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Content by tag "Chico Freeman"

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Ballard Jazz Festival Preview: A Seattle Rite Of Spring

Ballard Jazz Festival Preview: A Seattle Rite Of Spring

The Ballard Jazz Festival, Seattle's most anticipated and community oriented jazz event, will take place May 17-20, and will headline legendary saxophonist, Chico Freeman. Dubbed three decades ago as one of the “young lions" of jazz for his participation in recordings with other "stars to be," such as Wynton Marsalis, Kevin Eubanks, and Paquito D'Rivera, Freeman's career has established ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Arthur Blythe, 1940-2017: A Remembrance

Read "Arthur Blythe, 1940-2017: A Remembrance" reviewed by Todd S. Jenkins

The emotive power of Arthur Blythe's bracing alto saxophone tone and flighty phrasing set him apart from many of his generation. A poet, a muezzin, an angry activist, a lamenting lover: Blythe conjured a broad array of sonic images through his nonpareil approach to music. The beloved altoist, who had battled Parkinson's disease for the past ...

ARTICLE: UNDER THE RADAR

An Evil Clown and a Leap of Faith

Read "An Evil Clown and a Leap of Faith" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

"I don't have a half-speed for music, if I do it, I'm all in..."--PEK

If the Evil Clown record label is prolific on a per capita basis, then its founder is exponentially more inexhaustible. David Peck (aka PEK) founded the label--at first, unbranded--and its roots date back a little more than twenty years ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Montreux Jazz Festival 2016

Read "Montreux Jazz Festival 2016" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Montreux Jazz Festival 2016
Various Venues
jny: Montreux, Switzerland
July 9-12, 2016

No matter at what point, or for how long you dipped into the Montreux Jazz Festival during the seventeen days of its 50th edition, the sense of history was palpable. Charles Lloyd was present, just as he ...

Jack DeJohnette: Return

Read "Return" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

The only thing that Jack DeJohnette seems to have forgotten in his maturing years, is that, by the law of nature, he is supposed to be slowing down. Instead, as the composer/multi-instrumentalist heads toward his mid-seventies, he is as productive as he has ever been in his long, celebrated career. His releases over the past twelve ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Steve Colson: Tones For

Read "Tones For" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala

Esponente della seconda onda generazionale dell'AACM e insieme a Chico Freeman pupillo di Fred Anderson e allievo di Muhal Richard Abrams, il pianista Steve Colson, detto Adegoke dal nome yoruba corrispettivo di Steven, riflette nel proprio approccio stilistico la varietà a tutto campo metabolizzata in uno scenario coerente, come è tipico di quella scuola. Radici blues ...

NEWS: RECORDING

A New Album, "Predawn Shenanigans Club" By Wataru Uchida

A New Album, "Predawn Shenanigans Club" By Wataru Uchida

Born in Japan, tenor saxophonist Wataru Uchida was compelled by the power of swing to move to New York, only to come under the spell of Latin rhythms such as samba, Baião and Maracatu that form the core of a new release entitled Predawn Shenanigans Club. A specially recruited lineup of Brazilian jazz players bring life ...

Take Five with Wataru Uchida

Read "Take Five with Wataru Uchida" reviewed by Wataru Uchida

About Wataru Uchida
Wataru Uchida studied saxophone technique and jazz composition with Chico Freeman, and has led jazz projects in jny: New York City since 2003.

In May 2010, Wataru performed at the Museum of the City of New York, leading his quintet with Japanese jazz performers as part of a series ...

George Freeman/Chico Freeman: All In The Family

Read "All In The Family" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

There are few things more quintessentially “Chicago" in jazz than the Freeman family. Tenor titan Von Freeman ruled the roost in The Windy City decade after decade until his death in 2012; his brother, George Freeman, played with everybody from saxophonist Charlie Parker to organist Shirley Scott; his other brother, the late Eldridge “Bruz" Freeman, was ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Steve Coleman and Five Elements at SFJAZZ

Read "Steve Coleman and Five Elements at SFJAZZ" reviewed by Harry S. Pariser

Steve Coleman and Five Elements
SFJAZZ
San Francisco, CA
December 14, 2014

“The main thing that I consciously try to follow is things I find in nature, in universe. Basically I see the universe as sort of giant palette of forms within forms."--Steve Coleman

He is a 2014 MacArthur ...


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