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  • First look: Cheadle as Miles

    ContemporaryJazz.com
    John Hilderbrand
    8 Jul 2014 | 11:55 am
    Entertainment Weekly has the first look at Don Cheadle as Miles Davis in Cheadle’s Miles Ahead movie. Check out the full picture and a new interview with the actor.
  • Henry Mancini On Piano Jazz

    Jazz
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:22 am
    In a 1985 session, the composer, arranger and pianist plays "Days Of Wine And Roses" and other favorites.» E-Mail This
  • VIDEO / DVD: STLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Gerald Cleaver and Black Host

    Jazz Music News
    AllAboutJazz.com
    19 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    Today, let's have a look at some videos featuring drummer, composer and bandleader m: Gerald Cleaver, whose group Black Host will be in St. Louis next Saturday, April 25 for a New Music Circle concert at The Stage at KDHX. Cleaver is a Detroit native known for his work with a wide range of artists in jazz and improvised music, including Joe Morris, Roscoe Mitchell, Miroslav Vitous, Michael Formanek, Tomasz Stanko, Lotte Anker, Craig Taborn, and many more. Black Host, just one of several ensembles he leads, was formed in 2011 and is said by their record label Northern Spy to "blend modern…
  • Top 50+Jazz Albums For The Week of 29 March 2015 - Jazzweek

    Elements of Jazz
    Donna M
    29 Mar 2015 | 10:05 pm
    Here are the top 50+ Jazz albums that received the most airplay on US, Canadian and internet radio stations from the past week! Multi-instrumentalist Marcus Miller has a hot new album out on the Blue Note label - Afrodeezia. The trailer is below for your viewing and listening pleasure. Enjoy!     RUSSELL MALONE Love Looks Good On You (HighNote) EDDIE HENDERSON Collective Portrait (Smoke Sessions) STEVE TURRE Spiritman (Smoke Sessions) JACKY TERRASSON Take This! (Impulse!) CHARLES McPHERSON The Journey (Capri)
  • Strawberry Fest poster artist Kalle Siekkinen to show his work at New Orleans Jazz Fest

    New Orleans Jazz Fest
    Doug MacCash, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:54 pm
    Kalle Siekkinen has based his artistic career on the style and subject matter of his mentor, Bill Hemmerling, a popular Ponchatoula artist who painted very similar images of featureless African-Americans.
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    Jazz

  • Henry Mancini On Piano Jazz

    17 Apr 2015 | 8:22 am
    In a 1985 session, the composer, arranger and pianist plays "Days Of Wine And Roses" and other favorites.» E-Mail This
  • Celebrating Billie Holiday's Centennial With Cassandra Wilson

    17 Apr 2015 | 7:01 am
    On a new album, one of today's top singers turns her blues, country and folk-tinged delivery on Holiday's songbook. Jazz Night catches Wilson live in concert, and catches up with key collaborators.» E-Mail This
  • Simón Bolívar Big Band Jazz In Concert

    15 Apr 2015 | 4:45 pm
    The flagship jazz band of Venezuelan youth music education program El Sistema presents both American jazz masters and Venezuelan composer. It performs at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City.» E-Mail This
  • John Pizzarelli On Mountain Stage

    14 Apr 2015 | 8:30 am
    A master of the seven-string guitar, Pizzarelli plays standards with a terrific backing band.» E-Mail This
  • In 'Snowy Egret,' A Fierce New Band Takes Flight

    NPR Staff
    11 Apr 2015 | 9:03 am
    Inspired by a Uruguayan author's three-volume history of the Americas, jazz pianist and composer Myra Melford has written a suite for her new quintet.» E-Mail This
 
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    Jazz Music News

  • VIDEO / DVD: STLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Gerald Cleaver and Black Host

    AllAboutJazz.com
    19 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    Today, let's have a look at some videos featuring drummer, composer and bandleader m: Gerald Cleaver, whose group Black Host will be in St. Louis next Saturday, April 25 for a New Music Circle concert at The Stage at KDHX. Cleaver is a Detroit native known for his work with a wide range of artists in jazz and improvised music, including Joe Morris, Roscoe Mitchell, Miroslav Vitous, Michael Formanek, Tomasz Stanko, Lotte Anker, Craig Taborn, and many more. Black Host, just one of several ensembles he leads, was formed in 2011 and is said by their record label Northern Spy to "blend modern…
  • RADIO: JazzWeek Radio Chart: April 20, 2015

    AllAboutJazz.com
    18 Apr 2015 | 12:51 am
    1 3 1 Dave Stryker Messin' With Mr. T (Strikezone) 346 289 +57 3 54 1 4 2 1 2 Russell Malone Love Looks Good On You (HighNote) 328 365 -37 3 61 1 6 3 7 3 Wolff and Clark Expedition 2 (Random Act) 285 242 +43 1 54 3 6 4 2 4 Steve Turre Spiritman (Smoke Sessions)...
  • RECORDING: New Sunnyside Records CD Release Features Corea, Byron and Klein

    AllAboutJazz.com
    18 Apr 2015 | 12:10 am
    This new and musically diverse CD Infinite Winds features three long form compositions by three innovative and highly regarded composers: m: Guillermo Klein, m: Chick Corea and m: Don Byron. Dedicated to the late great jazz trumpeter m: Herb Pomeroy, who taught at MIT for 22 years (and founded the FJE in 1963), Infinite Winds features world premiA re recordings by both Coreaa€'an iconic keyboardist, composer, and bandleader who has won 22 Grammy Awardsa€'and Byron, a critically acclaimed clarinetist, saxophonist, and composer as well as the winner of the first Doris Duke…
  • PERFORMANCE: A Jazz Concert Celebrating the CD Releases of Kaylene Peoples and Bunny Brunel a€' a Magical, Musical Event Producing Real Results for Women Composers!

