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The Pandemic Sessions: Duos, Pt. 2

The Pandemic Sessions: Duos, Pt. 2

BY MARK CORROTO
July 28, 2021

2021 marks the twentieth year of Lisbon's Clean Feed Records. Listeners went from thinking ”who knew there was jazz in Portugal?" to acknowledging the label as the flag bearer of jazz' vanguard. Besides releasing music by Evan Parker, Mats Gustafsson, Steve Lehman, Julius Hemphill, Charles Gayle, Anthony Braxton, Elliott Sharp, Eric Revis, Harris Eisenstadt, and Kris Davis, they have introduced the world to the Scandinavian ensembles Friends & Neighbors, Cortex, and the various incantations of Angles. Perhaps of greater importance, ......

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15 ways Bandzoogle is the best website platform for musicians

15 ways Bandzoogle is the best website platform for musicians

BY MICHAEL RICCI
July 28, 2021

This article originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog. Part of what makes Bandzoogle the best platform for musicians is our drive to constantly listen and improve. Every year, our team pushes out hundreds of updates based on your feedback. In 15 years of making beautiful band websites, here are the 15 reasons why Bandzoogle is the best- and what better way to do it than in song! 1. Come together, right now Everything is in one place. Free domain? Check. ......

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Unconventional Instruments

Unconventional Instruments

BY KARL ACKERMANN
July 27, 2021

ECM regularly tops lists of the best jazz labels though their full name--Edition of Contemporary Music--would argue for a broader scope of content. A substantial number of their most popular albums, such as Carla Bley's Escalator Over The Hill (1974), Egberto Gismonti: Dança Dos Escravos (1989), Nils Petter Molvær's Khmer (1997), and many more, are not jazz per se. At least not by the traditional criteria. Looking at the presence of unusual instruments in jazz requires that we ......

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How to sell music online with your website

How to sell music online with your website

BY MICHAEL RICCI
July 27, 2021

This article originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog. Making music has probably been a dream you’ve had for a long time. You spend hours putting your heart and soul into the creation of these melodies. Then you record your music, listening and editing and getting it perfect. It would be ideal to use this very music, which is an extension of who you are and what you’ve been through, as a way to support yourself in the pursuit of making ......

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Charles Mingus: An Essential Top Ten Albums

Charles Mingus: An Essential Top Ten Albums

BY CHRIS MAY
July 26, 2021

Charles Mingus was rarely a happy man and yet his music possessed a power to uplift listeners unlike that of most other composer / bandleaders before or after him. It still has that power in 2021, four decades after his passing and on the eve of his hundredth anniversary in 2022. In his personal life, too, Mingus was a mass of conflicts and contradictions. He was by turns depressed and exuberant, though mostly depressed. He could be violent one moment ......

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'And All That Motive'—A New Jazz Mystery Audiobook by Joan Merrill

'And All That Motive'—A New Jazz Mystery Audiobook by Joan Merrill

BY JOAN MERRILL
July 24, 2021

Joan Merrill, author of the Casey McKie jazz mystery series, announces the release of her latest audiobook, And All that Motive, narrated by longtime Bay Area jazz radio host Alisa Clancy. Set at a festival near San Francisco, And All that Motive has Casey racing against time to solve the killing of jazz singer Sid Satin and remove suspicion from her best friend, club owner and singer Dee Jefferson. Sorting through a raft of suspects, Casey unravels the mystery with ......

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JazzWeek Radio Chart: July 26, 2021

JazzWeek Radio Chart: July 26, 2021

BY MICHAEL RICCI
July 24, 2021

All About Jazz publishes the weekly JazzWeek Radio Chart. Discover new releases, track chart movement, and learn what is being played on jazz radio stations in the United States. Enjoy!

TW LW 2W Artist TW LW Move Add Rpts Peak Wks 1 1 1 Mike LeDonne It's All Your Fault (Savant) 359 337 +22 1 56 1 5 2 3 2 George Cables Too Close For Comfort (HighNote) 296 305 -9 0 54 2 5 3 2 3 Vincent Herring Preaching ......

