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Partisans -- TD Ottawa Jazz Festival 2014, Days 7-9

3 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Days 1-2 | Days 4-6 | Days 7-9 Anat Fort / Susanna Torben Waldorff Wah Wah / Norma WInstone Partisans TD Ottawa Jazz Festival Ottawa, Canada June 20-July 1, 2014 For the last three days in Ottawa before heading to MontrA(C)al for five days of the Festival International de Jazz de MontrA(C)al, the emphas...

Paul Jost -- Jazz Vocals June

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Andrea Balducci Bloom Schema 2012 Italian vocalist Andrea Balducci is so earnestly hip and so perfectly coiffed (he is a lawyer, after all) he is almost a metaphor: a talented metaphor. His debut recording, Bloom is equally hip and coiffed as the singer himself. With a keen ear for the edge of nosta...

Bill Clifton and Bill Evans

3 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : JazzWax

Piano jazz in the late 1940s featured around 50 remarkable players, including Art Tatum, Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk, Al Haig, Teddy Wilson, Earl "Fatha" Hines, John Lewis, Erroll Garner, Hampton Hawes, Lennie Tristano, Duke Jordan and Oscar Peterson. But if...

July 2014

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Dear Mr. P.C.: I hate my playing almost all the time. What's worse is I don't seem to hate it any less even though I'm getting better. At least I think I'm getting better, when I'm not busy hating my playing. Is there something wrong with me? --Having Absolutely Terrible Esteem Dear HATE: Instead of...

Horace Silver: Recollections and Retrospections

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In the halcyon days of the first Birdland ( the early 50's) Monday night was jam session night and the house rhythm section featured a young and handsome pianist named m: Horace Silver. Though in his early 20's (he was born in 1928) Silver appeared much younger and his diminutive figure a...

Live From Birmingham: Tom Harrison, Tad Newton, Wynton Marsalis and Monocled Man

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Tom Harrison The Bartons Arms June 6, 2014 Some of Tom Harrison's band sidemen are more familiar to seasoned UK jazz fans than the leader himself, but the London saxophonist's film music project will doubtless contribute to improving his own profile. It's the kind of conceptual set-up that is likely...

Chubby Jackson: New York, 1949

4 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : JazzWax

In 1944, bebop was virtually ignored by the country's jazz fans—except those in New York, where the new style had first been recorded earlier that year. Viewed initially as unintelligible gibberish and way too fast for dancing, the new style...

Bill Frisell -- TD Ottawa Jazz Festival 2014, Days 4-6

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Days 1-2 | Days 4-6 | Days 7-9 Tedeschi Trucks Band Bill Frisell Guitar in the Space Age! Julian Lage and Nels Cline / Bill Frisell Go West TD Ottawa Jazz Festival Ottawa, Canada June 20-July 1, 2014 While not necessarily an intentional decision, the next three days of the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival were...

Angelique Kidjo at Nourse Auditorium, San Francisco

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Angelique Kidjo California Institute of Integral Studies Nourse Theater June 21, 2014 "I believe that any feeling of xenophobia and fear comes from ignorance. Often people think that when you are not like them, you are different and therefore you are a threat. It is not true. I think that the proble...

Documentary: Bobby Womack

4 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : JazzWax

Soul singer-songwriter Bobby Womack died on Friday, June 27, at age 70. His career lasted 50 years, and he played a role in the recording careers of Sam Cooke, Sly Stone, the Rolling Stones and many other artists. His heartfelt...

Ambrose Akinmusire at Dazzle, Denver, June 21, 2014

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Ambrose Akinmusire Dazzle Denver June 21, 2014 Einstein taught us that time is a relative thing. Time can pass, or seem to pass, at different rates depending on how fast you are moving; especially in relation to an observer who is moving at a different speed. For Ambrose Akinmusire and his quintet...

Kendrick Scott and His Convictions

4 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Everybody sings the praises of Kendrick Scott. The New York Times quickly named him as one of "Five Drummers Whose Time Is Now." On the drums, he transforms into a masterful and exquisite sonic architect whose work is filled with imaginative capacity. Yet Scott is what they call a triple threat--fil...

The Hot 8 Brass Band -- Hot 8 Brass Band at Mawazine Festival 2014

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Hot 8 Brass Band Rabat Streets Mawazine Festival Rabat, Morocco June 4-7, 2014 From New Orleans, down to Rabat, m: The Hot 8 Brass Band crossed the Atlantic to revive the tradition of the marching band in an African spot. Part of the street program in Mawazine Festival Rhythms of the Wor...

This afternoon special in person guest on Jazz from Gallery 41....

Drummer Bobby Kapp dropped by, so we are going on air live...now...so come on by and share the music and conversation with us.... Jazz from Gallery 41 We'll be listening to his recordings with Marion Brown, Noah Howard, Dave Burrell, Gato Barbieri and more..... NOW's the time....

Buddy Guy At the Paramount

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Buddy Guy The Paramount Huntington, NY June 11, 2014 On a pleasant Wednesday evening in early June, following a bluesy and soulful acoustic set by opening act Matt Anderson, six time Grammy Award winner and Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Fame member m: Buddy Guy brought his unique brand of Chicago...

Glen David Andrews at the Rockwood Music Hall

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Glen David Andrews with special guest Henry Butler Rockwood Music Hall New York, NY June 18, 2014 Glen David Andrews is a showman--pure and simple. He thrives in the spotlight. Shine a spotlight on the man and he comes alive. He is a force of nature, and one to be reckoned with. He has been describe...

Goo Goo Dolls and Daughtry at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

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Goo Goo Dolls and Daughtry with special guests Plain White T's Nikon at Jones Beach Theater Wantagh, NY June 14, 2014 On June 14, the Goo Goo Dolls/Daughtry summer tour rolled into the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, in Wantagh, New York. Sharing the stage with Plain White T's, all three acts delivered...

Weekend Wax Bits

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I'm on the road for a few days but wanted to share with you a handful of posts I found of interest at other blogs... A look at Prestige's Moodsville ballad albums, which attempted to merge jazz and Easy Listening,...

The Amazing Bud Powell, Volumes 1 and 2 a?' Blue Note 1503 and 1504

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In the pantheon of bebop's Founding Fathers, there are three giants. Everyone knows m: Charlie Parker and m: Dizzy Gillespie. Everyone forgets m: Bud Powell. Like Bird and Diz, Powell could spit out notes faster than anyone before or since. Also like Bird and Diz...

Ginger Baker's Jazz Confusion at Yoshi's

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Ginger Baker's Jazz Confusion Yoshis Oakland, CA June 15, 2014 Dedicated. Stubborn. Outspoken. Perspicacious. These are some of the descriptions which come to mind when considering the personality and legacy of legendary drummer Ginger Baker. Baker first came to prominence as a member of the rock p...

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