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Nathan Eklund

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NYC based trumpeter Nathan Eklund has played with Dafnis Prieto, Phil Woods, Ron Carter, Jimmy Heath, Roy Hargrove, Christian McBride, Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Mingus Big Band, Darcy James Argue's Secret Society, Pedro Giraudo, Chuck Loeb, Roseanna Vitro, among others. He earned Jazz Performance degrees from William Paterson University (B.M.) and New Jersey City University (M.M.), under the tutelage of trumpeters Joe Magnarelli, Scott Wendholt, Dave Rogers & Bud Burridge. He has released five albums as a leader and recorded on countless more as a sideman, including Dafnis Prieto's 2018 Grammy winning Back To The Sunset. ​ Nathan was born near Seattle, Washington and began his musical journey by studying piano at the age of six

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A Lotus in the Mud

Label: Outside in Music
Released: 2022
Track listing: Retrospections; Time Is Money; I Can’t Imagine a Happy Life without You; Honorary Whites; Skylark; A Lotus in the Mud.

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Clear Line

Label: Yestereve Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Visualization of Interior Spaces; Ligne Claire; Stacked Volumes; Sixth Intro; Sixth; Hergé: Vision and Blindness; Moebius and Mucha; Line Drawings of Paul Rudolph; Clear Line.

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Article: Album Review

Dafnis Prieto Big Band: Back to the Sunset

Read "Back to the Sunset" reviewed by Jack Bowers


The alliance of Latin music and American jazz ripened on these shores more than seventy years ago, nourished by pioneers such as Mario Bauza, Chano Pozo, Dizzy Gillespie, Machito, Tito Puente and others. It has been carried forward and enhanced since then by a succession of remarkable innovators including in recent years the Cuban-born drummer Dafnis ...

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Article: Interview

Walt Weiskopf: All About the Sound

Read "Walt Weiskopf: All About the Sound" reviewed by Bob Kenselaar


What is it that drives Walt Weiskopf? It's all about the music, all about the sound.He's reached a large audience in ten years of touring with Steely Dan. He's written a half dozen books on jazz improvisation techniques and methods, and he's taught at the Eastman School of Music, Temple University and New Jersey ...

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Article: Album Review

Scott Reeves Jazz Orchestra: Portraits and Places

Read "Portraits and Places" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Scott Reeves formed his splendid New York-based orchestra eight years ago, in 2008, and while Portraits and Places marks its recorded debut, Reeves spent a number of years before that sharpening his composing and arranging skills at the highly regarded BMI Jazz Composers Workshop where he received tutelage and counsel from Manny Albam, Mike Abene, Jim ...

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Article: Catching Up With

Ron Aprea's Tribute to John Lennon

Read "Ron Aprea's Tribute to John Lennon" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello


We recently caught up with saxophonist, composer/arranger and educator/clinician, Ron Aprea and spoke with him about recent activities and his current recording project--his personal John Lennon/Beatles tribute. All About Jazz: The last half of 2013 and the time so far in 2014 have been quite positive for you. Let me ask you first ...

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Article: Take Five With...

Take Five With Steve Myerson

Read "Take Five With Steve Myerson" reviewed by Steve Myerson


Meet Steve Myerson: Steve Myerson has performed, recorded, and/or toured with The Stylistics, Christian McBride, Frank Lacy of The Jazz Messengers, Gianni Russo, Grover Washington, Jr. Sony Grosso, and worked as a Program Manager for Jazz House Kids. Myerson's film credits including arranging music and performing for the film Brooklyn Lobster, which stars Danny Aiello ...

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Two As One

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Label: OA2 Records
Released: 0
Duration: 6:29

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Article: From Far and Wide

Goodbye, Cecil's

Read "Goodbye, Cecil's" reviewed by David A. Orthmann


In the hallway around the corner from the bandstand at Cecil's Jazz Club, hangs a poster for Slugs' Saloon. Through most of the 1960s, until its end in 1972, Slugs' was one of the most important jazz clubs in New York City. Unlike many of the upscale establishments that appeared in its wake, it was a ...


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