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ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

C. Michael Bailey's Best Recordings of 2014

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This year turned out to be a watershed of jazz and beyond vocals, instrumental jazz and important reissues. It was a year of music that further opened my eyes and ears to music I had not previously valued or considered. How short-sighted of me.

Beat Kaestli
Collage
(B&B Productions)

ARTICLE: BAILEY'S BUNDLES

Holiday 2014: A David Ian Christmas

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Canadian David Ian is a space oddity. Embodied in a single musical psyche is one, a speed-metal guitarist shredding the Marshalls and two, a sensitive jazz pianist finely crafting holiday music circa 1960. Necessarily, Ian channels Vince Guaraldi, that quasar about which all holiday jazz music orbits. But he is no mere imitator, using his considerable ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

David Ian: Valentine’s Day

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"A familiar world of jazz classics with the vintage feel..." Is it possible for jazz to have the same “historically-informed performance" preoccupation as classical music has since the 1970s?. This is not the same as the “period instrument" preoccupation of the same period in classical recording, though they do go hand-in-hand. “Historically informed" means the period ...

NEWS: RECORDING

"David Ian Vintage Christmas" Might Be the Best Holiday Jazz Album of 2011

"David Ian Vintage Christmas" Might Be the Best Holiday Jazz Album of 2011

How does an ear-splitting, note-shredding rock guitarist who leaps off amps in concert end up releasing an album of mellow, jazz-oriented Christmas songs? While most people would think such a scenario improbable, to say the least, David Ian views it as a natural progression in a multifaceted music career. Born in Toronto, Canada to Armenian immigrant parents, Ian ...


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