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Ronnie Mathews

One of the most prestigious pianists of the past 40 years and yet one of those essential contributors to the puzzle of jazz history who has not received due recognition. It seems Ronnie Mathews would be more a household name than it is, for his lofty investment into jazz. His years of touring and his many albums, both as leader and sideman, are overwhelming in number. Critics have showered accolades upon his name and affectionately compare him to fellow pianists Thelonious Monk and Bud Powell, with a sprinkle of McCoy Tyner. Not that Ronnie ever imitated them, but rather, that he is in league with these jazz greats. In his twenties, Ronnie was already an accomplished player who toured internationally and recorded with the likes of Max Roach, Freddie Hubbard and Roy Haynes

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A First Look at THOMAS CHAPIN, NIGHT BIRD SONG A New Music Film ABOUT THE FREE SCREENING New York FREE Screening, SVA Theatre, on Sunday, March 13- 333 West 23 Street, NY, NY 10010. Doors open at 1 p.m.; the film begins 1:30 p.m. RSVPs required here THE FILM Destined to be among the great virtuosos ...

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Everyone's Buzzin': The Complete Bee Hive Sessions

Read "Everyone's Buzzin': The Complete Bee Hive Sessions" reviewed by David Rickert

The idea behind Jim and Susan Neumann's Bee Hive label was simple: gather together a bunch of great musicians for recording dates and let them play whatever they wanted. The sessions were led by talented musicians who may not have received the recognition they deserved in the jazz heyday of the fifties and early sixties -names ...

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Ronnie Mathews: Doin' the Thang!

Ronnie Mathews: Doin' the Thang!

Ronnie Mathews is barely known today, but the pianist was a distinguished sideman starting in 1960 and a leader through the years. As a sideman, he appeared on Freddie Hubbard's Breaking Point (1964), Lee Morgan's Rumproller (1965) Max Roach's Drums Unlimited (1965) and Dexter Gordon's The Homecoming (1976), as well as on albums by many leading ...

Fortuna

Label: Frame
Released: 2010
Track listing: 01. Fortuna; 02. I Got Lost in His Arms; 03. Guess Who; 04. Modinha; 05. The Intimacy of The Blues; 06. Were Thine That Special Face; 07. A Sleepin' Bee; 08. Granada; 09. You Are There; 10. So Tinha De Ser Com Voce.

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Kenny Dorham: Kenny Dorham - The Flamboyan, Queens, NY, 1963 - featuring Joe Henderson

Read "Kenny Dorham - The Flamboyan, Queens, NY, 1963 - featuring Joe Henderson" reviewed by Francis Lo Kee

Kenny Dorham's big splash in the bebop business was taking over the trumpet chair in Charlie Parker's Quintet. He then became one of the most productive members of the Blue Note community, and his composition “Blue Bossa" has since become a jazz standard. This excellent live set is another wonderful and important issue from Uptown Records. ...

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Roni Ben-Hur: Fortuna

Read "Fortuna" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Il chitarrista israeliano Roni Ben-Hur vive a New York da oltre 25 anni, ma il sangue tunisino e spagnolo presente nelle sue radici familiari rimane ben presente e tinge con piacevoli influenze il suo jazz moderno adottato come linguaggio di base, in puro stile mainstream. Lo accompagnano in questo album il pianista Ronnie Mathhews (purtroppo deceduto ...

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Roni Ben-Hur: Fortuna

Read "Fortuna" reviewed by Andrew Velez

This is a worthy follow-up to Roni Ben-Hur's Smile (Motema, 2009), on which he was memorably paired with fellow guitarist Gene Bertoncini. The Israeli-born composer and arranger is teamed here with three stalwarts, the late pianist Ronnie Mathews, percussionist Steve Kroon and drummer Lewis Nash. This is the same rhythm section Ben-Hur used for the album ...

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Roni Ben-Hur: Fortuna

Read "Fortuna" reviewed by J Hunter

The most famous lyric from Charlie Chaplin's bittersweet song “Smile" is, “Smile, though your heart is aching/Smile, even though it's breaking." Roni Ben-Hur knows that methodology, and how: Smile (Motema, 2008), Ben-Hur's benefit disc with fellow guitarist Gene Bertoncini, was originally conceived as a duet with Ben-Hur's longtime bassist Earl May, who died before recording began. ...

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Johnny Griffin: From Johnny Griffin With Love

Read "Johnny Griffin: From Johnny Griffin With Love" reviewed by Greg Thomas

Johnny Griffin From Johnny Griffin With Love Storyville Records 2009 Chicago native Johnny Griffin was undoubtedly one of the greatest artists to ever play the tenor saxophone. His technical capacity at high velocity tempi was legendary, earning him the nicknames “fastest gun in the West" and “Little Giant." ...


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