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Prince of Bebop Greg Abate’s total commitment to live jazz for 3 decades

Few alto players on the post-bop scene have the whole package like Greg Abate. The globally recognized bandleader is a composer and multi-instrumentalist, an educator, as well as a true ambassador for jazz music. Through the decades, Abate has impressed enough of the real jazz folks to earn the nickname “the prince of bebop, ” which makes good sense if you’ve ever seen him perform. The trio behind his work is undeniable, the power, passion and creative ability is in full view. Abate’s emotions emerge in every note.
“Abate is not content to rely on stock bebop riffs and standard chord progressions, ” says the Chicago Tribune’s Howard Reich. “Rather, the sharp angularity of his phrases and the often startling pauses in his fast-moving lines give his work a feeling of constant invention and creativity.”

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Danny Bacher being featured in “Big Band to Bebop and Beyond” concert in NJ

“Big Band to Bebop and Beyond” – The New Jersey Jazz Society is celebrating its 45th anniversary!

When: Sunday, October 22, 3-6pm

Where: Dorothy Young Center for the Arts at Drew University in Madison, NJ.

Who: The line-up includes entirely New Jersey-based jazz musicians, such as Whaling City Sound’s Vocalist Danny Bacher.

Tickets: $30 in advance and $35 at the door for NJJS members; and $35 in advance and $40 at the door for non-members.

The proceeds from the concert are benefitting the NJ Jazz Society’s scholarships and its educational program, Generations of Jazz.

Purchase tickets here. Find out more about the event here and here.

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Terry Gibbs/WCS

“92 Years Young: Jammin’ at the Gibbs House”

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Photo: Terry Gibbs Recording Hi Res, Front cover, Back cover, HiRes Photos

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“Terry Gibbs Returns with Homemade Recording” interview by Kirk Silsbee in July 2017 DOWNBEAT:

“IN 2015, VETERAN VIBRAPHONIST TERRY Gibbs decided to put his mallets away for good, leaving the family musical legacy to his son, drummer Gerry Gibbs. But a funny thing happened on the way to retirement: Terry got the itch and asked Gerry to bring some players to his house for an informal jam. Gerry’s wife posted a YouTube video of the get-together, which went viral a few days later. The group then decided to have a session with the tape rolling, and the result is an album Terry never thought he’d make—92 Years Young: Jammin’ At The Gibbs House (Whaling City Sound). The loquacious Terry Gibbs was happy to talk to DownBeat about the unique circumstances behind this project and reflect on his storied career.”

 

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Terry Gibbs makes Amazon’s “Best Jazz Songs of 2017 So Far” comes in at #16! 

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