Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Collectables

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Collectables

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Todd Coolman & Trifecta

Collectables

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Todd Coolman (b, ldr) Bill Cunliffe (p) Dennis Mackrel (d). Saratoga Springs, NY, July 10 & 11, 2015

New Rhumba/We'll Be Together Again/Joshua/With All My Love/Jimmy Up, Jimmy Down/Summer Night/Isn't She Pretty/Funkallero/Prelude To A Kiss/You're My Everything/Out Of The Darkness/Three And One/Flatbush. TT 67:14

Three middle aged men with a long history in this business get together and create one great swinging disc. First of all, the leader, now age 61 years who has been around for nearly 50 years, performing and/or recording with the likes of Buddy DeFranco, Terry Gibbs, James Moody (for a long time), Hal Galper to drop a few names. He arrived in NYC in 1978, received a Ph. D in music at New York University. Beside his rather busy schedule as a performer he is also professor of music at Purchase College as well as the Director of the Skidmore Jazz Institute. He has written and published two method books relating to jazz bass playing. He is (pardon the pun) a cool man.

Bill Cunliffe, now age 60, worked with Buddy Rich, The Clayton Brothers as well as the Clayton-Hamilton Big Band, backed the marvelous singer, Holly Hoffman plus many others. …

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