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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

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

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