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Article: Album Review

Mike Longo and the New York State of the Art Jazz Ensemble: Live from New York!

Read "Live from New York!" reviewed by Jack Bowers


The fourth album by pianist Mike Longo's stalwart New York State of the Art Jazz Ensemble is the first one recorded in front of an audience, in May 2013 at the New York City Baha'i Center's John Birks Gillespie Auditorium. On the one hand, Live from New York! offers the kind of spontaneity and high spirits ...

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Arturo O'Farrill and the Chico O'Farrill Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra: Final Night at Birdland

Read "Final Night at Birdland" reviewed by Jack Bowers


On June 26, 2011, Arturo O'Farrill and the Chico O'Farrill Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra ended a fifteen-year run at New York City's Birdland, and--to our good fortune--had the foresight to record that very special event for everyone to hear and appreciate. The orchestra's scion, the great Chico O'Farrill, was still living when the ensemble made its ...

News: Recording

Jazz Trombonist/Arranger Earl Mcintyre Releases New CD, Brass Carnival & Tribute! Via Live Premiere Concert

Jazz Trombonist/Arranger Earl Mcintyre Releases New CD, Brass Carnival & Tribute! Via Live Premiere Concert

Jazz Trombonist/Arranger Earl McIntyre will celebrate his anticipated first offering, Brass Carnival & Tribute!, on March 9th at Brooklyn Conservatory Of Music. Award winning Jazz Trombonist/Arranger Earl McIntyre is known for his rich tones, incredible brass arrangements and diverse repertoire making him a “go to" for performances and arrangements ranging from classical to jazz. His new ...

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Article: Big Band Caravan

Cecilia Coleman Big Band / Phil Norman Tentet / UNT One O'Clock Lab Band

Read "Cecilia Coleman Big Band / Phil Norman Tentet / UNT One O'Clock Lab Band" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Cecilia Coleman Big BandOh Boy!PandaKat Records2011 Among the many pleasant surprises on Oh Boy!, pianist Cecilia Coleman's maiden voyage as leader of her own big band, perhaps the most eye-opening is that the band had been together for only eight months when the album was recorded by ...

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Article: Album Review

NYJAZZ Initiative: Mad About Thad

Read "Mad About Thad" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose


Mad About Thad is a superb homage to the man Charles Mingus once called “Bartók with valves." Thad Jones--middle brother of the Pontiac, Michigan dynasty that produced pianist Hank Jones and his younger brother, drummer Elvin Jones--was one of the true unsung geniuses of the trumpet. He was also less frequently recognized as a composer, except ...

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Article: Album Review

Cecilia Coleman Big Band: Oh Boy!

Read "Oh Boy!" reviewed by Edward Blanco


The phrase “Oh boy," can be a statement of excitement, an expression of an event that grabs your attention or, in this case, an appropriate reaction to the swinging orchestrations from the Cecilia Coleman Big Band. Oh Boy! is a powerful draw and the debut album from pianist/composer Coleman's new group, presenting thundering big band music ...

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Article: Highly Opinionated

Roswell Rudd: The Musical Magus Turns 75

Read "Roswell Rudd: The Musical Magus Turns 75" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose


"Years ago it would have seemed an impossible dream to get to record with this musical magus, but here we are... and what a thrill!" class="f-right">--Charlie Kohlhase, From liner notes to Eventuality: The Charlie Kohlhase Quintet Plays the Music of Roswell Rudd (Nada, 2001) I see him suddenly as if in a ...

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NYJAZZ Initiative: Mad About Thad

Read "Mad About Thad" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Twenty five years have come and gone since Thad Jones' passing, but interest in his music has never waned. Audiences composed of faithful fans and those new to his work still flock en masse to the Village Vanguard on Monday nights to witness the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra exploring his legacy on the very stage where the ...

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Article: Big Band Caravan

Ed Puddick Big Band / Frank Macchia / Rick Wald NY 16

Read "Ed Puddick Big Band / Frank Macchia / Rick Wald NY 16" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Ed Puddick Big Band Guys & Dolls Diving Duck Records 2010 The late Frank Loesser wrote at least 700 songs, more than a dozen of which are included in the score for the smash musical Guys and Dolls, which, believe it or not, opened on Broadway more than sixty years ...


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