan Heining

Jazz often appears to exist within its own cultural and artistic paradigm, isolated from other arts and in its own discreet musical corner. Worse still from the perspective of those who would hope to make a living from it, it often seems that more people want to play the music than listen to it or, more ...


Whispers from the Archive

Label: Motown
Released: 2013
Track listing: 1. AMS – 20:45; 02. Shake Your Money Maker – 1:27; 03. Darn My Socks – 8:55; 04. Sundance and Hand Clapping – version I – 1:33; 05. She Made Me Feel Like Glory – Part I – 19:20; 06. Sundance and Hand Clapping – version II – 9:02; 07. She Made Me Feel Like Glory – Part II – 4:37.

Article: Album Review

Juma Sultan's Aboriginal Music Society: Whispers from the Archive

Read "Whispers from the Archive" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Il poli-strumentista Juma Sultan ha accumulato negli anni della sua lunga carriera un enorme archivio sonoro, ora a disposizione delle giovani generazioni, in grado così di documentarsi su una lunga stagione reietta della musica afroamericana, a cavallo tra i '60 e i '70. Fondatore del collettivo a formazione variabile Aboriginal Music Society, sodale di Jimi Hendrix ...


Double Zero

Label: Motown
Released: 2012
Track listing: 01. - 09. Double Zero parts I - IX.


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