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Wessell Anderson

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Alto saxophonist Wessell "Warmdaddy" Anderson grew up in the tough Bedford Stuyvesent and Crown Heights neighborhoods of Brooklyn, NY. By the time Anderson was 14 years old, he was deeply involved in the local jazz scene (thanks in part to his father, a drummer) and attending jam sessions at then-active Brooklyn and Queens jazz clubs like the Blue Coronet, Pumpkin's, and the Turbo Village. Anderson later studied at Harlem's famed Jazzmobile workshops with the likes of Frank Wess, Charles Davis, and Frank Foster. Here, Anderson also met Wynton and Branford Marsalis, who were both playing with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers at the time

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"The Spiritual Side Of Wynton Marsalis" to be Released October 22

"The Spiritual Side Of Wynton Marsalis" to be Released October 22

Pulitzer Prize and nine-time Grammy Award®-winning musician, and Managing and Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, Wynton Marsalis digs into his rich collection of spiritually inspired recordings at the Columbia and Sony Classical labels for The Spiritual Side Of Wynton Marsalis. This special collection of 15 divine tracks will be available everywhere October 22 through ...

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Take Five With Jacques Lesure

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Meet Jacques Lesure:Jacques Lesure is a Detroit native who has graduated from Berklee College Music in Boston, Massachusetts. Since his days at Berklee, he has performed alongside Oscar Brown Jr., George Benson, Kenny Burrell, Freddy Cole, Jimmy Smith, Stanley Turrentine, Mark Murphy, Oliver Lake, Chico Freeman, Javon Jackson, Les McCann, Linda Hopkins, Carmen Lundy, ...

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Take Five With Milton Suggs

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Meet Milton Suggs:The remarks of those who hear him for the first time often go something like this: “I didn't know he could talk, let alone sing!" or “That voice does not belong to that body!" That's because Milton prefers to let his talent speak for itself. Music has been ...

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Warm It Up, Warmdaddy!

Label: Nu Jazz Entertainment
Released: 2009
Track listing: What Is Dat Thang?; I'll Forget May; Warm It Up, Warmdaddy!; Balto, Will You Please Come Home?; Monk By Starlight; Warmfreeze; Fore; All the Thangs You Ain't; Space "Nakamura San"; Balto, Will You Please Come Home? (Alt. Take--Fast); Strickly Platonic; I'll Forget May (Alt. Take--Fast); Bluesette.

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Warm It Up Warmdaddy!

Label: Nu Jazz Entertainment
Released: 2009
Track listing: What is dat Thang?; I'll Forget May; Warm it up, Warmdaddy!; Balto, Will You Please Come Home; Monk by Starlight; Warmfreeze; Fore; All the Thangs You Ain't; Space "Nakamura San"; [Balto, Will You Please Come Home (alternate take); Strickly Platonic; I'll Forget May (alternate take); Bluesette.

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A Cool World Christmas: Carla Bley, Trio West and Wynton Marsalis

Read "A Cool World Christmas: Carla Bley, Trio West and Wynton Marsalis" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


It is easy to be cynical about holiday music. On the mainstream popular music front, these releases are often nakedly commercial, marketed with a fixed (and very large) target population in mind. And a good many of such recordings are truly bad. In the run up to Christmas 2009, the marketplace is clotted with a legion ...

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Article: Album Review

Wessell Anderson: Warm It Up, Warmdaddy!

Read "Warm It Up, Warmdaddy!" reviewed by Terrell Kent Holmes


Alto saxophonist Wessell Anderson is a traditionalist who clearly enjoys upending tradition. On Warm It Up, Warmdaddy! several of the songs rework the harmonic structures of some cherished standards and their titles are the work of someone who embraces the classics without taking them too seriously. The mischief begins with “What Is Dat ...

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9th Annual Satchmo Summerfest Heats Up New Orleans

Read "9th Annual Satchmo Summerfest Heats Up New Orleans" reviewed by Sandy Ingham


Ninth Annual Satchmo SummerFestNew Orleans, LouisianaJuly 30-August 2, 2009 Sauntering down Frenchmen Street in New Orleans late on the night of July 31, I thought: I am indisputably in the right place, at the right time, mingling with more happy people per square foot than could be found anywhere else in the world.


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