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  • Taking The Tuba Above And Beyond The Low End

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    Tom Vitale
    30 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    The tuba was the first bass instrument in jazz, until it was replaced by the string bass. For nearly 50 years, Bob Stewart has been trying to carve out a new niche for his instrument in modern jazz.» E-Mail This
  • INTERVIEW/PROFILE: Jazz Musician of the Day: Charlie Parker

    All About Jazz News
    AllAboutJazz.com
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:10 am
    All About Jazz is celebrating Charlie Parker's birthday today! The only child of Charles and Addie Parker, Charlie Parker was one of the most important and influential saxophonists and jazz players of the 1940a€(TM)s. When Parker was still a child, his family moved to Kansas City, Missouri, where jazz, blues and gospel music were flourishing. His first contact with music came from school, where he played baritone horn with the schoola€(TM)s band. When he was 15... Read more...
  • Top 50 Jazz Albums For The Week of 25 August 2014 [JazzWeek]

    Elements of Jazz
    Donna M
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:46 pm
    Here are the top 50 Jazz albums that received the most airplay on US, Canadian and internet radio stations from the previous week!Which artists are you listening to these days?  Let me know on Twitter or Facebook. For your listening pleasure this week, Al Jarreau's Backyard Ritual featuring Marcus Miller. Enjoy!     CYRUS CHESTNUT Midnight Melodies (Smoke Sessions) BOBBY HUTCHERSON Enjoy The View (Blue Note) SEAN JONES im.pro.vise - never before seen (Mack Avenue) THEO CROKER Afro Physicist [Sony Masterworks] CYRILLE AIMEE It’s A Good Day (Mack Avenue)
  • Los Angeles Times praises New Orleans "post-Katrina joie de vivre"

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    Jed Lipinski, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    23 Aug 2014 | 2:37 pm
    In a travel story absent any mention of the crime or police issues that have dogged New Orleans for years, the Los Angeles Times praised the city for what it calls a "post-Katrina joie de vivre." Author Millie Ball, a former...
  • Music festivals are a week away -- Gazette.Net

    MUSIC JAZZ - Yahoo News Search Results
    30 Aug 2014 | 2:03 am
    If you like free music, two of the area’s top festivals of the year are coming soon. The 11th annual Silver Spring Jazz Festival will be from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 6 at Veterans Plaza in downtown Silver Spring.
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  • Taking The Tuba Above And Beyond The Low End

    Tom Vitale
    30 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    The tuba was the first bass instrument in jazz, until it was replaced by the string bass. For nearly 50 years, Bob Stewart has been trying to carve out a new niche for his instrument in modern jazz.» E-Mail This
  • Makoto Ozoné On Piano Jazz

    29 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    The pianist solos in his original "Lullaby for Rabbit," host Marian McPartland performs a "Portrait of Makoto Ozoné," and together they enjoy musical jokes in Sonny Rollins' "Sonnymoon for Two."» E-Mail This
  • 'Miles Davis And Gil Evans: Still Ahead' On JazzSet

    Becca Pulliam
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:05 am
    In three collaborations in the late 1950s, Gil Evans and Miles Davis steered their projects into a new era for jazz. Terence Blanchard plays Davis' role with commitment and emotion in this set.» E-Mail This
  • The Private Eye Who Made Cool Jazz His Calling Card

    NPR Music
    24 Aug 2014 | 4:54 am
    The late-'50s detective series Peter Gunn was popular, but Henry Mancini's music for it became iconic. NPR's Linda Wertheimer finds out what makes the jazzy score so indelible.» E-Mail This
  • Christian McBride On Piano Jazz

    Grant Jackson
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    On this program from 2001, the bassist takes center stage to discuss his favorite gigs and jam with host Marian McPartland in "Billie's Bounce" and "Midnight Sun."» E-Mail This
 
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    All About Jazz News

  • INTERVIEW/PROFILE: Jazz Musician of the Day: Charlie Parker

    AllAboutJazz.com
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:10 am
    All About Jazz is celebrating Charlie Parker's birthday today! The only child of Charles and Addie Parker, Charlie Parker was one of the most important and influential saxophonists and jazz players of the 1940a€(TM)s. When Parker was still a child, his family moved to Kansas City, Missouri, where jazz, blues and gospel music were flourishing. His first contact with music came from school, where he played baritone horn with the schoola€(TM)s band. When he was 15... Read more...
  • RADIO/PODCAST: JazzWeek Radio Chart: September 1, 2014

    AllAboutJazz.com
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:10 am
    1 1 1 Cyrus Chestnut Midnight Melodies (Smoke Sessions) 246 280 -34 1 56 1 7 2 2 2 Bobby Hutcherson Enjoy The View (Blue Note) 238 270 -32 0 52 1 9 3 3 3 Sean Jones im.pro.vise (Mack Avenue) 233 221 +12 2 58 1 7 4 5 4 Cyrille AimA(C)e It's A Good Day (Mack Avenue)...
  • EVENT: Dan White Sextet Kicks Off Jazz Arts Group's 2014-15 Inside Track Season with Your Song - Sept. 12

    AllAboutJazz.com
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Columbus, OH a€' The Jazz Arts Groupa€(TM)s Inside Track series opens its 2014-15 season on Friday, September 12 at the historic Lincoln Theatre with the avant-garde funk jazz of the Brooklyn/Columbus musician collective dw6 (Dan White Sextet) in the premiere performance and CD release of a€oeYour Song.a€...
  • CD/DOWNLOAD/ALBUM: Betty Moon Releases New Digital Single a€Oetime to Move Ona€

    AllAboutJazz.com
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    LOS ANGELES, CA - LA and Canadian rock veteran Betty Moon has digitally released her new song a€oeTime To Move Ona€ through online retailers. The track is the 2nd single from her 2014 new album Amourphous, which is currently available. A music video for the song was shot last week and will be released in mid-September...
  • CD/DOWNLOAD/ALBUM: Peter Nero: 'Sunday in New York'

