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David Crosby: A Revitalized Creativity

David Crosby: A Revitalized Creativity

BY MIKE JACOBS
January 22, 2019

David Crosby has had -and is still having -quite a long and storied career. While many musicians obviously have had those too, music doesn't always come out on top for many at this late stage of the game. It has though for Mr. Crosby--quite conspicuously. All About Jazz had a conversation with the seemingly unstoppable music icon about his influences, jazz fandom and new found inspiration at this part of his journey. All About Jazz: In ......

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Yelena Eckemoff Presents A Journey Through The Human Life Span On "Colors," Set For Feb. 22 Release

Yelena Eckemoff Presents A Journey Through The Human Life Span On "Colors," Set For Feb. 22 Release

BY TERRI HINTE
January 22, 2019

Pianist-composer Yelena Eckemoff casts her eye on the visible spectrum with Colors, her third album in just over a year, set for a February 22 release on her own L&H Production label. Accompanied only by the brilliant French drummer Manu Katché, Eckemoff creates musical impressions of 14 distinct hues, organizing them into a symbolic progression through the stages of life—using a panoply of styles as diverse as the spectrum itself. Colors is both a popular title and subject in the ......

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Kevin Bales With Chuck Redd At The Jazz Corner

Kevin Bales With Chuck Redd At The Jazz Corner

BY MARTIN MCFIE
January 21, 2019

Kevin Bales with Chuck Redd The Jazz Corner Hilton Head Island, SC January 4th & 5th, 2019 Whenever pianist Kevin Bales comes in from Atlanta to play The Jazz Corner he brings with him a great band and an inventive theme. Whether it's a centennial celebration of the blues or the music of Fred Rogers he never fails to find a sound to vary his presentation and stretch his own tremendous skill. On his most ......

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Shai Maestro Trio At BIMHUIS Amsterdam

Shai Maestro Trio At BIMHUIS Amsterdam

BY BIMHUIS
January 21, 2019

Shai Maestro began playing classical piano at the age of five an,d after discovering Oscar Peterson at the age of eight, he fell in love with jazz. After turning down offers from prestigious American music schools, at 19 he joined the band led by bassist Avishai Cohen featuring Mark Guiliana on drums. With that trio he toured with great success all over the world. A few years back he moved to Brooklyn, where he formed his own trio in 2011. ......

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Guitarist and composer Erik Borelius’ releases New Album - Expedition Inside

Guitarist and composer Erik Borelius’ releases New Album - Expedition Inside

BY ERIK BORELIUS
January 21, 2019

Swedish Grammy winner, guitarist and composer Erik Borelius, releases his fourteenth album Expedition Inside. It contains the nine singles Erik Borelius released during 2017-18. For Erik, this is a new and exciting way to present his music. For each song, Erik painted and took photos for the single cover design based on his interpretation of the music. Expedition Inside is packed with guitars. Erik Borelius’ favorite for the moment, the Danelectro Baritone, colors several tracks. All songs are instrumental, the ......

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For Today, Tomorrow and Always - A 2018 Retrospective

For Today, Tomorrow and Always - A 2018 Retrospective

BY MARY FOSTER CONKLIN
January 20, 2019

The final broadcast of the year remembered some of the great artists that left us in 2018, with birthday shout outs to Una Mae Carlisle, Cab Calloway, Rebecca Parris, Nancy LaMott and Annie Lennox, among others, plus a nod to more Grammy nominees. Happy New Year ! Playlist Janice Friedman “Get Set" from Live at Kitano (Self released) 00:00 Tom Waits “New Year's Eve" from Bad As Me (Anti) 03:45 Una Mae Carlisle “Oh I'm Evil" from Divas, ......

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Pianist Romain Collin Releases Third Video In #taurussesh Series

Pianist Romain Collin Releases Third Video In #taurussesh Series

BY ANN BRAITHWAITE
January 20, 2019

Romain Collin releases the third video in #TaurusSesh, a series of intimate videos in which he explores the vast musical possibilities offered by his unique combination of acoustic piano, vocal loops and textures, and the bass synthesizer Moog Taurus. The Collin original “Great Ocean Road“ features Collin with drummer Eric Harland. Videos showcase spontaneous collaborations with special guests including Sachal Vasandani, Grey McMurray, Christina Courtin, Gregoire Maret and Yosvany Terry. In addition to the #TaurusSesh project, Collin's forthcoming trio recording ......

