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Live Review

Jazz Promotion Network Irish Showcases At Black Box

Read "Jazz Promotion Network Irish Showcases At Black Box" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Jazz Promotion Network Irish Showcases At Black Box Black Box Jazz Promotion Network Conference jny:Belfast, Northern Ireland November 3, 2022 As a UNESCO City of Music and as the host of Jazz Promotion Network's (JPN) annual conference (see separate article), Belfast was expected to deliver on the musical front. And it did so, in tandem with Dublin. It is not the first time that this small island's two premier jazz promotion organisations, ...

Album Review

The Justin Haynes Jazz Collective: In a Funk

Read "In a Funk" reviewed by Jack Bowers


In a Funk is the second recording as leader by Illinois-bred composer / arranger Justin Haynes, the first by his eighteen-member Jazz Collective. As was true of his debut album, Shoeless in Georgetown (2015), the most impressive cards are Haynes' splendid charts, ably performed by an ensemble of accomplished and purposeful musicians from the Chicago area. Haynes wrote five of the session's enticing themes and arranged all of them, raising the curtain in a hard-swinging groove with ...

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In Pictures

Forlì Open Music 2022

Read "Forlì Open Music 2022" reviewed by Luciano Rossetti


Album Review

Onder Focan: Aubergine / Patlican

Read "Aubergine / Patlican" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


Six tunes about food or, more precisely, six tunes in tribute to the eggplant (aka the aubergine or the patlican); that is the tracklist for Aubergine / Patlican, a delightfully fresh and joyous album from Turkish guitarist Önder Focan. An established jazz musician with over a dozen albums to his name, Focan is based in Istanbul where he is artistic director of the Nardis Jazz Club. His playing has been compared to jazz masters including Larry Coryell, Kenny Burrell and ...

Radio & Podcasts

The String Section: Nels Cline, Marc Ribot and More

Read "The String Section: Nels Cline, Marc Ribot and More" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


This show focuses on string players,. It mostly features guitarists and bassists, but it also includes a set of string ensembles backing soloists. Musicians heard on the show include Margaret Slovak, Marc Ribot, Nels Cline, Charles Mingus, and Lenny Breau. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from he Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill & Air (Mosaic) 00:00 Gene Ess “Yuki" from Ah-Bop (SIMP) 1:10 Alice Coltrane “Blue Nile" from Ptah ...

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Album Review

Ben Monder / Tony Malaby / Tom Rainey: Live In Lisbon

Read "Live In Lisbon" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Although we mourn the millions (estimated 6.5 million) of lives lost in the the great pandemic of the 21st century, some good things have survived. For our purposes, great expressions in music making. Live In Lisbon is a perfect example. Guitarist Ben Monder assembled a trio with saxophonist Tony Malaby and drummer Tom Rainey at the cusp of the pandemic in March of 2020 to perform at his Tuesday gig in New York. Eschewing written composition for an all improvised ...

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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 ...


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