    AllAboutJazz.com
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    In the early 1960s, when virtually all feature films were shot in color, New York played a leading role. Fake city sets on studio lots were no longer suitable stand-ins for Gotham. Also unacceptable was shooting a few outdoor scenes in New York and staging the rest. If you were going to feature New York City as a backdrop, you simply had to film on location. [Above, Rod Taylor and Jane Fonda in Sunday in New York...
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    Elements of Jazz

  • Top 50 Jazz Albums For The Week of 25 August 2014 [JazzWeek]

    Donna M
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:46 pm
    Here are the top 50 Jazz albums that received the most airplay on US, Canadian and internet radio stations from the previous week!Which artists are you listening to these days?  Let me know on Twitter or Facebook. For your listening pleasure this week, Al Jarreau's Backyard Ritual featuring Marcus Miller. Enjoy!     CYRUS CHESTNUT Midnight Melodies (Smoke Sessions) BOBBY HUTCHERSON Enjoy The View (Blue Note) SEAN JONES im.pro.vise - never before seen (Mack Avenue) THEO CROKER Afro Physicist [Sony Masterworks] CYRILLE AIMEE It’s A Good Day (Mack Avenue)
  • Top 50 Jazz Albums For The Week of 18 August 2014 [JazzWeek]

    Donna M
    17 Aug 2014 | 10:45 pm
    Here are the top 50 Jazz albums that received the most airplay on US, Canadian and internet radio stations from the previous week!Which artists are you listening to these days?  Let me know on Twitter or Facebook. For your viewing pleasure this week, Freda Payne Come Back To Me Love - The Recording. Enjoy!     CYRUS CHESTNUT Midnight Melodies (Smoke Sessions) SEAN JONES im.pro.vise - never before seen (Mack Avenue) BOBBY HUTCHERSON Enjoy The View (Blue Note) BARBARA MORRISON I Love You, Yes I Do (Savant) THEO CROKER Afro Physicist [Sony Masterworks]
  • Top 50 Jazz Albums For The Week of 11 August 2014 [JazzWeek]

    Donna M
    10 Aug 2014 | 10:45 pm
    Here are the top 50 Jazz albums that received the most airplay on US, Canadian and internet radio stations from the previous week!Which artists are you listening to these days?  Let me know on Twitter or Facebook. For your viewing pleasure this week, The Making of "Caribbean Tinge": An Interview with Elio Villafranca. Enjoy!     SEAN JONES im.pro.vise - never before seen (Mack Avenue) BOBBY HUTCHERSON Enjoy The View (Blue Note) MIKE LeDONNE I Love Music (Savant) CYRUS CHESTNUT Midnight Melodies (Smoke Sessions) THEO CROKER Afro Physicist [Sony Masterworks]
  • Top 50+ Jazz Albums For The Week of 4 August 2014 [JazzWeek]

    Donna M
    4 Aug 2014 | 10:40 pm
    Here are the top 50 Jazz albums that received the most airplay on US, Canadian and internet radio stations from the previous week!What music are you listening to these days?  Let me know on Twitter or Facebook. For your viewing pleasure this week, pianist, composer and producer Cyrus Chestnut's CD release party at NYC's Smoke Jazz and Supper Club plus an interview with Brian Pace. Enjoy!     BOBBY HUTCHERSON Enjoy The View (Blue Note) THEO CROKER Afro Physicist [Sony Masterworks] JIMMY COBB The Original Mob (Smoke Sessions) CYRUS CHESTNUT Midnight Melodies (Smoke Sessions) MIKE…
  • Top 50 Jazz Albums for the week of 28 July 2014 [JazzWeek]

    Donna M
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Here are the top 50 Jazz albums that received the most airplay on US, Canadian and internet radio stations from the previous week!What music are you listening to these days?  Let me know on Twitter or Facebook. For your viewing pleasure this week, the one and only Nina Simone. Enjoy!     KEITH JARRETT & CHARLIE HADEN Last Dance (ECM) MIKE LeDONNE I Love Music (Savant) BOBBY HUTCHERSON Enjoy The View (Blue Note) JIMMY COBB The Original Mob (Smoke Sessions) LOUIS HAYES Return Of The Jazz Communicators (Smoke Sessions)
 
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    MUSIC JAZZ - Yahoo News Search Results

  • Music festivals are a week away -- Gazette.Net

    30 Aug 2014 | 2:03 am
    If you like free music, two of the area’s top festivals of the year are coming soon. The 11th annual Silver Spring Jazz Festival will be from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 6 at Veterans Plaza in downtown Silver Spring.
  • Toowoomba becomes live music hotspot

    29 Aug 2014 | 1:21 pm
    TOOWOOMBA is quickly becoming one of south-east Queensland’s live music hotspots.
  • Things to do Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

    29 Aug 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Music BETH AND ALASHA: 7 p.m. Free. Classical Gypsy jazz. Bluegrass Kitchen, 1600 Washington St. E. Call 304-346-2871. CHRIS HALE AND COMPANY: 9 p.m. Free. Bruno's, 222 Leon Sullivan Way. Call 304-720-7295. MARK CHAPMAN: 7 p.m. Offering taken. Gospel. Jerry Run Summer Theater, 824 Cleveland Road, Cleveland, Webster County. Call 304-493-6574. MIXX BAND: 7 to 10 p.m. Admission $10. Variety. Marmet ...
  • PERFORMANCE/TOUR: The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Jazz, August 29-September 4

    29 Aug 2014 | 5:15 am
    Jazz does not take a holiday - but music makes the holiday weekend a real celebration. Labor Day typically marks the end of summer, return to school and cooler nights, but no reason to expect a cool-down of jazz offerings in the Twin Cities.
  • Next Wave #596: Billie Black

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    Jazz vocals, skeletal beats… The music of our youth appeals to our psychology as some kind of shared cultural symbolism, ingested by a generation and delivered to the next. It’s no wonder, then, that time and time again musicians go back to their parents’ music collection as a prime source of musical inspiration; transferring their early sonic experiences into their artistic practice. Nineteen ...
 
