November 14, 2019
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Binker Golding. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a matter of taking ...
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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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When Pedrito Martínez extended his hand for an introductory shake, I noticed how similar its texture is to the skin of a conga — as if his hands ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist and composer Matt Olson. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a matter ...
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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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Kassa Overall, “Please Don’t Kill Me (feat. Joel Ross and Theo Croker)” Earlier this month I had the pleasure of giving a keynote talk at So What’s Next? — ...
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Jazz interview with jazz vocalst and harmonica player Bobby Rush. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a ...
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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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The Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz has announced 12 semifinalists for its International Guitar Competition, to be held next month in Washington, D.C. Previously known as the Thelonious Monk International ...
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Interview with Americana Roots band of Dustbowl: the “Mother Earth Rock” elegy. How has the Rock counterculture influenced your views of the world and the journeys you’ve taken? ...
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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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Dee Dee Bridgewater traveled a short psychic distance from guest of honor to star attraction at the 2019 WBGO Champions of Jazz Gala, on Wednesday night at Capitale ...
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Jazz interview with jazz trumpeter ​Jeff Lofton. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a matter of taking ...
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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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Quarterly for 17 years, Longyearbyen Blues Club has organized Dark Season Blues. It is this date the sun goes below the horizon and darkness begins. It is still ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist Daniel García. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a matter of taking ...
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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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Conducted Fjyra Bluesklubb at Sandane in Nordfjord on the 22nd edition of FjordBlues. American Hannah Wicklund was the headliner of the year, and this was her very first ...
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Jazz interview with jazz singer and guitarist Anders Osborne. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a matter ...
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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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Young pianist and Latin Grammy nominee Gabriel Chakarji announces his first single “Enredadera” featuring his trio with Edward Perez on bass and Jongkuk Kim on drums. This music ...
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Jazz interview with jazz guitarist Mike Pachelli. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a matter of taking ...
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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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The appeal of any art form is to take one to another place, perhaps a place never seen or heard before. For Ranky Tanky, that transporting power comes ...
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Interview with Louisiana-based quartet, Doug Duffey and BADD: deeply rooted in regional Blues and flavored with a pinch of Memphis Rock-N-Soul. How has Louisiana’s music and heritage influenced ...
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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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Bob James (born December 25, 1939) is an American Grammy Award-winning jazz keyboardist, arranger, and record producer. He founded the band Fourplay and wrote “Angela,” the theme song ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Manuel Dunkel. 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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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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One thing I’ve noticed over two decades’ worth of interviews with Vijay Iyer, the award-winning pianist and composer, is that he doesn’t instinctively start talking about himself. He’s ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and composer Kenny Werner. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – Please explain your creative process. Kenny Werner: – I put my ...
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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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Richard Bona, LIVE FULL SET, Atlanta Jazz Festival, 5-25-19. Grammy winning (Best Contemporary Jazz Album – Speaking Of Now) bassist Richard Bona brings his Afro-Cuban band to the ...
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Jazz interview with jazz guitarist Charlie Rauh. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a matter of taking ...
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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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Marcus Miller has been dubbed one of the most influential artists of our time. At the top of his game for over 30 years, he is a two-time ...
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Jazz interview with jazz composer, producer and bassist Michael J Bolton. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s ...
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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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  “Reflections on Count Basie” – Chief conductor Bob Mintzer & WDR Big Band present the music of Count Basie – Full Concert, Philharmony of Cologne – 29th ...
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Jazz interview with composer and multi-instrumentalist Elliott Sharp. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – What practice routine or exercise have you developed to maintain and improve ...
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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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Vincent Peirani is an accordionist and composer who, earlier this month, won Album of the Year in the prestigious Victoires du Jazz, an annual awards ceremony in France. ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist, fluteist and singer Kim Cypher. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what ...
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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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For the first part of Nicholas Payton’s career, he was effectively in the business of knocking you back in your chair. These days he seems to want to ...
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Interview with Mr. Downchild & Kasimira (Blues Meets Girl) – Down home, Soulful, Smokin’, and Passionate Blues. What do you learn about yourself from the Blues people and culture? What does the blues mean to you? Steve: I am an old school Blues guy, but I have learned to keep an open ear, and follow that. I used to be narrow minded but now I accept new things and weave them into my traditional style. The Blues gives form to my expression of life experiences. ...
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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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If you like rocking with your foot or snapping it to the beat, you’re in Escape. Argot possibly in the wrong concert. Because the idiosyncratically occupied jazz trio ...
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Jazz interview with jazz vocalist Jelena Jovovic. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a matter of taking ...
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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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Wednesday night started this year’s Dark Season Blues in Longyearbyen on Svalbard. The spirits of Espen Helgesen, Gry Sneltvedt (pictured) and the other five members of the board ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Carl Harris. 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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“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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In the words of bandleader Jan Kus, ‘Moving Up’ is a song about optimism and determination:  “This song is a sort of Slavo-Rican anthem. It’s about dealing with ...
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Jazz interview with jazz keyboardist Bill Sharpe /Shakatak/. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a matter of ...
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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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Miles Okazaki’s Trickster, “Lighthouse” Trickster, a four-piece band led by guitarist Miles Okazaki, is best understood in both cerebral and visceral terms. On the one hand, it’s a ...
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Interview with blues master Lucky Peterson: celebrating his 50th Anniversary of career with a new album. How has the Blues, Gospel and Jazz influenced your views of the ...
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When the joy and thrill of music-making gushes out of your speakers with a life force such as this, you know you’re onto a good thing. Saxophone Summit is ...
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Saxophonist, clarinetist and flutist Gene Jefferson — one of the finest human beings and greatest musicians I have ever known — died on Wednesday at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, ...
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