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Paul Gill

Bassist Paul Gill is veteran of the New York jazz scene and is recognized for his buoyant, swinging bass lines and virtuosic arco solos. When Gill arrived in New York in the mid 1990's he was described by Jazz Times magazine as "surely one of the brightest of the up-and-coming bassists”. He has appeared as a sideman on over 60 recordings. Born in Baltimore, MD, Paul had established himself as a local mainstay in the Balto-DC area from 1984-1994 by both working with fellow hometown musician Gary Bartz, and backing artists that came to town such as Benny Golson, Rosemary Clooney, Stanley Turrentine, and Sonny Fortune. Immediately upon moving to New York, Gill began working with legendary vocalist Jon Hendricks

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Jazz Motif

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2021
Track listing: All God’s Chillun Got Rhythm; Concorde; My Ideal; One for Amos; Short Story; Looking Out for Number 7; Ontem a Noite; Lined with a Groove; Chovendo Na Roseira; Cool Eyes; Jump for Joy; Glass Enclosure/Tempus Fugit.

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Article: Interview

Jim Snidero: Flying in the Face of Adversity

Read "Jim Snidero: Flying in the Face of Adversity" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke


Jim Snidero, a master of the alto saxophone, can look back on a strong career and more of the same in the future. But he admits events of 2021 have brought him immeasurable satisfaction. It's because of the recorded music he put out this year on the Salvant label—one a fresh live release and ...

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Article: Album Review

Jim Snidero: Strings

Read "Strings" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


The initial recording of Jim Snidero's Strings ran into a roadblock. The session was scheduled at System Two Studios in Brooklyn, New York, on September 11th 2001. That was the date the world changed, with airplanes flying into buildings in New York City. Strings was postponed. The music eventually came together in October and ...

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Article: Album Review

Jill McCarron Trio with Will Anderson: Jazz Motif

Read "Jazz Motif" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Pianist Jill McCarron's latest recording, Jazz Motif, gets off to a flying start with Will Anderson's irrepressible alto saxophone setting the pace on a fiery rendition of “All God's Chillun Got Rhythm" and his radiant flute showcased on John Lewis' groovy “Concorde." Alas, Anderson isn't heard again until Tracks 7 (Clare Fischer's “Ontem a Noite") and ...

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Article: Live Review

Peter Zak Quartet at Smalls Jazz Club

Read "Peter Zak Quartet at Smalls Jazz Club" reviewed by David A. Orthmann


Peter Zak Quartet Smalls Jazz Club jny:New York, NY December 18, 2020 One of a handful of rotating camera angles from Smalls Jazz Club offered a view of Peter Zak's hands on the keyboard of a Yamaha grand. This vantage point spoke volumes about the opening set of Zak's ...

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Soul Journey

Label: Sintra Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Optimism El Camino Orient Express Soul Journey Atlantis The Prophecy The Cheshire Cat La Vntana Second Thoughts

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Article: Album Review

Ken Fowser: Now Hear This!

Read "Now Hear This!" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan


Taking a cue from some of the other smaller jazz-based labels, Posi-Tone has done a remarkable job over the past few years of building a roster of budding talents worthy of wider recognition. Part of the allure of such an endeavor is the ability to see the evolution of an artist's muse unfolding like a rose. ...

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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 ...

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Italian Jazz Days - Oct 12-22 - New York City To Washington D.C.

Italian Jazz Days - Oct 12-22 - New York City To Washington D.C.

ITALIAN JAZZ DAYS OCT 12-22, 2013 New York City To Washington DC TwinsMusic Enterprises is proud to announce the annual cultural celebration - Italian Jazz Days 2013 - October 12-22, 2013. Thanks to the involvement of Italian Cultural Institute of New York and the Italian nonprofit organization, C-Jam Music, this year the ...


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