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Everybody loves the romance of a comeback: the phoenix-like rise from adversity, long-term exile, obscurity or defeat. Think of US President Abraham Lincoln's travails, boxer George Foreman's regaining the World Heavyweight title atShow More Summary
Boris (le) Poisson Rouge May 6, 2013 It's hard to corral Boris into a metal-generic corner. Whilst this Tokyo trio's prime reputation revolves around a spiraling psychedelic ascension, it is just as likely to get grubby and direct, or even poppy and spangled. Show More Summary
Norwegian trumpeter Arve Henriksen is one of a handful of creative upstarts, like trumpeters m: Nils Petter MolvA|r or m: Erik Truffaz, who are embracing electronics and the improvisational side of jazz in their music. Henriksen's music...Show More Summary
In a time of financial crisis in the world in general and in the music business in particular, the natural thing to do would be to cut down the number of releases and concentrate on safe and palatable productions that cater to a major audience with a predefined taste. Show More Summary
Meet Mike Davis: Mike Davis has lived several distinct musical lives. He has been a student, a serious student of performance and of theory and of composition and of art. He has been a gig warrior, playing multiple shows in multipleShow More Summary
Gina Southgate, artist and The People Band The Vortex London, UK May 11th 2013 On a Saturday evening in the heart of Dalston, East London, The People Band once again graced The Vortex with its free form and improvised style of jazz.Show More Summary
Scotch whiskey is an acquired taste; you must first be introduced and develop a relationship with it before this strong water reveals her charms. The same can be said for the singing of Rickie Lee Jones. A hipster in the late-1970s, Jones grew into a blind sage prophetess, showing how others' music could be experienced differently...
Bray Jazz Festival Various Venues Bray, County Wicklow Ireland 3-5 May, 2013 For many years, the picturesque town of Bray's main claim to fame has been that it's the oldest inhabited seaside town in Ireland. That is, it was the mainShow More Summary
Doc Severinsen and the San Miguel 5 Musical Instrument Museum Phoenix, AZ May 1, 2013 Octogenarian bandleader Doc Severinsen has somehow added new fire to his legendary power and vibrancy in a sizzling coalition that melds Latin gusto with jazz zest. Show More Summary
Some artists maintain a busy release schedule, putting out an album a year--sometimes, in the case of musicians like guitarist m: Bill Frisell, even more frequently--while others, for a variety of reasons, are less prolific. PianistShow More Summary
m: Astor Piazzolla invited jazz into the world of tango, birthing a hybridized form of music that's outlived its creator; jazz, proving equally hospitable, opened its doors to Piazzolla and nuevo tango. High-end artists like saxophonist...Show More Summary
Meet Felix Langford: At 13, I fell in love with the art of percussion and I credit my brother, John (Doc), as the one responsible for teaching me basic beats and exposing my ears to some of the hippest and most innovative cats on the jazz scene. Show More Summary
Bassist Christian McBride is many things to many people. Leader, sideman, writer, and conceptualist are just a few of the hats that he happens to wear on these two quintet- centered dates. One album puts McBride's name up in lights, while the other finds him in a supporting role, but his work is central to the success of both outings. Show More Summary
Though economic indicators suggest we are slowly emerging from the Great Recession here in the United States, repercussions could echo through the jazz world for a generation. The past five or so years of extreme cuts to public school budgets-- especially the arts programs-- could mean a dearth of well-trained, young musicians...
Meet Roger Aldridge: I am primarily a jazz composer. A wide range of influences are found in my music including jazz, tango, blues, samba, fusion, new music, and back to American roots music. My exploration of the jazz family tree does not stop at New Orleans. Show More Summary
In the New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, a blue note is defined as: "A microtonally lowered third, seventh, or (less commonly) fifth degree of the diatonic scale, common in blues, jazz and related musics." Moving beyond musical theory, the...Show More Summary
It's difficult to know what is most surprising about Tap: Jon Zorn's Book of Angels | Vol. 20. It's the first collaboration between guitarist Pat Metheny and saxophonist/composer/Tzadik label head m: John Zorn, two musicians who, at least on the surface, couldn't be more different. Show More Summary
Meet Clay Grossman: Clay Grossman, a mainstay on the Chicago jazz scene for almost four decades, began his professional career at the age of the 19. He has been passing on his sage drum knowledge and wisdom to aspiring students of the drum- set over 20 years. He studied drums with Marshall Thompson and Ian Wallace...
Ferenc Nemeth's versatility has positioned him in the front line of jazz drummers today. This Hungarian percussionist has developed a recognizable sound which has, over the years, resulted in his sharing the stage with renowned international...Show More Summary
Daniel Meron Quartet Metropolitan Room New York, NY May 4, 2013 After debuting his first album, Directions, when first moving to New York from Berklee in 2010, Israeli-born pianist Daniel Meron has moved on to new avenues relatively quickly. Show More Summary