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  • Dee Dee Bridgewater's Joyous Gift To New Orleans

    Jazz : NPR
    NPR Staff
    30 Aug 2015 | 2:09 pm
    "We wanted to be a part of the healing process of the city and of the people," Bridgewater says. Her new album, Dee Dee's Feathers, mines the rich history of New Orleans music.» E-Mail This
  • BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Peter Bernstein

    Jazz Music News
    AllAboutJazz.com
    3 Sep 2015 | 11:59 pm
    All About Jazz is celebrating Peter Bernstein's birthday today! Born September 3rd, 1967 in New York City, guitarist Peter Bernstein has been a part of the jazz scene in New York and abroad since 1989. During that time he has participated in over 60 recordings and numerous festival, concert and club performances with musicians from all generations. As a leader, Peter has made five recordings for the Criss Cross Jazz label. The latest, Hearta€(TM)s Content... Read more...
  • Top 50 Jazz Albums For The Week 30 August 2015 - JazzWeek

    Elements of Jazz
    Donna M
    30 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Can you believe that summer is almost over?! Here are the top 50 Jazz albums that received the most airplay on US, Canadian and internet radio stations from the past week!     HEADS OF STATE Search For Peace (Smoke Sessions) TERELL STAFFORD BrotherLee Love (Capri) GEORGE CABLES In Good Company (HighNote) CECILE McLORIN SALVANT For One To Love (Mack Avenue) MIKE LeDONNE AwwlRight! (Savant)
  • For Terrance Osborne, 'It's what you do with it': Coming home

    New Orleans Jazz Fest
    David Lee Simmons, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:43 am
    A creative burst produced such works as 'From Nothing,' which features a big tree of rich colors at the top and then, working downward, to blue and then purple at the bottom -- all against a completely black background -- to symbolize his family's growth out of virtually nothing on their arrival.
  • Carlos Henriquez: Back in The Bronx - Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

    Wynton Marsalis New
    20 Aug 2015 | 12:45 am
    New York, NY, August 4, 2015 — Reaching out into the boroughs, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2015-16 season opens in the Bronx on September 12, 2015, 8pm at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts with the debut of new compositions and arrangements by Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra bassist Carlos Henriquez. The Bronx-born, Nuyorican veteran bassist of the orchestra returns home to honor his musical roots, joined by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. The orchestra will also be joined by special guests percussionists Bobby Allende and Marc Quiñones. One of the first…
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    Jazz : NPR

  • Dee Dee Bridgewater's Joyous Gift To New Orleans

    NPR Staff
    30 Aug 2015 | 2:09 pm
    "We wanted to be a part of the healing process of the city and of the people," Bridgewater says. Her new album, Dee Dee's Feathers, mines the rich history of New Orleans music.» E-Mail This
  • All About That Bass, But Give The Drummer Some

    28 Aug 2015 | 2:39 pm
    Bassist Christian McBride, host of NPR's Jazz Night In America, explains the complicated dynamics between the bass and the drums in jazz — and James Brown.» E-Mail This
  • Hiromi On Piano Jazz

    28 Aug 2015 | 10:34 am
    Marian McPartland improvises a "Portrait" of the talented Japanese pianist in this 2004 session.» E-Mail This
  • First Listen: Cécile McLorin Salvant, 'For One To Love'

    Patrick Jarenwattananon
    26 Aug 2015 | 8:03 pm
    Salvant explores the quaint art of jazz singing, but with her own aesthetic idiosyncrasies intact. Her toolbox contains anywhere from a rich, husky voice to one that tiptoes theatrically, girlishly.» E-Mail This
  • Arturo O'Farrill On Piano Jazz

    21 Aug 2015 | 7:51 am
    The pianist and bandleader joined Marian McPartland in 2002 to perform a duet of Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Wave."» E-Mail This
 
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    Jazz Music News

  • BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Peter Bernstein

    AllAboutJazz.com
    3 Sep 2015 | 11:59 pm
    All About Jazz is celebrating Peter Bernstein's birthday today! Born September 3rd, 1967 in New York City, guitarist Peter Bernstein has been a part of the jazz scene in New York and abroad since 1989. During that time he has participated in over 60 recordings and numerous festival, concert and club performances with musicians from all generations. As a leader, Peter has made five recordings for the Criss Cross Jazz label. The latest, Hearta€(TM)s Content... Read more...
  • RADIO: JazzWeek Radio Chart: September 7, 2015

    AllAboutJazz.com
    3 Sep 2015 | 3:09 am
    All About Jazz publishes the weekly JazzWeek radio chart. Discover new releases, track chart movement, and learn what is being played on jazz radio stations around the United States. Enjoy...
  • PERFORMANCE: John Zorna€(TM)S Masada Book III the Book Beriah at Roulette on September 10th

    AllAboutJazz.com
    3 Sep 2015 | 12:32 am
    Launched in 1993 with the idea of expanding the definition of what Jewish music can be, John Zorna€(TM)s Masada project has become a touchstone of New Jewish Music for the last three decades. This marathon concert will feature the world premiere of many compositions interpreted by four exciting bands from the extended Masada family: Brazilian percussionist Cyro Baptista and his quartet Banquet of the Spirits; the psychedelic ambient experimental rock band Cleric; the Klezmer trio Nigunim with Frank London (trumpet), m: Uri Caine (piano) and Lorin Sklamberg (vocals); and guitarist Jon…
  • RECORDING: Acclaimed Danish Vocalist Sinne Eeg Releases New Duo CD, "Eeg-Fonnesbaek," September 15th on Stunt Records

    AllAboutJazz.com
    3 Sep 2015 | 12:32 am
    a€oeThe name&#151m: sinne eeg (sA'e-neh A A'e)&#151may be hard to remember, at first. but anyone who listens to her album, the beauty of sadness, as well as her similarly appealing dona€(TM)t Be Blue, or hears her in live performance will have no difficulty recalling either the name or the unforgettable music of this remarkable artist. If therea€(TM)s any justice in the world, Grammy nominations will be beckoning to Sinne in 2013 and beyond.a€ &#151Don Heckman, International Review of Music...
  • RECORDING: Composer, Arranger, and Pianist Miho Hazama Releases Second Album on Sunnyside Records, "Time River," out October 2nd, 2015

    AllAboutJazz.com
    3 Sep 2015 | 12:32 am
    Hazama Draws on Her Former Life in Tokyo and Her New One in New York City, Displaying An Ambitious and Nuanced Musical Temperament Time River Features Hazamaa€(TM)s m_unit, a hybrid big band/chamber ensemble with special guests saxophonist Joshua Redman and accordionist Gil Goldstein On her knockout debut album, Journey To Journey, composer/arranger/pianist Miho Hazama marked the transition from the world of academia to the stages and studios of jny: New York City, her native Tokyo, and the wider world. Three years later, she returns with Time River, a gorgeous and absorbing new…
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    Elements of Jazz

