Magazine article IAJRC Journal

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Magazine article IAJRC Journal

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Lew Tabackin Trio

Self Produced

Lew Tabackin (ts, fl-trks 2, 5, 7) Boris Kozlov (b) Mark Taylor (d). Manhattan, NYC, March 20, 2014 (trk 5) April 2, 2014, April 20, 2015

Afternoon In Paris/Garden At Life Time/Bb Where It's At/Minour/ Yesterdays/Day Dream/Sunset And The Mocking Bird/Three Little Words. TT 60:38

It is hard to believe but this Philadelphia native has been working professionally as a jazz musician for the better part of 60 years. He is probably best known for the work with his wife, Toshiko Akiyoshi, but this man has been around in many venues. His main influence has been Sonny Rollins but there are others such as Coleman Hawkins and Zoot Sims. Mr. Tabackin is finally his own man and not a copyist. His two sidemen are interesting individuals as well. Boris Kozlov is a native of Moscow, Russia where he first studied classical music, then he got into jazz at a young age. His first instrument was the piano but took up both the acoustic and electric bass in the 1980s by which time he was around 20 years old. Boris came to USA in 1991 and immediately found a lot of work in the NYC area. Today he is the guiding light for the Mingus Dynasty as well as spin offs of that orchestra. Boris is first call bassist for Lew Tabackin. Mark Taylor, on the other hand, is from the United Kingdom. His work including many of the best players in that country such as Alan Barnes but also visiting American jazz musicians. He found his way to New York City in the mid 90s and like Boris soon was emerged into that scene working with a host of players. …

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