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Frank Lacy & the Smalls Legacy Band: Live at Smalls

There has never been a jazz label quite like SmallsLIVE, now up to 40 titles and counting, all exclusively dedicated to documenting one club and scene. In this tiny basement dive at 183 West 10th in Greenwich Village, the culture is new-generation bop, and the players, mostly young, spill their guts. SmallsLIVE recordings stick you … Read More “Frank Lacy & the Smalls Legacy Band: Live at Smalls”

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Grant Stewart: Live at Smalls

The SmallsLIVE label is unique. It started up in 2010 and already has 31 titles. It exists to document one particular venue, scene and culture: Smalls, at 183 West 10th in Greenwich Village. This tiny, humble basement dive is the nerve center for New Millennium Bop. You don’t go to Smalls to hear radical experimentation; … Read More “Grant Stewart: Live at Smalls”

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Rick Germanson Quartet: Live at Smalls

SmallsLIVE was designed to offer listeners without easy access to the Greenwich Village club the opportunity to experience the atmosphere without the travel expenses. Pianist Rick Germanson fully embraces that mission, offering a rough-hewn, feel-over-finesse set of hard bop that will have you getting up off your couch to head for the bar. The quartet … Read More “Rick Germanson Quartet: Live at Smalls”

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Tim Ries Quintet: Live at Smalls

Throughout Tim Ries’ career, jazz has served as a useful launching pad, a touchstone. But when he leafs through modern jazz’s founding texts, the saxophonist isn’t searching for commandments or dogmas, just ideas. Before his latest release, Live at Smalls, Ries devoted his two previous albums to reworking Rolling Stones compositions. These records are diverse … Read More “Tim Ries Quintet: Live at Smalls”

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Ari Hoenig Punk Bop: Live at Smalls

Drummer Ari Hoenig’s regular Monday night gig at Smalls has enabled him to explore different ensembles, among them a trio with pianist Jean-Michel Pilc and bassist Francois Moutin, a quartet and other projects. Featured on this live recording is Punk Bop, with Jonathan Kreisberg on guitar, Will Vinson on alto saxophone, Tigran Hamasyan on piano … Read More “Ari Hoenig Punk Bop: Live at Smalls”

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