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Arturo Sandoval: Scoring Clint Eastwood’s “The Mule”

Arturo Sandoval: Scoring Clint Eastwood’s “The Mule”

BY NICHOLAS F. MONDELLO
December 17, 2018

Trumpet legend and 10-time Grammy winner, Arturo Sandoval was recently personally selected by Hollywood legend--and noted musician and composer--Clint Eastwood to compose the soundtrack for Eastwood's eagerly-awaited and newly released motion picture, The Mule. Both the film and soundtrack have received rave reviews. The Maestro joined All About Jazz to discuss the project. All About Jazz: Maestro, on behalf of All About Jazz, thank you for taking time to speak with us about your composing the soundtrack for ......

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All About Jazz Celebrates the NEA Jazz Masters

All About Jazz Celebrates the NEA Jazz Masters

BY MICHAEL RICCI
December 17, 2018

All About Jazz, home to largest database of jazz musicians on the internet, now recognizes the NEA Jazz Masters on a dedicated page as well as on the recipient's musician page (example). 145 musicians have been honored since 1982 and they are all identified and accessible from the All About Jazz musician section by clicking “NEA Jazz Masters" in the “View by" dropdown box. The 2018 NEA Jazz Masters are: Joanne Brackeen: Pianist, Composer, Educator Pat Metheny: Guitarist, Composer, Educator ......

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Galway Jazz Festival 2018: Day 2

Galway Jazz Festival 2018: Day 2

BY JAMES FLEMING
December 17, 2018

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4Various Venues Galway Jazz Festival Galway, Ireland October 5, 2018 Thursday night's curtain rose on a brighter day, and a breeze blew gently down Galway's streets carrying the smell of the city on its back: petrol, coffee, sea-salt, cigarettes. Late-arrivers hurried down the cobbles to their workplaces. The growl of delivery vans filled the street between the businesses that line the main drag, ......

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Galway Jazz Festival 2018: Day 3

Galway Jazz Festival 2018: Day 3

BY JAMES FLEMING
December 17, 2018

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 Various Bands Various Venues Galway Jazz Festival Galway, Ireland October 6, 2018 On Saturday morning in The Mick Lally Theatre's lobby, Galway Jazz Festival's Pop Up Record Shop sold the works and wares of the festival's many performers. Meanwhile, over the customers' heads in a loft rehearsal space, Toner Quinn from the Journal Of Music led the “Brexit Schmexit" panel. The ......

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2018 Galway Jazz Festival 2018: Day 4

2018 Galway Jazz Festival 2018: Day 4

BY JAMES FLEMING
December 17, 2018

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4Various Artists Various Venues 2018 Galway Jazz Festival Galway, Ireland October 7, 2018 On the screen at Galway's Pálás cinema, Thelonious Monk, Louis Armstrong, Dinah Washington and Ray Charles repeated their famed performance from the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival, immortalized in the film reels of Jazz On A Summer's Day. On the rooftop terrace at Biteclub, the venue that closed last on ......

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David Pate & Rex Shepherd, One Half Of The Oddyssey Quartet, To Release New Album Seeing Sound

David Pate & Rex Shepherd, One Half Of The Oddyssey Quartet, To Release New Album Seeing Sound

BY WILLIAM JAMES
December 16, 2018

The first duet release from one half of the Oddyssey Quartet, with David Pate (Sam Rivers Rivbea Orchestra) and guitarist and composer Rex Shepherd (No End of Now). Seeing Sound features the two playing an improvised set, creating palpable musical textures using subtle harmonic and melodic ideas and developing them into intuitive conversations, “seeing” the sound of two like minds speaking with one another. “Playing duets with David Pate is like having a meaningful conversation with a good friend while ......

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A Conversation with Music Author Alan Light

A Conversation with Music Author Alan Light

BY NENAD GEORGIEVSKI
December 16, 2018

It is not an overstatement to label music journalist and writer Alan Light as one of the premier biographers and music historians. Light's heralded books include “The Holy or the Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, and the Unlikely Ascent of “Hallelujah," “Let's Go Crazy: Prince and the Making of Purple Rain," “The Skills to Pay the Bills: The Story of the Beastie Boys," “What Happened, Miss Simone?" and the recently published illustrated biography of Johnny Cash “Johnny Cash: The Life ......

