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Midwest Record is pleased with “Gratitude” by Tom Tallitsch

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TOM TALLITSCH/Gratitude: Loaded with music borne of several personal situations that are life changing, Tallitsch finds his voice in a new place and takes his impressive past to a new level of the game.  With an up and coming murderer’s row of next gen jazz hitters behind him, this thoughtfully swinging set leaps off the disc and shows you just how much variety still lives in the spaces between ...Read More

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March 16th, 2016 at 9:41 am

Steve Davis “For Real” is KIOS album of the month…

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kios.org Here’s a release that is going to write it’s own review, a session so inspired and intuitively right-there that it all bubbles to the surface propelled by the buoyant trombone sound of Steve Davis. This quintet session is Davis’s seventeenth album as leader and a gem among a steady succession of strong recordings. Certainly one of our great contemporary jazz artists, S ...Read More

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May 7th, 2014 at 11:15 pm

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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

TimeOutNY mentions the upcoming gig for Sarah Manning…

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http://www.timeout.com/newyork/music/sarah-manning We hadn’t heard of saxist-composer Sarah Manning until recently, but now that we’ve checked out Harmonious Creature—a new Posi-Tone set featuring piquant themes, an ambient textural feel and the leader’s distinctive liquid tone—we feel like we have a lot of catching up to do. Here, Manning celebrates the disc with help from ...Read More

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February 17th, 2014 at 5:00 pm

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Jordan Young is Artist of the Month at Critical Jazz…

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www.criticaljazz.com Jordan Young is a prime example of the incredible young talent that Posi-Tone seems to hit pay dirt with year after year. What makes Young special is very simple. Melody. The art of the melody and a deep respect for not just jazz but for all music where I strong melodic sense or feel is something that is celebrated. Sure, Young can reharm a cover with the best of them but what ...Read More

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September 27th, 2012 at 8:47 am

SaxShed recommends Tom Tallitsch and Brandon Wright…

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saxshed.com Posi-Tone Records continues to feature new, young and talented jazz saxophonists. Most recently two such talents have released their newest efforts on CD. Tom Tallitsch’s “Heads or Tales” and Brandon Wright’s “Journey Man” represent just two of the fine recordings available from Posi-Tone. Tom Tallitsch’s “Heads or Tales” Press Release reads: “Tom Tallitsch unleashe ...Read More

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May 29th, 2012 at 6:08 pm

Some nice press for Doug Webb…

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thechaparral.com/ On Saturday, Nov. 5 at 7:00 p.m., noted jazz saxophonist Doug Webb gave a free concert at the Pollock Theatre at College of the Desert, which the Arts Department announced was sold out. Student Rafael Rodriguez, a music major at COD, who had the opportunity to play with Webb in COD’s jazz ensemble, described  it as one of his best musical experiences and that it was refreshing ...Read More

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November 22nd, 2011 at 4:49 pm

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A nice blog post about Nick Hempton’s hurricane gig…

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brontecapital.blogspot.com The cooler Mr Hempton and the Nick Hempton band are launching their second CD “The Business” in New York on Saturday Night. Smalls Jazz Club 183 W10th Street @7th Ave New York, NY 7.30 – 10pm Not only is Nick better looking than me but he blows almost as hard as Irene and much much cooler. The reviews have been universally good – but I will und ...Read More

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September 4th, 2011 at 6:33 pm

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NPR makes nice mention of Captain Black Big Band…

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www.npr.org We’re pretty obsessive fans here at NPR Music. We make lists. And because the Internet periodically demands these sorts of things, we’ve put together a multi-genre listening list of our favorite 25 records of the year to date. Plus, here’s our listeners poll — it’s massive — where you can vote and tell us how wrong we were. Our group consensus worked out s ...Read More

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June 20th, 2011 at 1:46 pm

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New CD released today on Posi-Tone! Art Hirahara “Noble Path”……

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www.posi-tone.com Art Hirahara – Piano Yoshi Waki – Bass Dan Aran – Drums Turn over a new leaf and tune in to the tasteful stylings of pianist Art Hirahara as he travels down along the “Noble Path.” Employing a wide palette of styles and sounds, Hirahara quickly establishes himself as a gifted instrumentalist and makes a bold statement of purpose with both his stunning mu ...Read More

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May 3rd, 2011 at 8:38 am

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