Scott Nicholson – No Hand Jiving – 22 July 2014 – Audio Archive

Scott Nicholson – No Hand Jiving – 22 July 2014 – Audio Archive

Scott Nicholson – voice & violin; Will Thompson – keys; Brad Walker – saxophone; Jesse Morrow – bass; Brad Webb – drums

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Improv Mash-up – 1 July 2014 – Audio Archive

Improv Mash-up – 1 July 2014 – Audio Archive

Reagan Mitchell – alto sax; Jeff Albert – trombone; jenna McSwain – keyboard; Jesse Morrow – bass; Doug Garrison – drums

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Jimbo Walsh Quintet – 24 June 2014 – Audio Archive

Jimbo Walsh Quintet – 24 June 2014 – Audio Archive

Jimbo Walsh – piano & guitar, Jesse Morrow – bass, Dave Cappello – drums, Travis Blotsky – saxophone, Janna Saslaw – flute

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Rex Gregory Trio – 10 June 2014 – Audio Archive

Rex Gregory Trio – 10 June 2014 – Audio Archive

Rex Gregory – saxophones, Jesse Morrow – bass, Marcello Benetti – drums

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Tarik Hassan Quartet – 3 June 2014 – Audio Archive

Tarik Hassan Quartet – 3 June 2014 – Audio Archive

Tarik Hassan – bass, Chris Alford – guitar, Paul Thibodeaux – drums, Rex Gregory – saxophones

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Helen Gillet & James Singleton – 27 May 2014 – Audio Archive

Helen Gillet & James Singleton – 27 May 2014 – Audio Archive

Helen Gillet – cello & James Singleton – bass

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Open Ears Big(ish) Band – Celebration of Sun Ra – 20 May 2014 – Audio Archive

Open Ears Big(ish) Band – Celebration of Sun Ra – 20 May 2014 – Audio Archive

Jeff Albert – trombone & conductor; Jimbo Walsh – piano; James Singleton – bass; Doug Garrison – drums; Antonio Gambrell & John Culbreth – trumpets; Rick Trolsen – trombone; Ray Moore, Rex Gregory, Brad Walker, & Dan Oestreicher – saxes; Janna Saslaw – flute.

Arrangements by Jimbo Walsh & Jeff Albert.

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We’re (part of ) #41!

For Downbeat Magazine’s 80th Anniversary, they published a list of the 80 coolest things in jazz. #41 is New Orleans, and we got a brief mention in the article:

At…events like Jeff Albert’s Open Ears Music Series, improvising players innovate new sonic concepts on the fly, giving listeners direct and immediate access to their creative process.

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