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  • The Funky Tune That Was Too Big For Miles Davis

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    Patrick Jarenwattananon
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:36 am
    Trumpeter Wallace Roney played Davis' understudy for many years. So it was fitting when he resurrected a long-lost orchestral composition that Wayne Shorter wrote for his mentor.» E-Mail This
  • INTERVIEW: Jazz Musician of the Day: Clifford Brown

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    AllAboutJazz.com
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:09 am
    All About Jazz is celebrating Clifford Brown's birthday today! He was the most brilliant trumpet player of his generation, an original and memorable composer, a dynamic stage presence and one of the authentic legends of modern jazz. Clifford Brown was born October 30, 1930 in Wilmington, Delaware. As a young high school student Brown began playing trumpet and within a very short time was active in college and other youth bands... Read more...
  • Top 50+ Jazz Albums For the Week of 27 October 2014 - JazzWeek

    Elements of Jazz
    Donna M
    26 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Here are the top 50+ Jazz albums that received the most airplay on US, Canadian and internet radio stations from last week!Which albums are going to make it on your Top Ten list for 2014?  Let me know on Twitter or Facebook! For your listening pleasure this week, a 50 minute set of Raul Midón and Richard Bona performing at Jazz in Marciac 2011 ~ Enjoy!     GERRY GIBBS THRASHER DREAM TRIO We’re Back (Whaling City Sounds) MARK ELF Mark Elf Returns 2014 (Jen Bay, Inc.) STANLEY CLARKE BAND Up (Mack Avenue) AKIKO Commencement (At) ORRIN EVANS Liberation Blues (Smoke…
  • Paul McCartney revisits 'Venus and Mars,' Flaming Lips remake 'Sgt. Pepper's'

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    Keith Spera, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:24 am
    Deluxe reissue of 'Wings at the Speed of Sound' features an outtake with Led Zeppelin's John Bonham
  • Take Five With Dr. Jack Cooper

    MUSIC JAZZ - Yahoo News Search Results
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:51 am
    Meet Dr. Jack Cooper: Jack Cooper, has a wide range of experience as a performer, composer, and educator. His most recent CD recording of his compositions/arrangements, Mists -The Music of Charles Ives for Jazz Orchestra (Planet Arts Records, 2014) was released in August to critical acclaim in the Chicago Tribune and All About Jazz.
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  • The Funky Tune That Was Too Big For Miles Davis

    Patrick Jarenwattananon
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:36 am
    Trumpeter Wallace Roney played Davis' understudy for many years. So it was fitting when he resurrected a long-lost orchestral composition that Wayne Shorter wrote for his mentor.» E-Mail This
  • Roy Hargrove On Piano Jazz

    27 Oct 2014 | 9:41 am
    On this episode of Piano Jazz from 1998, Hargrove joins host Marian McPartland for "I Wish I Knew," and McPartland performs her original "Threnody."» E-Mail This
  • Who Sang It First? Mockingbirds And Musicians Cover Each Other In New Orleans

    Eve Abrams
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    The mockingbird is known for latching on to sounds and repeating them. But in the case of a certain four-note phrase New Orleans musicians use to communicate, the bird may be the original artist.» E-Mail This
  • Happy Birthday, Blue Note

    23 Oct 2014 | 1:13 pm
    The iconic record company turns 75 this year, and to celebrate, it threw a concert featuring both its living legends and rising stars. Hear highlights and reflections on the label's influence.» E-Mail This
  • Herbie Hancock: 'On A Path To Find My Own Answer'

    NPR Staff
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:31 am
    In a candid interview, the ever-innovative pianist traces the lines between Buddhist chants, Sly Stone and Miles Davis, while shedding new light on some hard facts about his past.» E-Mail This
 
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  • INTERVIEW: Jazz Musician of the Day: Clifford Brown

    AllAboutJazz.com
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:09 am
    All About Jazz is celebrating Clifford Brown's birthday today! He was the most brilliant trumpet player of his generation, an original and memorable composer, a dynamic stage presence and one of the authentic legends of modern jazz. Clifford Brown was born October 30, 1930 in Wilmington, Delaware. As a young high school student Brown began playing trumpet and within a very short time was active in college and other youth bands... Read more...
  • WEBSITE: Improved Searching at All About Jazz and Jazz Near You

    AllAboutJazz.com
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    All About Jazz and Jazz Near You readers can now conduct a website database search or a Google relevancy search from one convenient location by clicking the magnifying glass icon to the left of "Home" directly under "all about jazz" (or "jazz near you") on every page. In addition to fast access to multiple search options from one location, we also added more search criteria. For instance, users can now search for events by a specific day. So, if you are curious to see who is playing next Friday, you no longer have to scroll multiple pages, which is a timesaver for users living in jny: New…
  • INTERVIEW: Jazz Musician of the Day: Zoot Sims

    AllAboutJazz.com
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:09 am
    All About Jazz is celebrating Zoot Sims' birthday today! John Haley "Zoot" Sims was born in Inglewood, California. Growing up in a vaudeville family, Sims learned to play both drums and clarinet at an early age. His father was a vaudeville hoofer, and Sims prided himself on remembering many of the steps his father taught him. Following in the footsteps of Lester Young, Sims developed into an innovative tenor saxophonist. Throughout his career, he played with renowned bands... Read more...
  • MUSIC INDUSTRY: Is Bandcamp's "Subscribe" Feature the Answer to Sustainable Digital Music Consumption, or Has Streaming Won the Race?

    AllAboutJazz.com
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    By Tyler Hayes,A Freelance Writer and Blogger Bandcamp is a website on a mission to provide musicians with the tools necessary to sell their recorded music&#151both digitally and physically. it's an easy way for artists to give their fans a solid commerce experience and make more money than selling through itunes or amazon.A Despite all the positive work the company is doing in the music space, it still appears to be focused on selling downloads. This seems like a problem as the social consciousness is wrapped around the idea of unlimited and on-demand music streaming being the solution…
  • VIDEO / DVD: Count Basie Quartet: 1968

    AllAboutJazz.com
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    m: Count Basie's piano is deceiving. We're so used to hearing the pow of his band after one of his abbreviated blues introductions that we forgot just how glorious a player he was. In the following video, we have a chance to hear and see Basie's minimalist swing style develop in the raw, without brass or reeds crashing in. As you listen, you realize that the band was really an explosive extension of Basie's pianistic sketches. You also get to hear Basie stripped down, which provides a fuller sense of how mighty he was as a modest blues stylist. And dig the history of Basie's theme, One…
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    Elements of Jazz

