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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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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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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“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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Interview with harmonica master Sugar Blue – his new album reflects the constant research of sounds and emotions that drives his creative force. What do you learn about ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The strings vibrate gently. Accurate tone, unconditionally clear. And quietly. The longest fingers of jazz seem to dance weightlessly along the wooden bridge; yearning, filigree and elegant. No ...
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This album was made at the time after Paquito D’Rivera had inherited what was left of Dizzy Gillespie’s seminal United Nation Orchestra and just before the alto saxophonist ...
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New music from artists from South Africa, Germany, Cuba, Spain, Israel and the UK. Nduduzo Makhathini, “Yehlisan’uMoya” Pianist and composer Nduduzo Makhathini is far from a new arrival ...
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Interview with Louisiana-based quartet, Doug Duffey and BADD: deeply rooted in regional Blues and flavored with a pinch of Memphis Rock-N-Soul. How has Louisiana’s music and heritage influenced ...
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Widely known as one of the most skilled keyboard players of his generation, Scott Kinsey is also one of the foremost interpreters of Joe Zawinul’s rich musical legacy. ...
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Bass master John Patitucci has returned with a new album called Soul of the Bass, which is described as his “most intimate and revealing solo album.” The recording, ...
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Jazz trumpet player, composer, arranger and producer Gary Alesbrook is back in the spotlight with the release of his second album “The Stories We Tell Ourselves,” released October ...
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Bassist Jeff Denson recently shared a video featuring a track from his upcoming album, Between Two Worlds. The tune starts with an impressive intro by drummer Brian Blade ...
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Also: new music by Nicholas Payton, Michael Dease, Nels Cline with Yuka Honda, and Big Band of Brothers. Michele Rosewoman’s New Yor-Uba, “We Need You Now (Elegguá, Oggún, ...
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Trombonist Michael Dease pays fitting tribute to his ongoing relationship with the music of Charlie Parker on his aptly entitled album “Never More Here.” The album runs much ...
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“Jambalaya and crawfish pie and fillet gumbo…” Blues fans far and wide will be in the mood for such soul food once they listen to Come On Down, the latest ...
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One of the most respected blues artists in Western Canada and based out of Vernon, B.C., Les Copeland proves once again that he’s a skilled guitarist across multiple ...
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Miles Okazaki’s Trickster, “Lighthouse” Trickster, a four-piece band led by guitarist Miles Okazaki, is best understood in both cerebral and visceral terms. On the one hand, it’s a ...
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Interview with blues master Lucky Peterson: celebrating his 50th Anniversary of career with a new album. How has the Blues, Gospel and Jazz influenced your views of the ...
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When the joy and thrill of music-making gushes out of your speakers with a life force such as this, you know you’re onto a good thing. Saxophone Summit is ...
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Following the worldwide critical acclaim for his first Whirlwind album Unfiltered Universe, we’re delighted to announce the October release of Rez Abbasi’s film score soundtrack ‘A Throw of Dice’ ...
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Keb’ Mo’ holds a special place in some of our imaginations. The fantasy: What would have happened if Robert Johnson hadn’t died from poisoning in 1938 but actually ...
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Vinyl records have been making a comeback for some time. Back in the early 1990s, HMV took the decision to stop selling vinyl completely and sold off all ...
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Two seasoned greats of modern jazz will come together on 27 September when Concord Jazz release Eleven, the new collaboration between keyboard player, producer and writer Jeff Lorber ...
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Then it’s time for a quadruple update on the trio jazz; USA, Norway, Great Britain and Sweden. In a 20-year-old recording, we meet three of jazz’s great style ...
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On his first new album in seven years, Grammy Award-winning conguero Poncho Sanchez celebrates the life and music of the iconic saxophonist John Coltrane. Now with 30 years ...
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The music hailed from classic saxophone quartets (typically comprising soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone) can be very exciting when in the hands of wise, influential musicians. Good examples ...
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Good Hope is an album masterfully crafted by three giants of American and Indian music: an international supergroup of musicians who individually have played vital roles in pioneering advances ...
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Interview with Wentus Blues Band – the supernatural heartbeat of Nordic blues explosion – released their new album ”TOO MUCH MUSTARD” produced by Duke Robillard. What were the ...
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Against the odds, Guillermo Klein has held together Los Guachos, his multinational 11-piece big band, for almost a quarter of a century. In those years, this Argentine-born pianist ...
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And a classic throwback from the late pianist Johnny Costa. Yes! Trio, “Muhammad’s Market” The Yes! Trio first made its presence known earlier this decade, but its collegial roots go ...
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The title – and music – suggests there are no boundaries between Jazz styles of music and Latin ones. On the music of No Boundaries the eminent pianist Dave Bass ...
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Over the last decade, Oran Etkin has garnered sizeable acclaim as a clarinetist and composer, for music that few would characterize as child’s play. But Etkin has also ...
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Jazz interview with jazz veteran vocalist Nicolas Bearde. 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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Tenor Saxophone Legend George Coleman Finally Leads Longstanding Group into the Studio on Majestic New Album, Showcasing Two Decades of Scintillating Chemistry. The Quartet, out September 27 via ...
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It is such that the universe has a sound and rhythm. Everything moves forward, either powerful and explosive or modest and like slow shadows in a landscape. The ...
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The pianist Fabian M. Mueller and the saxophonist Reto Suhner come from Heiden and Herisau and are only at first sight an unequal pair. At first glance, they ...
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Devotees of the incredible vivacity of Afro-Caribbean music will be spoiled for choice of a favourite moment (or moments) on this inspired 2019 release by Bill O’Connell and ...
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