May 20, 2017 9:19 AM
Hard as it is to put a label on saxophonist Steve Coleman—an established innovator with a MacArthur “Genius” grant, Doris Duke Performing Artist award and Guggenheim…
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May 18, 2017 11:20 AMTechy fusion was never my first love, and if you think the same, this tight, explosive ensemble will likely win you over. Saxophonist Corbin Andrick is a young master who should be better known.…
Apr 25, 2017 2:29 PM
Can recordings alone make a successful band?
Almost any self-styled sage in the music business will assure you that this is virtually impossible because a band, in order to be a growing concern, i.e., a consistently paying business, must work on the road, must hit the one-nighter grind most of the year in order to get the public exposure that can build a national reputation.
The sages may be right, and certainly the success on records of such leaders as Hank Mancini has nothing to do with a permanent Mancini orchestra of the one-nighter variety. But in…