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1,000 Trumpeters (301-400)

Posted in Improvisation, jazz trumpet music, Musical Influences with tags , , , , on April 12, 2015 by pogo56

Hello everyone,

Here’s a list of more players to check out! Once again these are in no particular order and please reserve your grievances until after I’ve posted all of the players.

301.Vitaly Golovnev

302.Ian Carr

303.Emmett Berry

304.Derrick Gardner

305.Clay Jenkins

306.Doug Olson

307.Charlie Porter

308.Joe Gordon

309.Voro Garcia

310.Felix Rossy

311.David Weiss

312.DeWayne Clemons

313.Mao Sone

314.Herman Mehari

315.Tony D’Aveni

316.Daniel Campbell

317.Gordon Au

318.Ray Callendar

319.Johnathan Saraga

320.Mike Cottone

321.Dave Chisholm

322.Chris Burbank

323.Bobby Gallegos

324.Trombone Shorty

325.Etienne Charles

326.Stephane Belmondo

327.Ryan Carnieux

328.James Morrison

329.Stephen Haynes

330.Suresh Singaratnam

331.Takuya Kuroda

332.Tatum Greenblatt

333.Taylor Haskins

334.Terumasa Hino

335.Steve Fishwick

336.Thomas Heflin

337.Jeff Lofton

338.Laura Jurd

339.Tom Arthurs

340.Uan Rasey

341.Valaida Snow

342.Valery Ponomarev

343.Walter White

344.Ziggy Elman

345.Humberto Ramirez

346.James Zollar

347.Donald Malloy

348.Dwayne Eubanks

349.Dusko Goykovich

350.Eddie Gale

351.Eric Biondo

352.Eric Vloeimans

353.Erik Jekabson

354.Erik Truffaz

355.Fabio Morgera

356.Bill Chase

357.Brad Turner

358.Brian Swartz

359.Frank London

360.Greg Adams

361.Gilbert Castellanos

362.Billy Skinner

363.Max Colley III

364.Mike Olson

365.Matthew Stewart

366.Chris Lawrence

367.Renaud Gensane

368.Leon Brown

369.Jackie Coleman

370.Ryan Easter

371.Matt Lavelle

372.Kenyatta Beasley

373.Jimmy Owens

374.Daniel Noesig

375.Laurie Frink

376.Curtis Taylor

377.Mark Van Cleave

378.John Swana

379.Raymond Williams

380.Jeremy Sinclair

381.JS Williams

382.Mark Chuvala

383.Matt Leder

384.Mike Vax

385.Jim Manley

386.Jon Crowley

387.Frank Greene

388.Dave Ballou

389.Alphonso Horne

390.Yazz Ahmed

391.Jay Thomas

392.Ryan Quigley

393.Ravi Best

394.Uli Beckerhoff

395.Gabe Medd

396.John Sneider

397.Gregory Rivkin

398.Tanya Darby

399.Steve Fulton

400.Bart Miltenberger

More to come,

Jason Palmer

1,000 Trumpeters to check out (1-300)

Posted in Improvisation, jazz trumpet music, Musical Influences, Performance with tags , , , on April 7, 2015 by pogo56

Hello Trumpeters and everyone else,

Here’s a partial list of the 1,000 trumpeters that I think are worth checking out if you are serious about the craft. They are in no particular order.  Just listing off the top of the dome!! I’ll be releasing these in sections so stay tuned!

