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Jazzkaar 2018

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Jazzkaar 2018 Tallinn, Estonia April 20-29, 2018 In the year of Estonia's celebrations, having attained a full century as a Republic, its Jazzkaar festival continues to be amongst the very best of the European range. Held annually in Tallinn, and primarily centred around the Telliskivi Creative City, the festival continued its internationalist strategy, combining artists from the USA, UK, and multiple European countries, not least of which involved the indigenous artists of Estonia itself. ...

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Bill Evans (saxophone): Dragonfly

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The music on saxophonist Bill Evans' Dragonfly plays like the sum total of his experiences distilled into a single disc. Evans has spent more than three decades playing with the cream of the crop, including jazz heavyweights like trumpeter Miles Davis and guitarist John McLaughlin, and smooth stars such as pianist Dave Grusin and guitarist Lee Ritenour, but he doesn't always pitch his tent in the jazz camp. He's also spent time playing with Mick Jagger, Warren Haynes, The Allman ...

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Bill Evans' Soulgrass at the Iridium

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Bill Evans' Soulgrass Special EditionSpecial Guest Sam BushThe IridiumNew York, New YorkApril 2, 2009“They're like the Flecktones," I said in response to an inquiry concerning what we were about to see, “only if the Flecktones were a perfect band." Hyperbole without a doubt but, as we would soon find out, not too far off the mark.I was referring to Bill Evans (no, not that Bill Evans) and his Soulgrass ...

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Bill Evans: Soul Insider

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With the release of Soul Insider, saxophonist Bill Evans lays his own claim to the funk and groove that seems to be linear descendants from the work that Eddie Harris and Les McCann did in the 1960’s. Lest anyone mistake Evans’ intentions and the derivation of the music he honors, McCann contributes the vocals to two of the songs for which he wrote the lyrics, “Lose My Number” and “You Sure Look Good To Me.” While Evans wrote all of ...