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    Wynton Marsalis New

  • Jazz At Lincoln Center Announces “Jazz At Lincoln Center Summer Jazz Academy”

    18 Aug 2014 | 12:50 am
    Jazz at Lincoln Center’s First Intensive Music Education and Performance Summer Institute For High School Students July 19 – August 3, 2015 After Extensive Search, Jazz at Lincoln Center Locates Institute In Rappahannock County, Virginia Registration Opens On October 6, 2014 New York, NY – August 18, 2014 – Today, Jazz at Lincoln Center, a not-for-profit arts institution dedicated to enriching, entertaining, and expanding a global community for jazz, announced the creation of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Summer Jazz Academy, an intensive jazz performance institute for qualifying high…
  • Chucho Valdés, Pedrito Martinez, & Wynton Marsalis Open Jazz At Lincoln Center’s 2014–15 Season

    13 Aug 2014 | 7:02 am
    Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2014-15 season opens on September 18-20 at 8pm with the debut of a collaborative new work by Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis, the influential pianist-composer-arranger Chucho Valdés, rising star percussionist Pedrito Martinez, and the internationally renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra in Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street, New York, New York. Since the late 1990s, Jazz at Lincoln Center has celebrated Cuban music with collaborations with some of the island nation’s finest musicians like…
  • Wynton Marsalis Septet live at Jazz in Marciac 2014

    28 Jul 2014 | 8:22 am
    Wynton Marsalis and six of his most frequent collaborators will come together in a program featuring some of Marsalis’ greatest compositions. The evening’s repertoire will be selected from both The Marciac Suite and Lighthouse/Lightening Rod. In 1999, Marsalis brought his septet and 90 minutes of new music to the Jazz in Marciac Festival. The music is a 13-part tribute to the town and its people so beloved by the composer. 15 years later, the songs that comprise The Marciac Suite are still a staple of the band’s repertoire and continue to be played around the world. The music to…
  • Wynton Marsalis Quintet with Richard Galliano live at Jazz in Marciac 2014

    28 Jul 2014 | 8:15 am
    What is Jazz in Marciac, but the marriage of swing and Gascony; a brief testimony to the eternal love story between France and Jazz? This is the story that Wynton Marsalis began to tell in partnering with another frequent JIM visitor, Richard Galliano.vThe union was a tribute to two emblematic figures: Billie Holiday and Edith Piaf. Two extraordinary women, born in the same year (1915), in the same misery, both with grand and tragic fates, and most especially, with two ways of singing this blue soul that African Americans call the blues. For the American trumpeter, like the French…
  • “Wynton Marsalis: A Youngarts Masterclass” nominated for 66Th Annual Emmy® Award

    12 Jul 2014 | 12:32 pm
    WHAT Wynton Marsalis: A YoungArts MasterClass, an HBO Family Documentary Special, has been nominated for a 66th Annual Emmy Award in the Outstanding Children’s Program category. This is the third season the YoungArts MasterClass series has received an Emmy-nomination. The program features some of the work of the National YoungArts Foundation, the non-profit that contributes to the cultural vitality of the nation by supporting the artistic development of talented young artists. Wynton Marsalis: A YoungArts MasterClass follows three promising musicians selected by YoungArts–saxophonist…
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    Night Lights Classic Jazz

  • Big Band Bird: Charlie Parker With The Big Bands

    David Brent Johnson
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:28 pm
    We think of Charlie Parker as a small-group bebop saxophonist, but he came out of the swing era. What did he sound like in a big-band setting?
  • Now Hear This: Duke Pearson’s Big Band

    David Brent Johnson
    13 Aug 2014 | 11:14 am
    Pearson's ensemble was part of a late-1960s big-band renaissance in New York City.
  • The Thad Jones Songbook

    David Brent Johnson
    2 Aug 2014 | 12:35 pm
    "He writes the unexpected," Mel Lewis once said of his orchestral co-leader Thad Jones.
  • To Dig Or Not To Dig: Jazz And Hip With Phil Ford

    David Brent Johnson
    26 Apr 2014 | 1:23 pm
    You can say it’s an attitude, or an unspoken sense of aesthetic right and wrong, or a way of life… but whatever it is, the notion of hip has been at the heart of American counterculture since the 1940s, and it’s often included jazz as part of its soundtrack.
  • At The Jazz Corner Of The World: Live From Birdland

    David Brent Johnson
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Birdland was known as “the jazz corner of the world,” and from 1949 to 1965 it played host to some of the greatest names on the modern jazz scene.
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    Rifftides

  • Happy Bird Day To You

    Doug Ramsey
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:12 pm
    Here it is Charlie Parker’s 94th birthday, and I’m just getting around to observing it. The photograph captures Bird in a moment of happiness. Such moments came fairly often in his troubled life, more frequently when he was at work than when he was pursued by his problems.       So, let’s listen to […]
  • Weekend Listening Tip: Holman At Port Townsend

    Doug Ramsey
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:42 pm
    At 87, Bill Holman still hits the road occasionally. He did this summer and unveiled a major work. Sunday on his Jazz Northwest program, the veteran jazz broadcaster Jim Wilke will present his recording of the new piece and others by Holman conducting a big band loaded with stars. In the Jim Levitt photo below, […]
  • Jan Lundgren’s Newest…And (Maybe) A Nomination

    Doug Ramsey
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:05 am
    News has arrived that my notes for the new Jan Lundgren solo piano CD have been submitted to the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences for a possible Grammy nomination. I hasten to emphasize that a submission is not a nomination. The essay required some of the most exhaustive research I have ever done […]
  • Other Matters: Apples And “Scrapple”

    Doug Ramsey
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:58 pm
    It’s time for the annual Rifftides apple crop outlook, with evidence snapped this week on a cycling expedition. Stacks of bins the size of apartment complexes sit waiting to be filled with what Executive Director Jon DeVaney of the Yakima Valley Growers-Shippers Association says will be a “good-sized crop of high quality.” He predicted to […]
  • New Recommendation: Tom Harrell

    Doug Ramsey
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Tom Harrell, Trip (HighNote) A dozen compositions by trumpeter Harrell provide a framework for variety and surprise in this recording by the pianoless quartet he calls Trip. The centerpiece, “The Adventures of a Quixotic Character,” is a six-part suite inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ 15th century novel Don Quixote. Harrell’s solo on “The Ingenious Gentleman” […]
 
