September 24, 2021
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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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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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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 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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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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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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Chick Corea Akoustic Band LIVE (teaser) Before he died this February, Chick Corea had been planning to roll out a new concert album by his Akoustic Band, the trio ...
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Of all Brazilian jazz musicians, the name of the pianist, composer and arranger Antonio Adolfo, one of the veterans of Russian jazz, appears most often in our reviews.  ...
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It would have been enough at the turn of the 21st century to say that Herbie Hancock ranks as one of the surviving jazz giants of the 20th century. But ...
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Bill Evans would have earned his place in the jazz history books if only for his role on Miles Davis’ landmark 1959 set Kind of Blue. But the ...
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It doesn’t seem that long ago that Brad Mehldau was angering jazz purists with his 2002 experimental album Largo, only to follow it up with the more apologetically ...
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In May 1921, James P. Johnson, a 27-year-old piano wizard now largely forgotten, released a composition that shook up pianists across the nation. His “Carolina Shout” became a ...
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With “Inventions/Reinventions,” Dan Tepfer fills out Bach’s missing two-part inventions with daring free improvisations. “Of course Bach is a million times greater than me,” the pianist Dan Tepfer ...
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Chick Corea was my hero. He was a badass musician with his own musical language—lots of perfect compositions, an incredible harmonic sense, an incredible rhythmic sense and an ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and composer Andreas Hertel. 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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When Uri Caine speaks in his deep, low voice, each phrase unfurls with rich, diverse, all-inclusive information. In a fashion, it’s as if the Philadelphia-born pianist and composer is ...
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The legend of the desperation that would be the artist’s muse vanishes when she only appears on stage, on television, on the radio, as soon as she answers ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 pianist and composer Steve Beresford. 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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After having released Don Cherry’s Cherry Jam as a limited Record Store Day title in the Autumn of 2020, Gearbox presents this essential release on specialist Japanese Edition ...
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Chick Corea accomplished so much, and traced so many paths, in his long career — but to truly understand his artistry, it’s essential to consider his connections to Latin ...
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Terrible that the great pianist Chick Corea has died at age 79 — wonderful he visited this planet and played for us so much as he did. I’ve ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Muriel Grossmann. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – Before we jump into anything historical, can you tell us about what we ...
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We are all blindsided and deeply saddened by the passing of Chick Corea. One of his longtime collaborators, from his early fusion years up until the very end, ...
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Chick Corea, a Grammy award winning jazz musician has died at the age of 79, a statement on his website confirmed. The American musician’s career spanned more than ...
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A bassist celebrated for the robustness and gravity of his sound, he’s been a stalwart in the realm of improvised music for more than 40 years. And even ...
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Arturo O’Farrill, who heads The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, has always brought the real world into his musical compositions, and that’s especially true of his latest release, Four Questions, ...
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“Every time I listen to the very first tones of Afterglow, I get struck immediately, as if by a force of nature. Suddenly, I am part of a ...
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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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‘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 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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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Dayna Stephens. 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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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and composer George Kahn. 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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Passion Flower: For Doris Duke Sunnyside Records presents the second boxed set of recordings from the archive of pianist Joe Castro, a diverse collection featuring incredible and never ...
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“Once in a great while, a musician emerges with such authority and such seemingly effortless originality that his place in the front ranks of his instrument is unquestioned. ...
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Dexter Gordon lived in Europe for 14 years.  It was obviously congenial because during that period he produced some of his best work.  When Bertrand Tavernier wanted to ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and composer Michael Jefry Stevens. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got ...
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Bassist and composer Charles Mingus used to be a figure of controversy for ten different reasons, some political, some personal, and-though this all seems silly in the new ...
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Ellis Marsalis was in fine spirits, relaxed and ready, as he settled in behind the Steinway B at Esplanade Studios earlier this year. Joined on vibr8155aphone by his ...
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Fifty years ago, Herbie Hancock formed a sextet on the vanguard of electroacoustic music. We remember it now as Mwandishi, after the title of its debut album — the ...
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If anyone is able to not only survive, but be creative during a trial, it’s pianist Fred Hersch, who composed and performed music reflecting his battle with AIDS ...
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You may have noticed we have not heard much from the prolific Keith Jarrett lately. Now we have the devastating answer from an article published in The New ...
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NEA Jazz Master Ron Carter with Renee Rosnes, Jimmy Greene & Payton Crossley. Vol.2 completes a great night in Sweden! Ron Carter, Renee Rosnes, Jimmy Green and Payton ...
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Horace Parlan’s body of work remains special and he should be thought of as one of the Top-10 post-war piano greats. Today, for the many newly minted Parlan ...
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Jazz Interview with jazz composer Dan Radlauer. 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 pathbreaking musician reveals the health issues that make it unlikely he will ever again perform in public. The last time Keith Jarrett performed in public, his relationship ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and composer Andy Jaffe. 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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In 2020, Edward Simon celebrates his illustrious three-decade career in music. During this time span, the Venezuela-born pianist and composer has led or co-led award-winning ensembles and collaborated ...
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There are no bad recordings of pianist Thelonious Monk together with tenor saxophonist Charlie Rouse. Well, maybe two—when they were in a top-notch group assembled in the late ...
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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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