  • Top 50 Jazz Albums For The Week 30 August 2015 - JazzWeek

    Donna M
    30 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Can you believe that summer is almost over?! Here are the top 50 Jazz albums that received the most airplay on US, Canadian and internet radio stations from the past week!     HEADS OF STATE Search For Peace (Smoke Sessions) TERELL STAFFORD BrotherLee Love (Capri) GEORGE CABLES In Good Company (HighNote) CECILE McLORIN SALVANT For One To Love (Mack Avenue) MIKE LeDONNE AwwlRight! (Savant)
  • Top 50 Jazz Albums For The Week 23 August 2015 - JazzWeek

    Donna M
    23 Aug 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Here are the top 50 Jazz albums that received the most airplay on US, Canadian and internet radio stations from the past week!       GEORGE CABLES In Good Company (HighNote) TERELL STAFFORD BrotherLee Love (Capri) DONALD VEGA With Respect To Monty (Resonance) STEVE DAVIS Say When (Smoke Sessions) HEADS OF STATE Search For Peace (Smoke Sessions)
  • Top 50 Jazz Albums for the Week of 16 August 2015 - JazzWeek

    Donna M
    16 Aug 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Here are the top 50 Jazz albums that received the most airplay on US, Canadian and internet radio stations from the past week!       TERELL STAFFORD Brotherlee Love (Capri) GEORGE CABLES In Good Company (HighNote) STEVE DAVIS Say When (Smoke Sessions) ROBERT GLASPER TRIO Covered (Blue Note) HEADS OF STATE Search For Peace (Smoke Sessions)
  • Top 50 Jazz Albums for the Week of 26 April 2015 - JazzWeek

    Donna M
    26 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Here are the top 50 Jazz albums that received the most airplay on US, Canadian and internet radio stations from the past week!     STEVE TURRE Spiritman (Smoke Sessions) DAVE STRYKER Messin’ With Mr. T (Strikezone) RUSSELL MALONE Love Looks Good On You (HighNote) JOSE JAMES Yesterday I Had The Blues: The Music of Billie Holliday (Blue Note) HAROLD MABERN Afro Blue (Smoke Sessions)
  • Top 50 Jazz Albums for the Week of 19 April 2015 - JazzWeek

    Donna M
    19 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Here are the top 50 Jazz albums that received the most airplay on US, Canadian and internet radio stations from the past week!   DAVE STRYKER Messin’ With Mister T (Strikezone) RUSSELL MALONE Love Looks Good On You (HighNote) WOLFF & CLARK EXPEDITION 2 (Random Act) STEVE TURRE Spiritman (Smoke Sessions) JOSE JAMES Yesterday I Had The Blues: The Music of Billie Holliday (Blue Note)
 
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    Wynton Marsalis New

  • Carlos Henriquez: Back in The Bronx - Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

    20 Aug 2015 | 12:45 am
    New York, NY, August 4, 2015 — Reaching out into the boroughs, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2015-16 season opens in the Bronx on September 12, 2015, 8pm at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts with the debut of new compositions and arrangements by Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra bassist Carlos Henriquez. The Bronx-born, Nuyorican veteran bassist of the orchestra returns home to honor his musical roots, joined by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. The orchestra will also be joined by special guests percussionists Bobby Allende and Marc Quiñones. One of the first…
  • U.S.-Cuban love affair continues, via jazz

    18 Aug 2015 | 8:12 am
    Long before the U.S. flag rose above the reopened American embassy in Havana last Friday, jazz was linking two feuding nations. Long before President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro went on TV last December to announce a thaw in relations between the countries, jazz musicians from both places nurtured ties that transcended politics. For though the U.S. and Cuba have been at odds since the American embargo of the island nation in the early 1960s, the two cultures share a jazz lineage dating back to ancient Africa. More recently, before Fidel Castro took power in 1959, American…
  • Wynton Marsalis Sextet and Septet live at Jazz in Marciac 2015

    4 Aug 2015 | 3:56 pm
    AUGUST 8, 2015 – WYNTON MARSALIS SEPTET NEW ORLEANS’ CLASSICS Wynton Marsalis (a festival favorite and regular) returns to Marciac with a program celebrating Jazz’s New Orleans roots. Joining him playing the timeless music of Buddy Bolden, “Jelly Roll” Morton and Louis Armstrong is a dynamic septet featuring Walter Blanding (saxophone); Victor Goines (clarinet and saxophone); Carlos Henriquez (bass); Jason Marsalis (drums); Sam Chess (trombone); and Dan Nimmer (piano). Check out the concert via Livestream on Saturday, August 8 – 11PM CEST/5PM EST wyntonmarsalis.org/live AUGUST 10,…
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Academy All-Stars LIVE at Castleton Festival

    24 Jul 2015 | 11:38 am
    This weekend, catch the Jazz at Lincoln Center Academy All-Stars – an octet led by Wynton Marsalis featuring: Marcus Printup (trumpet), Ted Nash (saxophone), Vincent Gardner (trombone) , Helen Sung (piano), James Chirillo (guitar), Rodney Whitaker (bass), and Ali Jackson (drums) – in concert on Livestream. Part of the inaugural season of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Summer Jazz Academy – a two-week summer institute for advanced study in jazz performance – Summer Jazz Academy participants, some of the nation’s best high school jazz musicians, will also appear in…
  • Jazzed up about music education, Marsalis comes to Castleton

    24 Jul 2015 | 1:22 am
    Wynton Marsalis is a superstar in the jazz world: He has won nine Grammys, was the first jazz composer to win a Pulitzer Prize and has even graced the cover of Time magazine. Like many superstars, he’s also divisive. Some critics contend that he’s more entertainer, or populist, than artist. Critics, however, have not stopped Marsalis, who at 53 still retains the aura of the boy-whiz trumpet player and composer, from becoming one of the most recognized jazz artists in the world — and a tireless force for education. Last week, the Castleton Festival, in Rappahannock County, Va., welcomed…
 
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    Night Lights Classic Jazz

  • Jazz a la Sauter: Eddie Sauter

    David Brent Johnson
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:31 pm
    Sauter's innovative and challenging arrangements gave the big-band sound an artistic sophistication that anticipated the rise of the Third Stream.
  • After Brubeck: Paul Desmond In The 1970s

