Monday, June 17, 2024

Listen to This Grammy Nominee for Jazz, Big Band: Steve Gadd, et al’s Surprising “Center Stage” is a Winner


There are so many jazz categories in the Grammy voting this year. But one stands out, and that’s in Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album. There’s an album in there that I love call “Center Stage” from a WDR Big Band conducted By Michael Abene featuring Steve Gadd, Eddie Gomez, and Ronnie Cuber. Listen to this, just great!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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