[Dixielandjazz] Early Jazz In NYC - Jan 6, 2005

Steve barbone barbonestreet at earthlink.net
Fri Dec 10 20:53:56 PST 2004

Hi Rae Ann:

Yes, they do get around. You may have seen them as individuals, or "guest
artists" but I think not as a group. Peps, Sandke, Gordon & Smith are
appearing together with a rhythm section as a band at the Tribeca event.
And Wycliff Gordon does not get to go to many OKOM festivals, even as a
"guest artist"

Plus, Manhattan Ragtime, as a band is fairly new. I could be wrong, but
don't think they have appeared on the West Coast. Their CD is wonderful.
The article states, as individuals they have appeared at many festivals, but
IMO, when you put them together in a working band as Kellin has, it is a
very different performance.

That's why the "headline" question.


on 12/10/04 5:29 PM, rahberry at comcast.net at rahberry at comcast.net wrote:

> Steve,
> I've seen everyone of these people, except Carrie Smith, here in the Bay Area,
> some several times.
> They do get around.
> Rae Ann
>> It doesn't get any better than this. A BARGAIN at $27.50. How comer they are
>> not headlining at some of the premier OKOM Festivals & Jubilees??????
>> Cheers,
>> Steve Barbone
>> An Evening of Early Jazz Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005 8 PM  featuring
>> New York, NY December 8, 2004 Jack Kleinsinger's "Highlights in Jazz," New
>> York's longest running jazz series (this is their 32rd season), is pleased
>> to present An Evening of Early Jazz Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005 at 8 PM featuring
>> Wycliffe Gordon, Ken Peplowski, Randy Sandke and Carrie Smith plus the
>> Manhattan Ragtime Orchestra featuring Orange Kellin, and Jon-Erik Kellso.
>> Trombonist Wycliffe Gordon has had an extraordinary career as a performer,
>> conductor, composer, arranger, and educator, receiving high praise from
>> audiences and critics alike. Gordon tours the world performing hard
>> swinging, straight ahead jazz for audiences ranging from heads of state to
>> elementary school students. His trombone playing mixes powerful, intricate
>> runs with sweet notes extended over clean melodies, and has been hailed by
>> The New York Times as "masterful". Gordon received the Jazz Journalists
>> Association 2000 Critics1 Award for Best Trombone and has also earned the
>> 2001 Jazz Journalists Association Award for Best Trombone.
>> Clarinetist Ken Peplowski has been compared to Benny Goodman--favorably. The
>> noted New York Times music critic John S. Wilson called him "a clarinetist
>> with a Benny Goodman tone and a Buddy DeFranco style." It is not surprising,
>> because Peplowski was a member of Goodman's last working orchestra. But
>> truly Peplowski plays the music that he likes, his own way. Ken has recorded
>> and performed with musicians as diverse as Mel Torme, Charlie Byrd, Peggy
>> Lee, George Shearing, Howard Alden, Rosemary Clooney, and Steve Allen.
>> Like Peplowski trumpeter Randy Sandke was brought to Benny Goodman's
>> attention by Bob Wilber and was hired on the spot after hearing Sandke play
>> a chorus of "Get Happy". Sandke was featured on Goodman's PBS broadcast
>> "Let's Dance," and on Goodman's final recordings. He played with Goodman
>> until Benny's death in June of 1986. In addition to recording with Goodman,
>> Sandke has also recorded with Ray Brown, Buck Clayton, Michael Brecker,
>> George Wein's Newport All-Stars, and John Hendricks, to name a few. Noted
>> author and jazz journalist Chip Deffaa had this to say about Randy Sandke.
>> "Few trumpeters interpret melodies more lyrical than Sandke...stunning..."
>> Vocalist Carrie Smith is truly a musician's singer. She has spent her life
>> singing gospel, blues, jazz and R&B After many appearances on local
>> television shows, and in jazz festivals around the world, Carrie sang her
>> way right on to Broadway where she starred in the musical, "Black and Blue".
>> Her voice is like semisweet chocolate, deep and a bit bitter but very rich
>> in flavor. Writing for All About Jazz C. Michael Bailey called her 3A blues
>> singer with a jazz singer's soul.2
>> The Manhattan Ragtime Orchestra is a brand new eight-piece group that was
>> formed by world-renowned clarinetist Orange Kellin and features some of the
>> most outstanding and well-known musicians in New York City that specialize
>> in vintage jazz. They all have made their names recording prolifically in
>> various contexts and have extensive credentials playing major festivals,
>> radio, television, motion picture sound tracks, and frequent worldwide
>> touring.  They play classic rags and other related forgotten American
>> popular music from the ragtime era.  Their new CD, Euphonic Sounds Radical
>> Pop Music From The Ragtime Era was just released on Stomp Off Records.
>> This concert will take place at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center (Borough
>> of Manhattan Community College), 199 Chambers Street (between Greenwich and
>> West Street). The tickets are $27.50, $25.00 for students.  They can be
>> purchased at the theater box office or by calling (212) 220-1460.Mail Order
>> to Highlights In Jazz 7 Peter Cooper Sq. NY, NY 10010 enclose self-addressed
>> envelope.

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