October 20, 2020
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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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“Nash Equilibrium” is a series of strategies in game theory for which in an equilibrium situation one player makes a bold and sudden move to which the other ...
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Joel Ross, “3-1-2” Vibraphonist Joel Ross has been a force in motion on the New York jazz scene almost since his arrival at the New School in 2015. Last ...
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Jazz interview with jazz guitarist Adi the Monk. 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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Kahil El’Zabar’s music hinges on the drummer/percussionist’s paroxysms. He gets himself into a groaning, head-swiveling (and mesmerizing) trance, seeming almost to lose control—except he never misses a beat ...
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In February this year I was fortunate to accompany friends to Israel. It was my first visit. We were based in Tel Aviv and it did not take ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist Evgeny Lebedev. 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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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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While this isn’t possible and wouldn’t be even if they were still with us today, tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley was lucky to have them behind him on February ...
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Jazz interview with jazz trombonist Willie Applewhite. 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 title of What Comes Next, the latest album by guitarist Peter Bernstein, certainly echoes a question that we’ve all been asking ourselves in recent months. Locked away, ...
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Jazz interview with jazz guitarist Steve Cardenas. 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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Denver’s Ron Miles, the well-loved cornetist and educator, is making his debut on the iconic Blue Note label on Oct. 9. Cornetist and composer Ron Miles makes his Blue ...
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More than a dozen leading jazz artists have joined forces for a concert benefiting the presidential campaign of Joe Biden. Jazz For America, streaming on Oct. 15, will ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Pekka Skogberg. 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 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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Guitarist Grant Green recorded two gospel-flavored leadership albums for Blue Note. The first was Sunday Mornin’, in June 1961, and the second was Feelin’ the Spirit, in December 1962. Green, of course, ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Sophia Smith. 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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For a virtuoso jazz bassist and world-renowned producer, quarantined in his Southern California home during a global pandemic and contemplating an uncertain future, the holidays would seem to ...
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Grammy Award-winning vocalist Kurt Elling invites you to join him for Cocktail Hour, his Virtual Concert Tour. Kurt Elling takes to the stage of Chicago’s iconic Green Mill ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Eric Marienthal. 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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Dayna Stephens, ranked first-place Rising Star Tenor Saxophonist in the 2019 Downbeat Critics Poll, is proud to follow up his acclaimed 2020 trio release Liberty with his 10th ...
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Few artists ever traveled farther while keeping a foothold in the blues. Yusef Lateef, the pioneering multi-reedist and composer born 100 years ago this week, could never be ...
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Jazz interview with jazz guitarist Jim Robitaille. 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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Diana Krall reunited with Tommy LiPuma, the producer who worked with her for the first decade-and-a-half of her career, for Turn Up The Quiet, a 2017 album that ...
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BLUES NEWS VIDEOS
Since all of his concerts and tours have been canceled, Joe Bonamassa invites you to an online concert to give fans a chance to hear him during these ...
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Interview with Louisiana Music Hall of Famer, Lucas Spinosa: a keyboard player with a remarkable talent for songwriting. How has the Blues and Louisiana’s music influenced your views ...
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Well-known Supertramp Saxophonist John Helliwell releases his brand new album, Ever Open Door, on Challenge Records. John Helliwell writes: “Ever Open Door is an appropriate title for this album because ...
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September originally set up a program with guests from Australia and the USA in Fiona Boyes and Heather Crosse respectively in addition to good Norwegian names like Steinar ...
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Jazz interview with jazz bassist Pat Collins. 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 prompted Sylvain Luc to immerse himself in the source of Letang? To mix his jazz, fundamentally free, with the director’s pop arrangements that all the French variety ...
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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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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Fredrik Lindborg. 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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For followers of Terje Rypdal’s 50 years of recording on ECM, listening to Conspiracy is like immersing oneself in a warm bath. Those who feared that on his ...
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Jazz interview with jazz trumpeter Kenny Warren. 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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“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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Tomeka Reid intended to introduce herself to the Bay Area. The most acclaimed jazz cellist of her generation, Reid joined Mills College’s faculty last fall, the latest illustrious ...
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Jazz interview with jazz electronics Budha Building. 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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Specific reasons led to piano-less quartet becoming a vehicle for the more explorative jazz practitioners of the 1950s and 1960s, namely, directness of group sound and the increased ...
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Drummer Andrew Cyrille and vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant are among the 2020 Doris Duke Artists, joining six other artists from the fields of theater and contemporary dance.  The ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and arrangement Antonio Adolfo. 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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Master drummer Ralph Peterson continues to advance the continuum of his late mentor Art Blakey on Onward & Upward, his ambitious and expansive 25th release as a leader. ...
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Backpacking solo across the western eurasian landmass before the pandemic, I was lonely and discombobulated. Ordering beer was “nog een biertje alsjeblieft” one day and “další piv prosím” ...
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Interview with Canada-based blues musician JW Jones, fresh off the heels of winning “Best Guitarist” at the IBC 2020 released new album. How do you describe your sound, ...
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The latest addition to Chick Corea’s remarkable discography is ‘Plays’, a captivating and intimate double album of solo performances. While he claims that, “Solo piano is lonely,” Chick ...
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Acclaimed jazz guitarist Vic Juris died on December 31, 2019, at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston at the age of 66 after a six-month battle with liver ...
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Jazz interview with jazz clarinetist Tim Laughlin. 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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Cafe Dynamite is the latest release from the Gypsy Dynamite project, led by London-based Italian guitarists Filippo Dall’Asta and Giulio Romano Malaisi. The album is the follow up to the band’s 2015 release Live ...
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First Dirk Piezunka studied music for teaching, but then dared to study at the conservatory. His good ears helped him with this. Today he is an internationally renowned ...
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Jazz interview with jazz guitarist Joscho Stephan. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – How do you prepare before your performances to help you maintain both spiritual and ...
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and trumpeter on how music can highlight and heal the divisions in society and bring us closer together. Jazz legend Wynton Marsalis has talked ...
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Jazz interview with jazz guitarist Gildas Le Pape. 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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1938, a young woman stands playing in the centre of the screen, confident and beautiful. In a long white dress, cinched at the waist, she walks around the ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and composer Pablo Socolsky. 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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For ‘Django-shift’ Rez Abbasi chose seven of Django Reinhardt’s original pieces and two classic tunes that he was greatly associated with. The arrangements were soon created for a ...
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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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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and composer Danilo Blaiotta. 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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Mark Egan and Danny Gottlieb, longtime band mates and highly acclaimed rhythm section team, have announced a new duo recording, Electric Blue. After nearly 50 years of playing music ...
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In the course of his career he has been described as a giant, colossus or titan: saxophonist Sonny Rollins is perhaps the most important living representative of the ...
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