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ARTICLE: WHAT IS JAZZ?

Tokyo Jazz Joints: Capturing An Old Love Story

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Could you imagine coffee shops in any North American or European city that played jazz non-stop all day, or bars where, variously, as you quenched your thirst, you heard only Blue Note Records, free-jazz or the music of, say, Miles Davis, according to the bar ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

The Pat Martino Quintet at Chris’ Jazz Café

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The Pat Martino Quintet
Chris' Jazz Cafe
Philadelphia, PA
March 26, 2016

Legendary guitarist Pat Martino has traversed several musical landscapes in a career spanning more than five decades. He went from being a mind-blowing newcomer in the Harlem and soul blues jazz scene in the sixties to a major ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Pat Martino Trio at Bucks County Community College

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Pat Martino Trio
Kevin and Sima Zlock Performing Arts Center
Bucks County Community College
Newtown, PA
April 23, 2015

In the 1960s and 70s, spurred on by the support he received from the great Les Paul, a youthful guitarist Pat Martino evolved his unique style of controlled intensity, “fat" ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Pat Martino Trio at Chris' Jazz Cafe

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Pat Martino Trio
Chris' Jazz Café
Philadelphia, PA
November 29, 2014

Over the years, Pat Martino's guitar artistry has been powerful and consistent, characterized by his precision, strong attack, uncanny mastery of the instrument, and hard rhythmic style honed in his apprenticeship with saxophonist Willis Jackson and ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Jimmy Ponder: His Recorded Output

Read "Jimmy Ponder: His Recorded Output" reviewed by Colter Harper

Jazz history has been intimately tied to its recorded output. Styles and genres are defined by landmark records, which stand responsible for representing the diffuse activities and artistic visions of a given musical community or individual. However, recordings are not simply glimpses of past musical realities but rather images of those realities filtered through various “lenses." ...

ARTICLE: NEW YORK BEAT

Pat Martino at Birdland

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The legendary musical power of Pat Martino was on display at Birdland on April 4, 2013, in all its glory. The myths that have arisen about this formidable guitarist will have new layers when the jazz cognoscenti begin commenting on his latest feats.

Martino's burning swing, long the trademark of his improvisational wizardry, ...

Jim Holman: Explosion!

Read "Explosion!" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Up-and-coming Chicago pianist Jim Holman channels all his musical influences into his debut recording without losing his own personal identity. The resulting Explosion! is an intriguing album that treads the border between hard bop and bolder styles.

Recorded in two sessions, the disc features Holman in the company of more established musicians like ...

NEWS: BOOK / MAGAZINE

Backbeat Books Publishes "Here and Now!: The Autobiography of Pat Martino"

Backbeat Books Publishes "Here and Now!: The Autobiography of Pat Martino"

The world (and the world's bookstores) are full of comeback stories, both real and fictional, but few can hold a candle to Here and Now! The Autobiography of Pat Martino (Applause Books; $24.99). Written with jazz journalist Bill Milkowski, legendary jazz guitar master Pat Martino tells the remarkable story of his comeback from a brain aneurysm ...

Willis Jackson: Nuther'n Like Thuther'n

Read "Nuther'n Like Thuther'n" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

Right out of the gate, tenor man Willis Jackson signals that “Pool Shark” is going to be about the kind of hip boss shoutin’ (to borrow a Jackson album title) that was part and parcel of the Chitlin’ Circuit back in the days. With a Charleston beat that sets up a static background, Jackson tells his ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Willis Jackson: Livin' Large

Read "Livin' Large" reviewed by Derek Taylor

In decades past making the transition from the so-called ‘bar-walking’ minor leagues to Majors of ‘legitimate’ jazz was a feat many saxophonists attempted but few accomplished. So much so that the visage of the honking, R&B tenor man is still regarded with scorn by many ‘serious’ jazz musicians and particularly critics. When the Chitlin Circuit (the ...


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