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Pete Magadini

Professional drummer, educator, producer & author Pete(r) Magadini has played for several renowned musicians and artists including: Diana Ross, George Duke, Bobbie Gentry, Mose Allison, Sonny Stitt, Chet Baker, The Don Ellis Band plus the John Handy Quintet. He has also performed as a percussionist with the Berkshire Music Festival Orchestra at Tanglewood, Toronto Symphony Orchestra (Massey Hall) and the Fromm Festival of Contemporary Music (Tanglewood) w. final performance in Carnegie Hall. Included in the mix are several major shows including – the Montreal run of “Les Miserables” and the Toronto run of “Ain’t Misbehavin”


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Pete Magadini: Bones Blues

Pete Magadini: Bones Blues

The 1970s were a no-man's land for acoustic jazz. The rise of album rock, arena concerts and electronic instruments led to the growing popularity of psychedelic jazz-rock fusion and funk, especially on college campuses. Many jazz labels during this period tended to put much of their budgets behind the new forms, since they commanded the largest ...


Bones Blues

Label: Delmark Records
Released: 2015
Track listing: Old Devil Moon; Freddie Freeloader; Poor Butterfly; Solar; I Remember Clifford; What a Time We Had; Bones Blues; Freddie Freeloader, No. 2.


Article: Album Review

Pete Magadini: Bones Blues

Read "Bones Blues" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

The Canadian label Sackville is known for its unique catalogue of superb Avant-Garde music and engaging trad-jazz recordings. So its 1976 Bones Blues is a bit of an anomaly as it documents a modern mainstream session that drummer Pete Magadini led and featured California based saxophonist Don Menza. Five standards and two originals comprise ...


Article: Album Review

Buddy Tate: Texas Tenor

Read "Texas Tenor" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Saxophonist George “Buddy" Tate came to prominence in the 1930s with his hard swinging style and robust and resilient tone. His sound mellowed and matured like a fine spirit throughout a long and busy career but his approach did not veer far from his original fashion of playing, dubbed Texas Tenor. The 1978 Sackville record is ...


Double Gemini

Label: Simply Smokin’ Records
Released: 2002



Label: Concord Music Group
Released: 1980


Bones Blues

Label: Concord Music Group
Released: 1978


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