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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Toshiko Akiyoshi Trio at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

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Toshiko Akiyoshi Trio
Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola
Lessons from Our Masters
New York, NY
September 3, 2017

At 87, the brilliant pianist/bandleader/composer Toshiko Akiyoshi knows by now what works for her and what doesn't. As she ambled onto the stage at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola at Lincoln Center on a warm ...

ARTICLE: JAZZ ART

Drawing Jazz

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A twist on the old cliché, “Those who can't play--draw,"--that's my personal point of view. I've been a jazz nut since as long as I can remember, and as soon as I could push a pencil--even though I could barely bang out a simple tune on a piano--I was sketching some of my favorite players, Charles ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Orrin Evans and the Captain Black Big Band at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola

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Orrin Evans and the Captain Black Big Band
Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
New York, NY
October 6, 2013

Though the band leader/pianist /composer Sun Ra spoke of being part of an “Angel Race" from Saturn, his music, as avant-garde as it could sometimes be, was for the large ...

NEWS: BOOK / MAGAZINE

Eric Dolphy Graphic Novel Seeks Funding

Eric Dolphy Graphic Novel Seeks Funding

Keith Henry Brown, illustrator, writer and occasional contributor to AllAboutJazz.com campaign through Kickstarter is nearing an end. It will be concluded on June 16. The novel, about influential multi-instrumentalist Dolphy, who's known for his work with John Coltrane, Charles Mingus and Chico Hamiliton as well as his own incomparable recording efforts as a leader. Through colorful drawings, ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Aaron Heick: From Sting to Spiderman

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Outside of the New York music scene, multi-instrumentalist Aaron Heick's name may not be as well known as some of his colleagues. But it doesn't matter; he's had a rich, varied career. This well-traveled, seasoned pro has played with some of the most prominent musicians in jazz, pop, reggae, funk, world, and classical music. Those who ...

Potsa Lotsa: The Complete Works Of Eric Dolphy

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The great multi-instrumentalist/composer Eric Dolphy spent almost as much time being criticized in his career as he was praised. Remarkably, there was dissension in some critical circles at the time about his abilities as a performer and writer.

In the infamous cover story in the April 1962 issue of Downbeat Magazine, Dolphy and ...

NEWS: BOOK / MAGAZINE

Eric Dolphy Graphic Novel seeking funding

Eric Dolphy Graphic Novel seeking funding

Keith Henry Brown, illustrator, writer and occasional contributor to AllAboutJazz.com, is on a personal mission. “Eric Dolphy is someone whose music and persona I've always liked and admired. This project to me is a true labor of love. Just something I feel I have to do." This “labor of love" is a graphic novel about the influential ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Junko Onishi: Baroque

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The world has been a slightly less happy place since Junko Onishi's last record.

After establishing herself as one of the finest young jazz pianists around with her debut, Wow (EMI, 1993), Onishi released a string of fine Blue Note recordings: Live At The Village Vanguard Volume 1 and Volume 2 (both 1994); the ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Branford Marsalis / Terence Blanchard Quintet: Jazz at Lincoln Center, October 1, 2010

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Branford Marsalis Quartet
Terence Blanchard Quintet
Jazz at Lincoln Center
October 1, 2010

Early in their set, after striding on stage in stylish suits, The Branford Marsalis Quartet--pianist Joey Calderazzo, bassist Eric Revis, and drummer Justin Faulkner--began peeling off their shirt jackets. The stage lights must have been especially too much for Faulkner, ...


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