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The aptly titled “Right On Time” is a great jazz achievement.

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Ken Fowser – Right On Time – Posi-Tone Records PR8191 56:02 ***** 5 stars On his eighth release for Posi-Tone Records, Ken Fowser has established his credentials as a composer and band leader. Fronting an impressive sextet (Joe Magnarelli/trumpet; Steve Davis/trombone; Ed Cherry/guitar; Brian Charette/organ; and Willie Jones III/drums), Fowser opens stylishly on “Stand Clear Of The Closing D ...Read More

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February 27th, 2019 at 11:37 am

All About Jazz likes what it hears on “Bright Side” by Doug Webb

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From one perspective, Doug Webb‘s Bright Side is basically twelve tracks clothed in very recognizable forms —a few varieties of soul-jazz, a couple of heartfelt ballads, a taut bossa nova, and an array of middling and up tempo straight- ahead swingers. Although the material is thoroughly enjoyable, it’s tempting to succumb to a nagging notion that its all been done countless times be ...Read More

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October 31st, 2016 at 10:22 am

Smooth Technique and a love of Melody is “Bright Side” by Doug Webb

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From the very first, sweet strains of tenor saxophone that leap from my CD player, I know it’s Doug Webb. I’ve been listening to his style and enjoying the excitement he creates on stage for three decades. Webb has been featured on over 150 jazz recordings and has added his blues soaked style to tracks used in hundreds of television programs and movies. He’s an on-demand, Southern California ...Read More

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July 18th, 2016 at 12:07 am

Dusted Magazine shows us the “Bright Side” by Doug Webb

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The title of Doug Webb’s seventh Positone release sums up not only a personal outlook on his vocation, but the reality of it as well, given a career involving 30+ years as a professional musician. Bright Side teams the tenorist with some of the brightest of his immediate peers on the imprint with trumpeter Joe Magnarelli, organist Brian Charette and guitarist Ed Cherry each successful leaders in ...Read More

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July 2nd, 2016 at 2:29 pm

Midwest record is the first to look on the “Bright Side” by Doug Webb

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This is a direct descendant of the kind of jazz record that took jazz from smoky, late night New York clubs to the rec rooms of then nascent suburban sprawl.  With a crew of leaders backing up the first call sax man, this is a perfect example of where jazz meets commercial vibes and coming out none the worse for wear.  Pure jazz for pure jazzbos, listening dates don’t come any Better than this ...Read More

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June 13th, 2016 at 10:58 am

Marc Myers’ JazzWax reviews Joe Magnarelli “Three on two”…

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http://www.JazzWax.com/2016/01/21-new-cd-discoveries.html Joe Magnarelli: Three on Two (Posi-Tone). A gentle hard bop album is always welcome on my end. I love Joe’s fleshy, round trumpet tones, which express pure love for the instrument. Here, with Steve Davis (tb), Mike Dirubbo (as), Brian Charette (org) and Rudy Royston (d), “Mags” plays even more beautifully than usual on ...Read More

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January 4th, 2016 at 12:17 pm

SomethingElse Reviews Joe Magnarelli “Three on Two”….

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http://somethingelsereviews.com Last year trumpet ace Joe Magnarelli put forth his first album under the Posi-Tone flag, but this was hardly the first time around the block for this respected veteran sideman and bandleader.Three On Two, out earlier this month, is his second for the label and also marks twenty years of leading his own dates. As the title suggests, it’s a three horn/two-part ...Read More

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September 1st, 2015 at 9:48 am

Audiophile Audition reviews Joe Magnarelli’s “Three On Two”

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       Joe Magnarelli – Three on Two – Posi-Tone Records – PR8142 – 55:42 Joe Magnarelli has been on our radar screen for some time. This is his 4th CD release we’ve covered since 2011. Beginning with his “with strings” CD in 2011, and following up with a live Smalls session in 2013 (with the late pianist Mulgrew Miller), Joe then signed with Posi-Tone for last ...Read More

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August 18th, 2015 at 1:11 pm

Joe Magnarelli “Lookin’ Up!” is the KIOS CD of the Month…

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        kios.org Joe Magnarelli, who grew up in Syracuse, New York and has resided in New York City for over 25 years.He has played with some of the best in the business including Jimmy Cobb, Lionel Hampton and Brother Jack McDuff. He has led his own bands for twenty years and has released nine recordings of his own as a leader. His latest is “Lookin’ Up!” on ...Read More

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August 1st, 2014 at 8:12 am

Joe Magnarelli gets covered by Dusted in Exile…

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        dusted.com Publish or perish. It’s an old maxim that applies equally well to academic and musical circles. Trumpeter Joe Magnarelli is well-versed in both realms of endeavor, starting his professional career three decades ago and eventually accepting adjunct teaching posts at both Julliard and Rutgers. He also routinely teaches master classes and clinics on the side. ...Read More

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July 31st, 2014 at 8:09 am