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Jazz interview with jazz contrabassist Rufus Reid. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you interested in ...
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It’s barely six months since Chris Potter single-handedly created the best jazz album of 2020. Back then, social distancing dictated that he play all the saxes, guitars, keyboards ...
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Born 100 years ago this week, the popular Cuban drummer left behind a legacy that lives on in the rhythms of today’s music. Like Cher and Oprah, Cándido ...
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Jazz interview with jazz guitarist Daniel Delorenzo. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you interested in ...
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Produced by the Apulian label Dodicilune, distributed in Italy and abroad by IRD and in the best online stores by Believe Digital, Claudio Angeleri’s “Music from the castle ...
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Those who consider themselves musicians in jazz are not dead, are they? Marques Carroll – fool man and Anti jazz Anders Boson – idiot Dave Stryker – idiot ...
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Jazz interview with jazz trumpeter Bodo Maier. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you interested in ...
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A decades-long institution in Ann Arbor, home of the University of Michigan, and also the nearby Metro Detroit area, the Lunar Octet is back with a potent collection ...
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Writing about the Black Arts Movement in the 1960s, Larry Neil wrote that he was “radically opposed to any concept of the artist that alienates them from his ...
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Interview with female blues artist Cathy Grier, plays a fundamental blues style, channeling the great artists of the past. How has the Blues music and activism influenced your ...
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Retirement is out of the question for Klaus Doldinger, who celebrates his 85th birthday on 12 May 2021. Always devoted to his passion for music, his ears are ...
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A Germantown resident for most of his life, Mikel Elam, who refers to his age as “timeless,” is a highly regarded artist whose work has been featured in ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and composer Edward Simon․ An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a matter of taking ...
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Originating from the Duo FJORD the Richie Winkler Project features now four musicians RICHIE WINKLER, BURKHARD FRAUENLOB, WOLFRAM DERSCHMIDT and CHRISTIAN STOLZ, each one an expert in interpreting ...
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James Johnson, who runs the Afro-American Institute of Music in Pittsburgh’s Homewood neighborhood, said it would be tough for any jazz piano player to go through life without ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Dean Tsur. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you interested in ...
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Meaningful musical partnerships can emerge from musicians of any persuasion and background. The language of jazz has tended to be the most pliable, as composers and improvisers have ...
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As an art form, jazz has been notoriously slow to include women instrumentalists, but Tia Fuller — jazz saxophonist, composer and professor at Berklee College of Music — ...
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Interview with guitarist Rich Russman of Shakin’ Woods, a Washington, DC based blues band with funk n’ rock feeling. How has the Blues and Rock Counterculture influenced your ...
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To attract an audience for a jazz record these days, it helps to begin with a big idea—a tribute to one (or several!) legends, a conceptual work exploring ...
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The American Bill Ramsey was a jazz singer, but in Germany and especially Hesse he became a pop star. Only later, as a radio presenter, did he indulge ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist and clarinetist Steven Kamperman. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you ...
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The Dutch jazz trumpeter Ack van Rooyen has a sound is so unmistakable that it only takes a few seconds, a few notes, to identify him. A sound ...
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Jazz doesn’t have to sound elitist, snobbish or deadly serious. Many of the greats of this popular music shifted aesthetic boundaries and mucked up. Stephanie Lottermoser from the ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and composer Andreas Hertel. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you ...
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Belgian-born, Oslo-based pianist Jonas Cambien couldn’t have chosen better partners than Andreas Wildhagen and André Roligheten to perform his cleverly constructed compositions. On its third studio album, his ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Francesco Amenta. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you interested in ...
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Sweet jazz saxophone magic Francesco Amenta – MIDTOWN WALK:  I just love original jazz, and seven of the eight tunes on this sweet jazz saxophone album were penned ...
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The new website of the bassist Esperanza Spalding is called songwriting pharmacy laboratory (songwrightsapothecarylab.com). There she offers the first three songs of her new project like therapy lessons. ...
