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ARTICLE: UNDER THE RADAR

Culture Clubs: A History of the U.S. Jazz Clubs, Part III: Kansas City, Philadelphia, Los Angeles & Beyond

Read "Culture Clubs: A History of the U.S. Jazz Clubs, Part III: Kansas City, Philadelphia, Los Angeles & Beyond" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Beyond the Hubs

While jny: New Orleans, jny: Chicago, jny: Kansas City and jny: New York City were the incubators of modern jazz, they were by no means the only locations with an appetite for live music. Jazz artists whose point of origin could not sustain multiple venues ventured to locations near and far ...

ARTICLE: DVD/FILM REVIEWS

Bill Frisell: A Portrait

Read "Bill Frisell: A Portrait" reviewed by John Kelman

Bill Frisell
Bill Frisell: A Portrait
A Film by Emma Franz
2017

Not long after the film Bill Frisell: A Portrait begins to roll, Bonnie Raitt--one of the many high profile names that lend their thoughts about one of the most influential guitarists and composers of the past forty years to ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Mehmet Ali Sanlikol & Whatsnext?: Resolution

Read "Resolution" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Nato a Istanbul da genitori turco-ciprioti, Mehmet Ali Sanlikol è un orchestratore, etnomusicologo e pianista che ha studiato composizione a Berklee con Herb Pomeroy e al New England Conservatory con George Russell e Bob Brookmeyer. Suona professionalmente da due decenni ed è un prolifico autore che spazia dal jazz orchestrale alla dimensione classica, dalla musica tradizionale ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Satoko Fujii + French-Japanese Quartet Kaze Tour Australia: January 13-19, 2016 and Japan: January 23-30

Satoko Fujii + French-Japanese Quartet Kaze Tour Australia: January 13-19, 2016 and Japan: January 23-30

Pianist Fujii Performs Solo and Duo Concert with Alister Spence January 13 in Glebe Two-trumpet ensemble Kaze unleashes storm of inventive sound with performances in Australia and Japan including jny: Sydney, jny: Melbourne, Kobe and jny: Tokyo “One of the most musically dynamic and intense “jazz" sets of the year… If you think you can imagine what ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

MIT Wind & Festival Jazz Ensembles with Guillermo Klein, Chick Corea, Don Byron: Infinite Winds

Read "Infinite Winds" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Celebrato centro internazionale di ricerca scientifica, il Massachusetts Institute of Technology supporta due formazioni orchestrali, il MIT Wind Ensemble e il MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble. Quest'ultima è nata nel 1963 per merito di Herb Pomeroy mentre il Wind Ensemble è stato fondato nel 1999 da Frederick Harris, che ora dirige entrambi gli organici. I componenti delle ...

ARTICLE: BOOK EXCERPTS

Zappa and Jazz: Did it Really Smell Funny, Frank?

Read "Zappa and Jazz: Did it Really Smell Funny, Frank?" reviewed by Geoffrey Wills

The following is an excerpt from “Chapter 2: Early Encounters with Jazz" of Zappa and Jazz: Did it Really Smell Funny, Frank? by Geoffrey Wills (Matador, 2015).

When, at the age of fourteen, Zappa entered Mission Bay High School in jny: San Diego in 1955, his first exposure to the elitist snobbery of ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Daniel Schnyder: The Anatomy of an Opera: Charlie Parker’s Yardbird Suite

Read "Daniel Schnyder: The Anatomy of an Opera: Charlie Parker’s Yardbird  Suite" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Saxophonist Charlie Parker revolutionized the world of music with his legendary approach to jazz. Unfortunately, his life was much too short and filled with tragedy. In 1955, Parker died at the age of 34 from excessive drug use. He died in the apartment of the Baroness Nica von Koenigswarter in New York City, but ironically his ...

NEWS: RECORDING

New Sunnyside Records CD Release Features Corea, Byron And Klein

New Sunnyside Records CD Release Features Corea, Byron And Klein

This new and musically diverse CD Infinite Winds features three long form compositions by three innovative and highly regarded composers: Guillermo Klein, Chick Corea and Don Byron. Dedicated to the late great jazz trumpeter Herb Pomeroy, who taught at MIT for 22 years (and founded the FJE in 1963), Infinite Winds features world première recordings by both ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The Ted Howe Jazz Orchestra: Pinnacle

Read "Pinnacle" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Big bands come at the listener from a variety of angles these days, some more aslant than others. On Pinnnacle, Los Angeles-based composer / arranger / pianist Ted Howe covers all the bases, navigating his thirteen-piece orchestra through styles ranging from swing to funk, Latin to tone poem, often with classical undertones. Howe gives credit for ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Rudresh Mahanthappa: Dancing on the Edges of Time

Read "Rudresh Mahanthappa: Dancing on the Edges of Time" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Saxophonist and composer Rudresh Mahanthappa is constantly making waves in the music world, expanding the technique of his instrument and integrating jazz and world music, especially that of his parents' native land, India. Brilliantly innovative, he often surprises with his improvisations and the way he transforms the music into something new and stimulating. India's great poet, ...