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Ryan Keberle, Frank Woeste: Reverso: Suite Ravel

Read "Reverso: Suite Ravel" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Ryan Keberle, trentasettenne trombonista dell'Indiana, e Frank Woeste, quarantaduenne pianista di Hannover, il primo con alle spalle rendez-vous piuttosto variopinti (da David Bowie a Maria Schneider, da Wynton Marsalis a Woody Allen), il secondo ormai da una ventina d'anni inserito nel milieu jazzistico francese, si abbinano a una coppia di musicisti che sembrano in qualche modo ...

Stephane Wrembel: The Django Experiment I & II

Read "The Django Experiment I & II" reviewed by Peter Jurew

When guitarist extraordinaire Stephane Wrembel was invited to appear at the 2012 Academy Award to play his composition, “Bistro Fada," the theme song for Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris, it represented a high point in the modern history of the genre known as “Gypsy jazz." Inspired by the original Quintette du le Hot Club de France, ...

ARTICLE: NEW YORK @ NIGHT

Django A Gogo 2017 Music Festival

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Django A Gogo 2017 Music Festival
Carnegie Hall
New York, NY
March 3, 2017

Stephane Wrembel, the France-born, Berklee-educated guitarist now based in New Jersey, produced the first Django A Gogo festival in 2004 as a single evening to pay homage to Django Reinhardt. Since then, the “Gypsy ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

David Krakauer: The Big Picture

Read "The Big Picture" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Il tema di questo album, come il titolo fa intendere, è la musica da film. Il materiale, ovviamente rimodulato in stile-Krakauer, proviene, in ordine di apparizione, da Cabaret di Bob Fosse (musica di John Kander), ovviamente La vita è bella di Benigni (e Piovani), Midnight in Paris, Radio Days e Amore e guerra di Woody Allen ...

NEWS: EVENT

Debbie Harry Adds Additional Shows To Sold Out Cafe Carlyle Residency

While perhaps best known for her trailblazing 40-year career with iconic Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame band Blondie, Debbie Harry has always staunchly resisted the option of coasting on her laurels. Instead she has followed an idiosyncratic path that has demonstrated her restless creative spirit, wide-ranging interests and diverse skills. She has performed alongside Marina Abramovic's performance art, collaborated ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

ICP Orchestra Plus Ken Vandermark/Nate Wooley at FringeArts

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ICP Orchestra
FringeArts
Ars Nova Workshops
Philadelphia, PA
January 11, 2015

Despite a cold and damp Sunday night in January, a packed house came to hear a stellar group of musicians from the Netherlands for a performance at the FringeArts Center in the Old City section of town. This ...

Pryor Experiences

Read "Pryor Experiences" reviewed by Skip Heller

If it seems like everything is being anthologized into a box set these days, that's because it is. While on a trip to Amoeba Music (the enormous record store from where I live about a block), I took stock of all kinds of box sets. There was even one of the Mitch Miller Sing Along With ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Dick Hyman: The Beat Goes On

Read "Dick Hyman: The Beat Goes On" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Composer, arranger, bandleader, pianist, soloist and accompanist Dick Hyman has already lived several jazz lifetimes, and as he contemplates his 86th birthday in March 2013, his career shows no sign of slowing down.

A New York City native, Hyman served as pianist with a Dixieland band and with Lester Young at the December 1949 opening ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Jimmy Herring: Subject to Change without Notice

Read "Subject to Change without Notice" reviewed by Ian Patterson

It's been four years since Lifeboat (Abstract Logix, 2008), guitarist Jimmy Herring's outstanding debut as leader. Herring hasn't been idle though, recording and touring with Widespread Panic. And given that it took several decades to make the first CD, four years isn't so long to wait for another-especially one this good. The emphasis is emphatically on ...

Ernie Kovacs and Edie Adams For Beginners

Read "Ernie Kovacs and Edie Adams For Beginners" reviewed by Skip Heller

Fifty years after his death, Ernie Kovacs is de rigueur. Mainstream, even. His angular, imaginative approach to humor was impossible to imitate, but his influence on television-specifically television comedy-is intractable. He's the Thelonious Monk of the small screen. And just trying to play in a Monkish style always points out that Monk is Monk and nobody ...