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by Jack Bowers
Note to Montreal's Fat Kid Big Band: If you really want to make a favorable first impression on your audience, move the opening track on New Beginnings, Bustin' My Ass," and replace it with any of the album's five instrumental numbers. Nothing personal, and no disrespect meant to singer Othniel PF, but why would a big ...
Label: Jazzmo Records
Track listing: A Night In Tunisia; On Green Dolphin Street; Stella By Starlight; Creation Of The Universe; It Ain't Necessarily So; Fly Me To The Moon; All The Things You Are; Oh What A Beautiful Morning; The Surrey With The Fringe On Top; Dinah; Nomali.
by Dan Bilawsky
Multi-reedist Michael O'Neill gets top billing here, but there's little doubt that the star attraction is singer Kenny Washington, one of the most under-recognized vocal talents operating today. O'Neill, perhaps Washington's greatest supporter and promoter, doesn't hide that fact when discussing the music presented here: he notes that the arrangements are unique settings, and Kenny's the ...
Label: Self Produced
Track listing: Miracle of Love; Perfectly Flawed; Skylark; Tout Doucement/Ain't Misbehavin'; Summertime; Dance With Me; Come On a My House/I Ain't Got Nobody; Love Minus Zero No Limit; Si C'est Un Oui (If It's Yes); I've Got You Under My Skin/Under My Thumb; Dead Flowers; New Beginnings.
by C. Michael Bailey
Jazz has always been about being musically clever in inventive ways. Consider only Charlie Parker saying, on October 24, 1947, I'm going to play Embraceable You," winking, and then playing a completely different melody over the harmonic structure, and the cleverness in jazz is defined. Now, add a sense of humor to the proceedings and the ...
by Matthew Warnock
Brazilian/American guitarist Tony Do Rosario delivers an energetic and engaging performance with his sophomore album New Beginnings. The album features Do Rosario alongside some of Chicago's top musicians: saxophonist Geof Bradfield, bassist Nathan Kawaller and drummer Greg Wyser-Pratte. The four musicians come together to produce an album of original modern jazz that is mentally engaging and ...