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ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

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: INTERVIEW

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, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Kendrick Scott Oracle: We Are The Drum

Read "We Are The Drum" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

While drummer Kendrick Scott's namesake outfit--Kendrick Scott Oracle--has been around in some form since 2006, it's a band that's really come into its own in the last few years. With the arrival of Conviction (Concord Records, 2013), Scott made a major statement on a high-visibility label; jazz listeners and critics both took note. With We Are ...

Zhenya Strigalev's Smiling Organizm: Robin Goodie

Read "Robin Goodie" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Saxophonist Zhenya Strigalev's Smiling Organizm is an outfit that grooves, sputters, stutters, swings, skulks, and slaloms its way through the dark and funky, slick and dangerous, and wholly gripping music presented on Robin Goodie.

Strigalev paints striking, rhythmically vivacious canvases here with some help from five American heavyweights--trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, drummer Eric Harland, ...

NEWS: EVENT

Kendrick Scott Oracle Announces March United States Tour

Kendrick Scott Oracle Announces March United States Tour

Kendrick Scott is a drummer extraordinaire and rising star in the world of jazz. Known for his artistic and sonic ingenuity in his playing, he has been praised by many of this century's top jazz legends, young and old. Herbie Hancock notes that, “Kendrick is not just a timekeeper, but he is a musician with big ...


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