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John Hiatt and The Combo At Shelburne Museum -- John Hiatt at Shelburne Museum

3 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

John Hiatt and the Combo The Green at Shelburne Museum Shelburne, Vermont July 10, 2014 John Hiatt has become a past master at creating songs populated with characters full of real-life detail. Playing with the Combo on the Green at Shelburne Museum, he offered a selection of his original material th...

Cowboy Mouth at B.B. King's Blues Club and Grill

3 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Cowboy Mouth with the Cringe B.B. King's Blues Club and Grill New York, NY July 17, 2014 Cowboy Mouth is a rock 'n' roll band formed in New Orleans, Louisiana, in the early 1990s during grunge's heyday. Its sound is best described as a musical gumbo mixing gritty rock, punk, blues, new wave, swamp pop...

Daniel Lanois: My Music for Billy Bob

3 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Translating guitarist/producer Daniel Lanois' evocative guitar and ability to create stratified soundscapes into soundtrack music for actor Billy Bob Thornton's directorial debut Sling Blade may seem an unusual choice, but the outcome turns into an interesting and unique blend of his darker, moodier...

Vinicius Cantuaria and Bebel Gilberto at Celebrate Brooklyn

3 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Vinicius Cantuaria and Bebel Gilberto Brasil Summerfest at Celebrate Brooklyn Brooklyn, New York July 18, 2014 On the opening night of the third edition of the city-wide Brasil Summerfest, guitarist m: Vinicius Cantuaria took the stage with his quintet. He played a semi-acoustic guitar a...

The Vocal Art of Norwegian Stine Janvin Motland

3 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Norwegian vocal artist Stine Janvin Motland is known for highly original, extended vocal techniques. Her range and imagination mark new frontiers for the natural acoustics of the human voice. Motland previously recorded with drummer StA le Liavik Solberg in m: MotSol, and with he and loc...

Weekend Wax Bits

3 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : JazzWax

In case you missed my two posts on Dave Lambert last week, you'll find them here and here. The first looks back on the life and music of the vocalese singer while the second features Dee Lambert, Dave's daughter, reminiscing...

Something Smoky and Something Blue

4 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

With m: Vincent Herring's alto providing the clarion call that ushers in the troops for a quicksilver performance entitled "Elation," it became clear that the analog warmth of this particular vinyl release possessed a tangible charm that was undeniable. So while this reviewer had previous...

Marius Neset / Trondheim Jazz Orchestra: Lion

4 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Despite having yet to make a breakthrough in North America, in the space of less than five years Marius Neset has gone from virtual unknown to one of Europe's hottest properties, gigging with his quartet all around the continent, including an incendiary showcase at the 2012 Jazzahead! trade show in...

Mansur Scott: Great Voices of Harlem

4 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Those of us who know better laughed, snickered, recently, when we read that Harlem-based vocalist extraordinaire Mansur Scott was a "rising star." We will agree that he is definitely a "star" because he always shines when he sings. His first album, Sometimes Forgotten Sometimes Remembered (Pao Recor...

Dee Lambert: My Dad, Dave Lambert

4 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : JazzWax

Yesterday, I asked Dee Lambert, Dave Lambert's daughter, to send along some thoughts about her dad so you'd have a finer understand of who this famed singer was when he wasn't in front of a mike. [Pictured above, from bottom,...

Robert Johnson -- Amanda Petrusich a?' Do Not Sell at Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World's Rarest 78 rpm Records

4 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Do Not Sell at Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World's Rarest 78 rpm Records Amanda Petrusich 272 Pages ISBN: # 978-1451667059 Scribner 2014 The text for Jonathan Edwards' famous sermon, "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" was based on the Old Testament scripture of Deuteronomy 32:35...

Baby do Brasil at Blue Note Jazz Club

4 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Baby do Brasil Brasil Summerfest at Blue Note Jazz Club New York, NY July 21, 2014 On her second performance as part of the lineup for the 2014 edition of Brasil Summerfest (she performed the previous evening at the South Street Seaport), legendary Brazilian singer Baby do Brasil was backed by a ste...

Ljubljana Jazz Festival 2014

4 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

2014 Ljubljana Jazz Festival 2014 Ljubljana, Slovenia July 2-5, 2014 Ljubljana--capital of the Republic of Slovenia, member of EU, neighbored by Austria, Hungary, Croatia and Italy--hosts the oldest jazz festival in Europe, which held its 55th edition this year. The event is usually organized by Can...

Dave Lambert: Voice of Reason

4 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : JazzWax

If you want to truly understand the kind side of jazz—the side that reveres other artists, wants everyone to love the music and views improvisation as way to bring people together—you need to dig the music of Dave Lambert. Before...

John Riley: Inspiring Innovation

last monthMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Foremost an innovator, m: John Riley has always been a "drummer's drummer" in the world of straight-ahead jazz. With nearly a hundred recordings, a dozen videos, and five books under his belt, Riley is a veritable font of knowledge in the bebop realm. In this article, we take a look back...

Odean Pope Quartet at Chrisa?(TM) Jazz Cafe

last monthMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Odean Pope Quartet Chris' Jazz CafA(C) Philadelphia, PA July 19, 2014 Legendary tenor saxophonist Odean Pope, in addition to his international status and iconic recordings, often appears in Philadelphia, his home town, but usually in festivals, concerts, and other situations where he is part of a bigg...

Matthew Shipp -- Your Shipp Has Come In

last monthMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

These two guest appearances demonstrate that pianist m: Matthew Shipp has become an elder statesman in the jazz world. How that happened can be boiled down to two simple elements. One: he has created a unique sound and language for improvised music and two: Shipp has become a doyen of cut...

Videos: Peggy Lee

last monthMusic / Jazz : JazzWax

Last night, while doing some research on YouTube, I got hung up on Peggy Lee. First I started studying how the left corner of her mouth drops slightly when she sings. Then I watched her eyes, which always seem to...

FA rdefestivalen 2014

last monthMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

FA rdefestivalen FA rde, Norway July 3-6, 2014 In its 25th year, the FA rdefestivalen global music weekender became slightly nostalgic. Usually, a specialized theme is declared for each edition, but for this significant anniversary, a set of return invites were issued to artists who were fondly reme...

Ernest Barteldes -- Maira Freitas + Lenine at Central Park Summerstage

last monthMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Maira Freitas + Lenine Brasil Summerfest at Central Park Summerstage New York, NY July 19, 2014 For her New York City debut, Maira Freitas traveled lightly, backed solely by a drummer on stage. She did the first few songs on piano, beginning with a jazz-inflected samba and then moving on to a very p...

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