1.Buddy Bolden

2.Louis Armstrong

3.Jabbo Smith

4.Bix Beiderbeck

5.Henry “Red” Allen

6.Doc Chetham

7.Theo Croker

8.Wallace Roney

9.Miles Davis

10.Clifford Brown

11.Fats Navarro

12.Chet Baker

13.Freddie Hubbard

14.Booker Little

15.Lee Morgan

16.Richard Willams

17.Johnny Coles

18.Carmel Jones

19.Thad Jones

20.John McNeil

21.Sean Jones

22.Ambrose Akinmusire

23.Tom Harrell

24.Terence Blanchard

25.Wynton Marsalis

26.Philip Harper

27.Philip Dizack

28.Mike Rodriguez

29.Avishai Cohen

30.Ingrid Jensen

31.Clora Bryant

32.Maurice Brown

33.Corey Wilkes

34.Nicholas Payton

35.Don Ellis

36.Taylor Ho Bynum

37.Bill Dixon

38.Dave Douglas

39.Graham Haynes

40.Ted Curson

41.Jeremy Pelt

42.Darren Barrett

43.Greg Hopkins

44.Blue Mitchell

45.Randy Brecker

46.Peter Kenagy

47.Dan Rosenthal

48.Billy Buss

49.Eric Bloom

50.Dizzy Gillespie

51.Roy Eldridge

52.Snooky Young

53.Lonnie Hillyer

54.Jack Walrath

55.Lew Soloff

56.Josh Evans

57.Scotty Barnhart

58.Marquis Hill

59.Coung Vu

60.Woody Shaw

61.Andrew Baham

62.Irvin Mayfield

63.Derrick Shezbie

64.Jeremy Davenport

65.Kevin Louis

66.Theljon Allen

67.Deandre Shaffer

68.Peter Evans

69.Jay Phelps

70.Roy Hargrove

71.Lester Bowie

72.Jon Faddis

73.Benny Benack III

74.DuPree Bolton

75.Jonah Jones

76.Joe Wilder

77.Clark Terry

78.Freddie Webster

79.Nat Adderley

80.Brian Lynch

81.Art Farmer

82Leron Thomas

83.Keyon Harold

84.Arturo Sandoval

85.Waldron Ricks

86.Alex “Pope” Norris

87.Alan Shorter

88.Conti Candoli

89.Dave Neves

90.Phrarez Whitted

91.Ryan Kisor

92.Mike Olmos

93.Geechi Taylor

94.Louis Smith

95.Donald Byrd

96.Arve Henriksen

97.Gerard Prescenser

98.Phil Grenadier

99.Adam Rapa

100.Carlos Abadie

101.Lee Hogans

102.Michael “Patches” Stewart

103.Tom Brown

104.Herb Alpert

105.Chuck Mangione

106.Chris Botti

107.Gabe Johnson

108.Raynald Colom

109.Josiah Woodson

110Johnathan Finlayson

111.Chris Klaxton

112.Maynard Ferguson

113.Ralph Allesi

114.Rolf Erickson

115.Benny Bailey

116.Scott Tinkler

117.Bria Skonberg

118.Cindy Bradley

119.Rick Braun

120.Rashawn Ross

121.Tim Hagans

122.Dave Smith

123.Seneca Black

124.Marcus Printup

125.Kenny Rampton

126.Ron Horton

127.Pat Harbison

128.Ron Miles

129.Orbert Davis

130.Dominick Farrinachi

131.Nate Wooley

132.Adam O’Farrill

133.Greg Gisbert

134.Brad Goode

135.Hugh Ragin

136.Joe Robinson

137.Jay Lineberry

138.Harry James

139.Bruce Harris

140.Scott Arruda

140.Justin Ray

141.Marlon Jordan

142.Terell Stafford

143.Ashlin Parker

144.Forbes Graham

145.Nabate Isles

146.Alex Sipiagin

147.Ray Nance

148.Bunny Berigan

149.Oran “Hot Lips” Page

150.Kermit Ruffins

151.Virgil Jones

152.Bobby Shew

153.Enrico Rava

154.Red Rodney

155.Dizzy Reece

156.Jim Rotundi

157.Christian Scott

158.Ray Vega

159.Cy Touff

160.Charles Tolliver

161.Eddie Allen

162.Franco Ambrosetti

163.Ray Anderson

164.Donald Ayler

165.Guy Barker

166.Harold “Shorty” Baker

167.Mario Bauza

168.Uli Beckerhoff

169.Marcus Belgrave

170.Anders Bergcrantz

171.Wayne Bergeron

172.Steven Bernstein

173.Russ Johnson

174.Flavio Boltro

175.Bobby Bradford

176.Ruby Braff

177.Bud Brisbois

178.Till Bronner

179.Billy Butterfield

180.Pete Candoli

181.Andre Canniere

182.Roy Campbell

183.Benny Carter

184.Bill Chase

185.Don Cherry

186.Buck Clayton

187.Bill Coleman

188.John D’earth

189.Josh Deutsch

190.Billy Eckstine

191.Harry “Sweets” Edison

192.Mathias Eick

193.Ziggy Elman

194.Don Fagerquist

195.Dusko Gojkovic

196.Dennis Gonzalez

197.Jerry Gonzalez

199.Conrad Gozzo

200.Bobby Hackett

201.Bill Hardman

202.Eddie Henderson

203.Roger Ingram

204.Mark Isham

205.Don Jacoby

