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Joel Press Quartet - Live at Smalls

Live At Smalls
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Joel Press, Saxophone

Mike Kanan, Piano

Chris Haney, Bass

Fukushi Tainaka, Drums

Spike Wilner, Piano

Boots Maleson, Bass

Steve Little, Drums

Recorded live in October 2014 at Smalls Jazz Club, Greenwich Village NYC

Live at Smalls


Untying the Standard
Joel Press, saxophone
Kyle Aho, piano

from Cadence Jazz Records


buy Untying The Standard
CJR1204

Listen to Not So Lucky from Untying the Standard

Listen to You Do Something to Me from Untying the Standard

photo credit: Maya Press


How's the Horn Treating You
the Joel Press Quartet:
Kyle Aho-piano
Jeremy Allen-bass
Richie Barshay-drums

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from Cadence Jazz Records


buy How's the Horn Treating You?
CJR1182

Listen to:
Fore, from How's the Horn Treating You?

Listen to:
Lover Man,
from How's the Horn Treating You?

photo credit: Herb Snitzer


Mainstream Extensions
the Joel Press Quartet featuring
Gray Sargent

"If you think all the great mainstream tenormen (except Harold Ashby) are dead, try Joel Press and you shouldn't be disappointed."
      
Graham Colombe, Jazz Journal International

from Cadence Jazz Records

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CJR1132

Listen to:
Nostalgia from Mainstream Extensions

photo credit: Maya Press


Music From a Passionate Time
with the collaboration of Gwendolyn Watson

"With the unearthing of Music for a Passionate Time, Joel Press recalls the joy and achievement of musical experimentation in the 70s."
     Rigio Dittman, Bad Alchemy

from Cadence Jazz Records

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cover: Music from a Passionate Time
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buy Music from a Passionate Time
CJR1145

Listen to:
Prelude for Connie from Music from a Passionate Time

Listen to:
Temporary Quarters from Music from a Passionate Time


photo credit: Louise Farrell

 
  Duo Concert at Harvard University

Duo Concert at Harvard University, Joel Press (tenor sax) and Harvey Diamond (piano)
LULU101

Listen to:
Softly as the Morning Sunrise from Duo at Harvard University

 
 

The Polish Connection
commemorating Joel Press' colaboration in Poland with pianist Bogdan Holownia in 2008.


LULU102

Listen to:
I Mean You from The Polish Connection

 
 

Duets
Joel Press, Saxophone;
Michael Kanan, Piano

Duets: Michael Kanan (piano) and Joel Press (tenor sax)LULU103

Listen to:
Getting Sentimental

photo credit: Buddy Dearent

 
  Duets:
Live at Smalls
Joel Press, Saxophone;
Spike Wilner, Piano

Duets: Spike Wilner (piano)and Joel Press (sax)
LULU104

Listen to:
I'll Remember April

photo credit: Buddy Dearent

   
     
 
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