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A Helping Hand

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Here's what's new at All About Jazz this August:
  1. Jazz Musician? We're Here to Help!
  2. A Word From Our Sponsors...
  3. Free Content For Your Website
  4. Weekly Interviews!
  5. Most Read Articles & CD Reviews
  6. Building a Jazz Library... Archived!

Jazz Musician? We're Here to Help!

The AAJ Musician Center currently contains over 1,700 jazz musician profiles. Even more new profiles are added every day.

In case you are a jazz musician who has not entered your profile, your profile page was designed to offer you a FREE way to reach AAJ readers with your personal biography and your new release information, plus a way to drive traffic back to your own website. Planned directory upgrades include incorporating ways for readers to download your music and get your calendar information.

We just added a feature that adds links from related AAJ articles and CD reviews to your page. For instance, visit pianist Greg Burk's profile page and scroll to the bottom. All articles written about Mr. Burk are now listed and hotlinked.

We will continue to add value to your profile page, so if you are a jazz musician and not currently listed, please add your profile today. If you are listed and would like to update your profile, click the "Update..." link on the Musician Center home page, then click the EDIT PROFILE link on your page.

A Word From Our Sponsors...

AAJ is proud to showcase these exciting new releases at our New Release Showcase Center.

George Kahn's ...Compared To What?, Greg Osby's Channel Three, Lorraine Feather's Dooji Wooji, Tierney Sutton's I'm With the Band, Gene Ess's Sandbox and Sanctum, Michelle Latimer's Sings & Plays, Bill Holman Band's The Bill Holman Band Live, Carrie Shull/Tara Flandreau/Reuben Radding's The Branch Will Not Break, Steve Lacy's The Way, organissimo's This Is The Place, and Hedvig Hanson's You Bring Me Joy.

Show your support for AAJ by clicking through to these artists' websites and listening to music from their latest releases.

Are you a jazz musician or record label executive? Click here for more information about promoting your new CD.

Free Content For Your Website

Looking for daily content for your website? Want to keep readers coming back for more? All About Jazz can help you, too!

AAJ has created a series of live content boxes for news, articles, CD reviews and upcoming CD releases. Place any or all of our boxes on your website and watch your traffic grow.

Adding a content box to your website is simple, but it does require some knowledge of HTML. Just follow these simple instructions and you'll be up and running in no time.

Anyone can benefit from daily content, though we strongly encourage radio stations, jazz publicity, and general purpose jazz sites to add the news box. To see the CD review box in action, visit the Jazz Excursion website.

Weekly Interviews!

In the last month we published seven interviews. AAJ writers spoke with Walt Weiskopf, Miss Justine, James Blood Ulmer, David "Fathead" Newman, Ingrid Laubrock, Russ Johnson, Dzijan Emin, and Tim Ries. We also archived a historic 1998 conversation with Joe Morris.

Beginning next week, AAJ plans to publish a new interview every Monday morning.

New Most Read Articles & CD Reviews

Our most read new articles in August...

  1. Is There A New Mainstream?
  2. Best Live Jazz Recordings (1953-65)
  3. James Blood Ulmer: There is Another Place to Go
  4. Modern Jazz Guitar
  5. Walt Weiskopf: The New Mainstream
  6. Newport Jazz
  7. Best Live Jazz Recordings: The Best of the Rest
  8. How to Win Friends and Influence People to Jazz
  9. Enrico Rava: La Dolce Vita & Full of Life
  10. Charlie Hunter: Renaissance Man of Jazz

And the most read CD reviews...

  1. Metheny/Coleman - Song X: Twentieth Anniversary
  2. Greg Osby - Channel Three
  3. Various Artists - London Is The Place For Me 2
  4. Cuong Vu - It's Mostly Residual
  5. Herbie Hancock - Inventions & Dimensions
  6. Zorn/Saft Trio - Astaroth, Book of Angels Volume 1
  7. Miles Davis - 'Round About Midnight (Legacy Edition)
  8. Epstein/Shepik/Kilmer - Lingua Franca
  9. Garage A Trois - Outre Mer
  10. U.S. Air Force Band of the West - Jazz Heritage II

View the Top 50 most read CD reviews and articles in the last 30 days.

Building a Jazz Library... Archived!

We have recently refurbished our Building a Jazz Library section. BAJL is dedicated to helping you discover new artists, instruments or genres by recommending the essential recordings with which to start.

We've imported 25 historic collections into the BAJL archive, including a three part series on vocal jazz; classic bebop, classic funk, blues, jazz with strings, free improvisation and other genres; trumpet and both classic and modern guitar; and overviews of Art Pepper and Gene Harris. Plus more!

This effort was inspired by a reader who used BAJL to purchase 80 jazz CDs in the last 18 months! Read his letter.


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