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    Jazz@Rochester

  • Labor'in to get you the jazz listings: Live jazz in Rochester NY (August 28-September 1)

    Greg V. Bell
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:17 pm
    Well, there's no jazz on Labor Day (why would we ask them to work it when we're not?)... However, there are six other days. Here's the live jazz in and around the ROC for the next seven days: Thursday, August 28, 2014 The David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 5:00 pm Jon Seiger and the All-Stars @ Market Cafe at Wegmans, Calkins Road in Henrietta, 5:30 pm The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm John Palocy Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm Bossa Nova Jazz Thursdays with the Charles Mitchell Group @ Espada Brazilian Steak, Village Gate, Rochester,…
  • Live Shots: Tom Harrell's Colors of a Dream in Rochester

    Greg V. Bell
    23 Aug 2014 | 5:35 pm
    Tom Harrell's Colors of a Dream to Rochester's tearing it up in the first set Hochstein Performance Hall with leader Tom Harrell on trumpet and flugelhorn, Ugonna Okegwo and Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding on bass (with Spalding also on vocals), Jaleel Shaw on alto saxophone, Wayne Escoffery on tenor saxophone, and Johnathan Blake on drums.
  • Use it (live jazz) or lose it ... Next seven days of live jazz in Rochester

    Greg V. Bell
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:42 pm
    I know it's summer (well, it's starting to look and feel like fall a bit...), but like lightning bugs in a bottle, live jazz will fade away if it is not provided some air. To that end (and because ETJ promoter Jose DaCosta is a friend), I wanted to plug Exodus to Jazz concert with Tom Harrell and Colors of a Dream on Saturday one more time. Like any live jazz in Rochester, we need to support it or it will go away.... Hope to see you there! Now, here's the live jazz in and around the ROC for the next seven days: Thursday, August 21, 2014 The David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door…
  • Tom Harrell's Colors of a Dream at Exodus to Jazz on August 23rd ... Go Hear This!

    Greg V. Bell
    16 Aug 2014 | 5:20 pm
    Exodus to Jazz is bringing Tom Harrell's Colors of a Dream project to Rochester's Hochstein Performance Hall on Saturday, August 23rd at 8:00 pm at Hochstein Performance Hall in Rochester.   Photo: Angela Harrell Another innovative exploration by trumpeter and composer Harrell, Colors of a Dream includes some of the best talent in jazz in a pianoless sextet featuring two basses played by Ugonna Okegwo and Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding, with Spalding doubling on vocal, along with Jaleel Shaw on alto saxophone, Wayne Escoffery on tenor saxophone, and Johnathan Blake on drums. I…
  • Another week of summer, another week of jazz in Rochester (August 14-20, 2014)

    Greg V. Bell
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:35 pm
    This coming week there's a farewell, a lot of local talent at the Clarissa Street Jazz Stage and new, upcoming gigs in the Heads Up section below, brought to you by The Bop Shop and Bop Arts. Here's the live jazz in and around the ROC for the next seven days: Thursday, August 14, 2014 The David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 5:00 pm Jon Seiger and the All-Stars @ Market Cafe at Wegmans, Calkins Road in Henrietta, 5:30 pm The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm John Palocy Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm Bossa Nova Jazz Thursdays with the Charles…
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    Upcoming shows

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Mud Morganfield And Kim Wilson A Tribute to Muddy Waters

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

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

    15 Aug 2014 | 4:34 am
    I love going back and looking at the wonderful blues musicians of the past, man the gems that you can find. Consider one Charles Brown, a master bluesman in my mind.  While some others may be better known, few can say they were as good.Mr. Brown had a big mellow tone, and his piano work was top notch.  This album shows how influential he was.  You can hear the evolution of the blues in some of the songs that were covered by others.As always, love the music, support the music, buy the music. Driftin Blues: Best ofNotes from YouTube;Extremely underrated Blues man and hard to find…
  • Led Zeppelin - Live at the Royal Albert Hall 1970 (Full Concert)

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:15 pm
    This is just one of those videos, that's too good to pass up.  I bet I watch this it least once a month, can't really say that about every video that I post.  But man this is so good...And as always if you like the music then support it by buying it. Led Zeppelin III (Deluxe CD Edition)Led Zeppelin - Live at the Royal Albert Hall 1970 (Full Concert)00:27 We're Gonna Groove (James A. Bethea, Ben E. King)03:40 I Can't Quit You Baby (Willie Dixon)10:36 Dazed and Confused (Jimmy Page)26:09 White Summer (Page)38:32 What Is and What Should Never Be (Page, Robert…
  • Samantha Fish: Black Wind Howlin

    26 Jul 2014 | 6:59 pm
    I've got Samantha Fish's latest album "Black Wind Howlin" on constant play right now.  Man I don't really know where to start with this young lady.  Love her guitar work, love her voice, and love her songs.  She is new and fresh, and I'm sure she will have a long storied career because she is coming out of the gate smoking hot.She is a very talented singer, songwriter and blues guitarist, hope to see more good stuff from her in the future.
 
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    JAZZ LIVES

  • PAPER EPHEMERA FROM THE CONDON EMPIRE: 1947 / 1960; December 5, 1942

    jazzlives
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:04 pm
    This I know.  It’s an inscribed first edition of Eddie Condon’s 1947 autobiography, WE CALLED IT MUSIC. But beyond that.  “It’s warm here now,” Condon writes to Lou in 1947.  Then, thirteen years later, Lou inscribes the book to Woody or Woodie.  I don’t think this is Woody Herman, although the Lou could be Robert Louis McGarity: Then, another (facing?) page from the same book: Some famous names: ME TOO, Bobby Hackett; Bob Wilber; pianist Graham Forbes.  Who was Thomas Golden? Bob Pancrost? Any detectives out there, ready to leap on these clues?
  • A NEW BIX PROJECT

