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After attending Boston's prestigious Berklee College Of Music on full scholarship, Steve Hass moved to New York City joining the Ravi Coltrane Group. Along side Lonnie Plaxico, Michael Cain, and Ralph Alessi, Steve was playing a mixture of hard bop, funky odd meter grooves and free improvisation in Ravi's band. During his five years with the group, Hass was also freelancing and recording with several local singer/songwriters and working at jingle houses in New York City including Fluid Post Music, Three Tree Productions, Ian London Productions, and Red House to name a few. He had local weekly gigs with The Bitter End house band, The Blue Note house band and Monday nights at Zinc Bar with The Ron Affif Trio

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Article: Album Review

Mitchel Forman Trio: Puzzle

Read "Puzzle" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Any good band, and this trio in particular, can be likened to a puzzle, with the players complementing one another and coming together to form a full picture. According to pianist Mitchel Forman, the listener is the final piece of that puzzle, completing the entire idea and experience behind creating and sharing music. After hearing this ...

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Judy Wexler: What I See

Read "What I See" reviewed by Florence Wetzel


One of the deepest relationships in jazz blossomed on the West Coast in the 1950s, when singer June Christy and arranger Pete Rugolo combined their gifts on numerous albums. Christy supplied the voice and the heart, which Rugolo set off to perfection with exquisite, often surprising arrangements. The deep understanding between the two artists was particularly ...

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Judy Wexler: What I See

Read "What I See" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Vocalist Judy Wexler is more than a mere singer of songs. She's an actress, mood painter, song archaeologist and vocalist par excellence, and those designations shouldn't be taken as independent virtues; they all merge in her marvelous musical pursuits. When I See is Wexler's fourth album, but it only took two--Easy On The ...

News: Recording

Vocalist Judy Wexler Releases New Cd - What I See - On Jazzed Media

Vocalist Judy Wexler Releases New Cd - What I See - On Jazzed Media

Judy Wexler’s fourth and newest CD, What I See (Jazzed Media, September 10, 2013 drop date) follows her acclaimed 2011 release, Under a Painted Sky (4-star review in Downbeat, top 10 on JazzWeek radio chart), and 2008’s Dreams & Shadows (profiled on NPR, debuted at #2 on JazzWeek) with another stunning, out-of-the-box collection of tunes. Since ...

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Judy Wexler: Under A Painted Sky

Read "Under A Painted Sky" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Few singers would dare dive into music associated with Johnny Mathis, Carmen McRae, Abbey Lincoln and the 1962 film, The Music Man, on the same album; even fewer would be able to pull it off as vocalist Judy Wexler does on Under A Painted Sky. Wexler possesses a voice for the ages, and puts it to ...

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Chris Colangelo: Elaine's Song

Read "Elaine's Song" reviewed by Edward Blanco


Representing the second album in a decade for Los Angeles-based bassist Chris Colangelo, Elaine's Song documents seven original compositions that he has been working on for two years; time well spent, considering the caliber of the charts. Though the originals are the meat of this musical endeavor, the most ambitious piece of the album, “Falling Grace" ...

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Article: Interview

Steve Hass: A World of Rhythms

Read "Steve Hass: A World of Rhythms" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke


Thirty-two-year-old Steve Hass has been a professional drummer for about a dozen years, adding touches of style and class to music by the likes of The Manhattan Transfer, Art Garfunkel, Billy Joel, Christian McBride, John Benitez, Ravi Coltrane and many others, from pop to hard core jazz and from hip-hop to Latin beats. He’s a percussionist ...

Album

Subtle Touch

Label: Dreambox Media
Released: 2000
Track listing: In The Near; From The Source; Subtle Touch; Urban Folk Song; Eine Minute; Calm On The Prairie: One Of Us; Tricotism; From The Source.


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