April 15, 2021
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In the early ’90s, not long after he joined the faculty of Connecticut’s Wesleyan University, Anthony Braxton embarked on a deep dive into the work of Charlie Parker. ...
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Few, if any, genres of music have gone through a lifecycle as dynamic as jazz. It started in the most earthy way possible — underscoring turn of the ...
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Renee Rosnes – the pianist and musical director of the all-female, all-star septet Woman to Woman – consistently has asserted that the group was not formed to make ...
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By organizing concerts, mentoring young musicians, and connecting players from across the States and abroad, he models the commitment and generosity that keep the scene viable. Chicago saxophonist ...
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Back in the fall of 2016, a small liberal arts college on the banks of Lake Michigan decided to serve as the epicenter of activity aimed at gaining ...
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To fully understand the romance of West Coast jazz of the early 1950s, you have to walk the beaches of Hermosa, Huntington, Laguna and Redondo in California. I ...
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When he was in his 60s, the linguistically limber veteran saxophonist Charles Lloyd likened himself to a “junior elder,” attesting to his deft dance between the wisdom and ...
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David Davis would much rather play music than try to describe it. The saxophonist is a jazz musician, but he likes to color outside the boxes that critics ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist David Braid. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.Space: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you interested in music? David Braid: ...
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Bill Evans had changed by early 1972. The pianist who looked like a gaunt accountant in the 1960s sported a mustache by 1971. A year later, his hair ...
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Leonardo Pavkovic is the primal force behind the joyously eclectic MoonJune Records, which he established in 2001. “Established” may not be the right word: “I am truly an unusual ...
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Acclaimed alto saxophone wizard Charles McPherson has a new muse: his 25-year-old daughter Camille, a premier dancer with the San Diego Ballet, where he also serves as composer-in-residence ...
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The British rock invasion of the mid-1960s had a profound effect on American music and the country’s culture at large. For the first time, adolescents held sway over ...
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We gets a mellow afterglow from the Mark Crooks Quintet’s presentation of the music of Johnny Mandel at London’s Pizza Express. Like, I suppose, most other non-musicians in ...
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Returning to the place of their 2012 debut performance and live recording, Rocket Science took the audience on a wild and captivating journey at the Vortex on Friday. Mavericks of ...
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After months of speculation, Herbie Hancock has confirmed he’s working on a new album, with an all-star cast of musicians from the West Coast of the US. Not ...
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A group of British musicians have collaborated to form a big band, specifically so they can recreate music from Steely Dan’s legendary ‘Aja’ album, 40 years after its ...
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In The Wall Street Journal this week, he interviewed actor Nick Nolte on growing up in Iowa, the pills his mom gave him when he felt too tired to get up for school, why ...
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New Haven-based cornetist-composer Taylor Ho Bynum brought his 9-tette to Real Art Ways in Hartford, Connecticut, on March 2 to perform his new hour-long opus, The Ambiguity Manifesto, just ...
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Stumbling up the dim staircase at Smalls and into the late-January midwinter chill, it was difficult to tell what year it was. Melanie Charles had just finished her ...
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Renee Rosnes – the pianist and musical director of the all-female, all-star septet Woman to Woman – consistently has asserted that the group was not formed to make ...
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On July 20, 1975, Charles Mingus was in Montreux, Switzerland, to perform at the Montreux Jazz Festival. He was on tour to promote Changes One and Changes Two, a pair of albums ...
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A grand occasion for a towering figure in Polish music. Tomasz Stańko has founding father status as one of the post-war players who fostered the significant growth of jazz in ...
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For Dave Douglas, the art of the tribute has never been about the act of strict repertory theater. In saluting undersung trumpeter Booker Little, honoring trailblazing pianist-composer Mary ...
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Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra embraced a wealth of jazz history during its winning performance at the Bethesda, Maryland, Strathmore Music Center. The 18-piece ensemble also made ...
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This Hawksmoor church in Bloomsbury is by no means familiar to the majority of jazz audiences. It is not on the recognised circuit of venues. But that in ...
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This concert of mostly classical works for saxophone and large scale pipe organ turned out to be somewhat of a surprise to the audience of jazz fans, who ...
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Anyone who’s stepped inside a Kansas City jazz club during the past several decades has probably run into Stan Kessler, the impish trumpeter known for amusing pranks and soulful ...
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Composer and bandleader Maria Schneider is one of those rare artists to earn equal amounts of admiration from both critics and the general public. Her best work, such ...
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Discrimination and pogroms forced the Jews of Europe into exile; slavery brought Africans to the Americas; land clearances and near starvation sent the Scots around the globe. Every ...
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After her death in 1996, curators from this museum worked with caretakers of the Ella Fitzgerald Estate, Richard Rosman and Fran Morris Rosman, to establish an Ella Fitzgerald ...
