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Shawn Purcell

Shawn Purcell, a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a jazz guitarist, educator, arranger, and composer in the Washington DC region.  Purcell has shared the stage, recorded with, and/or toured with top jazz artists including:  Terell Stafford, Nicholas Payton, Tim Warfield, Sean Jones, Brian Charette, Dana Hall, Alan Baylock Jazz Orchestra, The Chicago Jazz Ensemble, The Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra, Jim Pugh, Chip McNeill, Jeannie Bryson, Eddie Daniels, Chris Potter, Jerry Bergonzi, Steve Allee and many others.  He has performed at jazz clubs and festivals throughout the nation including: Blues Alley, Smalls, The Jazz Kitchen, The Blue Wisp, The Jazz Factory, Club Bonafide, Bop Stop, Filament at The Vanderelli Room, IAJE, JEN, PASIC and Indy Jazz Fest.

Purcell can be heard on nearly 30 recordings, including Grammy Award-winner Chip McNeill’s, The Whirl; Posi-Tone Records releases Heads Up! and Allied Forces, Alan Baylock Jazz Orchestra’s Prime Time, featuring trumpeter Doc Severinsen, Darden Purcell’s Easy Living and Where the Blue Begins and Ben Patterson Jazz Orchestra’s Vital Frequencies featuring saxophonist Chris Potter.
 

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The Way of the Groove

Label: Origin Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Anniversary Patio; Here Now; FLT; Stank Face; The Lucky One; The Way of the Groove; What Happens Next? (Intro); What Happens Next?; This and That; Hangin’.

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180

Label: Origin Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Cat and Mouse; 180; Fond Illusion; A Time for Love; Chicka D; A Long Stroll; Hoodang; LTG (Little Tori Girl); Window Games; Soul Blue; Search and Destroy.

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Shawn Purcell: 180

Read "180" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Guitarist Shawn Purcell's latest CD, 180, is all about swinging; Purcell's trio (Pat Bianchi on Hammond B3 organ, Jason Tiemann on drums) nestles squarely into the groove on the double-quick opener, “Cat and Mouse," which sets an upbeat tone for the album as a whole. The rhythm seldom flags on Purcell's sunny compositions ...

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Ben Patterson: The Way of the Groove

Read "The Way of the Groove" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Ben Patterson is well versed in the way of the groove. The veteran trombonist, best known for his lengthy stint with the Airmen of Note, uses this date to deliver some hip yet sophisticated work that leans on funky foundations, driving ambitions and glorious grit. Showcasing his impressive slide work alongside a positively electric outfit, Patterson ...

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Cat and Mouse

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Label: Origin Records
Released: 2022
Duration: 06:34

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Anniversary Patio

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Label: Origin Records
Released: 2022
Duration: 07:38

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Push The Limits

Label: Origin Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Push The Limits; Alternate Reality; Easter Waltz; Fear Is The Mind-Killer; Hope; Suits Me Fine; Almost There; Alone Time; Road Trip; Scoish.

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Ben Patterson: Push The Limits

Read "Push The Limits" reviewed by Jack Bowers


It took no more than a quick Google search to find that every member of trombonist Ben Patterson's quintet is (or was) also a member of the U.S. Air Force's flagship jazz ensemble, the Airmen of Note. On Push the Limits, Patterson challenges his fellow airmen to cruise through ten of his elaborate compositions and arrangements, ...

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Push the Limits

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Label: Origin Records
Released: 2021
Duration: 10:09


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