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Kevin Eubanks

Kevin Eubanks

Guitarist and long-time band leader on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Kevin Eubanks is featured in the January 2011 issue of Jazz Inside Magazine, in an interview conducted by Ken Weiss. This is the first of a detailed and comprehensive two-part, two-issue series in which Kevin discusses his new Mack Avenue recording, Zen Food, the importance of marketing one's music, how jazz artists get in the way of their own success by maintaining the belief that marketing, publicity, dressing up, and other image-bolstering activities are somehow selling out and negative influences in attracting fans to the music.

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Sonny Rollins - The Infinite, Tenacious & Humble Pursuit Along The Path of Spiritual & Musical Mastery

Sonny Rollins - The Infinite, Tenacious & Humble Pursuit Along The Path of Spiritual & Musical Mastery

Sonny Rollins - The Infinite, Tenacious & Humble Pursuit Along The Path of Spiritual & Musical Mastery. Legendary saxophonist Sonny Rollins, also known as the "saxophone colossus" [which was the title of one of his albums on Prestige Records in the 1950s] discusses his life and music, the wisdom of his years.

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Interview - John Patitucci - August 2009

Interview - John Patitucci - August 2009

John Patitucci: I remember when I first got the gig and his comping was so fierce. I felt like I was getting blown off the stage by the comping and it was like, “Well, if the comping is better than my solo, I guess I got a lot of work to do on my improvising,” to be strong enough to assert my ideas, to make them sound like they should be there—that was a huge thing. For a bass, it’s like you really have to have power behind your stuff to play with these guys. When they comp, it’s so beautiful and so heavy.

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Reviews

Michael Olatuja - Speak

Michael Olatuja - Speak

Recorded between 2003 and 2004, British/Nigerian bassist Michael Olatuja is finally releasing his debut album, Speak. When you hear this album, you’ll immediately think, “Why the wait?!” Olatuja’s groove is miles and miles deep. He could play two notes and it could hit you deeper than some others players can do over the course of a whole album. I guess a great groove is something you either have or don’t, and if groove were water, you’d have to go to his concerts with scuba gear.

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Steve Kuhn Trio w/ Joe Lovano - Mostly Coltrane

Steve Kuhn Trio w/ Joe Lovano - Mostly Coltrane

“In January, February and March of 1960, I was privileged to work with John Coltrane at the Jazz Gallery in New York City. I will always cherish those eight weeks. This music reflects my deep respect for him,” writes Steve Kuhn. From the very first notes he plays on the opener, “Welcome,” you can feel the eulogistic spirit in his touch.

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Phishbacher - Prove That!

Phishbacher - Prove That!

Prove That! is Walter Fischbacher’s seventh release as a leader, and it is full of a diverse array of wonderful moments. The New York based keyboardist and producer moved here from Austria in 1994, although he has continued to tour Europe ever since.

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George Hoar - Oracle

George Hoar - Oracle

Bassist/composer/pianist George Hoar’s latest album, Oracle, features some beautiful and haunting compositions and an A-list of musicians. The album begins with a striking polyphonic solo bass suite that was composed in a classical style, yet it evolves into an improvisational performance, showing the two sides of George Hoar.

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May 06, 2009 09:40 PM
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Resonance Records Presents LARRY YOUNG - IN PARIS: THE ORTF RECORDINGS With Never-Before-Released Tracks by The Jazz Organist / Pianist.

Resonance Records Presents LARRY YOUNG - IN PARIS: THE ORTF RECORDINGS With Never-Before-Released Tracks by The Jazz Organist / Pianist.

Resonance Records, in partnership with the National Audiovisual Institute (INA) of France, is pleased to announce the release of Larry Young In Paris/The ORTF Recordings. Featuring groundbreaking performances by the ingenious organist and pianist, these studio and live recordings from 1964 and 1965 made for French radio and never before issued on record, will be released on March 11, 2016 in deluxe two-CD and limited-edition two-LP sets.

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Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra - Resonance Records Presents Deluxe 2 CD Set Celebrating 50th Anniversary of Orchestra's Opening Night Plus Village Vanguard Event 2/8

Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra - Resonance Records Presents Deluxe 2 CD Set Celebrating 50th Anniversary of Orchestra's Opening Night Plus Village Vanguard Event 2/8

This first official release of these recordings captures the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra in their Opening Night performance at the legendary Village Vanguard in NYC.

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Naked Truth, Jazz-Rock Quartet of Graham Haynes, Lorenzo Feliciati, Roy Powell, Pat Mastelotto - New Album Avian Thug To Be Released on RareNoise

Naked Truth, Jazz-Rock Quartet of Graham Haynes, Lorenzo Feliciati, Roy Powell, Pat Mastelotto - New Album Avian Thug To Be Released on RareNoise

Founded by Italian bassist / producer / composer Lorenzo Feliciati, Naked Truth sees Graham Haynes resuming his role as trumpet/cornet player, Roy Powell man the Hammond organ, analog synths and prepared piano and finally Pat Mastelotto deliver his usual energy on acoustic and electric drums and percussion.

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Nick Phillips & Jenny Maybee Present "Haiku" - Bolstered by Pianist / Vocalist Jenny Maybee, Nick Phillips Returns with Another Chapter of Inspirational Jazz Recordings.

Nick Phillips & Jenny Maybee Present "Haiku" - Bolstered by Pianist / Vocalist Jenny Maybee, Nick Phillips Returns with Another Chapter of Inspirational Jazz Recordings.

Haiku - the premiere recording collaboration between multifaceted pianist/vocalist/songwriter/arranger, Jenny Maybee, and veteran jazz record producer/trumpet player/songwriter/arranger, Nick Phillips-is a mesmerizing mix of vocal and instrumental jazz recordings.

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