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Nathan Zaporski: Live Recitation

Read "Live Recitation" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Nathan Zaporski is a composer and alto saxophonist from the Detroit area with a hard, sharp edge to his playing in the tradition of Phil Woods and Jackie McLean. On this live recording he shows his wares fronting a sympathetic quartet. Zaporski's sound is so speedy and relentless on the opening duo of Thelonious Monk's “Rhythm-a-ning" ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Tribute to Art Porter Jr.: Reflections of a Grateful Art

Read "Tribute to Art Porter Jr.: Reflections of a Grateful Art" reviewed by Liz Goodwin

During the early to mid '90s, soprano and alto saxophonist-composer Art Porter, Jr. was charting a blazing course on the contemporary jazz soundscape. The 35-year-old Little Rock, Arkansas native had recorded and released four albums for Verve Records. He had been a guest on the albums of such titans as keyboardists Ramsey Lewis; Jeff Lorber (who ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Johnaye Kendrick: In The Deepest Way Possible

Read "Johnaye Kendrick: In The Deepest Way Possible" reviewed by Paul Rauch

Since arriving in Seattle, Johnaye Kendrick has enriched the Seattle jazz community with her performances, recordings, and as Associate Professor of Jazz Voice at the prestigious Cornish College of the Arts, as a mentor to her many students. Her vocal style is centered in the jazz and blues tradition, but embellished by her own interpretation based ...

ARTICLE: OPINION

Hentoff helped pave way for jazz journalism’s acceptance

Read "Hentoff helped pave way for jazz journalism’s acceptance" reviewed by Jim Trageser

Nat Hentoff's passing last week left me feeling, well, old. Whenever we lose a mentor--a grandparent, a teacher, someone who encouraged us--it's a reminder of our own mortality, that we are, in the parlance of football coaches, the next ones up.

I don't feel anywhere near to ready or worthy or capable of assuming ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Charles Lloyd: A Wild, Blatant Truth

Read "Charles Lloyd: A Wild, Blatant Truth" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Charles Lloyd: A Wild, Blatant Truth
Josef Woodard
229 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-935247-13-5
Silman-James Press
2016

A book on Charles Lloyd--one of the most celebrated and enigmatic jazz musicians of the past fifty years--has been a long time coming. It's been a while in the making too, for author ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Nu Jazz Entertainment/ELM Records Announces The Vinyl Release Of An 80th Birthday Celebration! From NEA Jazz Master Ellis Marsalis In Celebration Of His 82nd Birthday For A Limited Time!

Nu Jazz Entertainment/ELM Records Announces The Vinyl Release Of An 80th Birthday Celebration! From NEA Jazz Master Ellis Marsalis In Celebration Of His 82nd Birthday For A Limited Time!

Nu Jazz Entertainment/ELM Records—two long time producers of high quality audio and video content in the genre of jazz—announced the November 2016 release of a vinyl album, Ellis Marsalis: An 80th Birthday Celebration (Limited Edition), from the NEA Jazz Master. The double disc vinyl album will be released through the Pledge Music distribution platform with a plethora ...

Christian Winther: Refuge In Sound

Read "Refuge In Sound" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Danish-born saxophonist and composer Christian Winther moved to the New Orleans area in 1997, attended the University of New Orleans and performed regularly with some of the legends of jazz including pianist Ellis Marsalis and the late saxophonist great, Frank Morgan among many others becoming a much in-demand fixture in the city's rich and vibrant jazz ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Saxophonist Christian Winther Releases "Refuge In Sound" on Sound Perspective Music

Saxophonist Christian Winther Releases "Refuge In Sound" on Sound Perspective Music

Christian Winther: Refuge In Sound (Sound Perspective Music). Release Date: March 7, 2016 Featuring:
Christian Winther (saxophone)
Allyn Johnson (piano)
Mike Moreno (guitar)
Reuben Rogers (bass)
Billy Williams Jr. (drums)
Christie Dashiell (vocals on track 3) Saxophonist Christian Winther's new release Refuge In Sound espouses the ...

ARTICLE: BAILEY'S BUNDLES

Christmas 2015 V: A Concord Christmas – David Benoit, Jane Monheit and the Count Basie Orchestra

Read "Christmas 2015 V: A Concord Christmas – David Benoit, Jane Monheit and the Count Basie Orchestra" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Well, it ain't over 'til it's over...The Concord Music Group issued two notable Holiday releases.

The David Benoit Trio with Jane Monheit and the All American Boys Chorus
Believe
Concord
2015

What Believe is, is a slick updating of Vince Guraladi's A Charlie Brown Christmas (Fantasy, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Sullivan Fortner: Aria

Read "Aria" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

New Orleans has produced a bumper crop of notable pianists over its long and storied history--Jelly Roll Morton, Fats Domino, Professor Longhair, Allen Toussaint, James Booker, Dr. John, Ellis Marsalis, Henry Butler, Harry Connick Jr., Jon Batiste--and it's not done yet. Sullivan Fortner, a twenty-eight year old piano phenom who's been a hot topic since receiving ...


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