    David Brent Johnson
    19 Aug 2015 | 8:22 pm
    At the end of 1967 one of the most popular groups in jazz, the Dave Brubeck Quartet, disbanded. What did its star alto saxophonist Paul Desmond do next? Desmond biographer Doug Ramsey joins us to discuss the musician's last decade.
  • Maiden Voyage: Herbie Hancock In The 1960s

    David Brent Johnson
    13 Aug 2015 | 8:23 pm
    In the 1960s Herbie Hancock seemed to be everywhere on the jazz scene, recording both as a leader for Blue Note and as a sideman with Miles Davis and others.
  • Late Lady: Billie Holiday On Verve In The 1950s

    David Brent Johnson
    8 Aug 2015 | 8:38 pm
    In 1952 Billie Holiday began her last great period on record with a series of small-group sessions that capture the twilight glow of a jazz star.
  • Mosaic Records To Release Mother Of All Lester Young Box Sets

    David Brent Johnson
    21 Jul 2015 | 12:21 pm
    The most comprehensive portrait of Lester Young in his prime that's ever been assembled.
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    Commander Trombone

  • Sounds of the Time Capsule

    wiley
    7 Aug 2015 | 7:45 am
    The Jazz Trombone Time Capsule has been hanging around here for awhile, surviving several versions of this website. When it was first published, it used “dot mov” files for the sound clips. While it was an OK solution for the time, it required QuickTime to be installed on the computer (nothing wrong with that, necessarily), and the audio codecs I used have since become outmoded. Yep, the sound clips could have sounded better. Well, now I’m pleased to announce that, in addition to improving the way the sound clips are delivered, I’ve updated them all to higher bit-rate…
  • Mississippi Goddam

    wiley
    24 Jul 2015 | 7:05 am
  • Larry McCabe’s Irish American (Full Album!)

    wiley
    19 Jun 2015 | 8:32 am
    Larry McCabe A while back, I wrote about Larry McCabe’s EP, Irish American. I am pleased to say it’s now a full length album, and it is — as we say in the trades — completely bad-ass. As I write this, I’m quite certain that Larry would say that this recording project — in addition to being an education — has been a labor of love. (Of course, all recording projects are an education when the artist is truly involved, but I’m digressing.) To the point, love shows in the music, which ranges from hard rocking — O’Diddley, for example…
  • “Bone Masters” with Paul the Trombonist

    wiley
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:26 am
    Trombonist Paul Nowell seems to exist in the weird intersection of trombone playing, education, clowning, employing a large stuffed banana as a sidekick, and constantly repeating a joke about tuna fish, tuning, or something like that. Possibly the most edifying of Nowell’s various forays on the internet is his recurring YouTube show called Bone Masters, in which he plays host to the trombone-famous. Through the magic of green screen, Bone Masters is often set against a pleasant tropical or nature scene, the pleasantness of which is possibly destroyed by all the tromboning (of course,…
  • Lawrence Brown with Duke Ellington in Montreal 1964

    wiley
    30 Nov 2014 | 9:48 am
    Sure — there are lots of things on the internet that you probably wouldn’t want to see, and many things that you’d probably want to un-see. Yes, as time goes on, they’ll be more and more demand for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind [iTunes] technology. What’s posted here, however, likely won’t fall into that category: It’s a 1964 performance by the Duke Ellington Orchestra in Montreal for a Canadian TV program called Le Jazz Hot. Many of the Ellington stalwarts are here, including Cat Anderson, Harry Carney, Johnny Hodges, and trombonist Lawrence…
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    Rifftides

  • DeFranco & Gibbs: Fast And Flexible

    Doug Ramsey
    2 Sep 2015 | 11:34 pm
    One of the precepts that old jazz pros have taught young musicians for years is that it’s vital to be able to play any piece of music in any key at any tempo. Here’s an example. It’s from the days a quarter of a century ago when vibraharpist Terry Gibbs and clarinetist Buddy DeFranco teamed […]
  • Monday Recommendation: Logan Strosahl

    Doug Ramsey
    31 Aug 2015 | 10:48 pm
    Logan Strosahl, Up Go We (Sunnyside) The unconventional structure of the title of Strosahl’s album smacks of post-Elizabethan England. Currents running through the music also evoke that time and place. The composer and saxophonist is a devotee of the orderly composer Henry Purcell (1659-1695) and of disorderly free improvisation. Both elements are apparent. “M.M. Ground,” […]
  • Remembering Kenny Drew

    Doug Ramsey
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:29 pm
    Had he lived, pianist Kenny Drew would have celebrated his 87th birthday today. Drew first recorded with trumpeter Howard McGhee in 1950, when he was 22. He went on to play and record with many of the leading artists in jazz, including Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Buddy DeFranco, Dinah Washington, Art Blakey, John […]
  • Slim Gaillard (Oroony)

    Doug Ramsey
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:10 am
    The story in yesterday’s Rifftides post about Jaki Byard quoted drummer Alan Dawson’s excursion into phrases originated by the late Slim Gaillard. It could be argued that Gaillard was the hippest and most influential of all the hipsters of the 1940s and 1950s. He remained active well into his and the century’s seventh decade. He […]
  • Jaki Byard And Musique du bois

    Doug Ramsey
    26 Aug 2015 | 2:05 pm
    A Rifftides reader, composer Michael Robinson, responded to the Monday recommendation of the Jaki Byard Project’s Inch by Inch (see the July 24 post) with a reflection on a Byard performance in a classic Phil Woods album. Mr. Robinson wrote: One of the greatest jazz albums of all time is Musique du bois by Phil […]
 
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    Jazz@Rochester

  • Listen to jazz amongst yourselves this week (Live jazz in ROC, September 3-9)

    Greg Bell
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:59 pm
    Greetings from out of town! I can't hear any jazz in town over the next seven days, but you can!  Really going to miss the Anderson Brothers show at the Bop Shop on Sunday. Update on Thursday: Air must be thin here in the CO mountains as you can see from some mistakes below. Please help me get the word out about Jazz@Rochester! Let those you know who love hearing live jazz in and around Rochester about the site and suggest they join us here, or on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. If you prefer, sign up to get the posts via email by clicking on the image of the site coming out of the…
  • What jazz this way comes? (Live jazz in ROC, August 27th to September 2nd)

    Greg Bell
    26 Aug 2015 | 2:24 pm
    Pretty light on the live jazz front this week ... some new arrivals on the future events portion.  Please help me get the word out about Jazz@Rochester! Let those you know who love hearing live jazz in and around Rochester about the site and join us here, or on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. If you prefer, sign up to get the posts via email by clicking on the image of the site coming out of the envelope in the middle column. You will not get spammed, just find out who's playing around town (and an occasional post on live jazz in ROC or jazz in general ....).  After the…
  • Keeping that summertime jam going (Live jazz in ROC, August 20-27)

