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ARTICLE: UNDER THE RADAR

Jazz Education: The Next Generation, Part 2

Read "Jazz Education: The Next Generation, Part 2" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Part 1 of Jazz Education: The Next Generation explored how the early days of music and--specifically--jazz music was approached through various channels of formal education. The long, arduous process of creating an accepting environment for jazz education necessitated moving the art form from a vaudevillian status through a firewall of academic elitism and prejudice to a ...

Todd Coolman & Trifecta: Collectables

Read "Collectables" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Bassist Todd Coolman readily cops to his collections in the liner essay for this delightful date, noting a fondness for accumulating baseball caps, photos and drawings of birds, timepieces, and antique fishing tackle. But it's his collections from the realm of music--also cited in his writing(s)--that shape this date. He's amassed a stockpile of favorite songs ...

ARTICLE: GENERAL ARTICLES

I Nuovi Protagonisti dell'Orchestrazione - 1: Darcy James Argue - Ryan Truesdell - Orrin Evans

Read "I Nuovi Protagonisti dell'Orchestrazione - 1: Darcy James Argue - Ryan Truesdell - Orrin Evans" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Dopo la morte di Gil Evans e Thad Jones nella seconda metà degli anni ottanta e la progressiva uscita di scena di George Russell, il ruolo del compositore/orchestratore nel jazz ha sofferto di un gap generazionale. Meno marcato di quanto è apparso pubblicamente ma comunque consistente. Anche se negli anni novanta già operavano figure del calibro ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Idan Santhaus: There You Are

Read "There You Are" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

This debut release from composer/multi-reedist Idan Santhaus was a long time coming. There You Are actually started to take shape in April of 2008, when four of these tracks were recorded with a solid sixteen piece band, but that was just the beginning. It took three more years for Santhaus to get back into the studio ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

KyungGu Lee: New Song

Read "New Song" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Jazz is all about artistic growth and an individual's willingness to move outside of his/her comfort zone to make it happen. Tenor saxophonist KyungGu Lee has firsthand knowledge of this fact; the Korean-born Lee had settled into a comfortable musical life in his native land, playing the clubs, teaching, and working the theater and television sides ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

NJPAC & WBGO Announce James Moody Democracy of Jazz Festival

NJPAC & WBGO Announce James Moody Democracy of Jazz Festival

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and WBGO Jazz 88.3FM announced today that they will inaugurate The James Moody Democracy of Jazz Festival, a weeklong celebration of jazz and the musical legacy of longtime Newarker and beloved jazz musician James Moody. Grammy Award-winning bassist and composer Christian McBride serves as Artistic Adviser to the Festival, ...

NEWS: EVENT

Louis Armstrong House Museum Holds Gala - Celebrating 25 Years!

Louis Armstrong House Museum Holds Gala  - Celebrating 25 Years!

A WHO'S WHO OF THE JAZZ WORLD TO CELEBRATE TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF GROWTH FOR THE MUSEUM Proceeds To Fund Continuing Operation of Satchmo's Corona, Queens, Home NEW YORK, NY: A who's who of the jazz and cultural world is slated to gather for the first annual fundraising gala celebrating the historic Louis Armstrong House Museum (LAHM) on Tuesday, ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With David White

Read "Take Five With David White" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet David White:

Trombonist/composer/arranger David White is a highly versatile musician who is building a strong reputation in the New York jazz scene. Since arriving in New York in 1999, he has performed frequently throughout the area and has shared the stage with such luminaries as Jon Faddis, Slide Hampton, James Weidman, Frank Lowe, Todd ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

James Moody: Moody 4B

Read "Moody 4B" reviewed by Edward Blanco

A stellar follow up to Moody 4A (IPO, 2009), saxophone icon James Moody presents the sequel Moody 4B, actually recorded the day after the first session with the same blue chip quartet. Legendary pianist Kenny Barron, renowned bassist Todd Coolman and versatile drummer Lewis Nash all lend their collective musical energy for this second date. Much ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

James Moody: Moody 4B

Read "Moody 4B" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

James Moody's 4B is a companion-piece--or continuation-of-sorts--of 2009's 4A. The two albums, while released a year apart, were recorded on back-to-back days in 2008. While the “B" status might lead to the conclusion that this is a consolation prize of an album, that's is hardly the case. Moody and his superb quartet, featuring fellow Dizzy Gillespie-alumnus ...