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Article: Live Review

Michael Pedicin: 'Just the Three of Us' at Chris’ Jazz Café

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Michael Pedicin: Just the Three of Us Chris' Jazz Café Philadelphia, PA September 10, 2022 This superb set of mainstream jazz by three accomplished and dedicated musicians: Michael Pedicin on tenor saxophone, Jim Ridl on piano, and Dean Johnson on bass, owes much of its successful execution to ...

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Article: Take Five With...

Take Five with Bryan S. Wright

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Meet Bryan S. Wright Bryan S. Wright is a pianist and Grammy-nominated musicologist based in jny: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Since 2003, he has been the Executive Producer of Rivermont Records, a label dedicated to preserving and promoting ragtime and early jazz styles through reissues of historic recordings alongside new recordings by today's most celebrated ragtime and early ...

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Article: Profile

Stephen Philip Harvey: Big Band Superhero In the Making

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There's a passage in “Party Song," the concluding cut on the Stephen Philip Harvey Jazz Orchestra's debut recording, Smash! (Next Level, 2022) where the band claps hands, whoops and cheers over a syncopated praise-band saxophone riff. It's pure, unbridled joy and just like the exuberance implied by the exclamation point in the album's title, it's an ...

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Article: Live Review

Joe Block Quartet Featuring Vocalist Jamile At Chris’ Jazz Cafe

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Joe Block Quartet featuring vocalist Jamile Chris' Jazz Café Philadelphia, PA June 17, 2022 Although this reviewer recently interviewed pianist Joe Block for All About Jazz, he never heard Block leading his own group live. So he seized this opportunity to get an up close hearing at ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Pianoless Trios: Sonny Rollins to Ballister

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Sonny Rollins is famous for the pianoless trio. He said the lack of chordal instruments gave him more freedom for soloing. Tonight, a smorgasbord of trios sans pianos. Offering lots of space for soloists and collective interplay. Note: Due to a loose board plug, songs two and three play in mono. The issue was resolved during ...

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Article: Live Review

Matthew Parrish's Philly Express Band: Jazz at Cherry Street Pier

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Matthew Parrish Philly Express Band Cherry Street Pier Philadelphia, PA April 16, 2022 This “Jazz Appreciation Month" concert, sponsored by Jazz Philadelphia and the city's Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, unveiled a jazz quintet of highest caliber. The group was assembled by bassist Matthew Parrish ...

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Article: Interview

Sid Mark: An Interview With The Legendary Philadelphia Disc Jockey

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In honor of Sid Mark, who passed on April 18th. This article first appeared at All About Jazz on July 12, 2007. Sid Mark is a Philadelphia institution. For the last fifty years (!), he has hosted the popular radio show, The Sounds of Sinatra exclusively devoted to the man and his music. (The ...

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Article: Profile

Hasaan Ibn Ali: Requiem (And Praise) For A Heavyweight Pianist

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"The new release of Hasaan's Retrospect In Retirement Of Delay: The Solo Recordings (Omnivore Recordings, 2021), which features him in privately recorded performances from 1962 to 1965, reveals his profundity, his overwhelming power, his mighty virtuosity. It does more than put him on the map of jazz history—it expands the map to include the vast expanse ...

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News: Radio

Philadelphia's WRTI 90.1 launches fascinating new podcast about the history of jazz in Denmark

Philadelphia's WRTI 90.1 launches fascinating new podcast about the history of jazz in Denmark

WRTI is proud to announce the launch of Dangerous Sounds, an eight-episode podcast series on WRTI.org. Based on the award-winning Danish podcast Dangerous Tones—The Story of Danish Jazz, Dangerous Sounds is the English-language version presented by WRTI in collaboration with JazzDanmark, the national Danish organization for jazz. “This revealing new Dangerous Sounds series showcases a powerful ...

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Matthew Giobbi

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Dr. Matthew Giobbi is a musician and teaching psychologist. He teaches beginner musicians of all ages in trombone, piano, and musicianship. Matthew also offers consultation on issues faced by performing and creative artists. Matthew composes and has written several books on psychology and music, and writes a monthly expert blog for Psychology Today, Mindfulness & Music, which explores the intersection of music and Eastern psychologies. Matthew studied composition and piano with Paul Schocker for a decade. In his youth he was principal trombonist of Carnegie Hall’s New York Youth Symphony


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