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Radio & Podcasts

David Binney, Samora Pinderhughes, Heroes Are Gang Leaders, AHL6 & More New Releases

Read "David Binney, Samora Pinderhughes, Heroes Are Gang Leaders, AHL6 & More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

David Binney's everywhere! Or so it seems, judging by the amount of recent and upcoming release he's on. We sample three this week, together with the new concept album by Samora Pinderhughes and a few examples of how music and social commentary can bring about awesome albums, in a playlist that is at the East-Coast West-Coast junction.And, by the way, this week we celebrate episode 200! Thanks for your listening and support.Happy listening!PlaylistBen Allison ...


Radio & Podcasts

David Binney, Damien Erskine, James Francies, Per Mathison and Percy Jones

Read "David Binney, Damien Erskine, James Francies, Per Mathison and Percy Jones" reviewed by Len Davis

Continuing our look at new releases from 2021. Music from David Binney, Damien Erskine, Gary Meek, Burnt Belief and Percy Jones. Playlist David Binney"Modern Courtesy" from Aerial 2 (Mythology) 00:00 Damien Erskine"Beatrice" from In This Moment (Self Produced) 05:14 James Francies “713" from Purest Form (UMG) 10:18 Gary Meek “Move Out" from Monterey Groove (Autumn Hill) 15:25 David Garfield “Creatchy Stomp" from Stretching' Outside The Box (Creatchy) 20:37 Per Mathisen “Alchimia" from Gladiator (Losen) 25:44 Burnt Belief “Month ...



The 55 Bar: Music and Stories

Read "The 55 Bar: Music and Stories" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

All About Jazz celebrates the iconic 55 Bar and the essential role it plays as an establishment where bands are born and sounds shaped over time thanks to its longstanding commitment to jazz. Adored by patrons and musicians since the '80s, the 55 Bar has faced difficult economic challenges during the pandemic and as a result, need our support to continue operations (learn more). If you have the means, please make a donation and help 55 Bar reach its financial ...


Live Review

The 2021 Detroit Jazz Festival: Against All Odds, Day 2

Read "The 2021 Detroit Jazz Festival: Against All Odds, Day 2" reviewed by Paul Rauch

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 This is the second of four pieces covering the 2021 Detroit International Jazz Festival. Two weeks before the festival, a decision was made to go to a virtual format due to the surge provided by the Delta variant of Covid-19. Three outdoor stages became three soundstages in the ballrooms of the Renaissance Marriott hotel. All sets were run back to back, with no overlap. This made roaming ...


Radio & Podcasts

David Binney, Daniel Freedman, Greg Spero, David Garfield and Vinnie Colaiuta

Read "David Binney, Daniel Freedman, Greg Spero, David Garfield and Vinnie Colaiuta" reviewed by Len Davis

New music from David Binney and his latest Aerial 2 , plus Santiago Bosch, Daniel Freedman Shawn Glide and Greg Spero. Playlist David Binney “Coastal" from Aerial 2 (Mythology) 00:00 Daniel Freedman “La Sirene" from La Sirene (GSI) 05:07 Benjamin Croft “Brock" from Far and Distant Things (Ubuntu) 10:08 Gidi Derzy & Friends “Prog Massive" from Zion State of Mind (Self Produced)15:03 David Garfield “Cousin Vinnie" from Stretchin Outside The Box (Creatchy) 19:59 {Greg Spero}} “Careless" from Tiny ...


Radio & Podcasts

David Binney Interview

Read "David Binney Interview" reviewed by Patrick Burnette


Album Review

David Binney: The Time Verses

Read "The Time Verses" reviewed by Geannine Reid

Acclaimed as a significant and extremely unique compositional talent, saxophonist David Binney is one of the most prolific jazz musicians on the scene today. Binney has created an alternative jazz scene that focuses on playing adventurous and original music, which has been key to his journey as a player. He possesses a distinctive saxophone sound and has an extensive catalog as a leader, in addition to being sought after as a sideman, appearing on record with: Medeski, Martin & Wood, ...


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