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Interview: Jan Persson

3 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : JazzWax

Back in May, I posted on a Bill Evans Trio rehearsal in Denmark in 1966 that was captured on tape for TV broadcast. In the TV studio that day was Evans on piano; Eddie Gomez on bass; Alex Riel, a...       Related Stories Bill Evans: Sweden, 1970 Bill Evans: Some Other Time Dexter Gordon: Denmark, 1962  

Carry on exiting

H.M. Farage rose into the skies of Devon on the 11th of January of 2046, under the nervous gaze of several hundreds members of the intelligentsia  – MPs and their staff, civil servants, the military, industrialists and landed gentry in tartan jackets. Eventually, the ship vanished into the darkness, and they all toasted and cheered. […]

Meet Super Fan Sal Capozucca

3 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

How often do you go out to hear live music? I go almost every other night when I am in New York. I saw 118 shows in New York last summer. It's what I live for. I used to be into fitness but when I was 90 I broke a rib and my doctor told me to cool it. I've been going to hear live music for nearly 80... [ read more ]

Montreux Through The Decades: Jazz Recordings, Part One

3 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

To celebrate Montreux Jazz Festival's 50th edition in 2016, and as a posthumous tribute to the festival's founder, the late Claude Nobs, All About Jazz is launching a new column entitled Montreux Through the Decades, which will periodically present reviews of officially released live recordings from... [ read more ]

Meet Sal Capozucca

3 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Tell us a little bit about yourself.I'm the type that gets tired of doing one thing. I've done numerous things. I worked with e: Chesky Records on their trade shows for 20 years. I also worked with the American Ballet Theater when Mikhail Baryshnikov was there. And I played drums in a ban... [ read more ]

John Coltrane: Speak Low

3 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : JazzWax

John Coltrane recorded Speak Low only once in the studio, during Sonny Clark's Sonny's Crib album session for Blue Note on Sept. 1, 1957. What's notable about the recording session is that it took place 14 days before Coltrane's sole...       Related Stories John Coltrane: Blue Train Red Garland: Halleloo-Y'-All 9 Box Sets You Deserve  

Weekend Extra: Lockjaw And Friends

3 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : Rifftides

Although the engineering department is still working on a permanent fix, the Rifftides computer problem is mostly solved and we seem to be back in full operation (knock on wood). Let’s hope—and celebrate with Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis. Here is the tenor saxophone master (1921-1986) at the Jazzhus Slukefter in Copenhagen a year before his death. […]

Miles Electric Band at SFJAZZ

4 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Miles Electric Band SFJAZZ CenterSan Francisco, CA June 11, 2016 Since his death in 1991, one month after his final performance at the Hollywood Bowl, there has been a vacancy in the jazz trumpet chair. While many have risen as stars on the instrument, no one has quite matched {{m: Miles Davis = 614... [ read more ]

Take Five with Alex Gershman of Sashaa?(TM)s Bloc

4 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

About Alex GershmanAn intriguing ensemble founded in 2012, Sasha's Bloc is an amalgam of varied artists, nationalities and experiences, all fueled by bassist and songwriter Alex Gershman. This collective delivers a sound that is consistently big, boisterous, full of spirit and rich in everything tha... [ read more ]

Joe Walsh and Bad Company: One Hell Of A Night Tour

4 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Joe Walsh and Bad Company Nikon at Jones Beach Theater One Hell Of A Night Tour Wantagh, NY June 14, 2016 On this pleasant mid-June Evening it was "Classic Rock Hitmakers Night" at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater. Joe Walsh and Bad Company produced a relentless hit-after-hit onslaught that had the... [ read more ]

Rifftides Hopes To Be Back Soon

4 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : Rifftides

The notorious Apple spinning rainbow disc has invaded the Rifftides mainframe computer, also known as a MacBook Pro. Several hours of the entire staff’s concerted technical efforts have failed to regain control. We can’t even illustrate the problem with a representation of the spinning disc because when we try to show it—guess what?—right, the real […]

Guest mix: Alex Paterson from THE ORB

We’re pretty psyched about the prospect of seeing The Orb live in Brixton next month, where Alex Paterson will revisit the classic Adventures Beyond The Underworld album. This special event even features a special Orb line-up, featuring...Show More Summary

Tord Gustavsen with Simin Tander and Jarle Vespestad at Fringe Arts

4 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Tord Gustavsen (with Simin Tander and Jarle Vespestad) Fringe Arts jny: Philadelphia, PA June 20, 2016 The music of this trio project is "a mystical and spiritual journey," m: Tord Gustavsen declared early in the set during his first-ever appearance in Philadelphia, an endeavor about... [ read more ]

Jazz Quanta June: The Sacred Orchestral: Duke Ellington and Wynton Marsalis

last monthMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Music and the Christian Tradition are as intimately involved as making love. Since the beginning of an organized Christendom, music has been a part of the liturgy and celebration of what was to become the "Good News." Regardless of one's spiritual inclinations, this religious music looms large on th... [ read more ]

Stanley Cooper (1925-2016)

last monthMusic / Jazz : JazzWax

Stan Cooper, a long-time JazzWax reader who in the 1950s was a music publishing executive who brought Learnin' the Blues to the attention of Frank Sinatra, died in Jupiter, Fla., early yesterday morning. He was 91. [Photo of Stan Cooper...       Related Stories Sinatra on TV: The DVDs 9 Box Sets You Deserve The Things We Did Last Summer  

Other Places: Linda Oh In The Village Voice

last monthMusic / Jazz : Rifftides

In the new issue of The Village Voice, Michael J. Agovino wraps three years of observing the bassist Linda Oh into a 4,000-word article about what it takes these days for a leading musician to practice the profession in the world’s jazz capital. Here’s an excerpt: Exposure is great, and Oh’s has only increased, but […]

Miles Electric Band: Bitches Brew To Tutu At SFJAZZ

last monthMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Miles Electric Band SFJAZZ Center Bitches Brew To Tutu San Francisco, CA June 11, 2016 As part of the expansive 34th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival, the cordial staff at SFJAZZ presented the outstanding Miles Electric Band in the spacious Miner Auditorium. Vincent Wilburn Jr., drummer and nephew... [ read more ]

Green Lady Lounge: A Jazz Club With a Point of View

last monthMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Stepping into the Green Lady Lounge feels like stepping back into the 1940s. Dim lighting, red walls, red drapes and faux-classic art lining the walls all build a classic ambiance. This must be what a jazz club in Kansas City used to feel like. That's all by design. It's owner John Scott's vision or... [ read more ]

When Bill Met Sonny and Terri

last monthMusic / Jazz : JazzWax

Earlier this week, I visited Terri Hinte's Facebook page. Terri is Sonny Rollins' publicist and close pal. On her page was a post on a phone call she received this week. I won't spoil Terri's story by telling you why...       Related Stories Sonny Rollins on Disco Monk Ornette Coleman (1930-2015) Weekend Wax Bits  

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