    AllAboutJazz.com
    18 Apr 2015 | 12:01 am
    It was a magical, unforgettable night of fusion and acoustic jazz on April 8, 2015, at the Catalina Bar and Grill in Hollywood. Celebrating the dual CD release for m: Kaylene Peoples and m: Bunny Brunel (MY MAN and INVENT YOUR FUTURE); together the two jazz musicians put on a show to let the world know their respective albums were availablea€'but they also did a marvelous thing for the classical music community, and specifically that communitya€(TM)s newest charity called Bella Composers. The concert was also a benefit to raise money and awareness for this new…
  • RECORDING: M.O.D. Technologies Adds Re-Imagined Us / Russia Collaboration to Its Incunabula Digital Series, Timezone - Lost Nations

    AllAboutJazz.com
    18 Apr 2015 | 12:01 am
    Timezone is world beat music that emerged during the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the Soviet Union. Artists from Moscow and Humboldt County, California, have built on ethnic diversity and bilingualism to cogenerate an exciting new music. Interwoven with rock, reggae and African rhythms. This decade-long musical journey began in the early 80's, before Gorbachev and Chernobyl. Timezone moved under the guidance of Jon Humboldt Gates, a Russian speaking guitarist and songwriter from Northern California. The first Timezone sessions were inspired by two blind Russian musicians who Gates met and…
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    Elements of Jazz

  • Top 50+Jazz Albums For The Week of 29 March 2015 - Jazzweek

    Donna M
    29 Mar 2015 | 10:05 pm
    Here are the top 50+ Jazz albums that received the most airplay on US, Canadian and internet radio stations from the past week! Multi-instrumentalist Marcus Miller has a hot new album out on the Blue Note label - Afrodeezia. The trailer is below for your viewing and listening pleasure. Enjoy!     RUSSELL MALONE Love Looks Good On You (HighNote) EDDIE HENDERSON Collective Portrait (Smoke Sessions) STEVE TURRE Spiritman (Smoke Sessions) JACKY TERRASSON Take This! (Impulse!) CHARLES McPHERSON The Journey (Capri)
  • Top 50+ Jazz Albums for the Week of 22 March 2015 - JazzWeek

    Donna M
    22 Mar 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Here are the top 50+ Jazz albums that received the most airplay on US, Canadian and internet radio stations from the past week! Check out the back story on the number one album this week from pianist Jacky Terrasson- Take This!     JACKY TERRASSON Take This! (Impulse!) RUSSELL MALONE Love Looks Good On You (HighNote) STEVE TURRE Spiritman (Smoke Sessions) EDDIE HENDERSON Collective Portrait (Smoke Sessions) CHARLES McPHERSON The Journey (Capri)
  • Top 50+ Jazz Albums for the Week of 15 March 2015 - JazzWeek

    Donna M
    15 Mar 2015 | 10:55 pm
    Here are the top 50+ Jazz albums that received the most airplay on US, Canadian and internet radio stations from the past week! For your listening pleasure this week, vocalist/songwriter James Poole with Anyone But You. Enjoy!     EDDIE HENDERSON Collective Portrait (Smoke Sessions) RUSSELL MALONE  Love Looks Good On You (HighNote) JAMIE CULLUM Interlude (Blue Note) JUSTIN KAUFLIN Dedication (Jazz Village) DAVE BASS NYC Sessions (Whaling City Sounds)
  • Top 50 Jazz Albums for the Week of 1 March 2015 - JazzWeek

    Donna M
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:10 pm
    Here are the top 50 Jazz albums that received the most airplay on US, Canadian and internet radio stations from the past week! For your viewing pleasure this week, the Marc Cary Focus Trio performing in Bremen, DE in 2014. Enjoy!     EDDIE HENDERSON Collective Portrait (Smoke Sessions) ALLAN HARRIS Black Bar Jukebox (Love Productions) JUSTIN KAUFLIN Dedication (Jazz Village) JAMIE CULLUM Interlude (Blue Note) CHARLES McPHERSON The Journey (Capri)
  • Top 50 Jazz Albums for the Week of 22 February 2015 - JazzWeek

    Donna M
    22 Feb 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! For your listening pleasure this week, Voice of America's Beyond Category - Cyrus Chestnut. Enjoy ~     JUSTIN KAUFLIN Dedication (Jazz Village) JAMIE CULLUM Interlude (Blue Note) EDDIE HENDERSON Collective Portrait (Smoke Sessions) QUINCY DAVIS Songs In The Key Of Q (In The Know) ALLAN HARRIS Black Bar Jukebox (Love Productions)
 
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    Wynton Marsalis New

  • 48 HOURS: THE WHOLE GRITTY CITY has been honored with the Christopher Award

    17 Apr 2015 | 10:11 am
    48 HOURS: THE WHOLE GRITTY CITY has been honored with the Christopher Award. Hosted by Wynton Marsalis, this poignant, feature length documentary is about the transformative power of music. It goes behind the scenes with three dedicated New Orleans marching band directors working to prepare students to march in Mardi Gras parades. But they accomplish much more as their students experience significant personal growth from being required to exhibit camaraderie, discipline, and endurance. The film, by Richard Barber, a 48 HOURS editor-producer, and Andre Lambertson, a cinematographer and…
  • Caramoor Announces Programming Collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center

    25 Mar 2015 | 1:34 am
    March 25, 2015 – Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts is delighted to announce an inspiring new collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center, led by Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis. Jazz at Lincoln Center programming will provide audiences the chance to hear world-class jazz from one of the nation’s foremost cultural institutions in Caramoor’s idyllic setting. This new programming collaboration will launch at the 22nd annual Caramoor Jazz Festival (July 18), and will feature events and performances for jazz enthusiasts of all ages, culminating in a performance by the…
  • New York Premiere of Wynton Marsalis’ Blues Symphony at JALC

    11 Mar 2015 | 1:07 pm
    New York, NY – American Composers Orchestra (ACO) continues its 38th season with Blues Symphony & Beyond led by ACO Music Director George Manahan on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 8pm at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center. The concert will feature the New York premiere of Blues Symphony by Wynton Marsalis, Managing and Artistic Director, Jazz at Lincoln Center (Marsalis does not perform in this work). The concert will also feature the world premiere of Courtney Bryan*’s Sanctum, commissioned by ACO. Bryan is a past participant in ACO’s groundbreaking *Jazz Composers Orchestra…
  • Celebrating Joe Temperley: From Duke to the JLCO

    2 Mar 2015 | 11:43 am
    Jazz at Lincoln Center honors saxophonist, educator, and co-founding member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Joe Temperley, in the special concert event Celebrating Joe Temperley: From Duke to The JLCO on April 16-18 at 8pm. This concert event will take place at Rose Theater in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, located at Broadway at 60th Street in New York, New York. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will premiere a three-movement concerto composed by Marsalis and dedicated to his longtime friend, about whose playing Marsalis says: “There is…
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center announces 2015-16 Concert Season

