April 15, 2021
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From jazz and poetry to the plight of immigrants, Take Five looks at five new tunes that explore cultural currency in music. Lionel Loueke, “Mandé” The immigrant experience ...
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The first jazz album I bought was John Coltrane’s “Interstellar Space.” At the time (I was a teen-ager), I knew almost nothing about jazz, beyond typically clichéd impressions ...
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Between heaven and earth, the music of Kathrin Pechlof moves in an airy intermediate realm. Down below, where gravity is on the increase, contrabassist Robert Landfermann makes his ...
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The new major goes beyond performance also incorporating composition and courses in the social sciences and history. Undergraduates interested in careers as jazz performers, producers, teachers and/or scholars ...
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How do you get to the Village Vanguard? Practice, practice, practice. The old joke about Carnegie Hall applies just as well to jazz’s most storied venue, but for ...
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I saw me on Mezzo TV and decided to share it with you. I hope that our readers will enjoy it. Culturebox, the cultural offer at the request ...
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Over the past six decades, star saxophonist David Sanborn has played Woodstock with bluesman Paul Butterfield, toured with Stevie Wonder and jazz innovator Gil Evans, collaborated with Paul ...
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Nigel Jarrett experiences frenetic musicianship, rising young players and more at the 11th annual Wall2Wall festival organised by Black Mountain Jazz. All hail to Dave Jones, South Walian ...
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At the Munich Philharmonic Hall, the Cuban pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba demonstrates his brilliant improvisational talent with the legend on bass Ron Carter and the talented Jul Barretto on ...
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The California bash featured Marcus Roberts, Vincent Herring, Jane Monheit, and Eddie Gale, among many others. https://jazztimes.com Now in its 29th year of operation, geographically and artistically positioned between ...
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The Fred Hersch Trio’s concert at Middelheim Jazz in Antwerp is no doubt the best of the festival so far. It started a little tentative and I actually ...
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“Recordings of us from those days reveal a bossy-but-not-rhythmless child drummer and an unbelievably patient saxophonist who considered our sessions part of his several-hours-per-day practice regimen,” writes the ...
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What we are waiting for, ask two acquaintances on Friday evening before the Kampnagel culture factory in Hamburg. “Sun Ra Arkestra is playing here.” Unbelieving looks: “Here plays ...
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The acclaimed musician and composer mixes jazz with traditional Arabic rhythms and has worked with Radiohead and These New Puritans, creating a sound that reflects her heritag. Yazz ...
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Since launching her performing career as the youngest singer ever to grace the stage at NYC’s legendary Rainbow Room, Hilary Kole has conquered the hearts of jazz fans ...
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On Tuesday 31 July at Ronnie Scott’s, Chick Corea, John Patitucci and Dave Weckl played their first set together at Ronnie’s for 32 years. I was there to ...
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Nearly four decades after Don Was and Dave McMurray first worked together in the band Was (Not Was)—and after God knows how many one-nighters across the globe—the old friends ...
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New York, Los Angeles, New Orleans and Nashville are all noted centers of musical distinction, but one of the best kept secrets in the music business is the ...
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It may be that it is in Kgs. Have the official opening of the Copenhagen Jazz Festival. But an hour before, there is not far from Kgs. Garden ...
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Baritone saxophonist Ronnie Cuber cut his teeth in  Marshall Brown’s Newport Youth Band in 1959. The band was noteworthy for breaking in gifted players who went on to ...
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Every summer as New York City sweats and steams its way through the latter part of July, a truly cool jazz event holds court at the 92nd Street Y ...
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The history of collectives in jazz are nearly as old as the music itself. Formed by a kinship and unique bond, collectives often united players by their sound, ...
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Montparsnasse is an area of Paris’ 14th arrondissement, once famous for thinkers and artists who lingered over a coffee and talked into the night on the terraces of ...
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Wynton Marsalis is more forward-thinking than he gets credit for – some of the sense of the trumpeter’s traditionalism regarding jazz, and aspects of his ‘controversial’ image, are surely ...
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“These are all my teachers up here,” Bill Frisell said on Thursday night at Le Poisson Rouge in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. He was referring to four of his ...
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Whenever most serious lovers of jazz think of it in its most purest expressions, it usually is thought of as creative free form, improvisational music. Well, I’m of ...
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Pascal Dorban’s tour of Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands lets him experience four weekends packed with jazz played by musicians from around the globe. Attending four jazz festivals ...
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No greater sign of changing times comes than in this declaration: “The last time we were here I couldn’t see the audience through the smoke. After the gig ...
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New York City can’t stop saying goodbye to David Bowie. And with good reason. The rock legend lived in Manhattan for more than 20 years and often spoke ...
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The saxophonist and band leader hailed as one of the scene’s ‘compelling stars’ is all set to make her Australian debut. A jazz revival is under way in England, ...
