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Scott Hamilton is the premier 'mainstream' saxophonist of today. Born in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1954, he came along at the time when the kind of jazz he loved-the small-group swing of such great stylists as Illinois Jacquet and Eddie Lockjaw Davis-was out of fashion, and largely out of the public ear. Scott's handsome sound and impeccable phrasing were a rare commodity among young jazzmen. So when he signed to Concord Records, and began making albums for label boss and mainstream advocate Carl Jefferson, it caused surprise and excitement among both devotees of the style, and in the wider musical world. His first Concord set, [Scott Hamilton is A Good Wind Who IS Blowing Us No Ill] was made in 1977 and took it’s title from an admiring remark from veteran jazz critic Leonard Feather


At PizzaExpress Live

Label: PX Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: The Breeze & I; Black Velvet; Poinciana; Blue 'n' Boogie; The Girl From Ipanema; Pure Imagination; The Summer Wind; The More I See You; Tin Tin Deo.


The Terry Gibbs Songbook

Label: Whaling City Sound
Released: 2023
Track listing: Let's Go to Rio; Those Eyes, Those Lips, That Nose, That Face, That Girl; I was Loved; Now's The Time To Groove; The House That Might Have Been; Nina; I can Hardly Wait For Saturday Night; If I Were You; Play and Sing; Lonely Days; And That's Why They Call It The Blues; Say Goodbye; Stay With Me Tonight; If I Knew Then; Sweet Young Song of Love.


Article: Album Review

Terry Gibbs Legacy Band: The Terry Gibbs Songbook

Read "The Terry Gibbs Songbook" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Legacy Band? At age ninety-eight, vibraphonist Terry Gibbs--the last remaining member of a legendary group of jazz musicians who defined the big-band era in America and helped expand and sharpen the music's vocabulary--hasn't finished writing his own legacy, which is why this album is subtitled “The Terry Gibbs Songbook." Although best known as ...


Article: Album Review

Terry Gibbs Legacy Band: The Terry Gibbs Songbook

Read "The Terry Gibbs Songbook" reviewed by Edward Blanco

At age 92 years old, vibraphonist Terry Gibbs was still a musical force when he recorded 92 Years Young Jammin' at the Gibbs House (Whaling City Sound, 2017). His son, drummer Gerry Gibbs, paid homage to him with Songs from My Father (Whaling City Sound, 2021) with the Thrasher Dream Trio band. As for this recording ...


Article: Album Review

The Harry Allen Orchestra: With Roses

Read "With Roses" reviewed by Pierre Giroux

Harry Allen is a tenor saxophonist's tenor saxophonist with an elegant tone and swinging style in the manner of Scott Hamilton, Lester Young or Ben Webster. He has a well-rounded discography of over 70 releases as a leader and many others as a sideman. Over the course of his prolific career, Allen has appeared with the ...


Article: Album Review

Scott Hamilton Quartet: At PizzaExpress Live

Read "At PizzaExpress Live" reviewed by Dave Linn

"Cocktail jazz" is a term used to describe a jazz music style often played in upscale, sophisticated settings such as bars, restaurants, and hotels. It is typically characterized by its relaxed and laid-back feel and its use of melodic and harmonically accessible tunes that are pleasant to listen to. The Scott Hamilton Quartet release At PizzaExpress ...


Carol Sloane Live At Birdland

Label: Club44
Released: 2022
Track listing: Havin' Myself A Time; Blue Turning Grey Over You; I Don't Want To Walk Without You; As Long As I Live; Glad To Be Unhappy/I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues; If I Should Lose You; You Were Meant For Me; The Very Thought of You; You're Driving Me Crazy; Two For The Road; Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams; I'll Always Leave The Door A Little Open.


Eric Ineke 75: Swinging, Boppin' and Burnin'

Label: Daybreak
Released: 2022
Track listing: Hershey Bar; I Thought About You; Ornithology; Easy Living; Thou Swell; Tangerine; Eric's Blues; The Theme; Jotosco.


From The Pen Of...

Label: Cellar Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Night Spot; Queen's Pawn; It's A Human Race; Rabbit's Habit; Up In Steve's Room; Why Am I Blue?; Waltz For Willi; Our Blues; For Your Love; Ol' Bill's Blues; Theme.


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