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In Memoriam: Chick Corea

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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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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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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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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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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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Rebuilding from the ground up

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Much of 2020 was spent pivoting the All About Jazz platform and making the necessary adjustments to adapt to the fallout of COVID-19. Like everyone else, All About Jazz was impacted and continues to feel the economic pinch of the pandemic. It is a precarious time, but we recognized what we were up against back in January and got to work. We spent the year making sweeping changes to the technologies that power All About Jazz & Jazz ...

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More Blast from our Past: Jazz Backstage

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All About Jazz collaborated with Joe Vella at Jazz Online to produce Jazz Backstage, a series of brief audio stories. Short lived, these six episodes ran from August to October 2011. Jack DeJohnette Musicians and drummers, in particular, across all genres have been blown away by the work of Jack DeJohnette. Whether Jack is leading his own groups or playing behind a cast of world class artists, his drumming is always fresh, inspired and most of all, ...

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Blast from our past... AAJme: a short but sweet run

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In the early years of All About Jazz we experimented with our content, presenting it in different formats. Our RSS feeds and our content widgets are still available today but our digital edition (PDF) which was the precursor to the (also) discontinued printed newspapers, was short-lived, only lasting five issues. Advertising support, which we counted on, never materialized. Still, it was fun while it lasted and it looked great. As we described it... All About Jazz ...

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More Contests, More Winners!

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We'd like to thank everyone who entered the SMOKE Sessions giveaway making it our most successful contest to date. With the growing popularity of our contests we decided to launch a new one every two weeks for the remainder of the year. Look for Diskonife Records and MoonJune Records next and be sure to enter our Summit Records giveaway which launched yesterday. In addition to Smoke Sessions Records, previous contest sponsors included Whaling City Sound, Outside In Music, ...

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Bird at 100

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Charlie Parker turns 100 today and All About Jazz turned 25 two weeks go... pour me a double! AAJ is doing its part to pay tribute to Bird with a collection of stories by jazz musicians from emerging talents (Brian Landrus) to living legends (Sonny Rollins). Read our tributes here. We plan to collect and post more in the coming weeks. We also encourage you to post to the comments section associated with the article. More ...

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