December 1, 2020
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WE4 is the new exciting work by Fabrizio Bosso’s quartet. Made immediately after the forced confinement due to the coronavirus epidemic, WE4 brings with it the awareness of ...
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Jazz interview with jazz drummer Jeff Williams. 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 Kaleidoscope Quintet, a stellar collaborative project co-led by master saxophonists Dave Liebman and Joe Lovano (also co-leaders of Saxophone Summit), includes vocalist Judi Silvano, bassist Tony Marino ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist Ignasi Terraza. 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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Grammy-winning New York drummer Robby Ameen has had an established recording and touring career stretching from Dizzy Gillespie to Paul Simon over the last four decades, highlighted by a 20-year run with the band ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Dayna Stephens. 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’s a rare occurrence when I put on a record and I’m instantly hooked. An album usually has to grow on me but from the first note I ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and composer George Kahn. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a matter of ...
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Daniel DeLorenzo’s ‘How Thoughtful’ brings to the listener acoustic jazz guitar in its purest form: fresh and unpolished. The album follows on from two previous releases: ‘Daniel DeLorenzo ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist Madison Lea Scott. 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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Passion Flower: For Doris Duke Sunnyside Records presents the second boxed set of recordings from the archive of pianist Joe Castro, a diverse collection featuring incredible and never ...
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Jazz interview with jazz vocalist Helle Henning. 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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“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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Jazz interview with jazz pianist Espen Eriksen. 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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Dexter Gordon lived in Europe for 14 years.  It was obviously congenial because during that period he produced some of his best work.  When Bertrand Tavernier wanted to ...
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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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Dot Time Records is thrilled to announce the November 13th release (CD/digital) of Lackerschmid/Baker: Quintet Session 1979 (vinyl release: January 8th, 2020).  ‘Quintet Session’ is the follow-up to Dot Time’s critically acclaimed re-release of Wolfgang ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist Rob Barron. 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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Jazz master extraordinaire George Benson took to a small stage at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London and recorded the amazing performance and has released it so his ...
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Jazz interview with jazz violoncelloist Elisabeth Coudoux. 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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I’ll be honest. I was curious about this disc because it includes a special guest appearance by the great jazz guitarist Al Di Meola, one of my many ...
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If anyone is able to not only survive, but be creative during a trial, it’s pianist Fred Hersch, who composed and performed music reflecting his battle with AIDS ...
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Warren Wolf, “Winter Wonderland” If you’ve been keeping up with holiday jazz albums in recent years, you’re well aware that vibraphonist Warren Wolf played a key role on It’s ...
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Frank Kohl has had a lifetime refining the art of jazz guitar. Born and raised in New York, Kohl began playing guitar at age eight. Initially drawn to the ...
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Jazz interview with jazz trombonist Nils Wogram. 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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As a tight, longstanding jazz ensemble, Yellowjackets has explored a universe all its own of electro-acoustic soundscapes in its nearly four-decade history. For ‘Jackets XL’, its 25th album ...
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Jazz interview with jazz drummer and percussionist Szilveszter Miklos. 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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You may have noticed we have not heard much from the prolific Keith Jarrett lately. Now we have the devastating answer from an article published in The New ...
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Jazz interview with jazz drummer Jeff Cosgrove. 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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Trumpeter and singer Till Brönner and legendary keyboardist/pianist Bob James met at the equally famous “La Fabrique” studios in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, close to Marseille, in September 2019 to record “On Vacation” (Sony Music), ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist Pietro Gallo. 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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While in Tokyo in 2018, musical impresario and Brownswood Recordings boss Gilles Peterson found and purchased a copy of Tino Contreras‘ 1979 classic Musica Infinita. The following year ...
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Nobuki was born in Hiroshima, Japan in 1977. He started playing guitar at the age of 14 right after he first heard Paul Simon’s guitar intro to The ...
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Krzysztof Pacan is a double bass player, bass guitarist, producer and composer – a musician active on the stage for over twenty years. He collaborated with a number ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Scattered Diamonds is the 9th studio album from Latin Grammy-winning percussionist, composer, and award-winning writer Barrett Martin. This time around, Barrett has gone through his deep catalog and ...
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With his sixth album, Gregory Porter delivers once more a perfect dose of jazz, soul, rhythm’n’blues, pop and gospel. In addition to being gifted with a voice of ...
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Jazz interview with jazz electric guitarist Iwao Ochi. 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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The music of Huddie Ledbetter, better known to the world as Lead Belly, is some of the initial sounds that introduced African American music to the world at ...
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The American guitarist’s vivid sound portraits have been nourished by the undercurrents of American life for more than three decades. They have now developed a naturally cinematic quality ...
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