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Terell Stafford, acclaimed trumpet player based in New York, has been hailed as “one of the great players of our time, a fabulous trumpet player” by piano legend McCoy Tyner. Stafford is recognized as an incredibly gifted and versatile player, he combines a deep love of melody with his own brand of spirited and adventurous lyricism. Stafford’s exceptionally expressive and well defined musical talent allows him to dance in and around the rich trumpet tradition of his predecessors while making his own inroads. Stafford first picked up the trumpet at age thirteen, initially studying classical music

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Personalities

Label: BCM&D Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: (all compositions by Chris Oatts, except where noted all arrangements by Chris Oatts) Alley Birds; Dragon Night; Building Blocks; Shade of Jade (Joe Henderson); Jean’s Scene; Bewitched (Richard Rogers); Philly Smash Tune; Not While I’m Around (Stephen Sondheim); Sweet Prince; Personality (Johnny Burke and Jimmy van Heusen).

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News: Event

New Jersey Jazz Society 50th Anniversary Concert Set For October 9th

New Jersey Jazz Society 50th Anniversary Concert Set For October 9th

During the early 1970s, New Jersey jazz fans would gather at the Chester Inn to hear Chuck Slate’s Traditional Jazz Band or at the Hillside Lounge (also in Chester) to see cornetist Wild Bill Davison, or alto saxophonist Rudy Powell, or guitarist Al Casey. In October 1972, under the leadership of the late Jack Stine, these ...

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Article: Interview

Joey DeFrancesco: From Musical Prodigy to Jazz Icon

Read "Joey DeFrancesco: From Musical Prodigy to Jazz Icon" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


This interview was first published at All About Jazz in June 2019. Joey DeFrancesco is a true master of the jazz organ, the one others look up to as the standard bearer, as was his inspirational hero, Jimmy Smith. Arguably, he could be dubbed the Mozart of the jazz organ, since like Mozart, he ...

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The Jazz All Stars Volume 1

Label: Le Coq Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: There For Flotus; Tu Were Nui; Log Jammin; There You Go; Afro Blue; Caravan; Rockin and Rhythm; Avalon.

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Without You, No Me

Label: BCM&D Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Passing of the Torch; Without You, No Me; Bootsie; Please Don’t Talk About Me; In That Order; Voice of the Saxophone; I Can’t Give You Anything But Love; The Wise Old Owl; The Blues Ain’t Nothin’ (But Some Pain); Perdido.

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Article: Album Review

Temple University Jazz Band: Without You, No Me

Read "Without You, No Me" reviewed by Jack Bowers


When his friend, colleague, mentor and confidante Jimmy Heath died in January 2020, trumpeter Terell Stafford's first impulse was to find a way to honor and remember the renowned Philadelphia-born saxophonist. As Stafford is director of the Temple University Jazz Band, also in Philadelphia, an obvious way would be to record a tribute album, which Stafford ...

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Article: Live Review

Chris Oatts Quintet featuring Terell Stafford at Chris’ Jazz Café

Read "Chris Oatts Quintet featuring Terell Stafford at Chris’ Jazz Café" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


Chris Oatts Quintet featuring Terell Stafford Chris' Jazz Café Live and Streaming Philadelphia, PA September 10, 2021 This was the reviewer's first time at a live performance in a jazz club since the start of the corona virus pandemic a year and a half ago. A ...

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Article: Interview

Norman David: Forty-Year Wizard of The Eleventet

Read "Norman David: Forty-Year Wizard of The Eleventet" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


A few years ago, a musician friend suggested I go hear a band that was playing at a place in Bella Vista, Philadelphia, a neighborhood with a significant jazz history (violinist Joe Venuti and guitarist Eddie Lang lived there and are honored with several plaques and a mural) -but not much current music to speak of. ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Ellington Today - Always Hip

Read "Ellington Today - Always Hip" reviewed by Russell Perry


Every year dozens of top-flight musicians cover tunes from the biggest book in jazz--the Duke Ellington Songbook--with some 1,100 entries. In this hour of Jazz at 100 Today!, we'll listen to a few of the diverse responses to this body of work ranging from pianists Frank Kimbrough, Ahmad Jamal, Fred Hersch and Norah Jones to guitarists ...


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