Bill Falconer

Bill Falconer

It's rare these days to find a big band out on the road but there are many back home in the neighborhoods. It helps if the neighborhood is a stone's throw from New York Cit…
Music is the universal language and jazz is global. For decades we have seen this art form spread from America around the world. The original source was Africa and the colo…
Billy Taylor & Gerry Mulligan, Live at MCG documents a series of concerts in late 1993 at Manchester Craftsmen's Guild (MCG) in Pittsburgh, PA. On the same weekend M…
Traditional big band arranging focuses on give and take between sections - trumpets, trombones and reeds - with rhythm support. Spiced with counterpoint and polyrhythms, th…
No strings. No bass. No drums. No gimmicks. Simply the warm and supple voice of Carol Sloane with Brad Hatfield at the piano and Ken Peplowski on clarinet and tenor. No pro…
I first heard Maynard at the Snowdon Theatre in my hometown of Montreal when that slight young teenager was a sideman in brother Percy's Victory Serenaders. By age 17 he ha…
Anat Cohen is gifted on all the reeds and probably best-known for her full-bodied tenor work with DIVA, the all-woman big band. Poetica features Cohen on clarinet, a…
Jazz is built on dialogues. On this release the participants are reed masters and good friends, Ken Peplowski and the late Kenny Davern, joined in the conversation by an ou…
Why all these categories? A Love Supreme features a string quartet ("classical") playing Coltrane ("jazz") so this release becomes "crossover" - a word suggestive of…
Rave Tesar is a veteran of the New York music scene. He is a keyboardist, arranger, producer, recording engineer and a writer with over 500 compositions to his credit. His …