October 24, 2018

It was a few years back … The Guffman Trio was playing around town and the regional area quite often. We were even threatening to record a long awaited CD … I did say threatening. My wife, and one of my favorite all time musicians, Cynthia, found a very cool version of the Lambert, Hendricks[…]

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September 14, 2018

Standard Deviations, Volumes 1 and 2 By Tobin Mueller Album available CD Baby, Amazon, iTunes Interestingly, I had reviewed a previous two-CD set, “Afterwords,” exactly one year previously. On receiving this one, my expectations were pleasantly fulfilled. But, first some words about this unusual multi-talented man. In addition to being a pianist/composer/vocalist, he’s a playwright[…]

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September 14, 2018

After a summer break, we are back in full swing! Jazz is alive! Jazz Pensacola is up and running strong! The summer had an awesome lineup at the Jazz Gumbos. Jazz at its best! We had good turnouts at the monthly Jazz Jams, too. September we will have Daniel Rivera doing his best Jack Kerouac,[…]

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August 27, 2018

Cabin in the Sky Hendrik Meurkens, chromatic harmonica; Bill Cunliffe, piano Height Advantage Music from the Heart Roger Davidson Quartet featuring Hendrik Meurkens Soundbrush Records The common factor in these two recordings is, of course, chromatic harmonicist Hendrik Meurkens. According to publicity accompanying “Cabin in the Sky,’ Meurkens and Cunliffe had long planned to get[…]

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August 16, 2018

Jeru’s Journey The Life and Music of Gerry Mulligan By Sanford Josephson Hal Leonard Books, pp.213 © 2018 Paperback Jeru’s Journey is the first definitive biography of Gerry Mulligan. Most jazz fans likely know him as an outstanding baritone saxophone player but he was much more than that — arranger, composer and even a sometime[…]

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August 12, 2018

Please enjoy this video with highlights from the July Jazz Gumbo, July 16 at Phineas Phogg’s, Seville Quarter. The July Jazz Gumbo at Phineas Phogg’s at Seville Quarter featured a tribute to legendary vocalist Phoebe Snow, with vocals by Juliette Moore, Cynthia Domulot on keys, Jim Armstrong on guitar, Tom Latenser, bass, and Fred Domulot, drums. The evening was sponsored by Paul[…]

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