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Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2023

Read "Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2023" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Festival International de Jazz de Montreal Montreal, Quebec June 29-July 3, 2023 The 2023 festival continued the broad offering of free shows that was so prominent last year. They were frequently strong enough to vie with the ticketed concerts (which were also quite diverse and featured marquee artists from jazz and adjacent fields, as always). The festival is proud to boast that two-thirds of the concerts are free. They are certainly not all “free jazz," but ...

Album Review

M. E. B.: That You Not Dare To Forget

Read "That You Not Dare To Forget" reviewed by Doug Collette

With all due respect to Lettuce's A Tribute to Miles Davis--Witches Stew (Self Produced, 2017) and the all-star ensemble dubbed Bitches Brew Revisited, M.E.B. (formerly known as Miles Electric Band) is an inordinately creative homage to Miles Davis. And given the continually experimental path The “Man With The Horn" chose to follow throughout his career, it is no doubt one of which he would approve. That You Not Dare To Forget is a slightly less than half-hour audio ...

Film Review

Inside Scofield

Read "Inside Scofield" reviewed by Mike Jacobs

John Scofield Inside Scofield I'm Filming Productions 2022 With jazz being an increasingly marginalized art form (at least in the commercial sense), any news of serious documentary work about one of its more iconic practitioners is likely to garner an immediate hallelujah from the chorus. Perhaps this is doubly so when the subject is someone like guitarist John Scofield—a contemporary jazz hero who has yet to receive such treatment. But then, as always, there follows ...

Liner Notes

Hal Galper: Ivory Forest Redux

Read "Hal Galper: Ivory Forest Redux" reviewed by Paul Rauch

There are a myriad of reasons as to why two musicians may have a special chemistry. They may be aesthetic pertaining to style, or philosophical in terms of what direction their personal musical journeys are headed. For pianist Hal Galper and guitarist John Scofield, two recordings on the German Enja label in 1979 and 1980 demonstrated in no uncertain terms, that the two were well grounded in musical paths that while being decidedly different, coalesced peacefully in a hub of ...

Film Review

Inside Scofield

Read "Inside Scofield" reviewed by Ian Patterson

John Scofield Inside Scofield I'm Filming Productions 2022 “I've been lucky," says John Scofield, two thirds of the way through Joerg Steineck's documentary on the guitarist. “I've been in the right place at the right time, and I've also made good use of the luck that was handed to me." Of course, there may have been an element of luck in Scofield finding himself playing with Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker, touring with ...

Radio & Podcasts

John Scofield, Jing Chi, Paroksha, Diamond Dust and Casiopea

Read "John Scofield, Jing Chi, Paroksha, Diamond Dust and Casiopea" reviewed by Len Davis

John Scofield's Pick Hits-Live, two from the Anderson Shelta label, plus Japan's Kiyo-Sen and Casiopea, Wendel Holme's Jnr, and Jeff Coffin. Playlist John Scofield “Protocol" from Pick Hits-Live (Gramavision) 00:00 Jing Chi “Time Is A Magazine" from 3 D (Tone Centre):06:00 Paroksha “Zawloop Syndicated" from Destinations Out (Anderson Shelta) 12:01 Diamond Dust “Big Nick" from It's That Time (Anderson Shelta) 18:01 Fusion Affair “Venom" from Venom (Chuwanga) 23:59 Casiopea “Fly Me To The Future" from New Topics (Hats ...

Album Review

Franco Ambrosetti: Nora

Read "Nora" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Franco Ambrosetti's album is called simply Nora. Short and sweet, four letters, two syllables. But it could easily have been called “Franco Ambrosetti with Strings," as the Swiss flugelhornist & trumpeter follows the orchestral path of alto saxophonist Charlie Parker and his groundbreaking Charlie Parker With Strings (Verve, 1950), trumpeter Chet Baker's Chet Baker with Strings (Columbia, 1953) or trumpeter Clifford Brown's Clifford Brown with String (Verve, 1955). Those early forays into orchestral jazz set the template of ...


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