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For Antonio Sanchez' 46th birthday, A Jazziz Feature From 2015

For drummer-composer Antonio Sanchez’ 46th birthday, here’s a feature article that I had the honor to write about him for Jazziz in 2015, framed around his soundtrack for the film  3,071 more words


Jeff "Tain" Watts, Blue Vol.1, Dark Key Music (2015)

  • Jeff “Tain” Watts; drums
  • David Budway; piano
  • Troy Roberts; tenor sax
  • Neal Caine; double bass
  • Paul Bollenback; guitar
  • James Francies; piano, vocals
  • Orlando le Fleming; double bass…
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Jazz At Five (Jazz Magazine) Playlist - 9 October 2017

Jazz At Five (Jazz Magazine) Playlist – 9 October 2017 5MBS 99.9FM

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Friday 6/10/2017 ** Today's Listening

This is what I have been listening to today

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Ambrose Akinmusire. Prelude: to Cora. New York 2008.

Ambrose Akinmusire. Prelude: to Cora. New York 2008.  Ambrose Akinmusire Band •Aaron Parks : Piano •Joe Sanders: Bass •Walter Smith: Tenor Sax •Ambrose Akinmusire : Trumpet •Chris Dingman: Vibrapho… 9 more words


2017 Newport Jazz Festival Highlights Soloists and Teamwork - my review in DownBeat.

The 2017 Newport Jazz Festival was, as usual, a showcase and a proving ground for great soloists.  Here’s my recap, concentrating on a few of the finest performances I heard, including those of vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant (above) who performed with the Aaron Diehl Trio; the Maria Schneider Orchestra; the Benny Golson Quartet; and the Christian McBride Big Band.

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Christian McBride's New Jawn - Live at Ronnie Scott's 2017

I had the pleasure of seeing Christian McBride at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz club last night, with his new band the New Jawn. If your wondering what the hell that means, it’s reference to a Philadelphia saying to “I dunno what you call it, … kinda a thing”. 132 more words