    jazzlives
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:05 pm
    Few jazz musicians stir up as much longing and yearning as Bix Beiderbecke. This isn’t an aesthetic judgment on his achievement as measured against anyone else’s, but I sense that he is so powerfully missed by so many people. Although his recorded legacy is not by any means the most brief, those who love his music both revel in its beauties and wish with all their hearts that there would be more. Nearly seventy-five years after his final appearance in a recording studio, it seems unlikely that more will surface — although more unusual events have happened. So those who…
  • ENDLESS SUMMER IN SWING: THE IVORY CLUB BOYS at ARMANDO’S (May 31, 2014): PAUL MEHLING, EVAN PRICE, MARC CAPARONE, ISABELLE FONTAINE, SAM ROCHA

    jazzlives
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:23 pm
    Feeling low because summer’s lease hath all too short a date? When you go into Target and see the pencils and notebooks and back-to-school sales, do you feel blue? Music can’t make the calendar stay in some desired place forever, but it can lift the spirits.  To that end, I offer a swinging composition by violinist / singer / bandleader Stuff Smith — rendered beautifully by the IVORY CLUB BOYS, Paul Mehling’s evocation of Stuff Smith’s delicious swing on Fifty-Second Street circa 1936-45. Paul, guitar; Evan Price, violin; Marc Caparone, cornet (subbing for…
  • BECKY AND THE BOYS

    jazzlives
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:07 pm
    The title of Rebecca Kilgore’s new CD for Arbors Records comes from a Peggy Lee song, I LIKE MEN — but the simple title belies the variety of expression the session offers. There’s delight that echoes the title (I’M JUST WILD ABOUT HARRY, HE’S MY GUY); yearning for the relationship that hasn’t happened (THE BOY NEXT DOOR, THE MAN I LOVE); sorrow over one that has ended (THE MAN THAT GOT AWAY); an admonition to a puppyish too-eager fellow (DOWN BOY); comments on the possibilities of monogamy and other variations (AN OCCASIONAL MAN, FOR EVERY MAN…
  • AMONG THE REEDS: DAN BLOCK, ALLAN VACHE, BUCKY PIZZARELLI, JOHN COCUZZI, FRANK TATE, DANNY COOTS at the ATLANTA JAZZ PARTY (April 26, 2014)

    jazzlives
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:53 pm
    No postmodern ironies in sight. No drama, no competition.  Just gliding swing from Dan Block, tenor saxophone; Allan Vache, clarinet; Bucky Pizzarelli, guitar; John Cocuzzi, piano; Frank Tate, string bass; Danny Coots, drums. Recorded on April 26, 2014, at the Atlanta Jazz Party, where swing gets comfortable. MOTEN SWING: SOMEBODY LOVES ME: THOSE Bb BLUES: Thanks for the expert ride, gentlemen. May your happiness increase!Filed under: "Thanks A Million", Bliss!, Generosities, Ideal Places, Irreplaceable, Jazz Titans, Pay Attention!, Swing You Cats!, That Was Fun!, The Heroes Among Us, The…
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    Music and More

  • Oliver Lake - The Complete Remastered Recordings on Black Saint and Soul Note (Black Saint/Soul Note, 2013)

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:11 am
    Alto saxophonist Oliver Lake has been one of the most talented yet underrated musicians of the post-Coltrane era. He is a charter member of the influential collectives The Black Artists Group and The World Saxophone Quartet, and lately the exciting group Trio 3. This collection focuses on the work he did as a bandleader for the Italian record labels Black Saint and Soul Note in the 1980’s and 90’s. The legendary musician Eric Dolphy is a huge influence on Lake’s playing and this is evidenced here on all the albums but especially the tribute albums Dedicated to Dolphy and The Prophet. On…
  • Coltrane: a Biography by Cuthbert Simpkins (Black Classics Press, 1975)

    25 Aug 2014 | 9:20 am
    There have been a great many biographies of John Coltrane since his death in 1967, but this is one of the most interesting. This is Simpkins' only book (he would go on to become a noted medical doctor) but he did very thorough research using third-party sources and in-person interviews. He also interjects his own poetry, ideas and commentary into the narrative which keeps things quite interesting. He begins by covering standard biographical material like Coltrane's childhood and beginnings as a musician, but things really begin to kick into gear after he turns professional, which provides…
  • John Coltrane - Sideman: Trane's Blue Note Sessions (Blue Note, 2014)

    23 Aug 2014 | 12:55 pm
    The period 1956-1957 was a transformative year in the life of John Coltrane.  He became clean of narcotics during this period, experienced a spiritual awakening and began his explosive rise to greatness that would mark the final decade of his life. This collection is bit of a misnomer as it places his name to the fore, when in fact he was a supporting actor in album by Paul Chambers, Johnny Griffin and and Sonny Clark. Concord took the same new wine/old bottles approach with their collection of Coltrane's sideman work for Prestige called Side Steps. This collection includes the albums…
  • The Core Trio with Matthew Shipp (self produced, 2014)

    21 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    If there were matches made in free jazz heaven, The Core and Matthew Shipp would certainly fit the bill. The musicians are Seth Paynter on saxophone, Joe Hertenstein on drums, Thomas Helton on bass with special guest Matthew Shipp on piano. But the key is that Shipp doesn't seem like a guest at all, he sounds fully integrated, like he was with the band from the beginning. The music reaches out for you from the get-go. It's one forty minute plus unnamed improvisation. Shipp's piano is deep and rich, taking the group into an urgent fast section to start. They are on a high wire over the abyss…
  • Downbeat Readers Poll 2014

    19 Aug 2014 | 9:18 am
    Downbeat Magazine has opened it's poll for the 2014 reader's choices. Submit your ballot here and do not be influenced by my choices ;-)Hall of Fame: Hank MobleyJazz Artist: Mary HalvorsonJazz Group: The ThingBig Band: Rob Mazurek Exploding Star OrchestraJazz Album: Chicago Underground Duo - LocusHistorical Album: Miles Davis at the FillmoreTrumpet: Charles TolliverTrombone: Steve SwellSoprano Saxophone: Sam NewsomeAlto Saxophone: Oliver LakeTenor Saxophone: Ken VandermarkBaritone Saxophone: Mats GustafssaonClarinet: Ben GoldbergFlute: Henry ThreadgillPiano: Kris DavisElectric Keyboard: John…
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    The Jazzcat

  • Concert Celebrating 25 Years The World Stage Honors the Legacy of Billy Higgins

