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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Rudresh Mahanthappa: Agrima

Read "Agrima" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Lungamente atteso, viene pubblicato in questi giorni Agrima dell'Indo-Pak Coalition di Rudresh Mahanthappa, un album dove tradizione orientale e contemporaneitĂ  si fondono in percorsi articolati e avvincenti. A nove anni dall'unico lavoro discografico (Apti Innova, 2008) il trio raccoglie i tratti fondanti di quel progetto aggiungendo nuove soluzioni, in un quadro esaltante per inventiva personale e ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Outpost 186 March Highlights: Jacob William

Outpost 186 March Highlights: Jacob William

Jacob William returns his Para Quintet to Outpost 186 on Saturday March 24th after an interlude of gigs in other dubious roosts. Now that he is once more in the cozier confines of the Outpost, free of the concerns attending tavern work, he'll shine at his usual level of dazzle with his astute and earnest compadres. Laurence Cook will once ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

27th Havana International Jazz Festival: Havana, Cuba, December 15-18, 2011

Read "27th Havana International Jazz Festival: Havana, Cuba, December 15-18, 2011" reviewed by Louis Heckheimer

27th Havana International Jazz Festival
Havana International Jazz Festival Plaza
Havana, Cuba
December 15-18, 2011
[Note: This is the second of a series of articles reporting on concerts and other activities that took place, as well as profiles of Cuban musicians who took part.]
The Havana International Jazz Festival ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Havana Plaza Jazz Festival 2011: US Interests Section Jazz Party

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27th Havana Plaza Jazz Festival
Havana, Cuba
December 15-18, 2011
[Note: The Havana Plaza Jazz Festival took place in Havana, Cuba from December 15th through the 18th, 2011. This is the first of a series of articles reporting on concerts and other activities that took place as well as profiles of Cuban musicians that ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Saxophonist/Composer Neil Leonard Releases Recording "Marcel's Window" on Gasp Records.

Saxophonist/Composer Neil Leonard Releases Recording "Marcel's Window" on Gasp Records.

Neil Leonard doesn't often record as a leader, but when he does, he makes it count. For his 2001 solo debut, Timaeus, the saxophonist and composer used computers and algorithms to expand his performances. The recording was widely praised by the jazz press. All About Jazz said that the album “Serves the new music community while ...

Outpost 186 leans in to a piano laden summer for Inman Square, Cambridge

Outpost 186  leans in to a piano laden summer for Inman Square, Cambridge

Piano players are coming out of the woodwork at Outpost 186. Mothers Day saw an astonishing turnout for Matthew Shipp, who followed a solo set with a long awaited Jim Hobbs duet, sponsored in part by All About Jazz. A snippet of the night awaits below. After a respite from Memorial Day, Hans Poppel has a special concert with area colleagues on Tuesday, June 7th ...

NEWS: ADVOCACY

"On the Edge: Exploring the Creative Music Scene" Musician Panel on May 4th for Jazz Week from JazzBoston

"On the Edge: Exploring the Creative Music Scene" Musician Panel on May 4th for Jazz Week from JazzBoston

Top-flight musicians Dave Bryant, Tom Hall, John Kordalewski, and Neil Leonard carry on a lively conversation about current trends, with performances by the presenters at the Boston Public Library between 6 and 8pm in the Boston Room.

Dave worked with Ornette Coleman in Prime Time and has been contributing to the quality of musical life here for 30 years. ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Art Spaces and Institutions Are Part of the Heart of Jazz Week from JazzBoston

Jazz Week begins at lunch hour in Downtown Boston with several free public performances by area music students including the Ecce Trio, led by Henrique Eisenmann (Brazilian jazz, Latin rhythms) holding court at the Prudential Center. South Garden, Fausto Sierkowski's Unit (Improvised music) manning Downtown Crossing and the Gypsy Jazz Duo (Gypsy jazz, folk, blue grass)enhancing South Station—Main Train Terminal, Summer Street ...

Accurate Records: Growing Out of Boston

Read "Accurate Records: Growing Out of Boston" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

In the age of globalization, when almost every musician churns out his or her own record digitally, the boundary between being a one-man business and a record company is porous. However, while many of the new labels remain dedicated to a small circle of artists, there is also the more rarified example of the musician-based label ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Neil Leonard: Timaeus

Read "Timaeus" reviewed by Jim Santella

New music and jazz flow from Neil Leonard's creative imagination. In the same way that “Rhapsody in Blue" pioneered a blend, Leonard's compositions mix a little swing with a wide variety of different effects. Sci-fi films are loaded with these unusual sounds. However, it's Leonard's alto saxophone that provides substance. He expresses soulful ballads and provides ...