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Guitar Virtuoso Scott Henderson To Release Instrumental Album For Guitar Trio People Mover On July 1, 2019

Guitar Virtuoso Scott Henderson To Release Instrumental Album For Guitar Trio People Mover On July 1, 2019

Guitar virtuoso Scott Henderson has finished his new album People Mover, the most ambitious project of his career! The highly anticipated instrumental album for guitar trio will be released on July 1, 2019. Says Scott, “The music has a lot of interplay due to a busy touring schedule with bassist Romain Labaye and drummer Archibald Ligonniere. ...

Pianist, Composer, Arranger Dave Bass Releases No Boundaries, Featuring Ted Nash, Karrin Allyson, Carlos Henriquez, Jerome Jennings & More!

Pianist, Composer, Arranger Dave Bass Releases  No Boundaries, Featuring Ted Nash, Karrin Allyson, Carlos Henriquez, Jerome Jennings & More!

Release date: August 2, 2019 The saying goes that everyone's got a story to tell. But chances are good that few, if any, have the kind of story Dave Bass has. Without resorting to detail, Bass's rebirth as a jazz musician after decades away from the art is nothing short of astonishing. Having retired from the ...

Perfect Album: Mating Call

Perfect Album: Mating Call

While we're on the subject of Tadd Dameron this week, I didn't want to overlook what is perhaps his finest quartet album—Mating Call, with John Coltrane. Produced by Bob Weinstock for Prestige in November 1956 and released in '57, the personnel included Tadd Dameron (p), John Coltrane (ts), John Simmons (b) and Philly Joe Jones (d). ...

Guitar Innovator Todd Mosby’s New Album, ‘Open Waters’ Coming August 1

Guitar Innovator Todd Mosby’s New Album, ‘Open Waters’ Coming August 1

World-renowned, Indian, Jazz, New Age, Contemporary crossover artist and co-creator of the Imrat guitar, Todd Mosby, is releasing his fifth album Open Waters on August 1. Produced by Windham Hill Records founder, Will Ackerman, and with a sound described as “an album to daydream to," Open Waters finds Mosby once again embarking on a creative journey ...

Brawny-Toned tenorman Dave Wilson releases "One Night At Chris’' (in Philadelphia) with Kirk Reese, Tony Marino and Dan Monaghan

Brawny-Toned tenorman Dave Wilson releases "One Night At Chris’' (in Philadelphia) with Kirk Reese, Tony Marino and Dan Monaghan

From the One Night At Chris' liner notes by Bill Milkowski As brawny-toned tenor man Dave Wilson said, in reflecting back on this inspired set, “It was a good night!” That’s an understatement. One Night at Chris’ bristles with a kind of visceral energy and sheer burn that lit up the crowd at the famed Chris’ ...

Tadd Dameron: Fontainebleau

Tadd Dameron: Fontainebleau

One of the prettiest octet albums of the 1950s was Tadd Dameron's Fontainebleau. Recorded in March 1956, the album for Prestige featured Kenny Dorham (tp), Henry Coker (tb), Sahib Shihab (as), Joe Alexander (ts), Cecil Payne (bar), Tadd Dameron (p,arr), John Simmons (b) and Shadow Wilson (d). The regal quality of Dameron's compositions and arrangements are ...

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, ...