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Steve Slagle

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Steve Slagle was born in Los Angeles, California where he got his first saxophone and later attended Berklee College of Music in Boston on a DownBeat scholarship. One of his first gigs, at the age of 18, was in the Stevie Wonder Band, in Boston. Berklee is also where he met many musicians from all over the world whom he still remains close with. With his eyes on New York City, Steve moved there permanently in 1977, where he started to work with Machito and the Afro-Cuban Orchestra (lead alto) which was the band Charlie Parker and Dizzy had played with, as well stints with Lionel Hampton, Woody Herman and Cab Calloway

Album

Ballads: Into the Heart of it

Label: Panorama Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Blue in Green; Le Sucrier Velours (Queens Suite); Reflections; My One and Only Love; The Heart of it; Kiss Lonely Goodbye; Si, See; If You Could See Me Now; The Four Margarets; Big Mac.

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Alex Coke, Jeanne Lee, Steve Slagle and Others

Read "Alex Coke, Jeanne Lee, Steve Slagle and Others" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


This is a largely quieter and more contemplative show featuring a variety of artists such as Alex Coke, Bill Evans, Steve Slagle and Jeanne Lee. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill & Air (Mosaic) 00:00 Steve Slagle “The Heart ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Ken Vandermark & Immanuel Wilkins

Read "Ken Vandermark & Immanuel Wilkins" reviewed by Joe Dimino


We start the 746th Episode of Neon Jazz with Immanuel Wilkins and a song off his critically-acclaimed album The 7th Hand. From there, we hear from veteran Ken Vandermark and explore new sounds from Kansas City saxophonist Stephen Martin. We also get into some new music from David Potter, Parlor Social and Sean Fyfe. We conclude ...

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Article: Album Review

Steve Slagle: Ballads: Into the Heart of it

Read "Ballads: Into the Heart of it" reviewed by Edward Blanco


New York-based saxophonist, composer and educator Steve Slagle refused to let the pandemic interfere with his recording activities, and in August of 2021 completed a project covering an assortment of wonderful ballads on Ballads: Into the Heart of it. Having carved out a distinguished musical career spanning over four decades and documented on over 20 albums ...

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The Alister Spence Trio with Ed Kuepper Plus Other New Releases

Read "The Alister Spence Trio with Ed Kuepper Plus Other New Releases" reviewed by Bob Osborne


On this weeks show there is a focus on recent releases. There is also an Australian jazz-rock supergroup just about to embark their first tour, some classic jazz stylings in a modern setting, brand new work from cutting edge duos and exciting releases from Ricardo Pinzon, Yaniv Taubenhouse and Tony Malaby. Playlist Alister ...

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Jane Ira Bloom, Art Hirahara & David Angel

Read "Jane Ira Bloom, Art Hirahara & David Angel" reviewed by Joe Dimino


The ceremonial 700th Episode of Neon Jazz features several news releases and it starts with David Angel and music off his latest project Out on the Coast. We also spotlight 94-year old New York saxophonist Vinnie Riccitelli. We'll examine the music and voices of Joe Lovano, Steve Slagle, Art Hirahara and Jane Ira Bloom. then wrap ...

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New Albums from Dease, Douglas, Pitt, Slagle, Sinclair and Malaby

Read "New Albums from Dease, Douglas, Pitt, Slagle, Sinclair and Malaby" reviewed by Bob Osborne


With today's show we focus on six new albums: Dan Pitt's third release as a leader, easily his most ambitious work yet; Dave Douglas working with Australian musicians to create unique new sounds; poll-winning trombonist Michael Dease shows us what it means to “Give It All You Got" on his eighth release for Posi-Tone; alto saxophonist ...

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Albums from Urbex, Alex Moxon, Steve Slagle and Toc

Read "Albums from Urbex, Alex Moxon, Steve Slagle and Toc" reviewed by Bob Osborne


On this week's show we feature music from Belgian drummer's Antoine Pierre's project Urbex, inspired by the electric period of Miles Davis, and in particular Bitches Brew. I also feature Canadian guitarist Alex Moxon with his debut recording and Steve Slagle celebrating Charlie Parker's centenary. There's more new music with two new releases from the Circum-Disc ...

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Steve Cardenas, Cory Weeds, Zoot Sims and More

Read "Steve Cardenas, Cory Weeds, Zoot Sims and More" reviewed by Joe Dimino


Neon Jazz continues to focus on the new music coming out during this global pandemic. This week we focus on a Kansas City-native, New York City jazz guitarist Steve Cardenas, who has just released a great new album. We also feature songs from Duchess, Florian Arbenz, Cory Weeds, Steve Slagle and Ambrose Akinmusire. Enjoy the jazz, ...


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