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Harper summarizes Jeli Posse's swing savvy, world spiced flavor when he shares, “Everything builds on everything as the values and traditions are passed down. From the African roots to today, many ingredients have been thrown into the pot. The band continues to expand on the the ground laid by the medicine men and messengers before us." The 2012 Album "Coexist" epitomises the band's multicultural approach. Harper's lifelong jazz apprenticeship has taken him around the world. It includes playing and recording with many greats, including Betty Carter, Johnny Griffin, Dr. Billy Taylor and Dexter Gordon

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Teddy Wilson, Harry Allen & Rahsaan Barber

Read "Teddy Wilson, Harry Allen & Rahsaan Barber" reviewed by Joe Dimino


From a crop of new young jazz lions, we begin the 713th Episode of Neon Jazz with Rahsaan Barber with a cut off his latest 2021 release Mosaic. We also take a look into the music of other new cats like Jack Brandfield, Emily Kuhn and David Lord. We wrap up this summer themed hour with ...

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News: Recording

Tenor Saxophonist Lawrence Clark To Celebrate The Release Of His Sophomore Album "Inner Visions" Featuring Jeremy Pelt And Duane Eubanks

Tenor Saxophonist Lawrence Clark To Celebrate The Release Of His Sophomore Album "Inner Visions" Featuring Jeremy Pelt And Duane Eubanks

Tenor saxophonist Lawrence Clark will celebrate the release of his sophomore album Inner Visions on August 9, 2019, with a special concert at The LetLove Inn in Astoria, NY. His new album, offered through the European Jazz Tribes label, features trumpeters Jeremy Pelt and Duane Eubanks with David Bryant, piano and Rhodes; Darrell Green, drums; and ...

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News: Recording

T.K. Blue's "Amour" on Dot Time Records - Release May 12 + Tour Schedule

T.K. Blue's "Amour" on Dot Time Records - Release May 12 + Tour Schedule

Amour features: T.K. Blue, Etienne Charles, Warren Wolf, Zaccai Curtis, Winard Harper, Roland Guerrero, Gregoire Maret, Essiet Essiet, Jeff Reed & Eric Kennedy! May 6 CD Release Performance Clermont Vineyards & Winery 241 County Route 6 Germantown, New York 12526 (845) 663-6611 May 15 ...

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Article: Album Review

Howard University Jazz Ensemble: HUJE 2015

Read "HUJE 2015" reviewed by Jack Bowers


In 1975, Howard University, a bulwark of higher education in our nation's capital since 1867, formed its first Jazz Ensemble and named a young trumpeter / educator, Fred Irby III, as director. One year later, Irby ushered the ensemble into a recording studio to verify its prowess, a tradition that has continued uninterrupted for forty years. ...

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Jazz Quanta April – Five Women II: Sarah Vaughan, Barb Jungr, marty Elkins, Phyllis Blanford, and Tina Phillips

Read "Jazz Quanta April – Five Women II:  Sarah Vaughan, Barb Jungr, marty Elkins, Phyllis Blanford, and Tina Phillips" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


There is never too much of a good thing... Sarah Vaughan Live at Rosy's Resonance Records 2016 The most important and popular female jazz vocalists all had nick names. Lady Day, The First Lady of Song, The Devine One..."The President" Lester Young gave Billie Holiday her ...

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Article: Take Five With...

Take Five with Andrea Brachfeld

Read "Take Five with Andrea Brachfeld" reviewed by Andrea Brachfeld


Meet Andrea Brachfeld: Flutist Andrea Brachfeld, a graduate of The Manhattan School of Music, and recent recipient of the “Best Jazz Flute" award from Hot House Magazine, began her musical career at 16 and has associated with Tito Puente, Ray Barretto, Hubert Laws, Nestor Torres, Dave Valentin, Paquito D'Rivera, Wycliffe Gordon and Wallace Roney, ...

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Article: Profile

James Clay: Texas Tenor, Second Generation

Read "James Clay: Texas Tenor, Second Generation" reviewed by David Perrine


The term “Texas tenor" was originally coined to describe the sound and style of such swing era players as Herschel Evans, Illinois Jacquet, Buddy Tate, Budd Johnson, Arnett Cobb and others, and has subsequently been applied to second generation players from Texas that included James Clay, David “Fathead" Newman and Marchel Ivery. What these players had ...

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Take Five With Noah Haidu

Read "Take Five With Noah Haidu" reviewed by Noah Haidu


Meet Noah Haidu: Pianist and composer Noah Haidu is evidence that 21st century jazz can be adventurous, fresh and swing hard; that an exciting, modern pianist can play memorable melodies and soulful grooves. His powerful Posi-Tone Records CDs Slipstream and Momentum garnered an impressive response: write-ups included All About Jazz, JazzTimes, The Financial Times, ...

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News: Recording

Jovan Alexandre’s Debut Album Collective Consciousness Out February 24

Jovan Alexandre’s Debut Album Collective Consciousness Out February 24

“Jovan Alexandre is one of the most exciting new voices to emerge on the tenor saxophone—conceptually—in a long time. A gifted composer, his personal sound can seem variously molten and sharp-cornered within the same tune, sometimes almost within the same phrase. There’s an understated, almost implied, restlessness in his solos… He has that rare originality everyone ...


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