• Arthur Blythe, 1940-2017: A Remembrance

    Arthur Blythe, 1940-2017: A Remembrance

    The emotive power of Arthur Blythe's bracing alto saxophone tone and flighty phrasing set him apart from many of his generation. A poet, a muezzin, an angry activist, a lamenting lover...

  • Brilliant Corners 2017

    Brilliant Corners 2017

    In just five years, Brilliant Corners--Belfast's only jazz festival--has earned a reputation for adventurous programing. The 2017 edition went one further, with the inclusion of alt rock and electronic...

  • Solving the Audience Equation, The Fix is On, and It's a Setup!

    Solving the Audience Equation, The Fix is On, and...

    Dear Mr. P.C.: This whole "jazz musicians play thousands of chords to three people" vs. "rock musicians play three chords for thousands" thing: What is the correct chord/audience ratio? Perhaps zero...

  • Festival International de Jazz de Port-au-Prince, 2017 - Part 1

    Festival International de Jazz de Port-au-Prince,...

    Haiti: the only nation in the world established as the result of a slave revolt; home of Vodou. Haiti: poorest country in the Western Hemisphere; subject to devastating hurricanes and earthquakes...

  • The Politics of Dancing: Jazz and Protest, Part 1

    The Politics of Dancing: Jazz and Protest, Part 1

    In 1964, Civil Rights workers, known as Freedom Riders, were increasingly becoming the victims of violent attacks from the Ku Klux Klan as they initiated a program to register black voters in the Deep...

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Overseas V

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Overseas V

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Martin Pyne
Behind The Mist

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Salão Brazil

Sedimental You

Mark Dresser Seven
Sedimental You

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Interlude (duo 2)

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The Astronomer

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Last Night

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Nicolas Herrera
La Copla

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