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With ‘Houben and Son’, Steve and Greg Houben lift the lid on their family craft and blow together for the first time. A jazz record that is also ...
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Legendary tabla master, Zakir Hussain, and jazz trailblazer/bassist, John Patitucci, bring an extraordinary program conducted by Zane Dalal, Associate Music Director of the Symphony Orchestra of India. Hear ...
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Jazz Interview with jazz Portuguese drummer Joao Lencastre. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a matter of ...
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New from Big Round Records comes jazz composer and pianist Paul English’s GIRL IN GREEN. The album features never-before-heard renditions of immortal classics as well as English’s original ...
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Theo Croker vividly remembers his first lesson with Detroit’s brass hero Marcus Belgrave. It was an encounter that rattled Croker to his core — leaving him in tears ...
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Jazz interview with jazz bassist Thomas Sejthen. 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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An exciting new international trio initiated by Scandinavian saxophonist Torben Snekkestad, accompanied by two esteemed international players in the field of improvised music – the Spanish pianist Agustн ...
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Pianist Gerald Clayton will perform his 75-minute mixed media concert Piedmont Blues: A Search for Salvation, this Saturday, Jan. 11 at 7 p.m., at the Loreto Theater, Sheen Center ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Dave O’Higgins. 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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Classic jazz standards and one original song in a vintage style with a modern twist. Includes two duets with Tony Middleton, lead singer of The Willows (1950s) and ...
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From May 1979 to September 1980, Laurie Verchomin was pianist Bill Evans’ lover. After their meeting in Edmonton, Canada, in April 1979, Laurie and Bill struck up a letter-writing ...
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Interview with blues guitarist and singer Neil Minet. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a matter of ...
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Posi-Tone debuts their latest musical collective under the apt title of Works For Me. This carefully curated presentation by Producer Marc Free focuses on combining the individual talents ...
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It’s time to start making your plans. After all, the Winter Jazzfest is right around the corner — and its wild profusion of sounds and scenes can feel totally ...
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Interview with music writer Tom Hyslop: A veritable encyclopedia of American blues, soul, and roots music – Keeping the Blues Alive and Well. How has the Blues and ...
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Hi! Up until now no one has rated my first solo jazz-piano album Faked Pianism (just kidding, sure everyone has already listened to it a hundred times), but ...
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The 62nd annual Grammy Awards take place on Sunday, Jan. 26 — and Melissa Aldana will be there, as a nominee in the category of Best Improvised Jazz Solo. ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Pureum Jin. 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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A striking album of new music from pianist/composer Carla Bley, whose trio with Andy Sheppard and Steve Swallow is now in its 25th year. Individual associations among the ...
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Jack Sheldon, an acclaimed jazz musician whose trumpet graced the award-winning song “The Shadow of Your Smile” and who was known to TV viewers as the puckish sidekick ...
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Vic Juris, a jazz guitarist of astounding abilities perhaps best known for his tenure in David Liebman’s band, died Tuesday morning, according to a message on his Facebook ...
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Interview with singer/organist Jimmy Voegeli of The Jimmys – a Blues/R&B band from Madison WI – new album “Gotta Have It” is already turning heads! How has the ...
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New Year’s Eve is always a bonanza in New York jazz clubs. So in this final Take Five of 2019, we’re spotlighting some of the best bookings in ...
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Jazz interview with jazz guitarist Rez Abbasi. 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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On Nov. 6, Newark’s jazz public radio station, WBGO, marked a milestone by throwing itself a 40th anniversary party. The Champions of Jazz gala was held in Manhattan, ...
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Just over 40 years ago, Joseph Jarman published a book of poetry that opens with a chant: “we pray o God / for the ego / death.” Jarman, ...
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Jazz interview with jazz trumpeter and flugerhornist Angelo Verploegen. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a matter ...
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Charles Dickens, that prose poet of Christmas, believed that the end of the year—the holiday portion—not only was made for the best celebrations but also was the ideal ...
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Today it’s Christmas around the world, the day on which I traditionally feature the Julie London holiday album that never was. As JBN readers know, London is one ...
