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OCTOBOP – Live @ Savanna Jazz

Formed in 1999, Octobop is an octet based in Northern California that has 1950s West Coast jazz as its roots. It does not stick exclusively to that idiom and repertoire, certainly stretching a bit on their seventh CD, but collectors who enjoy cool jazz will find much to savor [...]

DEXTER GORDON QUARTET – Tokyo 1975

One of the all-time great tenor-saxophonists, Dexter Gordon (1923-90) had a fascinating life that someday should be made into a movie. After stints with the big bands of Lionel Hampton and Louis Armstrong in the early 1940s, he joined the Billy Eckstine Orchestra and became one of the first [...]

Gideon King & City Blog’s new song “Gun To My Head”

In 2015, Gideon King & City Blog(GKCB) released a full length CD, City Blog. The music was met with wide critical acclaim, with the Huffington Post calling King a "musical genius." Having worked for years in establishing a reputation as a rising force in the New York Jazz scene, King has worked with John Scofield [...]

Grace Brancale Features New Release VACATIONS VOL 1

With VACATIONS VOL 1, you will find an anytime vacation full of passionate, musical paintings depicting the atmosphere, ambience, or the memory of a vacation activity: enjoying the shore, the beach, on a cruise, tropical paradise, staycation and more. With singles featured on local and global smooth jazz radio stations, Grace Brancale has been described as [...]

Trio Work is in no way work!

KEN WILD Bassist Ken Wild is a founding member of the fine band Seawind. Since 1976, Ken has been an active studio musician, working in TV and film, and on many recordings, including Clare Fischer Big Band, Harvey Mason and Tierney Sutton. Live performances with Dianne Reeves, Terence Blanchard, James Moody, Herb Ellis, the Hollywood [...]

Fred Hersch Trio, Live In Europe

Reviews - One of the giants of the jazz piano of the past 35 years, Fred Hersch has recorded prolifically as a leader since the mid-1980s but has yet to make an unworthy or uninspired recording. His playing at times hints at Bill Evans (mostly in the close interplay [...]

Jazz at Princeton University Announces Dynamic 2018-2019 Season

November 14, 2018 – May 11, 2019 Guest artists include Blue Note Records trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, legendary vocalist Nnenna Freelon, Grammy winner and drummer Terri Lyne Carrington. Faculty leading groups include Jazz at Princeton head Rudresh Mahanthappa, Trineice Robinson-Martin, Jay Clayton, Matthew Parrish, Darcy James Argue. Jazz at Princeton University, helmed by acclaimed saxophonist/composer Rudresh Mahanthappa, presents a [...]

Adrian Cunningham and Ken Peplowski, Duologue

Reviews - Clarinetist and tenor-saxophonist Ken Peplowski originally made his reputation as a brilliant swing player who was forward-looking and built upon the innovations of the past. Adrian Cunningham was born and raised in Australia and has been part of the New York jazz scene since 2008. He plays [...]