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JC Hopkins Biggish Band – Meet Me At Minton’s – Harlem Jazz Records

JC Hopkins Biggish Band – Meet Me At Minton’s – Harlem Jazz Records

JC Hopkins Biggish Band – Meet Me At Minton’s – Harlem Jazz Records 52:27 **** A musical journey worth taking ( JC Hopkins – piano; Noah Jackson – bass; Charles Goold – drums; Solomon Hicks – guitar; Claire Daly – baritone sax; Christopher McBride – alto sax; Troy Roberts – tenor sax; Corey Wallace – trombone; Bruce Harris – trumpet; Phillip Dizack – trumpet; Bryan Davis – trumpet; Joseph Doubleday – vibes; Brandee Younger – hard; Ismel Wignall – congas; Andy Bey – celeste; Kevin Burke, Aria Hendricks – vocals) To those readers and jazz listeners of a certain age, Minton’s Playhouse was a  Harlem jazz club founded by tenor saxophonist Henry Minton in 1938. It gained its fame in the 1940s as the home for the development of bebop and its innovators such as Charles Parker, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie and Kenny Clarke.But, with time, the club and the music eventually faded away. However in 2013 the name was revived by entrepreneur Richard Parsons and this delightful musical romp by the JC Hopkins Biggish Band entitled Meet Me At Minton’s is worthy of its name. JC Hopkins Biggish Band is cracker jack outfit that plays with a whole lot […]

Gregory Porter (vocals) – Live In Berlin, Blu-ray + 2 CDs (2016)

Gregory Porter (vocals) – Live In Berlin, Blu-ray + 2 CDs (2016)

Soul/jazz singer releases a live performance Blu-ray. Gregory Porter – Live In Berlin, Blu-ray + 2 CDs (2016) Performers: Gregory Porter – vocals; Chip Crawford – piano; Jahmal Nichols – double bass; Emanuel; Harrold – drums; Tivon Pennicott – tenor saxophone Producer/Director: Jeremy Aziz Studio: Eagle Rock Entertainment EVB335539 Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1; PCM Stereo 2.0 Video: 16:9 for 1080i HD, color TrackList: (Same as CD): Holding On; On My Way To Harlem/What’s Going On; Take Me To The Alley; Don’t Lose Your Steam; Hey Laura; Liquid Spirit; Consequence Of Love; Bass Solo/Papa Was A Rolling Stone; Musical Genocide; Don’t Be A Fool; Work Song?Drum Solo; In Fashion; Be Good (Lion’s Song); 1960 What?; Water Under Bridges; Free/Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again) Length: 128 minutes Rating: Audio ***1/2      Video ****      Overall **** Gregory Porter has become a star in the modern soul/jazz genre. His songwriting ability and recordings have garnered critical and fan enthusiasm. His stage persona has made him an international star. Eagle Vision has released a Blu-ray (with 2 CDs), titled Gregory Porter – Live In Berlin. Like many artists, their essence can often be understood in a context of performance. […]