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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

Bruce Lindsay reviews Nick Hempton “The Business”…

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www.allaboutjazz.com Saxophonist Nick Hempton’s decision to call his second album The Business might be a comment on the commercial nature of jazz, or it might be a rather hubristic statement about the nature of his own music. Big, fat grooves, a real sense of swing, strong melodies and even stronger rhythms suggest that Hempton is right to name this album The Business on both counts: be ...Read More

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August 11th, 2011 at 10:12 am

Tim Niland on Nick Hempton “The Business”….

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jazzandblues.blogspot.com Nick Hempton is a straight-up mainstream saxophonist and leader who plays in a very confident manner and has a very appealing musical tone. On this album, he is joined by Art Hirahara on piano, Marco Panascia on bass, and Dan Aran on drums. Yotam Silberstein sits in on guitar for a few tracks. The group plays an appealing mix of standards and originals beginning w ...Read More

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August 3rd, 2011 at 8:53 am

Step Tempest review for Nick Hempton “The Business”…

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www.steptempest.blogspot.com Saxophonist Nick Hempton has got something good going-on in his sophomore release, “The Business”  (Posi-Tone Records). If you just put the CD on and go about your business, this sounds like fairly solid, straight-ahead, “post-bop.”  When you listen closely, you hear a real band at work.  Whether it’s singing, swinging, lines of bass ...Read More

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July 12th, 2011 at 10:13 am