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Chuck Deardorf: Hanging On To The Groove

Chuck Deardorf: Hanging On To The Groove

BY PAUL RAUCH
January 19, 2019

Bassist Chuck Deardorf has gained a reputation for virtuosity and professionalism over a career that has thus far spanned 40 years. He has been the first call bassist in Seattle for most of his career, playing with some of the most renowned musicians in the history of jazz. For many years, despite having a prolific local jazz scene, the now burgeoning city of Seattle was considered a remote outpost in the jazz world. Many touring musicians would arrive on the ......

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Jazz Scores And Analysis By Richard Lawn Now Available!

Jazz Scores And Analysis By Richard Lawn Now Available!

BY RICHARD LAWN
January 19, 2019

Jazz Scores and Analysis, Vol. 1 by Rick Lawn Full scores and in-depth analysis of contemporary, large ensemble works by six Grammy-nominated composers: Vince Mendoza, Bob Mintzer, Jim McNeely, John Fedchock, John Hollenbeck, and Darcy James Argue. Following in the footsteps of Rayburn Wright's seminal work, Inside the Score, this book gives a guided tour into the techniques and musical concepts in these six scores by masters of large ensemble jazz writing. This immense labor of love includes: ......

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Vocalist/Composer/Arranger Kristen Lee Sergeant New Release February 15 - Smolder - With Jeb Patton, Cameron Brown, Ted Nash And More!

Vocalist/Composer/Arranger Kristen Lee Sergeant New Release February 15 - Smolder - With Jeb Patton, Cameron Brown, Ted Nash And More!

BY SCOTT H. THOMPSON
January 19, 2019

Vocalist/Composer/Arranger Kristen Lee Sergeant—New Release February 15—Smolder with Jeb Patton, Cameron Brown, Ted Nash and more! Kristen Lee Sergeant is a vocalist with effervescent energy, musical intensity and dramatic flair. Her debut record, Inside Out, was a Downbeat Editor's Pick. Smolder is a story of fire—fully ablaze or newly extinguished, and is set to further ignite her international career. Smolder spans '80s pop, bold interpretations of standards, and breathtaking originals—all bound together with a theme of elemental flame. Kristen is ......

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Old Folks, Countdown

Old Folks, Countdown

BY MR. P.C.
January 18, 2019

Old Folks Dear Mr. P.C.: When people in the audience are talking, it goes without saying they're not listening to the band. But for the rest of the audience, how do you know when they're actually listening as opposed to just thinking about something else altogether? --Unheard in Utah Dear Unheard: Any jazz musician used to scanning the audience will tell you that there's an identifiable “active listening" posture: Eyes closed, face ......

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Darrell Grant Black Art @ 25 Quartet at Birdland Theater

Darrell Grant Black Art @ 25 Quartet at Birdland Theater

BY MIKE JURKOVIC
January 18, 2019

Darrell Grant Black Art @ 25 Quartet Birdland Theater New York January 16, 2019 In the tumultuous, twenty-five year interim since his debut, Black Art took the early to mid-'90s jazz community by storm. Pianist Darrell Grant has built for himself a solid, respected, and steady, if low-profile rep; an unapologetic, gentleman post-bopper whose infectious swing brings a room to its feet. So it's only natural that Grant come to Birdland Theater, in the city ......

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Wayne Shorter Celebration With Herbie Hancock and Terence Blanchard at SFJAZZ Center

Wayne Shorter Celebration With Herbie Hancock and Terence Blanchard at SFJAZZ Center

BY HARRY S. PARISER
January 18, 2019

Wayne Shorter Trio and GuestsSFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA January 3, 2019 Wayne Shorter could not be there but his trio made it. When illness prevented Shorter from making a four-night stand at SFJAZZ, organizers turned the dates into a celebration of his music. There are few better choices to kick off such an event than Shorter's longtime friend and collaborator Herbie Hancock. A trained classical pianist, Hancock performed with the Chicago Symphony ......

