August 11, 2020
http://jazzbluesnews.com

http://jazzbluesnews.com

INTERVIEWS VIDEOS
Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Benny Rubin Jr. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you interested ...
Comments Off on Interview with Benny Rubin Jr.: The spirit is much older than the brain: Video, New CD cover

New CD's Review VIDEOS
It’s never been wise to bet against Eddie Henderson. Not that the trumpet great is a gambling man, despite what the jackpot ride and shades-masked poker face on ...
Comments Off on CD review: Eddie Henderson – Shuffle and Deal 2020: Video, CD cover

New CD's advertisements
...
Comments Off on 2020 – New CD’s Advertisements – Click on the CD cover and buy from here

INTERVIEWS VIDEOS
Jazz interview with jazz pianist and composer Thollem McDonas. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you ...
Comments Off on Interview with Thollem McDonas: The soul is what propels us, and the intellect helps steer: Video, New CD cover

New CD's Review VIDEOS
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 ...
Comments Off on CD review: Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride & Brian Blade – RoundAgain 2020: Videos, CD cover

BOOKS NEWS VIDEOS
The myth of jazz recordings is that they’re pure documents of what occurred in the studio on a given day. That’s broadly true—jazz has always been a live, ...
Comments Off on What Rudy Van Gelder did “Wrong”? Videos, Photos

INTERVIEWS VIDEOS
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 ...
Comments Off on Interview with Yury Golubev: The prime time of jazz in it’s more modern incarnation: Video

New CD's Review VIDEOS
Makaya McCraven calls himself a beat scientist, so it’s no surprise when you ask about his childhood, you hear he was pretty much surrounded by rhythm. “Rehearsals at ...
Comments Off on CD review: Makaya Mccraven – Universal Beings E&F Sides 2020: Videos, CD cover, Sound

NEWS VIDEOS
In his 80s and living alone, being unable to perform sent pianist and teacher Erwin Helfer into a spiral of depression. But proper care and friendship pulled him ...
Comments Off on When pandemic hit, a Chicago jazz icon’s world fell apart. Friends helped put it together again: Videos, Photos

BLUES INTERVIEWS VIDEOS
Interview with North Carolina-native singer & guitarist Harvey Dalton Arnold: Passion for the blues How has Blues and Rock Counterculture influenced your views of the world and the ...
Comments Off on Interview with Harvey Dalton Arnold: Music is maybe the most powerful tool in our world: Video, Photos

New CD's Review VIDEOS
New York-based trumpeter, composer and educator Charles Tolliver presents Connect, his first studio album in 13 years. Recorded to tape at RAK Studios last November by Tony Platt ...
Comments Off on CD review: Charles Tolliver – Connect 2020: Video, CD cover

BOOKS VIDEOS
Awash in blues that blend into the sky on clear days, the mural of jazz great John Coltrane on the side of a rowhouse depicts the saxophonist gazing ...
Comments Off on The threat to a John Coltrane mural shows how development can erase Black history in Philly: Video, Photos

INTERVIEWS VIDEOS
Jazz interview with Italian jazz flugelhorn player and trumpet teacher Dario Savino Doronzo. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, ...
Comments Off on Interview with Dario Savino Doronzo: A Platonic division between reason and passion, a balance in perennial equilibrium: Videos, Photos, CD cover

New CD's Review VIDEOS
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, ...
Comments Off on CD review: Conference Call – Prism 2020: Video, CD cover

NEWS VIDEOS Woman in Jazz & Blues
Is it classical or jazz now? The pianist Johanna Summer makes me dizzy with happiness. From the innermost to the extreme. It was just beginning, the corona lockdown ...
Comments Off on Is it classical or jazz now? The pianist Johanna Summer makes me dizzy with happiness: Video, Photo

INTERVIEWS VIDEOS
Jazz interview with jazz guitarist and banjoist Richard Bonnet. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got ...
Comments Off on Interview with Richard Bonnet: Soul is about music: Video