    24 Feb 2015 | 2:59 pm
    Season themed “Jazz and American Song” celebrates the music of the stage and silver screen Anchored by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, season also includes appearances by Monty Alexander, Jonathan Batiste, Ravi Coltrane, Michael Feinstein, Bill Frisell, Fred Hersch, Adriane Lenox, Charles Lloyd, Joe Lovano, Christian McBride, Steve Miller, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Diane Schuur and more. Dancers Lil Buck and Jared Grimes join the Orchestra for the debut of Spaces by Wynton Marsalis New York, NY – Today Jazz at Lincoln Center announces its 2015-16 Concert…
 
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    ContemporaryJazz.com

  • New Nelson Rangell

    John Hilderbrand
    13 Apr 2015 | 8:01 pm
    Nelson Rangell is a guy whose playing I’ve always loved. He’s strong on the sax and fantastic on flute and piccolo. He’s released two albums independently this year. Red features him on sax on mostly original compositions in the familiar contemporary jazz mode. Blue has him on flute and piccolo in a variety of songs and styles. Bob James guests on a few tracks. Nelson tells you about it in his first blog.
  • Playlist: 8 from 1990

    John Hilderbrand
    1 Nov 2014 | 9:33 pm
    I’ve posted the third in my series of top contemporary jazz recordings of past years. This one is eight of the best-selling artists in 1990, including the Rippingtons featuring Russ Freeman, Bobby McFerrin, Joe Sample, Dave Weckl and more. Click the image below to immediately listen and spread the word! 1990 Contemporary Jazz from contemporaryjazz on 8tracks Radio.
  • First look: Cheadle as Miles

    John Hilderbrand
    8 Jul 2014 | 11:55 am
    Entertainment Weekly has the first look at Don Cheadle as Miles Davis in Cheadle’s Miles Ahead movie. Check out the full picture and a new interview with the actor.
  • David Blamires Group cover

    John Hilderbrand
    7 Jul 2014 | 3:07 pm
    I’ve been updating my MP3 collection and couldn’t find a good scan of the David Blamires Group’s 1990 recording on the Web. So I scanned mine (usually it’s just easier to get a scan that someone else has already done). In case you’re in the same boat and don’t have a scanner, click the image below to view a 949×932 scan of the self-titled album.
  • George Benson Autobiography

    John Hilderbrand
    17 Jun 2014 | 7:19 am
    I’m looking forward to reading this. Labeling Benson as the “first true (and truly successful) jazz/soul crossover artist” does make you think. Usually, I’m skeptical of definitive statements like that but I can’t find a better example when you factor in the chart success he had. I wish some sort of box set or ultimate collection of his music would come out at the same time as the book. Benson is available now.
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    Commander Trombone

  • “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…
  • Dizzy and the Group on Jazz 625, 1966

    wiley
    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

    wiley
    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

    wiley
    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…
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    Rifftides

  • Blossoms Are Early. Braff & Hyman Are On Time

    Doug Ramsey
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:37 pm
    From today’s cycling expedition through the hills of apple country, there is evidence that prospects seem good for a bountiful crop next fall. If a late snowstorm in the Cascade Mountains melts enough water into the high reservoirs that provide irrigation for the orchards in the valleys below, growers—and those of us who love Honey […]
  • Just Because: Dave Frishberg And Friends

    Doug Ramsey
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:23 pm
    In this 2012 video from the archives of veteran broadcaster Lynn Darroch’s radio program Bright Moments!, pianist Dave Frishberg and two of the Pacific Northwest’s fine tenor saxophonists play Al Cohn’s “Mr. George.” This harkens back to the days when Frishberg was a member of the Al Cohn-Zoot Sims quintet, a frequent attraction at New […]
  • Monday Recommendation: Jack Teagarden

    Doug Ramsey
    13 Apr 2015 | 12:15 am
    Jack Teagarden, Think Well of Me (Verve) Rifftides reader David Chilver, son of the guitarist Pete Chilver (1924-2008), writes from the UK that he recently found among his father’s belongings a Jack Teagarden CD minus cover or liner notes. He listened to it, liked it and went online to see what he could learn about […]
  • When McRae Met Clarke-Boland

    Doug Ramsey
    12 Apr 2015 | 11:32 pm
    Following the April 8 Rifftides post about Carol Sloane and Carmen McRae, Bill Kirchner sent us a link to a German television program featuring McRae in 1968 with the formidable Clarke-Boland Big Band. Co-led by drummer Kenny Clarke and pianist-arranger-composer Francy Boland, the band was a collection of prominent European and American musicians. It thrived […]
  • Compatible Quotes: Ray Charles

    Doug Ramsey
    11 Apr 2015 | 5:53 pm
    To me, music is entertainment – what else can it be? In fact, it’s the only language I know of that’s universal. What is a soul? It’s like electricity – we don’t really know what it is, but it’s a force that can light a room. My version of ‘Georgia’ became the state song of […]
 
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    Jazz@Rochester

  • Listen amongst yourselves (Live jazz in ROC, April 16-22, 2015)

    Greg V. Bell
    15 Apr 2015 | 1:08 pm
    I'm out of town so doing this remotely, so  listen amongst yourselves to the stuff around town. Not much else to report... but maybe some live jazz here in Chicago later (Herbie and Chick are a few blocks north of where I'm staying on Friday, but I think it's sold out... sad). Below you will find the next seven days in live jazz in and around Rochester. Enjoy!  Thursday, April 16, 2015 Matt Krol-Colin Gordon Duo @ Memorial Art Gallery, 5:00 pm David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 5:00 pm Jon Seiger & the All-Stars @ Market Cafe at Wegmans…
  • We got yer Rochester jazz gigs right here (Live jazz in ROC, April 9-15, 2015)

    Greg V. Bell
    8 Apr 2015 | 3:41 pm
    While it is still somewhat light, I'm beginning to hear from more local jazz musicians about gigs, so here's to hoping it will pick up as we wait for the 2015 XRIJF (which, surprisingly enough, doesn't actually suck ALL of the air out of the local jazz scene... but does have an effect). If you know of something out there that I'm missing in these posts, click on the Contact Us button above and let us know.... While there is not a lot of jazz to be found, there is some and, if you squint your ears, some more at this year's Lilac Festival from Friday, May 8, through…
  • When will the heat come? (Live jazz in ROC, April 2-8, 2015)