206.Bunk Johnson

207.Freddie Keppard

208.Hugh Masekela

209.Howard McGhee

210.Mike Metheny

211.Bubber Miley

212.Nils Petter Molvaer

213.Joe Newman

214.Farnell Newton

215.Ibrahim Maalouf

216.King Oliver

217.Ephraim Owens

218.Jimmy Owen

219.Herb Phillips

220.Herb Pomeroy

221.Chase Sanborn

223.Carl Saunders

224.Manfred Schoof

225.Doc Severinsen

226.Charlie Shavers

227.Jack Sheldon

228.Marvin Stamm

229.Tomasz Stanko

230.Rex Stewart

231.Allen Vizzutti

232.Kenny Wheeler

233.Cootie Willams

234.Cosimo Boni

235.Felix Rossy

236.Russell Macklem

237.Al Strong

238.Tiger Okoshi

239.Amir el Shafaar

240.Abram Wilson

241.Ahmed Abdullah

242.Al Porcino

243.Al Hood

244.Amik Guerra

245.Andrea Tofanelli

246.Ansyn Banks

247.Axel Dorner

248.Baikida Carroll

249.Barrie Lee Hall Jr.

250.Scott Wendholt

251.Bill Warfield

252.Bob Lark

253.Bob Montgomery

254.Brad Clements

255.Brad Mason

256.Brad Turner

257.Brandon Lee

258.Brian Chahley

259.Brownman

260.Antoine Drye

261.Michael Shobe

262.Nathan Breedlove

263.Susana Santos

264.Ray Codrington

265.Jorge Vistel

267.Justin Kisor

268.Arthur Whetsol

270.Mercer Ellington

271.Russell Gunn

272.Melvin Jones

273.Fabien Mary

274.John Bailey

275.Tom William (DC)

276.Matt Shulman

277.Matt Holman

278.Nadje Noordhuis

279.Diego Urcola

280.Jean Caze

281.Jumaane Smith

282.Barry Ries

283.Kenny Dorham

284.Melton Mustafa

285.Igmar Thomas

286.Thad Wilson

287.Michael Thomas

288.Trent Austin

289.Rasul Saddik

290.Leroy Jones

291.Lionel Ferbos

292.Malachi Thompson

293.Mark Rapp

294.Matthew Jodrell

295.Nick Roseboro

296.Nicole Rampersaud

297.Paolo Fresu

298.Randy Sandke

299.Raphe Malik

300.Rex Richardson

 More to come, Stay tuned!!

JP

Blindfold Bootleg Series: Jeremy Pelt

Posted in Improvisation, jazz trumpet music, Performance with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 14, 2015 by pogo56

Jeremy Pelt

I truly think that any trumpeter of my generation or younger that’s playing anything of consequence owes a debt to Jeremy Pelt.  Jeremy is a prime example of an artist that has continued to reinvent himself, producing great interesting projects that are steeped in the history of the trumpet in this music as well as forward thinking.  I myself owe a huge debt to my fellow JP for simply bringing me down to Wally’s in the fall of 1997 and asking me to play for him as well as the subsequent lessons that followed!!  Here’s what Jeremy had to say after hearing the examples:


Example 1
-Dave Douglas Live at R-bar

1) Hmmm… I must admit that I’m completely clueless as to who it might be. There are shades of Keyon Harrold in there, but it’s definitely not him. There are shades of me in there, but definitely not me. I like where his solo went though, and I can’t wait to find out who it was.

Example 2-Wynton live with Freddie Hubbard NYC

2) Wynton Marsalis sitting in with Hub at the Blue Note. Interesting to hear how his sound evolved. Also, funnily enough listening to the first couple of phrases, you get the impression the Wynton is mocking Hub, which was the wrong thing to do in THIS period of Hub. Before he called Wynton up, he completely KILLED ‘Hubtones’.

Example 3-Ryan Kisor Live in Japan

3) Hmmm…. Can’t say I know who this is either. Obviously they’re indebted to Woody. The voicings on the piano suggest that it could be Harold Mabern on the piano.

Example 4-Tom Harrell with Johnathan Blake

4) Tom Harrell…That sound is so great, and you can hear K.D. all up in it.

Example 5-Keyon Harrold live in NYC

5.) Keyon Harrold…so open. Like the shape of his lines.

Example 6-Christian Scott Live at the R-Bar

6.) Is it Marquis Hill ?

