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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Aki Takase: Cherry ‎– Sakura

Read "Cherry ‎– Sakura" reviewed by John Sharpe

Twenty three years after their first studio date Blue Monk (Enja, 1993), Japanese pianist Aki Takase and American saxophonist David Murray reunite in Switzerland. There has been one live recording since, Valencia (Sound Hills, 1997), but the question remains what took them so long? The saxophone/piano axis has been a favored format for both. Murray's companions ...

Dave Burrell: The Crave

Read "The Crave" reviewed by John Sharpe

A leading free jazz pianist playing the music of Jelly Roll Morton? It's not as far-fetched as you might think. Morton has attracted a number of interpreters from the supposedly extreme end of the spectrum, from Sun Ra of course, first issued on Live At The Gibus (Atlantic, 1975), to Chicago trio Air on Air Lore ...

Lisa Cay Miller: 682/681

Read "682/681" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Canadian pianist Lisa Cay Miller has been playing her instrument since the age of four, later taking up flute as well. Her divergent intermingling of improvisation, avant-garde and classical music has been on display in two previous projects with the improvising cellist Peggy Lee. On her unique 682/681, abstract improvisation rules across twenty-two vignettes. The title ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Brilliant Corners 2017

Read "Brilliant Corners 2017" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Brilliant Corners 2017
Various Venues
jny:Belfast, N. Ireland
March 7-11, 2017

In just five years, Brilliant Corners--Belfast's only jazz festival--has earned a reputation for adventurous programing. The 2017 edition went one further, with the inclusion of alt rock and electronic music stretching the boundaries of what constitutes a jazz festival ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Dave Burrell, Bob Stewart: The Crave

Read "The Crave" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Concepito in forma di LP, con un lato A ("The Crave," “Popolo Paniolo," “I Am His Brother," “Pua Mae 'Ole") e un lato B ("New Orleans Blues," “Spanish Swat"), questo curioso album, risalente addirittura al 1994 (13 giugno, live a Colonia), affianca due musicisti all'epoca ben più di oggi attivi sulla scena del jazz--diciamo così--post-free in ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

William Parker: 65th Birthday Celebration Concert at the Painted Bride

Read "William Parker: 65th Birthday Celebration Concert at the Painted Bride" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

William Parker and Friends
Painted Bride Arts Center
William Parker 65th Birthday Celebration
Philadelphia, PA
January 21, 2017

To celebrate the 65th birthday of legendary bassist William Parker, the Painted Bride Arts Center, Ars Nova Workshop, and Bobby Zankel's Warriors of the Wonderful Sound joined forces to sponsor a ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

2016: The Year in Jazz

Read "2016: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling

The year 2016 bubbled with events and initiatives to strengthen jazz's place in American and world culture, as well as a variety of venue openings, closings and cancellations. Jazz hit the silver screen in many ways throughout the year, and International Jazz Day continued to thrive--complete with a major all-star concert at the White House. Pop ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Dragonfly Breath III: Live at the Stone: Megaloprepus Caerulatus

Read "Live at the Stone: Megaloprepus Caerulatus" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Today's zen koan: why does a watched pot never boil? The answer to that question is found in the music of Dragonfly Breath III: because it is always boiling. The roil we speak of comes from the quartet of saxophonist Paul Flaherty, trombonist Steve Swell, violinist C. Spencer Yeh, and drummer Weasel Walter.

The ...

NEWS: EVENT

Jazz Bridge to Present Concert Series Featuring Legendary Jazz Musicians Pat Martino, Monnette Sudler, Jimmy Heath and More in Celebration of "Philadelphia Real Book" Launch

Jazz Bridge to Present Concert Series Featuring Legendary Jazz Musicians Pat Martino, Monnette Sudler, Jimmy Heath and More in Celebration of "Philadelphia Real Book" Launch

Concerts held December 3, 2016; February 25, 2017; March 4, 2017; April 26, 2017 with concerts starting at 7:00 pm. Jazz Bridge will celebrate the publication of the first Philadelphia Real Book, comprised of original musical compositions of jazz and blues musicians in the Greater Philadelphia area, with an extraordinary concert series spotlighting some of Philly’s finest ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Ron Carter: Always at the Center of the Action

Read "Ron Carter: Always at the Center of the Action" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Great jazz bassists can always be identified by the fact that you really listen to them! A good jazz bassist keeps good time and gets the chords right, but a great bassist, going as far back as Jimmy Blanton, Scott LaFaro, Charlie Haden, or Jimmy Garrison, catches your ear because you're surprised and moved by what ...


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