  • Top 50+ Jazz Albums For the Week of 27 October 2014 - JazzWeek

    Donna M
    26 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Here are the top 50+ Jazz albums that received the most airplay on US, Canadian and internet radio stations from last week!Which albums are going to make it on your Top Ten list for 2014?  Let me know on Twitter or Facebook! For your listening pleasure this week, a 50 minute set of Raul Midón and Richard Bona performing at Jazz in Marciac 2011 ~ Enjoy!     GERRY GIBBS THRASHER DREAM TRIO We’re Back (Whaling City Sounds) MARK ELF Mark Elf Returns 2014 (Jen Bay, Inc.) STANLEY CLARKE BAND Up (Mack Avenue) AKIKO Commencement (At) ORRIN EVANS Liberation Blues (Smoke…
  • Herbie Hancock: 'On A Path To Find My Own Answer'

    Donna M
    25 Oct 2014 | 11:50 pm
  • Top 50 Jazz Albums For the Week of 20 October 2014 - JazzWeek

    Donna M
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:25 pm
    Here are the top 50 Jazz albums that received the most airplay on US, Canadian and internet radio stations from last week!Which albums are going to make it on your Top Ten list for 2014?  Let me know on Twitter or Facebook! For your listening pleasure this week, my friend and Seattle jazz phenom Thomas Marriott talks about his bad-ass new album Urban Folklore with pianist Orrin Evans, bassist Eric Revis and drummer Donald Edwards ~ Enjoy!-     GERRY GIBBS THRASHER DREAM TRIO We’re Back (Whaling City Sounds) MARK ELF Mark Elf Returns 2014 (Jen Bay, Inc.) CHICK COREA…
  • Top 50 Jazz Albums For the Week of 13 October 2014 - JazzWeek

    Donna M
    12 Oct 2014 | 10:15 pm
    Here are the top 50 Jazz albums that received the most airplay on US, Canadian and internet radio stations from last week!Which albums are going to make it on your Top Ten list for 2014?  Let me know on Twitter or Facebook! For your listening pleasure this week - vocalist, composer, arranger Carmen Lundy and the energy that went into creating  Soul to Soul. SEATTLE ALERT - Ms. Lundy will be at Triple Door on Tuesday, 14 October 2014 as a part of the Earshot Jazz Festival!     MARK ELF Mark Elf Returns 2014 (Jen Bay, Inc.) GERRY GIBBS THRASHER DREAM TRIO We’re Back…
  • Top 50 Jazz Albums For the Week 6 October 2014 - JazzWeek

    Donna M
    5 Oct 2014 | 10:25 pm
    Here are the top 50 Jazz albums that received the most airplay on US, Canadian and internet radio stations from last week!Which albums are going to make it on your Top Ten list for 2014?  Let me know on Twitter or Facebook! For your listening pleasure today, Spain based jazz fusion band Patáx's tribute to Michael Jackson. Enjoy!     MARK ELF Mark Elf Returns 2014 (Jen Bay, Inc.) GERRY GIBBS THRASHER DREAM TRIO We’re Back (Whaling City Sounds) BOBBY BROOM My Shining Hour (Origin) SEAN JONES im.pro.vise - never before seen (Mack Avenue) AKIKO Commencement (At)
 
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  • Take Five With Dr. Jack Cooper

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:51 am
    Meet Dr. Jack Cooper: Jack Cooper, has a wide range of experience as a performer, composer, and educator. His most recent CD recording of his compositions/arrangements, Mists -The Music of Charles Ives for Jazz Orchestra (Planet Arts Records, 2014) was released in August to critical acclaim in the Chicago Tribune and All About Jazz.
  • SpokFrevo Orquestra -- Spok Frevo Orquestra at Jazz at Lincoln Center

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:50 am
    Frevo—a feverish, exuberant dance music from the state of Pernambuco in northeastern Brazil—made its Big Apple debut last night (October 25th, 2014) at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Appel Theater.
  • Artist Profile: Rapper Munch keeps his focus on the music

    29 Oct 2014 | 8:29 pm
    All genres of music carry with them a certain persona expected of its musicians. There’s the somber, tormented jazz artist, the hedonistic rock star and the effortlessly cool rapper. The persona feeds the music, and the music feeds the persona — but both avenues can be dangerous. Too much of the first and your music becomes generic and forced. read more
  • St. Charles school jazz band teams with dance group, orchestra

    29 Oct 2014 | 6:55 pm
    ST. CHARLES – The Thompson Middle School Jazz Ensemble will be part of an event on Saturday that will offer swing dance lessons and live music.
  • Herbie Hancock

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:50 am
    Herbie Hancock is a true icon of modern music: a jazz pianist and composer whose illustrious career has spanned seven decades, fourteen Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, and most recently, a Kennedy Center Honor.
 
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    Wynton Marsalis New

  • Big Band Holidays U.S. Tour 2014

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:58 am
    The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant celebrate “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” with a 3-week, 12-city Big Band Holidays U.S. Tour. Kicking off the holiday season with messages of peace and good cheer, the Big Band Holidays U.S. Tour commences on December 1 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and ends on December 21 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Tour dates include four performances at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall, located at Broadway at 60th Street in New York, New York. At this joyous concert event…
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Family Concert: Who is Tito Puente?

    8 Oct 2014 | 11:52 pm
    Jazz at Lincoln Center invites school-age children and their families to join host Carlos Henriquez and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis as the critically-acclaimed big band performs in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Family Concert: Who is Tito Puente? This special concert event for families takes place on Saturday, November 22 at 1pm & 3pm at Rose Theater in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s home, Frederick P. Rose Hall, located at Broadway at 60th Street in New York, New York. Jazz at Lincoln Center’s family concerts spark curiosity and imagination through vivid…
  • IdeaFestival: Wynton Marsalis’ key to success — ‘Don’t have anything to fall back on’

    1 Oct 2014 | 6:20 am
    Wynton Marsalis fielded a question from an audience member (photo: Tim Harris) James White, head of Louisville Collegiate School, once was asked who he would change places with for one day if he had the option. His answer: Acclaimed jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis. “To be able to play like you one day would be the story of my life,” White told a visibly humbled Marsalis during a session at IdeaFestival in downtown Louisville Wednesday afternoon. The musician, composer, bandleader and music educator answered questions from an enraptured crowd at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts,…
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Brazilian Festival

    29 Sep 2014 | 6:26 am
    The Brazilian Duke Ellington Featuring Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and special guest Cyro Baptista October 24 – 25, 2014 Rose Theater, 8pm The late Moacir Santos’ work illuminated the soul of Brazil, creating a truly national music, which has been recorded extensively by hundreds of artists. Melding Afro-Latin influences with improvisation and jazz harmony helped make Santos a genuinely original voice in Brazilian music. Santos was orphaned at an early age, and taken in by a family who helped him take music lessons. He continued to learn the music of Brazil…
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Opens Season With ‘Ochas’

