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Tyler Mitchell

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Chicago born Tyler Mitchell studied the bass with Donald Raphael Garrett (Coltrane, Archie Shepp, Roland Kirk) and Malachi Favors (Art Ensemble of Chicago). He played with Von Freeman before moving to NY in 1984. In 1985/86 he joins Sun Ra Arkestra with which he play and tours Europe & Japan and records two albums. Part of the 'Steve Grossman Trio' with Art Taylor touring Europe in 1987 and recording. In 1988/89 he is one of the 'Art Taylor's Wailer's' also recording live at the Village Vanguard with Jacky Terrasson. He joins Jon Hendricks' European Tour in 1990 and records Freddie the Freeloader with Stanley Turrentine, Wynton Marsalis. In 1992 he plays with Shirley Horn recording 'Light out of Darkness'. In 1997 plays with Rashied Ali, Billy Bang, Jason Lindner, Frank Lowe, Larry Goldings. In 2000 Tyler moves to Mexico where he meets and plays with many musicians such as Cuban pianist Gabriel Hernandez, guitarist Ken Basman, Pere Soto, trumpeter Jason Palmer, drummers Hernan Hecht, Giovanni Figueroa, Francisco Mela, Alex Kautz, Codaryl Moffett. He performs and leads the 'The Tyler Mitchell Trio' since it's founding in 2003, featuring Gabriel Hernandez and Alex Kautz

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Sun Ra's Journey Featuring Marshall Allen

Label: Cellar Music Group
Released: 2023
Track listing: Care Free; Velvet; Free Ballad; Dancing Shadows; Eddie Harris; Discipline 27; Bouncing At Smalls; Skippy; New Dawn; Cosmic Hop; Love In Outer Space; Fate In A Pleasant Mood.

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Dancing Shadows

Label: Mahakala Music
Released: 2022
Track listing: Interstellar Lowways; Spaced Out; Angels & Demons At Play; Skippy; Nico; Dancing Shadows; Carefree; Marshall The Deputy; Nico Revisited; Space Travelers; Enlightenment; A Call For All Demons.

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Bass Is The Place: Tyler Mitchell, Jimmy Garrison, Dave Holland And More

Read "Bass Is The Place: Tyler Mitchell, Jimmy Garrison, Dave Holland And More" reviewed by David Brown


This week angels & demons are at play as basset luminary Tyler Mitchell and legendary saxophonist Marshall Allen present two new Sun Ra inspired releases. Then, we follow Jimmy Garrison in and out of the Coltrane quartet, followed by more bassist led groups from Wilbur Ware, Ahmed Abdul-Malik (pictured), Linda May Han Oh and others. Bass ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Tim Berne & Greg Belisle-Chi, Marta Sanchez and Matthew Shipp/Whit Dickey

Read "Tim Berne & Greg Belisle-Chi, Marta Sanchez and Matthew Shipp/Whit Dickey" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


A very mixed bag this time out with samplings from new releases by pianists Matthew Shipp (with drummer Whit Dickey), Australian Alister Spence with some European mates and Marta Sanchez; also new are releases from Tim Berne with guitarist Greg Belisle-Chi and Irish alto player Adam Nolan. You'll also hear music from some very interesting musicians ...

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Article: Album Review

Tyler Mitchell: Dancing Shadows

Read "Dancing Shadows" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


There's a buzz to Dancing Shadows that is akin to the first time one stumbled upon a late 1950s to late 1960s Blue Note, Riverside, Verve, Impulse! or Prestige recording and time just stopped and the music took you places you were eager to go whether you knew where you were going or not. You stared ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Unscientific Italians, Andrea Keller & Tyler Mitchell

Read "Unscientific Italians, Andrea Keller & Tyler Mitchell" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


Music from the Southern Hemisphere highlights the first hour with tunes from new releases from Australia (Andrea Keller, Sandy Evans & Sam Anning) and New Zealand's Hatnohathat Trio. Hour two brings more from the L.A. band, The Gathering, in anticipation of their upcoming release next month, and bassist Tyler Mitchell with the indomitable 97-year old Marshall ...

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Aliens & Wizards

Label: CellarMusic
Released: 2021
Track listing: Righty-O!; Non Troppo; Adagio; Mindset; Blue Gardenia; Stella By Starlight; Aliens & Wizards; Prayer For Peace; Trick Baby.

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Recent Piano Music

Read "Recent Piano Music" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


Small groups featuring piano continue to work their individual brands of magic throughout the jazz world. Here are some examples from the last few months. Ray Gallon Make Your Move Cellar Live 2021 Pianist Ray Gallon has been around for over thirty-five years playing with the likes of ...

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Article: Album Review

The Spike Wilner Trio: Aliens & Wizards

Read "Aliens & Wizards" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Spike Wilner, generally noted in his native jny: New York City as an excellent jazz pianist, is even more widely known as proprietor of two of the city's leading jazz clubs, Smalls and Mezzrow. Though hard hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, Wilner has soldiered on, presenting live music whenever possible and forming the SmallsLIVE Foundation, a ...


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