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2019 Detroit Jazz Festival

Read "2019 Detroit Jazz Festival" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

Detroit Jazz Festival Hart Plaza Detroit, Michigan August 30-September 2, 2019 According to the official count, the 40th edition of the largest free jazz festival in North America drew a record crowd numbering some 325,000. Boasting four stages as part of the festival footprint, there seemed to be a reduction in ...

Eight Plus

Label: Dreyfus Records
Released: 2003
Track listing: Eight; A Blues for Bradley; Little Waltz; O.K.; A Song For You; First Trip; El Rompe Cabeza; A Closer Walk With Thee.

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Ron Carter Nonet: Eight Plus

Read "Eight Plus" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

The timing is definitely appropriate for the release of the Ron Carter Nonet's 1990 record Eight Plus, with today's seemingly resurgence of octets, nonets, and mid-size jazz groups. Mr. Carter adds a twist by featuring his skills on the piccolo bass. Combine a quartet of cellos with a horn-less jazz quintet, and the compositions stretch far ...

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Ron Carter Nonet: Eight Plus

Read "Eight Plus" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

With Stardust (Blue Note 37813, 2002) bassist Ron Carter produced a tasteful collection of standards as a tribute to Oscar Pettiford, impeccably conceived and performed. It was a safe affair where creative risk was minimal. Not so on Eight Plus. Here, Carter employs his trusty piccolo bass and a quartet of cellos. That alone should be ...


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