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Gerald Albright and Norman Brown Live

Hello all: I’ve been listening heavily to a relatively new collaborative album by saxophonist Gerald Albright and Norman Brown called “24/7”.  I think it’s a great album.  Here’s a clip of a tune called “Keep it Moving” from that album.  I think they were performing in New York on a cruise ship.  Must have been …

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Jazz Inspiration and Advice from Russell Malone

Hello all, I hope everyone had a great holiday season.  Happy new year!  I wanted to start off the year with some excellent videos of Russell Malone, one the best jazz guitarists on the planet.   The first couple videos are of him playing with Dianne Reeves in Paris. The next few are of Russell telling …

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George Benson – Guitar Man

Hello all,I just wanted to let you know about a great album that I highly recommend! It’s George Benson’s latest album entitled “Guitar Man”.  I think it’s just awesome.  Of course, I’m a little biased because I’ve been a Benson fan for years.  But this one’s a little different.First, it’s a little more raw and …

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The Life and Music of Wes Montgomery

Hello all, Just wanted you to take a look a great documentary series that I came across entitled: “The Life and Music of Wes Montgomery”.  The audio commentary was provided by the awesome jazz singer Nancy Wilson and produced by NPR Jazz Profiles. Experience this excellent audio/video series and learn about one of the original …

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Smooth Jazz Artists Can’t Play Straight-Ahead Jazz?

I always find it amusing when I hear people bashing smooth jazz artists about how they can’t play “real” jazz.  Most of these artists are masterful on their instruments plain and simple. They choose to play smooth jazz for a number of reasons.  The number one reason being that they like it.  Certainly make sense to …

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