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A Professionals Guide To Live Streaming Jazz

Read "A Professionals Guide To Live Streaming Jazz" reviewed by Robert Bullington

If you're reading this, you're likely either a performer, or own / manage a performance venue. Are you wondering how to stay connected with your audiences? Are you thinking about maximizing your reach, after all the quarantines and stay-at-home orders are lifted? Internet livestreaming could help you reach audiences who can't leave their homes now, and may help you expand your audience after the crisis begins to recede. Some important questions to ask are: How much of the ...

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James Brandon Lewis and Chad Taylor: Live In Willisau

Read "Live In Willisau" reviewed by Troy Dostert

Somewhat forgotten amidst the excitement surrounding James Brandon Lewis' UnRuly Manifesto (Relative Pitch, 2019) was the excellent release that preceded it. Radiant Imprints (Off, 2018), a duo release with drummer Chad Taylor, put the focus squarely on Lewis' extraordinary tenor saxophone prowess and his strong accord with one of the most in-demand drummers in creative jazz. If it didn't have quite the stylistic eclecticism of its successor, it was nevertheless a stimulating release that showed Lewis could more than hold ...

LIVE REVIEWS

Fabio Mittino at Keep Music Live Project

Read "Fabio Mittino at Keep Music Live Project" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Fabio Mittino Keep Music Live Project March 29, 2020 Italian guitarist Fabio Mittino has performed in the Asheville, NC-area Streamside Concerts house concerts series in his acoustic duo with Bert Lams (of the California Guitar Trio) playing the music of Gurdjieff/De Hartmann. So he was a natural for inclusion in the Asheville-based Keep Music Live Project series of online concerts (a collaboration between Streamside Music, Dream Guitars, Fretboard Journal, Deb Cornish Audio, and Asheville Music School). ...

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Albare: Albare Plays Jobim

Read "Albare Plays Jobim" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Guitarist and composer Albare, who discovered the sounds of Antonio Carlos Jobim in 1972, now pays tribute to the “father of the bossa nova" on an incredibly gorgeous session of light music with strings, the outstanding Albare Plays Jobim. Paying homage to the greatest exponent of Brazilian music is not easy and using the guitar, which Tom Jobim was often drawn to, makes comparisons an issue. Albare may be the better player—even though these days he only plays by ear, ...

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Nuphar Fey: Serenity Island

Read "Serenity Island" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

Something restless and antediluvian holds the heart of Serenity Island, Israeli pianist Nuphar Fey's Hypnote debut. It comes at you like the sea winds which open the exotic chamber jazz muse “Wind of South" then passes over you warmly, with all its ghosts and lost voices as the music moves on. With a stunningly global vision, equally sparse and cinematic, Fey walks one very fine line. She can take a richly lyrical statement (with which Serenity Island clearly ...

ALBUM REVIEWS

Dimitar Karamfilov: Ecology

Read "Ecology" reviewed by Toj Samaz

Dimitar Karamfilov is a sought after Bulgarian double bassist. Ecology is his debut as a leader. The album addresses one of the common issues of the 21st century—pollution and human irresponsibility. It features some of the well known Bulgarian musicians like drummer Hristo Yotsov, saxophonist Vladimir Karparov (playing soprano), pianist Konstantin Kostov and trumpeter Mihail Yosifov. Тhe album tops out at 71 minutes. It feels long, it might as well be two separate albums. The opening track hints ...

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Kirk Knuffke, Charles Lloyd, FIDOqrtet and More

Read "Kirk Knuffke, Charles Lloyd, FIDOqrtet and More" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

This episode has several excellent contemporary trumpet/cornet/flugelhorn players scattered throughout the playlist: players like Brian Groder (new recording Luminous Arcs ), Dan Rosenboom, Kirk Knuffke, Nate Wooley (with Harris Eisenstadt), Ron Horton and Rob Mazurek (Chicago Underground Quartet). Those horns are staples of big bands too, so you'll hear plenty in the music from Sweden's Maluba Orchestra, the Webber-Morris Big Band and Satoko Fujii's Orchestra New York. Charles Lloyd's latest is sampled as well, and wait until you hear the ...


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