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Wycliffe Gordon

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Wycliffe Gordon enjoys an extraordinary career as a performer, conductor, composer, arranger, and educator, receiving high praise from audiences and critics alike. Gordon tours the world performing hard-swinging, straight-ahead jazz for audiences ranging from heads of state to elementary school students. His trombone playing, hailed as "mixing powerful, intricate runs with sweet notes extended over clean melodies," has been universally hailed by jazz critics. Gordon received the Jazz Journalists Association 2002 and 2001 Award for Trombonist of the Year, the Jazz Journalists Association 2000 Critics' Choice Award for Best Trombone and has been nominated for the Jazzpar Award. In addition to a thriving solo career, he tours regularly leading the Wycliffe Gordon Quartet, headlining at legendary jazz venues throughout the world

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Article: Liner Notes

Bill Anschell / Brent Jensen: We Couldn't Agree More

Read "Bill Anschell / Brent Jensen: We Couldn't Agree More" reviewed by Thomas Conrad


Wynton Marsalis recently said, “The hallmark of a first-class jazz musician is the ability to adapt." It is a paradoxical statement. But Marsalis is not using the term “adapt" in the Darwinian context of adaptation and natural selection. He does not mean adapting to, say, bad food on the road. He is referring to listening skills ...

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News: Performance / Tour

Cyrus Chestnut First Time Headlining Performance At Carnegie Hall On April 19th!

Cyrus Chestnut First Time Headlining Performance At Carnegie Hall On April 19th!

Pianist Cyrus Chestnut Commissioned For First Time Headlining Performance at Carnegie Hall on April 19th, with Full Orchestra with The Cecilia Chorus of New York. Presenting a two part show: “Christ on the Mount of Olives" and “Power in the Blood." Two Passion stories, each a gripping musical narrative: Beethoven’s edge-of-your-seat Christ on the Mount of ...

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Article: Bailey's Bundles

An Embarrassment of Riches From Hamburg: Recent Releases From Nagel-Heyer

Read "An Embarrassment of Riches From Hamburg: Recent Releases From Nagel-Heyer" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


This article was first published at All About Jazz in February 2001. While Nagel-Heyer Records is breaking ground with contemporary jazz releases with their Nagel-Heyer 2000 Series, showcasing music by Terell Stafford, Wycliffe Gordon, Byron Stripling, and many others, the Hamburg-centered label's catalog continues to populate itself with the fine traditional jazz recitals that ...

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Article: Live Review

The Jazz Cruise 2024

Read "The Jazz Cruise 2024" reviewed by Katchie Cartwright


Celebrity Summit The Jazz Cruise Miami, Labadee, Puerto Plata, St. Thomas January 18-25, 2024 Founded by Anita E. Berry in 2001, The Jazz Cruise has been offering patrons a yearly action-packed weeklong jazz experience at sea with some 100 world-class musicians in 200 hours of programming ...

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News: Recording

Trombonist And Educator Emmett Goods Unleashes Debut Release 'Another Level'

Trombonist And Educator Emmett Goods Unleashes Debut Release 'Another Level'

Dr. Emmett Goods is a trombonist and Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Rhode Island. He has been performing for over 25 years. As a performer Emmett has shared the stage with a wide variety of artists crossing over multiple genres. In the jazz arena he has shared the ...

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Article: Liner Notes

Michael Dease: The Other Shoe: The Music of Gregg Hill

Read "Michael Dease: The Other Shoe: The Music of Gregg Hill" reviewed by AAJ Staff


"Think of any big city," Greg Hill says, introducing the narrative armature of his composition, “The Other Shoe," the denouement and title track of this stimulating collaboration with Michael Dease, who arranged each of Hill's 10 compositions contained herein. “It's 2 in the morning, you're still awake, and your neighbor comes in upstairs. You hear the ...

Album

We’re Still Here

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2022
Track listing: A Taste of Honey; Pleasingly Plump; Oyelo; Mr. Jones and Co; Bedouin; We’re Still Here / He’s Alright; Fête dans la tête; Mr. Gentle and Mr. Cool; RPM’s; Run with Jones; Cute; I Be Serious ‘Bout Dem Blues; The Art of War; Transitions.

Album

I Hear Music

Label: M&M Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: I Hear Music, Moonray, Ain't No Use, Let Me Off Uptown, You Showed Me the Way, Rock Me To Sleep, It Could Happen To You , Detour Ahead, The Late, Late Show, I'll Close My Eyes, When Lights Are Low, You'd Better Love Me

Album

We're Still Here

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2022
Track listing: Oyelo; Mr. Jones and Co.; Bedouin; We’re Still Here/He’s Alright; Fete dans la tete; Mr. Gentle & Mr. Cool; RPMs; Run with Jones; Cute; The Art of War; Transitions.


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