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Lakecia Benjamin: Pursuance: The Coltranes

Read "Pursuance: The Coltranes" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Over the years, there have been many recorded tributes to John Coltrane but saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin takes the concept farther by paying homage to the work of both John and his wife, Alice Coltrane. Benjamin plays their compositions in a wide range of settings with a large cast of musicians, including a couple who actually worked with one or both of the Coltranes. There are treatments here that hew close to the spiritual and mystical force of the ...

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New Music for Dat Same Old Lockdown Routine

Read "New Music for Dat Same Old Lockdown Routine" reviewed by Patrick Burnette

As lockdown enters day number “both of us have lost count, haven't you? ," the boys decide to check out some new releases. There's a prestige project celebrating the First Couple of jazz, offerings from North and South of the US border, and a lo-fi jam session cut and pasted for your listening pleasure. Then Pat apologizes for the Alan Parsons Project and the Damned. Somebody has to. Playlist Discussion of Gabriel Chakarji's album New Beginning (Self Produced) ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Lakecia Benjamin: Pursuance: The Coltranes

Read "Pursuance: The Coltranes" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

Maybe it's the nuances she's picked up sharing stages with Rashied Ali, Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys, or a deep intuition not only into jazz, but also into James Brown and Sly and the Family Stone. Perhaps it's her Washington Heights sidewalk sense that, no matter the game, you play and play alike. Or that you learn from the past only by rethinking its effects on the future. These are just some of the questions possibly worth pondering during the ...

RADIO

A Jazz Immuno-Booster: Part 2

Read "A Jazz Immuno-Booster: Part 2" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Our sequestration continues. But so does this mix-tape series featuring music selected by jazz musicians to whom we have asked to share one song they rely on when they need to be uplifted, or soothed, and to make us fly beyond the walls that keep us protected from the greatest pandemic of our generation. The second installment of this mix-tape series features selections by Yazz Ahmed, Duke Amayo of Antibalas, The Ahn Trio, Luca Aquino, Lakecia Benjamin, Steven ...

RADIO

Lakecia Benjamin, Kenny Barron-Dave Holland, Kassa Overall & New Releases

Read "Lakecia Benjamin, Kenny Barron-Dave Holland, Kassa Overall & New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

In our weekly exploration of new releases, here are beautiful albums featuring piano trios, adventurous guitarists, Miles Davis alumni, a tribute to John Coltrane and vocalists that explore electro-acoustic soundscapes. Happy listening! PlaylistBen Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Franck Amsallem “Baton Rouge" Gotham Goodbye (jazz&people) 0:16 Host talks 4:34 Marco Bardoscia “Primavera" The Future Is a Tree (Tuk) 6:41 Lynne Arriale Trio “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child" ...

RADIO

Lakecia Benjamin in Conversation

Read "Lakecia Benjamin in Conversation" reviewed by Nick Davies

Welcome to the first installment of The Crazeology Radio Show on All About Jazz where I play a mix of new and old tunes with a focus on progressive jazz as well as songs with a beat. This week's show includes an interview with saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin where we discuss her new album Rise (Ropeadope), Playlist Dominique Vantomme feat. Tony Levin, Michel Delville “Double Down" from Vigir (Moonjune) 02:09 Dusan Jevtovic “No Answer" from, Live At Home (Moonjune) ...


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