    Greg Bell
    19 Aug 2015 | 3:44 pm
    Clarissa Street Reunion on Saturday evening was a B3 jam, with Paradigm Shift, the Pat Bianchi Trio and Akiko Tsuruga's Quartet keeping the groove going for hours.  Please help me get the word out about Jazz@Rochester! Let those you know who love hearing live jazz in and around Rochester about the site and join us here or on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. If you prefer, sign up to get the posts via email by clicking on the image of the site coming out of the envelope in the middle column. You will not get spammed, just find out who's playing around town (and an occasional other…
  • See and hear it live (Live jazz in ROC, August 13-19)

    Greg Bell
    12 Aug 2015 | 3:06 pm
    I encourage you all to come out and hear the great jazz (including a generous helping of Hammond B3...) that will be at the Clarissa Street Reunion on Saturday.  I hope to be there for much of it. Look for the Jazz@Rochester banner and say hi! Please help me get the word out about Jazz@Rochester! Let those you know who love hearing live jazz in and around Rochester about the site and join us here or on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. If you prefer, sign up to get the posts via email by clicking on the image of the site coming out of the envelope in the middle column. You will not get…
  • Check out the Clarissa Street Reunion this Saturday ... great music for this 20th Anniversary celebration of a community!

    Greg Bell
    11 Aug 2015 | 4:18 pm
    The Clarissa Street Reunion's marking its 20th Anniversary this Saturday, August 15th. Their mission is to "organize, operate, and maintain a program designated to recognize, celebrate, and perpetuate the multicultural diversity and heritage of Clarissa Street" in in the Corn Hill area of Rochester. This year Clarissa Street Reunion has a great lineup of music, including jazz, R&B, gospel and youth stages. Of course, we're going to focus on the jazz here, but there's lots of great music. Here's the lineup at the Jazz Stage at Clarissa and Troup Street:…
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    JAZZ LIVES

  • SWINGIN’ IN THE RAIN: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JIM DAPOGNY (Part One)

    jazzlives
    3 Sep 2015 | 3:30 am
    Rainbow over Evergreen, Colorado, late July 2014 Today, James Dapogny (“Jim” to some, “Prof” to some of his devoted students) celebrates a major birthday.  I can’t remember what the number is, and I don’t quite care, but JAZZ LIVES wants to return the compliment and celebrate Jim. It is perhaps offensive to value one mortal over another, but he’s been giving us musical presents — and presence — for a good long time now, as a pianist, arranger, bandleader, scholar, researcher {Jelly Roll Morton and James P. Johnson primarily] trumpeter,…
  • TRAVELS WITH MOLLY: “LET’S FLY AWAY”

    jazzlives
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:32 pm
    Molly Ryan by Don Spiro I’ve been admiring Molly Ryan’s singing — and her instrumental bandmates — for almost a decade now.  Her latest CD, her third, LET’S FLY AWAY, is a beautifully elaborate production, consistently aloft. Here are the details.  The CD features a theme (hooray!) — the delights of travel, with some ingenious choices of repertoire:  WANDERER / BEYOND THE BLUE HORIZON / FAR AWAY PLACES / LET’S FLY AWAY / FLYING DOWN TO RIO / A RAINY NIGHT IN RIO / SOUTH SEA ISLAND MAGIC / THE GYPSY IN MY SOUL / THE ROAD TO MOROCCO / UNDER PARIS…
  • A STEAMBOAT, HOT JAZZ, THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER, A STEAM CALLIOPE, STRIDE PIANO, THE BLUES, and FRIENDS (September 18-20, 2015)

    jazzlives
    2 Sep 2015 | 5:40 am
    My title is, to me, the best one-line description of the Steamboat Stomp — happening in New Orleans, on the Steamboat Natchez, from September 18-20, 2015. Some of the performers who will be on the boat are Duke Heitger’s Steamboat Stompers, Steve Pistorius, Evan Christopher, Banu Gibson, Tim Laughlin, Solid Harmony, Yerba Buena Stompers, Miss Ida Blue, New Orleans Classic Jazz Orchestra, Stephanie Trick, Paolo Alderighi, Debbie Fagnano on the steam calliope, and more. The schedule is here, and I can see myself fretting over it on the plane ride.  “If I see X now, I…
  • JUMP IN AT WOODSIDE! STEPHANIE TRICK, PAOLO ALDERIGHI, MARTY EGGERS, DANNY COOTS (September 13, 2015)

    jazzlives
    1 Sep 2015 | 9:55 am
    Jazz at Filoli ’12: Stephanie Trick, Rossano Sportiello, Nicki Parrott, Hal Smith No, this isn’t a post about Count Basie’s marvelous 1938 swing number.  Rather, I want to let people know about a concert soon to take place — Sunday, September 13, 2015 — at the gorgeous green space  / park / horticultural paradise / mansion called FILOLI in Woodside, California featuring the Stephanie Trick and Paolo Alderighi Double Trio.  The noble music-makers are Stephanie and Paolo, piano; Marty Eggers, string bass; Danny Coots, drums. Visit here for all the needed…
  • LOUIS, 1953. “RAMONA” / “APRIL IN PORTUGAL”

    jazzlives
    31 Aug 2015 | 6:21 am
    This post was inspired by an object– odd, rare, mysterious — that surfaced here for a few days.  I assume that fans and “music lovers” still ask their idols to autograph objects for them, and the obvious one used to be a record.  In 2015, with so much music being conveyed digitally, does one go to a concert and hope that The Star will sign one’s iPhone cover with her Sharpie?  (I am not being facetious here; I think the owner of the 45 rpm single below had it easier.) Whatever circumstances led to the owner of this record obtaining Louis Armstrong’s…
 
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    Music and More

  • Thollem/Wimberly/Cline - Radical Empathy (Relative Pitch, 2015))

    2 Sep 2015 | 2:43 pm
    This collective trio makes very interesting music that ranges from deep abstraction to riveting electric free improvisation that has flashes of Sonny Sharrock and Tony William’s Lifetime. The group consists of Thollem (McDonas) on keyboards, (Michael) Wimberly on drums and (Nels) Cline on guitar. On “Thinker’s Mix” organ and drums are slamming against sharp guitar, developing some very nice interplay. They are moving faster into hardcore improvisation with organ, guitar and drums just blasting the music to the floor, nearly overloading the listener with a postmodern fusion of jazz,…
  • Van Morrison - The Essential Van Morrison (Sony/Legacy, 2015)

