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ARTICLE: BAILEY'S BUNDLES

Seven Women (Plus Three) 2018 – Part X

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Lucia Jackson
You and the Night and the Music
Roni Music
2018

To a precious few, much talent is given, particularly the young of age, like New York City --native Lucia Jackson, who, at the age of 26 has already distinguished herself as an accomplished dancer and model. Now Jackson emerges ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Tessa Souter: Picture in Black and White

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New York-based vocalist Tessa Souter is becoming treasured among jazz fans and musicians alike. Equally effective in clubs, in concert and on her several fine recordings, she combines the sonority, vocal range and discipline of a classical contralto with subtle and sultry jazz inflections. Everything she sings is well thought out and in good taste. She ...

ARTICLE: GENERAL ARTICLES

I nuovi orchestratori - 2: Kyle Saulnier - Rob Mazurek

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Parliamo ancora di orchestre e arrangiatori [per leggere la prima puntata di questo approfondimento -clicca qui. Tralasciando per il momento di considerare i contributi più innovativi della scena europea (tra cui spiccano la Vienna Art Orchestra e l'Italian Instabile Orchestra) dopo la stagione del Free la ricerca d'avanguardia statunitense non si è fermata.
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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

2013 DC Jazz Festival: Washington, DC, June 5-15, 2013

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2013 DC Jazz Festival

Washington, DC

June 5-15, 2013

Every summer, the DC Jazz Festival shines a spotlight on Washington, D.C.'s expanding music scene, having grown in parallel with the increased number of jazz clubs, venues, and musicians the nation's capital now harbors. The relationship has been mutually reinforcing. The festival created a ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Newport Jazz Festival: Newport, RI, August 4-5, 2012

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Newport Jazz Festival
Fort Adams State Park
Newport, RI

August 4-5, 2012

Having a celebration for the 70th birthday of an amazing musician--drummer Jack DeJohnette--was an outstanding feature of this year's Newport Jazz Festival. The drummer was featured in two sets in a single day (Saturday), first with a band he has been ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Miguel Zenon / Laurent Coq: Rayuela

Read "Rayuela" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

Inspired by Julio Cortáza's sweeping and influential novel, Rayuela (Pantheon, 1963), pianist Laurent Coq and saxophonist Miguel Zenón transform parts of the Argentinean writer's famous work into a memorable jazz release. Written in Spanish, and published in 1963, the title literally means “Hopscotch." The text has been described as an “introspective stream-of-consciousness" and a “masterpiece of ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Joel Harrison 7: Search

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For over a decade, Joel Harrison has been steadily expanding his palette as a composer, although his penchant for unorthodox instrumental combinations and multicultural folk forms encompass only one facet of his inclusive aesthetic. Harrison's most recent efforts have borrowed heavily from Western neo-classical tenets; The Wheel (Innova, 2008) included an expansive five movement suite for ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Joel Harrison 7: Search

Read "Search" reviewed by John Kelman

Over the past decade, Joel Harrison has created a body of work distinct in its eclectic and multifaceted reach. Compositionally, the guitarist has worked in a variety of contexts, from the ambitious five-movement suite for string quartet and jazz quintet of The Wheel (Innova, 2008) and the pan-cultural, genre-busting Harbor (HighNote, 2007), where he found a ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Joel Harrison String Choir: The Music of Paul Motian

Read "The Music of Paul Motian" reviewed by John Kelman

Joel Harrison has stretched the boundaries of form and freedom for over fifteen years, but Urban Myths (HighNote, 2009) and, in particular, the ambitious The Wheel (Innova, 2008), have represented significant evolutionary leaps. The Wheel married a conventional horn-led jazz quintet with a classical string quartet, its collection of Harrison originals pushing the limits of cross-pollination ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Paquito D'Rivera: Jazz at the Heart

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There is almost nothing Paquito D'Rivera hasn't accomplished since his arrival on the U.S. jazz scene in the early 1980s, when the young Cuban arrived from Spain--the first spot he hid when he defected from his home nation and its Communist rule that denied personal freedoms and forced musicians playing jazz to call it something else ...