“Paquito D’Rivera and Eliane Elias at The Bottom Line, NYC” (Billboard, January 1990)

Paquito D'Rivera and Eliane Elias
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April is Jazz Appreciation Month! In honor of which, every day during this month I will dig into the archives from my years as a jazz journalist (1987-1994), and post a random jazzy article here in A MUSIC LISTENER’S JOURNAL. Enjoy!

TODAY’S POST: my review of  saxophonist Paquito D’Rivera and pianist Eliane Elias (double bill) at The Bottom Line, NYC in January 1990. They were promoting their latest albums: his, Tico Tico; hers, So Far So Close. (click on image until readable) Paquito D'Rivera and Eliane Elias

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Larry Carlton “On Solid Ground” album review (JazzTimes, October 1989)

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April is Jazz Appreciation Month! In honor of which, every day during this month I will dig into the archives from my years as a jazz journalist (1987-1994), and post a random jazzy article here in A MUSIC LISTENER’S JOURNAL. Enjoy!

TODAY’S POST: a review of On Solid Ground, the 1989 solo album from guitarist Larry Carlton. (click on image until readable) Larry Carlton

Interview with Sadao Watanabe (JazzTimes, March 1989)

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April is Jazz Appreciation Month! In honor of which, every day during this month I will dig into the archives from my years as a jazz journalist (1987-1994), and post a random jazzy article here in A MUSIC LISTENER’S JOURNAL. Enjoy!

TODAY’S POST: my interview with Japanese sax player Sadao Watanabe on the release of his 1989 album Elis. (click on image until readable)Sadao Watanabe

Wilton Felder “Love Is A Rush” album review (JazzTimes, June 1988)

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April is Jazz Appreciation Month! In honor of which, every day during this month I will dig into the archives from my years as a jazz journalist (1987-1994), and post a random jazzy article here in A MUSIC LISTENER’S JOURNAL. Enjoy!

TODAY’S POST: my review of Love Is A Rush, the 1988 solo album from Crusaders sax man Wilton Felder. (click on image until readable) Wilton Felder

“The Crusaders at the Blue Note” (Wire, March 1987)

The Crusaders at the Blue Note, NYC
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April is Jazz Appreciation Month! In honor of which, every day during this month I will dig into the archives from my years as a jazz journalist (1987-1994), and post a random jazzy article here in A MUSIC LISTENER’S JOURNAL.

TODAY’S POST: a concert review of The Crusaders–the jazz group whose music was the bridge between the R & B of my youth to the more grownup instrumental music. It was the first article I wrote for THE WIRE, a London-based magazine. (click on image until readable)

Pat Metheny Group “still life talking” album review (JazzTimes, December 1987)

Pat Metheny Group
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April is Jazz Appreciation Month! In honor of which, every day during this month I will dig into the archives from my years as a jazz journalist (1987-1994), and post a random jazzy article here in A MUSIC LISTENER’S JOURNAL. Enjoy!

TODAY’S POST: my review of still life talking, the 1987 album from the Pat Metheny Group. (click on image until readable) Pat Metheny Group

“Tuck & Patti at The Bottom Line, NYC” (Billboard, July 1989)

Tuck & Patti at the Bottom Line
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April is Jazz Appreciation Month! In honor of which, every day during this month I will dig into the archives from my years as a jazz journalist (1987-1994), and post a random jazzy article here in A MUSIC LISTENER’S JOURNAL. Enjoy!

TODAY’S POST: a review of duo Tuck & Patti’s performance at The Bottom Line, NYC in July 1989. (click on image until readable) Tuck & Patti at the Bottom Line

Interview with Maceo Parker (JazzTimes, Jan/Feb 1991)

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April is Jazz Appreciation Month! In honor of which, every day during this month I will dig into the archives from my years as a jazz journalist (1987-1994), and post a random jazzy article here in A MUSIC LISTENER’S JOURNAL. Enjoy!

TODAY’S POST: my interview with the great sax player and James Brown sideman, Maceo Parker on the release of his 1991 solo albums Roots Revisited and Let ‘Em Out. (click on image until readable)Maceo Parker

Bob James “The Scarlatti Dialogue” album review (JazzTimes, October 1988)

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April is Jazz Appreciation Month! In honor of which, every day during this month I will dig into the archives from my years as a jazz journalist (1987-1994), and post a random jazzy article here in A MUSIC LISTENER’S JOURNAL. Enjoy!

TODAY’S POST: a review of The Scarlatti Dialogue, the 1988  album from Bob James where he dances on the classical side. (click on image until readable) Bob James "The Scarlatti Dialogue"

George Benson/Earl Klugh “Collaboration” album review (JazzTimes, October 1987)

George Benson/Earl Klugh
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April is Jazz Appreciation Month! In honor of which, every day during this month I will dig into the archives from my years as a jazz journalist (1987-1994), and post a random jazzy article here in A MUSIC LISTENER’S JOURNAL. Enjoy!

TODAY’S POST: a review of Collaboration, the 1987  joint album from George Benson and Earl Klugh. Looks like I was kinda unimpressed… (click on image until readable) George Benson/Earl Klugh