January 21, 2021
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Jazz interview with jazz soprano saxophonist Roberto Ottaviano. 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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Miguel Zenón and Luis Perdomo, “La Vida Es Un Sueño” Alto saxophonist Miguel Zenón and pianist Luis Perdomo share a deep history of collaboration — going back to ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Patrick Brennan. 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 Krzysztof Kuśmierek. 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 the bad saxophonist Sam Weinberg. 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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Avant-garde tenor saxist Ivo Perelman is celebrating his having reached 100 albums by releasing three new ones. Shamanism is one of these. Recorded in Brooklyn during April 2018, this collection, ...
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Jeff Clayton, an alto saxophonist and flutist who cut a wide swath as a sideman, and who stood front and center in the Clayton Brothers Quintet and the ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Sam Gill. 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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Without a doubt, Paquito is the # 1 saxophonist and clarinetist on the current world scene of Latin Jazz. And Cargo Music from CLAZZ, is proud and honored ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Alexey Kruglov. 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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He was nicknamed Bird and he soared in his music – if not in his life. For the centenary of the saxophonist who redefined jazz, today’s players reveal ...
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Benny Golson pulls the microphone off the stand to tell the audience at Ronnie Scott’s a story, and the cable drops out of the bottom of it. “This is ...
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Branford and Wynton Marsalis Are Keeping New York’s Jazz Scene Alive. New York is not the birthplace of jazz but rather its town square, where discipline is sharpened ...
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«Forge» is a meeting between three heavyweights of the German free-improv scene. Pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach, 82 years old, belongs to the legendary, pioneer generation of free improvisers ...
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By the mid-1950s, tenor saxophonist Stan Getz had become a sensation as a soloist and started to be featured in films. A few years later, Getz’s horn could ...
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The Kaleidoscope Quintet, a stellar collaborative project co-led by master saxophonists Dave Liebman and Joe Lovano (also co-leaders of Saxophone Summit), includes vocalist Judi Silvano, bassist Tony Marino ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Dayna Stephens. 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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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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Boss tenors take charge. I don’t know how else to put it. When a boss tenor plays a ballad, a mid-tempo tune or a barn-burner, the saxophone’s sound ...
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Dexter Gordon lived in Europe for 14 years.  It was obviously congenial because during that period he produced some of his best work.  When Bertrand Tavernier wanted to ...
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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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As a tight, longstanding jazz ensemble, Yellowjackets has explored a universe all its own of electro-acoustic soundscapes in its nearly four-decade history. For ‘Jackets XL’, its 25th album ...
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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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Kahil El’Zabar’s music hinges on the drummer/percussionist’s paroxysms. He gets himself into a groaning, head-swiveling (and mesmerizing) trance, seeming almost to lose control—except he never misses a beat ...
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While this isn’t possible and wouldn’t be even if they were still with us today, tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley was lucky to have them behind him on February ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Pekka Skogberg. 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 Sophia Smith. 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 Eric Marienthal. 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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Dayna Stephens, ranked first-place Rising Star Tenor Saxophonist in the 2019 Downbeat Critics Poll, is proud to follow up his acclaimed 2020 trio release Liberty with his 10th ...
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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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Well-known Supertramp Saxophonist John Helliwell releases his brand new album, Ever Open Door, on Challenge Records. John Helliwell writes: “Ever Open Door is an appropriate title for this album because ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Fredrik Lindborg. 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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Specific reasons led to piano-less quartet becoming a vehicle for the more explorative jazz practitioners of the 1950s and 1960s, namely, directness of group sound and the increased ...
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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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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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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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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Walt Weiskopf. 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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Off the heels of 2018’s Grammy-nominated album, Heart of Brazil: The Music of Egberto Gismonti, comes jazz clarinet icon Eddie Daniels’ new project paying tribute to the world-renowned ...
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Walt Weiskopf and his European Quartet is a well-rehearsed combination. This cast has recorded now two albums together and so they know each other every well. You feel ...
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This album is part of the recordings I made on the occasion of the concerts of the 1st edition of the fonè Music Festival Piaggio 2019. The concerts ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Benny Rubin Jr. 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 members of the original Joshua Redman Quartet—Redman (saxophone), Brad Mehldau (piano), Christian McBride (bass), and Brian Blade (drums)—reunite with the July 10, 2020 release of RoundAgain, 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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The Conference Call 4tet has existed in different configurations for around two decades and currently consists of the German saxophonist Gebhard Ullmann, the American bass player Joe Fonda, ...
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What do you get when you pair two visionaries who happen to be kindred spirits? You get an ace in the hole! Multi Grammy award-winners trumpeter/flugelhornist Randy Brecker ...
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On the morning of Sept. 13, 1971, state troopers fired their weapons at prisoners in Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York who were protesting the jarring environs ...
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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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Precious few of us get to live until age 93, even fewer can look back at that point over 76-year career, and even fewer can see a lifelong ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Tony Kofi. 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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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Benjamin Boone. 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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Soul Food – Cooking with Maceo’ blends raw, old school funk with the flavours of the New Orleans school of music. Parker worked with Ivan Neville, Nikki Glaspie ...
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Polish pianist Marcin Wasilewski augments his crisply articulate piano trio – featuring bassist Slawomir Kurkiewicz and drummer Michal Miskiewicz – with the addition of great American saxophonist Joe ...
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In the chordless trio tradition of tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins on A Night at The Village Vanguard (1957) and alto saxophonist Lee Konitz with his Motion (1961), alto ...
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An easygoing, straightahead venture, Another Place is a fitting title for Karen Sharp’s latest effort. The U.K. saxophonist, a member of the Nikki Iles Jazz Orchestra, has pared ...
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One day in the late Nineties, Dave Lombardo, the metal drumming powerhouse best known for bringing a tornado-like fury to Slayer’s early thrash masterpieces, was driving from San Francisco to ...
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Initially from St. Thomas but now based in Toronto, Canada, saxophonist, composer and educator Sophia Smith has formed her own modern jazz ensemble, The Sophia Smith Quartet, showcasing ...
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French soprano saxophonist Stephane Spira and Italian-born pianist Giovanni Mirabassi recorded their first album together back in 2009. Improkofiev is the pair’s first collaboration since then. After a ...
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On June 4, the iconoclastic composer, esteemed academic/pedagogical luminary, and free-jazz firebrand Anthony Braxton turned 75 years old. To trace the course of Braxton’s career, from its beginnings ...
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The former James Brown collaborator talks to Martin Chilton about growing up in segregated America, wangling saxophone lessons from Sonny Rollins, and how his civil rights anthem has ...
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