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Bill Falconer

Bill Falconer

I'm not usually a fan of compilations. They seem so easy to produce and the result is often a hodgepodge. On the other hand I won't take a long drive without my set of "The…
Greg Piccolo may hail from Rhode Island but he is definitely a Texas tenor. The word "homage" may suggest an atmosphere of quiet reverence but that's not what you will find…
WHY did Russ Freeman need a drummer? Such was my reaction to the hard-driving opener, "Getting Sentimental Over You." Like Dave McKenna, Freeman possesses a barreling left …
The borough of Delaware Water Gap, PA, (population: 744) is a special place. It's the location of the Deer Head Inn, a jazz mecca for about half a century. Since 1978 it ha…
It's not the same Birdland but not much else has changed. We've heard that soothing sound for fifty years or so. It's one of the most recognizable voicings in jazz - piano,…
Ty Cobb felt that Joe Jackson had the most natural swing he had ever seen. My candidate for winner in that category is Zoot and he proves it again on this CD. During the fi…
Delaware Water Gap in the Poconos has been the home of a small gem of a neighborhood jazz festival since 1978. It helps that the area is a magnet for musicians and the neig…
This talented group is Scottish. The bass player hails from Sao Paulo. The drummer has taught music in the Czech Republic. The saxophonist played township jazz in Cape Town…
Over a 30-year career, composer/pianist Kirk Nurock has shown a flair for the unexpected. At 16, he was selected by Duke Ellington for a scholarship to the Eastman School o…
Nat King Cole is incomparable. His feathery swinging touch and clean articulation has influenced such diverse pianists as Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans and Ahmad Jamal. His so…