Downbeat Critics Poll

Once again, the people who vote in the Downbeat Magazine Critics Poll have been so kind as to include my name in the list of Rising Star Trombonists.Screen Shot 2015 06 26 at 2 59 13 PM
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These things can mean a lot, and they can mean nothing. It is nice to be in such good company, and nice that the list is not all dudes this year.

Long Sidewalks – Staffa

The new CD from Long Sidewalks, which features Jeb Bishop, was released on May 26, 2015, and is available in digital format from all the standard places. You can buy the physical CD through the Breakfast for Dinner Records bandcamp page, and that includes high quality downloads as well.

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Dave Cappello & Jeff Albert – Duets 2014

My new CD with Dave Cappello will be released on March 24, 2015, and will be available in digital format from all the standard places. You can buy the physical CD through the Breakfast for Dinner Records bandcamp page, and that includes high quality downloads as well.

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Open Ears Music Series Recognized in Downbeat

For Downbeat Magazine’s 80th Anniversary, they published a list of the 80 coolest things in jazz. #41 is New Orleans, and Open Ears got a brief mention in the article:

At…events like Jeff Albert’s Open Ears Music Series, improvising players innovate new sonic concepts on the fly, giving listeners direct and immediate access to their creative process.

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Review from STILL SINGLE – Steve Marquette Quintet – I Knew It Then LP (Two Cities Records)

Kind words from Bill Meyer in his Still Single review of the new Steve Marquette album.

STILL SINGLE – Steve Marquette Quintet – I Knew It Then LP (Two Cities Records):

“There and everywhere, trombonist Jeff Albert connects the dots between freeform blubber, steeplechase charge, and languid ardor so naturally that the distance between his stylistic touchstones never even comes to mind.”