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Radio & Podcasts

September Songs - Part 2

Read "September Songs - Part 2" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


September offers an opportunity to refocus on our inner energies and start a new cycle with renewed awareness and intentions--basically back to school and beyond... This segment of the show features more songs inspired by this month, with a special focus on five masterpieces that were recorded during a magical couple of weeks in September 1962. Happy listening! Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Johnnie Taylor “It's September" Super ...

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In Pictures

Umbria Jazz 2018: Part 1-2

Read "Umbria Jazz 2018: Part 1-2" reviewed by Roberto Cifarelli


Live Review

Umbria Jazz 2018 - prima parte

Read "Umbria Jazz 2018 - prima parte" reviewed by Libero Farnè


Umbria Jazz Varie sedi Perugia 13-16.07.2018 Seguire Umbria Jazz significa soprattutto frequentare in tutte le ore della giornata i suoi diversi e caratterizzati spazi; sono loro infatti che, all'aperto o al chiuso, con la loro storia, dimensione, accessibilità, sono commisurati a una programmazione differenziata per generi musicali e forza attrattiva dei protagonisti, destinata a varie fasce di pubblico. Come vedremo, la mappa dei luoghi del jazz perugini, tutti collocati nel centro storico con innumerevoli appuntamenti ...

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Album Review

Quincy Jones And His Orchestra: Live In Ludwigshafen 1961

Read "Live In Ludwigshafen 1961" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Artistic dreams and financial realities are rarely in alignment. That's a sad fact that the great Quincy Jones learned the hard way at the dawn of the '60s. Jones was in Europe at the time, directing a dream orchestra that he put together for the musical Free And Easy. When that show closed in February of 1960, he decided to keep things going. The big band tours that followed--in 1960 and 1961--were, by all accounts, successful in an artistic sense; ...

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Catching Up With

Quincy Jones: An Evening With A Legend

Read "Quincy Jones: An Evening With A Legend" reviewed by Solomon J. LeFlore


I love jazz! I love everything about it... the improvisation, syncopation, the forceful rhythm, and the fact that it is truly America's original art form. Its unique and innovative use of brass and woodwind instruments and the piano is jazz. And, it is as American as apple pie. Ask 100 different people “What is jazz?“ and you're likely to get 100 different answers. Its styles include Dixieland, swing, bebop, and free jazz. Jazz is America's classical music. It ...

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Album Review

Quincy Jones And His Orchestra: The Quintessence

Read "The Quintessence" reviewed by Martin Gladu


As the who's who of the entertainment and humanitarian aid worlds prepares to fete Quincy Jones on his 75th birthday (he was born March 14, 1933), Universal's Impulse! Records also takes part in the celebration with the reissue of The Quintessence.Recorded in late 1961 as an offshoot of the Free and Easy Broadway show, the band features roughly the same big band personnel Jones had assembled in New York for the show's initial European dates. Following the show's ...

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Album Review

Quincy Jones And Bill Cosby: The Original Jam Sessions 1969

Read "The Original Jam Sessions 1969" reviewed by Mark Sabbatini


The phrase “your opinion of this album may depend on what you think of TV theme music" is generally not meant as praise.

But this “long-lost" collection of funk-jazz written by Jones and Cosby bears no resemblance to the syrupy soundtracks of modern shows like “The West Wing" and “Law And Order." Instead it offers up a collaboration of various big-name jazz players in a casual and free-spirited, if uneven, set of studio jams. Most of the time ...


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