Articles by Michael Ricci

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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)

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Top 25 "Read" Album Reviews: 2016

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All About Jazz tracks how often an album review is read, and the reviews listed below represent our top twelve published in 2016. Evolution Dr. Lonnie Smith by Dan Bilawsky Published: January 4, 2016 Spark Hiromi by Jeff Winbush Published: April 1, 2016 A Multitude of Angels Keith Jarrett by Karl Ackermann Published: ...

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Top 25 "Recommended" Album Reviews: 2016

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All About Jazz tracks how often an album review is recommended, and the reviews listed below represent our top 25 published in 2016. Local Color University of Northern Iowa Jazz Band One 2014-15 by Jack Bowers Published: February 9, 2016 Blues, Ballads, and Beyond: Influences Outside the Concert Hall Mark Hetzler by C. Michael Bailey Published: March 5, 2016 ...

WHAT IS JAZZ?

Jazz Stories: 2016

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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, 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 2016. New stories arrive daily and we've gathered over 3,000 to date--that's over EIGHT years of jazz stories! Inspired, touching, funny, helpful (to newbies) or simply providing snapshots ...

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 2016 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: The Innovation Game

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2015 marked All About Jazz's 20th year online. From the humble beginnings as a simple link site to the largest database in jazz media, AAJ has continually improved over the years and through some inspired stretches, has made significant advancements for jazz online. For me personally, operating All About Jazz since its inception has been a rewarding and life changing experience. And though it hasn't been without its dramatic moments, we have always navigated through the rough patches and improved ...

THE BIG QUESTION

How are you celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month or International Jazz Day?

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Jazz Appreciation Month (April) and International Jazz Day (April 30) represent opportunities to program special events and bring together communities to draw public attention to jazz and its extraordinary heritage. Your friends at All About Jazz celebrate jazz and the musicians who make the music every day of the year. In addition to providing daily coverage and distributing jazz events across the internet, we're also organizing a house concert effort to present jazz in homes around the ...

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All About Jazz: Upgrades Continue... Move pending

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If you visited All About Jazz between mid-December and the first week of February, then there was a good chance that our website was either slow or (worse) timed out. We apologize for the inconvenience but we were dealing with two very serious technical issues that have since been resolved. Now that we're back on track, we're excited to roll up our sleeves and get back to doing what we do best: innovate. But first, we'll ...


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