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NEWS: RECORDING

Drummer Sasha Mashin Releases "Outside The Box" on Rainy Days Records

Drummer Sasha Mashin Releases "Outside The Box" on Rainy Days Records

“When I lived in jny: St. Petersburg, Sasha to me was the main drummer—the most creative, most contemporary, most looking-forward, everything else. When he moved to jny: Moscow, I actually left, too, and one reason was because playing with him regularly wasn’t possible any more.” —Zhenya Strigalev One Russian equivalent of “outside the box” (вне коробки [vne ...

NEWS: EVENT

Jazz At Lincoln Center To Screen Acclaimed Thomas Chapin Film on Friday, March 10th

Jazz At Lincoln Center To Screen Acclaimed Thomas Chapin Film on Friday, March 10th

Jazz at Lincoln Center will screen the award-winning music documentary Night Bird Song: The Incandescent Life of Thomas Chapin on Friday, March 10th. The free showing will be at 7 p.m. at the Irene Diamond Education Center at the Frederick P. Rose Hall on Broadway at 60th Street, 5th floor (Columbus Circle). Seating is limited to 160 ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Duke Pearson: WAHOO!

Read "WAHOO!" reviewed by Greg Simmons

Duke Pearson occupied an unusual position within Blue Note Record's roster of artists. In addition to recording as both leader and sideman he also served as the label's A&R man, following in the footsteps of Ike Quebec. Pearson also served as the arranger on many albums, including sessions--Stanley Turrentine's Rough 'n' Tumble, comes to mind--where other ...

ARTICLE: GENERAL ARTICLES

Arancio, nero e nostalgia: tempo di ristampe in casa Impulse!

Read "Arancio, nero e nostalgia: tempo di ristampe in casa Impulse!" reviewed by Luca Canini

Piovono ristampe in casa Impulse!. Un diluvio benedetto a tinte arancionere che riporta sugli scaffali dei negozi classicissimi e rarità a prezzi stracciati. Non il massimo l'operazione dal punto di vista filologico: grafica discutibile, copertine originali incrociate grossolanamente, rimasterizzazione discreta ma non eccelsa, note riprodotte in miniatura e in alcuni casi praticamente illeggibili; ma il rapporto ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Wood Flute Songs: Anthology/Live 2006-2012

Read "Wood Flute Songs: Anthology/Live 2006-2012" reviewed by Mark Corroto

A box set that includes over nine hours of one musician's output could be considered indulgent. Indulgent yes, unless that musician's last name is Parker. Certainly the family of Parker we're talking about includes the bebop innovator Charlie Parker, free jazz saxophonist Evan Parker, and jazz padrone William Parker . The latter Parker is a bassist, ...

NEWS: RECORDING

William Parker 8CD Box Set Of Previously Unissued Recordings To Be Released On AUM Fidelity November 12

William Parker 8CD Box Set Of Previously Unissued Recordings To Be Released On AUM Fidelity November 12

On November 12, AUM Fidelity will release Wood Flute Songs: Anthology / Live 2006–2012, an 8CD box set of all previously unissued multi-track concert recordings by world-renowned bassist-composer-bandleader William Parker, a 2013 recipient of the Doris Duke Foundation’s Artist Award. Parker is a wonderfully prolific composer, and over half of the compositions will make their debut ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Azar Lawrence Quartet at the RG Club

Read "Azar Lawrence Quartet at the RG Club" reviewed by Chuck Koton

Azar Lawrence Quartet and Special Guests
RG Club
Venice, CA
November 2, 2012-July 21, 2013

Venetians like to consider themselves among the hipper denizens of the Los Angeles area, yet remarkably, there hasn't been a Venice jazz club in over 20 years. And any neighborhood that aspires to “hipness" better be able to boast of ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Ralph Bowen: The Power Play

Read "Ralph Bowen: The Power Play" reviewed by Diana Kondrashin

[Editor's Note: A shorter version of this interview was originally published at Jazz.Ru. It has been translated and expanded exclusively for All About Jazz.]

Ralph Bowen was born in Canada but he has pursued a jazz career in the United States for over 20 years, as tenor saxophonist, composer and arranger. He strikes neatly with ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Sharp Radway: Hymns And Things (Introspection And Reflection)

Read "Hymns And Things (Introspection And Reflection)" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

All forms of jazz are a means of artistic personalization, but gospel jazz may be the ultimate form of individualized musical expression for those who believe. It serves as an aural representation of the individual communing with a higher power, and giving thanks. A broad yet set repertoire often binds gospel jazz projects and artists together, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Sharp Radway: Hymns and Things (Introspection and Reflection)

Read "Hymns and Things (Introspection and Reflection)" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

A good dose of personal humility and devotion to a higher power can de-clutter the life and chosen form of artistic expression. In the case of pianist Sharp Radway, who comes to his gospel jazz from early musical endeavors in the church, a pure spirit of artistic expression is revealed on his debut, Hymns and Things ...