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ARTICLE: RADIO

Jazz Crescendos Galore!

Read "Jazz Crescendos Galore!" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

When creating a radio playlist one always has to make sure to sequence songs in a meaningful way. The dynamics of their interaction is critical. There should be not too many fast pieces played back to back, nor too many ballads one after the other. Fast and slow, soft and loud should be sequenced in a ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Follow the Leader!

Read "Follow the Leader!" reviewed by Jennifer DeMeritt

This episode features tracks from two influential band leaders--John Lurie and Miles Davis--and the talented musicians who played in their respective bands. Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 The Lounge Lizards “The Yak" from Queen of All Ears on (Strange & Beautiful Music) 0:16 Host talk 5:55 ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Film Noir, a Jazz Investigation

Read "Film Noir, a Jazz Investigation" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

In search of clues about the key components that make it possible to build the mood, the suspense, the intrigue, the build-up of tension, the adrenaline rush and the release in a good film noir with a jazz soundtrack, or in the jazz soundtrack of an imaginary film noir. Plus an interview with German-born, ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Livelove Radio Bremen series continues: Working Week and Jazz Passengers

Read "Livelove Radio Bremen series continues: Working Week and Jazz Passengers" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

The Livelove series issuing archival live Radio Bremen recordings began with Larry Coryell & The Eleventh House from January 1975 (Promising Music, 2015) and the Horace Silver Quintet from June 1977 (Promising Music, 2015). That seems like a pretty wide range: from jazz fusion to hard bop. But the third and fourth releases in the series ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Gent Jazz Festival 2014 - Part One: Hardcore Jazz

Read "Gent Jazz Festival 2014 - Part One: Hardcore Jazz" reviewed by Martin Longley

Gent Jazz Festival Bijloke Gent, Belgium July 10-13, 2014 The two weekends of this year's Gent Jazz Festival were characterised by their extreme differences in weather. The first half, traditionally concentrating on jazz in its naked state, was buffeted by persistent rainfall and chilly temperatures. The second ...

NEWS: RECORDING

MTO Plays SLY: Steven Bernstein's Tribute to Sly & The Family Stone

MTO Plays SLY: Steven Bernstein's Tribute to Sly & The Family Stone

STEVEN BERNSTEIN'S MILLENNIAL TERRITORY ORCHESTRA Pays Tribute To The Music Of SLY & THE FAMILY STONE On Third Studio Album MTO PLAYS SLY With Special Guests ANTONY HEGARTY, BERNIE WORRELL, BILL LASWELL, DEAN BOWMAN, MARTHA WAINWRIGHT, SANDRA ST. VICTOR, SHILPA RAY and VERNON REID Available SEPTEMBER 27 On LP, CD & Mp3 from ROYAL POTATO FAMILY ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Steven Bernstein / Marcus Rojas / Kresten Osgood: Tattoos and Mushrooms

Read "Tattoos and Mushrooms" reviewed by Chris Mosey

The line-up of slide trumpet, tuba and drums is, to say the least, somewhat unusual in jazz. As is the choice of Hank Williams' “So Lonesome I Could Cry" as a vehicle for improvisation. On Tattoos and Mushrooms, trumpeter Steven Bernstein, tubaist Marcus Rojas and drummer Kresten Osgood go boldly into aural regions where no man ...


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