Articles

Daily articles carefully curated by the All About Jazz staff. Read our popular and future articles.

ALBUM REVIEWS

Eddie Allen: Push

Read "Push" reviewed by Everett R. Davis

Seasoned trumpeter, composer and educator Eddie Allen's highly awaited Push is a mix of mainstream jazz with generous sprinklings of urban flavors and reggae thrown into the mix. Allen and the excellent group of musicians he assembled for this release is simply riveting, with pure jazz and catchy flowing rhythms from start to finish. Allen states that the goal of this project was simply to create some good, “fun to listen to music." The album opens with ...

ALBUM REVIEWS

The Aggregation, Under the Direction of Eddie Allen: Groove's Mood

Read "Groove's Mood" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Trumpeter, composer, educator and band leader Eddie Allen is a very busy New York artist currently leading a quartet, quintet, a Latin/Brazilian group and the seventeen-piece big band, The Aggregation, the latter debuting with Groove's Mood. Allen which claims to have one goal: “To have the listener in a finger-snappin,' head bobbin,' toe-tappin,' feel good mood from beginning to end." With ten pieces of blues, samba, and shuffle to ballad, spiritual and R& B classics, including instrumentals as well as ...

MEGAPHONE

Music: The Universal Language

Read "Music: The Universal Language" reviewed by AAJ Staff

By Eddie Allen One of the most common phrases concerning music used by musicians and non-musicians alike is “Music is the universal language." But what does that really mean to people? When asked, for the most part the non-musician might say, “You can listen to any kind of music and appreciate it." The musician might say, “You can walk into a musical situation and sit in with musicians from other countries, races or cultures." At any rate, if ...

ALBUM REVIEWS

Salongo: Salongo

Read "Salongo" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

Sãlongo is a combo with a three horn front line that is dedicated to playing Brazilian and Afro-Cuban music and whose name translates loosely from a Zairian expression, “we come together to create something beautiful out of love." Although the front line players are not natives of either of these parts of the world, the rhythm section does indeed come from both Central and South America.

Sãlongo is the creation of trumpeter, composer, and arranger, Eddie Allen who ...


ENGAGE!

Enter our contest giveaways

Contest Giveaways

Enter our contests with a single button click and win a chance at albums or concert tickets.

Contest Guidelines

Reader's Poll: Have a favorite record label or labels? Let us know.

Favorite Record Labels Poll

From legendary labels like Blue Note and Verve to independent imprints, vote for your favorites.

More Polls

Livestresm at Jazz Near You

Publisher's Desk

An afternoon with singer, song-writer and multi-instrumentalist Joanna Wallfisch. Watch here.

MORE POSTS

Shop for Music

Start your music shopping from All About Jazz and you'll support us in the process. Learn how.