September 26, 2020
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Fredrik Lindborg. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you interested in ...
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For followers of Terje Rypdal’s 50 years of recording on ECM, listening to Conspiracy is like immersing oneself in a warm bath. Those who feared that on his ...
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Jazz interview with jazz trumpeter Kenny Warren. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you interested in ...
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“It was a rare moment – the evening of November 18, 2011. A moment of special intimacy. European fans of pianist Cecil Taylor got closer to him than ...
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Tomeka Reid intended to introduce herself to the Bay Area. The most acclaimed jazz cellist of her generation, Reid joined Mills College’s faculty last fall, the latest illustrious ...
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Jazz interview with jazz electronics Budha Building. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you interested in ...
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Specific reasons led to piano-less quartet becoming a vehicle for the more explorative jazz practitioners of the 1950s and 1960s, namely, directness of group sound and the increased ...
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Drummer Andrew Cyrille and vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant are among the 2020 Doris Duke Artists, joining six other artists from the fields of theater and contemporary dance.  The ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and arrangement Antonio Adolfo. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you ...
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Master drummer Ralph Peterson continues to advance the continuum of his late mentor Art Blakey on Onward & Upward, his ambitious and expansive 25th release as a leader. ...
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Backpacking solo across the western eurasian landmass before the pandemic, I was lonely and discombobulated. Ordering beer was “nog een biertje alsjeblieft” one day and “další piv prosím” ...
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Interview with Canada-based blues musician JW Jones, fresh off the heels of winning “Best Guitarist” at the IBC 2020 released new album. How do you describe your sound, ...
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The latest addition to Chick Corea’s remarkable discography is ‘Plays’, a captivating and intimate double album of solo performances. While he claims that, “Solo piano is lonely,” Chick ...
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Acclaimed jazz guitarist Vic Juris died on December 31, 2019, at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston at the age of 66 after a six-month battle with liver ...
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Jazz interview with jazz clarinetist Tim Laughlin. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you interested in ...
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Cafe Dynamite is the latest release from the Gypsy Dynamite project, led by London-based Italian guitarists Filippo Dall’Asta and Giulio Romano Malaisi. The album is the follow up to the band’s 2015 release Live ...
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First Dirk Piezunka studied music for teaching, but then dared to study at the conservatory. His good ears helped him with this. Today he is an internationally renowned ...
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Jazz interview with jazz guitarist Joscho Stephan. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – How do you prepare before your performances to help you maintain both spiritual and ...
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Expanding Light is a compelling trio session where the ideas emerge and unfold with vehement passion. Drummer Whit Dickey, a longtime adherent of the creative downtown free jazz ...
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and trumpeter on how music can highlight and heal the divisions in society and bring us closer together. Jazz legend Wynton Marsalis has talked ...
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Jazz interview with jazz guitarist Gildas Le Pape. 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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Tenor and sopranino saxophone composer and improviser Larry Ochs and Aram Shelton have joined forces to release a new collaborative offering, titled Continental Drift (Clean Feed). For this ...
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1938, a young woman stands playing in the centre of the screen, confident and beautiful. In a long white dress, cinched at the waist, she walks around the ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and composer Pablo Socolsky. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you ...
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For ‘Django-shift’ Rez Abbasi chose seven of Django Reinhardt’s original pieces and two classic tunes that he was greatly associated with. The arrangements were soon created for a ...
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Gary Peacock, a versatile bassist who collaborated with some of the 20th century’s most notable jazz musicians, has died. He was 85. His family confirmed in a statement ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and composer Danilo Blaiotta. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you ...
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Mark Egan and Danny Gottlieb, longtime band mates and highly acclaimed rhythm section team, have announced a new duo recording, Electric Blue. After nearly 50 years of playing music ...
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In the course of his career he has been described as a giant, colossus or titan: saxophonist Sonny Rollins is perhaps the most important living representative of the ...
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Jazz interview with jazz guitarist Stefano Coppari. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you interested in ...
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Scattered Diamonds is the 9th studio album from Latin Grammy-winning percussionist, composer, and award-winning writer Barrett Martin. This time around, Barrett has gone through his deep catalog and ...