    1 Sep 2015 | 4:36 pm
    For Van Morrison’s 70th birthday, there was a big announcement: that most of his back catalog would come under the auspices of Sony/Legacy, and be available for streaming and downloading with selected albums reissued in expanded formats. They began the reissue program with this well chosen two CD collection that does its best to pick the highlights from a career that has spanned over 50 years. The collection opens at the beginning with Morrison fronting the scrappy Irish rhythm and blues band Them and singing the anthemic song “Gloria” and the yearning “Here Comes the Night.” This…
  • Blue Buddha - Blue Buddha (Tzadik, 2015)

    29 Aug 2015 | 8:37 am
    Blue Buddha is a special collective group consisting of Dave Douglas on trumpet, Bill Laswell on electric bass, Louie Belogenis on tenor saxophone and Tyshawn Sorey on drums. The music was recorded live in the studio without edits or overdubs and that sense of "without a net" excitement pervades the disc. This group plays spiritual jazz of a unique nature beginning with “Purification” which is spacious, with the saxophone playing off against the trumpet and disjointed percussion. The music takes a long time developing but the payoff is well worth it with excellent drumming and cries…
  • Miles Davis - Live in Tokyo 1975 (Hi Hat, 2015)

    26 Aug 2015 | 12:24 pm
    Ten days before the recording of the extraordinary live LP’s Agharta and Pangaea, both recorded live in Osaka, Miles Davis was recorded in Tokyo for FM radio which makes up this release. His final band before going into seclusion saw him playing electric and acoustic trumpet and organ along with Sonny Fortune on saxophones, Pete Cosey and Reggie Lucas on guitar, Michael Henderson on bass, Al Foster on drums and James Mtume on percussion. Miles Davis had left jazz far behind at this point (he hated the word anyway) and was producing massive slabs of free funk, anchored by the unsung hero of…
  • Bret Higgins Atlas Revolt - Atlas Revolt (Tzadik, 2015)

    22 Aug 2015 | 11:29 am
    Led by bassist Bret Higgins, Atlas Revolt is a band that combines a myriad of influences into an interesting and cohesive whole. Moving from groove based music to more adventurous settings they keep listeners on their toes. Higgins is accompanied by Aleksandar Gajic on violin, Robbie Grunwald on electric and acoustic pianos, Tom Juhas on electric guitar and Joshua Van Tassel on drums and percussion. Opening with the title track, “Atlas Revolt” begins with funky feeling drums while folding in electric guitar and violin. Some electric piano muscle in accompanied by a heavier drumbeat and a…
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    Casa Valdez Studios

  • Doug Webb Clinic

    19 Aug 2015 | 11:04 am
    I posted Doug Webb's substitutions a while back, but never got around to editing the audio from the clinic. I figured that I should just post the raw audio tracks, or I'd never get around to editing the tracks. There is a lot of great information here, but it is kind of long. Near the end of the clinic Doug Plays through the entire page of his substitutions, which is really fantastic.(Click for a larger version)Doug Webb improv clinic- part 1Doug Webb improv clinic- part 2
  • Kevin Sun's Jazz Blog

    21 Jul 2015 | 11:37 am
    Kevin Sun has an interesting article on Mark Turner on his blog A Horizontal Search, as well as an archive of great transcriptions. Transcriptions
  • Jimmy Mosher live recordings

    31 Mar 2015 | 2:45 pm
  • Bob Mover/George Colligan live

    25 Mar 2015 | 3:09 pm
  • The Pocket Herb- the genius of Herb Pomeroy

    31 Jan 2015 | 2:45 pm
    The teacher who had the biggest influence on me during my time at Berklee was Heb Pomeroy. I was quite fortunate to play in his Concert Jazz Orchestra for three years, as well as a few semesters in his Line-Writing band and his small combo. Herb was a true master composer, arranger, educator, improvisor and band leader. His influence of how modern Jazz harmony, composition and arranging can not be overstated. For instance, for many years the Altered Dominant scale was called the Pomeroy scale. Unfortunately I never took any of Herb's composition and arranging classes, which I have always…
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    The Jazzcat

  • 99,999 signatures by October 01, 2015 for Make Music Day!!!!

    jazzcat
    2 Sep 2015 | 10:40 pm
    Dear Friends, Musicians and Lovers of Music! I wanted to let you know about a new petition created by CEO of Make Music LA, Dorsay Dujon and ask for your support to Designate June 21st as Make Music Day!!! Please click the picture above and add your name! Make Music Day celebrates a national commitment to making music and the importance of access to music education for all! It will recognize the benefits and importance of music making as an essential form of creative expression! Express your support for designating June 21st, the Summer Solstice as Make Music Day!!!  99,999 signatures by…
  • BENNIE MAUPIN’s 75TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION TONIGHT at The Blue Whale

    jazzcat
    29 Aug 2015 | 8:23 am
    Come and celebrate the Birth of the Really Cool, Bennie Maupin! For 75 years our world has been given the gift of music through the perception of this extraordinary gentleman! BENNIE MAUPIN 75TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION at The Blue Whale Saturday night August 29th 9PM Two new players in the game… Chitown in the house!!!!     Jeff Parker and Josh Johnson Of course featuring the brilliance of .. Patrice Rushen, Darek Oles, Munyungo Jackson and Gene Coye LeRoy Downs honored and privileged to be your host! A joyous occasion and great opportunity to see and here our very own Bennie…
  • Sunday August 30th Come celebrate The World Stage!

    jazzcat
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:29 pm
    ROLL CALL Sunday, August 30, 2015 2PM – 5PM 4344 Degnan Blvd. Los Angeles, CA, 90008 A FREE gathering of Leimert Park artists sharing, shining and performing… The World Stage is in danger of losing their home in Leimert Park. This Sunday we will be holding a Roll Call of Artists and Performers to celebrate the unique beauty of the community, its artists, and the spaces in which their work is created. Some of the many performers appearing are: Dwight Tribble, Michael Sessions, Jerry Quickley, Phil Ranelin, Billy McCoy Trio and more more more. We want anyone who cares about Leimert…
  • Kamasi Washington Talks Jazz in the 21st Century!

    jazzcat
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:00 pm
  • Dee Dee Bridgewater: Dee Dee’s Feathers Featuring Irvin Mayfield Aug 25th at The Grammy Museum

    jazzcat
    25 Aug 2015 | 10:13 am
    Presents August 25th at the Grammy Museum Over the course of a four-decade career, GRAMMY-winning jazz artist Dee Dee Bridgewater has ascended to the upper echelon of vocalists, putting her unique spin on standards while re-envisioning jazz classics. She’s performed with such jazz notables as Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon, and Dizzy Gillespie, and has released a series of critically acclaimed albums, including Dear Ella, her tribute to Ella Fitzgerald that received a GRAMMY for Best Jazz Vocal Performance. Bridgewater also won a Tony Award for her role as Glinda in…
 
