September 24, 2021
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Over the course of a distinguished career spanning nearly 30 albums, multi-GRAMMY-winning pianist/singer/composer Eliane Elias’ distinctive musical style has emerged as one of the most unique and immediately ...
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When Tony Kofi was 16 years old, he had an accident at work. As he fell from a great height, he had a vision of himself playing a ...
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Interview with Memphis-based drummer Rodd Bland – the son of immortal singer Bobby “Blue” Bland – was born into the blues. How has the Blues and Soul music ...
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Charlie Ballantine is acclaimed as one of the finest and most versatile young guitarists on the scene today. 2021 brings Ballantine to new heights with his most compelling ...
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Saxophonist Charles Owens’ Ten Years serves a dual purpose. While Owens is celebrating the first decade of his trio with bassist Andrew Randazzo and drummer Devonne Harris, he hopes that ...
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Jazz interview with jazz trumpeter Yohan Giaume. 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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Pianist/composer and 2021 Guggenheim Fellow Helen Sung celebrates the work of influential women composers on her latest album Quartet+, crafting new arrangements of tunes by Geri Allen, Carla ...
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It is with a deep sense of loss and heavy heart that we inform you legendary Jazz bassist has passed away on September 16, 2021. To read all ...
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Jazz interview with jazz guitarist Johan Leijonhufvud. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you interested in music? ...
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It is hard to listen to a posthumous released recording without reflecting on what the world has lost in their absence. Pianist and composer Frank Kimbrough was an ...
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A Fargo artist recently painted a mural of the legendary artist and his historic Fargo recording in 1940. Duke Ellington’s 1940 show at Fargo’s Crystal Ballroom has become ...
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Jazz interview with jazz clarinetist Julian Bliss. 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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While I was weighing up this album a recent, very long, interview Rick Beato posted with Pat Metheny registered half a million views on Youtube in a week. ...
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Over the last decade, Gregory Porter has led one of the most active groups on the international jazz and soul touring circuit — routinely bringing his brand of probing and soulful ...
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Jazz interview with jazz drummer Joe Dyson. 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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Any big band celebrating its 25th anniversary has earned a triumph surpassing most others. To mark the occasion with an album as admirable as this one is icing ...
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Tigran Hamasyan – piano, keyboards Marc Karapetian – bass Arthur Hnatek – drums ...
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Jazz interview with jazz guitarist Simone Basile. 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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My late chum, Al, an omnivorous jazz fan, often referred wistfully to the kind of music that, if you were strolling along a street and a strain caught ...
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Let me start this story with some context: I really like jazz. I’m listening to it right now, and did while I wrote my last article, too. But it isn’t just ...
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Jazz interview with jazz contrabassist Takayuki Murata. 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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As America and other countries re-emerge from the limitations of 2020, Lisa Hilton and her trio with Rudy Royston and Luques Curtis, enthusiastically embrace the moment with a ...
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This year marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of “The Voice of Frank Sinatra,” the first recorded album by the Italian-American singer from Hoboken. Through all that time, and through ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Petter Wettre. 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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As a fifteen-year-old boy, Dave Liebman, in February 1952, at the Birdland club in New York, he first saw John Coltrane. That day changed his whole life, directing ...
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Grammy-nominated trumpeter Tim Hagans’ newest recording, A Conversation, is a five-part musical narrative that addresses the ongoing need for dialogue. “It could have been called ‘The Conversation’, but I ...
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Jazz interview with jazz bassist Axel Kühn. 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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In the middle 1950s, Chet Baker was the young Lochinvar out of the West, the fair-haired boy of critics and laymen alike, riding in on his golden trumpet. Rising to ...
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At the time of this writing, it’s been a little over three months since an immortal inconceivably departed this world, one of so many bright lights in the ...
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Jazz interview with jazz guitarist Marco Parodi. 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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Nostradamus: The Death of Satan, the ninth release by Zorn’s most intense 21st century ensemble, is a triumph. In this wildly varied program ranging from the softest sacred ...
