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The big man
caresses the bass
and the strings pour out
caramel and cocoa.
Ulysses strokes the skins
which sing the melody
and mind the rhythm. 22 more words


Song of the Day: "Used 'Ta Could" by Christian McBride Big Band

Of the fourteen albums virtuoso bassist Christian McBride has recorded as a leader, 2017’s Grammy Award-nominated Bringin’ It is just his second as the leader of a big band. 80 more words

Song Of The Day

From Bebop to Hip-Hop Radio Show: Jazz & Funk Bassists

This week on From Bebop to Hip-Hop on Oxide radio, I played a selection of my top jazz and funk bassists. You can listen again below: 19 more words


Best Jazz Albums of 2017 (Second Half) - Instrumental Albums: Closer Look - Pt. 1

Among the first six of the eleven albums and one EP, on our second half of 2017 “Best Of” list: We have one of the great big bands in contemporary jazz, another one that may grab that title, one day; another striking work from an artist who for me, represents jazz’s bright future; and a another interesting concept album, from an artist who never seems to run out of fresh ideas. 808 more words

CD Reviews

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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