Category: Saxophone

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New Music from Vincent Herring Joins My Music Rotation. Part 1

I do believe, two of the albums that have been in my music rotation for a few weeks. Now highlight my eclectic taste in music. One is the latest from jazz saxophonist Vincent Herring, while the other is from a bluegrass band Trout Steak Revival. While I don’t think I am alone with my live for both these genres of music, I would think I am in the minority. Anyway here is my take on the first of these two albums. Hard Times - Vincent Herring The first time I listened to this album the two other instruments that stood...

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Night and Day – Vincent Herring

Vincent Herring - Night and Day - A 2015 Favorite!   Back on May 12 I was excited to see that saxophonist Vincent Herring had released a new album titled Night and Day. Then I saw on the album cover who Herring had playing with him on the album and I was even more excited! The other members of this quintet include: Brandi Disterheft on bass, Joe Farnsworth on drums, pianist Mike LeDonne and trumpeter, Jeremy Pelt, Both Disterheft and Farnsworth played with Herring on his last album Uptown Shuffle. About Night and Day On Night and Day. Mike LeDonne replaces...

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Bosch and Art Pepper Perfect Together!

Watching Bosch leads to the Music of Art Pepper   Last night my wife and I finished watching the first season of Bosch on Amazon Prime. The series is based on the books of Michael Connelly featuring LA Detective Harry Bosch.  If you haven't seen it do, because it's really, really good. I have not read many of the Harry Bosch books, but what I have read I have enjoyed, and there are three of them on my TBR shelves! Michael Connelly is the executive producer of the show and I'm sure he has a lot of say over the way...

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Exploring the Music of Jazz Saxophonist Vincent Herring on his birthday – November 19th!!

Among those who are celebrating their birthdays today is jazz saxophonist Vincent Herring, who was born on this day, November 19th in 1964. The year of the great Phillies collapse and the year I went to both a World Series game and the baseball All-Star game in New York. It was a great year for a 13 year-old! Anyway, back to Vincent Herring, even though he has released albums as a leader since 1989's American Experience, I just discovered his music back in January, when I listened to his 2013 release The Uptown Shuffle, to say the least I was very...

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Exploring the Jazz Saxophone of Houston Person, following his birthday!!

  Houston Person - Saxophone  (born November 10, 1934) Houston Person is a jazz artist whose name I have seen on the JazzWeek Chart, as recently as this week. His latest release as a leader The Melody Lingers On is now at # 9. I had yet to listen to any of his music until last week. To be more specific,   I listened to two albums on his birthday, November 1oth. The albums nI listened to were Something in Common  from 1989 and Now's the Time. Now's the Time, released in 1990, was recorded with legendary bassist Ron Carter. Both albums were released on...

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New Jazz from Saxophonist Vincent Herring – The Uptown Shuffle!!

Vincent Herring - The Uptown Shuffle So the other day I wrote about the great Dexter Gordon, today I'll move to a contemporary  saxophonist, but still a great one - Vincent Herring. I've been listening to Herring's latest release The Uptown Shuffle for a couple of weeks now and I think I like it more and more each time I listen. Herring is considered to be one of the premier sax players of his generation. He was born in Kentucky in 1964 and raised in California. His musical journey began when he started touring with Lionel Hampton's Big Band in 1980...