    Greg V. Bell
    1 Apr 2015 | 3:52 pm
    Despite the (finally) rising temperatures, it seems to be getting a bit cold out there for live jazz in town. What with the apparent closing of Bistro 135 and just an all round paucity of live gigs in town. Here's to hoping that it is just the calm before the storm of Spring & Summer.  If you know of something out there that I'm missing in these posts, click on the Contact Us button above and let us know....   So, here's the next seven days in live jazz in and around Rochester.   Thursday, April 2, 2015 David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford),…
  • Has it been a year already? ... XRIJF for live jazz in June, this post for live jazz in ROC for the next 7 days

    Greg V. Bell
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Every year it sneaks up on me and then I get the "media alert" setting the time. And it is here again.... Yesterday morning at Hatch Hall in the Eastman School of Music, the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival announced its lineup for this year's festival, which will take place June 19-27. As usual it is a great smorgasbord of music, with a lot of new sounds that I'm looking forward to tasting during those 9 days in June. There are new venues and some other changes, plus the last of the headliners, Steve Gadd with a special guest (do you think it might be Chuck?). As the…
  • I would like to be responsive in more ways than one....

    Greg V. Bell
    22 Mar 2015 | 8:36 am
    Quick note to let you all know that I will be working on redesigning the site to use a more of a responsive design so that it will display better in all manner of screens from big ass monitors to iPhones and Androids (not quite ready for the Apple Watch...). I have been using a separate service for my mobile readers for quite a while and will keep that until I'm happy with how mobile display is working. As I move things around and try out different design elements, 2 vs. 3 columns, font sizes, etc., I would love it if you would provide feedback on how you're seeing it out there.
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    Upcoming shows

  • Marcus Miller in St. Louis on 06/16/15

    16 Jun 2015 | 7:30 pm
    Artist: Marcus Miller Date: Tuesday, June 16th 2015 - Thursday, June 18th 2015 Time: 9:30pm City: St. Louis Venue: Jazz at the Bistro Address: 3536 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63103 Country: US Admission: $45 adults | $15 students Box office: 314.571.6000 Buy Tickets More info. Add to Google Calendar | Download iCal
  • Marcus Miller in St. Louis on 06/16/15

    16 Jun 2015 | 5:30 pm
    Artist: Marcus Miller Date: Tuesday, June 16th 2015 - Thursday, June 18th 2015 Time: 7:30pm City: St. Louis Venue: Jazz at the Bistro Address: 3536 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63103 Country: US Admission: $45 adults | $15 students Box office: 314.571.6000 Buy Tickets More info. Add to Google Calendar | Download iCal
  • 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: 314.571.6000 Buy Tickets 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: 314.571.6000 Buy Tickets More info. Add to Google Calendar | Download iCal
  • JazzU & the Jazz St. Louis All-Stars in St. Louis on 06/05/15

    5 Jun 2015 | 7:30 pm
    Artist: JazzU & the Jazz St. Louis All-Stars Date: Friday, June 5th 2015 - Saturday, June 6th 2015 Time: 9:30pm City: St. Louis Venue: Jazz at the Bistro Address: 3536 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63103 Country: US Admission: $5 Box office: 314.571.6000 Buy Tickets More info. Add to Google Calendar | Download iCal
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    JAZZ LIVES

  • MUSIC BLAZING IN THE DARKNESS: TAL RONEN’S HOLY MOLY (JAY RATTMAN, ROSSANO SPORTIELLO) at LITTLE BRANCH (April 13, 2015: PART ONE)

    jazzlives
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:07 am
    The string bassist / composer / arranger / good fellow TAL RONEN is not only all these heroic things, but he creates imaginative ensembles.  I’d heard of his HOLY MOLY when I was on the other coast — Christmas Eve and Christmas at Smalls — and had wanted to be there but couldn’t.  However, just a few nights ago I was able to visit the HOLY MOLY trio — Tal, string bass; Rossano Sportiello, piano; Jay Rattman, clarinet — at Little Branch (22 Seventh Avenue South in New York City) for a late session of music. Before we turn to the videos, which require a…
  • “PENSIVE AND SWEET AND WISE”: HILARY GARDNER and EHUD ASHERIE HONOR RODGERS and HART at MEZZROW (March 17, 2015)

    jazzlives
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:46 am
    Here are two more beautiful songs from the Rodgers and Hart evening that Hilary Gardner and Ehud Asherie created for us on March 17, 2015, at Mezzrow on West Tenth Street, my new basement shrine to lyricism. The tender duets Hilary and Ehud create for us are tremendously moving celebrations of love.  Love is in the lyrics, in the melody, and of course in the performances. WAIT TILL YOU SEE HIM, a paean in three-quarter time to the lover who is announced but not yet tangible, frankly beyond the singer’s powers to describe adequately.  (If you haven’t felt this way, have you…
  • SWEETHEARTS, NAUGHTY AND UNTRUSTWORTHY: THE EARREGULARS at THE EAR INN: JON-ERIK KELLSO, MATT MUNISTERI, SCOTT ROBINSON, ATTILA KORB (January 25, 2015)

    jazzlives
    15 Apr 2015 | 2:47 pm
    Not all sweethearts are easy to deal with.  When they’re ON PARADE, they remind you that you’re alone. Nobody wants you to join in the amorous festivities.  That pretty young thing with the rouged cheeks?  She’s fallen from grace and is NOBODY’S [                 ] NOW. Here, the mightily eloquent yet light-hearted EarRegulars — the Saints of Soho, known far and wide — give us two musical dramatizations of Sweetheart-ness gone awry.  They are Jon-Erik Kellso, trumpet; Matt Munisteri, guitar; Attila Korb (visiting from Hungary), trombone AND…
  • DOCTOR REDMAN’S PRESCRIPTION

    jazzlives
    14 Apr 2015 | 6:43 am
    Good advice from the Doctor, 1931: I think with longing of catching up on my sleep . . . but there’s so much fine music to hear! And — just a thought: who remembers Don Redman these days?  A world-changing arranger, bandleader, saxophonist, and one of the most charming singers ever.  Don’t dare call what he does “talking” in my presence, for the lilt of  his voice and his whimsical phrasing are so delightful. May your happiness increase!Filed under: "Thanks A Million", Bliss!, Generosities, Irreplaceable, It's All True, Jazz Titans, Pay Attention!, That Was…
  • THE DEFENDANT TELLS HER STORY, THROWS HERSELF ON THE MERCY OF THE COURT (1929)

    jazzlives
    13 Apr 2015 | 3:38 am
    Miss Baker, guilty of Love. Counsel for the Defendant, Messrs. Waller and Razaf: My only hope is that Justice was Merciful. (One of my favorite songs and a wonderful performance, new to me.) May your happiness increase!Filed under: "Thanks A Million", Awful Sad, Bliss!, It's A Mystery, It's All True, Swing You Cats!, The Things We Love Tagged: Andy Razaf, Fats Waller, Guilty of Love, Jazz Lives, Josephine Baker, Michael Steinman, MY FATE IS IN YOUR HANDS
 
