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Nils Petter Molvaer -- Enjoy Jazz 2016

2016 Enjoy Jazz Festival Heidelberg, Mannheim and Ludwigshafen, Germany October 24-November 1, 2016 Returning to Heidelberg and the Enjoy Jazz Festival after a three-year absence is still more than a bit like returning to a second home. Not just the same hotel (the ever-charming Hollander Hof, along t... [ read more ]

Shye Ben Tzur: Music For The Upliftment of the Soul

The Urdu word Junun denotes "Passion"and that is the perfect term to describing not just the breathtaking interplay and common purpose among the many diverse musicians taking part in this project, but also the deep spiritual love that emanates from this music and takes up everyone in the excitement... [ read more ]

Les Brers at Brooklyn Bowl

Les Brers Brooklyn Bowl Brooklyn, NY October 12, 2016 Despite multiple breakups and long hiatuses, the m: Allman Brothers Band survived successfully for as long as it did by adding fresh, complementary talent that reinvigorated the original members, and through the players' fierce, colle... [ read more ]

Duane Allman at 70: A Reflection

The actor James Dean once said, "If a man can bridge the gap between life and death, if he can live after he's died, then maybe he was a great man." James Dean is perhaps the charter member of a modern subset of such individuals who, due to modern technology, live on in the consciousness of others... [ read more ]

Live From Birmingham: Hamid Drake, Paul Dunmall and The Phoenix Jazzmen

The Paul Dunmall and Hamid Drake Quintet mac October 4, 2016 This gig was part of a very short three-date tour, assembled by Birmingham promoter Tony Dudley-Evans. Saxophonist m: Paul Dunmall's free jazz and improvising eminence has now cloaked the entire globe, so his regular Stateside tou... [ read more ]

Jonathan Butler at Yoshi's

Jonathan Butler Yoshi's Oakland, CA October 27, 2016 Serious Bay Area fans braved heavily snarled traffic on this rainy dark Thursday night for the second set of renowned South African guitarist Jonathan Butler. Now living in warm Southern California, Butler and his potent band flew in the same day... [ read more ]

Meet "Mr. Saturday Night" Joe France

Tell us a little bit about yourself. I was born and raised in Harlem. Then I moved to Queens, and now I'm in the Bronx, about a block from the Zoo. I bought a co-op there. I worked for the Port Authority as a maintenance man. Now I'm retired. I'm enjoying every bit of it. I'm 87. How did you get the... [ read more ]

Allison Miller and Honey Ear Trio: Lean; Swivel

Alison Miller may well be the renaissance woman of modern jazz. High-profile mainstream gigs like appearing with the band on Late Night with Seth Myers hardly hint at the diverse complexity of her collaborations and work under own name, most conspicuously including the band Boom Tic Boom. She parses... [ read more ]

Bill Cunliffe: A Day In the Life

Grammy award-winning arranger and pianist m: Bill Cunliffe has been on the cutting edge of large ensemble arranging and jazz trio performance for the past few decades. An avid composer, performer, film scorer, educator and author of several jazz piano books (and online workshops), Cunliff... [ read more ]

Benny Golson at Jazz Standard

Benny Golson Quartet Jazz Standard New York, NY October 21, 2016 By now it's well established that you don't go to see the octogenarian m: Benny Golson expecting to be blown away by a titan of the tenor sax--a fact he's only too happy to confess to his audience at a packed {{e: Jazz Stand... [ read more ]

Live From Birmingham: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Erja Lyytinnen and The Impossible Gentlemen

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble Hare and Hounds September 29, 2016 The m: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble don't struggle to cram the main upstairs room of the Hare and Hounds, as now-regular guests of its Leftfoot promoters. Although now dwelling in Brooklyn, the Hypnotics mostly grew up in Chicago, and eig... [ read more ]

Slixs At Derry International Choral Festival 2016

SLIXS Derry International Choral Festival St. Columb's Hall Derry, N. Ireland October 20, 2016 In just four editions the City of Derry International Choral Festival has carved its place among the world's leading choral festivals, attracting the very best international choirs to the Walled City. A pl... [ read more ]

Newport Jazz Festival 1959

The collector asks: When is it OK to say, "I have enough, thanks. I don't need the live version, too."Consider the dilemma of Wolfgang's Vault, a musical treasure trove of old jazz and rock performances. If you've never been there, go now. The site is stunning. It is an enormous collection of long-l... [ read more ]

Steve Coleman and Five Elements at Albright-Knox Art Gallery

Steve Coleman and Five Elements Albright-Knox Art Gallery Art of Jazz Buffalo, NY October 29, 2016 If m: Steve Coleman's set at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery proved anything, it's that residencies are still a beneficial means to cultivating unrivaled virtuosity within a band. In the case... [ read more ]

Andy Sheppard -- Galway Jazz Festival 2016

Galway Jazz Festival Various Venues jny:Galway, Ireland October 7-9, 2016 The best jazz festivals are not necessarily the biggest. They're not always the ones with the marquee names. The best festivals, without a doubt, are the ones you remember, years later, for having had a hell of a good time... [ read more ]

Trevor Anderies Quintet at Fresh Santa Fe

m: Trevor Anderies Quintet Fresh Santa Fe New Music Series Santa Fe, NM September 3, 2016 To be perfectly honest, most of the bands that come to Santa Fe, NM are playing fill-in gigs between dates in jny: Albuquerque (or jny: Phoenix) and jny: Denver. And that's okay because... [ read more ]

Nick Brignola: Big Horn, Strong Words

This article first appeared in Coda Magazine in 1978. With the possible exception of torture, there has never been an art form more maligned than jazz. So, it is inevitable that every once in a while there is an exceptional musician who finds that the financial rewards of being a jazz musician are t... [ read more ]

Cynthia Sayer -- You're In the Band - The Real Experience of Playing in a Traditional/Hot Jazz Band

You're In the Band Cynthia Sayer 128 Pages ISBN: #978-0-578-17971-1 Cynthia Sayer Music 2016 Multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, bandleader and music educator, m: Cynthia Sayer's name might not be a bell-ringer, however I'd wager that you've probably heard her Hall of Fame banjo (Yes, there... [ read more ]

Ian Hunter: Fingers Crossed

Assuming his role as chief vocalist for Mott the Hoople, then becoming its main songwriter, Ian Hunter evolved into the figurative voice for the British band as it evolved and reached its apex of commercial and critical acclaim with Mott (Columbia Records, 1973). And as he initiated his solo career... [ read more ]

Steve Reich: The ECM Recordings

Steve Reich Steve Reich: The ECM Recordings e: ECM Records 2016 Celebrated as one of the most significant contemporary American composer-musicians of the late 20th century, Steve Reich successfully dismantled the cemented bedrock of Western Music and rebuilt it in surprisingly innovative... [ read more ]

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