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John Novello Catalina Jazz Hollywood

Novello is a master of the Hammond B-3, but as per the focus of the new album, engaged in pure, engaging "Ivory Soul," balancing elegance, rich melodicism and emotional nuance with exciting percussive chording and exploratory improvisations. Marienthal ran the emotional gamut on his alto, driving songs powerfully and contributing gentle harmonies. This is the first gig Williams and Novello played together, and they were an instant match, grooving perfectly and opening spots for the bassist to dive into funk soloing. Griffin's... click here to read more


"Good To Go" album review – Smooth Jazz Daily

Organist, keyboardist, pianist, master of all keys John Novello started his solo career with the album Too Cool (1990), followed by Always & Forever (2004), Threshold (2004), Organik (2005) B3 Soul (2008) and Ivory Soul (2016). His newest project is Good To Go (2019). The album was produced and engineered by John Novello and Andy Goldmark. Most of the tracks are written by John Novello, some by Andy Goldmark in parts with ... click here to read more


"Good To Go" album review – Smooth Jazz Daily

Keyboardist extraordinaire John Novello started out playing with icons like Donna Summer, The Manhattan Transfer, Ramsey Lewis and many more but now we get him all to ourselves. His new hit single "Crush" featuring Gerald Albright has a classic yet unique sense of deep old school jazz, soulful pop and R&B. With the release of his brand new album Ivory Soul Novello doubles down gliding and grooving through a set of instantly memorable melodies teased by his signature improvisational style. With some help from the great ... click here to read more


"Ivory Soul" album review – Soul And Jazz And Funk

Remember that infectious 90s pop hit 'Crush' by Jennifer Paige? In the Autumn of 1998 it was all over the radio and riding high in pop charts on both sides of the Atlantic. Proving that you can't keep a good tune down, 'Crush' pops up as the opening track on a lovely, new smooth jazz piano album from veteran keyboardist John Novello. Novello has chosen the tune to open with for two reasons. First it was penned by his co-producer, Andy Goldmark (whose other credits include work with the Pointer Sisters, Jeffery Osborne, the Commodores and countless more ... click here to read more


"Ivory Soul" album review – Smooth Jazz

Keyboardist John Novello was a member of the famous formation A Taste of Honey. With his trio Niacin he performed progressive jazz rock. Some of his solo albums are Too Cool (1990), Always & Forever (2004), Threshold (2004), Organik (2005) and B3 Soul (2008).
After a long hiatus he is back with the new album Ivory Soul (2016) on 529 Music. On his new project he is joined by stellar artists like Gerald Albright, Eric Marienthal, Donald Hayes, Tom Scott, Melvin Davis, Rayford Griffin and many more. ... click here to read more


"Ivory Soul" album review – Smooth Jazz Therapy

Musical educator and keyboard player John Novello has a track record the like of which most could only dream of. Having played with everyone from Taste Of Honey to Manhattan Transfer and on to Hubert Laws, Novello has versatility to burn and has recently brought this all together with his latest solo project 'Ivory Soul'. The recording marks his reunion with songwriter and producer Andy Goldmark (with whom he collaborated for his 2009 CD, 'B3 Soul') and right from the first note of the opening track (the radio friendly 'Crush' featuring Gerald Albright on sax and killer bass from Melvin Davis) makes a statement that here is a player who has brought his 'A-game' and then some. ... click here to read more