    19 Sep 2014 | 8:54 am
    Wynton Marsalis opened Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2014-15 season with the world premiere of “Ochas,” a three-movement suite blending jazz with the traditional folkloric music of Cuba and the Afro-Cuban Santeria religion. At a pre-concert reception Thursday night, Marsalis said the 2014-15 season would be “a spectacular journey through the Americas celebrating the depth, diversity and influence of jazz in the Caribbean and North, South and Central America.” The seeds for “Ochas” were planted in 2010 when Marsalis took his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra…
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    Commander Trombone

  • Dizzy and the Group on Jazz 625, 1966

    CDW
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Dizzy Gillespie’s 1966 group, featuring James Moody (saxes, flute), Kenny Barron (piano), Christopher Wesley White (bass), and Rudy Collins (drums), on the BBC’s Jazz 625 program. The show was hosted by Humphrey Lyttelton. The previous year, the same group played the 3/27/65 Charlie Parker Memorial concert at Carnegie Hall. Here as there, Diz and the band are in great form. A few years earlier, Dizzy ran for president of the United States — you’ll see an audience member with one of the Dizzy Gillespie for President balloons.
  • Yamaha Slide Oil Redux

    CDW
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:50 am
    Not so long ago — well, maybe it was pretty long ago, I did a little write-up on Yamaha Slide Oil. Give it a look, I’ll wait. Why do I bring it up? Well, there’s a good article about this Yamaha mixture at The Reforming Trombonist that is well worth reading, both because of the Yamaha stuff and a certain other lubricant.
  • April & Jazz Appreciation Month

    CDW
    25 Apr 2014 | 8:55 am
    Well, it’s been a while since there have been any posts here. To make matters worse, your’s truly has allowed most of Jazz Appreciation Month to pass without any jazz appreciation represented here. Thankfully, though, there’s still time. There’s always time. I think Albert Einstein said that. For some (really) belated jazz appreciation, let’s go back to nearly the beginning of the previous century to a little thing called Livery Stable Blues, recorded by The Original Dixieland Jass Band for Victor in 1917. In these early days of “jass,” this sort of…
  • Happy 2014

    CDW
    1 Jan 2014 | 9:17 am
    Happy New Year to all those who came by this website in 2013, and even those who didn’t. Sorry Commander Trombone wasn’t updated more often. I’ll endeavor to do something about that this year. Maybe a nine part series on trombone slide lubrication? Or slide maintenance? It’s a simple process, really, but you’re going to need a belt sander and your own lathe . . .
  • Slide Hampton Plays Tadd Dameron

    CDW
    11 Aug 2013 | 11:26 am
    A book of solo transcriptions by Mike Medrick Mike Medrick’s book of Slide Hampton solos features Slide’s improvisations over the compositions of Tadd Dameron, including The Scene is Clean, Sid’s Delight (aka Tadd’s Delight), If You Could See Me Now, Lady Bird, The Squirrel, and Hot House. Mad About Tadd, an album featuring Slide Hampton and the Heath Brothers, is the recording most of these solos come from. You can get Mad About Tadd on iTunes or at Amazon. You can obtain a copy of Slide Hampton plays Tadd Dameron by emailing Mike directly. The book is $25; the price…
 
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    Rifftides

  • Chica Chica Boom Steps?

    Doug Ramsey
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:53 pm
    Conventional wisdom in jazz is that the harmonies in the bridge section of Rogers and Hart’s “Have You Met Miss Jones?” inspired John Coltrane’s “Giant Steps.” Recently Mark Gilbert, the editor of the British magazine Jazz Journal suggested that a more likely source was composer Harry Warren’s “Chica Chica Boom Chic,” from the 1941 film […]
  • Monday Recommendation: Hush Point, Blues And Reds

    Doug Ramsey
    27 Oct 2014 | 11:57 pm
    Hush Point, Blues And Reds (Sunnyside) Suspended ageless between neo-traditionalism and the iconoclasm of free jazz, trumpeter John McNeil and alto saxophonist Jeremy Udden continue adventures in the Shangri-La of their pianoless quartet. Blues And Reds picks up more or less where the first Hush Point album left off in 2013, but with even more […]
  • Weekend Extra: John Marshall’s “Warm Valley”

    Doug Ramsey
    26 Oct 2014 | 11:35 pm
    The clock says it’s still the weekend (barely) way out west. John Marshall, the American expatriate who is the longtime principal trumpet of the WDR Big Band in Germany, sent links to performances from his recent quintet tour in Germany, Switzerland and Holland. His front line partner was Grant Stewart, the Canadian tenor saxophonist based […]
  • Recent Listening: Kristin Korb

    Doug Ramsey
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:13 pm
    Kristin Korb, Finding Home (Double K) Korb, whose singing matches the high quality of her bass playing, releases Finding Home after previewing some of its pieces this summer at the Ystad Jazz Festival in Sweden. The nine songs she wrote for the album recount the changes in her life after she moved in 2011 from […]
  • Recent Listening: Joshua Redman

    Doug Ramsey
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:50 pm
    Joshua Redman, Trios Live (Nonesuch) Redman opens with an unaccompanied tenor saxophone introduction to “Mack the Knife.” The fluidity, power and quixotic imagination of his playing prepare his listeners for the album’s hour of adventure. At New York’s Jazz Standard and Washington DC’s Blues Alley, he is in the intimate company of just bass and […]
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    Jazz@Rochester

  • Boo Who? Halloween jazz and more (Live Jazz in ROC, October 30th-November 3rd)

    Greg V. Bell
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:41 pm
    Looking forward to getting out to hear Grammy Award-winning jazz and classical trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, who will be performing in Kodak Hall at the Eastman Theater with his band Sunday as part of the Eastman School of Music’s new “Eastman Presents” series of guest artists.  Check out the interview and profile in City, Hey, local jazz radio WGMC Jazz 90.1 still has their Fall pledge drive and they're hoping to get over the hump on their $50K goal.  Please click on the Donate Now button on the Jazz 90.1 website to give'em some scratch to keep the jazz going. Here's the…
  • Falling Leaves.... but we have the jazz for you (live Jazz in ROC, October 23rd-29th)

    Greg V. Bell
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:46 pm
    From what I hear and can now confirm, the Strathallan Hotel is back in jazz and will apparently commence as it left off this week with Bob Sneider (see Friday). I will have to check it out as I also hear it is a different space than it was before (given that the entire hotel has been revamped, I'm not surprised).  WGMC Jazz 90.1 still has their Fall pledge drive, which has started up.  Please click on the Donate Now button on the Jazz 90.1 website to give'em some scratch to keep the jazz going. Here's the live jazz in and around the ROC for the next seven days... Thursday,…
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    Upcoming shows

  • Terence Blanchard in St. Louis on 06/10/15

    10 Jun 2015 | 7:30 pm
    Artist: Terence Blanchard Date: Wednesday, June 10th 2015 - Saturday, June 13th 2015 Time: 9:30pm City: St. Louis Venue: Jazz at the Bistro Address: 3536 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63103 Country: US Admission: Wed/Thu: $35; Fri/Sat: $40; Students w/ID: $15 Box office: 314.289.4030 Buy tickets Notes: Single tickets go on sale September 3, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. More info. Add to Google Calendar | Download iCal
  • Terence Blanchard in St. Louis on 06/10/15

