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Steve Allee, pianist, composer and arranger hails from Indianapolis, Indiana, the hometown of jazz legends Wes Montgomery, Freddie Hubbard, Slide Hampton and J.J. Johnson. Touring with the Buddy Rich Orchestra at age 19, Steve’s passion for the piano and jazz were evident to the audiences and all who performed with him. Steve’s big band CD, Downtown Blues, was nominated for a Grammy® award with bassist John Clayton and drummer John VonOhlen. Allee's first national solo CD, The Magic Hour, released on Noteworthy Records, landed at #14 on the Gavin national radio poll. His writing credits include composing the soundtrack for the film inspired by the book by Dan Wakefield titled, "New York In The Fifties"

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Dick Sisto/Steve Allee Quartet: Earth Tones

Read "Earth Tones" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

While Earth Tones is the first album credited to the Dick Sisto/Steve Allee Quartet, it's not this foursome's first rodeo. This group has been at it as a working band for quite a while now, and it previously released Spirit of Life (Jazzen, 2013)--a date under Sisto's name that concentrates on the work of John Coltrane, ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Rufus Reid Big Band at Jazz Standard from February 26 to March 1

Rufus Reid Big Band at Jazz Standard from February 26 to March 1

2x Grammy Nominee 2015 QUIET PRIDE: The Elizabeth Catlett Project The Rufus Reid Big Band Quiet Pride & More! Jazz Standard 116 East 27th St. New York, NY 10016 Phone: 212-576-2232 Date: Thu., Feb. 26, - Sun., Mar. 1, 2015 Showtimes: Two 60-minute shows beginning at ...

NEWS: EDUCATION

Brubeck Institute Announces New Series, Take 5 Jazz At The Brew Schedule

University of the Pacific’s Brubeck Institute this week announced its new Brubeck Institute Presents series and the fall schedule for its popular Take 5 Jazz at the Brew series and Take 5 Jam Sessions. Chris Brubeck, Peter Epstein, Steve Allee and Jamie Baum will each play Brubeck Institute Presents dates this fall, with Stefon Harris and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Corey Christiansen: Lone Prairie

Read "Lone Prairie" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Guitarist Corey Christiansen has released two previous recordings on the Origin label in Roll With It (2008) and Outlaw Tractor (2010). Both were well received and featured Christiansen's ethereal playing, characterized by a deep reverb beneath a slightly overdriven tone. These recordings are uniformly fine, but generally lacked a thematic center (not that one was required). ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Rufus Reid Trio: Half Moon Bay, CA, November 7, 2010

Read "Rufus Reid Trio: Half Moon Bay, CA, November 7, 2010" reviewed by Bill Leikam

Rufus Reid TrioDouglas Beach HouseHalf Moon Bay, CA November 7, 2010 The anticipation of having multi-award winner Rufus Reid working the strings of his bass, and his band members--pianist Steve Allee and drummer Duduka Da Fonseca--ran high, as the audience at the Douglas Beach House began to gather. The trio ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Rufus Reid: Out Front and with Old Friends

Read "Rufus Reid: Out Front and with Old Friends" reviewed by J Hunter

Great bassists are worth their weight in Maine lobster. Aside from maintaining the foundation so the drummer can stick and move, a great bassist can offer a substantial counterweight to a soloist, plus an additional voice that expands a band's capacity for dialogue. By those measures, Rufus Reid is a great, great bassist, with a strength ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Rufus Reid: Out Front

Read "Out Front" reviewed by Ken Dryden

Long a first-call bassist, Rufus Reid has played with numerous greats since arriving on the jazz scene in the early '70s, including Dizzy Gillespie, Thad Jones and Mel Lewis, Dexter Gordon, Lee Konitz, Art Farmer and Jimmy Heath, to name just a few, in addition to a number of dates as a leader. His fat tone ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Frank Glover: Politico

Read "Politico" reviewed by AAJ Staff

First released independently but now re-released by Owl Studios, classically trained clarinetist Frank Glover's Politico is a smashing debut; an atmospheric, concatenated narrative. The clarinet is a peculiar wind instrument with a smooth, sometimes guttural sound that's either loved or hated. Not as bold as a trumpet, it could get overwhelmed in ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Frank Glover: Politico

Read "Politico" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Politico was self-released by Indianapolis-based clarinettist Frank Glover in 2005. Four years later it has gained a commercial release and one question arises--why did it take so long? The breadth of writing, arranging and playing talent on this album is impressive, and the result is an involving and intensely emotional set of compositions that deserves wide ...


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