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Maria’s A Winner & Sonny Is Too

Maria’s A Winner & Sonny Is Too

BY MARC COHN
January 18, 2019

Sometimes in this business, you get so saturated with new music that your ears are paralyzed. The blues to the rescue, including Dexter Gordon singing with his voice, not just the saxophone. We also salute and celebrate Maria Schneider's receipt of a Jazz Masters' Award this spring from the National Endowment for the Arts. The first 2019 segment of our Sonny Rollins retrospective precedes Maria, with the 1951 Dig sessions with Miles. Then we turn reflective at this start of ......

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Pianist And Composer Guy Mintus Releases New Single From Forthcoming Album 'Connecting The Dots'

Pianist And Composer Guy Mintus Releases New Single From Forthcoming Album 'Connecting The Dots'

BY ARE GROUP
January 17, 2019

New York-based, Israeli jazz pianist-composer Guy Mintus has released the first single from his forthcoming album Connecting the Dots, entitled “Dalb." His full album is set for worldwide release on February 15, 2019, on France’s Jazz Family label. Connecting the Dots touches on a broad variety of musical worlds and is a musical summation of Mintus’s ethnic and musical heritage, and his experiences and interests. The recording features bassist Dan Pappalardo and drummer Phillipe Lemm with guest appearances from jazz ......

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Trios, Trios, Trios and Vlek

Trios, Trios, Trios and Vlek

BY MAURICE HOGUE
January 16, 2019

This final show of 2018 is highlighted by trios of the usual piano-bass-drums (Simon Nabatov-Barry Guy-Gerry Hemingway and Elias Stemeseder-James Banner-Ugo Alunni), bass-saxophone-drums (Gonçalo Almeida-Yedo Gibson-Vasco Furtado), and trumpet/saxophone/drums (Flavio Zanuttini-Piero Bittolo Bon-Marco D'Orlando). Pianist Yuko Yamaoka performs the music of Satoko Fujii from Fujii's eleventh release in 2018, and the eclectic Dutch Ensemble, Vlek, makes its debut on One Man's Jazz. As always, there's plenty more to hear, and there will be plenty more to come in 2019. If ......

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Thailand International Jazz Conference  2019:  World-Class Jazz Artists Join The Stage Of The TIJC!

Thailand International Jazz Conference 2019: World-Class Jazz Artists Join The Stage Of The TIJC!

BY TITIPAT NIRUCHSATANUN
January 16, 2019

The College of Music, Mahidol University, host of the event, brings together the selection of the world-class jazz artists from America and Europe, the region recognized as producing the world's best jazz artists of today. Together with the renowned Thai artists that will give you the ultimate joy in TIJC 2019, the 11th Thailand International Jazz Conference under the theme “Chill out Around Jazz", which will be held on 25-27 January 2019. Dr Narong Prangcharoen, Dean of the College of ......

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Jazz and the Rules of the Knife Fight

Jazz and the Rules of the Knife Fight

BY PETER RUBIE
January 15, 2019

There's a great scene near the beginning of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, when Butch (Paul Newman) returns to the Hole in the Wall Gang and is challenged for leadership of the gang. As Butch and Harvey face off, Butch says to his enormous opponent, “Let's get the rules straight first." Harvey straightens in surprise for a moment and says, “Rules? In a knife fight? No rules!" The script then says, “Butch delivers the most aesthetically exquisite kick in ......

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Odean Pope Quartet at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Odean Pope Quartet at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

BY VICTOR L. SCHERMER
January 15, 2019

Odean Pope Quartet “Friday Nights" Music Series Philadelphia Museum of Art Philadelphia, PA January 11, 2019 The great tenor saxophonist Odean Pope came up in Philadelphia and still calls it home. He obtained his sea legs together with pianist Ray Bryant, John Coltrane and other young woodshedding musicians in Germantown and around the city way back in the 1950s when they were developing the new hard bop approach. And he ......

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Take Five with Kenney Polson

Take Five with Kenney Polson

BY KENNEY POLSON
January 15, 2019

About Kenney Polson Jazz saxophonist Kenney Polson is an accomplished performer, recording artist, composer and educator. Based in the Pacific Northwest, he has performed in over 50 countries. Known widely as a smooth jazz artist, his seasoned musical style incorporates Latin, classical, New Age, rhythm & blues, funk and gospel influences with a strong foundation on straight ahead jazz. Polson has appeared on U.S. television with jazz greats Kenny Burrell, Jimmy Heath, Phil Woods, David Sanborn and Wynton ......

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