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Yellowjackets—Russell Ferrante (left), Will Kennedy, Dane Alderson and Bob Mintzer—played songs from a new album at Birdland in New York on April 19. (Photo: Courtesy yellowjackets.com)

Yellowjackets Showcase New Bassist, Fresh Material at Birdland

Three days before the release of its new album, Cohearence (Mack Avenue), the superstar quartet Yellowjackets unveiled some fresh material at Birdland in New York Ci …  
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REVIEWS EDITORS’ PICKS     April 2016


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Phil Is Now: Out Of The Woods
Published 1/23/1957

Phillip Wells Woods is a lean 25, with the appearance of an Alan Ladd, and an alto that talks more like a cross between Bogart and Gérard Philipe. Woods, who won a 1955 DownBeat Jazz Critics Poll New Star award, recently left Dizzy Gillespie’s …  
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Published 12/31/2015

80th Annual DownBeat Readers Poll Winners

Hall of Fame: Tony Bennett
Jazz Artist: Chick Corea
Jazz Album: Chick Corea Trio, Triology (Stretch/Concord)
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Hubert Laws: My Time Has Come
Published 7/1/1993

Hubert Laws lives in a two-story house in Los Angeles, following the time-honored tradition of house upstairs and shop/studio below. On a bright spring morning, this writer passes through the security gate and heads upstairs, greeting the famed fluti …  
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Erroll Garner: The Natural
Published 10/19/1967

Yes, Virginia, there are leprechauns. I know because I’ve been running into one lately in Los Angeles. It seems everywhere I go, he’s there, listening, burying himself in some dark corner, just “quietly finding out what’s happening.&rdqu …  
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