    The Jazzcat
    16 Aug 2014 | 11:03 am
     
  • Listen to LeRoy Downs Aug 9th &16th show on 89.9 FM KCRW.com

    The Jazzcat
    15 Aug 2014 | 8:16 am
     Click Picture Above for Aug 16th show Below to Listen to Aug 9th show Come join me for 3 hours of cutting edge progressive jazz at it’s finest. It’s not very often I get a chance to stretch for that length of time. If you believe and crave Freedom, Thought, Spirit, Love and Creativity in your music then be with me as we dance on the axis of spontaneity and beam with the sonic colors of sound! 89.9FM KCRW.com Brother Bo Liebowitz has kindly given me the keys to the ship and while he searches for leisure, the dreidle of jazz energy will be spinning off the charts at full…
  • Listen to The Jazzcat archives on The Jazz Journey on 88.9FM KXLU.com

    The Jazzcat
    13 Jul 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Click Pictures below to listen to various shows More Love, More Music! Jazz, the incredible sounds that allow us to interact with each other through sonic exploration not only of the music but ourselves! Come and spend one lovely hour as we tap into the roads less traveled and experience good, energetic, beautiful and progressive vibrations. It’s always so nice to be on the air playing, blending and creating a great jazz experience for you. Click the picture above and listen live Click picture above for Sunday July 13th show. Only able to capture 30 mins… Click Picture on left…
  • 3 Hour Radio Tribute to the Great Charlie Haden on KCRW

    The Jazzcat
    13 Jul 2014 | 11:33 am
      Bo Leibowitz and I celebrate a life time of music as we dedicate 3 hours to the beloved Charlie Haden on 89.9 FM KCRW.com. Click the picture above to listen…..
  • LeRoy Downs TONIGHT Saturday Morning July 12th @ 3AM Tribute to Charlie Haden on 89.9 FM KCRW.com

    The Jazzcat
    7 Jul 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Click Picture above to listen to the Archive of May 17th 2014 show!!! Click picture of Charlie Haden below for the tribute dedicated to the life of the Great Charlie Haden. May his soul rest in peace! Come and join me @ 3AM TONIGHT Friday Night / Saturday Morning as I appear alongside 89.9 FM KCRW.Com Jazz host Bo Liebowitz!!              Bo Leibowitz and LeRoy Downs trading sets of the finest jazz!!!   Saturday July 12th 3am – 6am Los Angeles  Progressive Jazz Music Lovers from all over the world UNITE! Time Converter New York  London  Chicago  New Orleans  Tokyo…
 
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  • Weekend Wax Bits

    Marc Myers
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:05 pm
    It's hard to turn on cable TV or open an editorial page these days without a female pundit or columnist using the expression "man up" to make a point. As most readers know, I love women and think they should be running the world. But the "man up" directive is as offensive as when men use the word that rhymes with itch to mock or undercut women. Both terms are intended to cast a member of the opposite sex as less than masculine or feminine with hopes of forcing a change in that behavior. But while the "itch" word has been largely banished today from the male…
  • Peter Nero: 'Sunday in New York'

    Marc Myers
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:05 pm
    In the early 1960s, when virtually all feature films were shot in color, New York played a leading role. Fake city sets on studio lots were no longer suitable stand-ins for Gotham. Also unacceptable was shooting a few outdoor scenes in New York and staging the rest. If you were going to feature New York City as a backdrop, you simply had to film on location. [Above, Rod Taylor and Jane Fonda in Sunday in New York] Many of these early New York color films were adult comedies, starting with Breakfast at Tiffany's in 1961. Few actresses were better at these silly feel-good flicks than Jane…
  • Gato Barbieri: 'Caliente!'

    Marc Myers
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:05 pm
    New York hit 90 degrees yesterday with 50% humidity. Though it's summer, the city hasn't really experienced that much heat this summer. At any rate, down came the shades, on went the air conditioning and I decided to spend my writing day listening to tenor saxophonist Gato Barbieri. The album that I kept coming back to was Caliente! (1976), though I love Que Passa (1997) and Barbrieri's magnum opus, Last Tango in Paris (1972). Caliente! was recorded for A&M Records at the height of the jazz-fusion and disco eras and was produced by Herb Alpert. Barbieri plays with sizzling…
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    St. Louis Jazz Notes

  • StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: 2014 fall jazz preview, part 1

    30 Aug 2014 | 8:08 am
    This week, StLJN presents the first part of our video preview of the fall 2014 season of jazz and creative music in St. Louis. Today's installment covers the touring bands and musicians visiting during the month of September.First up is a clip featuring Roomful of Teeth, the Grammy winning new music vocal ensemble, performing Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw's "Passacaglia" in June 2009 at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. They'll be in St. Louis for a concert next Friday, September 5 at 560 Music Center. After the jump, you'll find a video of the trio Thumbscrew…
  • So What: Local News, Notes & Links

    29 Aug 2014 | 8:17 am
    Here's the latest wrap-up of assorted links and short local news items of interest:* Saxophonist Greg Osby did a brief Q&A for the website of the Pew Foundation, which made him one of their Pew Fellows in 2012. * Saxophonist Oliver Lake (pictured) has announced some major NYC gigs for this fall, including a show with his big band on Saturday, September 13 at Iridium and a week of performances leading various ensembles from October 21 through October 26 at The Stone.* In other Lake-related news, here's a review of the reissue compilation Oliver Lake: The Complete Remastered Recordings on…
  • Jazz this week: Gateway Jazz Festival, MOAJE jam session, and more

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:43 pm
    As the dog days of August wind down and we look forward to the start of the fall presenting season, here's a look at some of the more noteworthy live jazz performances happening in and around St. Louis this Labor Day weekend.On Friday night, singer Ann Dueren's trio will provide the music for the annual Queeny Park Art Fair; The Sidemen will play at Evangeline's; guitarist Tom Byrne's trio will perform at Thurman Grill; saxophonist Kendrick Smith leads a trio at Cigar Inn; and Boisiac will do a late-night set at the Tavern of Fine Arts.Saturday afternoon, British clarinet phenom Julian Bliss…
  • Fall edition of Gaslight Cabaret Festival starts Saturday, September 27

