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Herbie Hancock At Chautauqua Auditorium

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Herbie Hancock Chautauqua Auditorium Boulder, CO September 12, 2023 After Herbie Hancock and his quartet settled on the stage, a woman in the crowd yelled, “Nam Myoho Renge Kyo." It's a chant used in the practice of Nichiren Buddhism, which Hancock has said enhances his ability to improvise in his music. “That's the secret to a happy and fulfilling life," he responded. The sold-out show in the historic Chautauqua Auditorium was filled with ...

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Umbria Jazz: mezzo secolo

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Umbria Jazz 2023 Varie sedi Perugia 7--16.7.2023 50 anni di Umbria Jazz e 90 del suo fondatore e direttore artistico Carlo Pagnotta: un evento unico, festeggiato con un'edizione veramente speciale, ricca di musica e di iniziative collaterali, che ha superato nella programmazione come nella partecipazione del pubblico i livelli degli ultimi anni pre-Covid. Alcuni numeri significativi: un incasso da biglietti superiore a 2.3 milioni di euro per 40 mila presenze paganti, con una media di ...

Radio & Podcasts

Everyone's Gone to the Movies

Read "Everyone's Gone to the Movies" reviewed by Patrick Burnette

Mike ran across a soundtrack or two in his library excursions and hence an episode that's just what it says on the tin--a look at four soundtracks by jazz musicians. We explore which efforts work as “albums" and which are more a series of useful cues and snippets that don't necessarily create a coherent listening experience with no pictures on offer. Plus, as a bonus Mike encapsulates each film so you can decide if you'd like to see--or skip--the inspiration ...

Liner Notes

Miles Davis Quintets: Stockholm 1967 & 1969 Revisited

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Let me ask you, how many versions of Miles Davis do you recognize? Let us employ the word 'recognize' in terms of both, to identify and to approve. Listeners new to the world of Miles would be hard pressed to associate the artist seen and heard with Charlie Parker at New York's Three Deuces in 1947 with the same man performing in Montreux, Switzerland some forty years later. Both his look and his sound had changed, making him unrecognizable to ...

Readers Poll Results

Your Favorite Living Jazz Pianists

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Member votes were tabulated and this list represents our favorite living jazz pianists. Fully transparent and easily verifiable, All About Jazz's living pianists poll was conducted during the 2022 calendar year running from April to November. We would like to thank every member who participated in creating this impressive list (200 total!) for the next generation of jazz enthusiasts. 1 Herbie Hancock2Keith Jarrett3Brad Mehldau4Kenny Barron5Bill Charlap6 Fred Hersch7Ahmad Jamal8Vijay Iyer9Jason Moran10Craig Taborn11Gonzalo Rubalcaba12Hiromi13Emmet Cohen14Gerald Clayton15Matthew Shipp16George Cables17Eliane Elias18 ...

Building a Jazz Library

Herbie Hancock: An Essential Top Ten Albums

Read "Herbie Hancock: An Essential Top Ten Albums" reviewed by Chris May

The title of Herbie Hancock's 1973 hit single “Chameleon," pulled from his jazz-funk monster Head Hunters (Columbia), was an apt one. Hancock had already undergone several transformations: from the blues-and-gospel-infused vibe of his Blue Note debut, Takin' Off (1962), to more experimentally inclined Blue Note albums in the mid-to-late 1960s, and on to his early 1970s sextet Mwandishi, once dubbed “the thinking fan's fusion band." Along the way, as a member of Miles Davis' so-called “second great ...


Herbie Hancock: Thrust

Read "Herbie Hancock: Thrust" reviewed by Mick Raubenheimer

Haters can hate, but that molten decade sprung between the mid-Sixties and mid-Seventies was a smorgasbord of innovation and adventure in music. While the heady spirit of freedom—and hyper-stimuli of psychedelics—didn't exactly wreak genius upon the average human mind (whose imaginative reach crested at tie-dye shirts, living in tepees, and emancipating body hair), original artists went and dove over the edges of all kinds of edges. Music, for one, would never be the same; nor, perhaps, ever as rampantly inspired. ...


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