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Radio & Podcasts

Wynton Marsalis, Yilian Cañizares, Peggy Lee, Darren Johnston & More

Read "Wynton Marsalis, Yilian Cañizares, Peggy Lee, Darren Johnston & More" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Ambition does not have to be an expression of self-centeredness. It may be, and should be, the pursuit of high achievements, and the realization of broad and innovative visions. This playlist is bursting at the seams with music driven by the good kind of ambition... Happy listening! Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Yilian Cañizares “Oxun" Habana--Bahia (Planeta) 0:16 Host talks 4:29 David Virelles “Tiempos" Carta (Intakt) 6:16 Host ...

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In Pictures

The Wynton Marsalis Septet at The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts

Read "The Wynton Marsalis Septet at The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts" reviewed by Mark Robbins


The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts is a 1300 seat theater that, due to Covid, has been closed to performances for over a year. With Covid restrictions lifting and live music slowly making a come back, what better way to start than with The Wynton Marsalis Septet including Wynton Marsalis, Chris Crenshaw, Victor Goines, Carlos Henriquez, Dan Nimmer, Walter Blanding and Obed Calvaire. In an effort to keep the patrons as safe as possible only 10% of the house ...

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Album Review

Glenn Close & Ted Nash: Transformation

Read "Transformation" reviewed by Paul Rauch


Transformation is a multi-disciplinary work from saxophonist/composer Ted Nash, and iconic actress Glenn Close, exploring the multi-faceted and abstract theme of transformation. The works included examine the theme from both universal and individual conceptions. Music and literature at its best is clearly transformative for anyone experiencing it. Transformation is by essence, the highest and most illuminating expression of change. Nash embraced the project by creating a colorful and illustrative collection of pieces, embracing Close's curated literary selections recited by the ...

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Album Review

Glenn Close/Ted Nash: Transformation

Read "Transformation" reviewed by Jack Bowers


When confronted by an album whose tracks include the names “Creation" (Parts 1 and 2), “Preludes for Memnon," “Wisdom of the Humanities" and “Reaching the Tropopause," among others, one braces for whatever may transpire, buoyed by the thought that with Glenn Close, Ted Nash and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra on board, how displeasing could it be? The verdict: not at all displeasing—but it must be appraised on its own terms, as a series of philosophical and hopefully transformative ...

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Album Review

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Septet with Wynton Marsalis: The Democracy! Suite

Read "The Democracy! Suite" reviewed by Paul Rauch


There is an interesting generational divide in perception when it comes to the music of Wynton Marsalis. While many hail his work at Lincoln Center as elevating jazz to its rightful place among the fine arts, others lament the separation from his iconic quartet and quintet work in the 1980's as some sort of jazz treason. What is unquestionable is his virtuosity and eloquence, expressing each note with beauty as the clear priority in his playing as a ...

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Opinion

A response to yet another senseless public murder of a Black Citizen by officers of the law

Read "A response to yet another senseless public murder of a Black Citizen by officers of the law" reviewed by Wynton Marsalis


With the crescendo of public outcry and proliferation of opinions and justifiable expressions of outrage by so many experts, officials and popular celebrities, I fear there's little room or need for yet another person voicing a commonly held opinion. I also believe that the everyday tragedies that are commonplace and routine to our everyday way of living, should be addressed when they happen, not when so much pressure has built up in the system that it must be ...

New York Beat

Virtual Jazz: A Hallmark Achievement from Jazz at Lincoln Center

Read "Virtual Jazz: A Hallmark Achievement from Jazz at Lincoln Center" reviewed by Nick Catalano


Virtual reality and the concomitant world of digitalization has received remarkable new attention because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Every conceivable art or music entity usually presented in a live format has adapted the technology and audience responses everywhere are so favorable that this new approach will certainly continue to develop long after the present crisis ebbs. Of all the virtual musical programming experienced in the last weeks none has impressed more than the “Worldwide Concert for Our ...


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