April 15, 2021
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A performance in recognition of the release of its album Codex (Self Produced, 2017), The Brian McCarthy Quartet effectively transposed the sparse, spacious quality of the recording to ...
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Night At The Bombay Roxy in the new Dishoom Kensington restaurant, reliving the Irani restaurant culture of the 1930s. According to Ecclesiastes there’s nothing new under the sun: ...
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Drummer Makaya McCraven was in a jubilant mood during his quartet’s set at Chicago’s Thalia Hall on Dec. 2. “This is a party, right?” he said. “It’s all ...
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Introducing saxophone great Archie Shepp for a rare performance at Princeton University in early December, Rudresh Mahanthappa recalled his own college days, often spent huddling with friends to ...
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Jazz and Christmas have gone together like egg and nog for decades, and for some musicians the engagement goes far beyond throwing a seasonal tune into the set ...
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Clarinetist Anat Cohen, pianist Fred Hersch, saxophonist Chris Potter, vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant, organist Joey DeFrancesco and drummer Antonio Sanchez are among the nominees for the 2017 Grammy ...
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A huge outpouring of love engulfed Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in New York on Nov. 16 during a celebration of the great trombone innovator Roswell Rudd, who turned 82 ...
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Even comparatively hyped new artists can really struggle to fill jazz clubs outside our major cities, let alone an unknown tenor player on his very first headline engagement. ...
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“Awesome!” “That’s great!” “Thank you so much”. Mike Stern’s bonhomie and charm, while signing CDs and trying to respond to 50 people all apparently talking to him at the ...
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There are very few composers now writing world class material for big band, true innovators who are taking the music forward. One of them is Gil Evans’ protege ...
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The first and best-known installment in Reggio’s dialogue-less Qatsi trilogy, it offers an interdependence of images, by cinematographer Ron Fricke, and music, by Philip Glass, that deserves comparison to milestones ...
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From John Coltrane in the ’60s to current stars Rudresh Mahanthappa and Dan Weiss in the 21st century, the influence of Indian musical traditions on jazz has been ...
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The Texas-raised, Louisiana-based singer Quiana Lynell has been named the winner of the sixth annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, held on Sunday as part of the TD James ...
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But tonight’s gig, in support of the new album Jersey is billed as a different turn for his career. As if to emphasise the fact, the first number begins with ...
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Miles Mosley has already started making waves in the UK via a series of extrovert YouTube videos, then as a member of Kamasi Washington’s explosive touring band, and fronting ...
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A curious sight catches the keenest of eyes on the staircase of the Pahkahuone, the central venue of this fine festival recently crowned with an innovation award by ...
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“If you have to ask, you don’t know by now,” is perhaps an apt line from a Red Hot Chili Peppers song when it comes to the LA-duo Knower, ...
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The guitarist John McLaughlin, who helped pioneer jazz-rock fusion and became arguably its most important figure, is currently on what has been sold as his final U.S. tour. ...
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Saxophonist Tommy Smith takes his latest project home this month with a concert on 11 November inCraiglockhart church, Edinburgh, just two miles from where he grew up on the outskirts of the ...
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For his third and final edition of Jazzfest Berlin, the veteran English music critic Richard Williams programmed a strong contingent of British artists, as well as commissioning several new works ...
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There are few piano solo in the history of jazz and Afro-Caribbean music: Ask any concert hall owner too cheap even to pay scale, and he’ll say his ...
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Traces in England, Italy, Switzerland & Germany starting Nov 9th! The Nectar Orchestra prepares for a great 2018! Rockwood Music Hall Nov 28th! My dear people!  Hope this email finds ...
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The soul singer, who succumbed to pancreatic cancer on Nov. 18, 2016, left behind an extraordinary discography that includes the Grammy-nominated 2014 disc Give The People What They Want (Daptone). ...
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As Britain attempts what seems like an ungainly improvisation out of Europe, American artists more adept at the art are thankfully still finding a way into the old ...
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New England Conservatory’s joyous Oct. 19 concert celebrating Thelonious Monk’s centennial came as a model of clarity, conciseness—and surprise. Monk’s extended musical family stood tall at Jordan Hall ...
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Jason Moran’s approach to the role of artistic director for jazz at the Kennedy Centerhas been suspiciously similar to his approach to the role of pianist, composer and bandleader: ...
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At 77, multiple Grammy winner, NEA Jazz Master and musical ambassador Herbie Hancock refuses to become a legacy act. After a long career in music—as both jazz luminary ...
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Giuseppe Millaci & Vogue Trio concerts de sortie d’album “Songbook” 8 novembre 2017 – 20:00 / Jacques Pelzer Jazz Club (Liège) 11 novembre 2017 – 18:00 / Jazz ...
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CONCERTS IN OCTOBER/NOVEMBER/DECEMBER Tickets & info: www.taniakross.com October 24 – Groningen (SOLD OUT) – TANIA KROSS’ CARMEN October 25 – Utrecht (SOLD OUT) – TANIA KROSS’ CARMEN October 26 – Maastricht (SOLD ...
