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ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

Dan Bilawsky's Best Releases Of 2015

Read "Dan Bilawsky's Best Releases Of 2015" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

A theme for this year's list? How about “Jazz Unbound?" I initially planned on placing my picks into different categories, as I've often done in the past. But I thought better of it. The releases that caught my ear in 2015 cover the entire spectrum of possibility--winning straight-ahead outings, audacious affairs, dynamic debuts, intimate encounters, stellar ...

Chris McNulty: Eternal

Read "Eternal" reviewed by Blaine Fallis

Losing a child. The pain can't be explained, although a close personal friend of ours lost their first born during childbirth. After the months of preparation, the painting of rooms, the choosing of a name. In response to their loss, they built a gorgeous rose garden, and placed poetic emblems on the back fence. And our ...

Chris McNulty: Eternal

Read "Eternal" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Eternal is a work of love and loss, a celebration of life, and a poignant piece of artistic expression. Vocalist Chris McNulty crafted this album as a tribute to her son, Sam, who passed away in 2011.

This album took shape in the days following Hurricane Sandy in 2012, as McNulty, with no ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Paul Bollenback: Portraits In Space And Time

Read "Portraits In Space And Time" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Guitarist Paul Bollenback is valued by listeners and musicians alike for his incisive and inventive guitar work, wholly in the tradition while simultaneously branching out beyond the same old same old. His playing has been a key ingredient--in some cases, the key ingredient--in much of organ kingpin Joey DeFrancesco's recorded output, saxophonist Jim Snidero's highly praised ...

Chris McNulty: The Song That Sings You Here

Read "The Song That Sings You Here" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Great art often results from conflict, pain or loss. Australian-born singer Chris McNulty notes that The Song That Sings You Here, in spite of being conceived and recorded before she suffered the death of her son Sam, could have just as easily been conceived and recorded after, summing these circumstances into a type of preemptive creative ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

9th Annual Wall Street Jazz Festival in Kingston, NY

Labor Day weekend, August 31-September 1, Uptown Kingston, presenting this year's festival opens on Friday, August 31, at 8:00 p.m. with “The Art of the Duo." Held at BackStage Productions, a renovated nineteenth-century vaudeville house on Wall Street, this unique format will present four renowned jazz artists performing in various duo combinations. And at just $15 ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Chris McNulty: A Siren From Down Under

Read "Chris McNulty: A Siren From Down Under" reviewed by Ludwig vanTrikt

Chris McNulty emigrated to New York City, from her native home in Melbourne, Australia, in 1988. Since then she's released five recordings, with Waltz For Debby (Discovery, 1991) first introducing the Australian singer to American audiences. On that record, she wrote what would ultimately become the official, published lyrics to Miles Davis' classic “Blue in Green." ...

Jim Snidero: Interface

Read "Interface" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Alto saxophonist Jim Snidero is a masterful mainstream jazz man, though he's proven his versatility and overall musical acumen, including a third stream lean, on his Strings (Fantasy Jazz, 2003), a set that featured a jazz quartet teamed with strings.

Interface finds Snidero back in a straight-ahead frame of mind, teamed, for his ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Soweto Gospel Choir Come to Swansea Grand Theatre

Two-time Grammy Award winners--Soweto Gospel Choir come to Swansea Grand Theatre as part of their autumn UK tour. Following enormous success on their last visit to the city, they have a brand new concert show Soweto Gospel Choir In Concert, which they will perform at the Grand on 10 October as part of the Swansea Festival ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Scott Tinkler: Trumpet Down Under

Read "Scott Tinkler: Trumpet Down Under" reviewed by Ludwig vanTrikt

Bassist/composer Lindsey Horner recently said, “I think one thing that has really changed in the past quarter century is that the music has become so broad, so truly international and genre-encompassing that the days when jazz was one very definable, finite thing are well and truly gone." These remarks also serve to introduce this interview with ...


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