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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Kate Reid: The Heart Already Knows

Read "The Heart Already Knows" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

There's a special sort of intimacy achieved when a singer performs with the accompaniment of only one instrument. On this CD Kate Reid explores that in a big way, recording duets with two different pianists and three different guitarists.

Reid has an appealingly husky alto voice with a casual coziness that adapts nicely to ...

ARTICLE: BAILEY'S BUNDLES

Seven Women (Plus Three) 2018 – Part VIII

Read "Seven Women (Plus Three) 2018 – Part VIII" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Cheryl Bentyne (and Mark Winkler)
Eastern Standard Time
Café Pacific Records

NEWS: EVENT

Vocalist Sachal Vasandani To Perform Upcoming Shows In New York And Boston Featuring Music From His Upcoming Album "Shadow Train"

Vocalist Sachal Vasandani To Perform Upcoming Shows In New York And Boston Featuring Music From His Upcoming Album "Shadow Train"

On May 29 and May 30, 2018, Sachal Vasandani will return to New York’s Jazz Standard for a series of shows in support of his latest release on GSI records entitled Shadow Train; he will perform at the Regatta Bar in Cambridge, MA on June 8th for one show. Vasandani’s new album is a showcase of phenomenal musicianship and ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Generation Next: Four Voices From Seattle

Read "Generation Next: Four Voices From Seattle" reviewed by Paul Rauch

Each generation, an insidious notion arises, and is passed about the musical world that jazz music, the only uniquely American art form is somehow experiencing a slow, but certain death. Inevitably, this notion is set aside, and somehow projected forward in time, as a new generation of artists rise to the occasion, not only facilitating the ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Walter Smith III: Jazz Explorer

Read "Walter Smith III: Jazz Explorer" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Walter Smith stands straight when he raises his tenor sax to his mouth to embark on a solo, or play enthralling, serpentine, contrapuntal lines in unison with band mates like Ambrose Akinmusire. [Check out “Confessions To My Unborn Daughter" from Akinmusire's When the Heart Emerges Glistening.] It's a muscular sound that emerged from his horn. Authoritative. ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge

With appearances here this week by both Mike Stern and Ralph Towner, it's already been a good month in St. Louis for fans of jazz guitar, and it's not over yet. Guitarists Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge, who will perform next Wednesday, February 22 at Off Broadway, may operate in a very different stylistic realm than either ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Jeff Richman: Sizzle

Read "Sizzle" reviewed by Geannine Reid

Veteran modern jazz guitarist Jeff Richman will release his seventeenth solo project Sizzle on November 17, 2016. The project joins together longtime collaborators to form a tight-knit band that certainly shares a well-oiled chemistry; with Jimmy Haslip on bass and handling the production, Vinnie Colaiuta on drums, George Whitty (keys/programming), and Gergo Borlai (drums/programming). Richman is ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Matt Slocum Presents "Trio Pacific, Vol. 1" Featuring Dayna Stephens, Steve Cardenas, and Matt Slocum

Matt Slocum Presents "Trio Pacific, Vol. 1" Featuring Dayna Stephens, Steve Cardenas, and Matt Slocum

Available October 7, 2016 on Chandra Records
U.S. Tour Dates: October 18 through November 9 “Slocum served the music with a focus on dynamic micro-detail, which in turn allowed his musicians to say even more. It’s a cerebral concept, one that comes to fruition on Black Elk’s Dream… Like Wayne Shorter’s classic Blue Note albums, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

McCoy Tyner Tribute at SFJAZZ

Read "McCoy Tyner Tribute at SFJAZZ" reviewed by Harry S. Pariser

McCoy Tyner Tribute
Symphony Hall
SFJAZZ
San Francisco, CA
June 19, 2016

At 8:05 PM on a Sunday evening, the lights dimmed and a master of the jazz piano took the stage at Symphony Hall in San Francisco, California.

A standing ovation greeted the 77-year-old who, after seating ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Kendrick Scott Oracle: We Are the Drum

Read "We Are the Drum" reviewed by Enrico Bettinello

Primo lavoro per la Blue Note per il gruppo Oracle del batterista Kendrick Scott, formazione robusta e flessibile al tempo stesso, grazie alla presenza di musicisti di buon valore come Taylor Eigsti al piano, Mike Moreno alla chitarra, John Ellis alle ance e Joe Sanders al basso.

Un jazz pulito quello del quintetto, ...