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Josh Lawrence’s fascination with colors comes out on “Contrast”

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The young trumpeter Josh Lawrence is making quite a splash on the contemporary scene as a player and composer.  “Contrast” is his second Posi-Tone album within 12 months to feature his Color Theory ensemble. What a fine band!  The rhythm section includes the Curtis Brothers, Zaccai (keyboards) and Luques (bass) plus Anwar Marshall (drums) while the front line has Lawrence paired with ...Read More

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March 22nd, 2018 at 12:46 pm

Downbeat tells us about Ed Cherry’s Exhilarating Swing “Soul Tree”

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An irrepressibly swinging guitarist who is also given to blues-soaked phrasing, Ed Cherry is in that lineage of classic organ group six-stringers that includes Pat Martino, George Benson, Grant Green and Wes Montgomery. One can even hear strains of Charlie Christian in his soulful solo on a swinging rendition of Kool & The Gang’s “Let The Music Take Your Mind,” which kicks off this winn ...Read More

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June 6th, 2016 at 5:12 pm

Italian magazine “Tracce Di Jazz” gets rooted in the “Soul Tree” by Ed Cherry

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Soul Tree “It is wise to cultivate the tree which bears fruit in our soul”. This maxim of Henry David Thoreau stands in the booklet of “Soul Tree” and packs as best you can the sense of this work that marks the return as leader of the excellent guitarist Ed Cherry Posi-tone label. The most canonical of the Organ Trio, completed by Kyle Koehler to Hammond and drummer Anwar M ...Read More

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May 18th, 2016 at 9:34 am

Dusty Groove reviews Ed Cherry’s new one “Soul Tree”

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A killer guitar and Hammond session with a really sublime sort of sound – a groove that’s wonderfully free of cliche – and which has an open, spacious quality that few artists can match! Given the instrumentation, the album’s steeped in tradition, but never tries to just rehash an older Prestige Records vibe – and instead guitarist Ed Cherry and organist Kyle Koehler find a way ...Read More

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February 25th, 2016 at 8:11 pm

Midwest Record – Ed Cherry will drive you to the “Soul Tree”

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The vet guitar man that more than earned his spurs in Dizzy Gillespie’s last stand kicks an organ trio into gear on his latest that explores the past with a big ear open to the future. A real swinging groover of a date, all you need to do is sit back and let Cherry and his crew do all the driving–which they do in a big, bold way. Hot stuff that never let’s you down, this is a so ...Read More

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February 25th, 2016 at 8:07 pm

WBGO praises the new release that is “Soul Tree” by Ed Cherry

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The first time I heard guitarist Ed Cherry live, he was working with Dizzy Gillespie, one night in a 15 year period with the legendary trumpeter, and part of a career that’s had him also on record or on stage with Ruth Brown, Jimmy McGriff, Oliver Lake, Dakota Staton, Roy Hargrove, Steve Coleman and John Patton. I remember another night where I found myself in a basement club of a hotel in C ...Read More

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February 13th, 2016 at 3:20 pm

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