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:44 pm
    The fall season announced by cabaret producers The Presenters Dolan will include return performances from singers Steve Ross, Storm Large, and Karen Mason, as well as a weekend of shows from Chicago-based performers; encores and new shows from several St. Louisans; and more.Billed once again as the Gaslight Cabaret Festival, the slate encompasses 19 performances by 15 different acts over eight weekends. Storm Large (pictured) will kick off the festivities at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 27 with a performance of her show "Le Bonheur (Good Times)" at BB's Jazz Blues and Soups.The rest of…
  • StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Summer 2014 jazz film festival, part three

    23 Aug 2014 | 1:12 pm
    The original plan for this week to post some videos of Spyro Gyra and Mindi Abair, the headliners of the Eco Music Festival that had been scheduled for next Saturday at the Chesterfield Amphitheater. But since that show was canceled a couple of days ago under somewhat mysterious circumstances, and the first of this year's "fall jazz preview" posts isn't ready yet, we're going to extend our summer jazz film festival for one more week, starting with a thorough look at one of Miles Davis' most important collaborators, the composer, arranger and pianist Gil Evans. The first video up above is a…
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    Jazz Blues Florida - Florida's Online Guide to Live Jazz & Blues in at JazzBluesFlorida.com

  • Space Coast Music Festival Takes Over Cocoa Beach September 17-21, 2014! 15 Venues & Street Party!

    Jazz Blues Florida
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:45 pm
    This is The Music COMMUNITYof The Space CoastStepping Up to Help Keep Music in Schools!View as web page.SPACE COAST MUSIC FESTIVAL 2014Kickoff Party/Guitar Silent Auction to include a 1972 USA Fender Stratocaster, A 1968 Gibson Hummingbird, A Les Paul, Ibanez guitars, an autographed Taj Mahal Yukulele,  and an autographed guitar by many regional Brevard musicians. Other items in auction to include Ray Baldino Photo Package,  two tickets to the October 22, 2014 Ringo Star concert at the King Center donated by Gary MadHatter Haas of Madhatter Promotions. Event Location: Slow and…
  • Lauren Mitchell Band - Singing the Blues for Florida in September!

    Jazz Blues Florida
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:28 pm
    Lauren Mitchell Band Florida's hottest...Winter, spring, summer or fall!  “Lots of people can sing, and many can sing well. And like any good performer, I have the voice, classical training, and years of study and real-world experience in musical theater, opera, gospel, rock, blues, and more… gotta learn the rules before you can break 'em!” – Lauren MitchellNew original song: "Sugar Mama" Video is from our Cd Release Party at The Palladium, St PetersburgUPCOMING PERFORMANCESSept 2: The Hideaway Cafe (Unplugged), St Petersburg, FL  Vacation time and…
  • Make your plans to get to EARL'S HIDEAWAY this holiday weekend for two great reasons with two great bands!

    Jazz Blues Florida
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Make Labor Day WeekendMEMORABLE!Join Earl's in Celebrationof 15 YEARS undercurrent ownership! And the weather will be PERFECT!View as web page.Sunday, August 31, 2014 ~ 2-6pmJeffrey James BandEarl's 15th Anniversaryunder current ownership!Monday, September 1, 2014 ~ 2-6pmStacy Mitchhart Big Band Labor Day Celebration!Please remember - Your entertainment here is FREEPlease DO NOT BRING IN ANY OUTSIDE FOOD or BEVERAGES!  Our prices are reasonable andthe entertainment is HIGH QUALITY.Please do YOUR part to keep it going.For more info and for a REAL and UP TO…
  • Truly romantic moments come...(And Allen Kanovsky is there to observe...)

    Jazz Blues Florida
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Submitted by Al Kanovsky 08/28/14...far and few between. Picture this---- late night on 33rd Street, Maria Rivas on stage with Danny Burger (drums), Brian Murphy (piano) and Jaimie Ousley on bass. Maria is singing a Joabim Bossa. There are a few couples up and dancing. All of a sudden, a young man, drops to one knee offering a ring box to a young lady. She is Kelly from Wisconsin. He is Francisco from Peru. Kelly stands shock still for a moment and then bends to hug Francisco, still down on one knee. I'll take that as a YES! Mix that with the emotional performance, on every level, by Maria…
  • Todd Barkan Selected to Lead Music Programming at Arts Garage - The WORLD is coming to Delray Beach...

    Jazz Blues Florida
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:10 am
    The Creative City Collaborative Welcomes Todd Barkan, Former Artistic Administrator Jazz at Lincoln Center, as New Programming Director of Arts GarageLegendary Jazz Promoter to Bring World-Class Performersto Arts Garage and Pompano BeachThe Creative City Collaborative is thrilled to announce that Todd Barkan will be the new Programming Director for Arts Garage and special series and festivals in Pompano Beach. Barkan is one the most respected talents in the jazz world and has served as both the Artistic Administrator at Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Programming Director…
 
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  • PREVIEW: Cedric Hanriot Hyperion Tour - UK dates Sept 22-25)

    29 Aug 2014 | 10:28 am
    Cedric Hanriot (centre) on a recent album project with Terri Lyne Carrington (left)and John Patittucci (right) Photo credit: Beth OramPianist/composer/producer Cedric Hanriot (biography) was born in the Lorraine region of France in 1976. As a musician he was a relatively late starter, having first studied electronics and audio processing at university. He entered the Conservatoire in Metz in 1998,  and later had formative years at Berklee. He was called on by Herbie Hancock to work with him and Lang Lang on a major 2012 tour. Terri Lyne Carrington says of him "He is one of the most…
  • REVIEW: Kokomo at the 100 Club

    29 Aug 2014 | 2:39 am
    Kokomo: Neil Hubbard, Tony O'Malley, Dyan BirchDrawing by Geoff Winston. © 2014. All Rights reserved.Kokomo(100 Club, 27th August 2014; review and drawing by Geoff Winston)Whereas some bands of their vintage may struggle to keep the flame alight - and others resort to boosting their bank accounts through endless and desperate reunion tours - Kokomo have retained their natural freshness and a genuine love of the music. This fearsomely fiery, funky and soulful ten-piece provides a near-ideal combination of sophistication, high-end quality, spontaneity and enjoyment. Under the watchful eye,…
  • FESTIVAL ROUND-UP: 2014 Gaume Jazz Festival

