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Joe Ford: Today's Nights

Joe Ford: Today's Nights

Saxophonist Joe Ford has released just one studio album as a leader. Which is surprising considering how superb the recording is. The album is Today's Nights, recorded in New York for Spain's Blue Moon label in March 1993. The line up features Joe Ford (as,sop), Kenny Kirkland (p), Charles Fambrough (b) and Jeff “Tain" Watts (d). ...

Stan Getz at the Village Gate

Stan Getz at the Village Gate

In 1956, tax problems compelled Stan Getz to move to Denmark. He wasn't alone when it came to sizable tax bills and a European escape. After paying their sidemen immediately after gigs, many jazz leaders didn't or couldn't set aside a portion for Uncle Sam. Other musicians spent all of their gross pay to cover drugs, ...

Pianist Eyran Katsenelenbogen Releases Highly Anticipated New Solo Album, Outstandards

Pianist Eyran Katsenelenbogen Releases Highly Anticipated New Solo Album, Outstandards

In Outstandards, pianist Eyran Katsenelenbogen presents jazzy renditions of classical cornerstones such as “Für Elise" (Beethoven) and Mozart’s “Piano Sonata in C major" alongside jazz classics such as “Tea for Two" (Youmans / Caesar) and “Cheek to Cheek" (Berlin). Katsenelenbogen also revisits Chick Corea’s “Armando’s Rhumba," which was released on his CD Solotude in 2005 and ...

Kirpal Gordon And Benny Gottwald Review Tony Adamo's Was Out Jazz Zone Mad on Ropeadope Records

Kirpal Gordon And Benny Gottwald Review Tony Adamo's Was Out Jazz Zone Mad on Ropeadope Records

Kirpal Gordon, adjunct associate professor of writing studies at Hofstra University, and Benny Gottwald, composer, arranger who works with spoken word artists, discuss Tony Adamo's Was Out Jazz Zone Mad. Gordon's prose poetry, fiction, journalism, alternate lyrics to the Great American Songbook and book/music reviews have been widely published. In 2011 he formed Giant Steps Press, ...

Stanley Cowell: Games

Stanley Cowell: Games

There are no bad Stanley Cowell albums. All of the pianist's leadership recordings are resplendent works of dazzling art. I don't say this about all jazz artists, since most have their moments of greatness and their misfires. Not so Cowell. Like McCoy Tyner, Cowell is percussive, robust, soulful and plays with a lovely lyricism enveloped by ...

Node Records To Release Original Motion Picture Soundtrack “halston” Composed By Jazz Legend Stanley Clarke

Node Records To Release Original Motion Picture Soundtrack “halston” Composed By Jazz Legend Stanley Clarke

Node Records is pleased to release Stanley Clarke’s original score for the critically-acclaimed documentary Halston on Friday, June 7th, 2019, through all digital platforms. The film is being distributed by 1091 nationwide on June 7th. Halston Director Frédéric Tcheng ("Dior and I") documents America’s first superstar designer’s rise to international fame in the 1970s through weaving ...

Rosana Eckert Offers Diverse Array Of Song Stylings On "Sailing Home," Set For June 21 Release By OA2/Origin Records

Rosana Eckert Offers Diverse Array Of Song Stylings On "Sailing Home," Set For June 21 Release By OA2/Origin Records

Vocalist-composer Rosana Eckert channels her eclectic musical influences into a similarly eclectic collection of tunes on her long-awaited fourth album, Sailing Home, set for a June 21 release on OA2/Origin Records. The album is a collaboration with Peter Eldridge, the highly sought-after vocalist, songwriter, and keyboardist, who in addition to producing and playing keyboards on the ...

Review: Alan Broadbent’s New York Notes

Review: Alan Broadbent’s New York Notes

Since he moved from California to New York several years ago, Alan Broadbent has expanded his multifaceted ways as pianist, composer and conductor-arranger for major singers including Diana Krall, Natalie Cole, Sheila Jordan and the British discovery Georgia Mancio. New York Notes finds Broadbent leading a trio. That is the setting that brought him to the ...

Brazilian Jazz Grooves Featured In New Release “Go!” By Florida Group O Som Do Jazz

Brazilian Jazz Grooves Featured In New Release “Go!” By Florida Group O Som Do Jazz

Go! a new recording by Florida-based O Som Do Jazz—a group that plays Brazilian classics, as well as original music—was release on May 12th. The CD features 14 original compositions by David Manson and Andrea Moraes Manson in a variety of Brazilian styles including samba, Bossa nova, MBP & baião. Musicians from Brazil, Cuba, Colombia, Puerto ...

Guitarist Ryan Blotnick Releases New Album, The Officical Score For The Netflix Documentary, Knock Down The House

Guitarist Ryan Blotnick Releases New Album, The Officical Score For The Netflix Documentary, Knock Down The House

Remixed tracks feature members of Grizzly Bear, Glass Ghost, The Band's Visit, and Lou Reed's former musical director Jane Scarpantoni Guitarist Ryan Blotnick’s work has been widely praised by critics, from Nate Chinen of the NY Times, who said of his 2012 Release, Solo, Volume 1, “He's not afraid of starkness or silence, and he knows ...