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Pianist Harold Mabern has long been known for his sideman work. In the 1960s and ’70s, he was on Hank Mobley’s Dippin’, Lee Morgan’s The Gigolo, Jackie McLean’s Consequence, Blue Mitchell’s Bring It Home to ...
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Almost five years had passed since saxophonist/composer Trish Clowes’ only previous gig in Ireland, at the Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival 2013. Since then, Clowes has released ...
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The acoustic at Soho’s iconic venue changes quite considerably according to one’s position in the room. For the opening set I’m at a table within touching distance of ...
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The twin tenors tradition has a long history, stretching back to the cutting contests of Dexter Gordon and Wardell Gray and frequently revived by promoters with an eye ...
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“Bullret Jazz Club,” in the “Kuben” space at Malmo Live hosted an appearance by the Lisa Björänge Quintet on January 29, 2018. The group offered two sets filled ...
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Theme concerts sometimes can lack authenticity. So, a bit of skepticism emerged in some quarters when Carnegie Hall announced that Snarky Puppy—a nonet whose members are mostly in ...
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When trombonist Ryan Keberle formed Catharsis, the piano-less group he’s recorded and toured with since 2012, he posted a YouTube video in which he explained his reasons for ...
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Like all the best creative scenes, London’s emergent and youthful jazz-based soundscape is characterised by tight relations between those that perform within it. Drummer Femi Koleoso keeps it grounded: “It’s ...
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Singer Julie London was her own harshest critic, but skepticism was not the feeling that came across when she performed. Take, for example, the smash hit “Cry Me ...
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More electronics, please: With a concert by Gebhard Ullmann’s Trio Das Kondensat, the second Darmstadt Jazz Festival “Dazz” begins on Friday evening. He can not be seen, but ...
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“We’re here because we love real Carnival,” said Etienne Charles at the opening of his panel discussion and screening of two music videos of pieces from his jazz ...
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The image that graces the souvenir booklet of Kings Place’s Time Unwrapped season is worth a moment or two’s attention. A grandfather clock leans into a musician, whose head is ...
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Trumpeter Sean Jones will arrive as the jazz chairman at the Peabody Institute this fall with a long, sterling resume: brass department chair at the Berklee College of ...
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Perhaps it’s a canny coincidence that’s there’s a tune on Julian Lage’s new album called ‘Roger the Dodger’, as this modern master is a dab hand at usurping preconceived ...
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The more recognition federal and state policymakers show for the creative output of the German jazz scene, the more jazz musicians engage in public discourse about issues of ...
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The conventions of a jazz performance are so well established they are easily overlooked. Audiences applaud after solos because they catch the ear and usually mark a clear ...
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Although the 25th anniversary edition of Umbria Jazz Winter in Orvieto, Italy, celebrated hitting a milestone Dec. 28 through Jan. 1 by booking a sizable number of eminent ...
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Roy Hargrove has been ringing in the New Year at Joe and Wayne Segal’s Jazz Showcase for many years. “About 20 years and counting,” Wayne said after a ...
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The Erroll Garner display recently opened in the William Pitt Union. While the riverboats travelling up the Mississippi and Ohio rivers between 1916 and 1970 brought many people ...
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The series accompanied us through the year and featured 365 interpreters and bands. The last episode with prefaces by Pascal von Wroblewsky and Tom Gaebel. Konstanz (skb) – ...
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Just after twilight Dec. 28 on the ground floor of the 14th-century Palazzo del Popolo, when the last note of the opening concert of Umbria Jazz Winter’s 25th ...
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For his first jam of the year at The Starfish pub, Capucine had invited an excellent saxophonist named Tom Nones. The elegance of a game provided, round and ...
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As the New Year approached in frigid weather, venturing out in the cold to Chris’ Jazz Café to hear two of the finest jazz guitarists close up proved ...
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The idea of inviting a jazz combo to help ring in the Christmas season isn’t new to the folks at Christ Church Cranbrook. The Episcopal congregation in Bloomfield ...
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The ease with which singer Erykah Badu inhabits Fela Kuti’s work is shocking – and inspiring. Recently, she appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to perform a song ...
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Can you play in a famous concert hall without ever having rehearsed? The Necks from Australia do it in the Elbphilharmonie. Attention, this concert report is 100 percent ...
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Best known for his fluid electric guitar lines, Kurt Rosenwinkel is also the driving force behind Heartcore Records, an independent label that now is raising funds to help ...
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R&B rewards the grandiose: There’s a reason the appellation “diva” gets tossed around so frequently when discussing the style. And while a soulfully ornamented vocal line can wend ...
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There’s a case for Christmas concerts staged in venerable Scottish architectural marvels being held in summertime. jazzwisemagazine.com The room temperature for Scottish National Jazz Orchestra director/saxophonist Tommy Smith‘s settings of poems reflecting ...
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