    10 Jun 2015 | 5:30 pm
    Artist: Terence Blanchard Date: Wednesday, June 10th 2015 - Saturday, June 13th 2015 Time: 7:30pm City: St. Louis Venue: Jazz at the Bistro Address: 3536 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63103 Country: US Admission: Wed/Thu: $35; Fri/Sat: $40; Students w/ID: $15 Box office: 314.289.4030 Buy tickets Notes: Single tickets go on sale September 3, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. More info. Add to Google Calendar | Download iCal
  • Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio with Lionel Loueke in St. Louis on 05/27/15

    27 May 2015 | 7:30 pm
    Artist: Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio with Lionel Loueke Date: Wednesday, May 27th 2015 - Saturday, May 30th 2015 Time: 9:30pm City: St. Louis Venue: Jazz at the Bistro Address: 3536 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63103 Country: US Admission: Wed/Thu: $35; Fri/Sat: $40; Students w/ID: $15 Box office: 314.289.4030 Buy tickets Notes: Single tickets go on sale September 3, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. More info. Add to Google Calendar | Download iCal
  • Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio with Lionel Loueke in St. Louis on 05/27/15

    27 May 2015 | 5:30 pm
    Artist: Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio with Lionel Loueke Date: Wednesday, May 27th 2015 - Saturday, May 30th 2015 Time: 7:30pm City: St. Louis Venue: Jazz at the Bistro Address: 3536 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63103 Country: US Admission: Wed/Thu: $35; Fri/Sat: $40; Students w/ID: $15 Box office: 314.289.4030 Buy tickets Notes: Single tickets on sale September 3, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. More info. Add to Google Calendar | Download iCal
  • Regina Carter’s Southern Comfort in St. Louis on 05/13/15

    13 May 2015 | 7:30 pm
    Artist: Regina Carter’s Southern Comfort Date: Wednesday, May 13th 2015 - Saturday, May 16th 2015 Time: 9:30pm City: St. Louis Venue: Jazz at the Bistro Address: 3536 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63103 Country: US Admission: Wed/Thu: $35; Fri/Sat: $40; Students w/ID: $15 Box office: 314.289.4030 Buy tickets Notes: Single tickets on sale September 3, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. More info. Add to Google Calendar | Download iCal
 
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  • Stevie Ray Vaughan Tee Shirt

    15 Oct 2014 | 9:16 am
    Stevie Ray Vaughan - T-shirts - Band* Officially Licensed Music T-shirt * Brand New Never Been Worn Merchandise * 100% Cotton Short Sleeve T-Shirt * High Quality Manufactured Apparel T-shirt Waist Up Photo Of Stevie Ray Vaughan Holding Guitar With Red Stacked Logo Why Pay Those Ridiculous Concert T-Shirt Prices, When You Can Buy From Us? We Have The Largest Selection Of Shirts Anywhere Around! Most Of Our T-Shirts Are 100% Cotton, Preshrunk And Machine Washable.Rockabilia Tees and stuff @ Amazon.com
  • Leonard Cohen - Did I Ever Love You (Lyric Video)

    8 Oct 2014 | 10:07 am
  • Duke Ellington Tee Shirt

    15 Sep 2014 | 9:13 am
    Duke Ellington - T-shirts - Mens VintageVintage Distressed Duke Ellington @ Monterey Jazz Festival 1966 Logo & Photo These Super Soft Distressed T-Shirts Are Custom Made To Be Much Thinner Than Regular Tees And Some Have An Outer Stitch. They Feel Like You Purchased It At A Concert In 1980, And Never Took It Off.Old Glory Tee Shirts and Stuff @ Amazon.com
  • Mud Morganfield And Kim Wilson A Tribute to Muddy Waters

    24 Aug 2014 | 8:17 am
    This sounds like it might be good, i'm amazed by the sound of Mud Morganfield, he sounds just like his dad.For Pops (A Tribute To Muddy Waters)
  • John Coltrane Tee Shirt

    15 Aug 2014 | 9:09 am
    John Coltrane - Focused Overdye T-ShirtJohn Coltrane strikes a contemplative pose in a unique orange and green woodgrain logo graphic on the front of this grey/blue, 100% cotton t-shirt from Jim Marshall Clothing. Hand-crafted and featuring impeccable design and construction, this is a must-have for any fan of jazz's most innovative genius.Old Glory Tee Shirts and Stuff @ Amazon.com
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    JAZZ LIVES

  • LET ME OFF DOWNTOWN: REBECCA KILGORE, EHUD ASHERIE, JOEL FORBES at MEZZROW (Sept. 23, 2014)

    jazzlives
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:08 pm
    Rebecca Kilgore doesn’t come to New York as often as I would like, so her September 2014 visit was a real pleasure.  Fortunately, I am able to share some of that pleasure with you, with four performances from her gig at the wonderful new jazz room Mezzrow (at 163 West 10th Street, New York — phone 646.476.4346). Becky had imaginative support from Ehud Asherie, piano, and Joel Forbes, acoustic unamplified string bass.  And her delicate floating emotional intelligence gleams even more brightly in the evocative darkness.  See what you think in these four performances: one asking…
  • SWINGTIME IN SOHO (Part One): JON-ERIK KELLSO, DAN BARRETT, CHRIS FLORY, JOEL FORBES at THE EAR INN (Sept. 14, 2014)

    jazzlives
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:39 am
    At The Ear Inn (326 Spring Street, Soho, New York City), the Sunday-night sessions by the EarRegulars — now in their eighth year — are always delightful. But when Dan Barrett comes back east for a visit, they’re spectacularly rewarding.  Here is the first half of the first set performed on September 14, 2014, by Messrs. Barrett (trombone and instant head arrangements); Jon-Erik Kellso, trumpet; Chris Flory, guitar; Joel Forbes, string bass. I could write at length about the swinging brotherhood of this quartet, about Jon’s exuberant energy, about Dan’s slippery…
  • SAY FORWARD, THEY’LL SWING: MORE FROM THE IVORY CLUB BOYS AT ARMANDO’S (MAY 31, 2014): PAUL MEHLING, EVAN PRICE, MARC CAPARONE, SAM ROCHA, ISABELLE FONTAINE at ARMANDO’S

    jazzlives
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:06 am
    A New York jazz friend just wrote me, “Michael, are there any more videos from that Ivory Club Boys gig you posted from May 2014?  That is such a great band!” Happy to oblige, dear NYJF, with more from that spectacular evening at Armando’s in Martinez — featuring Paul Mehling, guitar, vocal; Evan Price, electric (and electrifying) violin; Marc Caparone (sitting in for Clint Baker), cornet; Sam Rocha, string bass, vocal; Isabelle Fontaine, guitar, vocal.  They paid tribute, in their own way, to the mighty swing and joyously eccentric humor of Stuff Smith and his Onyx…
  • FIVE BEAUTIES FROM AN AFTERNOON AT CASA MEZCAL: ROB ADKINS, DAN BLOCK, EHUD ASHERIE (October 5, 2014)

