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Paul Smoker

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Paul Smoker studied and performed both jazz and classical music while growing up in Davenport, Iowa. He attended the University of Iowa (eventually receiving a DMA in trumpet) where one of his fellow students was David Sanborn. While in high school and college he played in the clubs across the Mississippi River in Rock Island and Moline, as well as Iowa City and Cedar Rapids, getting to work with Dodo Marmarosa, Buddy DeFranco, and Al Jarreau, among others. He was also a member of the Iowa Brass Quintet, touring throughout the United States, and the U of Iowa Center for New Music. As a trumpeter his influences include avant-garde classical sources as well as the jazz trumpet tradition, and also the saxophonists John Coltrane and Anthony Braxton

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Article: Album Review

Nu Band: In Memory of Mark Whitecage: The Nu Band Live At The Bopshop

Read "In Memory of Mark Whitecage: The Nu Band Live At The Bopshop" reviewed by Troy Dostert


One of the underappreciated veterans of free jazz, Mark Whitecage passed away in March of 2021, leaving a well-established legacy of strong recordings in which his searing yet soulful alto saxophone merged with many of the more visible figures on the scene. Joe McPhee, Anthony Braxton, and Annette Peacock are just a few of the luminaries ...

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Article: Out and About: The Super Fans

Meet Tom Kohn

Read "Meet Tom Kohn" reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper


Like many of our Jazz Super Fans, Tom Kohn's passion for music started when he was a teen, with a job in a record store and a penchant for acquiring albums that would impress even the most dedicated adult collectors. He grew up into a music business day job but, after suffering a life-changing event, he ...

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Article: Album Review

No Fast Food: Setting For Three

Read "Setting For Three" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Ci eravamo occupati quattro anni fa del trio No Fast Food, recensendo il doppio CD In Concert (clicca qui per leggerne la recensione); adesso la formazione torna a pubblicare un nuovo lavoro, il terzo, anche stavolta su composizioni scritte dal batterista Phil Haynes. Come era da attendersi dai musicisti che lo compongono, il lavoro ...

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Article: Album Review

Settings For Three: No Fast Food

Read "No Fast Food" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


It would be easy enough to cite this trio as a veritable jazz supergroup. And as one would surmise, the musicians give it their best shot. It's the trio's third album and first not recorded from a live performance. Here, legendary reedman David Liebman uses various flutes and saxophones, yet this is a democratic engagement where ...

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Article: Album Review

Anthony Braxton: Sextet (Parker) 1993

Read "Sextet (Parker) 1993" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Is the music of Anthony Braxton impenetrable? Frankly yes, and absolutely not. There are entire wings of his musical house, for instance his Trillium R operas, Echo Echo Mirror House, and Ghost Trance Music, that listeners find untraversable. Some folks cannot reconcile one approach with another or choose to listen solely to one Braxton musical system, ...

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Article: Album Review

Phil Haynes: Phil Haynes’ “No Fast Food” Trio: In Concert

Read "Phil Haynes’ “No Fast Food” Trio: In Concert" reviewed by Dave Wayne


No Fast Food In Concert is rife with all sorts of footnotes and fascinating jazz lineages. But, one can simply enjoy it without being a fact-obsessed music nerd such as me; the first track, a truly pretty-but-not-precious waltz titled “Dawn on the Gladys Marie" is evidence enough of the simple universality of great music. There's a ...

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Article: On and Off the Grid

Practice, Do You? Part 2-3

Read "Practice, Do You? Part 2-3" reviewed by Dom Minasi


Continued from Part 1 I began studying the guitar when I was seven years old. I hated my teacher and I didn't practice much, but when I changed teachers' and I went to Joe Geneli, I regained a love for the guitar that I first had when I was four years old when I ...

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Landings

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2013

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Article: Live Review

Ljubljana Jazz Festival: Ljubljana, Slovenia, June 20–29, 2012

Read "Ljubljana Jazz  Festival: Ljubljana, Slovenia, June 20–29, 2012" reviewed by Henning Bolte


Ljubljana Jazz FestivalLjubljana, SloveniaJune 20-29, 2012Ljubljana, with its 53rd edition, truly hosts the oldest jazz festival in Europe. Norway's Molde, also a candidate, started one year later, in 1960. The capital of the now-independent Republic of Slovenia, neighbored by Austria, Hungary, Croatia and Italy, Ljubljana is situated one hour from Trieste, two hours ...


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