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"I Don't Know Enough About You" By Dave Barbour And Peggy Lee

"I Don't Know Enough About You" By Dave Barbour And Peggy Lee

BY TISH ONEY
June 2, 2020

The centennial year of another music icon has arrived. In celebrating the one hundredth birthdays of our musical forbears (as has become quite vogue in recent years), we pay special tribute to the catalogs of recordings, original works, and rich performances each has left as a legacy. This past week we celebrated the centennial birthday of American music pioneer Peggy Lee. As intricately detailed in my forthcoming book Peggy Lee: A Century of Song, Lee's prolific legacy included 1100 recorded ......

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The Ultimate Peggy Lee

The Ultimate Peggy Lee

BY TISH ONEY
June 2, 2020

In honor of the 100th birthday of Peggy Lee (which we celebrated May 26, kicking off an entire year of Peggy Lee celebrations around the world), I have been enjoying listening to this timeless artist in a number of ways. Writing my new book, Peggy Lee: A Century of Song, opened my eyes to the treasure trove of recorded music Lee left us as a rich legacy, and it was my goal to make her music the main character of ......

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New Jazz From London: Top 20 Paradigm Shifting Albums

New Jazz From London: Top 20 Paradigm Shifting Albums

BY CHRIS MAY
June 1, 2020

After a lifetime trying to get on an equal footing with its American parent, British jazz has finally come of age. Since around 2015, a community of young, London-based musicians has forged a style which, while anchored in the American tradition, reflects the Caribbean and African cultural heritages of many of its vanguard players. The scene demographic also corrects the gender inequality which continues to be a feature of life in Britain and which has, historically, been reflected in the ......

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Meet Don Swann

Meet Don Swann

BY TESSA SOUTER AND ANDREA WOLPER
June 1, 2020

Raised near the Kentucky-Tennessee border, Don Swann grew up hearing church hymns and country songs. But, as with many Super Fans of his generation, radio exposed him to a wider world of music, and he soon developed a passion for R&B and blues (and, along with it, the habit of sneaking into the local roadhouse--a story that alone makes this interview worth reading!). But it was the youngster's passion for jazz, specifically, that played an important role in his stint ......

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Sylwester Ostrowski: Building Cultural Connections Globally with Jazz

Sylwester Ostrowski: Building Cultural Connections Globally with Jazz

BY CHEPTOO KOSITANY
May 31, 2020

Sylwester Ostrowski is an accomplished tenor saxophonist, composer, producer, and bandleader of the Jazz Brigade. He is experiencing major success in his music career, built around collaboration with other artists, and partnering with jazz institutions through his organization Szczecin Jazz. Ostrowski's global connections span four continents from Europe, North America, Africa, to Asia. Ostrowski is a leader in Poland using jazz to build cross-cultural connections. His work has earned the city of Szczecin his hometown the label “The ......

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Damien Chazelle's Netflix Show "The Eddy"

Damien Chazelle's Netflix Show "The Eddy"

BY STEVE PROVIZER
May 31, 2020

I picked up the gauntlet and watched the eight episodes of the Netflix show The Eddy because it was promoted as being directed by Damien Chazelle, who wrote and directed the films Whiplash and La La Land. Chazelle is something of a bête noire for jazz people, who've been highly critical of his approach to jazz. I've always sensed in his films an oddly ambivalence relationship to jazz, even a whiff of pathology and I needed to investigate further. ...

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Jacob Young: On ECM, founding a label and finding the "drama" in the music

Jacob Young: On ECM, founding a label and finding the "drama" in the music

BY FRIEDRICH KUNZMANN
May 30, 2020

There's a lot to be said about musical excellence in versatility when it comes to guitarist Jacob Young. The Norwegian fret-acrobat came to international prominence in the early 2000s, when ECM's Manfred Eicher detected his remarkable chops and subsequently recorded and released Young's debut Evening Falls (2004) for the prestigious German label. Two more sessions followed with 2006's Sideways and Forever Young in 2014—all of which met with great critical acclaim. But even a couple of years before, upon returning ......

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The Manager:  Vernon Hammond of The Management Ark

The Manager: Vernon Hammond of The Management Ark

BY B.D. LENZ
May 28, 2020

In this edition of Chats with Cats my subject is an Artist Manager. I wasn't completely sure exactly what duties a manager is responsible for or how an independent artist could best fill that role. I sought out Vernon Hammond to answer these questions because I've known Vernon for several years and have found him most generous with his time and knowledge. We both live in New Jersey and every year, or so, we'll meet up for coffee while he ......

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Riverside Records: An Alternative Top Ten

Riverside Records: An Alternative Top Ten

BY CHRIS MAY
May 27, 2020

From 1953, when it was set up, to 1964, when it was acquired by ABC, Riverside Records rivalled Blue Note and Prestige as one of the leading independent jazz labels based in New York City. The founders of all three labels were jazz fans who operated on slim margins and became producers partly because they enjoyed it but also to keep the payroll down. Orrin Keepnews co-founded Riverside with Bill Grauer. The pair had been colleagues on ......

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Ryan Porter: Coming to you Live from Paris

Ryan Porter: Coming to you Live from Paris

BY AARON PASCHAL
May 27, 2020

Los Angeles trombonist, Ryan Porter is set to release his first West Coast Get Down live album entitled Live in Paris at New Morning. In this interview, Porter talks about his experience performing on his first European tour, recording the live album, his relationship with Roy Hargrove and the importance of Social Ambassadors. New Morning This live album was recorded at the world- famous New Morning Jazz Club in Paris, France on October 17, 2019 during my very ......

