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ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Randy Weston: Brooklyn, Africa e ritorno

Read "Randy Weston: Brooklyn, Africa e ritorno" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Per ricordare il grande pianista statunitense, riproponiamo un'intervista del 1999 che ripercorre la sua vita e la sua carriera, dalla nascita a Brooklyn agli anni passati in Africa fino alla consacrazione dopo il rientro negli Stati Uniti.

Ogni anno, la facoltà di musica dell'università di Harvard, dedica parte del suo calendario accademico all'analisi ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Anton Schwartz

Jazz Musician of the Day: Anton Schwartz

All About Jazz is celebrating Anton Schwartz's birthday today!

“What I require for music to really captivate me,” Anton says, “is groove and intellect working in tandem. Music that gets into your bones, into your head and into your heart.” From Louis Armstrong and Lester Young to Charlie Parker and John Coltrane, jazz’s greatest improvisers ...

Robert Kennedy: Closer To Home

Read "Closer To Home" reviewed by Geannine Reid

Robert Kennedy has an interesting story: by day he works for Google; by night he is an organist in the San Francisco jazz scene. Though it is not unusual for musicians to have two careers these days, as let's face it, musicians are still being paid rates from the '70s for playing music. Kennedy hails originally ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Anton Schwartz

Jazz Musician of the Day: Anton Schwartz

All About Jazz is celebrating Anton Schwartz's birthday today!

“What I require for music to really captivate me,” Anton says, “is groove and intellect working in tandem. Music that gets into your bones, into your head and into your heart.” From Louis Armstrong and Lester Young to Charlie Parker and John Coltrane, jazz’s greatest improvisers ...

ARTICLE: BAILEY'S BUNDLES

Female Vocals 2017 II – Cheryl Fisher, Natalia M. King, Beata Pater, Ellen Andersson, Cecilia Persson

Read "Female Vocals 2017 II – Cheryl Fisher, Natalia M. King, Beata Pater, Ellen Andersson, Cecilia Persson" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

The ladies just keep on coming...

Cheryl Fisher
Quietly There
OA2 Records
2016

Vocalist Cheryl Fisher was once called, “Canada's best-kept secret." After five well-received recordings, Fisher weighs in with her sixth release, Quietly There on the Origin Arts AO2 imprint, using what could ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Nicolas Bearde: Invitation

Read "Invitation" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

A jewel always shines brightest when placed in just the right setting, and boy does this album emphasize that point. When Nicholas Bearde's soulful and affecting baritone sits atop these impeccably tailored arrangements of sterling standards, the results are absolutely stunning.

With his four previous albums, the Bay Area-based Bearde has managed to ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Saxophonist Anton Schwartz's "Flash Mob" Featured on the All About Jazz Home Page

Saxophonist Anton Schwartz's "Flash Mob" Featured on the All About Jazz Home Page

Don't miss one of the best jazz CDs of 2014! Available for a full week on the All About Jazz home page. Look for the Flash Mob SoundCloud player directly under the Featured Stories box Anton Schwartz's first solo release in seven years, Flash Mob, had a long Top Ten run on the U.S. Jazz Radio charts and ...

NEWS: CONTEST

Enter the "Anton Schwartz - Flash Mob" Giveaway at All About Jazz!

Enter the "Anton Schwartz - Flash Mob" Giveaway at All About Jazz!

All About Jazz members are invited to enter the “Anton Schwartz - Flash Mob“ giveaway contest starting today. We'll select FIVE winners at the conclusion of the contest on June 3rd. Click here to enter the contest (Tracking Anton Schwartz at AAJ automatically enters you in the contest.) Good luck! About Anton Schwartz “What I require for music to really captivate ...

NEWS: WEBSITE

Jazz Musician Database Retooled and Relaunched at All About Jazz

Jazz Musician Database Retooled and Relaunched at All About Jazz

All About Jazz's musician section, home to nearly 58,000 profiles, was redesigned for improved navigation and to shine a more intense spotlight on features including musician tracking, musician discovery, crowdfunding support, teaching credentials, and a musician's SoundCloud player and Bandcamp player. "A musician's profile is center to their activities at All About Jazz and is fully integrated ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Anton Schwartz: Flash Mob

Read "Flash Mob" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

While attending Harvard University, Anton Schwartz held down the first tenor saxophone chair in its jazz band, yet relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he became a significant jazz force, also serving as an educator and mentor. Flash Mob--which is perhaps his most robust album to date--denotes his fifth venture as a leader and ...