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ARTICLE: SOCAL JAZZ

Incendio: The Fire Within

Read "Incendio: The Fire Within" reviewed by Jim Worsley

If sophisticated, richly dense, multi-layered instrumental music is your thing, then you may already be a fan of the critically acclaimed band Incendio.

Co-founded in 2000 by guitarist Jim Stubblefield, bassist Liza Carbe, and guitarist JP Durand, Incendio boldly blends a plethora of genres. Jazz, flamenco, rock, Latin, Spanish, world, classical, pop, Middle-Eastern, and Celtic, ...

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Stuttgart Jazz Open 2017

Read "Stuttgart Jazz Open 2017" reviewed by Jean-Francois Kalka

Over the course of ten days, the Stuttgart Jazz Open (SJO) played host to 40 performances across six venues, in and across greater Stuttgart. An outstanding cast of performers from the likes of Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Norah Jones, Wayne Shorter, Lee Ritenour, to the young and talented Isabella Lundgren, recognized by the ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Ethan Margolis: Perfect Mission of Feeling

Read "Ethan Margolis: Perfect Mission of Feeling" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Describing guitarist, composer, bandleader, producer and conceptualist Ethan Margolis as a citizen of the world barely does him or his music justice. Born and raised in jny: Cleveland (OH), Margolis left the US when he was 21 to study the art of Gypsy flamenco guitar in Spain. He stayed there for more than a decade, living ...

Alexis Baro: Guilty Pleasure

Read "Guilty Pleasure" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Trombettista cubano emigrata in Canada nel 2001, Alexis Baro s'è fatto apprezzare in vari contesti: dalle musiche latine al jazz, fino al rhythm & blues, al funk e alla pop music.
Dal 2005 al 2007 è stato nominato miglior trombettista dal canadese National Jazz Award e nella sua recente carriera ha collaborato con Paquito ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Nuove cantanti bussano alla porta

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Questo decennio sembra essere uno dei più affollati dalla presenza di voci femminili jazzisticamente orientate. Pur avendo radici etniche ed esperienze personali diverse, queste cinque giovani cantanti s'ispirano -cercando motivi personali -alla tradizione delle grandi protagoniste di jazz e soul music, tra brani originali e interpretazioni del classico songbook statunitense.
Alcune vocalist sono ancora degli ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Tom Jones: Spirit in the Room, Deluxe Edition

Read "Spirit in the Room, Deluxe Edition" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

The Rolling Stones celebrate 50 years as a band, resting on their well earned laurels while British peer Tom Jones continues to reinvent himself with the edgy and soulful sequel to his successful 2010 release Praise and Blame (Island Records). “What's New Pussycat?" and “It's Not Unusual" seem as far away as the Hubble Telescope's deep ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With William Mentz

Read "Take Five With William Mentz" reviewed by Bill Mentz

Meet William Mentz:

William Mentz has been performing, touring, and recording music since 1974. Mentz has recorded and released six albums, numerous commercial jingles and voice-overs, and logged over 7,500 live shows around the globe. William Mentz has fronted trios and 13- piece horn bands. He has always had the knack of making the ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Music Therapy: Duboc Delivers A Revealing “Smile”

Music Therapy: Duboc Delivers A Revealing “Smile”

Jazz singer-songwriter teams with Jeff Lorber for a deeply personal album about the demise of her marriage Los Angeles, CA: Thinking that everything had fallen apart, the tears streamed down Carol Duboc’s face as she wrote the lyrics to “Smile,” the title track to the soulful jazz vocalist’s stunning sixth album that was released Tuesday (May 21) ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Dennis Rollins' Velocity Trio's "The 11th Gate" Digitally Released in the US on 11.11.11

11.11.11. the date that is attributed by many to have metaphysical and mystical implications, will certainly prove to be an auspicious date for UK-based trombonist Dennis Rollins, whose CD with his Velocity Trio, The 11th Gate, will be released digitally in the US to coincide with its release in the UK and Europe. For 25 years British ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Ultra Music at Pori Jazz Festival: Pori, Finland, July 14-16, 2011

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uLTRA mUSIC at the 46th Pori Jazz Festival
Pori, Finland
July 14-16, 2011
The port of Pori has always been a hub of access for Finns living in the flatlands of the west coast area. As a center for the export of wood and cereals, the city traditionally has seen the import of ideas ...