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2007 Stories by Jon Solomon

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  • This Just In...

    published March 1, 2007

    It's one thing for jazz players to work on scales, modes and chord voicings on their own. To really put all of that theory into practice, though,... More >>

  • Bon Savants

    published March 1, 2007

    Literally translated, "Bon Savants" is French for "good scientists." That said, could there be a more fitting moniker for a band fronted by a guy... More >>

  • JazzFest Denver

    published February 22, 2007

    There's a trio of heavy hitters anchoring this year's edition of JazzFest Denver (taking place on Friday, February 23, and Saturday,... More >>

  • This Just In...

    published February 22, 2007

    Damieon Hines is taking peeps to school. The DJ and Future Jazz Project drummer launched Sound College a couple of weeks ago at La... More >>

  • Andy McKee

    published February 22, 2007

    Thanks to a clip uploaded to YouTube late last year, Andy McKee has become something of a guitar hero. The video, which features McKee performing... More >>

  • Kneebody

    published February 22, 2007

    Kneebody has had many labels thrown at it, but none seem to fit. That said, the members of the transcontinental quintet (whose new album, Low... More >>

  • Scene and Heard

    published February 15, 2007

    For hip-hop heads seeking to escape cookie-cutter club nights, DJs Sounds Supreme and Low Key have the solution. A few Fridays ago, the pair... More >>

  • Zs

    published February 15, 2007

    Like Eskimo, the Zs have a quirky playfulness about them that is confounding and amazing in equal measure. Part rock band and part chamber... More >>

  • Camera Obscura

    published February 8, 2007

    In the video for "Lloyd, I'm Ready to Be Heartbroken," Camera Obscura's latest single, there's a guy clad in a blaring yellow shirt, dancing... More >>

  • Reuben Wilson

    published February 8, 2007

    Organist Reuben Wilson's releases on the Blue Note Records imprint helped ignite the jazz-funk/soul-jazz movement of the late '60s and early '70s.... More >>

  • Jonathan Kreisberg

    published February 8, 2007

    Jonathan Kreisberg's playing conjures the dualistic essence of New York. The guy's a badass, burning up the fretboard like Jimmy Bruno, with a... More >>

  • The Drams

    published February 1, 2007

    A dog can only gnaw on the same bone for so long before it finally dawns on the old boy that he needs something substantive in his belly.... More >>

  • Willie Waldman Project

    published January 25, 2007

    Willie Waldman came alive on Death Row. Upon moving to L.A. in 1994, he was introduced to Snoop Dogg, who enlisted the trumpeter to join him in... More >>

  • Stanton Moore Trio

    published January 18, 2007

    Stanton Moore knows his funk. The Galactic drummer and founder has a knack for grabbing on to a groove with both fists, putting it in a headlock... More >>

  • Bob Dorough

    published January 18, 2007

    Bob Dorough. You've probably heard him, even if you don't know him by name. If you were a kid growing up in the '70s and watched Schoolhouse... More >>

  • Tartar Lamb

    published January 11, 2007

    Kayo Dot thrives at extremes. On its Tzadik debut, 2003's Choir of the Eye, the act creates exhaustive, dynamic backdrops in which dense... More >>

  • Erin Bode

    published January 11, 2007

    Erin Bode There's a montage in Play Misty for Me in which Clint Eastwood and Donna Mills are seen walking on the beach, waves crashing... More >>

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