April 15, 2021
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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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William Parker.
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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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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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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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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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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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The Italian double bass player leads a trio featuring Vittorio Solimene on piano and Michele Santoleri on drums, plus Veronica Marini’s guest vocals. A piano trio focused on ...
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Jazz interview with jazz contrabassist Nina de Heney. 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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William Parker.
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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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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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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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“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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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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Award-winning Canadian jazz contrabassist, singer, and composer Brandi Disterheft and her Trio have unveiled their new single, “Surfboard” along with a video for the release. Featuring the legendary ...
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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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More than a quarter of a century ago Stefan Kisielewski wrote that “devoting one’s life to creative work treated with ardent intentness as the most important matter, as ...
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Gary Peacock, a versatile bassist who collaborated with some of the 20th century’s most notable jazz musicians, has died. He was 85. His family confirmed in a statement ...
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Born in Rome in 1949, Enrico Pieranunzi has long been one of the best-known and appreciated personalities on the European jazz scene. Pianist, composer, arranger, he has recorded ...
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The members of the original Joshua Redman Quartet—Redman (saxophone), Brad Mehldau (piano), Christian McBride (bass), and Brian Blade (drums)—reunite with the July 10, 2020 release of RoundAgain, the ...
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Jazz interview with jazz contrabassist Yuri Goloubev. 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 Conference Call 4tet has existed in different configurations for around two decades and currently consists of the German saxophonist Gebhard Ullmann, the American bass player Joe Fonda, ...
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Jazz interview with jazz bassist Jason Foureman. 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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Henri Texier, double bass player, multi-instrumentalist traces his path, record after record since 1967. The more the years pass, the more the importance and the originality of Henri ...
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He played San Diego County Mental Health and watched a patient attack another patient during “Freedom Jazz Dance.” He went back to San Diego County Mental Health and ...
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The British-born bass player Dave Holland’s recent own-name albums include free improv with a starry transatlantic band and tough contemporary quartet jazz featuring sax and guitar. At this ...
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In September 1966, organist Jimmy Smith and guitarist Wes Montgomery got together at Rudy Van Gelder’s famed studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Over the course of three ...
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Guitarist John Scofield celebrates the music of his friend and mentor Steve Swallow in an outgoing and spirited recording, made in a day in New York in March ...
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The first thing we hear from Esperanza Spalding in this set, recorded at the Village Vanguard in 2018, is an appreciative grunt during Fred Hersch’s oblique introduction to ...
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Jazz interview with jazz bassist​ ​Stephen Menold. 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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Many can surely recall the sunny, childlike fervor and bounce chasing a butterfly. Whether it was the park behind the projects or a rolling, rural vista, a feeling ...
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Gowanus Session II was seven years in the planning. Thollem, Nels Cline, and William Parker convened at Peter Karl Studios in Brooklyn on January 3rd, 2012 and recorded ...
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Henry Grimes met with a hero’s welcome, his first of many, when he lugged an upright bass onstage at the eighth annual Vision Festival. This was May 24, ...
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Jymie Merritt, a bassist who anchored some of the leading groups of jazz’s postwar era, like Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers, before establishing his own sphere of ...
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Andy González (born January 1, 1951, died April 9, 2020 in The Bronx, New York). Andy was a New York City-based double bass player. González was a respected and ...
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Daniel Toledo is a bass player and composer from Ecuador for whom Poland has become the second home. The credit goes to Pianohooligan, i.e. Piotr Orzechowski, with whom ...
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Jazz interview with jazz contrabassist and composer Eva Kess. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got ...
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Hear some new music that speaks clearly of human connection. Omer Avital’s Qantar, “Just Like the River Flows” Bassist and composer Omer Avital arrived in New York in ...
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At home, music was always in the air. Avishai musical journey started when he was nine years old, when he began playing the piano. Avishai Cohen is an ...
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Renowned bassist, bandleader, composer, artistic director, and preeminent jazz spokesperson Christian McBride has turned his childhood fascination of Black American history into a 20-year-long Civil Rights project highlighting 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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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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At last night’s Grammy Awards the five Jazz Category Award winners were: Best Improvised Jazz Solo SOZINHO Randy Brecker (with the NDR Big Band) Best Jazz Vocal Album LITTLE SPELLS ...
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For a lot of jazz fans, the interest in this album will lie more with the side players than the leader, and fair enough. Tim Ray is a ...
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Legendary tabla master, Zakir Hussain, and jazz trailblazer/bassist, John Patitucci, bring an extraordinary program conducted by Zane Dalal, Associate Music Director of the Symphony Orchestra of India. Hear ...
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Jazz interview with jazz bassist Thomas Sejthen. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a matter of taking ...
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A striking album of new music from pianist/composer Carla Bley, whose trio with Andy Sheppard and Steve Swallow is now in its 25th year. Individual associations among the ...
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Composer, band leader and double bass virtuoso Calum Gourlay reinforces his place as one of the UK’s leading young musicians with this quartet outing of original material – ...
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Christian McBride, Esperanza Spalding and Branford Marsalis are among the jazz and blues artists in the running for the 62nd Grammy Awards.  The Recording Academy announced its nominations on ...
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It is no longer a coincidence when Kyle Eastwood’s road crosses Marseille Jazz’s programming of the five continents. It’s even expected … “When do you go back,” he ...
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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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Bassist Jeff Denson recently shared a video featuring a track from his upcoming album, Between Two Worlds. The tune starts with an impressive intro by drummer Brian Blade ...
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Good Hope is an album masterfully crafted by three giants of American and Indian music: an international supergroup of musicians who individually have played vital roles in pioneering advances ...
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Betty Carter, “Bridges” The hippest new patch of New York City made its official debut last Friday, at the ribbon-cutting for Betty Carter Park. Situated in downtown Brooklyn, ...
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Blues In Hell is not for little ones. Here you have to be both persevering and creative to bring the goodies to the menu. The music is served ...
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On June 7th 2019, Avishai Cohen released his new album ‘Arvoles’ (‘Trees’ in the ancient Ladino-language). ‘’This time I wanted to focus on something else. I see ‘Arvoles’ ...
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Jazz interview with jazz contrabassist Janis Rubiks. 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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Jazz interview with jazz acoustic bassist Stephan Crump. 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 contrabassist Manoel Cruz. 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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William Parker’s work on record was the subject of an 8-page “Primer” in the May 2019 issue of The Wire, in a rare occasion of that feature focusing ...
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