January 22, 2020
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For a lot of jazz fans, the interest in this album will lie more with the side players than the leader, and fair enough. Tim Ray is a ...
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Six years in the making, the album brings together the three visionary musicians in a musical landscape, never explored before. Six years in the making, Is that So? ...
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Today, saxophonist Doug Stone lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and is an assistant professor of jazz studies at the University of Louisiana. But during his long career in ...
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This Octave Remastered Series sampler includes three songs from: each of the newly expanded editions of three classic Errol: ‘Garner albums. These recordings have been completely restored from ...
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Sequence of Emotions is an album inspired by my journey in life, from choosing to be a mechanical engineer to becoming a jazz musician by tirelessly following my ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Swing into the holiday spirit with BIG BAND HOLIDAYS II, the sequel to the critically acclaimed 2015 release from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. ...
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Composer, band leader and double bass virtuoso Calum Gourlay reinforces his place as one of the UK’s leading young musicians with this quartet outing of original material – ...
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The “OASIS” project is a collaboration between the French harpist Isabelle Olivier and the famous American guitarist and composer Rez Abbasi, born in Pakistan. The combination of harp ...
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There are few sounds in jazz as thrilling as a big band in full flight. And a big band led by Buddy Rich promises to send the listener’s ...
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Eric Alexander‘s prowess on the tenor saxophone, his unimpeachable virtuosity and technical skill, is obvious to anyone who has paid attention to his fluent and stirring work over ...
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“Icarus. Legend Mietek Kosza ”is a film biography of an outstanding jazz pianist and composer. Mieczysław Kosz (February 10, 1944 – May 31, 1973) was a graduate of ...
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IOAN STREBA – Album “BALKANS JAZZ” Ethnic Gipsy Blues Label Plaza Mayor Company Ltd Distribution Sergent Major Company Ltd – The Orchard IOAN STREBA, Romanian musician who has ...
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Regardless of his subsequent and future transgressions, Gato Barbieri deserves a lifetime’s worth of slack for his work between 1965 and ’75. The Argentine tenor saxophonist’s legacy from ...
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August 29, 2020 will mark the centennial of one of jazz’s most iconic figures, Charlie Parker. The celebration gets off to a jubilantly swinging start with an alto ...
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“Move” is the second album from tenor sax specialist Leo Richardson, and represents the follow up to his highly successful 2017 début for Ubuntu, “The Chase”. Like Scott ...
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Brecker Plays Rovatti: Sacred Bond, features the husband and wife team of Grammy Award-winning trumpeter and fusion pioneer Randy Brecker and saxophonist-composer Ada Rovatti but also includes their ...
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Drummer Snorre Kirk has a great musical partner here – tenorist Stephen Riley, who blows with this warm, raspy tone that takes us back to classic Ben Webster ...
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As artists mature, the circumstances that allow them to perform optimally become more and more explicit. Occasionally, it falls upon a collaborator to find these spaces that allow ...
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In the spring of 1959, drummer Jimmy Cobb took part in the two recording sessions that made up Miles Davis’ iconic jazz album, Kind of Blue. He doesn’t remember ...
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Music and paintings share so many characteristics – textures, colors, layers, line, form, shape – and when these two art forms come together, they create a bold new ...
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Ronnie Cuber is without question one of the greatest baritone saxohonists of all time. Composer/arranger and leader of his own groups that goes back to 1959. Ronald Edward ...
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The Sun Room is exactly what you get when two legendary musicians join forces together, in this case virtuoso jazz/blues guitarist Robben Ford and acclaimed saxophonist Bill Evan, the ...
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Eliane Elias ascends to a new echelon of artistic expression with the August 30, 2019 release of Love Stories on Concord Jazz. A multi-hyphenate musician whose recent releases Made in Brazil (2015), Dance of ...
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New Orleans old-school jazz comes to Chico. Under the direction of trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis and anchored by Dirty Dozen Brass Band founder Roger Lewis on bari sax, the ...
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20 years separate the meeting between the two artists, Stéphane Belmondo and Sylvain Luc, who after an evening of improvisation on the stage of the legendary Baisé Salé, ...
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Carl was a 1940s contemporary in Pittsburgh of many musicians who left town and became international stars, including Ahmad Jamal, Mary Lou Williams and Billy Eckstine. An outstanding ...
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Music fans of any genre should be wary about albums with “all-star” casts. While the lineups are stellar, and expectations high, often the results are, well, subpar. Listening ...
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Third release from the power-house tenor/organ combo featuring the legendary drummer Steve Gadd with Michael Blicher (saxophones) and Dan Hemmer (Hammond organ). The music of Danish saxophonist Michael ...
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It is no longer a coincidence when Kyle Eastwood’s road crosses Marseille Jazz’s programming of the five continents. It’s even expected … “When do you go back,” he ...
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The late New Orleans great Dr. John will be featured on a new, posthumously released album, Big Band Voodoo, out Nov. 1 on Orange Music. Recorded in 1995 ...
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The strings vibrate gently. Accurate tone, unconditionally clear. And quietly. The longest fingers of jazz seem to dance weightlessly along the wooden bridge; yearning, filigree and elegant. No ...
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This album was made at the time after Paquito D’Rivera had inherited what was left of Dizzy Gillespie’s seminal United Nation Orchestra and just before the alto saxophonist ...
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New music from artists from South Africa, Germany, Cuba, Spain, Israel and the UK. Nduduzo Makhathini, “Yehlisan’uMoya” Pianist and composer Nduduzo Makhathini is far from a new arrival ...
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Widely known as one of the most skilled keyboard players of his generation, Scott Kinsey is also one of the foremost interpreters of Joe Zawinul’s rich musical legacy. ...
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Virtuoso pianist Keith Jarrett will have Munich 2016, a recording of his concert at Munich’s Philharmonic Hall on 16 July 2016, released by ECM on 1 November. The ...
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Bass master John Patitucci has returned with a new album called Soul of the Bass, which is described as his “most intimate and revealing solo album.” The recording, ...
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Jazz trumpet player, composer, arranger and producer Gary Alesbrook is back in the spotlight with the release of his second album “The Stories We Tell Ourselves,” released October ...
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A new children’s jazz album has been created by New York’s Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis giving the big band treatment to childhood classics and ...
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Bassist Jeff Denson recently shared a video featuring a track from his upcoming album, Between Two Worlds. The tune starts with an impressive intro by drummer Brian Blade ...
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Also: new music by Nicholas Payton, Michael Dease, Nels Cline with Yuka Honda, and Big Band of Brothers. Michele Rosewoman’s New Yor-Uba, “We Need You Now (Elegguá, Oggún, ...
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Trombonist Michael Dease pays fitting tribute to his ongoing relationship with the music of Charlie Parker on his aptly entitled album “Never More Here.” The album runs much ...
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Rhode Island-based singer/songwriter/cornetist Al Basile teams up with guitarist/producer Duke Robillard and his outstanding band to deliver this pleasing collection of originals. Inspired by the grooves of Little ...
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“Jambalaya and crawfish pie and fillet gumbo…” Blues fans far and wide will be in the mood for such soul food once they listen to Come On Down, the latest ...
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One of the most respected blues artists in Western Canada and based out of Vernon, B.C., Les Copeland proves once again that he’s a skilled guitarist across multiple ...
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