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Take 6

TAKE 6 is the most awarded a cappella group in history, with ten Grammy’s, ten Dove Awards (Gospel Music Awards), Best Jazz Vocal Group honors for seven consecutive years in Downbeat’s prestigious Reader’s and Critic’s Poll, a Soul Train Music Award, BRE (Black Radio Exclusive) Vocal Group of the Year, two NAACP Image Award nominations, induction into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and countless other musical and humanitarian citations. Showing the global appeal of this phenomenal group, they celebrated their 25th Anniversary last year with a World Tour including stronghold favorite markets Asia, South America, eastern and western Europe and the United States and TAKE 6 opened up new markets with debut tours of Australia and Canada

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Raymond Scott Reimagined

Label: ViolinJazz Recordings
Released: 2023
Track listing: Powerhouse (Quartet San Francisco, Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band); Raymond Scott On The Creative Process (R. Scott, Spoken Word); Toy Trumpet (Quartet San Francisco, Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band); In An 18th Century Drawing Room (Quartet San Francisco, Take 6; Gordon Goodwin); Raymond Scott On Rehearsing The Quintette (R. Scott, Spoken Word); Cutey And The Dragon (Quartet San Francisco, Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band); Huckleberry Duck (Quartet San Francisco, Gordon Goodwin); “I Remember Nothing Of That” (R. Scott And Art Shifrin, Spoken Word); The Quintette Goes To A Dance (Quartet San Francisco, Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band); Yesterday’S Ice Cubes (Quartet San Francisco, Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band); Quintessentially American (R. Scott And John Williams, Spoken Word); Twilight In Turkey (Quartet San Francisco, Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band); “I’m An Experimentalist” (R. Scott, Spoken Word); Serenade (Quartet San Francisco, Take 6)

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Cutey and the Dragon

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Label: ViolinJazz Recordings
Released: 2023
Duration: 05:02

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Article: Album Review

Heat and Horn Engine: (Put Your) Trust in Love

Read "(Put Your) Trust in Love" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello


"(Put Your) Trust in Love" from Heat (a multi-artist recording source created in 1979 and led by Tom Saviano) and trumpeter Bill Dowling's “Horn Engine" is a throwback to the recordings of great male vocalists such as Al Jarreau, Luther Vandross, and George Benson. It is a stellar effort. Rhythmically, the track falls ...

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News: Recording

‘Raymond Scott Reimagined,’ The Unprecedented Musical Journey Featuring Quartet San Francisco, Gordon Goodwin & Take 6 Is Available Now

‘Raymond Scott Reimagined,’ The Unprecedented Musical Journey Featuring Quartet San Francisco, Gordon Goodwin & Take 6 Is Available Now

Violinjazz Recordings, the label of acclaimed Grammy-nominated musician Jeremy Cohen, principal violinist and founder of Classical Crossover specialists Quartet San Francisco, has announced the release of ‘Raymond Scott Reimagined,’ an unprecedented new collaboration teaming Quartet San Francisco with accomplished Grammy/Emmy Award-winning composer/producer/arranger Gordon Goodwin and revered Grammy-winning a cappella group Take 6. The thrilling 14-track collection, ...

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Article: In Pictures

Quartet San Francisco At Yoshi's 2023

Read "Quartet San Francisco At Yoshi's 2023" reviewed by Walter Atkins


The Quartet San Francisco performed the compositions of Raymond Scott with a whimsical dynamism that flowed throughout the music. Scott's work has been closely associated with Warner Bros. cartoons, although he didn't write his music for animation. Along with members of Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band (and some Take 6 vocal tracks), QSF weaved ...

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Song of the Day

Toy Trumpet

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Label: ViolinJazz Recordings
Released: 2023
Duration: 3:42

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Article: Take Five With...

Take Five With Violinist Jeremy Cohen

Read "Take Five With Violinist  Jeremy Cohen" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Meet Jeremy Cohen Jeremy Cohen comes from a family of five musicians. Classically-trained and a student of Itzhak Perlman and Anne Crowden, Cohen's eclectic style reflects his respect for a wide range of violinists from Perlman and Fritz Kreisler to Joe Venuti and Eddie South. He has performed as soloist with numerous orchestras including ...

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News: Recording

4-Time Grammy Winner Gordon Goodwin Returns With New 5-Song Ep

4-Time Grammy Winner Gordon Goodwin Returns With New 5-Song Ep

Multiple Grammy/Emmy Award winner Gordon Goodwin returns to forefront of adventurous compositions and modern jazz with The Reset, an urgent and topical 5-song EP, a bold foray into the intersection of composition and improvisation, a futuristic excursion brimming with purpose and cursive. From the 7-minute title track, which seems to channel the ethos of Chick Corea’s ...

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Article: Profile

Jarrod Lawson Heads For Europe

Read "Jarrod Lawson Heads For Europe" reviewed by Peter Jones


Timing is everything in music, but launching an album in the midst of a global pandemic was not ideal for singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist Jarrod Lawson. As he prepares to embark on a European tour, he will finally get the chance to feature the music from his second album Be the Change in front of live ...


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