March 31, 2020
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Pianist/Composer Silvio Amato delivers a remarkable beautiful album titled, “Variations of Relevance” produced by Grammy Award Winner Jimmy Haslip. Featuring guest appearances by The Budapest Symphony Orchestra, trumpeter ...
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Not many small groups were working harder in the late 1950s, to greater acclaim, than Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers. But when we talk about The Jazz ...
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Sonny Rollins is, by any reasonable estimation, a genius. He is jazz’s greatest living improviser, able to imbue his solos with wry humor, surprise, brilliant logical form and ...
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Jazz interview with jazz bassist, composer, arranger, producer, author, educator Joseph Patrick Moore. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and composer Laurent Coulondre. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, do you know where you’re going? Is it ...
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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of jazz legend, Alfred “McCoy” Tyner. McCoy was an inspired musician who devoted his life to his art, ...
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Along with the latest magical hookup by Béla Fleck and Toumani Diabaté. Chris Dingman, “Hijinks and Wizardry” The rounded, burnished glow in Chris Dingman’s music probably has a ...
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Miles Davis led such a prismatic and changeable career that any attempt at summation is destined to feel incomplete. But the 2019 documentary Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool does ...
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For some 60 years, beginning in the early 1950s, pianist-composer Dave Brubeck was one of the most famous jazz musicians alive. During the height of that fame, he ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and composer Mike Holober. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a matter ...
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Among the many things Jason Moran has demonstrated over the last 20 years is this: the man knows his way around a love song. Not that they take ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and composer Lisa Hilton. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got ...
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After more than 30 concerts and many excellent reviews about their first trio albums “Tales From The Unexpected” and “European Trio”, the Italian pianist Enrico Pieranunzi and the ...
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Along with choice new music from Jeff Davis and Kandace Springs. Kenny Barron & Dave Holland Trio, “Without Deception” The history of collaboration between pianist Kenny Barron and ...
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Joey Alexander, the Grammy-nominated jazz pianist, composer and bandleader unveils the music video for the title track and new single, “Warna.” At 16, Joey Alexander has already recorded ...
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Jazz interview with jazz gutarist and composer Charlie Ballantine. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a matter ...
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In the midst of a turbulent and shocking season for the Recording Academy, some signs of stability could be found in the results of the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards. One ...
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In a recording studio somewhere, the drummer drops into a groove: a ghost of a backbeat; a shuffling, even quavered, funky vibe, punctuated by propulsive kicks. Joey Baron has got ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and composer Peter Lieuwen. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a matter ...
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Jimmy Heath, a saxophonist, composer, arranger, educator and 2003 NEA Jazz Master who came of age in the bebop era, and did much to sway the course of ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist, bass clarinetist and composer Sokratis Votskos. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s ...
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This Octave Remastered Series sampler includes three songs from: each of the newly expanded editions of three classic Errol: ‘Garner albums. These recordings have been completely restored from ...
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From May 1979 to September 1980, Laurie Verchomin was pianist Bill Evans’ lover. After their meeting in Edmonton, Canada, in April 1979, Laurie and Bill struck up a letter-writing ...
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Valentin Schuppich began his musical education with violin lessons and switched to the piano at the age of 11. During his school days he played with various jazz ...
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As the saying goes: “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” During our Season of Giving Fund Drive, our listeners are joining in celebrating another fantastic year ...
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It has been 30 years since Harry Connick, Jr. became an improbable pop star, on the basis of a movie soundtrack that just happened to put many of ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and composer Ingi Bjarni. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a matter ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and composer Tom Pierson. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a matter ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and composer Franck Amsallem. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a matter ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist, composer and arranger Chiemi Nakai. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and composer Denman Maroney. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a matter ...
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Jazz interview with Austrian jazz pianist and composer David Helbock. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a ...
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The strings vibrate gently. Accurate tone, unconditionally clear. And quietly. The longest fingers of jazz seem to dance weightlessly along the wooden bridge; yearning, filigree and elegant. No ...
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A new children’s jazz album has been created by New York’s Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis giving the big band treatment to childhood classics and ...
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Jazz interview with composer and multi-instrumentalist Elliott Sharp. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – What practice routine or exercise have you developed to maintain and improve ...
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Ray Santos, a saxophonist, composer, arranger rightly known to Latin music fans as “El Maestro,” died on Oct. 17. He was 90. His death was announced by his ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and composer Joachim Caffonnette. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got ...
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As legend has it, Miles Davis assembled a super group of jazz musicians in a New York studio and recorded a bunch of songs without retakes. They left ...
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Steve Dalachinsky, a contemporary poet unrivaled in his dedication to the jazz avant-garde, not only as a gimlet-eyed observer but also as a prolific collaborator and performer, died ...
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Unlike the San Francisco Symphony and Opera nearby in Hayes Valley’s performing arts district celebrating with black-tie galas, SFJazz splits its opening night and gala (set for Jan. ...
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Mary Lou Williams performed her groundbreaking devotional hymn St. Martin de Porres at the Monterey Jazz Festival in 1965 with an eight-voice choir. Later this month at Monterey, artists-in-residence drummer ...
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Playing The Room bears testimony to the long musical friendship of Avishai Cohen and Yonathan Avishai. They began to explore jazz as teenagers in Tel Aviv, and have continued ...
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Mary Lou Williams seemed to learn early that playing piano would keep her alive. Maybe she realized this at age six, when she started venturing to her white ...
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Gregory Porter will tour the UK in May 2020. The Grammy-winning singer (who told us he’s been in the studio recently working on new music) will play cities including Manchester, ...
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Miles Davis: Horn player, bandleader, innovator. Elegant, intellectual, vain. Callous, conflicted, controversial. Magnificent, mercurial. Genius. The very embodiment of cool. The man with a sound so beautiful it ...
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The Century 21 Exposition, better remembered as the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair, left an indelible mark on the skyline of that city: the iconic Space Needle was created for ...
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Artists from five continents make up this week’s playlist. Monty Alexander, “Nutty” Monty Alexander was in his teens, working as a sideman at Federal Studios in Kingston, Jamaica, ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and composer Baptiste Bailly. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got ...
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The 79-year-old pianist and composer talks about admiring Kendrick Lamar, making a new album, and calling jazz an international — not just an American — music. If jazz ...
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Herbie Hancock explains how he composed Watermelon Man and how Mongo Santamaria influenced it. He then performs both the original 1962 and the 1973 Headhunters versions. “Mongo” Santamaría ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist, composer and educator Liam Noble. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what ...
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“The purest thing between heaven and earth is love,” says Abdullah Ibrahim, “and sincerity is the gatekeeper.” This morsel of metaphysical insight — offered casually but with ringing ...
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When Kenny Werner came on stage for his concert in Stuttgart in 1992, he had just begun experimenting with the possibilities of solo piano programmes. He had become one ...
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Whatever else you call Herbie Hancock — jazz-piano paragon, funk-fusion pioneer, Afro-Futurist, humanitarian, sage — you’d have to agree on “moving target.” Forward motion is the hallmark of ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and composer Joonas Haavisto. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.Space: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you ...
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A number of stars have rallied behind a concert to pay tribute to Michel Legrand – the French film composer, conductor and jazz pianist who unexpectedly died in ...
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Jazz interview with jazz composer John Finbury. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.Space: – 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 Hans Loelv. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.Space: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you ...
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Jazz interview with jazz clarinetist, singer and composer Angel Bat Dawid. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.Space: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what ...
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Whaling City Sound is pleased to announce the June 7th, 2019 release of Our People, the 12th album as a leader from renowned drummer/composer Gerry Gibbs. With the ...
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