New CD's Review The bad musicians VIDEOS Woman in Jazz & Blues
Japanese pianist Satoko Fujii and trumpeter Natsuki Tamura (The NatSat Duo) launch their project Pentas with this album, their 7th as a duo, with compositions from each musician ...
Comments Off on CD review: Satoko Fujii, Natsuki Tamura – Pentas 2020: Video, CD cover

NEWS VIDEOS
More than four months after his last public performance, the Grammy-winning artist Bill Charlap played at a storied Pennsylvania club, a glimpse into what may be the new ...
Comments Off on ‘It’s a risk for everybody’: Why a Jazz pianist chose to perform: Video, Photos

INTERVIEWS VIDEOS
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 ...
Comments Off on Interview with Jason Foureman: Music is ephemeral and divine: Video, New CD cover

New CD's Review VIDEOS
What do you get when you pair two visionaries who happen to be kindred spirits? You get an ace in the hole! Multi Grammy award-winners trumpeter/flugelhornist Randy Brecker ...
Comments Off on CD review: Randy Brecker and Eric Marienthal – Double Dealin’ 2020: Sound, CD cover, Photos

BOOKS VIDEOS
‘Central was like a river. A mighty river like the Amazon or the Nile, or in this case the Congo. And all the streets were tributaries that branched ...
Comments Off on Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Remembering Central Avenue, L.A.’s jazz oasis: Video, Photos

BLUES INTERVIEWS VIDEOS
Interview with blues, roots, and rock musician CD Woodbury: Northwest’s best kept secret. How has the Blues and Rock counterculture influenced your views of the world and the ...
Comments Off on Interview with CD Woodbury: World’s Gone Crazy: Video, Photos

New CD's Review VIDEOS
Drummer Jeff Cosgrove’s History Gets Ahead Of The Story is mesmerising on many levels. First of all, arguably a rarity in this day and age, the overall sound ...
Comments Off on CD review: Jeff Cosgrove – History Gets Ahead Of The Story 2020: Video, CD cover

ARTISTS VIDEOS
Renowned musician Jeremy Monteiro, who has contributed much to Singapore’s music scene, will celebrate his 60th birthday with an online concert on Sunday Home-grown jazz stalwart Jeremy Monteiro ...
Comments Off on Jazz maestro’s mark on music: Videos, Photos

INTERVIEWS VIDEOS Woman in Jazz & Blues
Jazz interview with jazz pianist Nuphar Fey. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you interested ...
Comments Off on Interview with Nuphar Fey: The music is spiritual, even for the most intellectual people: Video

New CD's Review VIDEOS
On the morning of Sept. 13, 1971, state troopers fired their weapons at prisoners in Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York who were protesting the jarring environs ...
Comments Off on CD review: Archie Shepp, Raw Poetic (Jason Moore), Damu The Fudgemunk – Ocean Bridges 2020: Video, CD cover

NEWS VIDEOS
Of all the cries of Black fury released during the protests around the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, none arrived as quietly as Dinner Party’s single ...
Comments Off on How Kendrick Lamar, Marvin Gaye and ‘Black genius’ inspired a jazz supergroup? Videos, Photos

INTERVIEWS VIDEOS Woman in Jazz & Blues
Jazz interview with jazz pianist and keyboardist Emie Rioux-Roussel. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got ...
Comments Off on Interview with Emie Rioux-Roussel: The soul allows us to create and to be anchored in the present moment: Video

New CD's Review VIDEOS
Precious few of us get to live until age 93, even fewer can look back at that point over 76-year career, and even fewer can see a lifelong ...
Comments Off on CD review: Jimmy Heath – Love Letter 2020: Videos, CD cover

ARTISTS NEWS VIDEOS
“Accelerate Every Voice,” a new album, is a step forward in another facet of this dazzling pianist’s career: composing. Several years ago, I made a resolution: If I ...
Comments Off on The sumptuous, sour music of Cory Smythe: Videos, Photos