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O.R.k. Announce Details Of New Album Ramagehead Set For Release Through Kscope On February 22, 2019

O.R.k. Announce Details Of New Album Ramagehead Set For Release Through Kscope On February 22, 2019

BY WILLIAM JAMES
December 15, 2018

O.R.k., comprising some of contemporary music's most revered artists, have combined their creative forces once again for a new studio album; their first for the ground-breaking UK label Kscope; O.R.k's Ramagehead will be released on 22nd February 2019. The band feature Italy's celebrated vocalist, producer and award-winning film score composer Lorenzo Esposito Fornasari a.k.a LEF (lead vocals), King Crimson's Pat Mastelotto (drums), Porcupine Tree's Colin Edwin (bass), Marta Sui Tubi's Carmelo Pipitone (guitars); Ramagehead also features a superstar collaboration in ......

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Jeroen Kimman

Jeroen Kimman

BY VINCENZO ROGGERO
December 15, 2018

1. Puro Huayno, Antologia de la musica Peruana (Wisepack ltd, 2000). For a few years I've been in love with Hauyno music from Bolivia and Peru, to a point where I sometimes have to force myself to put something else on; it's addicting. It's like its own musical language, and I will never be able to work out what is exactly going on rhythmically; those kind of things that can just not be written down. This Peruvian compilation ......

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The Top Ten Christmas Jazz Albums Of All Time

The Top Ten Christmas Jazz Albums Of All Time

BY PETER HOETJES
December 14, 2018

As temperatures drop and days grow short, Winter is once again upon us. For those looking to listen to the sounds of the season without resorting to December's relentless slew of glossy, generic cash-grabs, jazz can be a breath of fresh, wintry air. You won't find (many) singers on this list, since most people already know and have records by Frank, Dean, Ella, Karen, and more. Instead, I've put together jazz's greatest Christmas albums from the golden age to today. ......

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Brazilian Bassist Marcos Milagres Releases His First Album As A Leader

Brazilian Bassist Marcos Milagres Releases His First Album As A Leader

BY MARCOS MILAGRES
December 14, 2018

The album is entitled Feira (Portuguese for Street Market). As the name suggests, the music portrays a mix of scents and colors from great Brazilian masters like Hermeto Pascoal, Egberto Gismonti, Antonio Carlos Jobim and its interaction with jazz improvisation and the rhythms and sounds of the American continents. His electric bass performance is pushed to its boundaries, doing melodies, grooves, harmonies; many times all together, using an arsenal of techniques he has developed over the years. Impressive solos and ......

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Chick & Steve, Two Pairs of Covers, Wordplay & More

Chick & Steve, Two Pairs of Covers, Wordplay & More

BY MARC COHN
December 14, 2018

Putting a show together, I sometimes amuse myself by posing programmatic 'problems' that help break my usual routines. To wit: we offer you two pairs of disparate covers of Wayne Shorter and Thelonious Monk tunes during the first hour and play word games with tune titles in the second hour. The 2018 Downbeat Readers' Poll selected the Chick Corea/Steve Gadd collaboration as Album of the Year, and we feature a pair of tracks. And there's more Sonny Rollins ......

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Jazz Migration 2018

Jazz Migration 2018

BY HENNING BOLTE
December 13, 2018

Le Dynamo-Banlieu BleueJazz Migration Paris December 3, 2018 Selection/support of talent Jazz Migration started in 2002 to foster, accompany and support the professional career of selected young talent in jazz. Coaching is an important aspect of it and at the core stands the organization and procurement of concerts, nationally and internationally, for an annual selection of four groups of musicians. The four laureates are nominated through an election process opened to 100 promoters inside and ......

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Second Volume Of "The Poetry Of Jazz," Much-Lauded Collaboration Between Saxophonist/Composer Benjamin Boone & The Late U.S. Poet Laureate Philip Levine, To Be Released Jan. 18

Second Volume Of "The Poetry Of Jazz," Much-Lauded Collaboration Between Saxophonist/Composer Benjamin Boone & The Late U.S. Poet Laureate Philip Levine, To Be Released Jan. 18

BY TERRI HINTE
December 13, 2018

Saxophonist/composer Benjamin Boone’s The Poetry of Jazz, a collaboration with the late U.S. Poet Laureate Philip Levine, was recognized as a milestone spoken word/jazz project immediately upon its release last March. Praised in leading musical and literary publications, featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, and voted the #3 Jazz Album of 2018 in DownBeat’s annual Readers Poll, The Poetry of Jazz established Boone as one of the most captivating and compelling voices among contemporary artists exploring the intersections between poetry ......

