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Denny Zeitlin: Wishing On The Moon

Read "Wishing On The Moon" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Pianist Denny Zeitlin claimed a spot as a top-tier jazz pianist at the very beginning of his recording career with a sideman slot on flutist Jeremy Steig's Flute Fever (Columbia, 1963), followed by his debut as a leader, Cathexis (Columbia, 1964). After three more excellent sets for Columbia, Zeitlin's career shifted into a smaller label mode, ...

ARTICLE: BOOK EXCERPTS

A Conversation with Mike Mainieri

Read "A Conversation with Mike Mainieri" reviewed by Anthony Smith

The following is an excerpt from the chapter “A Conversation with Mike Mainieri" of Masters of the Vibes by Anthony Smith (Marimba Productions, 2017).

So you've been working on a new project this week?

Yes, just finishing some overdubs... it's a project I'm involved in with some friends, but I really can't ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Paul Winter Sextet: Count Me In

Read "Paul Winter Sextet: Count Me In" reviewed by Duncan Heining

The Paul Winter Sextet might just be one of the best early sixties groups you never heard. Their story, and that of their leader and altoist Paul Winter's, is certainly one of the most remarkable in jazz. Had some director made a film of the Sextet's short life, jazz buffs would have scoffed at the conceit. ...

Denny Zeitlin: Early Wayne: Explorations of Classic Wayne Shorter Compositions

Read "Early Wayne: Explorations of Classic Wayne Shorter Compositions" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Pianist Denny Zeitlin's career in music started just a bit after saxophonist Wayne Shorter showed up on the scene. Shorter's debut album, Introducing Wayne Shorter (Vee Jay Records) arrived in 1959. Zeiltin's introduction to the jazz listening public came in 1963, in a sideman stint on flutist Jeremy Steig's Flute Fever (Columbia Records). A year later, ...

NEWS: OBITUARY

Jeremy Steig, 1942-2016

Jeremy Steig, 1942-2016

Flutist Jeremy Steig died on April 13 at his home in Japan. He was 73. His death wasconfirmed days after the fact. “He didn’t like to read about musicians’ deaths in newspaper obituaries,” his wife Asako told The New York Times. “He wanted me to delay the announcement of his death, so that it wouldn’t really be ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Jeremy Steig: Flute Fever

Read "Flute Fever" reviewed by Carlo Wolff

Jeremy Steig's astonishing, trailblazing debut finally gets its compact disk due, 50 years after Columbia released it on vinyl. It was also the debut of Denny Zeitlin, a Bay Area psychiatrist whose singularly imaginative jazz moonlighting has resulted in numerous fearless disks over the past five decades. Backed by veterans Ben Riley on drums and Ben ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Jeremy Steig: Flute Fever

Read "Flute Fever" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Flute Fever, the 1963 Columbia Records debut by flutist Jeremy Steig, has somehow, until now, avoided release on CD. Thanks to reissue producer Jonathan Horwich, Steig's beautifully remastered and packaged freshman recording is now available. And it's not only Steig's premier as a recording artist, it's also a recording first for pianist Denny Zeitlin, on a ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Gareth Lockrane: Doing That Grooveyard Thing

Read "Gareth Lockrane: Doing That Grooveyard Thing" reviewed by Duncan Heining

Few musicians have developed successful careers in jazz playing just flute. You might think of Herbie Mann, Hubert Laws and Bobbi Humphrey, but only Jeremy Steig, Paul Horn and James Newton spring immediately to mind as artists who have achieved credibility with both fans and critics in their work. We can now add 36 year-old British ...

NEWS: BOOK / MAGAZINE

Jeremy Steig's New Digital Picture Books with Soundtrack

Jeremy Steig's New Digital Picture Books with Soundtrack

The new digital picture books (for viewing on your computer display) by Jeremy Steig feature his drawings and music and are available for download from DL-MARKET, one of Japan's biggest digital content markets. These picture books can be a great way to introduce jazz to children, and also a wonderful opportunity to enjoy Jeremy's art and ...

Bill McBirnie: Mercy

Read "Mercy" reviewed by Paul J. Youngman

Bill McBirnie is an award-winning flutist, based in Toronto, Canada and Mercy is the fourth release on his own independent label, Extreme Flute. The album is divided into two parts with a quartet performing on seven songs, and a duo, featuring McBirnie and pianist Robi Botos, covering five songs. The liner notes indicate the project was ...