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Steve LaSpina , guitarist Gene Bertoncini , and pianist/arranger Tex Arnold have worked with such luminaries as Benny Goodman and Stan Getz . In 2008, Twin Cities-based vocalist and music researcher Maud Hixson , working with Arnold, began reviewing
January 9, 2013 Guitarist Jim Hall , now in his eighth decade, continues to be a vigorous performer, fresh-minded arranger and creative composer. He's been around so long, and done so much, that it's humbling to try writing something fresh about him:
February 22, 2012 What are the color and the tone and texture of the music of protest and rebellion? Not red, it appears, but red white and tinged with the blues. At least this is what is posited by Cloning Americana, the ensemble that comprises
Hall appears with an all-star quartet at the club through Sunday, March 20, with Greg Osby (saxophone), Steve LaSpina (bass) and Joey Baron (drums)...Sunday, Dimitriou's Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., Seattle, $28.50 (206-441-9729 or www.jazzalley.com )
Seoul Soul; Out of My Hands; Why Bail Them Out?; Different Place; Amalgamation; Freedom's Illusion; Sketch; Walking Across a Bride (with no money). Personnel: Matt Panayides: guitar; Rich Perry: tenor sax; Steve LaSpina: bass; Dan Weiss: drums.
Scott Lee switched from a career in tennis at UNC-CH to jazz, after hearing the Bill Evans Trio. Arriving in NY in the '70s, he worked with Chet Baker , Lee Konitz , Al Cohn , Red Rodney , Freddie Hubbard , Joe Lovano , Kenny Werner , Andy Statman,
piano, vocals; Steve Laspina: bass; Tim Horner: drums. Style: Big Band Vocalist Doug Ferony belongs in the same company as Roger Cairns and Tom Culver. These are durable male vocalists, conservative in their performance and interpretation approach,
tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, clarinet; Gary Versace: piano; Jeff Hirshfield: drums. Read more reviews of Leaving Scott Lee is a bassist who sports a persuasive compositional pen. An educator, session ace, and solo artist, Lee and his
Taxed; Two Ways; Musing; JGB; Old Friends Talking; Choice; The Connection; Leaving; Drummersome; What's Up; Shamrock. Personnel: Scott Lee: bass; Billy Drewes: tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, clarinet; Gary Versace: piano; Jeff Hirshfield: drums.
Music from Disney films and cartoons has often drifted into jazz thanks to its rich harmonies and evergreen quality, but it is not every day that a vocalist makes an entire CD with personal renditions of these popular tunes. Such is the case of