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Tom Harrell TRIP at the Jazz Showcase 12/4-7 PDF Print
Written by Ronaldo Oregano   
Sunday, 30 November 2014
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Tom Harrell Andrea Canter


Tom Harrell's group TRIP is a piano-less quartet featuring saxophonist Mark Turner, bassist Ugonna Okegwo and drummer Adam Cruz. The group first performed in Rochester, New York, and at the Jazz Standard during Dave Douglas' Festival of New Trumpet Music (FONT) in October of 2012. Harrell premiered the suite with six sections he wrote specifically for this group. TRIP reconvened a year later at the Village Vanguard and made a studio recording the following week.The quartet later released the self-titled album TRIP. Hear this amazing group at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago on Thursday, December 4th through Sunday, December 7th.
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Joey DeFrancesco Trio at the Jazz Showcase 11/27-30 PDF Print
Written by Don Berryman   
Tuesday, 25 November 2014
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Joey DeFrancesco Andrea Canter


Organ fans will have a lot to be thankful for when 'Baddest' jazz organist on the planet, Joey DeFrancesco who has been touring all aound the planet non-stop for decades with his own trio, and also playing and recording with some of the greatest musicians in the world (Miles Davis, Elvin Jones, Bobby Hutcherson, etc.), comes to town. Once again, he was voted best jazz organist in the 2014 Downbeat Magazine readers poll, for those who are counting that is ten years in a row, but that's no surprise since nobody does it better. Come hear Joey DeFrancesco perform with his trio fearuing Jeff Parker on guitar and George Fludas on drums at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago on Thursday, November 27th through Sunday, November 30th - then moves on to the Dakota in Minneapolis on December 1st.
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Sabertooth Celebrates 22 Years of Swinging Overnighters at the Green Mill 11/29 PDF Print
Written by Ronaldo Oregano   
Sunday, 23 November 2014

“Mallinger's partnership in Sabertooth with tenor saxist Cameron Pfiffner recalls the fabled duo of Zoot Sims and Al Cohn, tenorists who decades earlier battled against each other one moment, traded silken ballad phrases the next. Add the terrific organist Pete Benson and drummer Ted Sirota into the mix, and you understand why this engagement has thrived for so many years." -
Chicago Tribune
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Cameron Pfiffner and Pat Mallinger

For 22 years, the Sabertooth jazz quartet has held the "After Hours Jazz Party" every Saturday night (well, technically Sunday moring) from midnight until 5 A.M. at the Green Mill. Formed in 1990 by saxophonists Pat Mallinger and Cameron Pfiffner, Sabertooth explores a variety of jazz idioms from soul jazz and hard-bop to modal and post-bop in the quartet which also includes Pete Benson on the Hammond B3 organ and Ted Sirota on the drums. The band's repertoire includes many original compositions, such as "It's surely gonna flop if it ain't got that Bop" and "Dr. Midnight" as well as standards and interpretations of rock tunes. Join the swinging, all-night party on Saturday, November 29th at the Green Mill.
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Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet at the Jazz Showcase, 11/20-23 PDF Print
Written by Ronaldo Oregano   
Saturday, 15 November 2014
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Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet


Jason is the son of pianist and music educator Ellis Marsalis, and the youngest sibling of Wynton, Branford and Delfeayo. Together, the four brothers and their patriarch Ellis, comprise New Orleans venerable first family of jazz.  21st Century Trad Band is the newest record from the Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet. In the follow-up to last year´s successful release, In a World of Mallets, the group expands on its sound and musical possibilities. Hear this quartet at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago on Thursday, November 20th trhough Sunday, November 23rd.
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