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Live Review

Jazz Promotion Network Conference 2022

Read "Jazz Promotion Network Conference 2022" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Jazz Promotion Network Conference 2022 The MAC jny: Belfast, Northern Ireland November 3-4, 2022 Jazz Promotion Network's (JPN) annual conference saw over one hundred delegates gather at Belfast's Metropolitan Arts Centre (The MAC) for two days of talks, exchange of ideas and music showcases (see separate article). Founded around a decade ago, the JPN is the only organisation of its kind dedicated to promoting and supporting jazz across the UK and Ireland. JPN's ...


Album Review

Houston Person: Reminiscing at Rudy's

Read "Reminiscing at Rudy's" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The “Rudy's" in the title of tenor saxophonist Houston Person's album, Reminiscing at Rudy's, is not a nightclub or other such venue but the New Jersey studio of celebrated recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder who died in 2016. As befits reminiscing, the bulk of the album's numbers are tender ballads, every one of which lands squarely in Person's amorous wheelhouse. That is not to say the veteran tenor saxophone maestro—who has recorded almost seventy albums as leader ...


In Pictures

Gegè Telesforo 5th at Politeama Theatre Manerbio Jazz Fest 2022

Read "Gegè  Telesforo 5th  at Politeama Theatre Manerbio Jazz Fest 2022" reviewed by Danilo Codazzi


Album Review

Maria Mendes: Saudade, Colours of Love

Read "Saudade, Colours of Love" reviewed by Richard J Salvucci

Every language has words that defy translation. Take “saudade" in Portuguese or Galician. Or “fado." Go to a standard dictionary, and “saudade" appears as “nostalgia" or “longing." In reality, a native speaker will tell you “saudade" means a kind of indefinable melancholy for people, places or things that may only exist in the imagination, and “fantasy" will not even come close. “Fado" is an art form, defined as a mournful or fatalistic Portuguese folk song. Perhaps “flamenco" is familiar, but ...


Album Review

Marína Ósk: One Evening in July

Read "One Evening in July" reviewed by Jane Kozhevnikova

Who knew back in the early days of jazz that the songs written back then would later become standards and inspire people in the “far far away" 2022? Marína Ósk, a promising emerging musician from Reykjavík, Iceland, has found her composer's voice in writing lyrical jazz pieces which sound like some songs of the “Great American Songbook." One can sense that Ósk's album One Evening in July (TengTones, 2022) was deeply influenced by recordings of Ella ...


Live Review

Pat Martino: A Celebration of His Life and Legacy @ Jazz at the Point Festival

Read "Pat Martino: A Celebration of His Life and Legacy @ Jazz at the Point Festival" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

A Celebration of the Life and the Legacy of Pat Martino 35+ Musicians [email protected] Festival Gateway Playhouse Somers Point, NJ November 3-5, 2022 NOTE: A complete listing of the Celebration events and musicians provided by the South Jersey Jazz Society can be found here. One of the best puns in jazz history appeared in the title of Shaun Brady's preview of this 3-day set of concerts ...


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