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Ronnie Cuber


Ronnie Cuber is a baritone sax player strong enough to bring out the lyricism of the weighty instrument. While he plays traditional jazz in the style of Pepper Adams and Nick Brignola, Cuber also has led Latin sessions and appeared on dozens of pop recordings as an in-demand sideman. Cuber was born on Christmas, 1941, in New York. When he was 18, he appeared in Marshall Brown's Newport Youth Band at the Newport Jazz Festival. Three years later he was in Slide Hampton's groups and spent the 1960s working with Maynard Ferguson, George Benson, Lionel Hampton, Woody Herman and Lonnie Smith.During the next decade, Cuber performed on a slew of recordings and embraced distant ends of the woodwind family by playing flute and baritone sax on Eddie Palmieri's 1973 record, Sun Of Latin Music


Center Stage

Label: Leopard
Released: 2022
Track listing: Signed, Sealed, Delivered; Watching the River Flow; I Can't Turn You Loose; Che Ore So; Them Changes; Way Back Home; Lucky 13; Honky Tonk / I Can't Stop Loving You; My Little Brother.


Article: Album Review

Jason Marshall: New Beginnings

Read "New Beginnings" reviewed by Pierre Giroux

Impresario extraordinaire and multi-talented saxophonist Cory Weeds has picked up the challenge to acknowledge the contribution of black musicians to jazz music in these uncertain times. Working with trumpeter and producer Jeremy Pelt, this album New Beginnings by baritone saxophonist Jason Marshall, would be the fifth release led by a black artist for The Cellar Music ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases, Holiday Fare Plus A Sampling of Grammy Nominees

Read "New Releases, Holiday Fare Plus A Sampling of Grammy Nominees" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

This broadcast presents new releases from Lauren Falls, Becca Stevens, Flora Purim, Steven Feifke and Jane Monheit, with birthday shoutouts to Holly Cole, Maria Schneider and June Christy among others. A smattering of holiday fare in the second hour, but first, a focus on the latest Grammy Nominees, as it's been a better year for women. ...


Article: Album Review

Steve Gadd, Eddie Gomez, Ronnie Cuber, WDR Big Band: Center Stage

Read "Center Stage" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Mixed emotions must underline this review. Center Stage, featuring bassist Eddie Gomez, drummer Steve Gadd and baritone saxophonist Ronnie Cuber with Germany's superb WDR Big Band conducted by Michael Abene, was recorded in Cologne in January and February 2022. Sadly, Ronnie Cuber passed away in October, shortly after the album was released. If ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Ronnie Cuber, Oscar Peterson, Stan Bock & Morgan Faw

Read "Ronnie Cuber, Oscar Peterson, Stan Bock & Morgan Faw" reviewed by Joe Dimino

We begin the 775th Episode of Neon Jazz with Kansas City's native son and saxophonist Morgan Faw joined by his band The Flame with the song “Watson Family BBQ" off 2022 album It Takes a Village. From there, we pay tribute to baritone saxophonist Ronnie Cuber. As the episode unfolds, we discover interesting songs and stories ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Here It Is - Fall Releases, Birthday Shoutouts to Anita O'Day, Laura Nyro, Fran Landesman Plus More New Standards By Women Composers

Read "Here It Is - Fall Releases, Birthday Shoutouts to Anita O'Day, Laura Nyro, Fran Landesman Plus More New Standards By Women Composers" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

This broadcast presents new releases from Abbie Finn, Eliane Elias, Sara Gazarek, Robin Bramlett, Steve Gadd, Eddie Gomez, Ronnie Cuber with the WDR Big Band, Lia Booth plus a new Leonard Cohen tribute, with birthday shoutouts to Anita O'Day, Jane Bunnett, Esperanza Spalding, Laura Nyro, and Beat poet Fran Landesman, among others. Also Part 4 of ...


News: Obituary

Ronnie Cuber (1941-2022)

Ronnie Cuber (1941-2022)

Ronnie Cuber, a saxophonist and flutist who primarily played the baritone and whose stampeding solo approach landed him in top big bands in the 1960s and '70s and leading jazz, rock, pop, Latin, funk and soul orchestras and combos in the 1980s and beyond, including the Saturday Night Live band, died October 7. He was 80. ...


Article: Building a Jazz Library

Donald Fagen: An Essential Top 10 Albums

Read "Donald Fagen: An Essential Top 10 Albums" reviewed by Peter Jones

Actually, the whole notion of a Donald Fagen Top Ten is tricky. Artists like Chet Baker made well over a hundred albums, whereas in half a century Fagen has only released 13 official studio albums, whether with Steely Dan or under his own name, along with a handful of live sets. The process of selecting the ...


Article: Rising Stars

Baritone Saxophonist Tate Hanlon: Winner of Gerry’s Jazz Challenge

Read "Baritone Saxophonist Tate Hanlon: Winner of Gerry’s Jazz Challenge" reviewed by Sanford Josephson

This article first appeared in Jersey Jazz Magazine. The names of the judges in the Gerry & Franca Mulligan Foundation's Gerry's Jazz Challenge competition among high school music students were kept anonymous. The results, though, were anything but mysterious. The contestants were judged on five categories: notes, sound, technique, intonation, and presentation. ...


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