Example 7-Art Farmer live in NYC

7.) Again…completely clueless.

Do yourself a favor and keep up with Jeremy’s new music and live appearances on his website!

Blindfold Bootleg Series: Dave Neves

Posted in Improvisation, jazz trumpet music, Performance with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 14, 2015 by pogo56

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Massachusetts native and recent NYC resident trumpet phenom David Neves has been a constant sonic inspiration for me.  I’ve been lucky enough to track his progress since I first heard him play at Wally’s about five or six years ago.  And he comes down often so its been that much more pleasurable to experience his progress week in and week out.  I often hire him to play in my band because I love the sound of the trumpet, especially when it’s in Dave’s hands, lol!!!  If you ask me he should have been in the Monk Semis in LA in 2014.  Here’s what Dave had to say after hearing with test:

Example 1-Dave Douglas Live at R-bar

I think this may be Dave Douglas? There are points of this solo where it sounds exactly like him, but there are also other parts where he plays things not really characteristic of his playing. To me, his inflections are Dave Douglas-ish though.

Example 2-Wynton live with Freddie Hubbard NYC

I’m really unsure of who this is. There’s points where it sounds like Freddie, but that would be too obvious. It’s not, but I can’t tell who it is. This is a good example though of a trumpet player who has a similar to other trumpet players (Freddie in this case).

Example 3-Ryan Kisor Live in Japan

To me, this sounds like Lee Morgan. His feeling and time-feel and ideas all scream Lee to me (in the beginning).  However, the lines he plays about a minute into the solo start getting a Woody Shaw sound definitely.  I can’t tell.

Example 4-Tom Harrell with Johnathan Blake

This is definitely Tom Harrell. Everything about this is Tom Harrell. He’s one of my favorite players. The space he leaves, his time-feel and his sound. Also whenever he plays anything, it sounds like he’s constantly searching for something different, but still with a melodic sense.

Example 5-Keyon Harrold live in NYC

In the beginning, I thought this might have been Roy Hargrove. I really can’t tell who it may be. It sounds like a younger trumpet player. Has so much fire and some awesome, and creative ideas. I just don’t know, but I wish I could play “One Finger Snap” like that. Then end when he’s holding the long notes out, it sounds like Nicholas Payton.

Example 6-Christian Scott Live at the R-Bar

Again, I can’t really tell who this is. Again, there’s some points where they sound a bit like Roy Hargrove, but there’s also points where it doesn’t sound like Roy at all.

Example 7-Art Farmer live in NYC

I really need to listen to more trumpet players! Whoever this is has a kind of Tom Harrell vibe, but I’m really unsure who it may be. John McNeil?

Dave has a new recording out that is excellent entitled Progress Report!  Stay afloat with what’s going on in Dave by visiting his facebook page!

Blindfold Bootleg Series: Chris Klaxton

Posted in Improvisation, Musical Influences with tags , , , , , , , , on February 14, 2015 by pogo56

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Chris Klaxton is one of the great “triple-threat” (or what I like to say “triple-treat”) artists on the scene based in the New England area.  He’s got several great recordings out which you can check out here!  Do yourself a huge favor and check them out here!  Here’s what Chris had to say after hearing the test:
Example 1-Dave Douglas Live at R-bar

Dave Douglas

Example 2-Wynton live with Freddie Hubbard NYC

Freddie (Hubbard)

Example 3-Ryan Kisor Live in Japan

Woody (Shaw)

After:  Upon closer inspection, you can certainly hear Ryan in there…but MAN he’s got that Woody stuff worked out!

Example 4-Tom Harrell with Johnathan Blake

Tom Harrell

Example 5-Keyon Harrold live in NYC

YOU (Jason Palmer, lol)

After:  Keyon is incredible. I picked up his “introducing” record recently, but this live track is nuts. I could have sworn I heard some JP moments….

Example 6-Christian Scott Live at the R-Bar

This next one makes me feel real dumb. It’s got some Roy in there. But I feel like it could be Dizak (Phillip)….or even Billy Buss…or I DON’T KNOW!

After:  This still makes me feel dumb. Should have known that. That vibrato he’s got up there when he’s playing the blues….

Example 7-Art Farmer live in NYC

..and the last one makes me feel dumb too. An elder I haven’t dug into enough.
Marcus (Belgrave?)? Art Farmer?

