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Radio & Podcasts

Classic '90s music from Jazz Rock Fusion masters

Read "Classic '90s music from Jazz Rock Fusion masters" reviewed by Len Davis

Classic '90s music from John Scofield, Jonas Hellborg, Jens Johansson, Shawn Lane, Joe Zawinul and Weather Report. Playlist John Scofield “Pick Hits" from Pick Hits-Live (Grammavision) 00:00 Jonas Hellborg Group “J B" from Jonas Hellborg Group (Day Eight) 06:51 Jens Johansson “Acrostic Shibboleth" from Fission (Heptagon) 14:18 Shawn Lane “West Side Boogie" from Powers Of Ten (Warner) 21:29 Joe Zawinul “Slivovitz Trail" from My People (Escapade) 29:03 Weather Report “Havona" from Heavy Weather (Columbia) 35:54 The Inter Galactic ...


Album Review

John Scofield: John Scofield

Read "John Scofield" reviewed by Ian Patterson

John Scofield has spent the best part of his illustrious career leading or co-leading trios and quartets, with just the occasional quintet or sextet outing. Even his only duo collaboration, Solar (Palo Alto, 1984) with John Abercrombie, expanded to a quartet with George Mraz and Peter Donald on three of the seven tracks. Yes, Scofield enjoys company. So, forty-five years and as many albums after his debut as leader, Scofield breaks the mould with his first solo album. Well, solo ...


Radio & Podcasts

John Scofield, Koma Saxo, Elias Stemeseder, Biréli Lagrène & More New Releases

Read "John Scofield, Koma Saxo, Elias Stemeseder, Biréli Lagrène & More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

In this segment several projects featuring the restless Swedish bassist Petter Eldh, solo projects by guitar masters and a young piano virtuoso, interesting combinations of forward looking jazz and strings, & more.Happy listening!PlaylistBen Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Koma Saxo, Sofja Jernberg “Lo Ve Ko Ma" Koma West (We Jazz) 0:16 Host talks 3:06 Kit Downes, Petter Eldh, James Maddren “Castles Made of Sand" Vermillion (ECM) 4:50 Punkt.Vrt.Plastik “Vrvica II" ...


In Pictures

Jazz & Wine of Peace 2021, Part 2-2

Read "Jazz & Wine of Peace 2021, Part 2-2" reviewed by Luciano Rossetti


Live Review

Moers Festival 2021

Read "Moers Festival 2021" reviewed by Phillip Woolever

Moers Festival Moers, Germany May 21-24, 2021 In a year that passed since the previous Moers Festival, the Covid 19 pandemic caused a lot of bad news regarding concert cancellations, closed venues, and further issues in the already challenging lives of professional musicians around the world. Thus, the success of this year's Moers event was a true cause of joy and a sigh of relief for performers, audiences, and the industry. The four-day ...


Radio & Podcasts

Tribute to radio presenter and musician the late Tony Palkovic

Read "Tribute to radio presenter and musician the late Tony Palkovic" reviewed by Len Davis

A tribute to the late KSPC radio presenter Tony Palkovic includes John Scofield, John McLaughlin, Chick Corea and much more. Playlist Tony Palkovic “Force of Habit" from Esoteric (Self Produced) 00:00 Tony Palkovic “Bull by the Horns" from As to Another (Self Produced) 06:37 Tony Palkovic “Intangible" from As to Another (Self Produced) 13:15 John Scofield “Blue Matter" from Blue Matter (Gramavision) 19:48 Jean-Luc Ponty “Egocentric Molecules" from Cosmic Messenger (Atlantic Jazz) 26:17 Chick Corea Electric Band “Ished" ...


Radio & Podcasts

John Scofield, McCoy Tyner, Miles Davis and More

Read "John Scofield, McCoy Tyner, Miles Davis and More" reviewed by Joe Dimino

This week we speak with legendary jazz guitarist John Scofield and profile his new CD Swallow Tales. We also dig into brand new material from Rudresh Mahanthappa, Lolly Allen and Anne Mette Iversen. Enjoy the jazz, friends. Playlist John Scofield “Falling Grace" Swallow Tales (ECM) 00:00 Host talks 5:43 Gerry Mulligan and Stan Getz “Anything Goes" Getz Meets Mulligan in Hi-Fi -1957 (Fresh Sound) 8:20 Liberty Ellman “The Sip" Last Desert (Pi) 11:56 Host talks 17:04 Rudresh Mahanthappa ...


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