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Rick Germanson has been a highly in-demand pianist on the New York City Jazz scene for nearly a decade now. Born May 29, 1972, Rick left his native Milwaukee, Wisconsin on the heels of winning the Grand Prize at The American Pianists' Association Jazz Piano Competition in 1996. His recent accomplishments have garnered much adoration from the media and led to him him being chosen as Best of New Talent in 2004 by All About Jazz NYC. The Rick Germanson Trio has performed at Smoke, Smalls, The Kitano and Fat Cat in N.Y.C., Blues Alley in D.C., The Indianapolis Jazz Festival and The Artists' Quarter in Minneapolis

Let's Get Serious

Label: Tunley Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Blossom's Blues; Give Me The Simple Life; Too Much In Love To Care; Try Your Wings; The Alley Cat Song; The Gentleman Is a Dope; Why Don't You Do Right; Whatever Lola Wants; Straighten Up And Fly Right; Go Away Little Boy; The Doodlin' Song.

The Lowdown

Label: Cellar Live
Released: 2020
Track listing: Side One: The Lowdown; Savin' Up; 10:30 Side Two: Nancy ( With The Laughing Face); I Should Care; Don't Explain.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Gemma Sherry: Let's Get Serious

Read "Let's Get Serious" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

A perfect response to challenge and change. In the parlance of the agrarian American South, Gemma Sherry is “makin' hay while the sun shines. Let's Get Serious is the singer's light-as-air, coquettishly coy wink at the COVID-19 pandemic—a wink as opposed to any other response, as Sherry is a true Lady. The title of ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

A Conversation with Douye

Read "A Conversation with Douye" reviewed by Lorens Chuno

Douye is a seasoned singer whose soulful and delicate approach to jazz vocal has captured the interest of many in the last year. Her chart topping album Daddy Said So features top notch jazz musicians including: Kenny Barron, Ron Carter, Benito Gonzalez, Essiet Essiet Okon, Curry Rawls, Zem Audu, Joel Scott, Clayton Cameron, Edwin Livingston, Kiyoshi ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Russell Malone: Time for the Dancers

Read "Time for the Dancers" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The flame lit so brightly many years ago by guitarist Wes Montgomery continues to burn with intensity thanks to gifted torch-bearers like Russell Malone whose third album for HighNote Records, Time for the Dancers, not only mirrors Montgomery's singular musical temperament but ushers it into aesthetic realms that would surely have had Wes nodding his approval. ...

Louis Hayes: Still Moving Straight Ahead

Read "Louis Hayes: Still Moving Straight Ahead" reviewed by Joan Gannij

Louis Hayes will turn 80 on May 31 (2017), but the party is still goin' hearty. He started celebrating this milestone back in February with an 18-day tour that began in Barcelona and concluded in jny: Amsterdam. It was mostly one-nighters with three nights in jny: Athens, two in jny: Paris and jny: London appearances at ...

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. ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Russell Malone: Guitar Master

Read "Russell Malone: Guitar Master" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

"People make too big of a deal about being self taught. Because nobody is completely self taught," ruminates Russell Malone, one of the best loved jazz guitarists by both fans and critics. His sound is full and rich; his fingers fleet,the ideas springing from his head to his hands with speed and dexterity. But the origins ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

David Gibson: Propelling The Story Forward

Read "David Gibson: Propelling The Story Forward" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

It's late morning on Sunday, January 17, 2016--a wintry New York day that will later see snow--and much of Brooklyn seems to be in a state of hibernation or hiding. There are few signs of life on the streets, but there's no shortage of action in the basement of the former Public School 9 Annex. That's ...


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