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Colonic Youth, Andy Farber, Tal Ronen and Paquito D'Rivera

3 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Colonic Youth Trans-Pecos December 22, 2014 In the wintry wasteland, the new-ish Trans-Pecos venue did not seem to boast a particularly peachy set-up. It may or may not still be operated by Todd P, normally known as a promoter of slightly swerved rock outfits, and there were tales of this old Silent...

Lee Morgan Indeed! a?' Blue Note 1538

3 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

The first time m: Lee Morgan entered a recording studio, he was just 18 years old and he was leading his own band. More impressive, that band included soon-to-be-legendary pianist m: Horace Silver and drummer m: Philly Joe Jones. This is the CD of that 1956 recording...

Jakob Bro: A Happy Unintended Consequence with Kenny Wheeler

3 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

A while ago a group of Danish musicians recorded an album entitled "Unintended Consequences." It was an enterprise to play music in a non-intentional way which demanded dealing with the paradox of intending something unintended. Sometimes however unintended consequences can "just happen" due to circ...

Gilgamesh: Another Fine Tune You've Got Me Into

3 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Gilgamesh Another Fine Tune You've Got Me Into Charly 1978Today's Rediscovery pays tribute to a musician who has been dead for over 30 years but whose brief body of work remains a seminal part of the British Canterbury scene that included groups like Soft Machine, Caravan and Hatfield and The North...

Documentary: Bix Beiderbecke

3 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : JazzWax

In 1981, director Brigitte Berman released Bix: 'Ain't None of Them Play Like Him,' a documentary on cornetist Bix Beiderbecke. The short-sentence narration and interviews with Beiderbecke's bandmates are remarkable. You may know Berman best as the winner of an...

John Daversa: Kaleidoscope Eyes

3 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Internationally renowned performer, composer, arranger, band leader, teacher; m: John Daversa's talents include these among many others. His in demand skills as a world-class trumpet player have led him to perform on such prestigious stages as the Monterey Jazz, Montreal Jazz and Montreu...

Chris Potter Underground Orchestra: Imaginary Cities

3 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

While he is, perhaps, best-known as a reed and woodwind multi-instrumentalist of tremendous power and versatility--the torch-bearer and logical successor, even, to the late, great m: Michael Brecker--Chris Potter has also demonstrated remarkable breadth as a bandleader and composer. It's...

Pat Metheny Unity Group at the Hanover Theatre

3 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Pat Metheny Unity GroupHanover Theatre Worcester, MA November 16, 2014 "As far as explaining [my music] to other people, I don't really worry too much about that," Pat Metheny reflected, perhaps befittingly for an artist who constantly seems to churn out new sounds while nestling himself at the fore...

Ian Carr: Belladonna

3 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Ian Carr Belladonna Vertigo 1972 Today's Rediscovery? British trumpeter Ian Carr's Belladonna, a gem of an album that's also the coming out party for soon-to-be-legendary guitarist m: Allan Holdsworth. A album I'd not heard in the decade since I wrote the retrospective Ian Carr And Nucleu...

Jerry Fielding: 'Fielding's Formula'

3 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : JazzWax

When the 12-inch LP was relatively new in the mid-1950s, jazz labels needed as much content as they could get their hands on to fill production quotas. So they were willing to take chances with artists who had bright ideas...

Jazz from Gallery 41 Playlist - Monday, January 05, 2015 – Noon - 3 pm Pacific

Jazz from Gallery 41 Playlist - Monday, January 05, 2015 – Noon - 3 pm Pacific Streaming 24/7 – Live Broadcasts Monday through Friday Artist / Song Title / Album Title (Label) Cedar Walton & Hank Mobley / Breakthrough / BreakthroughShow More Summary

2014: The Year in Jazz

3 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

The year 2014 turned out to be a year noteworthy for its numbers. Newport turned 60, Blue Note turned 75, International Jazz Day's third edition featured 900 events in more than 190 countries. The jazz world lost seven of its NEA Jazz Masters, and New Orleans trumpeter m: Lionel Ferbos d...

Take Five with Brad Myers

3 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Meet Brad Myers: Brad Myers has spent his life in the pursuit of making music that is tasteful and driven by a deep connection to the soul, regardless of stylish trends or prognosis for financial success. Currently residing in jny: Cincinnati, Ohio, he is an ever evolving improvising musician wh...

Ralph Towner Solstice: Sound and Shadows

3 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Ralph Towner SolsticeSound and ShadowsECM Records1977 While it took the label a year or so to define its raison d'A tre, by 1970/71 Germany's ECM Records had already garnered significant attention for its pristine, transparent sound, and for beginning to redefine the possibilities of what improvised...

Bud Powell: Birth of Bop Piano

3 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : JazzWax

On May 2, 1945, pianist Bud Powell was in a New York studio recording with tenor saxophonist Frankie Socolow. Four months earlier, Powell had endured a beating by the police in Philadelphia while on tour with the Cootie Williams Orchestra....

C. Andrew Hovan's Top 10 for 2014

3 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

This will be a first in some time. For a variety of reasons, I had to curtail my writing activities about five years ago. As a result, my limited work for All About Jazz consisted mainly of photography and live reviews. As a result, I felt less then prepared in previous years to present any kind of...

Freda Payne -- Notable and Nearly Missed 2014

3 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

As I have grown older, I have come to the startling and disheartening realization that I will not be able to read all the books there are, and, more importantly, listen to all the music there is (much less write about it). I otherwise appreciate a finite lifespan, but not when it comes to books and...

The Doors: Feast of Friends

3 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

The Doors Feast of Friends e: Eagle Vision 2014 As with the previously-released archive titles of the Doors, Feast of Friends elevates the standard for such vault projects to another level by including pertinent content from the time period in which the band's self-financed and produced f...

Paul McCandless: All the Mornings Bring

3 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Paul McCandlessAll the Mornings BringElektra1979 Today's Rediscovery comes from Oregon's reed and woodwind multi- instrumentalist, m: Paul McCandless: All the Mornings Bring, his 1979 leader debut. When Oregon was signed to Elektra in 1978 for Out of the Woods, it afforded the two members...

Ron Aprea -- Top 15 "Most Read" Interviews: 2014

4 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

All About Jazz tracks how often an interview is read, and the interviews listed below represent our top 15 published in 2014. Ron Aprea's Tribute to John Lennon by Nicholas F. Mondello Published: August 19, 2014 Takuya Kuroda: Rising Son by DanMichael Reyes Published: February 19, 2014 Justin Faulkn...

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