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One of the most highly regarded trombonist of his generation, Ron Westray continues to expand upon the legacy set before him with his CD releases, "Jimi Jazz", "Live From Austin" and "Medical Cures For The Chromatic Commands Of The Inner City". Professor Ron Westray’s professional contributions encompass a stunning list of achievements in the areas of performance, composition, recording, and publishing. Since the early nineties he has performed as trombonist or lead trombonist with the most prestigious jazz ensembles in the world, including the Mingus Big Band, New York’s Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, The Wynton Marsalis Septet, Irving Mayfield, The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, and the Marcus Roberts Ensemble, in hundreds of performances around the globe

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Article: Live Review

Marcus Roberts And The Modern Jazz Generation At The Kimmel Center

Read "Marcus Roberts And The Modern Jazz Generation At The Kimmel Center" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


Marcus Roberts and the Modern Jazz Generation Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Perelman Theater Philadelphia, PA October 11, 2019 Marcus Roberts is one of the great jazz pianists of his generation, coming up in the 1980s in Wynton Marsalis' band and since then more ...

Article: Album Review

Kenneth Salters Haven: Enter to Exit

Read "Enter to Exit" reviewed by Luca Muchetti


Nove brani per raccontare il proprio mondo musicale, per la prima volta da titolare. Si intitola Enter to Exit il debutto di Kenneth Salters Haven, batterista originario del Connecticut ma dal 2006 stabilmente sui palchi del jazz newyorkese. Dopo una lunga palestra che ha fatto incrociare il compositore e bandleader con Don Byron, Chris Potter, Aretha ...

Album

Jimi Jazz

Label: Blue Canoe Records
Released: 2014

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News: Recording

Knowledge Speaks, But Wisdom Listens - Ron Westray's "Jimi Jazz"

Knowledge Speaks, But Wisdom Listens - Ron Westray's "Jimi Jazz"

Blue Canoe Records has released Jimi Jazz from jazz wonder Ron Westray. Westray’s fresh solo take on Jimi Hendrix classics blend bop with contemporary horn and makes it accessible to all listeners. Professor Ron Westary’s professional contributions encompass a stunning list of achievements in the areas of performance, composition, recording and publishing. Since the early nineties ...

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Article: Live Review

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra: Toronto, Canada, January 30, 2013

Read "Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra: Toronto, Canada, January 30, 2013" reviewed by Chuck Schultz


Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton MarsalisMassey HallToronto, OntarioJanuary 30, 2013Big Band Jazz never died, it just took up residency on the corner of New Orleans and Chicago.The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra took the stage at Massey Hall on January 30, 2013 in Toronto, Canada and showed ...

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Article: Big Band Report

Buddy Rich: In a Zone of His Own

Read "Buddy Rich: In a Zone of His Own" reviewed by Jack Bowers


One of the channels that came with my Dish Network package is Classic Arts Showcase, which is a treasure trove of film clips documenting classical, ballet, folk, pop and other forms of music that one is unlikely to see anywhere else (although some footage is presumably available on YouTube, which more and more seems to encompass ...

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Article: New York Beat

John Coltrane's Music Gets New Life at Lincoln Center

Read "John Coltrane's Music Gets New Life at Lincoln Center" reviewed by Nick Catalano


In jazz history, the often ignored contributions of the great arranger/orchestrators can never be overestimated. It was Jelly Roll Morton's orchestral writing that enabled “Black Bottom Stomp" to soar. In trumpeter Miles Davis' Sketches of Spain (Columbia, 1960), it was Gil Evans' pen that created the magic. At Town Hall, it was Hall Overton's arrangements that ...

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Article: Big Band Report

Bob Brookmeyer: Jack of All Trades, Master of Valves

Read "Bob Brookmeyer: Jack of All Trades, Master of Valves" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Bob Brookmeyer, a Renaissance man among jazz musicians who died December 15, 2011, four days before his eighty-second birthday, will be remembered as many things: composer, arranger, musician, educator, outspoken arbiter who brooked no nonsense and wasn't shy about letting others know when he believed they were not giving the music he loved the best they ...

Album

Live from Austin

Label: Blue Canoe Records
Released: 2011
Track listing: Exile: Remember the Homeless; Mind Over Matter; The Thing About Donald Brown; Interlude; Eternal and Absolute; Inside Out; One Hand Clap.


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