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Readers Poll Results

Your Favorite Hammond B-3 Organ Players

Read "Your Favorite Hammond B-3 Organ Players" reviewed by Michael Ricci


Member votes were tabulated and this list represents our favorite Hammond B-3 organists. Fully transparent and easily verifiable, All About Jazz's organists poll was conducted during the 2022 calendar year running from July 20th to December 7th. We would like to thank every member who participated in creating this impressive list for the next generation of jazz enthusiasts. 1Jimmy Smith2Joey DeFrancesco3Dr. Lonnie Smith4Larry Goldings5Shirley Scott6Larry Young7Jack McDuff8Jimmy McGriff9Charles Earland10Richard “Groove" Holmes11Tony Monaco12Pat Bianchi13Mike LeDonne14Big John Patton15Don Patterson16Barbara Dennerlein17Brian ...

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Album Review

Bog Bodies: Bog Bodies

Read "Bog Bodies" reviewed by Chris May


Formed in 2015, Bog Bodies is an international trio comprising tenor saxophonist Robert Stillman, guitarist Anders Holst and drummer Sean Carpio. The band moves freely between the composed and the improvised, the abstract and the figurative, and the acoustic and the electronic. Is it jazz? Is it La Monte Young-inspired drone? Is it noise? Is it Eivind Aarset-esque dreamscape? Take your pick(s). Recorded in 2019, Bog Bodies is the band's second album, following Sligo (Migro, 2017). Gritty ...

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In Pictures

Skopje Jazz Festival 2022

Read "Skopje Jazz Festival 2022" reviewed by Ziga Koritnik


A collection of photos from the Skopje Jazz Festival 2022 in Skopje, North Macedonia from October 13, 2022 to October 16, 2022 featuring Thumbscrew with Mary Halvorson, Michael Formanek, Tomas Fujiwara, Rob Mazurek Exploding Star Orchestra with Fame's Chamber Orchestra Angelica Sanchez, Pasquale Mirra, Josh Abrams, Chad Taylor, Mauricio Takara, Damon Locks, Hamid Drake's Turiya: Honoring Alice Coltrane, Ndoho Ange, Susana Santos Silva, Jan Bang, Jamie Saft, Pasquale Mirra, Joshua Abrams, Abacaxi with Julien Desprez, Jean Francois Riffaud, Francesco Pastacaldi, ...

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Album Review

Sam Taylor: Let Go

Read "Let Go" reviewed by Pierre Giroux


Tenor saxophonist Sam Taylor is a man with a purpose. He is committed to sharing the joy music brings him with like-minded listeners. For this album, he brought together a number of his heroes including trumpeter Terell Stafford, pianist Jeb Patton, bassist Neal Miner and drummer Willie Jones III at one of jazz's most iconic recording studios, the Van Gelder Studios at Englewood Cliffs NJ, on January 31, 2022, under the guidance of engineer Maureen Sickler. ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Mikey Likes It!

Read "Mikey Likes It!" reviewed by Patrick Burnette


Some people accuse critics of being subjective, but when discussing music there's always one Platonic fact you can point to above and beyond the shifting tides of fashion and trend: does Mikey like it? In this case, yes, yes he does. He likes all four of this episode's albums. Pat, on the other hand? Still a bit bastardly. We kick the episode off with some reader comments and end it talking about '80s music and Joni Mitchell, so something for ...

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Album Review

Avram Fefer Quartet: Juba Lee

Read "Juba Lee" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Avram Fefer comes out swinging on Juba Lee, the second release from his quartet,. It must have certainly been fated, as the opener “Showtime" hits hard with its muscular sound. Fefer's tenor saxophone blows out any existing cobwebs before handing off to guitarist Marc Ribot. The music continues the rich sound heard on the quartet's critically acclaimed previous release Testament (Clean Feed, 2019). Fefer built this sound first in trio with bassist Eric Revis, and drummer Chad Taylor heard the ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Further Reed Rapture From Ivo and Lotte & More

Read "Further Reed Rapture From Ivo and Lotte & More" reviewed by Bob Osborne


On this show the second of twelve features focusing on Ivo Perelman's stunning new release of saxophone duets. This time the focus is on his partnership with Lotte Anker. In addition further music from Lotte, and new releases from Igor Willcox, Nickolas Mohanna and Longtoe, and previously unreleased recordings, composed by Karl Jenkins, from a rare performance of his ten piece group, in 1971.Playlist Show Intro 00:00 Ivo Perelman & Lotte Anker “Six" from Reed Rapture In Brooklyn ...


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