Eugene Holley

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June 1997    Briefs

Urban Reception
The Aoki/Wong/Pavkovic Trio

Chicago-based bassist/percussionist Tatsu Aoki, tenor sax/clarinetist Francis Wong, and drummer/ percussionist Dave Pavkovic form a sonically daring trio that combines strains of mainstream, avant garde styles with Asian motifs into a musical conception...


June 1997    Briefs

Featuring Melba Moore
Lafayette Harris Trio

Backed by pianist Lafayette Harris, bassist Dwayne Dolphin and drummer Cecil Brooks III, vocalist Melba Moore returns to the microphone in grand style and swings and sings an outstanding mix of standards and originals, including "He Could Be Perfect For...


June 1997    Briefs

Children of the Light
Rodney Whitaker

Rodney Whitaker, the twenty-something phenomenon who has quickly built up an impressive sideman resumŽ over the past few years, takes center stage on his debut CD in the tradition of his Detroit homeboys Paul Chambers, Ron Carter and Bob Hurst. Joined by...


June 1997    Albums

Live At Bradley's
Kevin Eubanks

This date, recorded in 1994, is an important reminder of two things: that the Tonight Show bandleader is arguably one of the most accomplished guitarists of his generation, and Bradley's-the intimate New York jazz club that closed last year-brought out the...


June 1997    Albums

The Hardbop Grandpop
Horace Silver

Pianist/composer Horace Silver's compositions have been some of the most memorable in the past four decades. This new CD-which showcases Silver in a "Jazz Messenger" style septet featuring trumpeter Claudio Roditi, tenor saxophonist Michael Brecker, trombonist...


June 1997    Albums

Dave Ellis

Tenor saxophonist Dave Ellis, a mainstay in guitarist Charlie Hunter's ensemble, steps out on his own date with Hunter, drummer Mike Clark, keyboardist Spencer Allen, bassist Jeff Chambers and other bay-area musicians and delivers a radio-friendly CD that...


June 1997    Albums

Fire With Von Freeman
Von Freeman

Chicago tenor titan Von Freeman is joined on this date by pianist Bradley Parker-Sparrow, bassist Tatsu Aoki, drummer Michael Raynor and vocalist Joanie Pallato performing ten tracks that mostly feature the kind of free-wheeling musical give-and-take found...


June 1997    Albums

The Latin Side of John Coltrane
Conrad Herwig

The infusion of African rhythms from the Caribbean into jazz has accounted for some of the most invigorating trends in the last few years. This new CD from trombonist Conrad Herwig-who works with Eddie Palmieri, Tito Puente and Paquito D'Rivera, to name...

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