March 1, 2021
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Captured during a pivotal, trailblazing period of his five decade career, pianist Hal Galper had come off the road with the Cannonball Adderly Quintet looking to establish his ...
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It would be impossible to tally how many listeners have heard the remarkable jazz pianist Mike Jones, music director for the Penn & Teller show in Las Vegas. ...
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Michel Weber – is a Swiss clarinetist, saxophonist, flutist, director, jazz historian. His entire life is associated with music. Since 1970s Michel has played and recorded with world-famous ...
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In the 2019 NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll, five of the top 10 new releases were recordings led or co-led by women artists — a startling 50%. In ...
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Jazz interview with jazz soprano saxophonist Roberto Ottaviano. 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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Pianist, composer and arranger Russell Ferrante has been on the jazz scene for decades. He has worked with everyone from Lee Ritenour to Joni Mitchell to Al Jarreau ...
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Miguel Zenón and Luis Perdomo, “La Vida Es Un Sueño” Alto saxophonist Miguel Zenón and pianist Luis Perdomo share a deep history of collaboration — going back to ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Patrick Brennan. 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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Posi-Tone Records unveils a carefully curated presentation of “New Faces” and keeps the musical message focused “Straight Forward.” This album is certainly not just another blowing date. This ...
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We recorded the song “Stand And Deliver”, the proceeds of which will be transferred to the Lockdown Financial Hardship Fund. Morrison established it to “help musicians struggling financially ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and keyboardist Billy Childs. 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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Carmen Lundy began her professional career as a jazz vocalist and composer when there were very few young, gifted and aspiring jazz vocalists on the horizon. Three decades ...
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The comedian and jazz fan returns for a series of programmes in which he turns on full-on-jazz-geek and looks at ‘Jazz Family Trees’. The comedian Marcus Brigstocke returns to present ...
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Jazz interview with Jazz pianist Cheryl Ann Spencer. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – Let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you interested ...
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Jeremy Monteiro (pianist, vocalist, composer, jazz educator) has won critical acclaim in many parts of the world. He has performed all over the World in addition to numerous occasions at ...
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Jazzmeia Horn, “Where We Are” The title of Jazzmeia Horn’s new single, “Where We Are,” refers to more than a physical location. Conceived during the painful uncertainty of ...
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Jazz interview with jazz cointrabassist Raviv Markovitz. 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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Mark Eisenman has performed with numerous eminent Canadian and U.S. jazz artists including the following: Lew Tabackin, Barney Kessell, Ed Bickert, Rob McConnell, and Pat LaBarbera. He is ...
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Eugene Wright, whose nimble and rock-steady bass playing anchored the Dave Brubeck Quartet during its most popular and prolific decade, from the late 1950s through the late ‘60s, ...
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Interview with St. Louis-based Jeremiah Johnson: the voice of Mississippi River blues blending with the struggles of everyday life. How has the Blues, Rock and Roots music influenced ...
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‘Visions in Black and White’ is a collection of rare jazz and improvised themes by one of the greatest Russian film composers Mikael Tariverdiev (1931-1996). Transferred from the ...
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Frank Kimbrough, a pianist of unerring taste and touch, a composer drawn to flowing ethereality, and an improviser steeped in the art of epiphany, died on Wednesday at ...
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Jazz interview with jazz trombonist and composer Brian Scarborough. 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 Covid-19 pandemic halted live performance, the lifeblood of the genre, but a run of powerful albums — and standout debuts — provided respite, and hope. Quarantine is especially ...
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More Than Anther Day is the latest instrumental jazz release from composer/pianist/producer, Lisa Kristine Hilton. Hilton and her band mates: Rudy Royston on drums, and Luques Curtis on ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Krzysztof Kuśmierek. 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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Carsten Dahl is widely considered to be one of the most original and creative pianists coming out of Europe. He has received several awards like the Ben Webster ...
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For a certain type of music fan, the 2020 Big Ears Festival was one of the first American casualties of the coronavirus pandemic. The fest, which takes place ...
