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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

Joe Magnarelli and Michael Dease are both featured in JazzWax “discoveries of the week”…

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http://www.JazzWax.com/2014/07/ten-cd-discoveries-of-the-week.html               Joe Magnarelli—Lookin’ Up! (Posi-Tone). I’ve always loved Mags’ round, fleshy sound on trumpet. Here, he turns up the heat on songs like Third Set, Suddenly It’s Spring and John Coltrane’s Miles’ Mode—soaring up the lines and swooping do ...Read More

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July 23rd, 2014 at 11:39 am

Step Tempest reviews Joe Magnarelli “Lookin’ Up!”…

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steptempest.blogspot.com           It’s been 20 years since trumpeter Joe Magnarelli released his debut on the Criss Cross label. In 1994, “Mags” was already an established voice on the music scene having worked with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Brother Jack McDuff and Lionel Hampton.  Since then, he has worked with a plethora of groups and artists, f ...Read More

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July 15th, 2014 at 8:25 am

Audiophile Audition reviews Joe Magnarelli “Lookin’ Up!”…

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audaud.com             Joe Magnarelli has long been a trumpeter that I have dug. We previously reviewed his sublime “with strings” CD in 2011 and last year’s Live at Smalls issue  teamed Joe with Mulgrew Miller just prior to Miller’s untimely passing. It is welcome news that Joe is now with Posi-Tone Records as label guru and producer, Marc Free, knows ...Read More

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July 14th, 2014 at 8:21 am

Joe Magnarelli is “Lookin’ Up!” on Bop ‘n Jazz…

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www.criticaljazz.com     Joe Magnarelli is the perfect storm! Respected educator, prolific composer and one of the most in demand players in mainstream jazz, Joe Magnarelli is a legitimate triple threat in improvisational music. Joined on the front line by critically acclaimed trombonist Steve Davis and you have a post bop release just screaming…literally. What makes Lookin& ...Read More

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July 13th, 2014 at 10:18 am

Another nice review for Joe Magnarelli “Lookin’ Up!”….

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www.allaboutjazz.com/ Joe Magnarelli: Lookin’ Up! (2014) By BRUCE LINDSAY, Published: July 12, 2014 | 378 views Trumpeter Joe Magnarelli has been a jazz scene stalwart for 30 years. Based in New York since 1986 he’s worked with a broad range of musicians including Lionel Hampton, Jimmy Cobb and Michael Feinstein and has released a series of albums as leader.Lookin’ Up!  ...Read More

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July 12th, 2014 at 12:06 pm

Here’s the first review for the new Joe Magnarelli CD “Lookin’ Up!”…

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            somethingelsereviews.com Longtime trumpet sideman Joe Magnarelli first bowed as a leader in 1995 (Why Not) but Lookin’ Up! (out June 24, 2014) marks his first for Posi-Tone Records. The welcoming environment the label offers for straight-ahead cats like Magnarelli is one good reason why Lookin’ Up! is already off on the good foot. The other is ...Read More

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June 19th, 2014 at 11:30 am