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Warren Haynes: The Timeline of Sco-Mule and Beyond

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By all accounts, Warren Haynes is known to be an upbeat forward-thinking individual. In this recent conversation however, he is borderline ebullient. And why not? Last October he aided immeasurably in bringing the forty-five year career of the Allman Brothers Band to a spectacular close. By the time of that historic appearance at New York's Beacon Theatre, the band Haynes founded with drummer Matt Abts and the late bassist Allen Woody, Gov't Mule, had begun the celebration of its twentieth ...

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Jeff Hamilton Trio: Great American Songs Through the Years

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Jeff Hamilton, by any measure one of the more tasteful and talented jazz drummers on the scene, has kept his working trio (Tamir Hendelman, piano; Christoph Luty, bass) together for more than a decade. There's a good reason for that: Hendelman and Luty are kindred souls, and as accomplished in their own way as Hamilton is in his. Collectively, they form an inspired and seamless unit that makes every note and phrase seem deceptively credible and polished, as is the ...

INTERVIEWS

Golson and Trane Dissed in Philly (circa 1944)

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This article was originally published at All About Jazz in 1999. John Coltrane and Benny Golson stand among the major figures of jazz in the second half of the twentieth century, Coltrane primarily as a player and Golson primarily as a composer. But in 1944 Philadelphia they were teenagers just getting their feet wet, learning tunes and jamming in the Golson living room (at this time Coltrane played alto in the style of Johnny Hodges). Benny was 15, ...

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Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey: Worker

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Of all the bands playing jazz-rock, or fusion, or whatever-you-want- to-call it, the Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey (or JFJO as they're known by their fans) is the one that comes closest to embodying Josef Zawinul's dictum regarding Weather Report's modus operandi: ..."nobody solos, everybody solos." The similarities stop there, however, though JFJO's careening omnivorous creativity, like Weather Report's, has enabled the band to carve out some very distinctive sonic territory. While JFJO's omnivorous jazz aesthetic--one which embraces Earl Hines as ...

REDISCOVERY

Lyle Mays: Lyle Mays

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Lyle Mays Lyle MaysGeffen Records1986 Today's Rediscovery falls under the category of “where is he now?" I first heard of keyboardist Lyle Mays in 1977, when Gary Burton's quartet (with guest Eberhard Weber), played at the Glebe Collegiate High School auditorium in my home town of Ottawa, Canada. After the show, speaking to the other members of the group--electric bassist Steve Swallow, drummer Dan Gottlieb and a then just starting out Pat Metheny--the guitarist told ...

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Juan Pablo Carletti/Tony Malaby/Christopher Hoffman: Niño/Brujo

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A funny thing happened on the way to a free jazz trio session. What's funny is that leader Juan Pablo Carletti brought seven unique compositions for his trio to perform. The Argentinian-born, New York-based drummer recruited tenor saxophonist Tony Malaby and cellist Christopher Hoffman for this recording. An inconspicuous drummer-led session. Carletti's last decade in New York has found him in ensembles led by Malaby, Rob Brown, Andrew Lamb, and cellist Daniel Levin(with whom he will ...

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Tomasz Stanko: Leosia

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Recorded in 1996 and released in 1997, Leosia is not only one of the high points of trumpeter Tomasz Stanko's forty-year career, but one of the absolute gems in the ECM catalogue, twenty years removed from his first ECM recording, Balladyna. The album itself is one of those things that just seems perfect from start to finish. “Morning Heavy Song," which first appeared on Bosonossa and Other Ballads, opens the set and sets the tone. From pianist Bobo ...

LIVE REVIEWS

McCoy Tyner with Geri Allen and Kenny Barron at SFJAZZ

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McCoy Tyner with Geri Allen and Kenny Barron SFJAZZ San Francisco, CA January 18, 2015 Three of the jazz world's best known pianists recently came together at SFJAZZ in jny: San Francisco, California for a memorable triptych of styles. Heading the bill was piano patriarch McCoy Tyner. Now 76, Tyner initially made his mark as a pianist in the John Coltrane Quartet before moving on to compose as well as to front his own ensembles. ...



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