December 8, 2019
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The “OASIS” project is a collaboration between the French harpist Isabelle Olivier and the famous American guitarist and composer Rez Abbasi, born in Pakistan. The combination of harp ...
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08.12. – Happy Birthday !!! Jimmy Smith, byname of James Oscar Smith, (born Dec. 8, 1928, Norristown, Pa., U.S.—found dead Feb. 8, 2005, Scottsdale, Ariz.), American musician who ...
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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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There are few sounds in jazz as thrilling as a big band in full flight. And a big band led by Buddy Rich promises to send the listener’s ...
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Jazz interview with jazz singer and songwriter Kim Nazarian of New York Voices. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re ...
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Eric Alexander‘s prowess on the tenor saxophone, his unimpeachable virtuosity and technical skill, is obvious to anyone who has paid attention to his fluent and stirring work over ...
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Buddy Terry, a saxophonist who worked in a broad array of styles and situations — making his most enduring contribution in the realm of soul jazz, and on ...
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Jazz interview with jazz ethnomusicologist and bass clarinetist Paul Austerlitz. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a ...
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“Icarus. Legend Mietek Kosza ”is a film biography of an outstanding jazz pianist and composer. Mieczysław Kosz (February 10, 1944 – May 31, 1973) was a graduate of ...
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At 100 years of age, Canadian jazz icon Eleanor Collins has one mantra — just take it one day at a time.  “That’s the thing that my mother ...
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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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IOAN STREBA – Album “BALKANS JAZZ” Ethnic Gipsy Blues Label Plaza Mayor Company Ltd Distribution Sergent Major Company Ltd – The Orchard IOAN STREBA, Romanian musician who has ...
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Regardless of his subsequent and future transgressions, Gato Barbieri deserves a lifetime’s worth of slack for his work between 1965 and ’75. The Argentine tenor saxophonist’s legacy from ...
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Patricia Nicholson is an artist and the founder and director of the free jazz organization Arts for Art (AFA). In 2016, I was interning at Arts for Art ...
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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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August 29, 2020 will mark the centennial of one of jazz’s most iconic figures, Charlie Parker. The celebration gets off to a jubilantly swinging start with an alto ...
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Thought provoking. Conscience awakening. A call to action. Terri Lyne Carrington and Social Science’s new album, Waiting Game (Motéma), is a direct response to the current sociopolitical climate ...
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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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“Move” is the second album from tenor sax specialist Leo Richardson, and represents the follow up to his highly successful 2017 début for Ubuntu, “The Chase”. Like Scott ...
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Thanksgiving is upon us, and with it comes a call to gratitude.  So in this Take Five, we offer reasons to be thankful. It’s a totally stacked week ...
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Jazz interview with jazz guitarist Corey Christiansen. 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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Brecker Plays Rovatti: Sacred Bond, features the husband and wife team of Grammy Award-winning trumpeter and fusion pioneer Randy Brecker and saxophonist-composer Ada Rovatti but also includes their ...
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Interview with Canadian energic vocalist Angel Forrest: stays true to her country and blues roots. How has the Blues and Rock counterculture influenced your views of the world ...
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Drummer Snorre Kirk has a great musical partner here – tenorist Stephen Riley, who blows with this warm, raspy tone that takes us back to classic Ben Webster ...
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Disney Pixar have unveiled the first trailer for their new animated movie ‘Soul’, which tells the story of Joe Gardner, a middle-school band teacher whose true passion is ...
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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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As artists mature, the circumstances that allow them to perform optimally become more and more explicit. Occasionally, it falls upon a collaborator to find these spaces that allow ...
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Viktorija Gečytė started singing early in life. Although she didn’t come from a musical family, she has always been drawn to music; she would often hitchhike to music ...
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Jazz interview with jazz singer Sidsel Storm. 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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In the spring of 1959, drummer Jimmy Cobb took part in the two recording sessions that made up Miles Davis’ iconic jazz album, Kind of Blue. He doesn’t remember ...
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The nominations are out for the 62nd Grammy Awards including a number of jazz, soul and blues artists on the list… Gary Clark Jr. has picked up four nominations ...
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Jazz interview with jazz violinist and vocalist Jonathan Ng. 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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Music and paintings share so many characteristics – textures, colors, layers, line, form, shape – and when these two art forms come together, they create a bold new ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist, reed player and composer Anders Lønne Grønseth. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. ...
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Ronnie Cuber is without question one of the greatest baritone saxohonists of all time. Composer/arranger and leader of his own groups that goes back to 1959. Ronald Edward ...
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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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The Sun Room is exactly what you get when two legendary musicians join forces together, in this case virtuoso jazz/blues guitarist Robben Ford and acclaimed saxophonist Bill Evan, the ...
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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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Eliane Elias ascends to a new echelon of artistic expression with the August 30, 2019 release of Love Stories on Concord Jazz. A multi-hyphenate musician whose recent releases Made in Brazil (2015), Dance of ...
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Pat Metheny, “America Undefined” The wheels never stop turning for Pat Metheny. While keeping up a global tour regimen unsurpassed by any jazz musician, this guitarist-composer is also ...
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Jazz interview with jazz narrator Danny Simmons. 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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New Orleans old-school jazz comes to Chico. Under the direction of trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis and anchored by Dirty Dozen Brass Band founder Roger Lewis on bari sax, the ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and composer Kjetil Mulelid. 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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20 years separate the meeting between the two artists, Stéphane Belmondo and Sylvain Luc, who after an evening of improvisation on the stage of the legendary Baisé Salé, ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Binker Golding. 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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Carl was a 1940s contemporary in Pittsburgh of many musicians who left town and became international stars, including Ahmad Jamal, Mary Lou Williams and Billy Eckstine. An outstanding ...
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When Pedrito Martínez extended his hand for an introductory shake, I noticed how similar its texture is to the skin of a conga — as if his hands ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist and composer Matt Olson. 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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Music fans of any genre should be wary about albums with “all-star” casts. While the lineups are stellar, and expectations high, often the results are, well, subpar. Listening ...
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Kassa Overall, “Please Don’t Kill Me (feat. Joel Ross and Theo Croker)” Earlier this month I had the pleasure of giving a keynote talk at So What’s Next? — ...
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Jazz interview with jazz vocalst and harmonica player Bobby Rush. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a ...
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Third release from the power-house tenor/organ combo featuring the legendary drummer Steve Gadd with Michael Blicher (saxophones) and Dan Hemmer (Hammond organ). The music of Danish saxophonist Michael ...
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The Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz has announced 12 semifinalists for its International Guitar Competition, to be held next month in Washington, D.C. Previously known as the Thelonious Monk International ...
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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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Dee Dee Bridgewater traveled a short psychic distance from guest of honor to star attraction at the 2019 WBGO Champions of Jazz Gala, on Wednesday night at Capitale ...
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Jazz interview with jazz trumpeter ​Jeff Lofton. 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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The late New Orleans great Dr. John will be featured on a new, posthumously released album, Big Band Voodoo, out Nov. 1 on Orange Music. Recorded in 1995 ...
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