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:13 am
    Achille Oattara and Zouratie Kone of Afrikän Protoköl2014 Gaume Jazz Festival(Rossignol-Tintigny, Belgium. 8-10 August. Round-up review by Oliver Weindling)When you attend the Gaume festival in Eastern Belgium, you happily acquiesce to the choices of Jean-Pierre Bissot, one of the most imaginative promoters and organisers in Europe, and his close-knit group of helpers."It's a family affair," wrote Alison Bentley's in her round-up last year. This year that congenial vibe was put to the test by the terrible weather on both Friday and Sunday. It failed to dampen the energy of the festival's…
  • PREVIEW/ INTERVIEW: Nicky Schrire (Pheasantry, Sunday 28th Sept)

    27 Aug 2014 | 7:19 am
    Nicky SchrireNicky Schrire arrived recently from New York to live in London, and will be performing at the Pheasantry on 28th September, and at Carnegie Hall's UBUNTU Festival - back in New York - in October. We interviewed her:  LondonJazz News: You’ve got an attachment to several cities - London, New York, Cape Town - what's your story? Nicky Schrire: My parents are South African and lived in London for about thirty years during which time they had children. They moved my siblings and me to Cape Town, South Africa in 1991, after Mandela's release from Robben Island. So I grew up in…
  • CD REVIEW: Arthur Barron, Dave Liebman, Abel Pabon - The Miami Jazz Project

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:01 am
    Arthur Barron, Dave Liebman, Abel Pabon - The Miami Jazz Project (ZOHO ZM 201409. CD review by Andy Boeckstaens)South Florida-based saxophonist and flautist Arthur Barron describes The Miami Jazz Project as “an extension of the tradition that Miles and other bands like Weather Report laid down”. With that assertion in mind, the opening piece - John Coltrane’s blues Dahomey Dance - comes as something of a surprise, in that it is strongly rooted in Coltrane and McCoy Tyner's 1961 original, and makes its impact through powerful solos by Barron and his old friend and one-time teacher Dave…
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    JazzWorldQuest - Jazz News With A Global Perspective

  • Cellist Jacob Szekely Releases New Jazz CD To Critical Acclaim, Credits Los Angeles Violinmaker Benning

    JazzWorldQuest Productions
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:05 am
    Innovative indie Jazz cellist Jacob Szekely has released a critically acclaimed self-titled recording of improvisations with the Jacob Szekely Trio. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / PRURGENTInnovative indie Jazz cellist Jacob Szekely has released a critically acclaimed self-titled recording of improvisations with the Jacob Szekely Trio, performed on a cello crafted by Los Angeles violinmaker Eric Benning of Benning Violins. Szekely says of the master-crafted instrument, “It inspires me.”Los Angeles, CA October 15, 2013 - Describing distinguished cellist Jacob Szekely’s newest recording with…
  • JazzWorldQuest WEB PLAYER and Free MP3 List Update:

    JazzWorldQuest Productions
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:57 am
    Listen to these new releases in the JazzWorldQuest webplayer  Florin Raducanu-"Summer Twenty Twelve" from the album "Florin Raducanu & Friends – Jazz Standard Mood from Vienna 2014" (Art Factory 2014)More info Ararur-"Archaïko" from the album "Ararur"(2013)More info Teo Grajales Hip Bop Crew-"Un Pan y Un Techo" from the album "Primera Session" (Improductionz / Geocultura 2014)More info Bugra Balci-"Super Ego" from the album "With Myself" (Sekiz Exclusive 2013)More info Ancient Future- Yearning for the Wind (2014)More info Rubedo' ro - "Tombeės du ciel" and "Semilla' l viento"…
  • Businesses can showcase their brands to the international music community for just 75 dollars.

    JazzWorldQuest Productions
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:04 am
    Made In New York Jazz Competition offers sponsorship opportunities to promote brands and help preserve jazz legacy. Businesses can showcase their brands to the international music community for just 75 dollars. Businesses have the opportunity to support young musicians and spread their brand to international jazz fans through the Internet in the upcoming contest.The contest, which features young musicians from 43 countries, gets more than 1.5 million video loads and more than 20 thousand registered users, increasing daily. Second annual Made in New York Jazz Competition seeking new…
  • The High Octane Live Album by MARBIN available now on MoonJune Records

    JazzWorldQuest Productions
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:44 am
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETHE NEW MARBIN'S ALBUM "THE THIRD SET"IS AVAILABLE NOW ON MOONJUNE RECORDS!THE BUSIEST HARDWORKING LIVE BAND IN THE USA!For more info, go to the direct link: http://bit.ly/1C0rOawCLICK ON THE CD COVER FOR MORE INFO, HOW TO PURCHASE THE CD & DOWNLOAD, AND TO HEAR AUDIO SAMPLES of MARBIN "THE THIRD SET"Dear Friends in MusicWhat does a band that has performed over 1000 shows during the course of the last four years do for an encore? – Recording a scorching, balls-to-the-wall, three-alarm live album seems like a natural progression! Without question, one of the…
  • Bass Virtuoso STANLEY CLARKE Rallies Friends, Old and New, to Revisit "School Days," Bass Folk Songs and More on "UP" - Available September 30 on Mack Avenue Records

    JazzWorldQuest Productions
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:42 am
     Bass Virtuoso STANLEY CLARKE Rallies Friends,Old and New, to Revisit "School Days,"Bass Folk Songs and More on UPAvailable September 30 on Mack Avenue RecordsFeatures Performances from Stewart Copeland,Chick Corea, and Joe Walsh, Among Others "When Stanley Clarke was only 25, the word 'legend' wasalready being used to describe him. Now, he's a king of theacoustic and electric jazz worlds..." - NPR"On electric or acoustic bass, Mr. Clarke is a fleet-fingered marvelwith a particular gift for funk" - The New York Times Stream Tracks from…
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