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Interview with Brian Charette…

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project-daybreak.com Where did it all start for you? Has it always been your dream to be a musician? I had a piano in my house I would walk down to it at around 3yrs old and would play it all day. Do you still remember the very first record you ever bought? AC/DC For Those About to Rock How did your parents react, the first time you said, you wanted to be a musician? Didn’t go over well. &nb ...Read More

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May 20th, 2015 at 7:58 am

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JazzTimes article featuring Posi-Tone producer Marc Free

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jazztimes.com Studio Savvy Three of jazz’s best producers on how to make the most of your time in headphones “We make a lot of records in our bedrooms these days,” admits Al Pryor, the executive vice president for A&R at Mack Avenue Records, where his production credits include albums by Stanley Jordan, Sean Jones and Cécile McLorin Salvant. “We don’t often have the resource ...Read More

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May 13th, 2015 at 2:48 pm

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NCPR news interviews Walt Weiskopf…

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Steely Dan Saxophonist Walt Weiskopf releases new CD ncpr.org by Joel Hurd Listen to this story Aug 30, 2014 — Saxophonist Walt Weiskopf has a regular, high-profile gig as the saxophonist for Steely Dan. But he’s a prolific composer/arranger and forceful, innovative straight ahead jazz player. His new CD on Positone Records is “Overdrive” and he talked with Joel Hurd wh ...Read More

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August 26th, 2014 at 8:16 am

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A new interview with Eric Wyatt…

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http://progressivepulse.com   Saxophonist Eric Wyatt pays homage to his hometown Brooklyn in his new album Borough of Kings Saxophonist Eric Wyatt’s new album is out, Borough of Kings and I had a chance to catch up with him the last time I was in New York to talk about some of his inspirations for the music. Check out my on-camera interview with Eric below to also hear how he met Miles ...Read More

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July 23rd, 2014 at 11:52 am

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Captain Black Big Band gets some great local coverage from the Philly Inquirer…

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articles.philly.com It’s a challenge to keep even a small band going for any length of time in the current jazz climate, and maintaining a big band that splits its time and membership between two cities is even harder. But pianist Orrin Evans has done just that, helming his Captain Black Big Band for more than four years since its beginnings at Chris’ Jazz Cafe in late 2009. So why d ...Read More

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April 30th, 2014 at 8:30 am

Take Five with Brian Charette…

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http://www.allaboutjazz.com Take Five With Brian Charette By BRIAN CHARETTE, Published: March 6, 2014 Meet Brian Charette: Grammy-nominated organist/pianist, Brian Charette, has established himself as a leading voice in modern jazz. Besides being a critically acclaimed composer and bandleader, he has worked with many notable artists such as Joni Mitchell, Chaka Khan, Lou Donaldson and count ...Read More

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March 21st, 2014 at 10:21 am

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Burning Ambulance interviews Sarah Manning and discusses her career and her latest release “Harmonious Creature”…

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http://burningambulance.com “I’d Rather Say Too Little Than Say Too Much”: An Interview With Sarah Manning Alto saxophonist Sarah Manning‘s fourth album, Harmonious Creature, is out now on Posi-Tone (buy it from Amazon). Manning’s patient, thoughtful phrasing—reminiscent of Charles Lloyd—is matched on the album (which contains eight originals and covers ofGillian Welch‘s “I ...Read More

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January 22nd, 2014 at 5:49 am

Great interview with pianist David Ake about music and his new CD “Bridges”…

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www.cleveland.com CLEVELAND, Ohio — David Ake’s album“Bridges’’ is showing up on a ton of year-end best-of lists. You almost expect that from someone who’s been making music his whole life, and whose band includes some of the best in jazz – including tenor sax player Ravi Coltrane, trumpeter Ralph Alessi, as well as alto sax player Peter Epstein, bassist Scott Colley and drumme ...Read More

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January 11th, 2014 at 12:39 am

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An interview with trombonist Steve Davis…

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blogs.citypages.com Contemporary jazz great Slide Hampton proclaimed, “we trombonists are problem solvers.” Yet for all the back-boning trombones provide, even the most famous ones — J.J. Johnson, Frank Rosolino, Al Grey or Curtis Fuller — aren’t household names like adored trumpeters or saxophonists. One such “problem solver” has long since made a name fo ...Read More

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April 13th, 2013 at 8:31 am

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An interview with Sean Nowell…

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Part One Part Two Sean Nowell is another fine example of the high level of artistry to come out of the Posi-Tone stable of artists. I was fortunate enough to have Sean field some questions for us on his latest release and jazz in general. Stockholm Swingin’ does just that…It swing hard! Can you tell us more about the record?  S.N. – “Stockholm Swingin’ began when gui ...Read More

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February 20th, 2013 at 1:16 am