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    JazzWax

  • Giacomo Gates: It's All Cool

    Marc Myers
    2 Sep 2015 | 9:05 pm
    One of my favorite male vocalists is out with a new album—Everything Is Cool (Savant). I last wrote about Giacomo when his Miles Tones was released (here). And before that The Revolution Will Be JazzL The Songs of Gil-Scott Heron (here). Giacomo's groovy baritone is a throwback to a time when jazz vocals didn't just mean the American songbook. Here's an excerpt from my liner notes... "Nobody sings like Giacomo Gates these days. Back in the late 1940s and 1950s, when cool ruled and hip vocalese artists were the rage at jazz clubs, the list of crazy crooners included Babs Gonzales, Annie…
  • John Hardee: Lost Tenor

    Marc Myers
    1 Sep 2015 | 9:05 pm
    For every tenor saxophonist you know, there are a dozens you don't know because they never made it or didn't record enough to be remembered. That's the beauty of jazz. There was so much talent in the 1940s and '50s there simply wasn't enough recording opportunities for some artists. For others, financial pressures, family issues and relocations kept them hidden. Case in point: John Hardee. Hardee was born in Coricana, Texas in 1918. His family was musical, and he started on the piano. At 13, he took up the saxophone and several years later began playing in local bands. In the late 1930s,…
  • Lockjaw Davis + Wild Bill Davis

    Marc Myers
    31 Aug 2015 | 9:05 pm
    Tenor saxophonist Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (above) and organist Wild Bill Davis recorded together intermittently in the 1950s, '60s and '70s. Their first session together was in 1959 on Arnett Cobb's Blow, Arnett, Blow for Prestige. Then, they were together on Sonny Stitt's The Matadors Meet The Bull: Stitt for Roulette in 1966. Finally, there was a series of recordings in France in 1976 for the Black & White label. The first was a live date in the town of Chateauneuf du Pape on January 17. On Jan. 21 and 22, and Feb. 1, the two Davises were in a Paris studio recording Jaws Strikes Again,…
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    St. Louis Jazz Notes

  • Jazz this week: Dave King Trucking Company, Gateway Jazz Festival, a benefit for Willie Akins, Dave Easley, and more

    2 Sep 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Though it's still before Labor Day, the fall presenting season would seem to be already getting underway this week, with several noteworthy touring musicians visiting St. Louis, plus the customary variety of jazz and creative music from local performers.Let's go to the highlights...Thursday, September 3Erin Bode concludes her two-night engagement singing standards at Jazz at the Bistro, and guitarist Dave Black and friends will perform at Nathalie's.Friday, September 4 The Dave King Trucking Company will make their St. Louis debut in the first of two nights at Jazz at the Bistro. Drummer and…
  • Fall festivals spotlight diverse styles

    2 Sep 2015 | 3:55 pm
    While St. Louis currently may lack a large-scale annual jazz festival with the scope and diversity of those found in Chicago, Detroit, Rochester, or even Indianapolis, over the past decade a number of smaller events have come along to at least partially fill the void.This fall, three of those smaller-scale festivals will spotlight three different sub-genres from within the jazz and improvised music universe: * This coming Sunday, September 6 and Monday, September 7, the St. Louis Jazz Club's Gateway Jazz Festival will feature a variety of local acts playing traditional, pre-WWII jazz and…
  • Recently on Heliocentric Worlds

    31 Aug 2015 | 10:01 pm
    It's the first of the month, so it's time once again to see what's been going on over at StLJN's sibling site Heliocentric Worlds, where every day there's a different online music video posted, drawing on genres including jazz, blues, soul, funk, classic rock, prog rock, experimental and more. The five most-viewed videos added to the site last month were: Joni Mitchell - Shadows and Light Count Basie - Live on Jazz Casual Mississippi Fred McDowell - "Louise"Duke Ellington - Live in ParisRobert Glasper - "Golden Lady" Other new posts in August contained videos featuring Louis Jordan, Darcy…
  • Music Education Monday: Exploring world music

    31 Aug 2015 | 6:26 pm
    The phrase "world music" may be problematic, most notably in its lack of specificity in lumping together a whole bunch of unrelated non-Western musical traditions and concepts, but it's also a useful reminder for musicians that there are a lot of sounds out there beyond what gets covered in a traditional conservatory education or bandstand apprenticeship here in the USA. Moreover, since jazz tends to absorb influences from whatever it rubs up against, jazz musicians in particular may benefit from broadening their horizons to include the entire globe. But where to begin?This week for "Music…
  • Miles on Monday: The latest on the Miles Davis memorial statue, and more

    30 Aug 2015 | 10:01 pm
    This week in Miles Davis news: * In anticipation of the unveiling of the Miles Davis memorial statue in downtown Alton, IL - now less than two weeks away - the statue's sculptor Preston Jackson was the subject of a feature story in the Alton Telegraph. * Meanwhile, Alton's Miles Davis Jazz Festival has posted to Facebook some new photos from the memorial statue site on Third Street.* After a recent gig with singer D'Angelo at the FYF Festival in Los Angeles, St. Louis-born trumpeter Keyon Harrold got a chance to hang out with actor/director Don Cheadle and Miles Davis' nephew Vince Wilburn Jr…
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    Jazz Blues Florida - Florida's Online Guide to Live Jazz & Blues in at JazzBluesFlorida.com

  • Grammy Award Winning Poncho Sanchez Performing at the Ritz Theatre

    Jazz Blues Florida
    1 Sep 2015 | 12:19 pm
    For more than three decades as both a leader and a sideman, conguero PONCHO SANCHEZ has stirred up a fiery stew of straight-ahead jazz, gritty soul music, and infectious melodies and rhythms from a variety of Latin American and South American sources.Saturday, Sept 5, 2015,  8 PM TICKETS beginning at $35Ritz Theatre and Museum829 N. Davis St.Jacksonville, FL 32202www.ritzjacksonville.com (904)807-2010SMG welcomes Grammy Award-winning, Latin jazz musician Poncho Sanchez, as he performs at the Ritz Theatre September 5th at 8 PM.For more than three decades…
  • Jazz & Blues Florida September 2015 Edition Posted. And so starts the Florida festival season!

    Jazz Blues Florida
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:31 pm
    And the band(s) played on...Jazz & Blues Florida September 2015 Edition PostedCLICK HERE TO FOLLOW LINK TO ONLINE PUBLICATION ON WEBSITEAnother month of the best of real music, made by real people, in real places. Featured artists & shows include: The New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival, Common 'Taters & The Turn Ups, Debi Jordan, NMBR11, Wanderfoot, Marc Ribot, Electric Piquete, King Cotton, Nat Adderley, Jr., Jacqueline Jones, Folk in the Springs.And, just a quick THANK YOU to everyone receiving this. There are now over 10,000 of you! Yes, the Florida jazz & blues scene…
  • Daytona Blues Festival Announces Lineup and Early Bird Pricing - Ends Sept 7th!

