Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Live from the Detroit Jazz Festival

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Live from the Detroit Jazz Festival

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Mack Avenue Super Band

Live from the Detroit Jazz Festival

Mack Avenue Mac1096

Rodney Whitaker (b, ldr) Warren Wolf (vibes) Tia Fuller (as, ss) Kirk Whalum (ts, fl) Aaron Diehl (p) Evan Perri (g) Carl Allen (d). Detroit Jazz Festival, Michigan, September, 2014

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This is volume three of the "Mack Avenue Super Band" at the Detroit Jazz Festival. The two former recordings were reviewed in these pages.

The first one in the December 2013 issue, page 78 and the other from the following December issue, page 72. The personnel changes from year to year. One fact is constant and that is this band swings. The audience response is always loud with obvious appreciation of the band's efforts.

This edition has return players all around, some for their second time and others for all three recordings. The fact that this record label, Mack Avenue, would sponsor a band with this much talent is a big plus why the Detroit Jazz Festival is one of the most highly regarded and successful events in the United States. …

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