September 24, 2021
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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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Carlos Henriquez, “The South Bronx Story” Anyone in the greater orbit of Jazz at Lincoln Center has long understood the depth of authority and feeling that Carlos Henriquez ...
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The 2021 NEA Jazz Masters cover a dizzying range of style between them, and more than 200 years of working experience. Below, find tributes in the form of one track ...
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Jen Shyu, “Living’s a Gift | Part 3: My Unsolved Regrets” Zero Grasses: Ritual For the Losses is the latest artistic statement from Jen Shyu, a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and ...
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Gary Bartz, “The Message” The Jazz is Dead series, an ongoing project of producers Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge, has honored a steady succession of veteran groove warriors, ...
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Jane Monheit, “On the Sunny Side of the Street / Get Happy” Come What May, the elegant new album by Jane Monheit, acknowledges both a career milestone and some ...
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Jazzmeia Horn, “Where We Are” The title of Jazzmeia Horn’s new single, “Where We Are,” refers to more than a physical location. Conceived during the painful uncertainty of ...
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Trio Grande, “Elli Yeled Tov” The members of Trio Grande — Israeli guitarist Gilad Hekselman, British-born saxophonist Will Vinson and Mexican drummer Antonio Sánchez — share an effervescent spirit as ...
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Warren Wolf, “Winter Wonderland” If you’ve been keeping up with holiday jazz albums in recent years, you’re well aware that vibraphonist Warren Wolf played a key role on It’s ...
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Trumpeter, bandleader and composer Wynton Marsalis will be next up for the Living Jazz Call & Response series, a unique series of intimate conversations with interesting jazz musicians. Those icons ...
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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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1930: The Orquesta Típica is out and the Conjunto is in The year 1930 marked a turning point in the development of popular Cuban music. Traditional outdoor ensembles ...
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Along with some duo magic from Esperanza Spalding and Fred Hersch, and a ray of sunshine from Matt Wilson. Georgia Anne Muldrow (as Jyoti), “This Walk” The singer-songwriter, ...
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Music of renewal, reassurance and reminiscence. Laurin Talese, “I Like You, You’re Nice” Blossom Dearie composed the music for “I Like You, You’re Nice,” a song that first appeared on ...
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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, “Quarantine Blues” Last Friday, Jazz at Lincoln Center dropped a welcome surprise: “Quarantine Blues,” a swinging tune for our socially ...
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Here is some brand-new music with the lift we all need. Gilfema, “Têkê” Several weeks ago, before it was considered a rare privilege to experience live music in ...
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Extraordinary times call for extraordinary music. This edition of Take Five delivers on that front, with selections from noteworthy albums on the near horizon or in the immediate ...
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Along with the latest magical hookup by Béla Fleck and Toumani Diabaté. Chris Dingman, “Hijinks and Wizardry” The rounded, burnished glow in Chris Dingman’s music probably has a ...
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Among the many things Jason Moran has demonstrated over the last 20 years is this: the man knows his way around a love song. Not that they take ...
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Along with choice new music from Jeff Davis and Kandace Springs. Kenny Barron & Dave Holland Trio, “Without Deception” The history of collaboration between pianist Kenny Barron and ...
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It’s time to start making your plans. After all, the Winter Jazzfest is right around the corner — and its wild profusion of sounds and scenes can feel totally ...
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Originally published on December 10, 2019 10:00 am There may East Coast/West Coast beefs in other forms of music, but jazz is all-embracing. This year’s edition of A Jazz Piano ...
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Have you broken the seal on Christmas music yet? Because we sure have. We’ve already talked here about Big Band Holidays II, the latest season’s greeting from the ...
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The “OASIS” project is a collaboration between the French harpist Isabelle Olivier and the famous American guitarist and composer Rez Abbasi, born in Pakistan. The combination of harp ...
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Thanksgiving is upon us, and with it comes a call to gratitude.  So in this Take Five, we offer reasons to be thankful. It’s a totally stacked week ...
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Also: new music by Nicholas Payton, Michael Dease, Nels Cline with Yuka Honda, and Big Band of Brothers. Michele Rosewoman’s New Yor-Uba, “We Need You Now (Elegguá, Oggún, ...
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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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Miles Okazaki’s Trickster, “Lighthouse” Trickster, a four-piece band led by guitarist Miles Okazaki, is best understood in both cerebral and visceral terms. On the one hand, it’s a ...
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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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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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