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Scott Whitfield

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Scott Whitfield (trombonist, composer, arranger, and vocalist) is internationally recognized for his work with many contemporary big bands, including the Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra and the new edition of Johnny Griffin’s Big Soul Band, as well as his own Scott Whitfield Jazz Orchestras (East and West). Whitfield’s discography includes 7 recordings as leader and more than 50 recordings with other artists. In addition to his own recordings, his compositions and arrangements have been performed and recorded by such artists as Diva, Maurice Hines, The Pied Pipers, Bill Allred’s Classic Jazz Band, and Pete Petersen’s 23-strong Collection Jazz Orchestra. A clinician and guest artist for Bach Stradivarius trombones, Whitfield has appeared throughout the world, from Australia to Zurich, sharing his expertise on trombone technique, improvisation, composition, arranging, and jazz history

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Full Circle

Label: Cafe Pacific Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Everybody’s Gotta Be Somewhere; Celebration; Why Should I Wake Up; The Surrey with the Fringe on Top; Happy Talk; Soon It’s Gonna Rain; Sorry-Grateful; You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught; Love, I Hear; I’m Glad to See You’ve Got What You Want; Far From the Home I Love; Celebration (extended version).

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Hangin' Out

Label: Bassett Hound Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Hangin’ Out; Spain; Lydian Afternoon; Dindi; Sir Duke; Another Thing; Felicidade; Everything Happens to Me; Up Jumped Spring; I Walk a Little Faster; Modal 1 Tease; Just the Way You Are; It Could Happen to You.

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Article: Album Review

The DIVA Jazz Orchestra: Swings Broadway

Read "Swings Broadway" reviewed by Jack Bowers


At the ripe old age of thirty (closer to a hundred in big-band years), the superlative New York-based, all-female DIVA Jazz Orchestra remains as frisky as a newborn colt, swinging up, down and around Broadway with abandon on its thirteenth album, a brisk and colorful tribute to the Great White Way that shines brightly from start ...

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Article: Album Review

The Jim Self / John Chiodini Duo: Hangin' Out

Read "Hangin' Out" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Hangin' Out is the third album by the unlikely duo of Jim Self on tuba and John Chiodini on guitar. This time around, they hang out on five of the thirteen numbers with special guests--trombonist Scott Whitfield, tenor saxophonist Tom Peterson, baritone saxophonist David Angel and flugelhorn player Ron Stout, each of whom has a feature ...

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April 2022: Get Out Of Town

Read "April 2022: Get Out Of Town" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Kristina Koller Get Out Of Town Self Produced 2022 Youthful, vibrant, and musically precocious, vocalist / composer Kristina Koller answers her two previous recordings: the gracefully insurgent Perception (Self Produced, 2018) and frankly anarchic Stronger (Self Produced, 2019) with the intensely focused Get Out Of Town, devoted to a dramatic ...

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Article: Album Review

Gary Brumburgh: Full Circle

Read "Full Circle" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Gary Brumburgh is living proof that a talented singer can sustain a respectable career in music without becoming a “star." Even though he's not a household name—or anywhere near it—Brumburgh performed in musical productions from dinner theatres to summer stock, concert stages to casinos for more than two decades before changing direction in 2003 to focus ...

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Out on the Coast

Label: Basset Hound Music
Released: 2021
Track listing: (Disc 1): Out on the Coast; Wig; Alone Together; L’ilo Vasche; Prelude to a Kiss; Ah Rite!; Wild Strawberries; Hershey Bar; (Disc 2): Between; Lover Man; Leaves; A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing; Deep 2; Moonlight; Out on the Coast 3; Autumn in New York; (Disc 3): Latka Variations; This Time the Dream’s on Me; Love Letter to Pythagoras; Waiting for a Train Part 2; Dark Passage; L.A. Mysterioso.

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Article: Album Review

David Angel: Out on the Coast

Read "Out on the Coast" reviewed by Jack Bowers


David Angel, one of the West Coast's best-kept secrets, earns a long-overdue hour or three in the sun and makes every moment count on Out on the Coast, a superlative three-disc anthology that bundles fifteen of his luminous original compositions with seven jazz standards in an invariably pleasurable and charming package. When not teaching, writing or ...

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Prolific Composer/Arranger David Angel Teams With Tuba Master Jim Self For Extraordinary 3-Disc Anthology, 'Out On The Coast'

Prolific Composer/Arranger David Angel Teams With Tuba Master Jim Self For Extraordinary 3-Disc Anthology, 'Out On The Coast'

David Angel is one of the most respected composer/arrangers on the West Coast; however, he is virtually unknown to the general public. That is why tuba and bass trombone master Jim Self decided it was time to rectify that situation. He brought together The David Angel Jazz Ensemble to record Out On The Coast, a gorgeous ...


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