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Get your coins ready for the “Jazz Jukebox” by Jordan Young

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One of the strengths of Marc Free’s Posi-Tone imprimatur is that it is responsible for introducing us to many great and upcoming jazz artists. Drummer Jordan Young is a Detroit native who has studied with some of the best of the modern-day masters and is making a name for himself in New York. His sophomore release for Posi-Tone, Jazz Jukebox, is a bristling thirteen-track collection that liv ...Read More

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January 4th, 2017 at 6:35 pm

A polished trio fronted by an articulate drummer is “Jazz Jukebox”

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The predominance of the jukebox in social situations is essentially a thing of the past. But how much has really changed? Those once-ubiquitous machines that brought musical happiness to the good people in corner bars and diners throughout the land may have vanished, but the concept they put forward has not. It’s simply been modernized, with shuffling playlists, random streaming, curated lis ...Read More

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October 31st, 2016 at 10:46 am

Midwest reviews our latest releases….

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http://midwestrecord.com/ POSI-TONE WILL BERNARD/Just Like Downtown: This tasty guitarist takes plenty of the spotlight for himself but he leaves enough room for Brian Charette to pump that greasy organ sound so much so that you can be excused for thinking this is B3 date if you hear it without knowing what it is. Swinging throughout, this four piece combo delivers the real deal and never let̵ ...Read More

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August 9th, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Another positive review for Nick Hempton “The Business”…

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http://www.criticaljazz.com/ “I don’t like jazz but I like that…” Sound familiar? Nick Hempton’s sophomore release from 2011 is text book straight ahead swing with as a label executive friend of mine is fond of saying, “more hooks than a fisherman’s hat!” It is called the record business for a reason. Nick Hempton and his band can blow, they swing ...Read More

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March 8th, 2012 at 10:51 am

SomethingElse Reviews Nick Hempton “The Business”…

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somethingelsereviews.com Australian native alto sax practitioiner Nick Hempton is distingished by his smooth tone and direct delivery. The Business is distinguished by a few things, too. First of all, Hempton is joined by Art Hirahara, is in-demand session pianist who last spring delivered a solid album himself. Secondly, Hempton’s eight originals are all dulcet, deviating and resolutely swin ...Read More

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October 8th, 2011 at 1:21 pm

ejazznews reviews Nick Hempton “The Business”….

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ejazznews.com Nick Hempton “The Business” Oct 5th, 2011  By: Edward Blanco Leading the Nick Hempton Band on their second album and first on the Posi-Tone label, saxophonist Hempton guides his able quintet through a selection of highly entertaining, hard-driving and solid swinging modern jazz tunes that’s all business. Whether on the tenor or alto saxophones, Hempton is equally steamy, smo ...Read More

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October 5th, 2011 at 11:34 am

AAJ interview with Nick Hempton….

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www.allaboutjazz.com “I like to chat with the audience between songs. Sometimes it gets absurd; sometimes I’m quite happy with it. And sometimes I’ll spin some nonsense story, it will fall flat and everyone will stare at me. Sometimes it works, and everybody has a good time.” The Business (Posi-Tone, 2011) is a milestone in the career of Nick Hempton. Since arriving in the USA ...Read More

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September 14th, 2011 at 4:37 pm

AAJ review for Nick Hempton “The Business”…

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http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=40315   ...Read More

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September 10th, 2011 at 4:06 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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Some coverage for Nick Hempton “The Business” on burningambulance.com

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burningambulance.com The other day I bought an album from eMusic, and by the end of the second track I already regretted it. I won’t tell you what record it was; I’ll just say it was the second album by a young alto saxophonist (the only album of his available on eMusic), and as I posted on Twitter yesterday, I should have taken the fact that it had the word “Cerebral” right there in the ...Read More

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August 26th, 2011 at 9:40 am