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Interview with blues singer Joseph “Mojo” Morganfield – Muddy Waters‘ youngest son is a rising star on the Chicago blues scene. How has the Blues music influenced your ...
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Tune in for the last concert of the series “With Jazz We Insist” Luca Santaniello Tilt Trio #withjazzweinsist #joelovano #jazzlivesmatter #italianculturalinstitutenewyork ...
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In 1964, Canadian filmmaker Gilles Groulx directed Le Chat Dans le Sac (The Cat in the Bag), a black-and-white film about two young lovers in Montreal. The film is ...
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On February 28, 1978, pianist Mary Lou Williams was at Les Mouches, a restaurant and cabaret on New York’s 11th Avenue and 26th Street. She was joined by ...
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In the 1950s, musicians who could play jazz, blues and R&B increased their income considerably. Guitarist Tiny Grimes was one of those who could switch around depending on ...
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Trio Grande, “Elli Yeled Tov” The members of Trio Grande — Israeli guitarist Gilad Hekselman, British-born saxophonist Will Vinson and Mexican drummer Antonio Sánchez — share an effervescent spirit as ...
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Interview with East Coast guitarist Peter Veteska & Blues Train: steaming full-bore blues, funk, soul and swinging good time music What do you learn about yourself from the ...
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Andrew White, a multi-instrumentalist, composer, musicologist and entrepreneur who proudly styled himself “the most voluminously productive self-industrialized musician in history,” died on Nov. 11 at an assisted living facility in ...
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Ellis Marsalis was in fine spirits, relaxed and ready, as he settled in behind the Steinway B at Esplanade Studios earlier this year. Joined on vibr8155aphone by his ...
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Fifty years ago, Herbie Hancock formed a sextet on the vanguard of electroacoustic music. We remember it now as Mwandishi, after the title of its debut album — the ...
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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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Interview with Boris Hrepić Hrepa & Antonija Vrgoč Rola of Sunnysiders: celebrating their 10th anniversary with a new album titled ‘The Bridges’ How has the Blues and Rock ...
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FESTIVALS NEWS VIDEOS
Jazzfest Berlin has seen its share of changes since first taking flight, as Berliner Jazztage, in 1964. That inaugural edition is perhaps best known today for an opening address by ...
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He came from Saturn, on a mission to spread peace through the power of music — or so Sun Ra claimed. “I’m really not a man, you see. I’m ...
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Trumpeter, bandleader and composer Wynton Marsalis will be next up for the Living Jazz Call & Response series, a unique series of intimate conversations with interesting jazz musicians. Those icons ...
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Guitarist Pat Martino cooked, especially in clubs. He’s probably best known for his version of Sunny, recorded at New York’s Folk City on his Live! album in 1972. Back in 2014, High Tone Records ...
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The Fourmost Guitars, was a 1956, 12-inch release from ABC-Paramount that featured four different top jazz guitarists of the period. At first glance, I thought it was akin to ...
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Horace Parlan’s body of work remains special and he should be thought of as one of the Top-10 post-war piano greats. Today, for the many newly minted Parlan ...
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The pathbreaking musician reveals the health issues that make it unlikely he will ever again perform in public. The last time Keith Jarrett performed in public, his relationship ...
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In February this year I was fortunate to accompany friends to Israel. It was my first visit. We were based in Tel Aviv and it did not take ...
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More than a dozen leading jazz artists have joined forces for a concert benefiting the presidential campaign of Joe Biden. Jazz For America, streaming on Oct. 15, will ...
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Guitarist Grant Green recorded two gospel-flavored leadership albums for Blue Note. The first was Sunday Mornin’, in June 1961, and the second was Feelin’ the Spirit, in December 1962. Green, of course, ...
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Few artists ever traveled farther while keeping a foothold in the blues. Yusef Lateef, the pioneering multi-reedist and composer born 100 years ago this week, could never be ...