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Jazz interview with the bad saxophonist Sam Weinberg. 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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Avant-garde tenor saxist Ivo Perelman is celebrating his having reached 100 albums by releasing three new ones. Shamanism is one of these. Recorded in Brooklyn during April 2018, this collection, ...
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Jeff Clayton, an alto saxophonist and flutist who cut a wide swath as a sideman, and who stood front and center in the Clayton Brothers Quintet and the ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Sam Gill. 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 project began in discussions with Ryan Keberle about what more we could do to address the changes towards justice we both see as crucial to our country ...
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Ebo Taylor became one of Ghana’s major prolific musicians in the 1950s and ‘60s, making his signature Ghanaian highlife that influenced the father of afrobeat, Fela Kuti. As ...
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Interview with Texas blues musician Hamilton Loomis: Christmas album “This Season” brings us hope – at a time when it’s needed most. How has the Blues and Rock ...
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Johnny O’Neill is renowned for his unique performing style, which combines incredible technical virtuosity and gentle ballad melody. Jazz legends – Oscar Peterson and Art Tatum – have ...
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When James Brown sang his “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World” in 1966, he might also have the world of jazz guitar in mind. Because until a few ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist Kemuel Roig. 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 terms of sound and style, North, the latest release by woodwinds player Anders Hagberg, has more in common with an ECM release than one from Blue Note. ...
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Billie Holiday’s tumultuous life story surely has been told more often, and in more ways, than that of any other female jazz singer. Books, films, plays, articles – ...
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Jazz interview with jazz singer Roya Naldi. 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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Album cover design winner for Mike Rud’s upcoming album, Salome’s Dance: The Mike Rud Trio Invites Peter Bernstein. I probably will never get over this feeling lol. But ...
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Jamie Cullum, “Hang Your Lights” The Pianoman at Christmas So many holiday albums today stick to a tried-and-true formula: dust off some old classics, put a new spin ...
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Jazz interview with jazz clarinetist François Houle. 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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Without a doubt, Paquito is the # 1 saxophonist and clarinetist on the current world scene of Latin Jazz. And Cargo Music from CLAZZ, is proud and honored ...
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Simon Gronowski had committed many acts of bravery and generosity in his 89 years of life, and opening a window in April wouldn’t ordinarily have counted among them, ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Alexey Kruglov. 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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John, Paul, George and Ringo. Compressed ten years of band history, 12 studio albums alone, hundreds of songs, many of them absolutely legendary. Anyone approaching this should know ...
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The best jazz requires improvisation. So do the best lives. You can’t buy sheet music that tells you how to live. Improvise, man. Improvise. So when Dizzy Gillespie ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and composer Fred Hersch. 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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Fresh from winning his first Ivor Novello award for writing the year’s best song, the multi platinum-selling musician and multi-instrumentalist Jamie Cullum announces his first festive collection The ...
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He was nicknamed Bird and he soared in his music – if not in his life. For the centenary of the saxophonist who redefined jazz, today’s players reveal ...
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Interview with Canadian guitarist Jack de Keyzer, pays tribute to the great blues masters and heroes How has the Blues and Rock Counterculture influenced your views of the ...
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Benny Golson pulls the microphone off the stand to tell the audience at Ronnie Scott’s a story, and the cable drops out of the bottom of it. “This is ...
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He died young, only barely outliving the big-band era, but his influence lives on. Dave Tough looked like a gaunt but elegant character in a classic film noir, ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist Dave Latchaw. 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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Lee Ritenour Celebrating 60 years of playing guitar with a first ever “solo guitar” album, entitled Dreamcatcher! For Lee Ritenour, there aren’t many ‘firsts’ left to achieve. During ...
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Branford and Wynton Marsalis Are Keeping New York’s Jazz Scene Alive. New York is not the birthplace of jazz but rather its town square, where discipline is sharpened ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and composer Jacob Anderskov. 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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«Forge» is a meeting between three heavyweights of the German free-improv scene. Pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach, 82 years old, belongs to the legendary, pioneer generation of free improvisers ...
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