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ARTICLE: PROFILES

Tula's Jazz Club: Soliloquy to a Seattle Jazz Institution

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It was the tail end of a long weekend. Temperatures had risen to 80 degrees under a sunny only-in-Seattle blue sky, the waterways and markets humming with a sea of humanity. It was not a night one would expect many to venture into the quiet, dark solitude of Tula's Jazz Club, where for nearly 26 years ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Chuck Deardorf: Hanging On To The Groove

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Bassist Chuck Deardorf has gained a reputation for virtuosity and professionalism over a career that has thus far spanned 40 years. He has been the first call bassist in Seattle for most of his career, playing with some of the most renowned musicians in the history of jazz. For many years, despite having a prolific local ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jovino Santos Neto Quinteto: Por Causa De Voce

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Brazilian pianist/composer Jovino Santos Neto came to the United Startes in 1993, and settled in the city of Seattle. He had visited the city while on tour with the legendary Brazilian musician/composer Hermeto Pascoal, and identified with the physical beauty and cultural landscape of the Pacific Northwest. No matter his global location, Santos Neto is not ...

ARTICLE: BAILEY'S BUNDLES

Female Vocals 2017 I – Cynthia Hilts, Judith Nijland, Andrea Claburn, Sandy Cressman, Lisa Biales

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Take a day off and the recordings pile up and bury you. Female jazz vocals continue to dominate recordings with no indication on letting up. Most these recordings are very good and deserve recognition. So here is my picayune effort to address a few of them.

Cynthia Hilts
Lyric Fury

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Antonio Adolfo Graces Seattle's Brazilian Scene

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Antonio Adolfo & Hendrik Meurkens
The Triple Door
Seattle, Washington
May 22, 2015

Brazilian pianist, composer, arranger and educator Antonio Adolfo made a rare West Coast appearance for a one- niter on May 22 at a storied downtown jny: Seattle, Washington venue, The Triple Door. The jny: Rio de Janeiro native, ...

ARTICLE: NEW YORK BEAT

Spok Frevo Orquestra at Jazz at Lincoln Center

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Frevo--a feverish, exuberant dance music from the state of Pernambuco in northeastern Brazil--made its Big Apple debut last night (October 25th, 2014) at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Appel Theater. Virtually unknown in the U.S., it was originated by a composer known as Zuzinha as a street martial arts/ dance music and organized around carnival in cities ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Allison Adams Tucker Spends "April In Paris" For Jazz Tour

Allison Adams Tucker Spends "April In Paris" For Jazz Tour

If Allison Adams Tucker’s new album, April In Paris, radiates a certain international chic, it’s because the San Diego vocalist recorded her second solo album in the City of Love with a cast of international musicians and arrangers — on UNESCO’s first International Jazz Day. The multi-lingual jazz artist (she can sing in six languages) was ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jovino Santos Neto: Piano Masters Series, Volume 4

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Brasiliano residente negli USA, Jovino Santos Neto (classe 1954) ha iniziato la sua attività alla fine degli anni Settanta nel gruppo di Hermeto Pascoal e ha poi lavorato con Airto Moreira e Flora Purim, ma anche con gruppi a suo nome. Qui è alle prese con un repertorio che riassume molte sue esperienze, interpretato in solitudine. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jovino Santos Neto: Piano Masters Series, Volume 4

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Adventure Music's Piano Masters series is all about balancing consistency and individuality. The consistency connects to the instrument(s) on hand--high-end Fazioli pianos--and the quality of the recordings. The individuality, obviously, comes with the artist whose hands grace the piano. So far, the work of Benjamin Taubkin, Philippe Baden Powell, and Weber Iago has come to light ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Philippe Baden Powell: Piano Masters Series, Volume 2

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Philippe Baden Powell's first solo piano date (and second record as a leader) is the second volume in Adventure Music's Piano Masters Series. The label sought to realize “the dream of the intimate experience of solo piano music between artist and audience" by putting fine pianists in a room with a high-end Fazioli Concert Grand Piano ...