February 27, 2020
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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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  “Reflections on Count Basie” – Chief conductor Bob Mintzer & WDR Big Band present the music of Count Basie – Full Concert, Philharmony of Cologne – 29th ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist, fluteist and singer Kim Cypher. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Carl Harris. 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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In the words of bandleader Jan Kus, ‘Moving Up’ is a song about optimism and determination:  “This song is a sort of Slavo-Rican anthem. It’s about dealing with ...
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When the joy and thrill of music-making gushes out of your speakers with a life force such as this, you know you’re onto a good thing. Saxophone Summit is ...
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Saxophonist, clarinetist and flutist Gene Jefferson — one of the finest human beings and greatest musicians I have ever known — died on Wednesday at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Damian Nisenson. 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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Ray Santos, a saxophonist, composer, arranger rightly known to Latin music fans as “El Maestro,” died on Oct. 17. He was 90. His death was announced by his ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist James Hughes. 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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At North Sea Jazz – The Netherlands – July 13, 2019 Ronnie Cuber baritone sax Tineke Postma alto sax Maarten Hogenhuis alto sax Rein de Graaff piano Marius ...
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Jazz interview with jazz Baritone saxophonist Tini Thomsen. 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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Also: Dick Hyman and Ken Peplowski finesse the songs of Lerner & Loewe, and Tyshawn Sorey goes deep with Marilyn Crispell. David S. Ware Quartet, “Crossing Samsara, Part ...
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The music hailed from classic saxophone quartets (typically comprising soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone) can be very exciting when in the hands of wise, influential musicians. Good examples ...
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Good Hope is an album masterfully crafted by three giants of American and Indian music: an international supergroup of musicians who individually have played vital roles in pioneering advances ...
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George Garzone, stalwart tenorman and hero of Boston’s thriving jazz scene, performs with The Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors. The program at Berklee’s Cafe 939 The Red Room on ...
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Tenor Saxophone Legend George Coleman Finally Leads Longstanding Group into the Studio on Majestic New Album, Showcasing Two Decades of Scintillating Chemistry. The Quartet, out September 27 via ...
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Saxophonist John Coltrane was born on Sept. 23, 1926. On what would have been his 93rd birthday, scholar and historian David Tegnell offers this guest installment of Deep ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist James Brandon Lewis. 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 saxophonist Marc Jufer. 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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Tenor saxophonist Diego Rivera connects all the dots with a wide pallet of colors on his aptly entitled new release “Connections.” The album’s exciting musical program features brilliant ...
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