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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

North Sea Jazz Festival 2019

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North Sea Jazz Festival
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
July 12-14, 2019

For a while now, jazz festivals have lost their exclusivity and being a musical source for just jazz fans or those who wanted to get involved in the scene. More commercial artists from other musical genres have actually become a ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Mark Walker: You Get What You Give

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Often, there is a tendency among jazz fans to simply pass by albums with drummers as the leaders of a CD release, as if they--the drummer/leaders--know less about jazz or music in general. As if examples of Elvin Jones, Art Blakey, Max Roach or those excellent vocal albums by Grady Tate are not good enough examples. ...

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Aneta George & Martin Milcent Trio: Playground

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Vocalists who are relatively new to jazz tend to play it safe and often stick to a tried-and-true set of standards, as close as possible to the interpretations of those standards they are familiar with. You really have to be brave and sure of your compositional and vocal capabilities to come up with a full set ...

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Nathan & Jessie: You're The Star

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For a younger generation of musicians, it is often a daunting task to get into so-called older musical forms, particularly those connected to jazz. Usually, they have two paths on offer--slavishly following the route taken by the prominent artists whose steps they are trying to follow, or letting their imagination flow freely and combining musical elements ...