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Interview with Louisiana Music Hall of Famer, Lucas Spinosa: a keyboard player with a remarkable talent for songwriting. How has the Blues and Louisiana’s music influenced your views ...
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September originally set up a program with guests from Australia and the USA in Fiona Boyes and Heather Crosse respectively in addition to good Norwegian names like Steinar ...
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There are no bad recordings of pianist Thelonious Monk together with tenor saxophonist Charlie Rouse. Well, maybe two—when they were in a top-notch group assembled in the late ...
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Tomeka Reid intended to introduce herself to the Bay Area. The most acclaimed jazz cellist of her generation, Reid joined Mills College’s faculty last fall, the latest illustrious ...
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Drummer Andrew Cyrille and vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant are among the 2020 Doris Duke Artists, joining six other artists from the fields of theater and contemporary dance.  The ...
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Backpacking solo across the western eurasian landmass before the pandemic, I was lonely and discombobulated. Ordering beer was “nog een biertje alsjeblieft” one day and “další piv prosím” ...
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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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Acclaimed jazz guitarist Vic Juris died on December 31, 2019, at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston at the age of 66 after a six-month battle with liver ...
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New CD's Review VIDEOS
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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First Dirk Piezunka studied music for teaching, but then dared to study at the conservatory. His good ears helped him with this. Today he is an internationally renowned ...
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and trumpeter on how music can highlight and heal the divisions in society and bring us closer together. Jazz legend Wynton Marsalis has talked ...
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1938, a young woman stands playing in the centre of the screen, confident and beautiful. In a long white dress, cinched at the waist, she walks around the ...
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Gary Peacock, a versatile bassist who collaborated with some of the 20th century’s most notable jazz musicians, has died. He was 85. His family confirmed in a statement ...
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In the course of his career he has been described as a giant, colossus or titan: saxophonist Sonny Rollins is perhaps the most important living representative of the ...
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Jazz Has Always Been Protest Music. Can It Meet This Moment? Over the past 50 years, the music has become entrenched in academic institutions. As a result, it’s ...
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Interview with powerhouse bassist and front woman Lisa Mann: mastering everything from rock to rhythm and blues. How has the Blues and Counterculture influenced your views of the ...
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The timing, on paper, was poetic. Black Jazz Records, sadly out-of-print for most of the last four decades, would be revived during the summer of Black Lives Matter. ...
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The young London jazz saxophonist Nubya Garcia is a sought-after representative of her instrument. Her debut album “Source” lives from her curiosity. “Holidays? Ha! ”Nubya Garcia can only ...
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Grammy Award-winning drummer Robby Ameen has lived in New York City since the early eighties and compiled a recording career stretching from Dizzy Gillespie to Paul Simon, while ...
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Interview with Nevada-based blues guitarist Rick Berthod: High energy and soulful blues with Peripheral Visions. How has the Blues and Rock Counterculture influenced your views of the world ...
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In matters of art – poetry, drama, music and painting – the “timelessness” of the art in question is effected by the fact that the experience of it ...
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(When Keane Southard contacted me about writing a paper on the “classical” tracks on For All I Care, I admit I was a little suspicious, for at the time it ...
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Long before Bill Murray was making it a Suntory time, Davis brought VAN to the masses. A scraggly, hoarse voice announces, almost unintelligibly, “I’m always in the vanguard, ...
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Interview with Eric Hughes: embodies the sound of Memphis through his live shows and award-winning recordings. How has the Blues and Soul music influenced your views of the ...
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Many blues clubs have not had concerts since the infection control measures were introduced in March, and most of the audience have only seen concerts on digital streaming ...
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During these hard coronavirus times, Delfeayo Marsalis has founded Keep NOLA Music Alive.The nonprofit organization will benefit New Orleans musicians who, because their city’s music venues are closed during ...
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A Jazz drummer’s fight to keep his own heart beating. Milford Graves devoted himself to studying the rhythms of the heart. It turns out he was creating a ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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‘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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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