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    Music and More

  • Dave Stryker - Messin’ With Mr. T (Strikezone, 2015)

    17 Apr 2015 | 1:58 pm
    Popular jazz guitarist Dave Stryker develops a tribute album to tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine, whom he worked with as a sideman for many years. He shares the wealth, inviting a different saxophonist to sit in on each tune. The core band is Stryker with Jared Gold on organ, McClenty Hunter on drums and Mayra Casales on percussion. Houston Person is the featured saxophonist on “La Place Street” where the band develops a swinging tempo, making for a happy and relaxed sensibility. Person builds his solo gradually to a nice statement and leaves room for guitar and organ features.
  • John Zorn - The Hermetic Organ Vol. 3 (Tzadik, 2015)

    13 Apr 2015 | 1:30 pm
    This is the third entry in John Zorn’s Hermetic Organ series, where he performs solo on massive pipe organ, this time the music was recorded live in St. Paul’s Hall in the UK, with the recital appropriately starting at midnight. “The Fall of Satan” begins with a massive slab of sound coming from the organ. The sound swirls and casts a shadow in an ominous, foreboding fashion. He is able to shift gears, getting some light almost flute-like sounds, before turning the music back into something like a warning signal as if to say danger ahead. Zorn then pulls all of these ideas together,…
  • John Zorn - Simulacrum (Tzadik, 2015)

    12 Apr 2015 | 12:04 pm
    Billed as “the most extreme organ trio ever” John Zorn supplies the compositions and then sets loose the trio of John Medeski on organ, Kenny Grohowski on drums and Matt Hollenberg on guitar on a wild ride which throws free jazz, metal and progressive rock into a blender. “The Illusionist” begins the album with Medeski’s organ shielding the guitar and drums before they break out for a grinding section, which sounds like the Tony Williams Lifetime on a generous helping of amphetamines. This is a long performance and the group is able to control the dynamics of the music by dropping…
  • Interesting Links

    11 Apr 2015 | 3:53 pm
    Nate Chinen on Charles Lloyd.Jon Pareles and Nate Chinen present a podcast about Charles Lloyd.A lengthy interview with percussionist Ches Smith.Hank Shteamer interviews Antonio Sanchez about Birman.H. Shteamer also interviews Jason Moran about the Village Vanguard.An interview with Bill Laswell entitled No Boundaries.An interview with guitarist Mary Halvorson.Burning Ambulance on Cecil Taylor circa 1983.Troy Collins interviews saxophonist Tony Malaby for the new issue of Point of Departure.Send comments to Tim.
  • Tomas Fujiwara and the Hook Up (482 Music, 2015)

    8 Apr 2015 | 1:36 pm
    The Hook Up band led by drummer Tomas Fujiwara has been together for nearly eight years now and their sense of togetherness is really borne out by the playing on this album, propelling Fujiwara’s interesting and complex compositions. The band consists of Mary Halvorson on guitar, Michael Formanek on bass, Brian Settles on tenor saxophone and flute and Jonathan Finlayson on trumpet. “Lastly” opens with drums, a little skittering guitar and a touch of flute giving the proceedings a mysterious air. They develop a medium tempo, with trumpet sliding in over flinty shards of guitar. Cymbals…
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    Casa Valdez Studios

  • 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…
  • Doug Webb Clinic

    23 Jan 2015 | 1:08 pm
    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
  • 8-Tonic PDF

    9 Jan 2015 | 10:27 am
    Here is a 17 page PDF with 8-Tonic materials: 8-Tonic.PDFLink to All Major Keys ii-V7Is play-along trackLink to A7 play-along track
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    The Jazzcat

  • The 2015 Cape Town Jazz Festival and the Wonders of South Africa!

    jazzcat
    10 Apr 2015 | 12:45 pm
    Oh Africa, the land that I love. So much to experience, the people, their conversations, tiny streets, little cafes, open air markets, the natural wonders of the city and the music!! The world is so vast, spins so quickly and experience is the only avenue by which seekers of truth come to have that knowledge. It is the gateway to touch, feel and determine for oneself that which is real, true and beautiful. Africa, like jazz and many other things in this world have an image, a perception that most people think is the summation of the mere utterance of the word. It is only with time, study,…
  • LeRoy Downs off to cover the 16th Annual Cape Town Jazz Festival

    jazzcat
    23 Mar 2015 | 1:15 pm
    This is where the music brings the world together! On March 27th and 28th, artists from all over the globe descend upon Cape Town South Africa, the pinnacle of beauty surrounded by gorgeous blue water filling the air with the wonderful sounds of jazz music! My trip will consist of a few days in Cape Town followed by a short trip to Durban to explore the food, the culture and the music! I will return with an article and I am sure a plethora of great information about our brothers and sisters from the motherland. The endeavor should include a Jazz Safari, a South Africa Cooking Safari, wine…
  • Kendrick Scott Oracle’s Final Destination the Blue Whale

    jazzcat
    14 Mar 2015 | 3:14 am
    The Oracle- The word “oracle” comes from the Latin verb ōrāre “to speak” and properly refers to the priest or priestess uttering the prediction Another full house here at the Blue Whale, the best room in Los Angeles for premium quality sound. The benevolent and wise Joon Lee, creator of the club is back in town and the music never wavers. Kendrick Scott, the peaceful soul behind the melody, leading an all-star cast of cognition.Out front Walter Smith III with tenor logistics and Mike Moreno whose guitar fills the room with warm waves of echoing vibrations casting…
  • The Jazzcat on 89.9FM KCRW.com Sat March 7 @ 3am

    jazzcat
    7 Mar 2015 | 2:03 am
    LD Rockin’ the airwaves at 89.9 FM KCRW.com. Spinnin’ from 3am to 6am question is, ARE YOU WITH ME! I guarantee you will here some of the most spectacular jazz music programmed seamlessly creating an experience we both will enjoy. LA, I know most of you are sleeping but, New York, Paris, Brazil, Copenhagen, Chicago, London, South Africa, let’s do it! Click KCRW to listen!!!! Bo Leibowitz is taking the night to relax and has given me the opportunity to stretch!!! Let’s see where the music takes us! Listen and Enjoy! Click here to peep the Playlist!
  • LeRoy Downs and Mark Maxwell on Rise 90.7FM KPFK.ORG This Sunday @ Midnight – 3am!!

