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2019 Winter JazzFest's Weekend Marathon: A Survival Guide

Read "2019 Winter JazzFest's Weekend Marathon: A Survival Guide" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

With each passing year, Winter JazzFest—New York's premiere jazz festival—has expanded the number of venues presenting an increasingly diverse array of musicians. There are several ways to approach a programme as dense and exciting as the 2019 edition of the two-day Marathon spanning January 11th and 12th. Thanks to an embarrassment of riches, festival goers face some difficult choices but your friends at All About Jazz are here to help ensure you have the best possible experience. Our suggestions reflect ...


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Meshell Ndegeocello: The Spirit Music Jamia: Dance of the Infidel

Read "The Spirit Music Jamia: Dance of the Infidel" reviewed by Kurt Gottschalk

Making jazz records is easy. Anyone with half a name and the slightest interest (read: Lea DeLaria and Queen Latifah) can hire a bassist and book a session. You don't really need any ideas, just a wisp of a voice and a desire to be “moody. Fortunately Meshell Ndegeocello is smarter than that. She's hung with Madonna and the Stones and recorded rock and funk records, but her foray into grownup art (or whatever) is more than a ...


Album Review

Meshell Ndegeocello: The Spirit Music Jamia: Dance of the Infidel

Read "The Spirit Music Jamia: Dance of the Infidel" reviewed by John Kelman

Probably the biggest surprise of guitarist Pat Metheny's By Invitation series at the recently concluded 26th Montreal Jazz Festival was his late night performance with bassist/vocalist/composer Meshell Ndegeocello. Metheny played with a variety of artists during his four-day, five-show run, but only during his collaboration with Ndegeocello's band did he actually relinquish leadership. Standing off to the side of the stage, he let the diminutive Ndegeocello dominate--not only in terms of contributing the lion's share of the music, but also ...


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