    jazzlives
    26 Oct 2014 | 5:34 am
    I’ve written before about my new jazz oasis, Casa Mezcal, 88 Orchard Street, which has a Sunday jazz brunch from 1-4 PM with some of my friends (who also happen to be the finest players and singers in New York).  So far I’ve been there exactly twice, but it is now my Sunday-afternoon port of call.  It is a rare pleasure to see and hear music in daylight, to have interestingly non-formulaic Mexican food, and to encounter a gracious staff.  And then there’s good lighting for the videographer who eats my food. Two Sundays ago, the trio led by string bassist Rob Adkins (a…
  • “WEE WEE,” “LOVE ME,” and MORE: COVERS AND LABELS

    jazzlives
    25 Oct 2014 | 6:36 pm
    I’ve been eBaying once again — cyberspace’s version of going to antique stores in person — and I found four intriguing objects, all musical. A song Mildred never recorded: but the intriguing part of this cover (it might have been a very good song, given the credits of Isham Jones and Charles Newman) is the store listing, bottom right — a jewelry store that sold victrolas, records, and music in a town in Wisconsin.  Evidence of a wondrous and now vanished past. One year later, a song Lee Wiley should have recorded (music by her paramour Victor Young): The jazz…
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    Music and More

  • Anthony Pirog - Palo Colorado Dream (Cunieform, 2014)

    28 Oct 2014 | 8:11 pm
    Anthony Pirorg is an up and coming guitarist based in the Washington D.C. area. He has a heavy support crew on this album with Michael Formanek on bass and Ches Smith on drums. The music can rock hard at times with an edge that approaches fusion or progressive rock, but also allows for spacious interludes and memorable melodies. The title song opens the album with a short soundscape, a format that is repeated through the album before the music ramps up with the track called "The Great Northern" which builds patiently from a Bill Frisell like beginning to a section of grinding guitar and…
  • Matthew Shipp - I've Been to Many Places (Thirsty Ear, 2014)

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Matthew Shipp's catalog as a solo pianist becomes more impressive by the year. While he works well as a leader or a sideman in a variety of musical configurations, it is in the solo setting that he lays bare his soul in an in intimate and powerful manner. The title of this album is accurate, because he has indeed been in many places as a solo artist, recording American songbook and jazz standards in addition to a few pop songs and his own protean originals and free improvisations. All of that is on display here, whether he is deconstructing the Gershwin chestnut "Summertime" like a demented…
  • Sun Ra - Marshall Allen Presents In the Orbit of Ra (Strut Records, 2014)

    20 Oct 2014 | 11:15 am
    Sun Ra had an epic career that lasted from the late 1940's to the early 1990's and saxophonist Marshal Allen was with him for much of the ride, continuing the Arkestra to the present day after Ra's passing in 1993. This is a collection of the tracks that Allen felt were the most representative of the band's best output. Not necessarily Sun Ra's best known tracks, but there are a very interesting sampling of the Arkestra's music from the mid 1950's through the 1970's. Highlights abound like the episodic chant-along "Rocket Number Nine", one of Ra's best known science fiction tracks which takes…
  • Bill Frisell - Guitar in the Space Age (Okeh Records, 2014)

    18 Oct 2014 | 10:53 am
    It is almost as if guitarist Bill Frisell leads a double life as a musician. For John Zorn's Tzadik label he records edgy, unpredictable music as a sideman and as a leader on last years stellar Silent Comedy LP. On most of his other albums, he has taken a more pastoral approach on albums like Sig Sur and 2011's sleepy John Lennon tribute album, all we are saying. This album returns to the 1960's for it's content, using pop songs form Frisell's youth as the gimmick fodder for the tracks on this album. Accompanied by Greg Leisz on pedal steel and electric guitar, Tony Scherr on bass, acoustic…
  • Dylan Ryan Sand - Circa (Cuneiform, 2014)

    15 Oct 2014 | 1:03 pm
    This is a lean and mean guitar trio, of interest to both fans of modern jazz and experimental rock music. Ryan is the drummer, accompanied by the rhythm section of bassist Devin Hoff and guitarist Timothy Young. The performances are lithe and to the point, coming right out of the gate with “Trees, Voices, Saturn” which has sparks of guitar and drumming balanced around Hoff’s bass. Hoff has played with the likes of Nels Cline so he is well equipped to anchor a hard charging trio. Timothy Young was unknown to me before this recording, but his playing is consistently interesting adding…
 
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    The Jazzcat

  • Bennie Maupin performing at Fais Do Do on Oct 26th @3pm!!!!

    The Jazzcat
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:26 am
      Jazz is a state of mind. It’s an entity of people and ideas that fulfill the individual expression it inspires.  Click picture of Bennie to listen to a Sounds and Colors Arts Report!!!!! So what is Bennie Maupin preparing to say about our “very democratic musical form?” How much of the “ancestral down-home voice” will we hear? How close will we get to hearing it at “its highest level of refinement?” When Mr. Maupin’s October 26th concert is over and the music lingers as a whisper in the mind, how will we feel about this mysterious matter? Is Jazz really more than…
  • Serpents and Strings with Andy Milne and Benoit Belbercq Sunday Oct 26th At REDCAT!

    The Jazzcat
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:22 pm
    REDCAT, CalArts’ downtown center for contemporary arts presents  Strings and Serpents  Sunday Oct 26th @ 8:30pm The jazz piano duo Andy Milne and Benoit Delbercq in a concert with Strings Plying rhythmic forms and sonic colors in a shared language of improvisation, jazz pianists Andy Milne and Benoît Delbecq (a.k.a. Crystal Magnets) partner with the Japanese koto duo TsuguKaji-KOTO, amid the swirling washes of Saki Murotani’s projected animation. Conceived and composed by Milne—founder of Dapp Theory and noted veteran of New York’s downtown jazz scene—the 75-minute epic draws…
  • LeRoy Downs Hosts the Angel City Jazz Festival Sept 19 – Sept 28th!!

    The Jazzcat
    25 Sep 2014 | 1:57 pm
      The Angel City Jazz Festival is in full effect with some of the most progressive and prolific jazz music that Los Angeles has ever seen or heard! This festival is booked with the creative in mind, those seeking more extraordinary experiences in composition, integrity of sound and original, organic vibrations in music. Performances this week include: Thursday September 25th @ The Blue Whale Slumgum and Matana Roberts Anthem Slumgum is a perpetually inventive quartet of adventurous musicians.  The band’s unique voice is shaped by unbridled imagination and diverse influences that…
  • LeRoy Downs hosts the 57th Monterey Jazz Festival Sept 19th – 21st!!

