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You Know The Feeling

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You Know The Feeling

DMF 2022

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Evidence of Soul and Body - Miles Brown

Bassist Miles Brown comes from a musical family that runs generationally deep. His father is an accomplished jazz guitarist, and was the director of the Jazz Studies program at Ithaca College; his uncle played trumpet in Stan Kenton’s band in the 70s; and his grandfather was a high school band director and a vibes and marimba player for the Latin bandleader Xavier Cugat.

“There were always musicians coming through our house,” remembers Brown. “Mostly jazz musicians, staying the night, eating dinner, rehearsing.”

The format of Evidence of Soul and Body is traditional. The sound world is the acoustic jazz quintet, and there are about an equal number of standards as there are originals. But the arrangements and performances reflect the distinct influences of Brown and the other musicians: drummer Sean Dobbins, pianist Xavier Davis, saxophonist Diego Rivera, and his father, guitarist Steve Brown. The mood of the record is joyful throughout, which Brown attributes to his appreciation for the players.

“The album…is a tribute to music and family,” says Brown. “We created something that grew from the family that surrounds us, supports us and inspires us.”

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John T-Bone Paxton & RJ Spangler Quartet to host release party for new album

John T-Bone Paxton and the RJ Spangler Quartet will host an release party for their new album, “Back in Your Own Backyard.”

It’ll be held on Sunday, March 1, at Cliff Bell’s in downtown Detroit. The start time is set for 7 p.m.

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26 | Feb

John ‘Tbone’ Paxton and RJ Spangler release album of pre-WWII standards at Cliff Bell’s in Detroit

​For local jazzheads, the name John “Tbone” Paxton is a familiar one. Not only as a celebrated trombone soloist and rotating bandleader for Planet D Nonet, the Sun Messengers, and others, but also as a jazz and rhythm vocalist.

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03 | Oct

“Common Tones” is finally here

Randy Napoleon’s sophomore record with Detroit Music Factory is finally here!

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