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Russell Malone's first guitar was a plastic green toy his mother bought him. Only four years old, Malone strummed the little guitar all day long for days on end trying to emulate the sounds he had heard from guitarists at church in Albany, Georgia. As a child, Malone developed an interest in blues and country music after seeing musicians on television like Chet Atkins, Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash, Roy Clark, Son Seals, and B.B. King. Then, at age 12, he saw George Benson perform with Benny Goodman on Soundstage. Malone has said, "I knew right then and there that I wanted to play this music." A self-taught player, Malone progressed well enough to land a gig with master organist Jimmy Smith when he was 25


Pieces of Treasure

Label: Modern Recordings
Released: 2023
Track listing: Just in Time; There Will Never Be Another You; Nature Boy; One for My Baby; They Can’t Take That Away from Me; All the Way; Here’s That Rainy Day; September Song; On the Sunny Side of the Street; It’s All in the Game.


Cantaloupe Island

Label: Jazz Avenue 1
Released: 2023
Track listing: Cantaloupe Island; Barbara; Sister Sadie; Bumpin' on Sunset; The Very Thought of You; Thieves in the Temple; That's All; Listen to the Dawn; The Thumb.


Article: Album Review

Douyé: The Golden Sèkèrè

Read "The Golden Sèkèrè" reviewed by Dave Linn

Nigerian-born Douye grew up in Lagos as part of a music-loving family. She joined the church choir where her grandmother was musical director and quickly became aware of her love and affinity for singing. It was her father though who passed on his love of jazz to her. He traveled often and brought home the latest ...


Article: Interview

Ed Cherry: Always Groovin’

Read "Ed Cherry: Always Groovin’" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

"I liked the look of it--I like the sound--the feel," says renowned guitarist Ed Cherry about the guitar, an instrument he has been playing for more than half a century. He long ago became a first-rate player with a warm sound and joyous approach. He is also diverse. He's played a myriad of styles ...


Article: Liner Notes

Jimmy Greene: Gifts and Givers

Read "Jimmy Greene: Gifts and Givers" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

The two-tenor battle is not a new idea, with iconic pairings from the jazz pantheon running the gamut from Dexter Gordon and Wardell Gray to Eddie “Lockjaw" Davis and Johnny Griffin. In more recent times, Eric Alexander and Grant Stewart have fueled the fire with their own incendiary adventures as heard on the current albums Wailin' ...


News: Recording

Bassist Leon Lee Dorsey and drummer Mike Clark return on seasoned new outing 'Cantaloupe Island' beside guitar great Russell Malone, out now via Jazz Avenue 1

Bassist Leon Lee Dorsey and drummer Mike Clark return on seasoned new outing 'Cantaloupe Island' beside guitar great Russell Malone, out now via Jazz  Avenue 1

Renowned bassist Leon Lee Dorsey continues his prolific streak with the issue of Cantaloupe Island, the latest album to be released on his Jazz Avenue 1 label and a continuation of his bountiful partnership with revered drummer Mike Clark. On their sixth collaboration since 2019, the stalwart rhythm section brings in virtuosic guitarist Russell Malone for ...


Article: Album Review

Ron Carter: Finding The Right Notes

Read "Finding The Right Notes" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

Going back to the fall of 2016 and Ron Carter's appearance at the Detroit Jazz Festival as artist-in-residence, the buzz was that a biographical film on the man named the most recorded bassist in history was in the pipeline. During that festival, a film crew was seen regularly following Carter around Hart Plaza and the bassist ...


Honoring Pat Martino, Volume 1

Label: HighNote Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Inside Out; Black Glass; Line Games; Willow; Noshufuru; Lament; On the Stairs; Joyous Lake; Country Road.


Reminiscing at Rudy's

Label: HighNote Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: At Long Last Love; Again; Moon River; Put Your Head on My Shoulder; Why Did I Choose You; Nothing Ever Changes My Love for You; My Romance; I’ll Let You Know; Please Send Me Someone to Love; Reminiscing at Rudy’s.


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