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Friends organize after retired educator and jazz legend Julian Priester is stricken by kidney ailment

Well-respected trombone player Julian Priester, a sideman with Duke Ellington, Herbie Hancock, Sun Ra and John Coltrane, is enduring a withering run of bad luck.

Nate Kimball – Warrior’s Journey (2013)

[youtube] Las Vegas trombone player Nate Kimball plays with none of his native city’s glitzy clichés. In fact, Warrior’s Journey is a wonder of tensile, perfectly constructed, never-showy modern jazz.

Bill Cantrall – Live at the Kitano (2012)

Trombonist Bill Cantrall’s new concert recording gets going fast, with a hard-blowing track called “BBM” that will have you recalling those primary-colored Blue Note sides by Art Blakey and Horace Silver.

Curtis Fuller – Down Home (2012)

Sounding something like the classic Blue Note recordings of trombonist Curtis Fuller’s youth, Down Home has an in-the-pocket joy that’s contagious.

Jens Wendelboe Big Band – Fresh Heat (2012)

Jens Wendelboe is putting together some terrific stuff with his big band and Fresh Heat is the latest in what should be a regular occurrence on the jazz release calendar.

Trombone Shorty – For True (2011)

Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, once again, incorporates all of the fun but none of the fussy formalism of the New Orleans tradition in his new recording, For True.

Half Notes: Conference Call – What About….? (2010)

by S. Victor Aaron Gebhard Weber is the German sax and bass clarinet player we introduced here last spring when reviewing the new album by the combo he co-leads with trombonist Steve Swell, The Ullmann|Swell 4. Ullman has other projects going, though and the Conference Call whack jazz supergroup he co-founded is celebrating its tenth year in existance with aRead More

Half Notes: Josh Roseman – New Constellations (2007)

by S. Victor Aaron I remember trombone player Josh Roseman from his notable appearance on my favorite Charlie Hunter album. He had a certain sass in his sound that stood out and made me think he wasn’t content with being a run-of-the-mill bone player. But that thought never got much further until I got a chance to check out Roseman’sRead More