    jazzcat
    28 Feb 2015 | 5:44 pm
      Click any picture and Listen Live Sunday @ Midnight / Monday March 2nd @ 12:00am Back once again to stretch, share and expand vibrations, positive buoyancy,  encourage, uplift and provoke thought while loving the creators, honoring the masters and blessing those with a thirsty ear for quality sonic experiences. JAZZ MUSIC!!! And to coin a phrase from our President, “Let Me Be Perfectly Clear”, mediocracy, redundancy and popularity are prohibited in exchange for a proclivity of pristine, progressive, organic, quality jazz music! It’s always a pleasure to share the…
 
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    JazzWax

  • Weekend Wax Bits

    Marc Myers
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:05 pm
    I'm happy to report that I've been nominated in two categories by the Jazz Journalists Association for their 2015 awards—Lifetime Achievement in Jazz Journalism and Blog of the Year. Congratulations to Ted Panken and Neil Tesser, my co-nominees in the first category, and Doug Ramsey (Rifftides), Patrick Jarenwattananon (A Blog Supreme) and Ethan Iverson (Do the Math) in the second. Winners will be announced on June 16. By the way, the image above is not the JJA's awards this year for winners. Conte Candoli and Bill Holman. Here's a video clip of the two musicians…
  • Interview: Chita Rivera

    Marc Myers
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:05 pm
    Chita Rivera is a pistol. When I interviewed her for the "House Call" column in today's Mansion section of The Wall Street Journal, she was elegant, earthy and downright funny (go here). Chita, of course, is a two-time Tony-winning dancer, actor and singer and a Broadway legend. She was the original Anita in West Side Story (1957), and it's tough to say her name without hearing the slinky strains of Cool, Tonight or America from the famed musical. She's also a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Kennedy Center Honor. Here's Chita being honored…
  • June Christy: Stars of Jazz, '58

    Marc Myers
    15 Apr 2015 | 9:05 pm
    In 1958, June Christy was one of the West Coast's best-known jazz-pop recording artists. At Capitol Records, where Pete Rugolo arranged many of her albums, Christy delivered songs with a sunny melancholy and breathy coolness that perfectly reflected the sighing resignation of bluesy middle-age suburbanites in Southern California. In March '58, Christy appeared on Stars of Jazz, the Los Angeles jazz TV show hosted by pianist and singer-songwriter Bobby Troup. Christy sang I Want to Be Happy and That's All backed by the Lighthouse All-Stars: Frank Rosolino (tb), Bob Cooper (ts),…
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    St. Louis Jazz Notes

  • Sunday Session: April 19, 2015

    19 Apr 2015 | 4:04 am
    Herbie HancockFor your Sunday reading, some interesting music-related items that have hit StLJN's inbox over the past week:* Cecil Taylor in 1983 (Burning Ambulance)* Listen to the Future (The New Yorker)* How Lester Young Invented Cool (The Daily Beast)* At Corea and Hancock’s performance, crowd-pleasers and timeless classics (Washington Post)* This New Collection of 12,000 Photographs Chronicles the American Jazz Scene (Smithsonian)* Lonnie Liston Smith’s life in jazz (Red Bull Music Academy)* The Media Column: The music business is starting to think the next big thing is just a…
  • StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Gerald Cleaver & Black Host

    18 Apr 2015 | 11:43 am
    Today, let's have a look at some videos featuring drummer, composer and bandleader Gerald Cleaver, whose group Black Host will be in St. Louis next Saturday, April 25 for a New Music Circle concert at The Stage at KDHX. Cleaver is a Detroit native known for his work with a wide range of artists in jazz and improvised music, including Joe Morris, Roscoe Mitchell, Miroslav Vitous, Michael Formanek, Tomasz Stanko, Lotte Anker, Craig Taborn, and many more. Black Host, just one of several ensembles he leads, was formed in 2011 and is said by their record label Northern Spy to "blend modern jazz,…
  • So What: Local News, Notes & Links

    17 Apr 2015 | 4:31 am
    Here's the latest wrap-up of assorted links and short news items of local interest: * Don Wolff will receive his 2015 “Jazz Hero” award from the Jazz Journalists Association in a ceremony at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 30 at Jazz at the Bistro. The event is free and open to the public, and will feature live music, complimentary Brother Thelonious Ale, and a cash bar.Wolff is one of 24 "Jazz Heroes" around the country who are being recognized by JJA this year for their behind-the-scenes contributions to preserving and promoting jazz music. * The late Clark Terry is remembered by his…
  • Record Store Day is Saturday, April 18

    16 Apr 2015 | 2:51 am
    This Saturday is the ninth annual Record Store Day, the national celebration of independent music sellers, and St. Louis record stores will be doing their part, not only selling special limited-edition new releases but also offering various other promotional activities and in-store performances. Yr. humble StLJN editor once again will taking part in some of those activities as one of the "guest DJs" spinning records in-store at Vintage Vinyl in the U City Loop. I'll be taking over the store's DJ booth for an hour starting at 4:30 p.m., playing jazz, blues, funk, soul and more, with a high…
  • New play about Sun Ra premiering at St. Louis Community College-Forest Park

    15 Apr 2015 | 7:40 pm
    Discipline 27-II, a new play based on the life and music of pianist, bandleader and composer Sun Ra, will premiere this weekend at St. Louis Community College - Forest Park. Written by Bob Mielke, a poet, author and professor of English at Truman State University and a longtime fan of Sun Ra, Discipline 27-II takes its name from a 1973 album by Ra and his Arkestra. It features "a re-creation of a Sun Ra concert, with the story of his life woven throughout the performance," according to a news release distributed yesterday by StLCC-FP.“I took the story as Sun Ra told it. So if he says he…
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    Jazz Blues Florida - Florida's Online Guide to Live Jazz & Blues in at JazzBluesFlorida.com

  • Longineu Parsons - Back from Europe and Playing Jazz for Justice Event April 19 in Tallahassee