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Interview with Dutch blues guitarist Chris Janssen of Sweet Bourbon – blues, jazz and soul influences with southern-rock style. How has the Blues and Rock Counterculture influenced your ...
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The musical life of the American jazz saxophonist Gary Bartz is busy and eventful. The eighty-year-old American Bartz jammed with Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan and Pharoah Sanders at ...
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When Uri Caine speaks in his deep, low voice, each phrase unfurls with rich, diverse, all-inclusive information. In a fashion, it’s as if the Philadelphia-born pianist and composer is ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist John Helliwell. An interview by email in writing. I do not know why this gentleman wrote the answers to my questions in capital letters․ ...
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A good piece of rocking jazz, miles away from an academic approach but with a good shot of euphoric guitar and down-to-earth energy instead. Here the band “Tini ...
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The legend of the desperation that would be the artist’s muse vanishes when she only appears on stage, on television, on the radio, as soon as she answers ...
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Jazz interview with jazz trombonist and arranger Mariel Bildsten. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you ...
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The ElectroAcoustic Ensemble was formed in 1990 as a sextet to explore the possibilities of real-time signal processing in an improvising context. and shortly became an opus magnum ...
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June 18 marks the 50th anniversary of one of the leading American blues music companies. In 2021, it will be 50 years since Alligator Records released their first ...
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Jazz interview with jazz accordionist and pianist Ben Rosenblum. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you ...
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For many years Evan Parker, one of the greatest post-Coltrane saxophonists, has played a monthly gig at the London club The Vortex. These gigs in part illustrate Evan’s ...
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The 2021 NEA Jazz Masters cover a dizzying range of style between them, and more than 200 years of working experience. Below, find tributes in the form of one track ...
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Interview with Bay Area blues singer supreme, Tia Carroll – from the heart with passion, emotion, and warmth. Tia’s new album YOU GOTTA HAVE IT! is her first ...
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In 1993, Steen Vig was one of the danish musicians to receive the Jazzpar Award which consisted of appearances on the Jazzpar concert tour with the opportunity of ...
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Keyboardist James Francies emerged on the global scene just eight years ago, but it’s safe to say he hit the ground running. As both an accompanist and a soloist, ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Helene Arntzen. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you interested in ...
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Many musicians dream of making a record with a symphony orchestra, but few can afford to make it a reality. Thanks to an extraordinary ability to compose melodies ...
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Jazz interview with jazz trumpeter Steph Richards. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you interested in ...
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Jen Shyu, “Living’s a Gift | Part 3: My Unsolved Regrets” Zero Grasses: Ritual For the Losses is the latest artistic statement from Jen Shyu, a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and ...
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The deep groove of the Hammond B3 organ, which first emerged in the mid-1950s, has long represented the sound of a soulful proletariat. Jazz organ combos married the ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Frank Roberscheuten. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you interested in ...
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St. Louis, home of great bar-b-que, the Gateway Arch, the Chesterfield Jazz and Wine Festival and drumming legend himself, Dave Weckl. Filmed and recorded at the 2019 Chesterfield ...
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Interview with harmonica virtuoso Martin Lang, captures the wailing urgency that makes Chicago blues harp famous worldwide How has the Blues (and people of) influenced your views of ...
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The unique recording of the last live show Martial Solal played after a 70 year long career. Martial Solal “When I walked onto the stage on January 23, ...
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What happens when the greatest sound mystic in jazz blows against electronic sound machines and a symphony orchestra? A great late work by the eighty-year-old saxophonist Pharoah Sanders. ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Christine Abdelnour. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you interested in ...
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On April 6, 2021, an album based on an interesting concept will be available for sale. Two Polish musicians inspired by Haruki Murakami’s idea described in one of ...
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Few artists have lived as many creative lives as Miles Davis in his 65s, and they continue to evolve even after his death with the posthumous release of ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist and clarinetist Francesco Bearzatti. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you ...
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World-renowned drummer/composer, & producer/beatmaker, the bad musicians Myele Manzanza, has proved that he’s an artist who continues to dissolve the borders between modern jazz and electronic beat production. ...
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