BLUES INTERVIEWS VIDEOS
Interview with Gregg Martinez: A rhythm and blues singer and purveyor of the south Louisiana genre called Swamp Pop. How has the NOLA music and heritage influenced your ...
Comments Off on Interview with Gregg Martinez: Bayou Blues, Creole Soul: Full concert video, Photos

New CD's Review VIDEOS
Rejoice combines the talents of two legendary African musicians, Nigerian drummer Tony Allen (co-founder of Afrobeat and longtime member of alt-rock supergroup The Good The Bad & The ...
Comments Off on CD review: Tony Allen, Hugh Masekela – Rejoice 2020: Video, CD cover

NEWS VIDEOS Woman in Jazz & Blues
Despite living much of her life in the UK, the jazz musician became a victim of the hostile environment policy. She talks about her fight to remain – ...
Comments Off on Bumi Thomas: The Glasgow-born singer given two weeks to leave the country: Video, Photos

INTERVIEWS VIDEOS
Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Tony Kofi. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you interested ...
Comments Off on Interview with Tony Kofi: That’s where the spiritual side and sincerity shines through: Video

New CD's Review VIDEOS
“It’s about old-fashioned music, it’s certainly an anachronistic musical project. But on the other hand this was my idea, this was my desire, and surely this is the ...
Comments Off on CD review: Francesco Manfredi & Jazz Friends – Promenade Bechet 2020: Video, CD cover

INTERVIEWS VIDEOS
Jazz interview with jazz pianist and composer Harald Svensson. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got ...
Comments Off on Interview with Harald Svensson: I wish the big audience could become more curious: Video

New CD's Review VIDEOS
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 ...
Comments Off on CD review: Henri Texier – Chance 2020: Video, CD cover

NEWS VIDEOS
Mt. Airy native Ari Hoenig, who would ordinarily be touring the world right now with his music, can literally not count all of the concerts he has had ...
Comments Off on Mt. Airy native Ari Hoenig jazz drummer has had to cancel 70 concerts: Video, Photos

INTERVIEWS VIDEOS
Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Benjamin Boone. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you interested ...
Comments Off on Interview with Benjamin Boone: I think like a composer when I play: Video

New CD's Review VIDEOS
One of the most original voices in jazz, Lennie Tristano paved the way for modern generations with his groundbreaking innovations and dedication to teaching. Recordings of Lennie Tristano ...
Comments Off on CD review: Lennie Tristano – The Duo Sessions (1967-1976) – 2020: Video, Photo, CD cover

NEWS VIDEOS
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 ...
Comments Off on Mark Dresser’s musicianship cuts through it all: Video, Photos

BLUES INTERVIEWS VIDEOS
Interview with Bachir Attar, the leader of Master Musicians of Jajouka: The primordial echo of rock ‘n’ roll Which is the most interesting period in your life and ...
Comments Off on Interview with Bachir Attar: The Master Musician of Jajouka: Video, Photos

New CD's Review VIDEOS
Artists are artists. They happen to work in colour, or with clay, or words, or musical sounds. But the key thing is that they are artists, first and ...
Comments Off on CD review: Enrico Pieranunzi – Frame 2020: Video, CD covers

NEWS VIDEOS
Terell Stafford was once hailed by piano legend McCoy Tyner as “one of the great players of our time and a fabulous trumpet player.” Since the mid-1990s, Stafford ...
Comments Off on Local jazz trumpeter shares his talents via his spirit and soul as city celebrates freedom: Video, Photos

INTERVIEWS VIDEOS
Jazz interview with jazz guitarist Dave Kain. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you interested ...
Comments Off on Interview with Dave Kain: The most important thing from an artist’s perspective is to just be honest: Video

New CD's Review VIDEOS
Soul Food – Cooking with Maceo’ blends raw, old school funk with the flavours of the New Orleans school of music. Parker worked with Ivan Neville, Nikki Glaspie ...
Comments Off on CD review: Maceo Parker – Soul Food: Cooking With Maceo 2020: Video, CD cover

