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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Michael Cox: Compassion

Read "Compassion" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Compassion by saxophonist Michael Cox evokes thoughts of sausages. Specifically, how they're made and for what purpose. Think about it, have you ever had an unforgettable hot dog? No. Even if you ate one at the World Series, you could never call it memorable. That wasn't its objective. So, let's talk of cured meats. The luxury ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

U.S. Jazz From Denmark: Six Recent SteepleChase Releases

Read "U.S. Jazz From Denmark: Six Recent SteepleChase Releases" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

The opportunity to listen to six recently released discs on the venerable SteepleChase label (and the SteepleChase LookOut branch) is a little like reading an anthology of short stories by distinguished authors from a particular year or period. You get a hearty helping of vital, mature voices, most of whom operate somewhere in the jazz mainstream, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

TD Ottawa Jazz Festival 2016

Read "TD Ottawa Jazz Festival 2016" reviewed by John Kelman

TD Ottawa Jazz Festival
Ottawa, Canada
June 22 -July 3, 2016

It's hard to believe, with seasons that move quickly from spring into summer, that it was time, once again, for the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival. Now in its 36th year, the festival has grown from a weekend event into a full-blown, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

John Scofield: Past Present

Read "Past Present" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

John Scofield alterna ciclicamente immersioni nel rock e dintorni con altre jazzisticamente vivaci e ricche di blues feeling. Dopo la recente pubblicazione di un live del '99 con la rock band statunitense Gov't Mule (Sco-Mule, Evil Teen 2015) oggi rinnova una lontana collaborazione con il sassofonista Joe Lovano: era con lui nel quartetto che agli inizi ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

John Scofield and Joe Lovano at the Regattabar

Read "John Scofield and Joe Lovano at the Regattabar" reviewed by Dave Dorkin

John Scofield and Joe Lovano
Regattabar
Cambridge, MA
September 18, 2015

John Scofield has appeared in so many different musical settings, particularly in the past twenty years, that it is easy to forget that while he is capable of exquisite blues, funk, rock and fusion, it is in ...

Jeff Hirshfield on Rich Perry's SteepleChase Recordings

Read "Jeff Hirshfield on Rich Perry's SteepleChase Recordings" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

"Some drummers get carried away and stop listening, maybe because we are doing four or five things at the same time. You want to see if things will work out or not, but you're not paying enough attention...We think we need to make everything happen, but it's not true: Everything is already happening, all you need ...

The Lalama Brothers: Erie Avenue

Read "Erie Avenue" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The Lalama brothers have logged plenty of miles in the jazz world, but Erie Avenue, so named for the street where the brothers grew up in West Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, is the first record they've ever put out together.

Pianist Dave Lalama has worked with everybody from drum titan Buddy Rich to vocal icon ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Steve Slagle: Evensong

Read "Evensong" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Saxophonist Steve Slagle is a consummate leader often pegged as a sideman; with a résumé that includes stints with big band legends like Woody Herman and Lionel Hampton, left-of-center trailblazers like pianist Carla Bley, Latin giants like Ray Barretto and modern day marvels like tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano, it's easy to see why some people may ...

NEWS: EVENT

American Jazz Foundation: New York City, NY, April, 2012

American Jazz Foundation: New York City, NY, April, 2012

By Cynthia Karena American Jazz Foundation
Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
New York City
April 2012 On a sunny day in New York, I'm listening to a talented saxophonist belting out incredible jazz standards in Central Park. I hang around for an hour, leave five dollars in his case and go for a walk. ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Drummer Matt Wilson Interviewed at All About Jazz...And More!

Drummer Matt Wilson Interviewed at All About Jazz...And More!

Drummer Matt Wilson must surely be in the running for the title of hardest-working man in jazz. Wilson is a composer, bandleader, producer and teacher. As a leader, his projects include the Matt Wilson Quartet, Arts & Crafts, Christmas Tree-O and the Carl Sandburg Project. He has been in bands with luminaries such as Joe Lovano, John Scofield, Charlie Haden, ...