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Content by tag "Chico Freeman"

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

George Freeman: 90 Going On Amazing

Read "90 Going On Amazing" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

George Freeman has long been a homebody. Early on he made his mark on stage and/or in the studio with the best of the best- -saxophone lodestars Lester Young and Charlie Parker, to mention just two--as they came through his hometown, Chicago. Touring did eventually figure into his career--he hit the road with soulful heavies Gene ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival 2017

Read "Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival 2017" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival 2017
Pittsburgh, PA
June 16-18, 2017

The complicated logistics and sizable costs associated with free jazz festivals have made them somewhat rarified these days. By its all-encompassing scope and scale, the Detroit Jazz Festival has served as a model for many decades now. But if you want something ...

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 ...


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