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Jazz interview with jazz vocalist John Allee. 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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1 Keith Jarrett Munich 2016 – 19 (ECM) Virtuoso pianist Keith Jarrett will have Munich 2016, a recording of his concert at Munich’s Philharmonic Hall on 16 July 2016, ...
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Woody Shaw, the groundbreaking trumpeter, would have turned 75 on Dec. 24. Though he was born in North Carolina, Woody grew up in Newark from age one — ...
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Interview with Oregon-based singer/songwriter Rae Gordon: serves up a potent stew of gritty blues and heartfelt soul – soaring vocals with searing guitar counterpoint, high-energy horns and a ...
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César Orozco and Jorge Glem reveal their purpose in life even before a note of music is performed on StringWise and it is this: “La música vive en el aire, ...
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Steve Gadd – drums Walt Fowler – trumpet, flugelhorn David Spinozza – guitar Kevin Hays – keyboards Jimmy Johnson – bass ...
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Jazz interview with jazz trumpeter Franco Ambrosetti. 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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In the late 1950s, Brazilian guitarist João Gilberto and pianist/composer Antônio Carlos (Tom) Jobim revolutionized American music with the introduction of the bossa nova and the samba to the jazz lexicon. ...
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Fat Fred and his Possumhunters invited “A Different Christmas” at Lillestrøm Cultural Center on December 12. It was a Thursday, but felt like a Saturday. Enhanced with Viggo ...
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Jazz interview with jazz guitarist Randy Napoleon. 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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Bandleader Glenn Miller, who was lost at sea 75 years ago, played and replayed the song before troops serving in World War II. At 1:45 p.m. on December ...
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One annual Checkout tradition is to pinpoint innovative takes on the holiday canon. This year we welcomed Martina DaSilva and Dan Chmielinski to deliver a lesser-known take of ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and keyboardist Ian Michael Brown. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a ...
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In the 1950s, everyone knew Lerner and Loewe’s music: songs such as “On the Street Where You Live,” “Gigi,” “The Rain in Spain,” and “They Call the Wind ...
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Last week, we shared NPR Music’s best music of 2019 in the form of nearly two dozen lists our staff and contributors made collaboratively. Today we’re handing over more private ...
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Jazz interview with jazz guitarist Marcos Toledo. 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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Valentin Schuppich began his musical education with violin lessons and switched to the piano at the age of 11. During his school days he played with various jazz ...
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Jimmy Smith, “Greensleeves” Jimmy Smith’s rendition of “Greensleeves,” from Christmas Cookin’, is one of the hippest holiday songs that I can hear all year long. He’s joined by Kenny ...
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Interview with Hans Broere: having been in the music business for a quarter century – working as a publicist for a record company and one of Europe’s biggest ...
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THE VERVE ALBUMS COLLECTION Among the most creative and prolific saxophonists of his generation, Lee Konitz was one of few altoists working in the early fifties who retained ...
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From January 14 to 19, 2020, the 35th edition of the International Jazz Plaza Festival is being held in Havana and Santiago de Cuba, featuring numerous jazz players ...
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Jazz interview with jazz guitarist Guillaume Muller. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – Do you ever get the feeling that music majors, and particularly people who are ...
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Creating sublime musical structures over the last five decades, where risk-taking, rhythmic rapport, and giving of oneself to the music are the essence, legendary bassist David Friesen’s music ...
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Dhafer Youssef live at Live at Schlossfestspielen Ludwigsburg with Zakir Hussain and Husnu Senlendirici Composed and arranged by Dhafer Youssef from SOUNDS OF MIRRORS ALBUM, except Haystan Dance ...
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Jazz interview with jazz violinist John Pearce. 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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Drummer/composer Jeff Davis is known as the “propulsive force behind a host New York mainstays” (Matthew Miller – All About Jazz), including Kirk Knuffke, Robin Verheyen, Anna Webber, Jesse Stacken, and ...
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As the saying goes: “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” During our Season of Giving Fund Drive, our listeners are joining in celebrating another fantastic year ...
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Jazz interview with jazz trombonist and composer Florian Weiss. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a matter ...
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Five albums recorded in the late 1950s capture the skill and the frailty of an acclaimed jazz trumpeter on the brink of disaster. Chet Baker had two careers. ...
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