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THE REAL AMBASSADORS – LIVE, AT LAST!

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During April 2014 Jazz At Lincoln Center presented a TRIBUTE TO DAVE BRUBECK.  His family participated as well as guests playing his music.

Amongst the gems was a longtime fave of mine called The Real AmbassadorsOriginally on vinyl, later a CD, this 1961 loosely sketched bauble with lyrics and libretto by Iola Brubeck was supposed to be headed for Broadway but backers evaporated for what might have become a controversial show..

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RECENT CDs : ANDREW HADRO; PETE McGUINNESS; MARTIN WIND

Posted on June 6, 2014

While I don’t usually review CDs per se as there are so many which cross my desk all worthy of my attention, from time to time sounds or the stories which emanate from them jump out at me.  Here a few encapsulated cases in point.

Baritone saxist Andrew Hadro is a multi-threat jazz personage.  Not only is he a masterful player on a still under recognized solo instrument, but he is also my computer guru who helped me set up this blog.

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Late Stuffing Gift Hits

TED ROSENTHAL TRIO : “WONDERLAND” CD AND LIVE AT KITANO, NY

this threesome –Rosenthal, piano, Noriko Ueda, bass; Tim Horner, drums– have been a working trio for sometime now.  the always innovative Rosenthal has reinterpreted pieces of Americana such as Gershwin and added his own touches to Europeans.  in “Wonderland” (Playscape Recordings) we find both.  they performed solid sets to sold out tables on a stormy night at the classy Kitano Room on Park Ave. in NYC.

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