COUNTING BEATS

Reviews and Recommended Jazz by Nick Bewsey

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HAROLD MABERN, AFRO BLUE

A WRTI CD RECOMMENDATION. Pianist Harold Mabern is a two-fisted swinger, a legendary presence presence on the many great Blue Note dates of the 60s who continues to add his distinctive groove to his many solo projects. Read my full review at www.wrti.org

HAROLD MABERN, RIGHT ON TIME

Pianist Harold Mabern’s Right On Time is an exuberant trio disc recorded live at Smoke Jazz and Supper Club on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, one of four exceptional debut releases from the club’s new label documenting their live shows. The initial offerings include albums by saxophonists Vincent Herring (The Uptown Shuffle), Javon Jackson (Expression) and pianist David Hazeltine (For All We Know), each of which capture that quintessential New York jazz club experience. Smoke owners and producers Frank Christopher and Paul Stache couldn’t have picked a finer talent than Harold Mabern to include in the launch of their venture. Continue reading

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