Thanks Chris and I’m looking forward to sharing the stage with you again sooner than later!!  Please keep up with Chris at his website!

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Blindfold Bootleg Series: Trent Austin

Posted in Improvisation, Musical Influences with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 14, 2015 by pogo56

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Trent Austin is one of the great trumpeters of his (of any really) generation.  He’s one of those rare artists that can easily command the lead chair and turn around and improvise with the best of them.  And on top of that he’s recently opened one of the premier brass shops on the east coast and he makes marvelous mouthpieces.  As soon as he sent me one of his pieces to try out, set aside my Monette B2 of 12 years and haven’t picked it up since. Trent also works closely with the great Miel Adams!  Here’s what Trent had to say after hearing the examples:


Example 1
-Dave Douglas Live at R-bar

Dave Douglas

After:   Dave has always been one of my favorite players. I got this one in a few seconds due to his IMO very original sound, vibrato touches, and personal style.  His work is so incredibly diverse player who can jump over any style be it totally straight ahead to his work with John Zorn.  This one for me was a fairly easy one with some of his inflections he uses  that IMO are very much his own.   It was a fantastic example of how I should listen and transcribe him some more.  I love the way his compositional mind works during this improvisation. 

Example 2-Wynton live with Freddie Hubbard NYC

Wynton (trying to sound like Freddie) love the sound of the Bach!

After:   I have to admit hearing this before,  perhaps even from you.   It still got me for a few seconds.  I literally said out loud “That’s Freddie… oh wait, that’s Wynton”.  It’s pretty cool to hear him playing like this although at times it’s pretty disjointed.  His sound and control are constant reminders to me that he is still the hands down  best player in the world.  I especially love his sound and articulations on his Bach.  I personally feel coming from someone that makes equipment these days he had the best recorded sound speaking only on a “trumpet” side of things on the Bach.   While he’s such a deeper musician than he was in the early 80’s  I strongly feel that the Monette has hampered his tonal color spectrum on recordings.  Of course me critiquing the greatest player in the world is a bit silly so I’ll go back to my corner and practice my long tones 😉

Example 3-Ryan Kisor Live in Japan

Ryan Kisor

After:   One of my absolute favorite (if not my favorite player)  out there. I have not met many folks that can do what Ryan does. The fluency on those triplets!   Man  such amazing technique!  Perhaps Ryan  and Greg Gisbert are two of the most versatile cats out there who can literally sit in any chair and any musical situation regardless of style and crush it!  Was he playing cornet on this?  I don’t think so this sounds like a trumpet to my ears.  I know he’s recently been doing a lot of his solo work on an Olds Super Cornet lately and has inspired me to check out playing more cornet in my own work.  

Example 4-Tom Harrell with Johnathan Blake

Tom Harrell

After:  Genius… enough said… Every time I hear Tom I hear just how his complete melodic sense and compositional mind inspire me to seek out more of the inner lines  he plays. I have transcribed so much of Tom’s work and I think this one will be next on my list.  Listen to that space he uses.  A lot of folks listen to his latest playing and wish he would play more like the 70’s/early 80’s versions but for myself he’s playing so much more melodically!

Example 5-Keyon Harrold live in NYC

Josh Evans? (One Finger Snap… silly burning)

After: Bummed I didn’t get this but I know Keyon is one BADDDD  cat.  Such a titanic  solo full of virtuosity.    What an inspiration to listen to and get myself back in the practice room.  Keyon is someone more people should know about as he can hang with anyone for sure!

Example 6-Christian Scott Live at the R-Bar

Nick Payton (this one was particularly tough… not totally sure)

After:   AGH!   This one got me until I sent you my before and then I heard something in Christian’s tone and inflections  that made me pick up on him after sending you the before.  I didn’t think it was Nick but was fairly confident it was a New Orleans player.  The vibrato on the F on the second or third chorus gave it away to me.  I think there still is a lot to be said about regional styles and the influence the local traditions have on players.   It’s harder and harder to hear this in players today (both in improvisational music and orchestral style as we continually head to more homogenized sounds which in my opinion is  not a good thing).  Also didn’t think of Christian initially due to the fact his current music is so different than this clip.    He’s a wonderful cat,  great spokesman for the trumpet, and really a wonderful example of always committing yourself in the moment as I have never seen a bad performance from Christian.  He was one of the first guys to hip me to Adams and I am so thankful for that as it truly changed my life (Adams were the first company to urge me to start my business).

