May 26, 2020
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Sam Gendel. An interview by email in writing. There are also such fools who appear to be the bad musicians, to be burned. ...
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Long time musical associates Walter Smith III and Matthew Stevens perform in a multiplicity of projects at the vanguard of the international jazz & improvised music scene, touring ...
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Alto saxophone great Richie Cole once referred to in Downbeat magazine as “the sax machine,” has died at the age of 72. Cole is believed to have passed away ...
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BLUES INTERVIEWS VIDEOS Woman in Jazz & Blues
Interview with Mexican versatile saxophonist Evelyn Rubio: Crossing Blues & Soul Borders. How has the Blues, Soul and Rock counterculture influenced your views of the world and the ...
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Charles Owens is in his element when he plays jazz with his saxophone, dressed in a dark suit, red tie and black fedora.  Before the coronavirus pandemic, he ...
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An all-star quintet whose members hardly need any introduction, the members of this unusual band have been major forces in jazz for some forty- five years. What sets ...
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Jazz interview with jazz guitarist Marcus Halver and saxophonist Oliver Wendt. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and ...
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Giuseppi Logan, a saxophonist, clarinetist and flutist whose esteemed career in free jazz bracketed a mysterious absence of almost 40 years, died on Friday at the Lawrence Nursing ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Bernd Suchland. 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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Ivo Perelman and Matt Shipp have made several recordings together and seem to have found, in each other’s playing, approach to improvisation and delivery a musical dizygotic twin. ...
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Lee Konitz, an exemplar of modern jazz improvisation, and arguably the most influential alto saxophone soloist after bebop progenitor Charlie Parker, died on Wednesday at Lenox Hill Hospital ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Doug Stone. 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 deluge of political divisiveness, horrific violence and hateful rhetoric that seem to have polluted our lives on a daily basis over the last few years have left ...
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Jazz interview with Jazz saxophonist Frederic Borey. 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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ARTISTS BOOKS VIDEOS
The partnership between the British saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings and a group of South African musicians has produced an imaginative second album… If jazz is looking to reinvent itself ...
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Shabaka Hutchings has been thinking about the end a lot. “For there to be a change, there needs to be the end of what we want changed,” he ...
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The African saxophone legend Manu Dibango has died in Paris after catching coronavirus. Dibango – best known for his 1972 hit Soul Makossa – is one of the ...
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Sonny Rollins is, by any reasonable estimation, a genius. He is jazz’s greatest living improviser, able to imbue his solos with wry humor, surprise, brilliant logical form and ...
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Nobody likes being typecast — and the UK-based percussionist Sarathy Korwar is no exception. But because he grew up in India and has a predilection for jazz, he ...
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A fount of harmonic ingenuity, melodic integrity, and rhythmic authority, Jerry Bergonzi has long been a standard-bearer of sorts for the jazz community. A prolific composer prone to ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist and fluteist Niko Zeidler. 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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Including the latest from Reverso, co-led by Ryan Keberle and Frank Woeste. Kamasi Washington, “Street Fighter Mas” Almost exactly one year ago, saxophonist Kamasi Washington made his debut ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and saxophonist Gordon Goodwin. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a matter ...
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Two totally infectious sets from Decoy — the trio of John Edwards, Steve Noble, and Alexander Hawkins — reunited with pocket trumpet and saxophone player Joe McPhee on the closing night of his four day residency ...
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Roy Nathanson is most often identified as a jazz saxophonist, but he is also an actor, a teacher and a poet. When he plays on stage, he is ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Miguel Zenon. 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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Jamey Aebersold gladly gave a small reward to a student who came up with the name of a jazz tune he played that was based merely on several ...
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Jazz interview with jazz baritone saxophonist Keith O’Rourke. 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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Saxophonist Jeff Rupert has performed and recorded with the likes of Diane Schuur, Mel Tormé, Kevin Mahogany, Ernestine Anderson, and Benny Carter’s Grammy winning Harlem Renaissance album. Rupert ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Nikola Bankov. 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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Jimmy Heath, a saxophonist, composer, arranger, educator and 2003 NEA Jazz Master who came of age in the bebop era, and did much to sway the course of ...
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Today, saxophonist Doug Stone lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and is an assistant professor of jazz studies at the University of Louisiana. But during his long career in ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist, bass clarinetist and composer Sokratis Votskos. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s ...
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Charles Lloyd, “Requiem (Live From the Loberto Theatre)” For saxophonist Charles Lloyd, 2018 unfolded as a festive year: his 80th, with celebrations at the Newport Jazz Festival, at ...
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With ‘Houben and Son’, Steve and Greg Houben lift the lid on their family craft and blow together for the first time. A jazz record that is also ...
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New from Big Round Records comes jazz composer and pianist Paul English’s GIRL IN GREEN. The album features never-before-heard renditions of immortal classics as well as English’s original ...
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An exciting new international trio initiated by Scandinavian saxophonist Torben Snekkestad, accompanied by two esteemed international players in the field of improvised music – the Spanish pianist Agustн ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Dave O’Higgins. 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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Posi-Tone debuts their latest musical collective under the apt title of Works For Me. This carefully curated presentation by Producer Marc Free focuses on combining the individual talents ...
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The 62nd annual Grammy Awards take place on Sunday, Jan. 26 — and Melissa Aldana will be there, as a nominee in the category of Best Improvised Jazz Solo. ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Pureum Jin. 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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A striking album of new music from pianist/composer Carla Bley, whose trio with Andy Sheppard and Steve Swallow is now in its 25th year. Individual associations among the ...
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In the 1950s, everyone knew Lerner and Loewe’s music: songs such as “On the Street Where You Live,” “Gigi,” “The Rain in Spain,” and “They Call the Wind ...
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THE VERVE ALBUMS COLLECTION Among the most creative and prolific saxophonists of his generation, Lee Konitz was one of few altoists working in the early fifties who retained ...
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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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Buddy Terry, a saxophonist who worked in a broad array of styles and situations — making his most enduring contribution in the realm of soul jazz, and on ...
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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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“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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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist, reed player and composer Anders Lønne Grønseth. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. ...
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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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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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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Binker Golding. 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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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist and composer Matt Olson. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a matter ...
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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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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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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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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Manuel Dunkel. 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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