July 5, 2020
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Jazz interview with jazz guitarist Dave Kain. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you interested ...
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Soul Food – Cooking with Maceo’ blends raw, old school funk with the flavours of the New Orleans school of music. Parker worked with Ivan Neville, Nikki Glaspie ...
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For 82 days straight, a diverse group of musicians found their way to a stoop in Flatbush, and everybody followed the sax player. (It was his house.) He ...
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Jazz interview with jazz guitarist Shelley King. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a matter of taking certain ...
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Polish pianist Marcin Wasilewski augments his crisply articulate piano trio – featuring bassist Slawomir Kurkiewicz and drummer Michal Miskiewicz – with the addition of great American saxophonist Joe ...
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Johnny Mandel, a composer and orchestrator who brought emotional depth and a sophisticated sheen to the realms of popular song, television and film, died on Monday at his ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and composer John Di Martino. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what ...
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In the chordless trio tradition of tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins on A Night at The Village Vanguard (1957) and alto saxophonist Lee Konitz with his Motion (1961), alto ...
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Marsalis, the artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, puts his late father, Ellis Marsalis Jr., as well as Frederick Douglass and young musicians on his list of ...
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Freddy Cole, whose debonair yet unassuming vocal style lighted his way through a distinguished jazz career, in and out of the shadow of his older brother Nat “King” ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and composer Angel Zaberski. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got ...
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An easygoing, straightahead venture, Another Place is a fitting title for Karen Sharp’s latest effort. The U.K. saxophonist, a member of the Nikki Iles Jazz Orchestra, has pared ...
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One day in the late Nineties, Dave Lombardo, the metal drumming powerhouse best known for bringing a tornado-like fury to Slayer’s early thrash masterpieces, was driving from San Francisco to ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and composer Niels Lan Doky. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what ...
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Initially from St. Thomas but now based in Toronto, Canada, saxophonist, composer and educator Sophia Smith has formed her own modern jazz ensemble, The Sophia Smith Quartet, showcasing ...
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Terence Blanchard is a jazz trumpeter, composer and music educator. His most recent work is the score for the 2020 film Da 5 Bloods, his latest of many collaborations with ...
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Interview with Canada-based pianist/singer Michael Kaeshammer: Boogie On The Blues Highway How has the Blues and Jazz Counterculture influenced your views of the world and the journeys you’ve ...
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French soprano saxophonist Stephane Spira and Italian-born pianist Giovanni Mirabassi recorded their first album together back in 2009. Improkofiev is the pair’s first collaboration since then. After a ...
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As black Americans fought for equal rights in the 1960s, music reflected their calls to action. In jazz, that meant sounds that were spiritual, boundary-pushing and celebrated blackness. ...
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Jazz interview with jazz bassist Daniel Toledo. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you interested ...
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The British-born bass player Dave Holland’s recent own-name albums include free improv with a starry transatlantic band and tough contemporary quartet jazz featuring sax and guitar. At this ...
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On June 4, the iconoclastic composer, esteemed academic/pedagogical luminary, and free-jazz firebrand Anthony Braxton turned 75 years old. To trace the course of Braxton’s career, from its beginnings ...
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Jazz interview with jazz composer, arranger, guitarist, vocalist Joel Harrison. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what ...
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In September 1966, organist Jimmy Smith and guitarist Wes Montgomery got together at Rudy Van Gelder’s famed studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Over the course of three ...
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The former James Brown collaborator talks to Martin Chilton about growing up in segregated America, wangling saxophone lessons from Sonny Rollins, and how his civil rights anthem has ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist Bartosz Hadala. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you interested ...
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While sheltering at home with his family in the Netherlands during the COVID-19 pandemic this spring, pianist and composer Brad Mehldau wrote twelve new songs about what he was experiencing; ...
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The legendary saxophonist, approaching ninety, discusses civil rights, jazz, and creative change. The gains and revolutions, both political and musical, of the past sixty years can be measured ...
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Jazz interview with jazz vibraphonist Chris Dingman. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you interested ...
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The title of this CD, Inside out, is an homage to the Dutch jazz pianist Rob Madna (1931-2003). I also would like to show gratitude to a generation of ...