Example 7-Art Farmer live in NYC

Art Farmer

After:  Art  plays with so much and is a master of economy!   Great to hear him  (although I’m pretty sure he was playing the flumpet on this clip and I preferred him on the Besson flugel as again it had more  of a variety tonal spectrum) and how he winds through Recordame.  One of my heroes Herb Pomeroy always stressed finding the “sweet notes”  in a solo.  Those notes that  give you the most color for the chord or pivotal notes to signify harmonic motion.    Art was always someone I could hear that in.   Another thing I love about Art is that he never stopped shedding.  I met him near the end of his life and he told me he still spent numerous (3+ daily) in the shed.

Stay afloat with what’s going on in Trent’s career by visiting his website!!

Bootleg Blindfold Series: Adam Birnbaum

Posted in Improvisation, Musical Influences with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 14, 2015 by pogo56

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I’ve been a fan of Adam Birnbaum‘s playing for several years now but had never gotten the chance to make music with him up until this past year, where I had the great fortune of sharing the stage with him on multiple occasions.   The first was at special sextet put together by saxophonist Mike Tucker for a residency at Salem State University and the second one was a great run of concerts with Darcy James’s Secret Society in the US and Europe.  Here’s the answers and comments to the test from Adam:

Example 1:  Fred Hersch, Nobody Else But Me,  live in NYC in duo with Mark Turner (year unknown).

(1) Fred Hersch playing “Nobody Else But Me.” Nothing else sounds like Fred playing solo piano. He’s simply a master and has truly developed his own language on the instrument, especially in this setting.

Example 2:  Aruan Ortiz, Ask me Now live at the Regattabar in Cambridge (year unknown)

(2) “Ask Me Now” the pianist–and the rhythm section–is very modern, but there are some elements of traditional jazz piano in there. Tough one to identify but I would guess Jason Moran.
After: I have met Aruan several times and found him to be a very nice guy, but honestly I am not very familiar with his playing so I guess that explains my difficulty identifying this one.

Example 3:  McCoy Tyner, Darn That Dream live at the Regattabar in Cambridge (year unknown)

(3) “Darn That Dream” Andrew Hill. His eccentricities (sudden changes in dynamics, thick percussive dense voicings, heavy pedal use, unusual combination of traditional and extremely modern) are pretty recognizable.

After:  Wow, did I fail to recognize McCoy on a blindfold test?! That’s jazz piano 101. However, in my defense this is a very tricky one. I’ve seen him do a solo standard in the middle of a set but it was always much more in his typical style than this. Plus Andrew Hill does this song in the same key (in F instead of the usual G) on his solo piano record “Verona Rag” so I thought it had to be him.

Example 4:  Aaron Goldberg, Impressions live in Portugal with Nicholas Payton.

(4) “Impressions/So What” Sounds like Aaron Goldberg with Hutch. Aaron is so clean and has such a great feel.

Example 5:  Leo Genovese, Berlin (Jason Palmer)  live in NYC with Jason Palmer Septet

(5) This has to be Aaron Parks with what sounds like Eric Harland on drums. Beautiful solo. Really channels Paul Bley with some of those lines.

After:  Leo is a guy I’ve been hearing great things about for years but who unfortunately I haven’t ever seen play live. This track convinced me I need to change this, so I will definitely be checking him out. Really beautiful playing here.

Example 6: Gerald Clayton, Blues live at Jazz Gallery NYC with Patrick Cornelius Octet (2013).

(6) F blues. This is the hardest of the seven for me to identify. Swinging, tasteful, I like the interaction with the drummer, but nothing about this is particularly distinctive to me. I could wager a guess but I’ll choose to pass instead.

After: Well I know Gerald pretty well and have seen him play many times, and would like to think I know his style. I’m definitely a big fan. However this one just didn’t give me anything obvious to ID him. Listening back to it now I can hear it. Oh well. Looks like I have lots more listening to do.

Example 7:  Dave Kikoski, Mr. Day live in Xalapa Mexico with Jason Palmer, Francisco Mela, Emilliano Coronel (2013).

(7) Dave Kikoski with what sounds like Jeff “Tain” Watts playing “Mr. Day.” No one else plays this kind of burn-out jazz like Kiko.

Adam currently has a new album out entitled “Three of a Mind,” featuring Doug Weiss and Al Foster.  Keep up with Adam’s latest news about this release including a Cd Release at Smoke at his website!