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NEWS: RECORDING

'Getz/Gilberto' Turns 50

'Getz/Gilberto' Turns 50

In early 1963, the bossa nova was still a novelty in the U.S.—something like “cha-cha-cha lite." Yes, a year earlier Stan Getz had released Jazz Samba—which became a hit album with a hit single, Desafinado—and Dave Brubeck had released Bossa Nova USA. But both albums were really jazz interpretations of the real thing being recorded with ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Ralph Peterson: Music Teaches You Life

Read "Ralph Peterson: Music Teaches You Life" reviewed by George Colligan

[Editor's Note: The following interview is reprinted from George Colligan's blog, Jazztruth]

I was recently in Athens, as part of my tour with Jack DeJohnette. Shortly after arriving, I'm sitting in my hotel room, and I get an unexpected call. “Colligan!" “Uh...yes?" And then I hear one of my obscure compositions, “Reaction," being sung ...

Take Five with Ted Sirota

Read "Take Five with Ted Sirota" reviewed by Ted Sirota

Meet Ted Sirota: Veteran Chicago drummer, Ted Sirota, has been playing the drums since 1980. Ted has lead his own band, Ted Sirota's Rebel Souls, since 1996. Rebel Souls have recorded five CD's for the Naim & Delmark labels. Ted has also played every Saturday night from 12:30-5:00am at Chicago's top jazz club, The Green Mill, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Joe Hunt Group: New York, NY, May 12, 2012

Read "Joe Hunt Group: New York, NY,  May 12, 2012" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

Joe Hunt Group
Smalls Jazz Club
New York, NY
May 12, 2012

“It's tough keeping up with these young bloods," Joe Hunt said to the audience with a smile. He was referring to three student musicians from the New England Conservatory (where Hunt directs an ensemble), all of whom are a half century younger than ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Eleven Current 2011 Releases From Dreambox Media!

DMJ-1129 DENIS DiBLASIO / BRIAN BETZ Project: Flute / Guitar Denis DiBlasio's latest new release is another duo recording with guitarist Brian Betz, who this time around displays his rich acoustic guitar with DiBlasio exclusively on flute in an eight-tune program of all-original compositions. DMJ-1130 JORDAN BERGER's First Acoustic and electric bassist Jordan Berger's First comprises eight original compositions ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Eddie Gomez: The Playing is Free

Read "Eddie Gomez: The Playing is Free" reviewed by Donald Elfman

Eddie Gomez is known throughout the world as a consummate bassist, sterling educator and a musician active in a wide variety of musical settings. He has been on the music scene for more than 40 years and has worked with everyone from Bobby Darin to Giuseppi Logan. Gomez moved from Puerto Rico as a child and ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

In Memoriam: George Russell 1923-2009

Read "In Memoriam: George Russell 1923-2009" reviewed by AAJ Staff

George was such an inspiration to all of us in his sextet. He encouraged us to go beyond our limitations by introducing and suggesting fresh new concepts. As band members (students) he gave us the encouragement we needed to go further and deeper into our musical improvisations.



Playing in his band was a ...

ARTICLE: HIGHLY OPINIONATED

Why George Russell Will Always Live in Time

Read "Why George Russell Will Always Live in Time" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

A measure of just how underrated a musician he was in his lifetime is reflected in the fact that even three days after he passed on most of the major publications had not even reported his death, much less celebrated his life in the glowing terms that he so richly deserved. Perhaps this was because oddly ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Joe Hunt

Read "Joe Hunt" reviewed by Matthew Miller

It's been a long time since drummer Joe Hunt called New York home, but you wouldn't know that to talk with him. “I want to spend more time in New York," intoned the veteran drummer over the phone during a recent interview between reminiscences of Ornette, The Five Spot, Bill Evans and the whirlwind pace of ...


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