Catching Up With

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

Less formal than our standard interviews with a focus on an artist's recent recording project or tour.

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Bill Stewart Interview

Read "Bill Stewart Interview" reviewed by Mike Brannon

From the 1995-2003 archive: This article first appeared at All About Jazz in May 2002. Upon joining The John Scofield group in the mid '80s it seemed like drummer Bill Stewart just appeared out of nowhere. They of course did a number of tours and studio dates together while word got around about Stewart's unique sound and approach to the kit and music. More recently an extensive, high profile tour with Pat Metheny's trio project brought his name ...

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Dave Stryker: The Positive Force Of Blue Soul

Read "Dave Stryker: The Positive Force Of Blue Soul" reviewed by Kyle Simpler

Dave Stryker is passionate about music and its positive energy. From his time working with Jack McDuff and Stanley Turrentine to his years as a solo artist, Stryker has established himself as one of the foremost jazz guitarists around. He also teaches at Indiana University, Montclair State University, Rutgers University, and has an online instructional workshop at ArtistWorks. With the album, Blue Soul (Strikezone Records, 2020), Stryker teams up with Bob Mintzer and the WDR Big Band from Cologne, Germany. ...

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Ryan Porter: Coming to you Live from Paris

Read "Ryan Porter: Coming to you Live from Paris" reviewed by Aaron Paschal

Los Angeles trombonist, Ryan Porter is set to release his first West Coast Get Down live album entitled Live in Paris at New Morning. In this interview, Porter talks about his experience performing on his first European tour, recording the live album, his relationship with Roy Hargrove and the importance of Social Ambassadors. New Morning This live album was recorded at the world- famous New Morning Jazz Club in Paris, France on October 17, 2019 during my very ...

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Barbara Reed: Mystery and Music

Read "Barbara Reed: Mystery and Music" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello

Pianist, composer and author, jny: Los Angeles-based Barbara Reed is not only a triple artistic threat, but, she has combined all of those abundant skills in a way that is literally novel. Originally from suburban jny: Chicago and having studied at Berklee, Reed has developed a long, celebrated performing career in L.A. Her debut album as leader, This Was Meant to Be (Rare Sound, 1985) received outstanding reviews. A published author who favors musical titles (High Notes Are ...

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Kassa Overall: I Think I'm Good

Read "Kassa Overall: I Think I'm Good" reviewed by Serena Antinucci

We might never know what exactly happens in the creative mind of Brooklyn-based producer and drummer Kassa Overall. However, his latest album, I Think I'm Good (Brownswood Recordings), gives us an insight in his swirling imagination. The sophomore release by one of the brightest musicians of the New York jazz scene, I Think I'm Good reaches even deeper than his debut album Go Get Ice Cream and Listen to Jazz (2019). Overall breaks down barriers among genres, ...

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How Do We Keep The Music Playing?

Read "How Do We Keep The Music Playing?" reviewed by La-Faithia White

While most of us across the country and overseas have been confined to our homes due to COVID-19, normal life as we once knew, has changed. Typically in April we are celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month outdoors with friends, and attending jazz concerts. Now more than ever, this is a time where we must appreciate and support jazz musicians across the globe. To date, we have lost the following musicians to COVID-19. Saxophonist Lee Konitz, pianist Ellis Marsalis, guitarist ...

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André Peloso: A promising Brazilian guitarist and educator

Read "André Peloso: A promising Brazilian guitarist and educator" reviewed by Samuel Quinto FRSA

André Peloso, one of the most prominent guitarists in the current Brazilian jazz scene, tells us a little about his career as a composer. He also lets us know more about his musical influences and what it was like to record his successful album Na Escuta (Self Produced, 2018). All About Jazz: Recently your music was featured on the track of the day here at All About Jazz. Talk a little bit about this song. André ...


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