Home » Search Center » Results: Ugonna Okegwo

Results for "Ugonna Okegwo"

Advanced search options

Results for pages tagged "Ugonna Okegwo"...

Musician

Ugonna Okegwo

Ugonna Okegwo is one of the most distinctive and sought-after jazz bassists in the world. Critics across the globe have praised him for his rich tone, supple sense of swing, stylistic range and inventiveness. These qualities have not only earned him a place on the bandstand with jazz legends as diverse as Clark Terry, Benny Golson, Pharoah Sanders and Joseph Jarman--they have established him as one of the leading lights of a younger generation redefining jazz for the new century. "He is very individualistic, both in his soloing and accompanying. I love the way he plays in the ensemble,” says Tom Harrell, with whom Okegwo has worked for several years

Album

Riverside

Label: Outside in Music
Released: 2022
Track listing: All the Things You Are; Anthropology; Have You Met Miss Jones; Billie's Bounce; Riverside Blues; 6/8 Lunch Break; Out of Nowhere; Donna Lee; This Could Be the Start of Something Big; Sunny.

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.

2

Article: Radio & Podcasts

Trios, Duos and Solos

Read "Trios, Duos and Solos" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


This show focuses mainly on the smallest units of jazz interaction, trios and duos, with a couple of solo performances thrown in along the way. Artists heard on the program include Matthew Shipp, the collective trio Air, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Adam Larson and Bill Frisell. There is also a special mention of bassist Charnett Moffett, who passed ...

8

Article: Multiple Reviews

The Art of the (Guitar) Trio

Read "The Art of the (Guitar) Trio" reviewed by Geno Thackara


One simple format truly can allow for endless possibilities. For yet another exhibit, here are half a dozen that could hardly be more different from each other. Orion Tango The In Between 1k Recordings 2022 If Orion Tango was adventurous and loud in the Before Times (and they ...

6

Article: Rising Stars

Meet Vocalist Anais Reno

Read "Meet Vocalist Anais Reno" reviewed by Sanford Josephson


This article first appeared in Jersey Jazz Magazine. When she was eight years old, Anais Reno (now 18) began taking voice lessons from singer/songwriter Sarah Tolar. “I feel very grateful to her," Reno said, “because after a couple of months of working together, she sensed that maybe some older American Songbook music would be ...

5

Article: Album Review

Pete Malinverni: On the Town: Pete Malinverni Plays Leonard Bernstein

Read "On the Town: Pete Malinverni Plays Leonard Bernstein" reviewed by Pierre Giroux


The presumptive title of this release is On The Town, but in reality it covers more than just the music from that titled 1944 Leonard Bernstein Broadway musical. The ever thoughtful and vivid pianist Pete Malinverni along with his savvy and accomplished companions bassist Ugonna Okegwo and drummer Jeff Hamilton have made this release an oeuvre ...

28

Article: Album Review

Pete Malinverni: On the Town: Pete Malinverni Plays Leonard Bernstein

Read "On the Town: Pete Malinverni Plays Leonard Bernstein " reviewed by Jack Bowers


Pianist Pete Malinverni's album, On the Town, is subtitled “Plays Leonard Bernstein," and it's an homage he has wanted to put on record for many years—ever since he met Bernstein in person while performing at an opening-night party for a production of the opera Tosca at the Met in NYC. Bernstein, he recalls, spent much of ...

Album

On the Town: Pete Malinverni Plays Leonard Bernstein

Label: Planet Arts Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: New York New York; Lucky To Be Me; Somewhere; Cool; Simple Song; I Feel Pretty; Lonely Town; Some Other Time; It's Love; A Night On The Town.

3

Article: Interview

My Conversation with Tom Harrell

Read "My Conversation with Tom Harrell" reviewed by AAJ Staff


We rummaged through our extensive pre-database archive and discovered a May 1999 interview with Tom Harrell, who celebrated his 75th birthday this past week. We published two other interviews with Tom: November 2003 and May 2009. AAJ: Do you recall when you were first exposed to jazz? TH: Well, I was fortunate ...


Engage

Contest Giveaways
Enter our latest contest giveaway sponsored by MIG Music
Jazz Polls
Vote for your Favorite Hammond B-3 Organists, Favorite Living Guitarists, Favorite Living Pianists, Favorite Living Bassists and Favorite Living Drummers.

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.