    The Jazzcat
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:44 pm
    57th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival The Place to be in the West where it all comes together. The line-up this year is CRAZY STUPID!!!! So much good music that you will be guaranteed not to sleep this weekend!!! A Celebration of the best music on the planet, JAZZ and you NEED to be here!!!! What could be better than 3 days in the beautiful Monterey Peninsula with the BEST in the music!!! You really can’t afford not to come. Whatever it takes!!! This will be an experience that you will treasure for an eternity!!!!!         Streaming Live From the Festival…
  • The George Duke Legacy Project – Win a FREE Yamaha PR7 Digital Recorder

    The Jazzcat
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:46 am
    Major crowd funding campaign pays homage to the Symphonic Jazz Orchestra’sco-music director and legendary composer/keyboardist   Los Angeles – George Duke was a musical innovator, creator, and mentor to so many. His legacy as a recording artist is vast, from Cannonball Adderly to Jean-Luc Ponty, Frank Zappa to Dianne Reeves, to over 40 recordings as a solo artist. Simply put, George forever changed the landscape of jazz, r&b, funk, pop and classical music. For over nine years, George Duke served as co-music director of the Symphonic Jazz Orchestra.  During his tenure, George…
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  • Tony Scott: Lost Tapes

    Marc Myers
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:05 pm
    Tony Scott wasn't a big fan of vibrato. Using it while playing his clarinet would only have smoothed out his sound and landed him in the shadows of Artie Shaw and Buddy DeFranco. Instead, he preferred to stand out with a stripped down and somewhat hoarse, high-register tone. To the uninitiated, Scott can sound a little sour and breathless, like someone who hasn't yet fully mastered the complications of the instrument. But once you've become acclimated to Scott's unusual, dry style, you'll actually crave his textured, uneven delivery. The ear has a funny way of falling…
  • Duke Ellington: Making Records

    Marc Myers
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:05 pm
    Following my post on Monday detailing films made by RCA and Capitol in the 1940s and '50s to tout the miracle of records and the recording process, Carl Woideck of the University of Oregon sent along a link to a short film, Ellington Makes a Record, produced in June 1937 by Paramount Pictures. Ellington recorded for the Variety label at the time, which had been set up by his manager Irving Mills to promote him and other signed acts. As Melody News reported in July '37: "Last month, a crew of cameramen, electricians and technicians from the Paramount film company set up their…
  • Count Basie Quartet: 1968

    Marc Myers
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:05 pm
    Count Basie's piano is deceiving. We're so used to hearing the pow of his band after one of his abbreviated blues introductions that we forgot just how glorious a player he was. In the following video, we have a chance to hear and see Basie's minimalist swing style develop in the raw, without brass or reeds crashing in. As you listen, you realize that the band was really an explosive extension of Basie's pianistic sketches. You also get to hear Basie stripped down, which provides a fuller sense of how mighty he was as a modest blues stylist. And dig the history of…
 
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  • Jazz this week: SpokFrevo Orquestra, Jesse Gannon and Truth, Dave Dickey Big Band, a new film about Clark Terry, and more

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:17 am
    The schedule of jazz and creative music for this Halloween weekend in St. Louis features everything from intimate cabaret shows to roaring big bands, plus the local debut of a new documentary film featuring a St. Louis-born jazz legend. Let's go to the highlights... Tonight, the Gaslight Cabaret Festival resumes with Ken Haller presenting the first of two performances of his show "Mama's Boy" at the Gaslight Theater; and saxophonist Adam Schefkind will become the first Washington University student to headline a free concert for the Jazz at Holmes series.Also tonight, Sandy Weltman will lead…
  • Get free tickets to this weekend's screenings of new Clark Terry documentary

    28 Oct 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Keep On Keepin' On, the new documentary about trumpeter and St. Louis native Clark Terry and his student Justin Kauflin, is getting a St. Louis run starting this Friday, October 31 and continuing through the following Thursday, November 6 at the Tivoli Theater, 6350 Delmar. The film tells the story of the relationship between the nonagenarian Terry and Kauflin, a blind pianist in his early twenties, and has received almost universally positive reviews since its release last month, including a rave from the New York Times. You can see the trailer for Keep On Keepin' On in the embedded video…
  • Roy Hargrove Quintet to perform December 17-20 at Jazz at the Bistro

    27 Oct 2014 | 3:33 pm
    Jazz St. Louis has announced that trumpeter Roy Hargrove's quintet will perform Wednesday, December 17 through Saturday, December 20 at Jazz at the Bistro. Hargrove's group will fill the dates originally scheduled for pianist Joe Sample, who died on September 12. "We were all saddened by the passing of legendary pianist/keyboardist Joe Sample. His music, both with The Jazz Crusaders and after, touched many lives and left a lasting impression on the jazz world and beyond," said a statement released by Jazz St. Louis. "We will always remember his amazing week of shows at Jazz at the Bistro in…
  • StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Rashad Becker & Eli Keszler

    25 Oct 2014 | 11:39 am
    This week, let's take a look at Rashad Becker and Eli Keszler, two musicians who will be sharing a bill playing separate sets in a concert presented by New Music Circle on Saturday, November 8 at The Luminary. The German-born Becker is known in the music industry as a mastering and cutting engineer with more than 1,200 albums to his credit. His own music uses real-time synthesis and sampling to realize what Becker calls "traditional music Of notional species." You can hear an example of one of his solo sets in the first video window up above, recorded in April of this year in Turin, Italy.
  • So What: Local News, Notes & Links

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:47 am
    Here's the latest wrap-up of assorted links and short news items of local interest:* Singer-guitarist John Pizzarelli, in town to perform  through Saturday at Jazz at the Bistro, was a guest yesterday on John Carney's program on KTRS. * Saxophonist Oliver Lake has a new album, What I Heard, out on his Passin' Thru label. Available any day now via the usual outlets, it's the third release from his organ quartet with trumpeter Freddie Hendrix, drummer Chris Beck, and organist Jared Gold, and features all original compositions by Lake. * Keep On Keepin' On, the new documentary featuring…
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    Jazz Blues Florida - Florida's Online Guide to Live Jazz & Blues in at JazzBluesFlorida.com

  • "It's just the gypsy...(Allen Kanovsky takes in another side of JP Soars at The Funky Biscuit)