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Catching Up with Willie Nelson

Catching Up with Willie Nelson

BY AAJ STAFF
July 24, 2021

From the 1995-2003 archive: This article first appeared at All About Jazz in October 1999. Willie Nelson is a man of the people. In a single night (the night of this interview), I witnessed Willie sign more autographs and shake more hands (genuinely) than Al Gore has through his entire two terms as Vice President. Willie's legions of fans are very loyal to him and he strives to honor each and every one of them. Warren Beatty? Donald ......

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Some Loose Assemblies 2 at the Hundred Years Gallery

Some Loose Assemblies 2 at the Hundred Years Gallery

BY JOHN EYLES
July 24, 2021

Douglas Benford, Andrew Lisle, Keisuke Matsui, Loz Speyer, Alan Wilkinson, Thodoris Ziarkos Hundred Years Gallery Some Loose Assemblies 2 London, UK July 14, 2021 As its title suggests, Some Loose Assemblies 2 was the second (of three) events with a common theme. The events were curated by visual artist Claire Zakiewicz , whose studio is a short walk from Hundred Years Gallery. The theme of the events was to stage live performances of ......

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How Bandzoogle’s tools helped me make money as a musician

How Bandzoogle’s tools helped me make money as a musician

BY MICHAEL RICCI
July 24, 2021

This article originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog. This pandemic was devastating. I was a gigging musician, on tour internationally when news hit of President Trump’s travel ban...and the dominoes fell one after the other. Gigs being cancelled. Navigating unemployment. Applying for maxed-out grant opportunities. Friends and associates passing away. And finally, questioning the decision to even be a musician, and how to financially survive. I know it’s been a similar story for many of my gigging friends; this complete ......

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Dave McMurray: Blowing on the Edge of Grate-ness

Dave McMurray: Blowing on the Edge of Grate-ness

BY LAWRENCE PERYER
July 23, 2021

Saxophonist Dave McMurray's discography is reflective of the musical melting pot of his hometown jny: Detroit. Dave came up playing with everyone from bluesman Albert King, pianist Geri Allen, even Kid Rock. He is most known for his decades-long association with eclectic producer, and Blue Note label President, Don Was. Through Was, who is a band mate of Grateful Dead co-founder Bob Weir in their group Wolf Bros, Dave became familiar with the music of the ......

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'New Shapes' Joint Album By Guitar Virtuosos Roman Miroshnichenko & Henrik Andersen Featuring Percussionist Trilok Gurtu

'New Shapes' Joint Album By Guitar Virtuosos Roman Miroshnichenko & Henrik Andersen Featuring Percussionist Trilok Gurtu

BY ROMAN MIROSHNICHENKO
July 23, 2021

Prominent guitar virtuosos Roman Miroshnichenko and Henrik Andersen to release new joint album «New Shapes» they recorded latest February-July in duo and joined by special guests: World’s most Influential percussionists Trilok Gurtu (John McLaughlin), Bickram Ghosh (George Harrison), Frank Colon (Manhattan Transfer), Gumbi Ortiz (Al Di Meola) and Grammy-winning violinist Charlie Bisharat (Shadowfax). New Shapes is a unique mix of nylon and steel string guitars, Indian tablas and konnakol, Brazilian samba, Russian folk, Cuban and Mediterranean rhythms. “As Henrik was ......

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How to design a great jazz musician website

How to design a great jazz musician website

BY MICHAEL RICCI
July 23, 2021

This article originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog. The best jazz musician websites will have something in common: an organized structure that also allows your creativity to shine. Jazz websites are an important cornerstone to a musician's ability to reach an audience, book session work, and sell music. Whether you're a jazz trumpeter or soulful singer, you can make a music website that showcases your melodic style. First, you’ll choose a jazz music website template, add some content, then customize ......

