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Somethin' Special

Label: Tetrachord Music
Released: 2011
Track listing: Somethin' Special; Enchantment; What Will I Tell My Heart?; Comin' Home Baby; Soultrane; How Insensitive; Pannonica; Cheese Cake; Loving Linda; Zeljko's Blues; Star Dust.

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Scott Hamilton: Half Moon Bay, CA, September 4, 2011

Read "Scott Hamilton: Half Moon Bay, CA, September 4, 2011" reviewed by Bill Leikam

Scott Hamilton and the Larry Vuckovich QuintetDouglas Beach House aka Bach Dancing & Dynamite SocietyHalf Moon Bay, CaliforniaSeptember 4, 2011 The Douglas Beach House was honored with the appearance of tenor saxophonist Scott Hamilton and pianist Larry Vuckovich's quintet-- a stellar band comprised of some of the best in jazz, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Larry Vuckovich: Somethin' Special

Read "Somethin' Special" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Pianist Larry Vuckovich made his recording debut as a leader with Blue Balkan (Inner City Records, 1980), although his playing career began in the '50s, after he arrived in the United States from his native Yugoslavia as a teenager. His recorded output as a leader has been relatively sparse--around a dozen albums--but he's carved out a ...

Somethin' Special

Label: Sharp Nine Records
Released: 2001
Track listing: John's Abbey; Divertimento; If I Loved You; Somethin' Special; Take Me Out to the Ballgame; You're My Thrill; Lizard Lips; Blues for Philly Joe; Into the Fire; Subterranean.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Tardo Hammer: Somethin' Special

Read "Somethin' Special" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The best Jazz pianist you’ve never heard? He could answer to the name Tardo Hammer. The 43–year–old New Yorker is indeed somethin’ special, as he demonstrates time and again on his second album for Sharp Nine. We were lucky enough to review the first one ( Hammer Time ), and everything written then bears repeating, with ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Tardo Hammer: Somethin' Special

Read "Somethin' Special" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

Piano man Tardo Hammer is the perfect poster boy for the category of “one of the greatest jazz musicians you’ve never heard of.” His record dates have been few in number and his musical activity is confined primarily to the New York area, but his world-class stature is categorically undeniable. Now thanks to Sharp Nine, the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Tardo Hammer: Somethin' Special

Read "Somethin' Special" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

A half-century removed from its heyday, and no longer the most influential style or common dialect of the ever-expanding jazz canon, bebop is more often intimated than played in its unalloyed form. For many young musicians bop is not a destination or even a place to linger, but at best a way station en route to ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Tardo Hammer: Somethin' Special

Read "Somethin' Special" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

A half-century removed from its heyday, and no longer the most influential style or common dialect of the ever-expanding jazz canon, bebop is more often intimated than played in its unalloyed form. For many young musicians bop is not a destination or even a place to linger, but at best a way station en route to ...

Somethin' Special

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Released: 1998
Track listing: Softly as in a Morning Sunrise; Fiesta Mojo; My Funny Valentine; Tanga; Billie


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