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Get to Know Us (in 2021)

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By MICHAEL RICCI
May 6, 2021
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A true marvel of the internet, All About Jazz periodically reinvents itself and we've updated some of our intro pages to reflect the many changes that have occurred over the past several years. For a refresher, please see below... Welcome Welcome to All About Jazz, a web site produced by jazz fans who love the web and its infinite possibilities to support our music. Our ongoing mission (of 25 years) is to provide information and opinion about jazz ...

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Welcome to All About Jazz

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By MICHAEL RICCI
May 3, 2021
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Welcome to All About Jazz, a web site produced by jazz fans who love the web and its infinite possibilities to support our music. Our ongoing mission (of 25 years) is to provide information and opinion about jazz from the past, present, and future. We aim to inform and entertain our readers and provide promotional tools for working jazz professionals. Our diverse offerings are neatly categorized and easily accessible from the EXPLORE button (see top left), from our SEARCH button ...

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Support All About Jazz and Our Passion to Build

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By MICHAEL RICCI
April 15, 2021
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Imagine All About Jazz... free from the commercial ad clutter that sometimes obstructs content, causes additional scrolling or page movement... I know exactly what that's like and it's glorious. :-) The pages load fast, they're cleaner, and it's how the website was meant to be viewed. And you can enjoy that same experience for as little as $20 a year. Our goal has always been two-fold: deliver an ever-evolving, immersive and entertaining experience for our readers and support ...

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Like it... really, really like it

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By MICHAEL RICCI
March 13, 2021
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As part of our spring cleaning effort to optimize our CSS and improve our appearance, we're spending time improving sitewide word choice / language. You may have noticed the “Recommend" button changed to a “Like" button and there are a few reasons for that: “like" is more common, it's shorter, and in our opinion, “recommend" required some brain activity where “like" does not. :-) The button functions exactly the same and we still maintain “top" reports, but now ...

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All About Jazz... Looking Good... Again!

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By MICHAEL RICCI
March 2, 2021
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All About Jazz is a 25 year work in progress. We're determined to improve every facet of our platform, from how it functions technically, our security, the unique features we've built to promote jazz, to our appearance. There's always a constant challenge to keep pace with changing technologies... oftentimes, what was “standard" two years ago is obsolete today, and your friends at AAJ continually invest in remaining current. As we continue to migrate our source code ...

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In Memoriam: Chick Corea

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By MICHAEL RICCI
February 15, 2021
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The music world lost NEA Jazz Master Chick Corea who, as Charles Lloyd Tweeted, “left town" on February 9, 2021. Chick was always generous with his time granting AAJ several interviews over the years. Jim Worsley's October interview with Chick would represent his last. A personal favorite of All About Jazz, we will miss Chick's music, his kind spirit and his positive energy. Barche Lamsel indeed! Interviews Chick Corea: The Passing Of A Giant (February 2021) Chick Corea: ...

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Tune In... Our Radio and Podcast Schedule

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By MICHAEL RICCI
February 3, 2021
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All About Jazz presents curated radio programs and podcasts daily and our current programs are featured in the RADIO & PODCASTS section on the home page and in column two of all other pages. You can view our entire archive of shows from the radio and podcast landing page by clicking EXPLORE (up top). Each show is published on a specific day of the week and you can view our broadcast schedule below. Happy listening! If ...

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Oh Happy Day!

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By MICHAEL RICCI
January 21, 2021
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Like others, AAJ HQ was caught up in the pageantry and spectacle of yesterday's Inaugural celebration. We even tuned into the Celebrating America special hosted by Tom Hanks. What stood out to me was Vice President Kamala Harris' speech, to quote... “We not only dream, we do." and “A great experiment takes great determination. The will to do the work and then the wisdom to keep refining, keep tinkering, keep perfecting..." That sounds a lot like All About Jazz to ...

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Best Jazz Releases of 2020

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By MICHAEL RICCI
December 11, 2020
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Time Magazine has dubbed 2020 “The Worst Year Ever," but as All About Jazz's Karl Ackermann affirms, “Yet, amid doom-scrolling, the creative music community did its best to adjust to the chaos, uncertainty, and isolation and produced more excellent recordings than in any year in recent memory." And with that we present our Best Releases of 2020. I'll append to this post as we publish new lists. Chris May's Best Releases Of ...

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A run on interviews

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By MICHAEL RICCI
November 30, 2020
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We had a recent spate of interviews and we've compiled them for your reading pleasure... Elina Duni & Rob Luft: Songs Of Love And Exile Artemis: A Band For the Times Patrick Cornelius: From ECM to Acadia National Park Ada Rovatti: Big Sax, Big Heart, Big Shoes Randy Brecker: Fusion Pioneer Still Blazing The Trails Chick Corea: In The Present Tense Matthew Halsall: A New Dawn Trio Grande: Three instruments, three nationalities, one supergroup Pete Bennie & ...

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