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Bill Evans' Behind The Dikes: The First Official And Complete Release Of The 1969 Netherlands Recordings On Elemental Music Records

Bill Evans' Behind The Dikes: The First Official And Complete Release Of The 1969 Netherlands Recordings On Elemental Music Records

BY ELEMENTAL MUSIC
June 17, 2021

The first official release of three extraordinary live performances by jazz legend Bill Evans, will be available for the second drop of Record Store Day on July 17th for the 3-LP SET edition and on July 23rd for the deluxe 2-CD SET. Remastered from the original tape reels housed at the Nederlands Jazz Archief, this limited edition comes in a triple gatefold LP Jacket, 180-gram audiophile vinyl set. It includes an extensive 12 pages LP insert for the vinyl (32 ......

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'La Note Bleue,' The Album That Marked The Great Return Of Barney Wilen, Presented In A Stunning Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set

'La Note Bleue,' The Album That Marked The Great Return Of Barney Wilen, Presented In A Stunning Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set

BY ELEMENTAL MUSIC
June 16, 2021

This deluxe box set presents the original LP La Note Bleue by the Barney Wilen Quintet in a 180-gram virgin vinyl, sounding better than ever after being newly remastered from the original 24-track analog master tapes by the sound engineer that initially recorded the album, Hervé Le Guil, assisted by Daniel Cayotte. La Note Bleue was awarded the Grand Prix Jazz de l’Académie Charles Cros as “The Best French Jazz Album of 1987”, and features Barney Wilen on tenor and ......

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The MPS Records legacy resumes with vinyl releases of Ella Fitzgerald’s 'Sunshine Of Your Love' and Freddie Hubbard’s'The Hub of Hubbard'

The MPS Records legacy resumes with vinyl releases of Ella Fitzgerald’s 'Sunshine Of Your Love' and Freddie Hubbard’s'The Hub of Hubbard'

BY MICHAEL RICCI
June 16, 2021

Jazz history was forged in the rustic Black Forest of Germany in 1968 when Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer launched MPS Records and recorded some of the genre’s seminal artists. Legends like Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, Dexter Gordon, Freddie Hubbard, The Count Basie Orchestra and George Duke released albums on the prestigious label known for its high-level recording technique and distinctive aesthetic. Much of MPS’s catalog will be reissued in the United States over the coming months thanks to a ......

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The 7 Virtual Jazz Club’s Contest 6th Edition Officially Begins - Applications for 2021 edition are now open

The 7 Virtual Jazz Club’s Contest 6th Edition Officially Begins - Applications for 2021 edition are now open

BY VALERIO PAPPI
June 15, 2021

On 15th June, pre-registration ends and the sixth edition of the one and only online jazz contest in the world officially begins with great news: new prizes, new sponsors, new judges, new website and new voting method. Deadline November 15th, 2021 2021 Categories Under 25: soloists and bands of 25 years old or younger, of any nationality, provided that they never had a booking agent, recording company or publisher; Pros&Amateurs: all the musicians not belonging to the Under25 category. How ......

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Vocalist Staci Griesbach Launches 'Songbook Singles' Series Celebrating 20th Century Composers From Great American Songbook  And Beyond

Vocalist Staci Griesbach Launches 'Songbook Singles' Series Celebrating 20th Century Composers From Great American Songbook And Beyond

BY STACI GRIESBACH
June 14, 2021

New Series Launches with 1951 Academy Award-Nominated Best Original Song “A Kiss To Build A Dream On” & 1961 Academy Award-Winning Best Original Song “Moon River.” Now Available on Bandcamp & Coming to All Digital & Streaming Platforms on June 25, 2021. Known for reimagining the Great American Songbook of country music, Los Angeles-based vocalist Staci Griesbach is launching a new music collection called Songbook Singles, debuting with the 1951 Academy Award-nominated Best Original Song “A Kiss to Build a ......

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Legendary Strata-East Label Celebrates 50 Years - Led By Charles Tolliver With Narrator Danny Glover On September 1-4 At Birdland

Legendary Strata-East Label Celebrates 50 Years - Led By Charles Tolliver With Narrator Danny Glover On September 1-4 At Birdland

BY SCOTT H. THOMPSON
June 13, 2021

STRATA-EAST RECORDS @ 50 with Charles Tolliver & the Strata-East All Stars featuring Billy Harper, George Cables, Buster Williams, Lenny White AND guest screen star activist Danny Glover as narrator. Due to unforeseen circumstances brought about by an emergency dental procedure for Charles requiring proper healing time which would extend past the original scheduled June 16 date, the show has been rescheduled. The livestream concert celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Strata-East Records with Charles Tolliver & the Strata-East All Stars ......

