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The Ox-Mo Incident

Label: Capri Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Happy Talk; Full Moon And Empty Arms; The Surrey With The Fringe On Top; Baubles, Bangles And Beads; The Ox-Mo Incident; Three For Five; Stranger In Paradise; Poor Butterfly; A Wasp In Search Of A Hart and Lung; Pavanne; I Could Have Danced All Night

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Frank Morelli / Keith Oxman: The Ox-Mo Incident

Read "The Ox-Mo Incident" reviewed by Jack Bowers


East meets Midwest on The Ox-Mo Incident, wherein Denver-based tenor saxophonist Keith Oxman shares the front line with bassoonist Frank Morelli, whose day jobs include teaching at the renowned Juilliard School in New York City and several other citadels of higher education. Although it's a long trek from Juilliard and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra (one of ...

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Charles McPherson: The Journey

Read "The Journey" reviewed by Edward Blanco


One of the original bebop artists of our time, alto saxophonist Charles McPherson adds to his legacy and marches through a selection of timely bop-infused material on The Journey, demonstrating his mastery of the idiom by transforming jazz classics into fresh-sounding bop tunes with a blend of originals rolled into one exciting package. Long associated with ...

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Charles McPherson: The Journey

Read "The Journey" reviewed by Robert Bush


Alto saxophone legend Charles McPherson has few living peers, but even at the age of 75, he shows no signs of slowing down, a premise well documented with the release of The Journey, his latest recording on the Capri label. Blistering post-bop remains McPherson's signature, but there is also a modernist streak ...

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Curtis Fuller: Down Home

Read "Down Home" reviewed by Edward Blanco


Legendary trombonist Curtis Fuller was 22 years old when he played on John Coltrane's landmark Blue Train (Blue Note, 1957), and the saxophonist remained best friends with Fuller during the 1950s and '60s. In 2005, the trombonist met saxophonist Keith Oxman, and has since developed a friendship leading to Fuller's favorable comparison of his new friend ...

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Curtis Fuller: Down Home

Read "Down Home" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


The trombone can be smoothly seductive, raucous, rasping or cheekily fruity by turn. Curtis Fuller is a master of the instrument, a veteran of six decades of top flight jazz who is still full of creativity as a player and writer. Featuring his regular sextet, Down Home is an absolutely delightful recording--a sophisticated collection of tunes ...

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Purnell Steen and Le Jazz Machine: This Little Light

Read "This Little Light" reviewed by Florence Wetzel


Denver has always had a thriving jazz community, and between the 1920s and 1950s, the Five Points neighborhood was the heart of the scene. Known as the “Harlem of the West," at its peak Five Points had over fifty bars and clubs, and played host to all the greats: pianist and bandleader Duke Ellington, singers Billie ...

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Curtis Fuller: Down Home

Read "Down Home" reviewed by Florence Wetzel


The jazz world of the fifties and sixties was undeniably a golden age, and legendary trombonist Curtis Fuller was one of the era's key voices. Throughout his sixty-year career, Fuller has worked with some of jazz's foundational players: he appears on saxophonist John Coltrane's Blue Train (Blue Note, 1957), he was part of drummer Art Blakey's ...


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