    Jazz Blues Florida
    31 Aug 2015 | 4:44 pm
    Hurry and get your tickets to the sixth annual Daytona Blues Festival!Early bird pricing:$25 single day & $60 3-day, ends at 11:59 pm, Sept 7, 2015!Daytona Blues FestivalOctober 9-11, 2015TICKETSFriday, October 9, 2015, 2:30 pm to 10:15 pmJaniva MagnessKenny NealWatermelon SlimNoah WotherspoonThe VaudevillianSaturday, October 10, 2015, 1:00 pm to 10:15 pmSonny LandrethNikki HillJarekus SingletonEddie Cotton, Jr.Balkun BrothersRandy McQuaySunday, October 11, 2015, 1:00 pm to 9:00 pmVictor & the WildRootsPaul ThornAlexis P. Suter BandMoreland & ArbuckleBrian Keith…
  • Gil Anthony's Blues Power Top 30 for September 2015

    Jazz Blues Florida
    31 Aug 2015 | 3:04 pm
    BLUES POWER w/ Gil Anthony (2013 Keeping Blues Alive Award Winner)TOP 30 - SEPTEMBER, 2015WWNT, DOTHAN AL WVVL, ENTERPRISE, ALWQTL, TALLAHASSEE, FLEvery SUNDAY AND MONDAY, 6-11PM CDT, STREAMING LIVE AT GILANTHONYBLUES.COM1...Victor Wainwright*...Boom Town...Blind Pig2...Kentucky Headhunters/Johnny Johnson..Meet me in Bluesland...Alligator3...James Harman...Bonetime...Severn4...Bey/Paule Band...Not Goin' Away...Blue Dot5...Ronnie Earl...Father's Day...Stoney Plain6...Billy Price/Otis Clay..This Time for Real...Vizztone7...Mitch Kolassa..Ghost of the Riverside Hotel..Swingsuit…
  • Live Jazz Weekly in Manalapan and West Palm Beach - Real jazz in real places!

    Jazz Blues Florida
    31 Aug 2015 | 2:40 pm
    Yes! Good times awaitwhere Susan plays!Susan Merritt Jazz TrioNew Jazz Night!Every Sunday, 7-10pm, in August!Call to confirm times as fine-tuning adjustments are made!Live JAZZ to accompany your dinner and cocktails in an upscale, relaxed, convenient location. Patio menu specials. The best pizzas in Manalapan! Ample free parking. Kitchen serving until 10pm. Susan Merritt Trio Special Guests Every Week - Piano (Yes! A newly installed baby grand!)Marty Campfield - Drums Susan Merritt - BassatBasil Bar & Grill (AKA Manalapan Pizza…
 
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    LondonJazz

  • NEWS: Malcolm Edmonstone becomes Acting Head of Jazz at Guildhall School

    3 Sep 2015 | 1:02 am
    Jazz pianist, arranger and educator Malcolm Edmonstone, aged 35, and originally from Perth in Scotland, has been appointed Acting Head of Jazz at Guildhall School of Music and Drama.Laurie Holloway, who knows him well, and who gave him a job in the Strictly Come Dancing band more than ten years ago, describes him well and captures his character in this comment to us on the appointment:"Malcolm Edmonstone is a star! He is a fantastic jazz piano player. So inventive. But not only that talent. He is a brilliant teacher. But not only that talent. He is a very good arranger. But not only…
  • CD REVIEW: Piero Umiliani – La Legge dei Gangsters

    3 Sep 2015 | 12:00 am
    Piero Umiliani – La Legge dei Gangsters (Beat. BCM 9554. CD review by Andrew Cartmel) It’s an excellent sign when the recording you’re listening to for review purposes ends up being played purely for pleasure. La Legge dei Gangsters (Gangster’s Law) was an obscure 1969 Italian crime film. It starred Klaus Kinski and was the last picture directed by Siro Marcellini. But what appears to be no more than the score to a forgotten gangster flick is actually a great Italian jazz album, featuring a large gathering of the country’s strongest players (including Oscar Valdambrini on trumpet).
  • TRIBUTE: Hugo Rasmussen (1941-2015) by Mads Mathias

    2 Sep 2015 | 8:39 am
    Mads Mathias and Hugo Rasmussen at a gig in March 2013Singer, saxophonist and songwriter, and Denmark's leading male jazz vocalist Mads Mathias has written this personal tribute to a central, popular and hugely influential figure on the  Danish jazz scene, bass player Hugo Rasmussen, who died last weekend. "My hero," as Mads Mathias describes him:The double bass player Hugo Rasmussen was here, there and everywhere on the Danish music scene. Known as one of the country’s best jazz bass players and entertainers, he embraced all elements of music from Danish Folkelig (‘music…
  • FESTIVAL REPORT: 4th Rye International Jazz & Blues Festival

    2 Sep 2015 | 4:33 am
    Herbie Flowers4th Rye International Jazz & Blues Festival (Rye, East Sussex, 27th-31st August, 2015. Report by Peter Jones)Festivals of all kinds are springing up like mushrooms these days. Rye, its fourth year just completed, looks like it’s here to stay. To begin with, the setting could not be more pleasant - ancient buildings, cobbled streets, plenty of tea shops, restaurants and pubs. The festival is well organized, and has enough variety to satisfy most tastes, including its own fringe, and a musical and educational programme called Chapter and Lyric. Setting up shop over the…
  • FESTiVAL REVIEWS: Partisans and Brandon Allen Sextet at Highgate Jazz with Soul 2015

    2 Sep 2015 | 3:52 am
    Brandon Allen Sextet horns (l-r): Brandon Allen (tenor saxophone),Nigel Hitchcock (alto saxophone) and Mark Nightingale (trombone)Highgate Jazz with Soul Festival 2015 (Various venues, 31 August 2015. Final day of festival. Reviews by Mark McKergow)Partisans, Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Monday 31 August 2015Partisans is that rare thing in jazz, a long-running band with an unchanged line-up. Now nearly 20 years into their development as a unit, the group joined Brandon Allen’s 2015 Highgate Jazz with Soul festival on a damp bank holiday Monday afternoon. The atmosphere seemed initially…
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    JazzWorldQuest - Jazz News With A Global Perspective

