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Nat Reeves

During the past 40 years, Nat Reeves has been one of the top bassists in jazz. His supportive and stimulating playing has uplifted a countless number of sessions and recording dates (most notably with the great altoists Jackie McLean and Kenny Garrett) and he has led his own CD State of Emergency. Both as a performer and an educator, he has made a strong impact on the jazz world. Nat Reeves was born and raised in Lynchburg, Virginia. “My grandfather played the banjo, mandolin and guitar. One day I picked up his guitar and started playing the bass part. He noticed and, for my 16th birthday, he bought me an electric bass.” Nat had grown up hearing bluegrass, rock and soul records but did not get an opportunity to listen to jazz until he was already a bassist

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Article: Live Review

Jazz At The Joint: Nat Reeves

Read "Jazz At The Joint: Nat Reeves" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Nat Reeves Jazz At The Joint North Little Rock, AR April 11, 2021 The April 2022 edition of Ted Ludwig's “Jazz At The Joint" welcomed Hartford, Connecticut-centered bassist Nat Reeves to The Joint's stage in North Little Rock, Arkansas. Reeves has spent the last 40 years performing and recording with the ...

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Article: Journey into Jazz

Record Store Day April 2022 Jazz Releases

Read "Record Store Day April 2022 Jazz Releases" reviewed by Kyle Simpler


April 23, 2022 marks the fifteenth anniversary of Record Store Day. Over the years, RSD has grown from a small once-a-year experience to multiple events depending on the year. Each RSD drop features limited-edition vinyl releases, which are popular among collectors. More importantly, though, RSD draws attention to independent record stores, many of whom have flourished ...

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You Are There

Label: Whaling City Sound
Released: 2021
Track listing: Dearly Beloved; Inside A Silent Tear; Let's Eat Home; You Are There; How Deep Is The Ocean; You'll See; The Shadow Of Your Smile; Autumn Leaves; Alone At Last; Never Let Me Go; I Hear Music/How High The Moon; My Old Friend

Article: Album Review

Eric Alexander: Leap of Faith

Read "Leap of Faith" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Eric Alexander è uno dei massimi tenoristi della sua generazione. In oltre quaranta dischi da leader e un centinaio di collaborazioni, ha evidenziato piena adesione al modern mainstream, privilegiando l'esibizione in quartetti o quintetti con la tipica sezione ritmica comprendente un pianista (spesso il suo mentore Harold Mabern) o talvolta un chitarrista (Pat Martino o Peter ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New releases and a special focus on albums from Diane Roblin and Chelsea McBride

Read "New releases and a special focus on albums from Diane Roblin and Chelsea McBride" reviewed by Bob Osborne


Another show packed with new music with a focus on new releases from Diane Roblin and Chelsea McBride. Diane Roblin's spirited debut release Reconnect made the jazz charts and received airplay around the globe. Now she offers a second album of high energy music from the heart entitled Life Force featuring an explosive six piece band. ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Music from Lauren Lee, Eric Wyatt, Manuel Dunkel and More

Read "New Music from Lauren Lee, Eric Wyatt, Manuel Dunkel and More" reviewed by Bob Osborne


This week we feature loads of new releases, including music from Lauren Lee, Eric Wyatt, Manuel Dunkel and Mark Fox. Playlist Eric Wyatt “Bud Powell" from The Golden Rule, For Sonny (Whaling City Sound ) 00:00 fo mo deep “Move On Up" from Szygy (RH Media) 09:10 Lauren Lee “Windowsill" from Windowsill (ears&eyes ...

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Article: Album Review

Jim Snidero & Jeremy Pelt: Jubilation!

Read "Jubilation!" reviewed by Jack Bowers


The complete title of this splendid album by alto saxophonist Jim Snidero and trumpeter Jeremy Pelt's New York-based quintet is Jubilation! Celebrating Cannonball Adderley. In other words, honoring the life and music of one of the jazz world's most illustrious altos, a consummate artist (and showman) who ranks alongside Bird, Stitt, Pepper, Konitz, Desmond, Woods, McLean ...

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Article: Live Review

Pharoah Sanders at SFJAZZ

Read "Pharoah Sanders at SFJAZZ" reviewed by Harry S. Pariser


Pharoah Sanders SFJAZZ San Francisco, CA September 22, 2017 As a senior statesmen of the saxophone, Pharoah Sanders requires no introduction to jazz afficianados. Nor is he a stranger to San Francisco's jazz scene: He has lived just across the bay, having resided in jny: Oakland after high school. Chances these ...

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Take Five with Mike Casey

Read "Take Five with Mike Casey" reviewed by Mike Casey


About Mike Casey Saxophonist, songwriter, and teaching artist Mike Casey has been a fixture on the jny: Hartford jazz scene and beyond since 2011, when he began attending the acclaimed Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz at the University of Hartford's Hartt School. In 2015, Mike was one of 24 young jazz composers worldwide chosen ...


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