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Album Review

Yusef Lateef: Atlantis Lullaby - The Concert From Avignon

Read "Atlantis Lullaby - The Concert From Avignon" reviewed by Pierre Giroux

Yusef Lateef's performance in Atlantis Lullaby is a masterclass in communication and demonstration of synergy. In this previously unreleased performance recorded in Avignon, France in 1972, Lateef, on soprano sax, tenor sax and flute, is accompanied by Kenny Barron on piano, Bob Cunningham on bass and Albert “Tootie" Heath on drums. This two-CD package is being released by Elemental Music and produced for release by Zev Feldman. It contains a 23-page booklet with stories and reminiscences about Lateef from Feldman, ...

Album Review

Claudia Acuna: Duo

Read "Duo" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Alcuni classici della canzone popolare latina costituiscono il nucleo del sesto disco da leader di Claudia Acuña. In questa celebrazione la cantante cilena ha coinvolto sette protagonisti del jazz contemporaneo in altrettante esecuzioni in duo caratterizzate da palpitante relazione con la loro identità tradizionale. I due brani conclusivi sono cantati in inglese e la vedono piena protagonista: “Cristal Silence" di Chick Corea è cantato a cappella; “YO" è una sua composizione originale eseguita con un sottofondo percussivo. ...

Live Review

Kenny Barron Residency at SFJAZZ Center

Read "Kenny Barron Residency at SFJAZZ Center" reviewed by Harry S. Pariser

Kenny Barron Residency SFJAZZ Center San Francisco February 1-4, 2024 Popularly dubbed an “elder statesman" of jazz, pianist Kenny Barron, needs no introduction to aficionados of contemporary American music. At 80, he is still actively playing, composing, mentoring, teaching, and releasing music (including two duets with Dave Holland). Barron joined his first orchestra at 15 and was hired by Dizzy Gillespie at 19. He went on to record numerous albums, co-founded the Thelonious Monk ...

Album Review

Kenny Barron: The Source

Read "The Source" reviewed by Maurizio Zerbo

Questo CD dimostra, se mai ce ne fosse bisogno, che solo il talento e l'estro possono sostenere efficacemente progetti discografici validi se imperniati sulla rivisitazione degli standard jazzistici. Un pianista dell'immensa classe come Kenny Barron non si accontenta di riproporre alcuni dei più fulgidi capolavori di Duke Ellington e Billy Strayhorn. Il suo obiettivo consiste nel rimodulare le strutture profonde del tessuto armonico-melodico attraverso un linguaggio pianistico aggiornato, ribollente di estroversa vitalità. Agendo come l'occhio umano quando ...

Radio & Podcasts

Kenny Barron, Kip Hanrahan, Claire Martin and More

Read "Kenny Barron, Kip Hanrahan, Claire Martin and More" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

This show covers a wide variety of jazz, from Kenny Barron and Ornette Coleman to Claire Martin and Kip Hanrahan. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill & Air (Mosaic) 00:00 Kip Hanrahan “Buddy Bolden's Blues" from All Roads Are Made of the Flesh (American Clave) 00:54 Ornette Coleman “Folk Tale" from This Is Our Music (Sepia Tone) 10:39 Host Speaks 15:28 Zanussi Five ...

Multiple Reviews

Recent Jazz Releases including a new one from Kenny Barron

Read "Recent Jazz Releases including a new one from Kenny Barron" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Here are reviews of a diverse selection of jazz releases from the past few months. Allegra Levy Songs For You And Me Little Moon Records 2023 Vocalist Allegra Levy has made a children's music album for the most natural of reasons. She became a mother in 2021, giving birth to her daughter, Stella Plum. Levy wrote all the songs here, which touch on calypso, jazz, bluegrass, and many other genres. The ...

In Pictures

Kenny Barron Trio at Cremona Jazz Festival 2023

Read "Kenny Barron Trio at  Cremona Jazz Festival 2023" reviewed by Danilo Codazzi


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