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Radio & Podcasts

Brad Shepik, Carles Benavent, New York Gypsy All Stars, Herbie Hancock, Soft Machine, Larry Coryell

Read "Brad Shepik, Carles Benavent, New York Gypsy All Stars, Herbie Hancock, Soft Machine, Larry Coryell" reviewed by Len Davis


Part 2 of our special segment featuring Ethnic Embraces taken from a series of articles from Mike Jacobs on all About Jazz called Backtracks featuring New York Gypsies, Carles Benavent and Brad Shepik. We then visit the seventies with music from Herbie Hancock, Brand X, Soft Machine, and Larry Coryel. Playlist New York Gypsy All Stars “Happy Feet" from Dromomania (Self Produced) 00:00 Brad Shepik “Sazbek" from The Loan (Song Lines) 06:30 Carles Benavent"el Tiempo" from Quartet (Bebyne) ...

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Interview

Catching up with Herbie Hancock

Read "Catching up with Herbie Hancock" reviewed by Mike Brannon


From the 1995-2003 archive: This article first appeared at All About Jazz in September 1998. Seldom has a musician been so closely associated with two separate musical genres as has pianist and composer Herbie Hancock. Originally introduced to the world as part of Miles Davis' mid-60's group, which also included Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams and Ron Carter, Hancock also made a name for himself in the pop world as well, starting with the Headhunters band in '72 and ...

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Radio & Podcasts

The Soul Jazz of Saxophonists (Donaldson, Newman, Turrentine) and Pianists (Hancock, Lewis, McCann) (1958 - 1969)

Read "The Soul Jazz of Saxophonists (Donaldson, Newman, Turrentine) and Pianists (Hancock, Lewis, McCann)  (1958 - 1969)" reviewed by Russell Perry


Soul Jazz developed in the late 1950s and become a staple of ghetto jukeboxes. Its catchy lines, heavy beat and blues-influenced phasing became a popular alternative to other jazz forms evolving in the 1960s. In addition to the guitar and organ led ensembles that have been featured in the previous two hours of Jazz at 100, a number of saxophonists and pianists became best-selling soul jazz stars. Playlist Host Intro 0:00 Lou Donaldson Quintet. “Blues Walk" from Blues ...

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In Pictures

2019 Newport Jazz Festival

Read "2019 Newport Jazz Festival" reviewed by Richard Conde


This years 2019 Newport Jazz Festival was held at the scenic Fort Adams State Park in Newport Rhode Island. Newport Jazz Festival's artistic director Christian McBride put together an impressive line up with a wide range of talent over three days on four stages from August 2nd to the 4th. Legendary NEA Jazz Master Herbie Hancock, Dianne Reeves, Kamasi Washington, and Tank and the Bangas, is just a glimpse of the range of musical talent that graced the stages. The ...

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Live Review

Newport Jazz Festival 2019

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Newport Jazz Festival Fort Adams State Park Newport, RI August 2-4, 2019 The 65th Anniversary Newport Jazz Festival continued an established tradition of delivering an exceptional level of high quality musicianship. Over the three fully packed days (and one special evening at the International Tennis Hall of Fame) from August 2nd to 4th, an amazing range of talent was on stage, from debut performances of up and coming artists, to the famed legendary veterans still ...

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In Pictures

2018 Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival

Read "2018 Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival" reviewed by Richard Conde


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SoCal Jazz

Herbie Hancock: Quintessential Quintet Live

Read "Herbie Hancock: Quintessential Quintet Live" reviewed by Jim Worsley


It was a thunderous, sprawling, and intoxicatingly brilliant performance. And that was just the first fifteen minutes of Herbie Hancock's extraordinary concert Wednesday night, March 7, at the Balboa Theater in downtown San Diego, presented by the La Jolla Music Society. Before introducing his exceptionally talented bandmates, Hancock jokingly told the crowd that he, “didn't want to show up empty handed." There was no danger of that, given Hancock's band consisted of bassist James Genus, guitarist Lionel Loueke, ...


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