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The JAS Academy Presented By Jazz Aspen Snowmass In Collaboration With The Frost School Of Music At The University Of Miami Expands To 4 Weeks & 2 Summer Sessions

The JAS Academy Presented By Jazz Aspen Snowmass In Collaboration With The Frost School Of Music At The University Of Miami Expands To 4 Weeks & 2 Summer Sessions

BY SHERYL FEUERSTEIN
June 10, 2021

JAZZ GREATS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR (7)-TIME GRAMMY AWARD WINNER CHRISTIAN McBRIDE TO BE JOINED BY MULTI-GRAMMY NOMINEE FROST DEAN SHELLY BERG & FROST FACULTY IN RECENTLY EXPANDED PROGRAM TO BRING 44 STUDENT MUSICIANS TO ASPEN FOR SUMMER RESIDENCIES In 2021 Jazz Aspen Snowmass (JAS) will expand its mid-summer JAS Academy collaboration with the Frost School of Music (FSoM) at the University of Miami to include the new “Combo/Small Ensemble Sessions.” This two-week intensive workshop taking place July 11-25, will be followed ......

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The Complete Joe Henderson Blue Note Studio Sessions Now Available on Mosaic Records

The Complete Joe Henderson Blue Note Studio Sessions Now Available on Mosaic Records

BY MICHAEL RICCI
June 10, 2021

When you get your copy of Mosaic’s new five-CD collector’s set, The Complete Joe Henderson Blue Note Studio Sessions, you’ll be holding a master key to unlocking 1960s jazz. That’s a big statement. But when you consider how much was happening from 1963 to 1966, the years covered by this collection, and contemplate how many different looks he provided through that time period, you can’t ignore his significance as a saxophonist and as someone central to the music’s development. In ......

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One Of Those Nights: 'Serendipity' Is The Sound Of John Stein And His Trio Finding A Way To Get Beautiful Music Into The Hearts And Hands Of Jazz Fans, Despite The Odds

One Of Those Nights: 'Serendipity' Is The Sound Of John Stein And His Trio Finding A Way To Get Beautiful Music Into The Hearts And Hands Of Jazz Fans, Despite The Odds

BY GINNY SHEA
June 9, 2021

Like many serious musicians, John Stein was trying to find a way to reach his audience following the Covid-19 breakout. He had just released Watershed, a career- defining recording to mark his planned retirement from Berklee College of Music, where he was an acclaimed educator. Of course, as with live music in general, the tour in support of Watershed was scrapped. Prior to the pandemic, Whaling City Sound’s Neal Weiss had asked Stein to bring a trio for an outdoor ......

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The Rose Rhapsody: A New Podcast From The Rose Theatre Co. and Rutz Music Works

The Rose Rhapsody: A New Podcast From The Rose Theatre Co. and Rutz Music Works

BY MARKUS RUTZ
June 8, 2021

Chicago-based trumpeter Markus Rutz was recently commissioned by The Rose Theatre, Co. to arrange and orchestrate “Rhapsody in Blue," by the great American Songbook composer, George Gershwin. His arrangement of the iconic melody will become the musical thread through The Rose's ‘21-’22 Season and the signature music for The Rose Rhapsody Podcast set to debut June 7th, 2021, dropping new episodes with new arrangements the first Monday of every month. Together with his collaborator Adrian Joel Ruiz, Rutz has created ......

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Craft Recordings Celebrates The Legacy Of Bill Evans  With First-Ever Career-Spanning Collection, Everybody Still Digs Bill Evans: A Career Retrospective (1956–1980)

Craft Recordings Celebrates The Legacy Of Bill Evans With First-Ever Career-Spanning Collection, Everybody Still Digs Bill Evans: A Career Retrospective (1956–1980)

BY MICHAEL RICCI
June 6, 2021

Craft Recordings proudly honors the pioneering jazz artist Bill Evans and his enduring musical contributions, with two new titles. The first—a deluxe, five-CD box set and digital album, titled Everybody Still Digs Bill Evans: A Career Retrospective (1956–1980)—marks the first-ever career-spanning collection of music from the pianist, featuring over 60 tracks that spotlight Evans’ exceptional work as a leader and co-leader. The expansive set also includes a previously unreleased live performance from 1975, captured at Oil Can Harry’s in Vancouver, ......

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JazzWeek Radio Chart: June 7, 2021

JazzWeek Radio Chart: June 7, 2021

BY MICHAEL RICCI
June 4, 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 around the United States. Enjoy!

TW LW 2W Artist TW LW Move Add Rpts Peak Wks 1 1 1 Greg Abate Magic Dance: The Music of Kenny Barron (Whaling City Sound) 317 323 -6 0 51 1 8 2 2 2 Dr. Lonnie Smith Breathe (Blue Note) 295 322 -27 0 45 1 10 3 3 3 ......

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Roman Miroshnichenko And Mario Parmisano Celebrated Astor Piazzolla’s 100th Anniversary And Honored Chick Corea With Grandiose Shows In Russia

Roman Miroshnichenko And Mario Parmisano Celebrated Astor Piazzolla’s 100th Anniversary And Honored Chick Corea With Grandiose Shows In Russia

BY ROMAN MIROSHNICHENKO
June 2, 2021

The 24th international World Of Guitar music festival took place on May 24-28, 2021 in Kaluga, Russia. This year, during the main portion of the festival, on May 26th took place joint concert of guitar virtuoso Roman Miroshnichenko and his band with outstanding tango nuevo interpreter—Argentinian pianist Mario Parmisano, featuring the 50-piece Moscow City Symphony. “It was a great pleasure to perform again with Roman Miroshnichenko—a great guitarist who has performed with Steve Vai, Larry Coryell and many other world ......