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My New Yorker Culture Desk essay “Think of Monk” is a well-edited aerial view. What follows is a ramble though the underbrush of musicianly detail, stuff I thought about while ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and composer Silvio Amato. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got ...
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The current iteration of the Denny Zeitlin Trio was born for a large stage but finds itself at home in all settings. The ever-evolving Trio finds a special ...
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1930: The Orquesta Típica is out and the Conjunto is in The year 1930 marked a turning point in the development of popular Cuban music. Traditional outdoor ensembles ...
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Interview with UK guitarist Chantel McGregor – the Blues came first, but rock and pop was always waiting on the corner. How has the Blues and Rock Counterculture ...
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Produced by Dodicilune, distributed in Italy and abroad by Ird and in the best online stores by Believe Digital, L’equilibrista, the new recording project by Pierluigi Balducci. In ...
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Young but multifaceted: jazz pianist Johanna Summer is one of the great hopes of German jazz. Munich is a good place for her, in 2018 she won the ...
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Jazz interview with jazz trumpeter Marvin Frey. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you interested ...
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Guitarist John Scofield celebrates the music of his friend and mentor Steve Swallow in an outgoing and spirited recording, made in a day in New York in March ...
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This was going to be a year of great jazz centennials. For 1920 marked the birth of several jazz musicians who either changed the course of the music ...
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Jazz interview with jazz trumpeter and vocalist Susana Santos Silva. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what ...
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The combination of concept, effort and the right collaborators typically leads to good things no matter what the goal might be. These elements are especially integral to cohesion ...
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Jazz interview with jazz guitarist Aron Namenwirth. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you interested ...
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The first thing we hear from Esperanza Spalding in this set, recorded at the Village Vanguard in 2018, is an appreciative grunt during Fred Hersch’s oblique introduction to ...
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Musician, arranger, bandleader and soon-to-be-professor Peter Welker spent more than 50 years embodying the spirit of jazz in the Bay Area. Schooled in tradition and musically evolving since ...
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Jazz interview with jazz vibraphonist Warren Wolf. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you interested ...
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“One of the greatest musicians in jazz” (NY Times), Havana-born piano genius Gonzalo Rubalcaba returns with music from his new album, Viento y Tiempo, recorded in collaboration with ...
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Along with some duo magic from Esperanza Spalding and Fred Hersch, and a ray of sunshine from Matt Wilson. Georgia Anne Muldrow (as Jyoti), “This Walk” The singer-songwriter, ...
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Interview with Wayne Nicholson & John Campbelljohn – The Canadian duo keeps the legend of Elmore James alive! How has the Blues and Rock Counterculture influenced your views ...
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It may be somewhat ironic, yet ultimately fitting that this, the final recording by Larry Willis, brought the veteran pianist/composer right back to the Rudy Van Gelder Studio where ...
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Iconic trumpeter, A&M Records co-founder, painter, sculptor, philanthropist and past recipient of WBGO’s Champions of Jazz Gala Award continues to give back during the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking to ...
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Jazz Interview with jazz pianist and composer George Kontrafouris. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got ...
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With the jazz landscape so heavily populated with piano trios, one priority for proponents might have to with finding ways to differentiate their outfits from others. That doesn’t ...
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Jimmy Cobb, the incomparable hard-bop drummer, died on Sunday at 91. In his honor, here is the first installment of Take Five, compiled in celebration of his 88th birthday ...
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Jimmy Cobb died on Sunday, May 25, 2020. The cause of death is not yet available. After almost 60 years in the business, drummer Jimmy Cobb has earned ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Sam Gendel. An interview by email in writing. There are also such fools who appear to be the bad musicians, to be burned. ...
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Jackie, Amy, and Sherrie are the closest of friends and kindred musical spirits. They recognize their musical selves in each other, and that amazing and powerful force opens ...
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A review of the book by Dafnis Prieto, entitled Rhythmic Synchronicity – Individual and Collective Drumming Skills: A rhythmic course for non-drummers. Anyone who has heard Dafnis Prieto play ...
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Jazz interview with jazz bassist​ ​Stephen Menold. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you interested ...
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Further honing a singular cosmic musical language, Matthew Shipp begins celebrating his landmark 60th year with this new solo piano recording. The Piano Equation is also the inaugural ...
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