September 24, 2021
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Over the course of a distinguished career spanning nearly 30 albums, multi-GRAMMY-winning pianist/singer/composer Eliane Elias’ distinctive musical style has emerged as one of the most unique and immediately ...
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Pianist/composer and 2021 Guggenheim Fellow Helen Sung celebrates the work of influential women composers on her latest album Quartet+, crafting new arrangements of tunes by Geri Allen, Carla ...
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It is hard to listen to a posthumous released recording without reflecting on what the world has lost in their absence. Pianist and composer Frank Kimbrough was an ...
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A Fargo artist recently painted a mural of the legendary artist and his historic Fargo recording in 1940. Duke Ellington’s 1940 show at Fargo’s Crystal Ballroom has become ...
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Tigran Hamasyan – piano, keyboards Marc Karapetian – bass Arthur Hnatek – drums ...
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My late chum, Al, an omnivorous jazz fan, often referred wistfully to the kind of music that, if you were strolling along a street and a strain caught ...
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As America and other countries re-emerge from the limitations of 2020, Lisa Hilton and her trio with Rudy Royston and Luques Curtis, enthusiastically embrace the moment with a ...
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At the time of this writing, it’s been a little over three months since an immortal inconceivably departed this world, one of so many bright lights in the ...
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Jazz Interview with jazz pianist Manuel Rocheman. 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 interview with jazz multi-instrumentalist George Colligan. 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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Over a career spanning more than 50 years, Mississippi-born pianist-singer-songwriter Mose Allison (1927-2016) was one of the most influential figures in jazz and modern blues. The self-described “Middle ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist Nikolaj Hess. 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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All songs composed by Dave Brubeck except „Theme for June“, composed by Howard Brubeck. “Broadbent plays Brubeck” is a return to Alan Broadbent’s beginnings. In 1961 when Alan ...
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Matthew Shipp and Whit Dickey have a long history together, spanning almost three decades. While they have been parts of numerous trios and quartets, as far as I ...
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These time-honored songs, lovingly curated, arranged, and performed by pianist/vocalist Patricia Barber and her band, are at last seeing the light of day when the world needs them ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist, arranger and composer Antonio Adolfo. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – Before we jump into anything historical, can you tell us about ...
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Night is Alive is thrilled to release Cryin’ In My Whiskey, a cross-genre collaboration that brings together country western and jazz in the very best way possible. Cryin’ ...
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This third release from South African pianist/ composer Neil Gonsalves is a celebration of the motherland, reflection on life at (and beyond) the age of 50 and clear ...
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Chick Corea Akoustic Band LIVE (teaser) Before he died this February, Chick Corea had been planning to roll out a new concert album by his Akoustic Band, the trio ...
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Of all Brazilian jazz musicians, the name of the pianist, composer and arranger Antonio Adolfo, one of the veterans of Russian jazz, appears most often in our reviews.  ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist Walter Gaeta. 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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At 15, pianist Austin Peralta was recording with Ron Carter; at 22 he was dead—leaving behind almost no trace of his greatness. Frankly, I don’t recall why I ...
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It would have been enough at the turn of the 21st century to say that Herbie Hancock ranks as one of the surviving jazz giants of the 20th century. But ...
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For a relatively recent convert to improvised music, New York–based pianist Helen Sung has a notable zeal for paying tribute to the jazz giants who informed her art. ...
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It’s almost exactly four years since their debut album, Songbook, was glowingly received. If this, their second, had turned out to be more of the same, no one would ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist Lorenz Kellhuber. 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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Procedural Language, the latest collaboration from saxophonist Ivo Perelman and pianist Matthew Shipp, is more than just this duo’s most recent work. Housed in a cardboard foldout with a book and ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and composer Rossano Sportiello. 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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Bill Evans would have earned his place in the jazz history books if only for his role on Miles Davis’ landmark 1959 set Kind of Blue. But the ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist Will Bonness. 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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True improvisers always seek new avenues and vehicles to inspire themselves in their art. Keyboard master Denny Zeitlin and percussion guru George Marsh have continued to push their ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist Arne Torvik. 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 doesn’t seem that long ago that Brad Mehldau was angering jazz purists with his 2002 experimental album Largo, only to follow it up with the more apologetically ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist Guy Mintus. 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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This project showcases a union between two artists expressing their infinite love of the piano after years of joint concerts and international collaboration. Laurent de Wilde is a ...
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In May 1921, James P. Johnson, a 27-year-old piano wizard now largely forgotten, released a composition that shook up pianists across the nation. His “Carolina Shout” became a ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist Matthew Fries. 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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With “Inventions/Reinventions,” Dan Tepfer fills out Bach’s missing two-part inventions with daring free improvisations. “Of course Bach is a million times greater than me,” the pianist Dan Tepfer ...
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Chick Corea was my hero. He was a badass musician with his own musical language—lots of perfect compositions, an incredible harmonic sense, an incredible rhythmic sense and an ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist Gadi Stern. 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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Petersburg label Rainy Days Records has released the fifth album of the American-Venezuelan pianist Benito Gonzales. Famous jazz musicians participated in the recording of the disc at the ...
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Produced by the Apulian label Dodicilune, distributed in Italy and abroad by IRD and in the best online stores by Believe Digital, Claudio Angeleri’s “Music from the castle ...
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Writing about the Black Arts Movement in the 1960s, Larry Neil wrote that he was “radically opposed to any concept of the artist that alienates them from his ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and composer Edward Simon․ 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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James Johnson, who runs the Afro-American Institute of Music in Pittsburgh’s Homewood neighborhood, said it would be tough for any jazz piano player to go through life without ...
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Meaningful musical partnerships can emerge from musicians of any persuasion and background. The language of jazz has tended to be the most pliable, as composers and improvisers have ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and composer Andreas Hertel. 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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Belgian-born, Oslo-based pianist Jonas Cambien couldn’t have chosen better partners than Andreas Wildhagen and André Roligheten to perform his cleverly constructed compositions. On its third studio album, his ...
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When Uri Caine speaks in his deep, low voice, each phrase unfurls with rich, diverse, all-inclusive information. In a fashion, it’s as if the Philadelphia-born pianist and composer is ...
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The legend of the desperation that would be the artist’s muse vanishes when she only appears on stage, on television, on the radio, as soon as she answers ...
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Jazz interview with jazz accordionist and pianist Ben Rosenblum. 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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The unique recording of the last live show Martial Solal played after a 70 year long career. Martial Solal “When I walked onto the stage on January 23, ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and composer Eivind Austad. 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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In American jazz, it is difficult to find a musician who consistently defends the ideas of post-bop in his work and feels so comfortable in the field of ...
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“As soon as I reached retirement age, I was out of there,” says composer Jawanza Kobie. “I had already released my first CD, but I wanted to do ...
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Once upon a time, three musicians, who came of age together during the last century’s thriving free jazz scene in Memphis, joined forces in far off Little Rock. ...
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This remarkable trio recording spans the total arc of creative, structured and intuitive musical creation in the piano trio setting. Known for their work with the quartet “Many ...
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With a name revered in the jazz world but almost totally unrecognised elsewhere, Tommy Flanagan, who died in 2001 aged 71, was the complete pianist. In the late ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and composer Florian Pellissier. 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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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and composer Greg Burk. 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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