    Jazz Blues Florida
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Submitted by Al Kanovsky 10/29/14…in my soul.” It lives there with my love of BLUES, JAZZ, LATIN, Opera, Ballet, Symphonic and BOOKS.That same gypsy lives in the soul of JP Soars. It was planted there by Django Rheinhardt a famed guitarist dating back to the 1930's. J.P. has 2 bands. The Gypsy Blue Revue and The Red Hots. Some members cross bands and play in both. Last night at The Funky Biscuit there was Steve Laudicino (guitar), Scott Ankrom (reeds), Chaim Rubinoff (trumpet), Chris Peet (drums) and Noah Hall on bass. They all wore jackets ala bands of the 30's. They played mostly Django…
  • Arts Garage Weekend Starts TONIGHT w/ Hot Havana Latin Jazz, Then Elegant New Orleans Jazz, Then Sophisticated Philly Jazz

    Jazz Blues Florida
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:38 am
    Los Habaneros | LATIN JAZZ | Wed, Oct 29 7:30pm "Los Habaneros... features an elite lineup of some of New York’s most highly regarded musicians in Latin music and beyond." - Timba.com2014-2015 Theatre SeasonThis season we are proud to showcase the extraordinary voices of American women playwrights. All of the productions this year are penned by some of the most remarkable female voices of our time. Join us as we explore the compelling stories coming from the minds and imaginations of these celebrated women artists.The How and The Why by Sarah TreemI and You by…
  • Miami Nice Jazz Festival - a mixture of world-class artists and emerging stars!

    Jazz Blues Florida
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:42 pm
    THE THIRD MIAMI NICE JAZZ FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES A STELLARLINEUP FOR THE UPCOMING EDITION THAT CELEBRATES THEEVENT’S MIAMI ROOTS.View as web pageMIAMI NICE JAZZ FESTIVALNovember 1 - 23, 2015Miami & Miami Beach, FloridaTICKET LINKSMIAMI NICE JAZZ FESTIVAL has released the lineup of the international artists set to celebrate the event’s Miami jazz roots beginning on November 1 through 23. This themed, month long festival will bring jazz to some of Miami’s finest and most celebrated landmarks in a perfect fusion of music and history.As one of Miami’s most…
  • Jazz Singer Gretchen Parlato—With Frost JV1 Ensemble at Festival Miami Nov 5

    Jazz Blues Florida
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:39 pm
    Vocal Stars Brighten the NightGRETCHEN PARLATO, vocalsSHELLY BERG, pianoFROST JAZZ VOCAL 1 ENSEMBLEKATE REID, directorThe mesmerizing American jazz singer Gretchen Parlato has performed and recorded with Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Kenny Barron, Esperanza Spalding, Terence Blanchard, Marcus Miller and Lionel Loueke. Winner of the 2004 Thelonious Monk International Vocal Competition, she is considered one of the most inventive vocalists of her generation. Herbie Hancock describes her as, “A singer with a deep, almost magical connection to the music.” This evening features Parlato in two…
  • "At last"...(Allen Kanovsky reports in and catches up on Live Oak Jazz, Arts & Blues Fest, the Pat Ramsey benefit at Bradfordville, and Sunday at Earl's!)

    Jazz Blues Florida
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:09 am
    Submitted by Al Kanovsky 10/28/14*Editor's Note - There will be two additional blogs (photos, videos and commentary) posted that cover the Live Oak Jazz, Arts & Blues Festival and The Pat Ramsey Memorial Benefit for Big Bend Hospice when we get through the editing and posting process, which is taking the back seat to the November edition work right now......you will read about the great weekend that Charlie and I enjoyed up in the great northwest. You read about Friday night at the Backwoods Bistro. We will now continue starting with Saturday morning. Coffee was involved. We are up…
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  • REVIEW: Evan Parker's Electro-Acoustic Ensemble at Cafe Oto

    29 Oct 2014 | 4:27 am
    Evan Parker performing in the Electro-Acoustic EnsembleCafe Oto 2014. Drawing by Geoff Winston. © 2014. All Rights reservedEvan Parker's Electro-Acoustic Ensemble(Cafe Oto, 26th October 2014; review and drawing by Geoff Winston)The quietly energetic equilibrium maintained throughout the final concert of Evan Parker's packed week of seventieth birthday musical celebrations at Cafe Oto and the Vortex, offered enriching views of the transcendental level to which Parker aspires in his playing and compositions, and the mastery of group dynamics that he has shaped through various groupings of the…
  • PREVIEW/ INTERVIEW: Eberhard Weber 75th Gala with Pat Metheny Gary Burton, Jan Garbarek (Stuttgart Jan. 23/24, 2015)

    28 Oct 2014 | 7:58 am
    Eberhard Weber. Photo credit : Nadia Romanini/ ECMWe interviewed Martin Mühleis, head of the theatre production house and book publisher Sagas, who is the instigator and mastermind behind the Gala Concerts for Eberhard Weber in Stuttgart in January 2015. The line-up for the concert is astonishing: Gary Burton, Jan Garbarek, Pat Metheny, Danny Gottlieb, Scott Colley, Paul MacCandless, Ralph Towner and the SWR Big Band. In this interview Mühleis talks about his own friendship with Eberhard Weber, and what has led up to the concertLondonJazz News: Was it your work as theatre producer and film…
  • CD REVIEW: Fini Bearman - Porgy and Bess

    28 Oct 2014 | 3:28 am
    Fini Bearman - Porgy and Bess(F-IRE Presents CD 76. CD Review by Alison Bentley)British singer Fini Bearman’s new album features eight songs from Gershwin’s opera. She eschews any operatic style or story, but remakes each song in the individual folk-edged style she revealed on her 2011 debut CD, Step Up. The opera’s narrative thread is replaced by a powerful dramatic sense: each song has its own distinct emotions and fresh interpretation. Two songs of loss open the album: Gone, Gone, Gone, a wake for a dead man. Funereal marching drums move into jazz-rock 6/8 with oceans of 60s-style…
  • NEWS: Jazz@Metropolis TV show gets under way, with Neil Cowley as presenter

    27 Oct 2014 | 11:20 pm
    TV producer Fraser Kennedy is announcing a new weekly jazz show to be filmed in front of a live audience at Metropolis Studios in Chiswick, with Neil Cowley as presenter, which is to be marketed to TV channels by Espresso TV.Ian Mann has the full story.
  • PREVIEW/ INTERVIEW: Hedvig Mollestad (Berlin Jazz Festival Preview)

    27 Oct 2014 | 11:08 pm
    Hedvig Mollestad. Photo credit: Markus ThorsenHedvig Mollestad Thomassen is a Norwegian guitarist. She won the 2009 Young Jazz Talent of the Year Award at the Molde International Jazz Festival in Norway, has performed at the 2014 Vancouver and Ottawa Jazz Festivals, and at SXSW in 2013. Nicky Schrire, who will be covering the Berlin Jazz Festival for us, spoke to her ahead of her trio's appearance at the 2014 Berlin jazz Festival (October 30th-November 2nd). London Jazz News: Tell us something about where your music comes from, and what got you into jazz?Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen: I…
 
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    JazzWorldQuest - Jazz News With A Global Perspective

  • The New Standard, Red Hill, Indigo Mist - Grammy Reminder.