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Jazz Has Always Been Protest Music. Can It Meet This Moment? Over the past 50 years, the music has become entrenched in academic institutions. As a result, it’s ...
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Interview with powerhouse bassist and front woman Lisa Mann: mastering everything from rock to rhythm and blues. How has the Blues and Counterculture influenced your views of the ...
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Born in Rome in 1949, Enrico Pieranunzi has long been one of the best-known and appreciated personalities on the European jazz scene. Pianist, composer, arranger, he has recorded ...
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The timing, on paper, was poetic. Black Jazz Records, sadly out-of-print for most of the last four decades, would be revived during the summer of Black Lives Matter. ...
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Jazz interview with jazz conductor and pianist Mike Westbrook. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you ...
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With his sixth album, Gregory Porter delivers once more a perfect dose of jazz, soul, rhythm’n’blues, pop and gospel. In addition to being gifted with a voice of ...
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The young London jazz saxophonist Nubya Garcia is a sought-after representative of her instrument. Her debut album “Source” lives from her curiosity. “Holidays? Ha! ”Nubya Garcia can only ...
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Jazz interview with jazz electric guitarist Iwao Ochi. 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 music of Huddie Ledbetter, better known to the world as Lead Belly, is some of the initial sounds that introduced African American music to the world at ...
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Jazz Interview with jazz composer and conductor Jon Schapiro. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you ...
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The American guitarist’s vivid sound portraits have been nourished by the undercurrents of American life for more than three decades. They have now developed a naturally cinematic quality ...
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Grammy Award-winning drummer Robby Ameen has lived in New York City since the early eighties and compiled a recording career stretching from Dizzy Gillespie to Paul Simon, while ...
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Interview with Nevada-based blues guitarist Rick Berthod: High energy and soulful blues with Peripheral Visions. How has the Blues and Rock Counterculture influenced your views of the world ...
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Nonesuch Records releases its fourth recording from pianist and composer Tigran Hamasyan, The Call Within, on August 28, 2020. The album comprises ten original compositions and features Evan Marien on ...
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In matters of art – poetry, drama, music and painting – the “timelessness” of the art in question is effected by the fact that the experience of it ...
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Jazz interview with jazz guitarist Ratko Zjaca. 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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Music, like a spoken language, has dialects. Just as jazz from the East Coast is known for its hard-driving swing, and the West for its smooth production, the ...
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(When Keane Southard contacted me about writing a paper on the “classical” tracks on For All I Care, I admit I was a little suspicious, for at the time it ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Walt Weiskopf. 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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This album is stunning! I would even say bewildering and disconcerting, as much by the virtuosity of the playing as by the originality of the compositions, and the ...
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Jazz interview with jazz trumpeter Wojciech Jachna. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you interested in ...
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The music of Thelonious Monk has provided a rich fount of inspiration for generations of jazz musicians, its daunting wit and impish intricacies offering endless fodder for exploration ...
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Long before Bill Murray was making it a Suntory time, Davis brought VAN to the masses. A scraggly, hoarse voice announces, almost unintelligibly, “I’m always in the vanguard, ...
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Interview with Eric Hughes: embodies the sound of Memphis through his live shows and award-winning recordings. How has the Blues and Soul music influenced your views of the ...
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Off the heels of 2018’s Grammy-nominated album, Heart of Brazil: The Music of Egberto Gismonti, comes jazz clarinet icon Eddie Daniels’ new project paying tribute to the world-renowned ...
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Many blues clubs have not had concerts since the infection control measures were introduced in March, and most of the audience have only seen concerts on digital streaming ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and composer Monika Herzig. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – How do you prepare before your performances to help you maintain ...
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Walt Weiskopf and his European Quartet is a well-rehearsed combination. This cast has recorded now two albums together and so they know each other every well. You feel ...
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During these hard coronavirus times, Delfeayo Marsalis has founded Keep NOLA Music Alive.The nonprofit organization will benefit New Orleans musicians who, because their city’s music venues are closed during ...
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