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Marc Russo - Homecoming

Back to Alto for a bit. My recent Bob Mintzer transcriptions led me back to the Yellowjackets, which led me to dig up some of my old Marc Russo transcriptions from high school. 314 more words


Outside Voices: Carmella Guiol

Oye Como Va: Voices Outside of Obra / Artifact

            “Oye Como Va” was a phrase first popularized in English-speaking America by Tito Puente, a Latin Jazz and Mambo musician who released a song by the same title in 1963. 880 more words


Jeff DENSON quartet // Concentric Circles

Jeff Denson: double bass, vocals
Paul Hanson: bassoon
Dan Zemelman: piano
Alan Hall: drums


Phil Chess, 1921-2016

I noted with interest the passing of Phil Chess earlier this week. Though I would not put too much into it, it was fitting that Chess, a fixture in the Chicago music scene for well over half a century, died the week the Cubs made it to the World Series for the first time since 1945. 519 more words

Those We Remember

groove ►♪♫

been listening to Bobby Caldwell’s, Open your eyes, then these songs just automatically played next after next. I feel so relaxed that I just want to stop whatever I’m doing (editing another blog post) and basically dance.   54 more words



Harold Mabern ( pno )
Jeremy Pelt ( tpt )
Eric Alexander ( tnr )
Steve Turre ( tmb )
Peter Bernstein ( gtr ) 19 more words


Quote for Today: Anaïs Nin

Jazz is the music of the body. The breath comes through brass. It is the body’s breath, and the strings’ wails and moans are echoes of the body’s music. 54 more words

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