    Jazz Blues Florida
    18 Apr 2015 | 3:22 pm
    Longineu Parsons Ensembleat Adams Street CommonsJAZZ FOR JUSTICELegal Services of North Florida Annual BenefitApril 19, 2015, 3:00-4:00pmVIP Concert & Champagne Reception for Sponsors and Patron Ticket HoldersTICKETSADAMS STREET STAGEAdams Street, Tallahassee FL (in front of Andrew’s Capital City Grille - MAPMissed the Bosman Twin'sCD release events in St. Louis?Buy the CD online HERE!NOW BOOKING CONCERTS, FESTIVALSAND CORPORATE EVENTS THROUGH 2016CONTACT & BOOKINGSTribal Recordshttp://www.tribaldisorder.comEXCLUSIVE REPRESENTATION: BLADE…
  • Grammy Winning Blues Guitarist Chris Thomas King Live in St. Pete and Sarasota

    Jazz Blues Florida
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:20 am
    From Jazz Fest to 'O' Brother...' to 'Treme', Chris Thomas King brings his blues to  Florida! View as web page.Friday, May 22, 2015 ~ 7:30pmThe Palladium253 5th Ave NorthSt. Petersburg, FL  33701Info: (727)822-3590Tickets:  www.ctkstpete.comSaturday, May 23, 2015 ~ 7pmFogartyville/WSLR525 Kumquat CourtSarasota, FL  34236Info: (941)587-6588Tickets: www.ctksarasota.comArtist Website: www.christhomasking.comChris Thomas King was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in 1964 and has been playing professionally since he was 20 years old. He is the son of…
  • There's a first time...(And we can bet Allen Kanovsky is looking for more, musically and otherwise!)

    Jazz Blues Florida
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:11 am
    Submitted by Al Kanovsky 04/17/15...for everything. Last night a first for me. It was the first time ever that I allowed driving time to be a factor in my decision at where to go to listen to live music. My mood generally dictates the destination. North to Lake Worth? South to downtown Miami? Both had musicians I like. Lake Worth, just under an hour. Downtown, about 40-45 minutes. Ft. Lauderdale, 20 minutes tops. Cafe Vico! Clarence Palmer (B3/vocals) Jim Adle (sax/vocals), DannyBurger (drums/no vocals).Walked through the door to the opening of "Blackbird Bye, Bye". Jim took his time…
  • Jazz Returns to Little Havana at The Ball & Chain on Calle Ocho!

    Jazz Blues Florida
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:20 pm
    Live jazz every week at Miami's Hottest New/Old Club!AND...A Special Jazz Evening April 23!Thursday, April 23, 2015;  6-10pm. Special Jazz Event!Nick Tannura Trio's"Live at the Ball & Chain" CD Release Party!Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday; 6-10pmLive Jazz w/ Nick Tannura Trio & Special GuestsEvery WednesdayLadies Night & Karaoke Karaoke starts at 8pm. Free well drinks for the ladies 8-10pmEvery ThursdayLive Jazz w/ Nick Tannura Trio & Special Guests6-10pmLittle Havana Under the StarsFree Salsa Class at…
  • Gold Coast Jazz Society Announces Jazz Scholarship Competition

    Jazz Blues Florida
    16 Apr 2015 | 12:50 pm
    JEANETTE  M. RUSSELL JAZZ SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION          On Saturday, April 25, the Gold Coast Jazz Society will present the annual Jeanette M. Russell Jazz Scholarship Competition.  The competition will be held at the Dillard Center for the Arts, Dillard High School, 2501 NW 11th Street in Fort Lauderdale, occurs from 9:00am until Noon and is free and open to the public to attend.  Competitors will include finalists from Florida high schools, colleges and universities who have met the financial criteria, other scholarship qualifications and are…
 
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    LondonJazz

  • NEWS: Manu Codjia Trio win 2015 BMW Welt Jazz Award

    19 Apr 2015 | 3:13 am
    Jérôme Regard, Manu Codiga, Philippe Garcia with the BMW Welt AwardPhoto credit: Ralf DombrowskiIn this last report, Ralf Dombrowski, who has been photographing and observing this year's seventh annual BMW Welt Jazz Award gives the result from last night's final. The winners of the competition and of its EUR15,000 prize, with the strap-line this year "Playing my Guitar", were chosen from about 50 entries which the jury (members listed below) considered blind. Ralf writes:  The final round first presented the FAT trio from Austria with their highly intellectual, but also very…
  • CD REVIEW: Babelfish - Chasing Rainbows

    19 Apr 2015 | 12:01 am
    Babelfish - Chasing Rainbows (Moletone Records 006. CD Review by Alison Bentley)At the heart of Babelfish are Brigitte Beraha (vocals) and Barry Green (piano), who have written and arranged this mix of original, jazz and Classical pieces. Beraha’s pure, airy voice complements Green’s lyrical piano, and they’re joined by the excellent Chris Laurence (bass) and Paul Clarvis (percussion). This new CD is about love in its many forms. The album as a whole describes the unravelling of love, and the title Chasing Rainbows expresses the mood of Romantic longing that pervades it.Beraha’s You,…
  • REVIEW: Andrew McCormack Trio with Mark Lockheart at Cambridge Modern Jazz

    17 Apr 2015 | 5:59 am
    L-R: Andrew McCormack, Mark Lockheart, Sam Lasserson, James MaddrenHidden Rooms, Cambridge, April 2015Andrew McCormack Trio with Mark Lockheart(Cambridge Modern Jazz, Hidden Rooms in Jesus Lane. 16th April 2015. Review by Sebastian Scotney)"An object that is at rest will stay at rest unless an external force acts upon it," once decreed Isaac Newton from his place of work in Cambridge, just a few streets away from last night's gig. Andrew McCormack's compositions,mostly from the 2014 album First Light (reviewed here) often have a way of starting with an assertion of calm, of staying neatly…
  • CD REVIEW: Piero Umiliani – Intrigo a Los Angeles

    17 Apr 2015 | 1:40 am
    Piero Umiliani – Intrigo a Los Angeles (Beat. BCM 9514. CD review by Andrew Cartmel)Chet Baker resided in Italy from 1959 until 1964 — including a spell in prison after the trumpeter had the misfortune to overdose in the toilet of a gas station in San Concordio. Baker managed to talk his way out of the police station in Lucca, and appeared to be in the clear. Unfortunately a local public prosecutor went gunning for the American, blithely breaking laws in a campaign to nail him. So Baker ended up on trial, and was convicted of drug smuggling and forging prescriptions. He was incarcerated…
  • REVIEW: Loose Tubes at the 2015 Gateshead Festival