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This year marks the 7th annual DCJazzPrix, an international band competition that draws some of the greatest talent from around the globe. What makes this competition unique is that ...
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Jazz Interview with jazz pianist Manuel Rocheman. 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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Terence Blanchard’s new album Absence honours legendary composer and saxophonist Wayne Shorter. On the new album, the acclaimed trumpeter performs with The E-Collective, featuring pianist Fabian Almazan, guitarist ...
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Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and drummer and vocalist Herlin Riley are featured on a buoyant re-imagining of “The Peanut Vendor,” available for digital download and at streaming services on ...
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Jazz interview with jazz multi-instrumentalist George Colligan. 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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Over a career spanning more than 50 years, Mississippi-born pianist-singer-songwriter Mose Allison (1927-2016) was one of the most influential figures in jazz and modern blues. The self-described “Middle ...
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Steven Bernstein’s Millennial Territory Orchestra, “High Light” Trumpeter and arranger Steven Bernstein formed the Millennial Territory Orchestra some 20 years ago, originally with a repertory focus on the ...
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Blues interview with Blues guitarist, composer and arranger Nicola Mingo. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got ...
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For his 20th album as a leader, Kenny Garrett combines the musical history of Detroit with the rich influence of his ancestry. Sounds From the Ancestors is the alto ...
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John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme, recorded near the close of 1964 and released early the following year, inhabits an exalted plane beyond the realm of most other albums, in any ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist Nikolaj Hess. 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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All songs composed by Dave Brubeck except „Theme for June“, composed by Howard Brubeck. “Broadbent plays Brubeck” is a return to Alan Broadbent’s beginnings. In 1961 when Alan ...
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Jazz interview with jazz drummer Alex Louloudis. 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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Matthew Shipp and Whit Dickey have a long history together, spanning almost three decades. While they have been parts of numerous trios and quartets, as far as I ...
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Carlos Henriquez, “The South Bronx Story” Anyone in the greater orbit of Jazz at Lincoln Center has long understood the depth of authority and feeling that Carlos Henriquez ...
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Interview with Mike MacDonald & Tyler Pantlin of Shakey Trill, an original, gutsy and raw blues/folk duo based in Canada How has the Blues and Folk Counterculture influenced ...
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These time-honored songs, lovingly curated, arranged, and performed by pianist/vocalist Patricia Barber and her band, are at last seeing the light of day when the world needs them ...
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“Charlie Parker was inclusive, and that made him exclusive,” attests 2022 NEA Jazz Master Donald Harrison, Jr. — who, as an alto saxophonist in the modern jazz tradition, can be understood ...
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Jazz Interview with jazz bassist Jack Breslin. 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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While John Coltrane’s legacy largely focuses on his innovative and influential work as a leader, the saxophonist and composer began his career as a highly respected sideman, who ...
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Four years ago, The Bad Plus made the startling announcement that its charter pianist, Ethan Iverson, had left the band, and that his replacement would be Orrin Evans. WBGO was ...
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Jazz interview with jazz cellist and guitarist Krzysztof Lenczowski. 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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Allmusic reviewer by Jim Todd stating, “the four horns carved out from the Count Basie band for this Frank Foster-led date get along just fine with drummer Kenny ...
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Eric Clapton and Peter Frampton – “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” (Crossroads Guitar Festival 2019) Eric Clapton kicked off his Crossroads Guitar Festival at the American Airlines Center ...
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Interview with Clarence Spady, the Pennsylvania guitarist has followed the footsteps of the soul-blues pioneer. How has the Blues and Soul music influenced your views of the world ...
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What we have here is the welcome memento of Duke Ellington and his band’s 1959 European tour. Berlin’s Sportpalast is not a concert hall and during the cursed ...
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The BRIC Jazzfest will take place in person again this fall, with artists including vocalists Cécile McLorin Salvant, Kurt Elling and Thana Alexa; the indomitably intergalactic Sun Ra Arkestra; and ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist, arranger and composer Antonio Adolfo. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – Before we jump into anything historical, can you tell us about ...
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Jazz interview with jazz guitarist Sarp Maden. 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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