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ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

George Wein: A Life and Legend in Jazz

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Last summer, in June of 2017, I had the privilege and opportunity to interview George Wein, founder and producer of the seminal Newport Jazz Festival. At 91, he was just in the process of supporting and transitioning the new artistic director Christian McBride into this demanding and critical role for the future of the Newport Jazz ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Vijay Iyer, Max Moran and more

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This week we begin with Vijay Iyer playing music from Far From Over, the powerful release he has recorded with his Sextet and profiling their show in Kansas City at The Gem Theater headlining a stellar night of jazz that was kicked off by a performance with Hermon Mehari and Logan Richardson. We also focus on ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Cory Smythe: Circulate Susanna

Read "Circulate Susanna" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Cory Smythe tells stories. About stories. Specifically, a father's tales in the rural heartland of America; ingredients that a listener might assume had shaped Smythe's imagination in ways that go far beyond music. But like the Stephen Foster discs spinning on the gramophone as a tornado approaches, Smythe's nostalgic and inspirational world is liner-note fantasy. Nevertheless, ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Vijay Iyer

Jazz Musician of the Day: Vijay Iyer

All About Jazz is celebrating Vijay Iyer's birthday today!

Grammy-nominated composer-pianist Vijay Iyer (pronounced “VID-jay EYE-yer”) was described by Pitchfork as “one of the most interesting & vital young pianists in jazz today,” by the Los Angeles Weekly as “a boundless and deeply important young star,” and by Minnesota Public Radio as “an American treasure.” ...

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Linda May Han Oh: Talent and Dedication

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Over the past decade, bassist Linda May Han Oh has been hailed as one of the most gifted bassists, bandleaders and composers of her generation. She is a virtuoso who can swing hard while keeping instrumental grace and precision, structuring her lines through a most free-flowing cascade of ideas. After completing her master's degree at the ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Bob Reynolds: Communication Is Key

Read "Bob Reynolds: Communication Is Key" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Bob Reynolds, a saxophonist and composer of note with nine recordings under his own name and a work load that has him playing with artists like Larry Carlton, Snarky Puppy, Josh Groban, John Mayer and others, pauses when considering the genre of jazz and how he fits in.

Reynolds doesn't have to apply his ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Vijay Iyer Sextet alla Casa del Jazz di Roma

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Vijay Iyer Sextet
Casa del Jazz
Roma Jazz Festival 2018
Roma
23.07.2018

Dopo aver fatto man bassa di premi nei referendum delle principali riviste jazz di tutto il mondo con il suo ultimo album Far from Over, pubblicato da ECM lo scorso anno, il pianista Vijay Iyer si è ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Danny Green Trio Plus Strings at Heckscher Park

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Danny Green Trio Plus Strings
Chapin Rainbow Stage, Heckscher Park
Huntington Summer Arts Festival
Huntington, NY
August 3, 2018

While Long Island's Huntington Summer Arts Festival doesn't hold status as a jazz feast per se, the music most certainly plays a significant role on its calendar. The not-so-distant past ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Nasheet Waits Equalty Quartet Live at BIMHUIS Amsterdam

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Energetic acoustic jazz by a supergroup led by American drum hero Nasheet Waits, a protégé of Max Roach and a core member of Jason Moran's Bandwagon.

Nasheet Waits followed in the footsteps of his father, legendary jazz drummer Freddie Waits. At the request of his other important mentor, Max Roach, he became part of ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Fano Jazz by the Sea 2018

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Fano Jazz by the Sea
Varie sedi
Fano e dintorni
21-29.07.2018

A partire dall'edizione dello scorso anno la Rocca Malatestiana è diventata il fulcro di Fano Jazz by the Sea. Nel giardino antistante la possente struttura storica viene allestito il Jazz Village, punto di incontro per varie iniziative collaterali: concerti e ...