  • USA: 12th ANNUAL ALL STAR OSPAC JAZZ & BREW FESTIVAL SAT SEPT 19 noon-8pm

    JazzWorldQuest Productions
    3 Sep 2015 | 4:30 am
    The OSPAC AMPHITHEATERONE SPECTACULAR DAY at a SPECTACULAR SETTING GREAT MUSIC, LAKESIDE BEER, WINE & FOOD COURT & AFTERNOON CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIESBRING FAMILY, FRIENDS, A BLANKET OR LAWN CHAIR & GOOD SPIRIT! The 12th Annual OSPAC Jazz & Brew Fest again presents an All-Star lineup: The Bill Charlap Trio, the Eric Alexander/Harold Mabern Quartet, the Bob DeVos Organ Quartet, the Oscar Perez Latin Jazz Explosion! and the Dave Stryker Organ Quartet, all playing with eminent musicians, many leaders in their own right. (See schedule and bios below)The…
  • USA: Gail and the Guys Celebrate the Ladies and Remember Bernie (2015)

    JazzWorldQuest Productions
    3 Sep 2015 | 4:30 am
     I promise you will understand every word of these timeless standards. And I hope you will smile as I do when you hear the expressive play on piano, trumpet, double bass, and percussion by "The Guys." "Have bar stool, can sing!" has been my message to small combos in Florida and Maine and their welcoming audiences. How fulfilling it has been to call out, " Over The Rainbow in E flat ! " and take off for everyone's enjoyment. Searching questions led to the choices and sequence for this album: Who are my favorite past women vocalists? What pairs of their best-loved songs can I sing…
  • USA: Linda Dachtyl-A Late One(Chicken Coup 2015)

    JazzWorldQuest Productions
    3 Sep 2015 | 4:30 am
    A New Release from Linda Dachtyl - HAMMOND B3 ArtistLinda Dachtyl - Hammon B3, Don Hales - Guitar, Cary Dachtyl - Drums and Percussion, Brian Olsheski - Tenor Sax, Kris Keith - Soprano Sax, Mark Donavan - Tenor Sax and Clarinet, Chip Willis - Vocals and Tenor Sax, Bob Masters - Trumpet, Dale Nawrocki - Trumpet, Jim Masters - Trombonehttp://www.dachtyl.com/
  • USA: Larry Coryell and Kevin Mahogany Headline Amelia Island Jazz Festival 10/4 to 10/11

    JazzWorldQuest Productions
    3 Sep 2015 | 4:00 am
    AIJF SETS LARRY CORYELL &  KEVIN MAHOGANY AS 2015  HEADLINERS Jazz guitar pioneer, Larry Coryell, and Kevin Mahogany, a masterful jazz vocalist, are set to headline the 2015 Amelia Island Jazz Festival, it was announced this week by AIJF Artistic Director Les DeMerle. A hugely influential guitar player, Coryell is a major figure in the jazz fusion movement of the 1970s and continues to turn out highly regarded recordings. He will appear on Friday, October 9, at the Omni Resorts Amelia Island Plantation. Veteran recording artist Kevin Mahogany, who will perform on Saturday,…
  • USA: Elisabeth Lohninger & Walter Fischbacher-Ballads in Blue (2015)

    JazzWorldQuest Productions
    2 Sep 2015 | 4:30 am
     In an intimate set of ballads vocalist Elisabeth Lohninger and pianist Walter Fischbacher travel with the listener through the peaks and valleys of love.In an intimate set of ballads vocalist Elisabeth Lohninger and pianist Walter Fischbacher travel with the listener through the peaks and valleys of love. Supported by Fischbacher's beautifully unterstated playing Elisabeth Lohninger digs deep into the exhilarations and devastations of the human condition, always fully present, fully believable and breathtakingly authentic. Elisabeth Lohninger
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    Free Jazz Lessons

  • Learn Jazz Piano Comping

    freejazzlessons.com
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:44 pm
    Would you like to improve your jazz comping skills? Want to learn some sweet jazz piano chords that you can use to comp over hundreds of jazz tunes? Well, you’ve come to the right place. In today’s free video lesson I’m going to show you how to play 3 tasty jazz comping voicing. Plus, I’ll show you a cool formula you can use to build your own comp chords. Learn An Entire Comping System & Much More Every week I get emails from people asking me to create more jazz comping tutorials. I always want to deliver! So, today I wanted to share a video with you. This is a…
  • How To Become A Better Musician

    freejazzlessons.com
    16 Aug 2015 | 1:59 pm
    As I mentioned in my last article, I recently celebrated my 15th year anniversary as a full time professional musician. After playing over 1500 gigs I’ve learned tons of musical lessons over the years (both good and bad!) That’s why today I want to share 5 more pieces of musician advice. These tips will show you how to become a better musician. They’ll also give you some new things to think about as you grow your playing. My goal is help you learn from my both my successes and my failures after years of playing. So, lets get started learning… 11. How To Become A…
  • Professional Musician: What I Learned From Playing Over 1500 Gigs

    freejazzlessons.com
    9 Aug 2015 | 5:25 pm
    About 2 months ago I celebrated my 15th year as a full time professional musician. Time definitely goes by quickly! In honor of my ‘anniversary’ I thought I’d create a list of important things I’ve learned from playing 1500 gigs in 15 years. Although, I could fill an encyclopedia with all the lessons I’ve learned, I figured I’d focus on an actionable list and narrow it down to just 15 for this series. To keep it focused and actionable, I’ll list 10 of them below today. Then, we’ll do a follow up article in a few days where I list 5 more.
  • Check Out Our Online Jazz Piano School Redesign

    freejazzlessons.com
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:23 pm
    I’m pleased to announce that Freejazzlessons.com site has has been completely redesigned! My goal has always been to provide the best learning environment possible to up your jazz piano game. So, we’ve made the pages are a lot cleaner looking, the lessons are now easier to read, and overall it’s just a better learning environment. (Do you like it? Please let me know what you think of it in the comments area?) Here Is My Favorite Part Your time is important. So, i’m excited to let you know that the free version of the site now loads 5x faster. Plus, The Premium Jazz…
  • The 7 Day Piano Practice Challenge & New Jazz Piano Courses

    freejazzlessons.com
    17 Jun 2015 | 11:17 am
    Hey jazz piano fans. We have a ton of things to talk about today so make sure you read this whole article. The 7 Day Piano Practice Challenge Update It’s now been 7 days since we started the 7 day piano practice challenge. In my last article I revealed the story of how I overcame some challenges I was facing earlier in the year with getting regular practice in. (If you ever struggle to find practice time perhaps you can relate?) Apparently the story really resonated with the jazz piano community here. Over 110 people joined in on the practice strategy and challenge I used to overcome…
 
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