April 18, 2021
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Helene Arntzen. 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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Many musicians dream of making a record with a symphony orchestra, but few can afford to make it a reality. Thanks to an extraordinary ability to compose melodies ...
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Jazz interview with jazz trumpeter Steph Richards. 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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Jen Shyu, “Living’s a Gift | Part 3: My Unsolved Regrets” Zero Grasses: Ritual For the Losses is the latest artistic statement from Jen Shyu, a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and ...
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The deep groove of the Hammond B3 organ, which first emerged in the mid-1950s, has long represented the sound of a soulful proletariat. Jazz organ combos married the ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Frank Roberscheuten. 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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St. Louis, home of great bar-b-que, the Gateway Arch, the Chesterfield Jazz and Wine Festival and drumming legend himself, Dave Weckl. Filmed and recorded at the 2019 Chesterfield ...
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Interview with harmonica virtuoso Martin Lang, captures the wailing urgency that makes Chicago blues harp famous worldwide How has the Blues (and people of) influenced your views of ...
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The unique recording of the last live show Martial Solal played after a 70 year long career. Martial Solal “When I walked onto the stage on January 23, ...
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What happens when the greatest sound mystic in jazz blows against electronic sound machines and a symphony orchestra? A great late work by the eighty-year-old saxophonist Pharoah Sanders. ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Christine Abdelnour. 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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On April 6, 2021, an album based on an interesting concept will be available for sale. Two Polish musicians inspired by Haruki Murakami’s idea described in one of ...
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Few artists have lived as many creative lives as Miles Davis in his 65s, and they continue to evolve even after his death with the posthumous release of ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist and clarinetist Francesco Bearzatti. 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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World-renowned drummer/composer, & producer/beatmaker, the bad musicians Myele Manzanza, has proved that he’s an artist who continues to dissolve the borders between modern jazz and electronic beat production. ...
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As I write these words in Chicago during May of 2020 and look back on the week of activity in January that led to these recordings with István ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and composer Eivind Austad. 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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“Morricone Stories” is a 2021 studio album dedicated to the work of Ennio Morricone, jazz saxophonist Stefano Di Battista featuring a jazz ensemble. The album contains twelve jazz ...
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Gary Bartz, “The Message” The Jazz is Dead series, an ongoing project of producers Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge, has honored a steady succession of veteran groove warriors, ...
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Jazz interview with jazz guitarist Peter Pedersen. 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 living legend, drummer Steve Gadd, is still very much at it. Gadd, of course, won Grammys in 2017 and 2019 with this band (or the core of ...
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Since its inception in 1964, the Grammy for best album notes has been awarded to just three women. Davis, who won in 1993 for an Aretha Franklin boxed ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Giovanni Cigui. 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 American jazz, it is difficult to find a musician who consistently defends the ideas of post-bop in his work and feels so comfortable in the field of ...
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“As soon as I reached retirement age, I was out of there,” says composer Jawanza Kobie. “I had already released my first CD, but I wanted to do ...
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Jazz interview with jazz guitarist Nobuki Takamen. 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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What do the jazz greats Albert Mangelsdorff, Michael Wollny, Julian and Roman Wasserfuhr, Richie Beirach, Clark Terry and Lee Konitz have in common? Or rather: Who …? German ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Jason Seizer. 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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Once upon a time, three musicians, who came of age together during the last century’s thriving free jazz scene in Memphis, joined forces in far off Little Rock. ...
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Last March, the jazz capital of the world became a ghost town. The Checkout attempts to bring some joy as we look back on a certifiably frightening year. ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Jeff Ellwood. 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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NEAR THE POND, the new album by American cornetist Kirk Knuffke (born 1980), Swedish bassist/cellist Thommy Andersson (born 1973), and Swedish vocalist Josefine Cronholm (born 1971) explores cross-continental ...
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A little over five years ago, bassist Dave Holland brought a new trio into The Village Vanguard that effectively left me scrambling for superlatives. The band, featuring guitarist ...
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Jazz interview with jazz guitarist Chuck Anderson. 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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This remarkable trio recording spans the total arc of creative, structured and intuitive musical creation in the piano trio setting. Known for their work with the quartet “Many ...
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As a drummer, producer and educator, Terri Lyne Carrington seeks to use her music to educate her audience on the struggles that the Black community continues to face. ...
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Jazz interview with jazz composer and conductor Ian Charleton. 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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Ian Charleton is a graduate of the famous University of North Texas Jazz Studies program, and the university big band sound has never left him. He arranged and ...
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Jazz interview with jazz guitarist Francesco Zampini. 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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With a name revered in the jazz world but almost totally unrecognised elsewhere, Tommy Flanagan, who died in 2001 aged 71, was the complete pianist. In the late ...
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Paul Jackson, who as bassist for Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters helped secure the first million-selling jazz album, died on March 18 in Japan, where he had lived since 1985. He was 73. ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and composer Florian Pellissier. 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 Wes Montgomery Was One Of The Greats Of Jazz. For All Friends Of This Style-Defining Musician And Beyond, Jazzline Presents The NDR Hamburg Studio Recordings For The ...
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Jazz interview with jazz guitarist Dom Minasi. 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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Carl Winther is known as one of Denmark’s best young piano players. Son of the world famous composer and trumpet player, Jens Winther, he started touring at an ...
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Greek tragedy meets American ingenuity in Iphigenia, the long-awaited opera by Wayne Shorter and Esperanza Spalding. A mythical work in progress for the last several years, it has now reached ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and composer Greg Burk. 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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I thought about writing for four guitars for a while, but I didn’t want it to be another ordinary jazz record and since I am very much into ...
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Jazz interview with jazz gypsy guitarist Pietro Lazazzara. 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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Gene Lees writes,“Stan Getz was once asked his idea of the perfect tenor saxophone soloist. His answer was, ‘My technique, Al Cohn’s ideas, and Zoot’s time.’ The fulfillment ...
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Jazz interview with jazz bassist Enzo Pietropaoli. 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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Charles Lloyd is too graciously, fully alive to set in iconic aspic, his latest golden era still in mid-flow aged 82, when his surviving sax peers, Sonny Rollins ...
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Chick Corea was the recipient of 23 Grammy awards, the most of any jazz artist ever, when he died shockingly last month, at 79. He could add two ...
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The restoration of Art Tatum’s childhood home, where one of Toledo’s greatest jazz icons grew up, would bring jazz lovers to the city and introduce them to everything ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist David Larsen. 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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Axel Kühn is a jazz bassist who lives in the south of Germany. At the beginning of October 2020 his new solo EP “Bass Stories” was released, with ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Frank Paul Schubert. 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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Baritone saxophonist David Larsen, an experienced musician who has collected diplomas from several universities and is now receiving his next degree at the Washington State University, in his ...
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Jane Monheit, “On the Sunny Side of the Street / Get Happy” Come What May, the elegant new album by Jane Monheit, acknowledges both a career milestone and some ...
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Interview with Arizona-based blues harpist/vocalist, R. D. Olson – brings high-energy music to fill your soul. What do you learn about yourself from the Blues people and culture? ...
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