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A Hip-Hop Jazz Thing @50 - Part 1

Read "A Hip-Hop Jazz Thing @50 - Part 1" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Hip-Hop's birthday has been officially identified as August 11, 1973 and many initiatives marking its fiftieth anniversary are already under way. Should you catch yourself wondering--as a jazz fan--about how jazz and hip hop influenced one other... you may find a few clues on this program. And since you're in a celebratory mood, you can also celebrate the airing 250th episode of Mondo Jazz. Happy listening! Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & ...

Live Review

Jazzkaar 2023

Read "Jazzkaar 2023" reviewed by Martin Longley

Jazzkaar Tallinn, Estonia April 23-30, 2023 Jazzkaar has now lost two days, this exceptional Estonian festival running at eight rather than ten, but still remaining epic when compared to most others. The opening Sunday might have only featured a single concert, but as the fresh week progressed, the scale incrementally increased, hitting four shows by Wednesday, and six by the weekend. Tallinn, this wondrous UNESCO City Of Music provides a highly evocative surround for the 34th ...

Radio & Podcasts

Festival Season: From Newport to the North Sea

Read "Festival Season: From Newport to the North Sea" reviewed by David Brown

This week, a survey of recordings from jazz festivals past and present: Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island, Montreux Jazz Festival & Jazz Festival Willisau in Switzerland, Montreal International Jazz Festival, Essen Jazz Festival in West Germany, Festival of Improvised Music in France, East-West Festival in Nuremberg Germany, and the North Sea Jazz Festival in the Netherlands.Playlist Thelonious Monk “Esistrophy (Theme)" from Live at the It Club-Complete (Columbia) 00:30 Thelonious Monk, The Duke Ellington Orchestra “Monk's Dream" from ...

Album Review

Steve Coleman and Five Elements: Live at the Village Vanguard Volume II (MDW NTR)

Read "Live at the Village Vanguard Volume II (MDW NTR)" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Circa un anno dopo i due set incendiari confluiti nel meraviglioso Live at Village Vanguard Vol. I (PI Recordings, 2018), Steve Coleman e i suoi fidi Five Elements ritornano sul luogo del delitto e danno vita ad un doppio set, se possibile, ancora più entusiasmante. L'ennesimo aggiustamento di formazione, al chitarrista Miles Okazaki succede il fuoriclasse dello freestyle Kokayi, fornisce un ulteriore impulso alla musica di Coleman, dove la voce e le metriche del rapper sembrano andare a nozze con ...

Radio & Podcasts

New Live And Studio Records Plus Classic Mingus

Read "New Live And Studio Records Plus Classic Mingus" reviewed by Bob Osborne

On this week's show we present new live albums from Steve Coleman and Enrico Rava. There are also new studio based releases from Adán Mizrahi, Byron Asher & Brad Webb, Brian Molloy Quartet, John Zorn, and Bruce Forman, John Clayton & Jeff Hamilton. We also dip into the archive for some classic Charles Mingus.Playlist Steve Coleman “Memes To Midas" from Live at the Village Vanguard Volume II (MDW NTR) (Pi Recordings) 00:00 Enrico Rava “Infant" from Edizione Speciale ...

Radio & Podcasts

Steve Coleman, Artifacts, Wadada Leo Smith & Weiss/Okazaki

Read "Steve Coleman, Artifacts, Wadada Leo Smith & Weiss/Okazaki" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

M-Base in the house when Steve Coleman and Five Elements recorded Volume 2 of their live performances from the Village Vanguard. It's the feature recording in this episode, but it's got company from the very excellent ...and Then There's This by Artifacts (Nicole Mitchell, Tomeka Reid & Mike Reed). This is a superb album. So is Wadada Leo Smith's A Love Sonnet For Billie Holiday Also sampled this week for the first time, music from drummers Mike Pride, Billy Mohler, ...


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