    JazzWorldQuest Productions
    25 Oct 2014 | 11:23 am
    VOTE WITH YOUR EARSTHE NEW STANDARDRED HILL   INDIGO MIST  THE NEW STANDARD  JAMIE SAFT, STEVE SWALLOW, BOBBY PREVITE   Artist: Jamie Saft, Steve Swallow & Bobby PreviteTitle: The New StandardBest Jazz Instrumental AlbumArtist: Jamie SaftTitle: Minor SoulBest Improvised Jazz SoloArtist: Steve SwallowTitle: The New StandardBest Improvised Jazz SoloArtist: Steve SwallowTitle: Surrender The ChaiseBest Improvised Jazz SoloArtist: Jamie Saft, Steve Swallow & Bobby PreviteTitle: The New StandardBest Engineered Album, Non-ClassicalLISTEN to Minor Soul…
  • "The Disciple," 10th CD by Pianist Peter Zak For the SteepleChase Label, To Be Released Oct. 21

    JazzWorldQuest Productions
    25 Oct 2014 | 11:21 am
    "The Disciple," 10th CD by Pianist Peter ZakFor the SteepleChase Label,To Be Released Oct. 21 Trio Recording FeaturesBassist Peter Washington & Drummer Willie Jones III CD Release Show at Smoke, New York City,With Trio Plus Special Guest Peter Bernstein,Wednesday, Oct. 22 October 2, 2014 For his tenth CD in as many years, all for the Danish SteepleChase label, pianist Peter Zak continues his brilliant series of jazz trio explorations, this time in the company of bassist Peter Washington and drummer Willie Jones III. The new disc, The Disciple, will be released…
  • "BEST OF" HALIE LOREN TOPS BILLBOARD JAPAN JAZZ CHARTS #1 JAZZ ALBUM TWO WEEKS IN A ROW

    JazzWorldQuest Productions
    25 Oct 2014 | 11:20 am
    "BEST OF" HALIE LOREN TOPS BILLBOARD JAPAN JAZZ CHARTS#1 JAZZ ALBUM TWO WEEKS IN A ROWPhoto Credit: Sally SheldonFor a jazz recording artist, spending day after day making music in the studio feels like a gift. What could be better than waking up to a cup of coffee and an endless array of creative possibilities to explore that day? Well, how about also waking up to the news that their most recent album release just debuted at #1 on the Billboard Jazz chart?! And then it gets even better the second week when the album stays at the top of Billboard Jazz charts at #1.North American jazz…
  • Brand new compositions on Soundcloud ! Jacques Pellarin's music

    JazzWorldQuest Productions
    25 Oct 2014 | 11:18 am
    hello from France, Fresh out of the studio , I enjoy sharing past six brand new  instrumental compositions in color Accordion -Image (Film music / Media) Back in the studio is announced in January 2015 ... after the UK tour of Jac & Co" in November A booster shot also, with the release of my latest digital album "Accordion Rushes September 2014 available on I tunes, Amazon, Google Play, CD Baby ... and streaming on my website, Spotify, etc ...Thank you for your attention and have fun! musically yours !Jacques www.jacquespellarin.fr  …
  • JEFF BALLARD FAIRGROUNDS feat. Kevin Hays, Lionel Loueke, Reid Anderson MARCH 1-21, 2015

    JazzWorldQuest Productions
    25 Oct 2014 | 11:17 am
    AROUND JAZZ MUSIC PRODUCTIONS JEFF BALLARD FAIRGROUNDS feat. Kevin Hays, Lionel Loueke, Reid AndersonMARCH 1-21, 2015 They ride the rides. They take a turn riding all of them. These rides, which make up this amusement park, should be built in places perfect, well studied. It takes a certain strength to build, to manage, and to coordinate. These and other qualities Mr Ballard must have thought about, a cultured and refined musician, when he decided to call his latest creation Fairgrounds. Whomever would like to may participate, the only requirement is that they are emotionally committed.
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    Free Jazz Lessons

  • How To Play Christmas Songs On The Piano Using Jazz Arrangements

    freejazzlessons.com
    27 Oct 2014 | 4:05 am
    We are just 7 days away from the release of the new “Christmas Jazz Piano Super System” 2 DVD set. To celebrate the launch I wanted to share an exclusive sample video right from the actual course (below). I’ve also gotten a TON of emails about the course so I’m also going to answer some of the most common questions I’ve received (also below). If you have any additional questions. Please leave a comment below or email us using the contact form at the top the site. I am happy to help! (By the way, I’ll be releasing another special launch giveaway this…
  • Free Christmas Piano Tutorial: The First Noel

    freejazzlessons.com
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:19 am
    Do you love playing Christmas piano music? Then, you’ve come to the right place! In honor of my brand new 2 DVD course, “The Christmas Jazz Piano Super System” I wanted to share a free video tutorial today. In this video lesson I’m going to teach you how to play “The First Noel” using a rich and pro jazz piano style. If you want to learn how to take a simple melody with bland chord changes and turn it into a pro jazz piano arrangement than I think you’ll really enjoy this lesson. This is just a small sample of the over 4 hours of powerful training…
  • How To Play Sweeter Sounding Major Jazz Chords

    freejazzlessons.com
    6 Oct 2014 | 7:28 am
    As many fans of this site already know I’ll be releasing my brand new “Christmas Jazz Piano Super System” 2 DVD set on Monday November 3rd. Since I made the announcement, I’ve received a TON of emails asking questions about the course. It’s been really amazing to see the excited responses from so many people. I’ll be sharing the 1st free sample from “The Christmas Jazz Piano Super System” on this site about a week from today. So, make sure you check back to get access to it. In the meantime, I wanted to share with you a free video today that…
  • Learn 5 Amazing Jazz Piano Voicings Using 1 Simple Shape

    freejazzlessons.com
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:46 pm
    Are you looking for some new jazz piano voicings? You’ve come to the right place! In today’s free jazz piano tutorial I’m going to show you 1 simple voicing shape that you can use over 5 different chord types. It’s an extremely powerful voicing  You’ll be able to use the voicing over 99% of jazz tunes and it’s a great way to build your piano theory. So, let’s get started learning! Scroll down and watch the video to get started. Then make sure to scroll down for the sheet music for the lesson. I’ve also got a special announcement I share at the…
  • What’s The Most Important Thing You’ve Learned Studying Jazz?

    freejazzlessons.com
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:41 pm
    One of my favorite parts of studying jazz at Berklee was that there were lots of great musicians around me to learn from and share ideas with. The sense of community was very helpful! We had so many like minded people working together on a common goal to become better jazz musicians! This created an incredible environment for musical growth. If anybody had an issue learning a new tune, developing new playing techniques, learning a new lick there, etc. etc. there were hundreds of fellow musicians around to hang out with and help. I made huge leaps in my playing during the years I studied at…
 
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