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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Sligo Jazz Project 2018: Days 3-4

Read "Sligo Jazz Project 2018: Days 3-4" reviewed by James Fleming

Days 1-2 | Days 3-4

Sligo Jazz Project
Various Venues
Sligo, Ireland
July 24-29, 2018

July 26, 2018When the wind died down the day turned humid and heavy. Clouds hung low in the sky, grey and oppressive. And as Sligo's people sipped their coffees and settled down at their ...

NEWS: RECORDING

"Funny Face" 60th Anniversary Celebrated With Deluxe, Expanded Version Of Soundtrack via Verve Records/UMe

"Funny Face" 60th Anniversary Celebrated With Deluxe, Expanded Version Of Soundtrack via Verve Records/UMe

60th ANNIVERSARY OF “FUNNY FACE” CELEBRATED WITH DELUXE, EXPANDED VERSION OF SOUNDTRACK FROM CLASSIC FILM STARRING FRED ASTAIRE AND AUDREY HEPBURN ORIGINAL 13 SELECTIONS ARE FULLY RESTORED AND AUGMENTED BY EIGHT PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED BONUS TRACKS To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the classic Audrey Hepburn/Fred Astaire musical film, “Funny Face,” Verve Records/UMe is releasing an expanded ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Fred Astaire's Greatest Jazz Recording "The Astaire Story" Returns As Deluxe 2CD Set For 65th Anniversary On October 20 Via Verve Records/UMe

Fred Astaire's Greatest Jazz Recording "The Astaire Story" Returns As Deluxe 2CD Set For 65th Anniversary On October 20 Via Verve Records/UMe

FRED ASTAIRE’S GREATEST JAZZ RECORDING, THE ASTAIRE STORY, RETURNS AS DELUXE 2CD SET FOR 65TH ANNIVERSARY ON OCTOBER 20 VIA VERVE RECORDS/UMe ASTAIRE’S ENCOUNTER WITH OSCAR PETERSON AND THE JAZZ AT THE PHILHARMONIC ALL-STARS PRESENTED IN FORM OF SOUNDTRACK, INCLUDES PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED BONUS TRACK In 1952, the famous dancer, singer and film star Fred Astaire teamed up ...

Various Artists: Verve The Sound of America: The Singles Collection

Read "Verve The Sound of America: The Singles Collection" reviewed by Marc Davis

Verve is one of the greatest labels in the history of jazz, and Norman Granz was one of jazz's greatest producers. So why is The Sound of America: The Singles Collection such a mess of a box set?

This had such great promise. After all, Verve was home to many legendary performers: Ella Fitzgerald, ...

Jazz on Film: Caveat Emptor

Read "Jazz on Film: Caveat Emptor" reviewed by Steve Provizer

There are good documentaries about jazz. A person can see the films listed on this site and walk away without reaching for the gas pipe. But, as the furor around the film Whiplash (well, to jazz people it was furor) reminds us, it's wise to keep the bar low.

When Hollywood does jazz, it should stick to ...

Jazz Vocals June

Read "Jazz Vocals June" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Andrea Balducci
Bloom
Schema
2012

Italian vocalist Andrea Balducci is so earnestly hip and so perfectly coiffed (he is a lawyer, after all) he is almost a metaphor: a talented metaphor. His debut recording, Bloom is equally hip and coiffed as the singer himself. With a keen ear ...

NEWS: OBITUARY

NEA Jazz Master Chico Hamilton Dead At 92

NEA Jazz Master Chico Hamilton Dead At 92

Jazz Legend Chico Hamilton Dead at 92 “I'm happy to say that I'm able to find people wherever I go that are not black, not white- they're just human beings. I don't dig staying in one groove. At this stage of my life, I've dedicated myself to playing what I want to play, how I want to play it, ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

Fred Astaire: Jazz Pianist

Fred Astaire: Jazz Pianist

At his dancing best, Fred Astaire had the grace and cunning of a fencer. His swing-era manner, daring routines and silky steps still captivate. Less well known (or too easily forgotten) was Astaire's ability as a pianist. His keyboard moments in film are easily overlooked because his ballroom moves steal the show.  Here are three clips from ...

Take Five With Jeffrey Gimble

Read "Take Five With Jeffrey Gimble" reviewed by Jeffrey Gimble

Meet Jeffrey Gimble:
Born and raised in Houston, TX, Gimble grew up going to the gigs of his saxophone-playing father Maynard, who had a popular big band in the '60s and '70s. Despite his natural curiosity for jazz, he was drawn instead to become an actor and musical theater performer and graduated from Houston's ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Wayne Shorter Quartet: Without a Net

Read "Without a Net" reviewed by John Eyles

It is now well over a decade since legendary saxophonist Wayne Shorter formed this quartet with Danilo Pérez, John Patitucci and Brian Blade to tour and record Footprints Live! (Verve, 2001), an album which signaled the end of a period in the doldrums for Shorter and a cracking return to form. The energy and verve of ...