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Henry Butler, Steven Bernstein and the Hot 9 steamed up the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Gartner Auditorium. Largely based on Viper’s Drag, the captivating Impulse! album the group ...
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Jazz musicians are coming to the aid of victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. The stellar level of musicianship at two upcoming benefits in New York will ...
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The brainchild of NEA Jazz Master drummer Jack DeJohnette, the all-star amalgamation HUDSON, unites four of the most inventive voices in music today to collectively generate a singular ...
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“Music builds community,” reads a side of the marquee at the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse in Berkeley, California. That sentiment proved especially true on the afternoon, when locally ...
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Throughout her almost 20 years of performing, vocalist Lizz Wright has brought her sorghum-toned voice to modern R&B with nuances of her church upbringing. But on this performance ...
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The Philadelphia jazz community claimed its own revolution on the first weekend of October, showing a bit of hometown pride and plenty of support for the elder statesmen ...
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... in New York City on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 7:30 pm. In keeping with the “Soul” theme, the lineup includes Gladys Knight, Nona Hendryx, Soul Banned (featuring ...
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Lee Konitz, a 2009 NEA Jazz Master and DownBeat Hall of Fame inductee for 2015, brought his empathetic band into the New York’s Blue Note on Oct. 9 ...
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Kenny Barron – solo piano: Appearing on our stage tonight in a rare evening of solo piano, Kenny Barron is among the foremost liv­ing interpreters of Thelonious Monk. ...
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Back in the 1960’s, Motown Records boasted that it was “The Sound Of Young America.” Sixty plus years later, the sound of youth came back to the Smothers ...
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The opening night of Birmingham’s new Eastside Jazz Club featured a strong selection, in the form of a duo between saxophonist Dave Liebman and pianist Richie Beirach. These two are old playing colleagues ...
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Grammy-winning vocalist Gregory Porter has a long history with vocal legend Nat “King” Cole, dating back to Porter’s semi-autographical musical, Nat King Cole & Me, which made its world premiere in ...
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Some artists incessantly grumble about the state of the music business, while others just keep creating music and then figure out ways to get it to fans. After ...
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Jazz in the Midlands got a huge boost with the opening in September of a state of the art £57million premises for Birmingham Conservatoire, which is now home to ...
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In celebration of his 80th year, the composer and arranger Mike Gibbs took his big band out on the road, to play a select six-date UK tour. His actual birthday ...
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HUDSON is a new quartet of jazz luminaries, featuring drummer Jack DeJohnette, bassist Larry Grenadier, keyboardist John Medeski, and guitarist John Scofield, each of them a distinctive and famously adaptive improviser. Named after ...
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This year each of them has lost a number of close personal friends, and of course John is preparing for his final tour of North America—which might also ...
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Although Mike and Kate Westbrook are based in the West Country, it’s fortunate that they venture eastwards from time to time, recently with Paintbox Jane (a celebration of Raoul Dufy) and The Uncommon Orchestra – ...
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The Yellowjackets opened a Sept. 23 night show at the Ferring Jazz Bistro in St. Louis with the catchy, upbeat melody of the song “Spirit Of The West.” ...
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While George Thorogood’s latest album is a solo project titled Party of One, the legendary guitarist made the guest list open ended for the fist  pumping crowd at ...
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The ELLNORA Guitar Festival, held Sept. 14–16, is a mecca for all manner of string players as well as voracious music fans who enjoy a wide array of ...
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The arts and music presenter Ars Nova Workshop, in partnership with FringeArts, has announced the finalized lineup for the October Revolution of Jazz & Contemporary Music to be ...
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It’s not clear whether Art Blakey was intoning his famous dictum, “Music washes away the dust of everyday life,” when Chick Corea, 76, played with the Jazz Messengers ...
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Three years ago, when Monterey Jazz Festival artistic director Tim Jackson booked The Roots as a Saturday-night headliner, the house brimmed with delighted young fans, but hundreds of ...
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Leading UK pianist Zoe Rahman is set to head up the third edition of Band On The Wall’s Jazz Directorsseries, with the band chosen from an open audition process to select ...
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“The Fantastic Mr. Jelly Lord,” the all-Jelly Roll Morton concert that opened the 2017 season of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, revealed the continued relevance of the ...
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Some of the most exciting names from London and Chicago’s resurgent jazz scenes are set to come together for two nights under the banner CHICAGOXLONDON on 18-19 October at the Total Refreshment Centrein ...
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A tribute to Ella Fitzgerald on the year of her centennial anniversary, it was the first of four different programs and an opportunity to both celebrate the glories ...
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Over the course of five studio albums, bassist Esperanza Spalding has established herself as one of today’s major musical conceptualists. Her funky yet cerebral 2016 album, Emily’s D + ...
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Those with long memories know that the precedent to this performance reaches far back. It was actually in 2002 that British trumpeter-composer Byron Wallen performed original music inspired by Langston ...
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At Callahan’s, in Detroit’s posh northern suburb of Auburn Hills, jazz fans keen on prog-rock were treated to a case of déjà vu. Stick Men—the trio consisting of ...
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