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Zakir Hussain: Making Music, Part 1-2

Zakir Hussain: Making Music, Part 1-2

BY IAN PATTERSON
July 22, 2021

"Everybody wants to play with Zakir. He's amazing..." The words were spoken by Herbie Hancock, one of many musicians who paid tribute to the great Indian tabla player and composer Zakir Hussain on the occasion of his Lifetime Achievement Award from the San Francisco Jazz Centre in 2017. In a short film made for the occasion, directed by Hussain's daughter, Anisa Qureshi, jazz luminaries Vijay Iyer, Eric Harland, Charles Lloyd and John McLaughlin paid glowing tribute to Hussain, ......

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Take Five with Terry Waldo and Tatiana Eva-Marie

Take Five with Terry Waldo and Tatiana Eva-Marie

BY AAJ STAFF
July 22, 2021

Meet Terry Waldo Tatiana Eva-Marie: Terry Waldo and Tatiana Eva-Marie first met and started performing together at the famous NYC parties hosted by Scott Asen, owner of Turtle Bay Records. The two artists had such musical chemistry that Asen encouraged them to record an album together. Thus was born the duo's new album, I Double Dare You, set to release on August 6, 2021. Each artist has had an illustrious career as a successful bandleader and touring musician. Considered one ......

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3x3: Piano Trios: July 2021

3x3: Piano Trios: July 2021

BY GENO THACKARA
July 21, 2021

Lest there be any doubt that the classic trio remains as malleable as ever, we have an eclectic batch exploring the range of what the format is capable of—familiar and conventional, or very much otherwise. Dahveed Behroozi Echos Sunnyside Records 2021 While Dahveed Behroozi's CV emphasizes his extensive training in both jazz and classical, those are pretty misleading reference points for what he offers on his second release. True, there's an unmistakable ......

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Promote Live Jazz in Your Region: Place A Jazz Events Calendar On Your Website Or Blog

Promote Live Jazz in Your Region: Place A Jazz Events Calendar On Your Website Or Blog

BY MICHAEL RICCI
July 20, 2021

Live jazz is coming back and you can help promote jazz in your city and surrounding region by placing the Jazz Near You calendar on your website or blog. All About Jazz offers several embeddable calendars including event listings by location, by venue, by musician, by festival or livestream-only. Newly redesigned, the Jazz Near You calendar blends seamlessly with any website or blog design. By City To generate the calendar code, go here. First, select the type of calendar you ......

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Homage and Acknowledgment: A Conversation with Wallace Roney

Homage and Acknowledgment: A Conversation with Wallace Roney

BY AAJ STAFF
July 20, 2021

From the 1995-2003 archive: This article first appeared at All About Jazz in September 2001. The following conversation took place in Wallace Roney's room at Wyndham Hotel in downtown Montreal on Sunday, July 8th 2001, the day after he performed Miles and Miles: A Musical Journey, his tribute commemorating both the seventy-fifth anniversary of Miles' birth and the tenth anniversary of his death.1 Myriam Achard, Montreal Jazz Fest's lovely press agent, escorted me to his door. ...

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Evolution: Chenin Blanc Meets Mary Lou Williams

Evolution: Chenin Blanc Meets Mary Lou Williams

BY KRISTEN LEE SERGEANT
July 19, 2021

Welcome to July's Jazz & Juice--I thoroughly enjoyed our trip on the wilder side of winemaking and improvisation last month (here's a link to the article, video, and podcast if you missed it.) Now, we'll delve into two examples of great women in jazz and wine who will lead us on an inspiring and trailblazing journey with tuneful and tasteful results. EvolutionThe word evolution seems to imply that there is an ultimate destination, some perfect state of arrival ......

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A Musician's Guide to All About Jazz Coverage and Promotion

A Musician's Guide to All About Jazz Coverage and Promotion

BY MICHAEL RICCI
July 19, 2021

All About Jazz was built to support the career interests of a jazz musician. Over the years we've developed an impressive suite of promotional services to help a professional establish a greater presence at All About Jazz & Jazz Near You. Here are our essential services that will help a musician or band promote a new album, a show (or tour) or build general awareness. Free, but essential Musician PageCreate or claim your musician page. All About Jazz hosts over ......

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