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Articles by Michael Ricci

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Jazz Stories: 2017

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All About Jazz--a longstanding internet destination for all things jazz--is a community bound by its love of the music. Since March 2016, we've solicited jazz stories from our members asking them to answer any of a handful of questions and we wanted to recognize some of our submissions from 2017. New stories arrive daily and we've gathered over thousands to date--well over EIGHT years of jazz stories! Inspired, touching, funny, helpful (to newbies) or simply providing ...

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12 Most Read Album Reviews: 2017

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All About Jazz tracks how often an album review is read, and the reviews listed below represent the top 12 published in 2017. There Is No Love David Sylvian by Phil Barnes Published: July 18, 2017 Bright Lights & Promises: Redefining Janis Ian Sarah Partridge by Dan Bilawsky Published: April 14, 2017 Official Bootleg: Live in Chicago, June 28th, 2017 King Crimson by ...

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10 Most Read Articles: 2017

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All About Jazz tracks how often an article is read, and the articles listed below represent our top ten published in 2017. Interview John McLaughlin's American Farewell Tour with Jimmy Herring by Alan Bryson Published: September 5, 2017 Building a Jazz Library Forget Old Europe: 15 European Jazz Musicians You Need To Know About by Enrico Bettinello Published: August 16, 2017 DVD/Film Reviews Bill ...

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10 Most Downloaded Tracks: 2017

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All About Jazz tracks how often a featured MP3 is downloaded, and the following represent our top ten in 2017. If you missed them the first time around, give them a listen now, and enjoy! The Hour Has Come (01:51) Mario Duenas From: Cosmic Crossword (Self Produced) Featured: 2017-04-29 70,213 downloads Make It Rain Love My Way (5:17) Tony Adamo ...

WEBSITE NEWS

Giving Thanks & Sharing the Jazz Love

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We're celebrating Thanksgiving by recognizing two very important groups of people: our fund drive supporters who helped make much of the 2017 website improvements possible and our staff who contributed articles and reviews to All About Jazz daily. Both contributions were immeasurable and we thank you all for your generosity, passion and friendship. The good people who support this website are as cool and as essential as the music itself. Thanks again! A daily commitment since 1995

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All About Jazz Website Tips: 2017

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I think it's safe to say that All About Jazz (which includes Jazz Near You) far exceeds any reader's expectations when they first visit the website. We regularly introduce new sections, new features, and we keep our design fresh with the goal of constantly raising the bar we set 22 years ago. As a result, we have much to offer our fund drive supporters, our members, our advertisers, and our readers. As we scale our platform to offer more features ...

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re: our recent Araminta review

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Dear All About Jazz readers, First, I sincerely apologize for the article that appeared on this page at All About Jazz the other day. Under normal circumstances, it would not have been published, but this one slipped through and I take full responsibility for it. Also, let me be 100% clear that the views of the author were his own and not reflective of my views or All About Jazz's in general. We have editorial guidelines ...

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What We Liked: 2016

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We took our top lists, found the common recordings, added a dozen of my personal faves, and presented them here for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy, and feel free to post your 2016 favorites in the comments section below. Wadada Leo SmithAmerica's National ParksCuneiform Records Michael Formanek The DistanceECM Records Frank KimbroughSolsticePirouet Records Andreas Loven District SixLosen Records Keith Jarrett ...

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Top 30 MP3 Downloads: 2016

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All About Jazz tracks how often a featured MP3 is downloaded, and the following represent our top 30 in 2016. If you missed them the first time around, give them a listen now, and enjoy! Nuevo Día By: Javier Alcántara From: Resilience (Youkali Music S.l.) Featured: 2016-12-31 Stella By Starlight By: Mort Weiss From: Mort Weiss Is a Jazz Reality Show (SMS Jazz)