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Jazz Comes To Easton’s Historic Waterfowl Building

Jazz Comes To Easton’s Historic Waterfowl Building

BY JAZZ ALIVE
June 1, 2021

Three jazz concerts in a club-like setting, featuring respected performers from the region and jny: New York City’s jazz scene, will fill the historic Waterfowl Building in Easton, Maryland with music this summer. The series marks the debut of live performances presented by Jazz Alive, a charitable foundation based in Talbot County, Maryland, at the historic Waterfowl Building’s Festival Hall. Located at 40 South Harrison Street, Easton, Maryland, the popular venue serves as the headquarters for the Waterfowl Festival held ......

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All About Jazz Top 10 Tracks: May 2021

All About Jazz Top 10 Tracks: May 2021

BY MICHAEL RICCI
June 1, 2021

All About Jazz features a free song every day spanning all genres of jazz, and of the 31 tracks featured in May, these ten represent our personal favorites. We also included the top ten reader favorites as indicated by total listens. Musicians and record labels can submit full length MP3s for consideration here. Enjoy! Top Tracks I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me Fifth Element From: Fifth Element 4:07 Time Traveler ...

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Requinte Trio 'The Northern Sea' With Janis Siegel, John Di Martino & Nanny Assis!

Requinte Trio 'The Northern Sea' With Janis Siegel, John Di Martino & Nanny Assis!

BY SCOTT H. THOMPSON
May 29, 2021

A pianist from jny: Philadelphia, a singer from Brooklyn and a percussionist from Bahia walk into a bar... Fingers, voices and rhythm. A lingering sweetness on your lips from the night before, and a quick inhale the morning after. The richness and passion of The Northern Sea. Pianist/arranger John di Martino hails from the City Of Brotherly Love, had learned his licks with the great Lennie Tristano and is one of the most in-demand accompanists for singers. Man, got some ......

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In Support Of Music For Love, Son Of Michel Petrucciani Speaks About 'Cantabile 2.0'

In Support Of Music For Love, Son Of Michel Petrucciani Speaks About 'Cantabile 2.0'

BY KATRINA YANG
May 28, 2021

Earlier this year, Music For Love released a charity project entitled Music For Love Vol. 1. The opening track “Cantabile 2.0” by Fabrizio Bosso and Pablo Nannucci, aka Roc Flowers is inspired by the late great jazz pianist Michel Petrucciani “Cantabile.” “Cantabile 2.0" adapted modern hip-hop texture on top of existing melody ideas, drawing influences from jazz standards and funk. Soon after its release, the tune received support from Michel Petrucciani’s family. Alexandre Petrucciani, the younger son of the jazz ......

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JazzWeek Radio Chart: May 31, 2021

JazzWeek Radio Chart: May 31, 2021

BY MICHAEL RICCI
May 28, 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 around the United States. Enjoy!

TW LW 2W Artist TW LW Move Add Rpts Peak Wks 1 1 1 Greg Abate Magic Dance: The Music of Kenny Barron (Whaling City Sound) 323 361 -38 0 52 1 7 2 2 2 Dr. Lonnie Smith Breathe (Blue Note) 322 318 +4 1 51 1 9 3 4 ......

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Strata-East At 50! June 16th With Narrator Danny Glover, Charles Tolliver, Billy Harper, George Cables, Buster Williams, Lenny White & Special Guests!

Strata-East At 50! June 16th With Narrator Danny Glover, Charles Tolliver, Billy Harper, George Cables, Buster Williams, Lenny White & Special Guests!

BY SCOTT H. THOMPSON
May 26, 2021

Strata-East Records celebrate 50 years of amazing Jazz on June 16th at 7:30pm EDT. Price: $20. Day of show $25. The performance will be available on-demand for 48 hours starting June 17th at 12:00 AM EDT. Strata-East @ 50 featuring Charles Tolliver, Billy Harper, George Cables, Buster Williams, Lenny White and special guest Danny Glover! Strata-East Records, now in its 50th year, was created by Charles Tolliver & Stanley Cowell. Their first recording in 1970, “Music Inc" & Big Band, ......

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Karuna Shinsho Releases New Single 'Pato' - Bossa Nova From Japan

Karuna Shinsho Releases New Single 'Pato' - Bossa Nova From Japan

BY SCOTT H. THOMPSON
May 25, 2021

Japanese American singer Karuna Shinsho, known for her smooth and soothing vocal interpretations of jazz standards and bossa nova songs, released her second single “O Pato” across major streaming platforms on May 15th, 2021. She released her first single “Smile" in collaboration with jazz singer Dani Assis on November 16, 2020. After seeing the late Nancy Wilson sing in Tokyo in her youth, jazz has been a constant companion throughout Shinsho’s life. She started her career as an award-winning international ......

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