September 24, 2021
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Albert Cirera. 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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When Tony Kofi was 16 years old, he had an accident at work. As he fell from a great height, he had a vision of himself playing a ...
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Saxophonist Charles Owens’ Ten Years serves a dual purpose. While Owens is celebrating the first decade of his trio with bassist Andrew Randazzo and drummer Devonne Harris, he hopes that ...
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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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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Petter Wettre. 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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As a fifteen-year-old boy, Dave Liebman, in February 1952, at the Birdland club in New York, he first saw John Coltrane. That day changed his whole life, directing ...
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Nostradamus: The Death of Satan, the ninth release by Zorn’s most intense 21st century ensemble, is a triumph. In this wildly varied program ranging from the softest sacred ...
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For his 20th album as a leader, Kenny Garrett combines the musical history of Detroit with the rich influence of his ancestry. Sounds From the Ancestors is the alto ...
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John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme, recorded near the close of 1964 and released early the following year, inhabits an exalted plane beyond the realm of most other albums, in any ...
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While John Coltrane’s legacy largely focuses on his innovative and influential work as a leader, the saxophonist and composer began his career as a highly respected sideman, who ...
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Allmusic reviewer by Jim Todd stating, “the four horns carved out from the Count Basie band for this Frank Foster-led date get along just fine with drummer Kenny ...
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Heritage/Evolution, Vol. 2 is a celebration of the saxophone. The intrepid PRISM Quartet joins sax icons Ravi Coltrane, Joe Lovano, and Chris Potter to explore their instrument’s dual ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist and artistic director of Brussels Jazz Orchestra Frank Vaganée. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist and vocalist Marcus Joseph. 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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NEWS VIDEOS
Jazzmeia Horn and Her Noble Force, “Lover, Come Back to Me” When we last caught up with Jazzmeia Horn, she was stretching her wings with a new book and an ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Riley Stone-Lonergan. 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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“Duke Robillard originally became well-known as the founder and leader of Roomful Of Blues (1967-79), his playing with the Fabulous Thunderbirds, and his many projects in the blues ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Joseph Herbst. 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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Featuring a rocksteady yet explosive rhythm section of Richard D. Johnson (piano), Jeremiah Hunt (bass), and Michael Piolet (drums), Altoizm is seven tracks and 42 minutes of original ...
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At the end of my (what else?) rave review for the smooth jazz maestro and master showman’s holiday livestream bonanza Dave Koz & Friends: The Greatest Hits of ...
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Hayden, Golia, Dave Douglas, Joshua Redman, Matthew Shipp. His sound became more daring and interesting, and his imagination was overflowing with ideas. Unlike, alas, many jazzmen, Lewis is ...
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In JD Allen’s liner notes for ‘Queen City’, it becomes clear that he spent a great deal of time during the pandemic thinking about “what to do with ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Thomas Agergaard. 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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From one of  those worlds came the earthly embodiment of the musician, philosopher, keyboardist, composer, arranger, bandleader, visionary known to mere mortals as Le Sony’Ra or more commonly ...
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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 saxophonist Greg Yasinitsky. 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 most famous and probably greatest jazz baritonist of all time, Gerry Mulligan was a giant. A flexible soloist who was always ready to jam with anyone from ...
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Claus Waidtløw has been one of the most highly respected jazz musicians in Denmark for nearly two decades. Originally an alto saxophonist, Waidtløw is primarily known today for ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Miles Donahue. 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 saxophonist Thomas Borgmann. 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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Pierre Bertrand has developed a long-standing collaboration with the painter and plastic artist Jean-Antoine Hierro, who notably produced a painting that constituted the cover of the album Joy ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Johannes Enders. 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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Obed Calvaire, Bob Franceschini, Kevin Hays, and Orlando Le Fleming will be releasing their album, Whole Lotta Love: The Music of Led Zeppelin with Chesky Records this summer. ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Dustin Laurenzi. An very small interview by email in writing, because the intellect of this musician was not enough to answer all our ...
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It’s barely six months since Chris Potter single-handedly created the best jazz album of 2020. Back then, social distancing dictated that he play all the saxes, guitars, keyboards ...
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Retirement is out of the question for Klaus Doldinger, who celebrates his 85th birthday on 12 May 2021. Always devoted to his passion for music, his ears are ...
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Originating from the Duo FJORD the Richie Winkler Project features now four musicians RICHIE WINKLER, BURKHARD FRAUENLOB, WOLFRAM DERSCHMIDT and CHRISTIAN STOLZ, each one an expert in interpreting ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Dean Tsur. 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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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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As an art form, jazz has been notoriously slow to include women instrumentalists, but Tia Fuller — jazz saxophonist, composer and professor at Berklee College of Music — ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist and clarinetist Steven Kamperman. 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 doesn’t have to sound elitist, snobbish or deadly serious. Many of the greats of this popular music shifted aesthetic boundaries and mucked up. Stephanie Lottermoser from the ...
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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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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Francesco Amenta. 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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Sweet jazz saxophone magic Francesco Amenta – MIDTOWN WALK:  I just love original jazz, and seven of the eight tunes on this sweet jazz saxophone album were penned ...
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The musical life of the American jazz saxophonist Gary Bartz is busy and eventful. The eighty-year-old American Bartz jammed with Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan and Pharoah Sanders at ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist John Helliwell. An interview by email in writing. I do not know why this gentleman wrote the answers to my questions in capital letters․ ...
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A good piece of rocking jazz, miles away from an academic approach but with a good shot of euphoric guitar and down-to-earth energy instead. Here the band “Tini ...
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The ElectroAcoustic Ensemble was formed in 1990 as a sextet to explore the possibilities of real-time signal processing in an improvising context. and shortly became an opus magnum ...
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For many years Evan Parker, one of the greatest post-Coltrane saxophonists, has played a monthly gig at the London club The Vortex. These gigs in part illustrate Evan’s ...
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In 1993, Steen Vig was one of the danish musicians to receive the Jazzpar Award which consisted of appearances on the Jazzpar concert tour with the opportunity of ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Helene Arntzen. 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 saxophonist Frank Roberscheuten. 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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What happens when the greatest sound mystic in jazz blows against electronic sound machines and a symphony orchestra? A great late work by the eighty-year-old saxophonist Pharoah Sanders. ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Christine Abdelnour. 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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On April 6, 2021, an album based on an interesting concept will be available for sale. Two Polish musicians inspired by Haruki Murakami’s idea described in one of ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist and clarinetist Francesco Bearzatti. 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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As I write these words in Chicago during May of 2020 and look back on the week of activity in January that led to these recordings with István ...
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“Morricone Stories” is a 2021 studio album dedicated to the work of Ennio Morricone, jazz saxophonist Stefano Di Battista featuring a jazz ensemble. The album contains twelve jazz ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Giovanni Cigui. 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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