April 18, 2021
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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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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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What do the jazz greats Albert Mangelsdorff, Michael Wollny, Julian and Roman Wasserfuhr, Richie Beirach, Clark Terry and Lee Konitz have in common? Or rather: Who …? German ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Jason Seizer. 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 Jeff Ellwood. 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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Carl Winther is known as one of Denmark’s best young piano players. Son of the world famous composer and trumpet player, Jens Winther, he started touring at an ...
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Greek tragedy meets American ingenuity in Iphigenia, the long-awaited opera by Wayne Shorter and Esperanza Spalding. A mythical work in progress for the last several years, it has now reached ...
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Gene Lees writes,“Stan Getz was once asked his idea of the perfect tenor saxophone soloist. His answer was, ‘My technique, Al Cohn’s ideas, and Zoot’s time.’ The fulfillment ...
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Charles Lloyd is too graciously, fully alive to set in iconic aspic, his latest golden era still in mid-flow aged 82, when his surviving sax peers, Sonny Rollins ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist David Larsen. 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 Paul Schubert. 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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Baritone saxophonist David Larsen, an experienced musician who has collected diplomas from several universities and is now receiving his next degree at the Washington State University, in his ...
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An impressive album from start to finish, and totally unexpected after a little over ten years of silence by this excellent saxophonist with an illustrious career. But it ...
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Saxophonist Ivo Perelman had a productive 2020, releasing several superb recordings with various ensembles. He starts off 2021 with a bang as well, with the stimulating Garden of ...
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Jazz interview with smooth jazz saxophonist Konstantin Klashtorni. 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 Mark Hynes. 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 Ryan Devlin. 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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Charlie Ventura, one of the most popular, fondly-remembered, and singular saxophone voices in this history of jazz, is the star of these two legendary recording sessions that have ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Silke Eberhard. 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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Thirty-five years ago, Joe Henderson released a pair of albums under an evocative title, “The State of the Tenor.” Because February is Tenor Saxophone Month, we decided to ...
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The very title of the album suggests that it is not only about the music. And indeed it is. A composer and saxophonist from North Carolina, a graduate ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Muriel Grossmann. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – Before we jump into anything historical, can you tell us about what we ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Gregory Tardy. 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 new work by American veteran tenor saxophone player Rick Margitza, who has also been in the Miles Davis band, is dedicated to those who have died in ...
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The fourth annual edition of an award for up-and-coming talent honored two artists with sterling credentials. On Saturday night, the LetterOne Rising Stars Jazz Award went to alto saxophonist Immanuel ...
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There comes a time when musical expression flows directly from the soul—unimpeded, unfiltered. Unmasked. A point when the modes of expression—the way a person plays and sings, the ...
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Joe Lovano’s debut, Trio Tapestry, was one of 2019’s most talked-about releases. Their concept is taken to the next level on Garden of Expression. Lovano is a saxophonist ...
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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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