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The Augsburger Vibrafonist brings together two things that are considered incompatible: jazz and commercial success. The way was not straightforward. His nickname sounds like the English translation of ...
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Now in its 26th edition Hong Kong’s annual celebration of all things Francophone, Le French May, today spills well beyond the temporal restrictions implied in its twee title—with ...
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‘All-star’ is a term mostly out of fashion these days. But Jean Toussaint’s sextet make a convincing case for its reinstatement. This storming gig from the Virgin Islands saxophonist who ...
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After years of going to jazz gigs and being the youngest person in the room by a good quarter of a century, I can’t tell you how happy ...
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At 27 years old, Jazzmeia Horn is the youngest musician to be nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album in the past 20 years. But ...
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Harry Connick Jr. launches his tour next week at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. And after two nights in Fort Myers, the show moves on to St. Augustine, Atlanta, ...
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Bath Festival applied radical surgery to their roster of festivals in 2017, merging the literature and music events and running a single, multi-arts programme over two weeks in May. ...
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Fifty years ago, pianist Dave Burrell first announced his presence as a leader on disc with High Won-High Two. The album revealed an artist whose training at the University ...
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Since its beginnings in 2006, Brighton’s festival of new music, The Great Escape has had very little jazz programming, so it was inspiring to see a selection of some of ...
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Released last month on Basho Records, Birdsong/Cân yr Adar fuses disparate elements – from jazz, folk and contemporary classical music – into something transcendent and utterly singular.  Hearing the ...
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Jason Moran harmonizes a variety of artistic disciplines in an ambitious new show at Walker Art Center. If you stay still and listen to the various soundtracks playing ...
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Three years ago, Marcus Miller got a phone call from one of the many music legends he’s worked with over the years, Bill Withers. “You’re gonna get a ...
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David McAlmont brought Billie Holiday’s Carnegie Hall concert to the Norfolk and Norwich Festival.   On 10 November 1956, Billie Holiday played two shows at New York’s famed ...
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At an event before the 49th New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, producer Quint Davis announced that Jazz Fest would not be focusing on a particular country as ...
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A blazing afternoon sun, beer-drinking crowds, and smooth electronic beats suggested summer had arrived for Love Supreme at the Roundhouse, a one-day spin-off of the weekend-long festival. The EZH terrace stage drew ...
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Founded in 2004 by ‘choreopoet’ Jonzi D and still curated by him, this annual celebration of hip hop dance takes a startling turn towards jazz this year. And that makes ...
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It’s 10 years since Esbjörn Svensson’s death on 14 June, but EST’s odd afterlife continues. Listen to their new archive album, EST Live in London, and their radicalism has ...
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International Jazz Day. To mark the occasion, Jonathan deBurca Butler asked some well-known fans and musicians about their love of the genre. Mary Wilson – RTÉ Radio One Every year in ...
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This April, lovers of jazz music in Rwanda joined the rest of the world in celebrating International Jazz Day. The day was designated by the United Nations Educational, ...
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It is not incorrect to call Alicia Hall Moran an opera singer. After all, she did understudy Audra McDonald in the 2012 Broadway revival of Porgy and Bess, and ...
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The first of two sold-out gigs by the Avishai Cohen Quartet at Ronnie Scott’s started as it would go on: magically. ‘Will I Die, Miss? Will I Die?’, from latest album Cross My ...
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I first heard about The Bad Plus in 2001 when our friends Maya and Dave pointed them out to us while we were living in Boston. A few years ...
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Three times during a two-hour concert at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on April 18, Abdullah Ibrahim sat alone at the piano, gently coaxing melodies from the keys ...
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The themes of intergenerational support and the power of community rang loud and clear throughout the celebration of the 2018 class of NEA Jazz Masters, held at the ...
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It’s that time of the year again. Music retailers have stocked up, and vinyl collectors have plotted their shopping strategy for the 11th annual Record Store Day, which will ...
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There’s a telling admission about a minute and a half into Code Girl, the riveting new double album by Mary Halvorson. It arrives after she sets a mood on guitar, ...
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Around sunset, faint echoes of chatter and saxophone wails start to leak out of a basement-level steel door on East 53rd Street, between Second and Third Avenues. Customers ...
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Philipp Gropper’s Philm continues its journey, this time with bassist Robert Landfermann on board. The summer tour after the release of “Sun Ship” brought the band live to ...
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Rolf Kühn musically bows to his former bandleader Benny Goodmann. 80 years after his legendary concert at Carnegie Hall in New York. Rolf Kühn (88) comes by car ...
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On Monday night, at the Brooklyn venue Roulette, a fantastic two-hour-plus tribute show was bookended by the same interview footage from the documentary Open Land – Meeting John Abercrombie (which ...
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