March 1, 2021
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A guitar/bass duo album may, not so long ago, have been, albeit wrongly, regarded as a recipe for boredom. However, these days duos have become the norm rather ...
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From drummer Jas Kayser to saxophonist Nubya Garcia, female artists are finally getting the recognition they deserve. When jazz trumpeter, multi-instrumentalist and label founder Emma-Jean Thackray arrived at ...
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Jazz interview with smooth jazz saxophonist Konstantin Klashtorni. 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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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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A scholar’s address about racism and music theory was met with a vituperative, personal response by a small journal. It faced calls to cease publishing. A periodical devoted ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Mark Hynes. 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 case you don’t know, this is the first release from PS Audio’s Octave Records, which, to paraphrase, was founded to support musicians and covers 100% of the ...
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There are almost as many interpretations of her short life and enormous legacy as there are books and films about her, including the new biopic starring Andra Day. ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Ryan Devlin. 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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Trio, due out February 19, 2021 via Le Coq Records, came together spontaneously, making the exhilarating chemistry and dynamic interplay all the more remarkable. Cunliffe has become something ...
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The film Judas and the Black Messiah tells the story of Fred Hampton, the Chicago Black Panther leader who was shot to death by law enforcement authorities in 1969. The ...
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Charlie Ventura, one of the most popular, fondly-remembered, and singular saxophone voices in this history of jazz, is the star of these two legendary recording sessions that have ...
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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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They only contacted us once and remained silent. suddenly died? Jesus Fuentes, Joan Chamorro, Louise Jallu, Nicki & Patrick Adams, Oddmund Finnseth, Sean Schafer Hennessy, Vincent Touchard … ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Silke Eberhard. 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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Albare Plays Jobim, Vol. 2 by Moroccan-born, Israeli-raised guitarist Albare (the only name given) isn’t quite what it seems. While the names of the musicians and guest artists ...
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Thirty-five years ago, Joe Henderson released a pair of albums under an evocative title, “The State of the Tenor.” Because February is Tenor Saxophone Month, we decided to ...
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Jazz interview with jazz trumpeter Chad McCullough. 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 very title of the album suggests that it is not only about the music. And indeed it is. A composer and saxophonist from North Carolina, a graduate ...
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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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Ubuntu Music is delighted to announce the signing of internationally acclaimed pianist/composer Yoko Miwa, to release her forthcoming album late this year.Yoko is one of the most powerful ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Gregory Tardy. 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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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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This is the fifth album that Danish guitarist Jakob Bro has recorded for ECM, and it brings together a new trio with Arve Henriksen on trumpet and Jorge ...
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The new work by American veteran tenor saxophone player Rick Margitza, who has also been in the Miles Davis band, is dedicated to those who have died in ...
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30 years ago, the Birdland moved into the cellar vault under the court pharmacy. A memorable day is coming to an end for jazz in the region, for ...
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Jazz interview with jazz musician Tomoya Nakai. 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 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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The fourth annual edition of an award for up-and-coming talent honored two artists with sterling credentials. On Saturday night, the LetterOne Rising Stars Jazz Award went to alto saxophonist Immanuel ...
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Jazz interview with jazz vibraphonist Ben Zucker. 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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There comes a time when musical expression flows directly from the soul—unimpeded, unfiltered. Unmasked. A point when the modes of expression—the way a person plays and sings, the ...
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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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Maybe it’s these unsettled times that call for calming sounds. Or perhaps it’s this writer’s propensity to be drawn to ballads. One of the best albums of last year (Glide ...
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The family of legendary singer Tony Bennett — a staple presence who introduced generations to the American songbook and pop standards — says he has Alzheimer’s disease. The ...
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Jazz Interview with jazz pianist Miki Yamanaka. 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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Joe Lovano’s debut, Trio Tapestry, was one of 2019’s most talked-about releases. Their concept is taken to the next level on Garden of Expression. Lovano is a saxophonist ...
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Normally in mid-January New Orleanians are happily stuffing their faces with King Cake, building up a protective layer of sugary goodness for Carnival as they peruse the freshly ...
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Jazz interview with jazz singer Mon David. 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 effects of the bebop revolution in jazz music are still being felt and explored. Of the half dozen true pioneers of the movement, pianist Bud Powell has ...
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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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The disc offers eight original songs in which the happy compositional vein of the leaders is combined with the excellent artistic stature of their travel companions. The tracklist ...
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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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Jazz interview with jazz drummer Eric Binder. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a matter of taking certain ...
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Award-winning guitarist STEPHANE WREMBEL will digitally release The Django Experiment VI on Water is Life Records on January 22, 2021, the 111th anniversary of the birth of legendary ...
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The great South African trombonist and composer Jonas Gwangwa, who was an ambassador for his country’s music around the globe and an advocate against apartheid at home, died ...
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Jazz interview with jazz guitarist Michael Musillami. 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 Alan Broadbent Trio’s previous Savant release, New York Notes, received rave reviews in the international press. The Guardian (UK) wrote, “The bubbling stream of notes is both ...
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Jazz interview with jazz trumpeter Jared Peters. 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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On January 15, 2021, on the occasion of a new year and the 2021 U.S. presidential inauguration, Wynton Marsalis will release The Democracy! Suite, the follow-up to the ...
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Born in the 1960s in the city that birthed Motown, Regina Carter can’t remember a time when music was absent from her life. But Carter, a three-time Grammy-nominated ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist Giovanni Ceccarelli. 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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“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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If you were a New Yorker out on the town in the late 1970s and 1980s, the sort of person who frequented house parties, bars and clubs on ...
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Jazz interview with jazz bassist Thomas Fonnesbaek. 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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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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It would be impossible to tally how many listeners have heard the remarkable jazz pianist Mike Jones, music director for the Penn & Teller show in Las Vegas. ...
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Michel Weber – is a Swiss clarinetist, saxophonist, flutist, director, jazz historian. His entire life is associated with music. Since 1970s Michel has played and recorded with world-famous ...
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