    16 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Loose Tubes with John Parricelli (centre)Loose Tubes(Sage Gateshead, 12th April 2015. Tour report and Review by Jon Carvell)Jon Carvell travelled with the Loose Tubes and saw their show at the Gateshead International Jazz Festival. This is his tour diary, review, and preview of forthcoming dates. He writes:  It’s just after 7am on Sunday morning in a side street in Euston. Members of Loose Tubes are congregating ahead of their seven hour journey to Gateshead to play the closing show of the festival. The smell of coffee and porridge fills the bus as space is found in the hold for an…
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    JazzWorldQuest - Jazz News With A Global Perspective

  • RARE NOISE RECORDS TO RELEASE FELICIATI'S KOI & METALLIC TASTE OF BLOOD

    JazzWorldQuest Productions
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:39 pm
    RARE NOISE RECORDS TO RELEASE FELICIATI'S KOI & METALLIC TASTE OF BLOOD For Immediate Release PleaseBassist-Composer-Producer  Lorenzo Feliciati  To Release  KOI  RareNoise concept album, blending ambient music and prog-rock, features Japan drummer STEVE JANSEN & King Crimson drummer PAT MASTELOTTOAVAILABLE IN STORES AND ONLINE ON MAY 26, 2015AND THROUGH RARE NOISE RECORDSON CD, VINYL AND HI-RES DIGITAL DOWNLOADTO WATCH THE VIDEO PLEASE SCROLL DOWN Lorenzo FeliciatiFretless and fretted electric basses, electric guitar, keyboards & sound designAlessandro…
  • Saskia Laroo: In the Media; To Asia and the US

    JazzWorldQuest Productions
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:37 pm
    Best Jazz Friends,This week is dedicated to the Dutch National Soul & Jazz-week onRadio 6!The Saskia Laroo Band was featured this past Monday on the Radio 6’s “Eerst Jaap!” with 3 songs and a short interview of which the video can be seen here: Saskia-Laroo-in-the-live-loungeFollowing this fine morning show, quickly it was onward to the Westerpark in Amsterdam for a Dutch twist on the "A Great Day In Harlem (1958)" photo  entitled:'A Great Day In Amsterdam (2015)'Later in the day, it was onto a special Netherlands live-TV broadcast of the popular De Wereld Draait…
  • Drummer Dan Brubeck's "Celebrating the Music and Lyrics of Dave & Iola Brubeck" Due for April 28 Release

    JazzWorldQuest Productions
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:30 pm
    Drummer Dan Brubeck Honors His Parents' Music(& Debuts on CD as a Leader)With "Celebrating the Music and Lyricsof Dave & Iola Brubeck,"To Be Released by Blue Forest RecordsApril 28 2-CD Set Was Recorded August 2013Live at the Cellar, Vancouver, BCWith Brubeck's Quartet:Saxophonist Steve Kaldestad,Pianist Tony Foster, & Bassist/Vocalist Adam Thomas  April 8, 2015  On his brilliantly realized new album Celebrating the Music and Lyrics of Dave & Iola Brubeck, drummer Dan Brubeck introduces his parents' remarkable and surprisingly little-known songbook. The…
  • Available Now via Blueazul Records: Philadelphia's MINAS Combines Big Band Jazz and Brazilian Bossa Nova on Symphony In Bossa

    JazzWorldQuest Productions
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:29 pm
     Available Now via Blueazul Records:Philadelphia's MINAS Combines Big Band Jazz and Brazilian Bossa Nova on Symphony In Bossa "Haddad and King are succeeding in bringing a new wave of Brazilian music to Philadelphia ... the music is hot" - The Philadelphia InquirerStream Tracks from Symphony in Bossa Philadelphia-based husband and wife duo Minas, comprised of guitarist/vocalist/composer Orlando Haddad and pianist/vocalist/composer Patricia King, have performed together over the past three decades in a variety of formats ranging from duo to ensemble to…
  • Vanya Project “Jazz de chambre”

    JazzWorldQuest Productions
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:26 pm
    Musique? Respiration. Mouvement. Enrober le silence.L'harmonie et le rythme sont dictés par la mélodie.Vanya signifie en sanscrit “sauvage”, “sylvestre”.Les musiques d'Emmanuelle Somer revendiquent la liberté. Sortir des sentiers battus, être libre, libre de tout style, de toute étiquette. S'exprimer au-delà des frontières pré-établies; transcender celles-ci.Musicienne voyageuse et ouverte aux cultures du monde, Emmanuelle Somer résume au mieux ses musiques par les termes “jazz de chambre”. Ses compositions sont inspirées des jazz modernes américain et européen, des…
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    Free Jazz Lessons

  • Jazz Theory Cheat Sheet: The ii V I In All 12 Keys

    freejazzlessons.com
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:48 am
  • Jazz Theory Basics: The Secrets Behind The ii-V-I

    freejazzlessons.com
    16 Mar 2015 | 1:15 pm
  • Learn Piano From Grammy Nominated Piano Player Matt Slocum

    freejazzlessons.com
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:47 am
  • The 7 Most Popular Lessons On Freejazzlessons in 2014

    freejazzlessons.com
    27 Dec 2014 | 8:47 am
    It’s truly amazing how fast this year seems to have gone by. It’s been an incredibly fulfilling year for us here at Freejazzlessons.com. I’d like to thank everybody for their continued support and commitment to becoming better musicians! What We’ve Been Up To The jazz piano community here at FJL continues to grow exponentially. This year we had approx. 500,000 unique visitors come and learn jazz piano here. In 2014 we also created over 35 hours of brand new course materials, new DVDs, and free blog tips. It inspires me everyday to know that I get to hang out with so…
  • How To Improve Your Piano Rhythm: For Jazz Pianists And More

    freejazzlessons.com
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:32 am
    One of the cool things about learning jazz piano is there are so many different things you can practice that will help you improve your skills. Jazz is a very deep art form and there’s always something new and fun to explore. For example, you can spend time learning new tunes, practice your jazz piano improvisation chops, learn new jazz scales, learn more chord voicings, develop your transposition skills, train your ear, improve your comping, learn more about jazz theory, and much more. It’s exciting that we have so many fun things to explore. Sometimes it can feel a bit overwhelming…
 
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