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Sam Newsome

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Samuel Augustus Newsome was born on April 28, 1965 in Salibury, MD. He is the youngest of three boys. He began playing music at 12 years old when his family relocated to Hampton, VA. By the time he was 15 years old he began playing professionally around town with local R & B bands along with his high school classmate bassist James Genus. It was during high school that he became serious about studying jazz and began taking lessons after school with saxophonist Steve Wilson. It was Steve who introduced him to recordings of jazz legends such as Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, and Sonny Rollins. In 1983, after graduating high school, Sam received the Kool Jazz Festival scholarship to attend the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass

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Assembly

Label: Yestereve Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Collage; Pastiche; Bricolage; Homage; Fanfare; Idée Fixe; Fantasia; Impromptu; Reverie.

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Article: Album Review

Jacob Garchik: Assembly

Read "Assembly" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


Trombonist and composer Jacob Garchik is versatile and restlessly inventive. His past work has ranged from a brass-only orchestra to a guitar-heavy ensemble as well as a unique take on gospel music. His sixth release, the provocative Assembly, evokes film soundtracks with a touch of fantasy. The nine originals make a cohesive whole with a creative ...

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Article: Album Review

Jacob Garchik: Assembly

Read "Assembly" reviewed by John Chacona


Trombonist Jacob Garchik has an interest in musical subtraction. His 2012 release The Heavens: The Atheist Gospel Trombone Album (Yestereve Records) presented religious music stripped of religion. Clear Line (Yestereve Records) from 2020 featured a 13-piece big band with no rhythm section. Now comes Assembly, an inquiry into what a jazz quintet sounds like when added ...

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Article: Book Review

Be Inspired, Stay Focused: Creativity, Learning, and the Business of Music

Read "Be Inspired, Stay Focused: Creativity, Learning, and the Business of Music" reviewed by David A. Orthmann


Be Inspired, Stay Focused: Creativity, Learning, and the Business of Music Sam Newsome 146 Pages ISBN: #978-1-09835-231-8 Some New Press 2022 Sam Newsome offers an abundance of ideas, concepts, and guidance throughout Be Inspired, Stay Focused: Creativity, Learning, and the Business of Music. Some of them, like “The Benefits ...

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Jazz Up Down and Straight Ahead

Label: Swinginback
Released: 2021
Track listing: Back Then True Blood Segment In a New Place Dark Tunnel Bare Bones For Him for Her Switch Up Fort Green Brooklyn Sweet Lorraine Color of Thanks

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News: Crowdfunding Campaign

Support the LINER NOTES indiegogo fundraising campaign

Support the LINER NOTES indiegogo fundraising campaign

As LINER NOTES enters its fourth season in July, I am making an appeal for funding in order to keep it going. I ask you to click here to watch a short video explaining the situation and the motivation for this appeal. I am passionate about LINER NOTES, a podcast that I started in 2018. ...

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Article: Building a Jazz Library

Solo Recordings for Non-Traditionalists

Read "Solo Recordings for Non-Traditionalists" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


On January 24, 1975, a Bösendorfer 290 Imperial concert grand piano was to be wheeled onto the stage of the Cologne Opera House. Instead, a rehearsal piano, smaller, beaten-up, and out of tune, was the only instrument available to then twenty-nine-year-old piano prodigy Keith Jarrett. The pianist was not in much better shape than the piano. ...

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Chaos Theory

Label: Autoprodotto
Released: 2020
Track listing: Chaos Theory No. 1; Tel Aviv; Sonic Polarity; Marching Towards; Chaos Theory No. 2; Urban Location; Boiler Room Aesthetics; Solo No. 1; Seven Points Of Reference; Chaos Theory No. 3; Bubble Mute Boogie; Solo No. 2; Solo No. 3; Chaos Theory No. 4; Solo No. 4.

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Free Wyoming

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
Track listing: Big Horn; Owl Creek; Black Hills; Wind River.


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