Live Review

Reporting on live jazz from around the globe.

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John Richmond, Allen Farnham, Bill Moring and Steve Johns at The Turning Point Cafe

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John Richmond, Allen Farnham, Bill Moring, Steve Johns The Turning Point Cafe Piermont, NY June 7, 2021 The return of Monday night jazz at The Turning Point Café felt like good old times. The series has been running since 2007 and the last date was March 9, 2020. In addition to an air of anticipation prior to the opening set, familiar, reassuring signs were in evidence. An aging trumpeter sat at a table blowing into ...

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Brad Mehldau Trio Live At The Konzerthaus

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Brad Mehldau Trio Konzerthaus Vienna May 26, 2021 After the prolonged dry spell of concert-less months owing to the Covid Pandemic, pretty much any live music was likely to attract an audience to the Konzerthaus in Vienna to experience the magic of space and sound in person, and in real-time once again. The fact that Brad Mehldau's trio would be one of the first acts re-opening the long-awaited Austrian live season only made that ...

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Holding Hands & Article XI At The Norfolk & Norwich Festival

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Holding Hands & Article XI The Garage Norfolk & Norwich Festival Norwich, UK May 25, 2021 With the UK slowly reopening as the vaccination program diminishes the reach of Covid 19, live performance once more becomes a possibility. Major kudos to the Norfolk & Norwich Festival team for pressing ahead with live programming of not just this event but much of the rest of the two-week-long annual festivities, albeit with reduced, socially distanced ...

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Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville

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Various venues Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville Victoriaville, Quebec May 21-23, 2021 It seems appropriate that a festival of forward-looking music should be the first organization to present live indoor concerts in Quebec in more than a year. After having to cancel the 2020 edition of the Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville (aka Victo, or FIMAV) and facing the unpalatable prospect of a second year without a 37th edition, festival director ...

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Moers Festival 2021

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Moers Festival Moers, Germany May 21-24, 2021 In a year that passed since the previous Moers Festival, the Covid 19 pandemic caused a lot of bad news regarding concert cancellations, closed venues, and further issues in the already challenging lives of professional musicians around the world. Thus, the success of this year's Moers event was a true cause of joy and a sigh of relief for performers, audiences, and the industry. The four-day ...

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Scottish National Jazz Orchestra Plays Ayler at St. Giles' Cathedral

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Scottish National Jazz Orchestra St. Giles' Cathedral Where Rivers Meet Edinburgh, Scotland May 15, 2021 Albert Ayler was an expressive and accomplished voice in the free jazz movement who was greatly respected by his peers. None other than John Coltrane encouraged the tenor saxophonist to join Impulse! records and even to play for his funeral, which Ayler did alongside fellow free jazz saxophonist Ornette Coleman. Ayler focused on the music and rarely strayed into ...

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Joey DeFrancesco Quartet at Van Gelder Studio

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Joey DeFrancesco Quartet Live from Van Gelder Studio Englewood Cliffs, NJ May 15, 2021 Rudy Van Gelder (1924-2016) was a rarity among sound engineers in that his name was highlighted on many album covers and he achieved legendary status in the jazz world. He initially held recording sessions in the living room of his parents' home in Teaneck, New Jersey. In 1959, he moved to a recording studio built according to ...


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