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Jimmy Cobb: We're Remembering U

Jimmy Cobb: We're Remembering U

BY SCOTT H. THOMPSON
May 27, 2020

Drummer Jimmy Cobb was a 91-year old NEA Jazz Master who was (until recently) still playing hard and keeping the groove with his trio consisting of Tadataka Unno on piano and Paolo Benedettini on drums. Remembering U (his 12th album as a leader and first release on his own Jimmy Cobb World label) was released in August 2019 and features the late, great Roy Hargrove on trumpet/flugelhorn and Javon Jackson on tenor saxophone. Cobb was also the last ......

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Joerg Steineck: Getting Inside Scofield

Joerg Steineck: Getting Inside Scofield

BY MIKE JACOBS
May 26, 2020

Joerg Steineck is a German filmmaker who has made both documentary and fictional films. His latest project Inside Scofield is, as the title suggests, a look at guitar icon John Scofield's career and life on (and off) the road as a touring jazz musician. All About Jazz sat down to talk with Steineck about the making of the film. All About Jazz: You have done a few music documentaries in the past -Lo Sound Desert (2012) and Truckfighters ......

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20 Seattle Jazz Musicians You Should Know: Bill Anschell

20 Seattle Jazz Musicians You Should Know: Bill Anschell

BY PAUL RAUCH
May 25, 2020

The city of jny: Seattle has a jazz history that dates back to the very beginnings of the form. It was home to the first integrated club scene in America on Jackson St in the 1920's and '30s. It saw a young Ray Charles arrive as a teenager to escape the nightmare of Jim Crow in the south. It has produced such historical jazz icons as Quincy Jones and Ernestine Anderson. In many instances it has acted as a temporary ......

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Ted Templeman: A Platinum Producer’s Life in Music

Ted Templeman: A Platinum Producer’s Life in Music

BY DOUG COLLETTE
May 24, 2020

Ted Templeman: A Platinum Producer's Life in Music Ted Templeman as told to Greg Renoff 472 pages ISBN: 10: 1770414835 ECW Press 2020 It's some measure of Ted Templeman's humility that so many of the photos that appear throughout A Platinum Producer's Life in Music do not feature him. Rather, those musicians and technical personnel with whom he collaborated over the years are prominent, as are the rooms and locales where he worked ......

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Voice of the Eagle: The Enigma of Robbie Basho

Voice of the Eagle: The Enigma of Robbie Basho

BY JAKOB BAEKGAARD
May 24, 2020

Voice of the Eagle: The Enigma of Robbie Basho A film by Liam Barker Liam Barker Film Production2015/2019 Acoustic guitar music wouldn't be the same without the pioneering effort of John Fahey, but If Fahey became the face of what he dubbed American Primitive music, a genre of advanced acoustic guitar music influenced by country-blues, Robbie Basho was just as important in opening the vista of guitar playing. Whereas Fahey's hero was country-blues guitarist, Charlie ......

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John Swana: Philly Gumbo

John Swana: Philly Gumbo

BY VICTOR L. SCHERMER
May 24, 2020

From the 1995-2003 archive: This article first appeared at All About Jazz in June 2000. In addition to being one of the finest contemporary jazz trumpet players, John Swana is a human being who is spontaneously authentic and refuses to play a false role. Having reached the ripe old age of 38, John has performed side by side with many fabulous musicians, from Benny Golson to Tom Harrell, to Chris Potter, and a myriad of others whose names ......

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Alice Coltrane: In the Spirit

Alice Coltrane: In the Spirit

BY KURT GOTTSCHALK
May 24, 2020

From the 1995-2003 archive: This article first appeared at All About Jazz in December 2002. Alice Coltrane walked out onstage, joining an ensemble led by her son Ravi on a recent and historic night at Joe's Pub. The bassist Darryl Hall played an immediately recognizable four-note line and the group (also featuring drummer E.J. Strickland) launched into the only reasonable song they could have chosen for the evening, if one that many in the packed room might well ......

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Bill Bruford: In the Court of the Percussion King

Bill Bruford: In the Court of the Percussion King

BY AAJ STAFF
May 24, 2020

From the 1995-2003 archive: This article first appeared at All About Jazz in March 2001. A charmed life might be a good way of describing that of Bill Bruford. Always at the center of and driving vastly creative projects, including King Crimson, Yes, Earthworks, Genesis, Bruford, Gong and many other collaborations of like minds, Bruford continues to amaze and astound both audiences and the modern greats of drumming alike. Though at times self-effacing, tacit, enlightening and direct, he ......

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On Missing Live Jazz

On Missing Live Jazz

BY DOUGLAS GROOTHUIS
May 23, 2020

This pandemic has snatched much from us through its reign of disease and death. We have lost family, friends, coworkers, and acquaintances to COVID-19. Millions have lost jobs or fear losing them. By all accounts, the whole thing stinks. We try to cling to what remains, and we hope and pray for restoration. How does all this upheaval affect the jazz world? We have lost a host of old and not-so-old jazz luminaries to this disease, such as ......

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JazzArt Festival Katowice 2020 - Entering the times of streaming events

JazzArt Festival Katowice 2020 - Entering the times of streaming events

BY HENNING BOLTE
May 23, 2020

Joanna Duda Miasto Ogrodów JazzArt Festival 2020 Katowice April 30, 2020 JazzArt Festival in Katowice, Poland, made its contribution to the annual international Jazz Day on April 30 with a live streamed performance by multifarious keyboardist Joanna Duda. Performing from her home (at Gdynia at the Baltic Sea) she utilized two electronic devices and sampler machines to unfold a complex electronic tapestry. As a way of note taking, I made five live drawings during ......

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