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Seven Women (Plus Three) 2018 – Part VII

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Well, that didn't take long. What started as “Five Women" quickly grew into the present “Seven Women" and will continue to the end of this year as “Seven Women (Plus Three) as a continuing reflection of the state of female vocalists and instrumentalists. We are blessed with an abundance of musical riches.

Adi Meyerson ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Brian McCarthy: The Better Angels of Our Nature

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Sassofonista e arrangiatore, insegnante all'Università del Vermont, Brian McCarthy è anche un appassionato di storia e ha pensato di realizzare un concept album ispirato alla guerra civile americana, presentando due suoi brani e sette temi dell'epoca arrangiati per medio organico.

In questo nonet troviamo veterani come il trombettista Bill Mobley (già con Harold ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Changing of the Guard: The 33rd Annual Detroit Jazz Festival

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The 33rd Annual Detroit Jazz Festival
Detroit, Michigan
August 31- September 3, 2012
They don't call it the largest free jazz festival in North America for no reason. Every Labor Day weekend in Detroit, jazz fans try to wrap their brains around the diverse and generous offerings of one of the country's most successful jazz festivals, ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Steve Gadd's "Live at Voce" (Deluxe Edition)

Steve Gadd's "Live at Voce" (Deluxe Edition)

One of the most recorded drummers of all time, Steve Gadd has worked with everyone from Chick Corea to Paul Simon, Maynard Ferguson to Eric Clapton. When it comes to his own projects, Gadd loves to play good-time groove music that has the danceable qualities and bluesiness of the best R&B along with the adventurous solos ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

"Chaography": A New Kind of Jazz Film To Be Made

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Who wants to see a movie about jazz musicians that tells a good story, accurately portrays the lives of musicians and contains good, happening music?

Show of hands not necessary. Skepticism understood, based on past history.

Yet that's exactly the lofty goal of young filmmaker Doug Chang, a jazz fan who is ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Tim Garland: Beyond the Frontier

Read "Tim Garland: Beyond the Frontier" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Composer, arranger and multi-reed virtuoso Tim Garland is a treasure the nation of the UK has yet to fully recognize. Having recorded a dozen albums in his own name, and arranged for and played in the groups of Chick Corea and Bill Bruford, Garland's pedigree as one of the leading jazz saxophonist/composers of his generation is ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Playboy Jazz Fest Announces Lineup

Playboy Jazz Fest Announces Lineup

Quincy Jones had a twofold purpose in taking the podium at Wednesday's announcement of the 31st annual Playboy Jazz Festival.

First he continued his advocacy for a secretary of the arts Cabinet position; second he introduced 23-year-old Cuban pianist Alfredo Rodriguez, whom he has taken under his wing over the past few years.

Rodriguez, who ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Oscar Peterson: Oscar Peterson: The Complete Clef/Mercury Studio Recordings of The Oscar Peterson Trio (1951-1953)

Read "Oscar Peterson: The Complete Clef/Mercury Studio Recordings of The Oscar Peterson Trio (1951-1953)" reviewed by Samuel Chell

How do you criticize pianist Oscar Peterson? The two primary meanings of such a question expose the divide among those who must confront his talent--and, like it or not, no musician or supporter of the music can duck the issues raised by the most prolifically recorded pianist in jazz history. To the one camp, Peterson's playing ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Geoffrey Keezer with Ron Blake- February 22, 2008 - Harlem in the Himalayas Jazz Series- Rubin Museum NYC

Geoffrey Keezer with Ron Blake- February 22, 2008 - Harlem in the Himalayas Jazz Series- Rubin Museum NYC

Pianist & Composer, Geoffrey Keezer will be performing in duo format with saxophonist Ron Blake as part of the Harlem in the Himalayas series at the Rubin Museum in New York City on February 22nd, 2008 -Showtime 7:00 PM Geoffrey Keezer - Piano
Ron Blake - Saxophone Harlem in the Himalayas Series
Rubin Museum ...

Geoff Keezer: Sublime: Honoring the Music of Hank Jones

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Thirty-two-year-old Midwesterner Geoff Keezer was one of the last pianists to work as a part of the Ray Brown Trio. Many writers that I have spoken with feel that he was the quintessential Ray Brown pianist. The late Mr. Brown favored double-fisted orchestral pianists with a jones for the blues but also a strong ballad sensibility. ...