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Legendary trombonist and musical traveler Roswell Rudd brings it all back home to record an album of great standards.
Legendary trombonist and musical traveler Roswell Rudd brings it all back home to record an album of great standards.
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WIZARD OF ROZ - my 80th birthday musical variety show celebration

Once in 80 years

come and bring your friends

WIZARD OF ROZ - Roswell Rudd's 80th
WIZARD OF ROZ - Roswell Rudd's 80th

Sunday, November 15, 2015 4PM Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, NYC $30 in advance; $35 day of show 212 - 505 - 3474 Infos, videos, tickets: http://lepoissonrouge.com/lpr_events/the-wizard-of-roz-november-15th-2015/ “He was as galvanizing a presence as ever; at his best, he made the music sound as if it were still being discovered.” – New York Times “Take any opportunity that presents itself to hear Roswell Rudd.” -The Village Voice "a boundary-leaping force of nature on the trombone." “Closely as trombone maverick Roswell Rudd has been associated with the avant-garde jazz scene of the ’60s, his range is seemingly limitless, extending from Dixieland to Himalayan music and points beyond. “– Time Out NY “one of jazz’s greatest trombonists” Wall Street Journal,

Jazz Journalists Association - TROMBONIST OF THE YEAR

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Ivan keeps finding them -

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TROMBONE FOR LOVERS - 4 stars Downbeat Feb 2014

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Roswell Rudd Trombone For Lovers SUNNYSIDE 1369 HHHH When you’ve got a four-part suite arranged around the labor anthem “Joe Hill” (with chorus!), calling an album Trombone For Lovers might seem a stretch. Nor are “Struttin’ With Some Barbecue” or “Green Onions” exactly sweet ballads. But you don’t go to avant-gardist Roswell Rudd for conventional choices. Rudd’s instrumentation and personnel are as varied as his program— John Medeski’s B-3 organ helps give the cowboy tune “Ghost Riders In The Sky” a boogaloo bump and brings the r&b to the aforementioned Booker T. & The M.G.’s classic. Slide trumpeter Steven Bernstein is an appropriately witty foil for Rudd on several numbers. Veteran cajun violin star Michael Doucet and guitarist Rolf Sturm conjure a bit of gypsy swing (“Autumn Leaves”) and classic American folk (“Tennessee Waltz”). Vocalists help out on a few tracks: Bob Dorough (Lennon and McCartney’s “Here, There And Everywhere”), Fay Victor (a growling “Trouble In Mind”) and Heather Masse (Rudd and Verna Gillis’ “Funky Little Sweet Thing”). The NYC Labor Chorus and rapper Reggie Bennett give historical and topical reference to “Joe Hill.” But the real standout vocal performance here comes from Rudd’s trombone—his peerless phrasing, his use of a variety of mutes to articulate syllables with fully rounded vowels, his alteration of those mutes with open horn from chorus to chorus. He and Bernstein make “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” a truly conversational duet. Embracing a broad range of styles, Rudd makes everything his own—and continues to amaze. —Jon Garelick Trombone For Lovers: Ghost Riders In The Sky; Here, There And Everywhere; Baby, It’s Cold Outside; Trouble In Mind; Struttin’ With Some Barbecue; Sleepwalk; Autumn Leaves; Green Onions; Tennessee Waltz; Come Sunday; Unchained Melody; September Song; Funky Little Sweet Thing; Joe Hill (Suite). (60:37) Personnel: Roswell Rudd, trombone; John Medeski, Hammond B-3 organ; Richard Hammond, contrabass, electric bass; Aaron Comess, drums; Steven Bernstein, slide trumpet (1, 2, 3, 5, 8); Bob Dorough (2), Fay Victor (4), Heather Masse (13), vocals; Michael Doucet, violin (7, 9, 12); Rolf Sturm (7, 9, 12), Matthew Finck (13), Gary Lucas (8), guitar; Ira Coleman, bass (13); T Xiques, drums (13); Dennis Nelson, piano (14, 15, 17); NYC Labor Chorus (14, 15, 17); Reggie Bennet, vocals (16). Ordering info: sunnysiderecords.com

Tennessee Waltz - the correct link this time!

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TENNESSEE WALTZ - the sublime version - 3 guys hanging out on the back porch, picking up their instruments , and finding the Tennessee Waltz - Live from Le Poisson Rouge, Nov 24, 2013 - http://youtu.be/mvnz2zUOJXYTENNESSEE WALTZ - the sublime version - 3 guys hanging out on the back porch, picking up their instruments , and finding the Tennessee Waltz - Live from Le Poisson Rouge, Nov 24, 2013 -