NEWS VIDEOS
For 82 days straight, a diverse group of musicians found their way to a stoop in Flatbush, and everybody followed the sax player. (It was his house.) He ...
Comments Off on That healing Jazz thing on a porch in Brooklyn: Video, Photos

INTERVIEWS VIDEOS Woman in Jazz & Blues
Jazz interview with jazz guitarist Shelley King. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a matter of taking certain ...
Comments Off on Interview with Shelley King: The scales tip heavily to soul side: Video

New CD's Review VIDEOS
Polish pianist Marcin Wasilewski augments his crisply articulate piano trio – featuring bassist Slawomir Kurkiewicz and drummer Michal Miskiewicz – with the addition of great American saxophonist Joe ...
Comments Off on CD review: Marcin Wasilewski Trio & Joe Lovano: Arctic Riff – 2020: Videos, CD cover

NEWS VIDEOS
Johnny Mandel, a composer and orchestrator who brought emotional depth and a sophisticated sheen to the realms of popular song, television and film, died on Monday at his ...
Comments Off on Johnny Mandel, who set a gold standard and movie scores, has died at 94: Videos, Photos

INTERVIEWS VIDEOS
Jazz interview with jazz pianist and composer John Di Martino. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what ...
Comments Off on Interview with John Di Martino: … into your soul, all the other facets are ignited as well! Video

New CD's Review VIDEOS
In the chordless trio tradition of tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins on A Night at The Village Vanguard (1957) and alto saxophonist Lee Konitz with his Motion (1961), alto ...
Comments Off on CD review: Rudresh Mahanthappa – Hero Trio 2020: Video, CD cover

NEWS VIDEOS
Marsalis, the artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, puts his late father, Ellis Marsalis Jr., as well as Frederick Douglass and young musicians on his list of ...
Comments Off on Wynton Marsalis finds solace in the optimism of the Blues: Photos, Video

NEWS VIDEOS
Freddy Cole, whose debonair yet unassuming vocal style lighted his way through a distinguished jazz career, in and out of the shadow of his older brother Nat “King” ...
Comments Off on Freddy Cole, who evaded the shadow of his brother Nat King Cole, has died at 88: Videos, Photos

INTERVIEWS VIDEOS
Jazz interview with jazz pianist and composer Angel Zaberski. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got ...
Comments Off on Interview with Angel Zaberski: Music must come from the soul and heart! Video

New CD's Review VIDEOS Woman in Jazz & Blues
An easygoing, straightahead venture, Another Place is a fitting title for Karen Sharp’s latest effort. The U.K. saxophonist, a member of the Nikki Iles Jazz Orchestra, has pared ...
Comments Off on CD review: Karen Sharp Trio – Another Place 2020: Video, CD cover

ARTISTS BOOKS NEWS VIDEOS
One day in the late Nineties, Dave Lombardo, the metal drumming powerhouse best known for bringing a tornado-like fury to Slayer’s early thrash masterpieces, was driving from San Francisco to ...
Comments Off on Screaming was very natural for me; it’s in my blood: John Zorn: Videos, Sound, Photos

INTERVIEWS VIDEOS
Jazz interview with jazz pianist and composer Niels Lan Doky. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what ...
Comments Off on Interview with Niels Lan Doky: My life and my music are now in a fully integrated symbiosis: Video

New CD's Review VIDEOS Woman in Jazz & Blues
Initially from St. Thomas but now based in Toronto, Canada, saxophonist, composer and educator Sophia Smith has formed her own modern jazz ensemble, The Sophia Smith Quartet, showcasing ...
Comments Off on CD review: Sophia Smith Quartet – Elevation 2020: Video, CD cover

NEWS VIDEOS
Terence Blanchard is a jazz trumpeter, composer and music educator. His most recent work is the score for the 2020 film Da 5 Bloods, his latest of many collaborations with ...
Comments Off on Black protest is music. Learning the melody isn’t enough: Videos, Photo