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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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Bassists Lorenzo Feliciati And Colin Edwin Join Forces On Twinscapes Powerful Debut Release Scheduled For March On RareNoise

Bassists Lorenzo Feliciati And Colin Edwin Join Forces On Twinscapes Powerful Debut Release Scheduled For March On RareNoise

Bassists Lorenzo Feliciati & Colin Edwin come together to make one potent statement on Twinscapes, with special guests Nils Petter Molvaer, David Jackson, Andi Pupato, Roberto Gualdi. Mixed by bassist-producer Bill Laswell.

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Free Nelson MandoomJazz Debuts on RareNoise With Double EP, The Shape of Doomjazz to Come / Saxophone Giganticus

Free Nelson MandoomJazz Debuts on RareNoise With Double EP, The Shape of Doomjazz to Come / Saxophone Giganticus

The formidable power trio from Scotland, bassist Colin Stewart, drummer Archibald and alto saxophonist Rebecca Sneddon, debuts on RareNoise with a provocative double EP. The trio rattles the very grey matter of your brain on their imposing The Shape of Doomjazz to Come/Saxophone Giganticus.

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Free Nelson MandoomJazz Debuts on RareNoise With Double EP, The Shape of Doomjazz to Come / Saxophone Giganticus

Free Nelson MandoomJazz Debuts on RareNoise With Double EP, The Shape of Doomjazz to Come / Saxophone Giganticus

With a crunching sound that is as teeth-chatteringly heavy yet imbued with the freedom principle, the formidable power trio from Scotland, bassist Colin Stewart, drummer Archibald and alto saxophonist Rebecca Sneddon, debuts on RareNoise with a provocative double EP. The trio rattles the very grey matter of your brain on their imposing The Shape of Doomjazz to Come/Saxophone Giganticus.

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CAVA MENZIES & NICK PHILLIPS Present MOMENT TO MOMENT - A Mesmerizing Album of Jazz Ballads

CAVA MENZIES & NICK PHILLIPS Present MOMENT TO MOMENT - A Mesmerizing Album of Jazz Ballads

Ballads reign on Moment To Moment on the extraordinarily self-possessed new album by pianist Cava Menzies and trumpeter Nick Phillips. But this recording is much more than just a “ballads album.”

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Jazz Guitarist Jeff Richman Announces New Release: Big Wheel

Jazz Guitarist Jeff Richman Announces New Release: Big Wheel

Contemporary jazz guitarist Jeff Richman and Nefer Records announce the release of their latest CD, Big Wheel.

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