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Village Vanguard events now available through Jazz Near You

Village Vanguard events now available through Jazz Near You

BY MICHAEL RICCI
December 13, 2018

Village Vanguard events are once again available through the Jazz Near You platform which includes nyc.jazznearyou.com, the weekly Jazz Near You NYC email and the Jazz Near You app. Thanks in part to a collaboration with SquadUP, new Village Vanguard events are imported nightly making Jazz Near You home to all Vanguard events moving forward. Get Jazz Near You- Free! To sign up for the weekly Jazz Near You email, go here. To download the Jazz Near You app, go ......

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Frank Zappa's Jazz Legacy Refuses to Die

Frank Zappa's Jazz Legacy Refuses to Die

BY LUDOVICO GRANVASSU
December 13, 2018

Frank Zappa may have said “jazz is not dead, it just smells funny" but looking at his life and music one does not get the impression that he really believed that jazz was decomposing or dying a slow death. On Freak Out, one of the most impressive debut albums of all times, he included a list of 179 people that had influenced him, including jazz luminaries like Charles Mingus, Cecil Taylor, Eric Dolphy and Rahsaan Roland Kirk ......

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Holiday Gift Idea: New Book Features Kronos Quartet, Brian Eno, Ryuichi Sakatmoto, Arvo Pärt, Jon Hassell, Michael Price And The Art Ensemble Of Chicago

Holiday Gift Idea: New Book Features Kronos Quartet, Brian Eno, Ryuichi Sakatmoto, Arvo Pärt, Jon Hassell, Michael Price And The Art Ensemble Of Chicago

BY MICHAEL RICCI
December 12, 2018

The Moderns vol.2 explores the world’s great avant-garde artists. BADD PRESS announces the launch of The Moderns vol. 2, the second installment of a series dedicated to the world’s great avant-garde artists. Featuring more than 200 reviews and interviews, the book introduces readers to established and emerging music leaders from around the world. “The first volume was so warmly received,” says author Kevin Press. “Since its publication at the beginning of this year, I’ve been sent music from all over ......

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Up In Harlem - Stride

Up In Harlem - Stride

BY RUSSELL PERRY
December 12, 2018

In the last hour, we listened to several of the bands associated with New York, with an emphasis on the new large ensemble form, the jazz orchestra. In this hour we'll stick with New York, but focus in on the piano music of Harlem--"Stride." We are joined in this hour by Art Wheeler, pianist, producer, composer and educator. In his History of Jazz, Ted Gioia writes, “It is not going too far to suggest that piano was to ......

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TRPTK: Breaking Genre Walls

TRPTK: Breaking Genre Walls

BY MARK WERLIN
December 11, 2018

TRPTK, an independent new music label based in the Netherlands, produces hi-res recordings with astonishingly realistic sound quality. TRPTK's catalogue of jazz and new music erases the boundaries of musical genres, and pursues a commonality of purpose that overrides differences in cultural and national backgrounds. Æon Trio: Elegy Elegy, performed by the jazz ensemble Æon Trio of Japanese pianist-composer Atzko Kohashi, Dutch bassist Frans van der Hoeven and Russian-born cellist Maya Fridman, draws on the diverse streams of ......

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Power Jazz Rock Trio Eddie Arjun Burnin' New Album Transition Release Date: February 1st And World Premiere At City Winery NYC February 1st

Power Jazz Rock Trio Eddie Arjun Burnin' New Album Transition Release Date: February 1st And World Premiere At City Winery NYC February 1st

BY SCOTT H. THOMPSON
December 11, 2018

Critically acclaimed guitar-driven instrumental power jazz rock trio Eddie Arjun (formally known as ARJUN) release their 5th album, Transition (Pheromone Records), following the success of their album Gravity. Transition continues the artistic evolution of one of New York City's most exciting and original bands, featuring the masterful guitar work and deeply expressive compositions of Eddie Arjun Peters. Transition is an outstanding continuation of Eddie Arjun's bold sound and style, rooted in carefully crafted melodies which tell resonant stories without words. ......

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