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Kevin Hays / Lionel Loueke: Hope

Read "Hope" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

New York/Paris-based Newvelle Records, the vinyl-only subscription label, is well into its second season of six planned releases. The second of these albums is the Kevin Hays and Lionel Loueke duo outing, Hope. Pianist Hays plays with his namesake trio as well as the Bill Stewart Trio and has worked with Sonny Rollins, Benny Golson, Ron ...

WDR Jazzfest 2017

Read "WDR Jazzfest 2017" reviewed by Phillip Woolever

WDR Jazzfest
Gutersloh, Germany
February 2-4, 2017

The best friend of German jazz and a considerable number of passionate followers is probably a state funded media institution.

In a relatively short time span of six years, the WDR Jazzfest has blossomed from infancy to impressive European stature. WDR, ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

Top 25 "Read" Album Reviews: 2016

Read "Top 25 "Read" Album Reviews: 2016" reviewed by Michael Ricci

All About Jazz tracks how often an album review is read, and the reviews listed below represent our top twelve published in 2016.

Evolution
Dr. Lonnie Smith
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: January 4, 2016

Spark
Hiromi
by Jeff Winbush

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

John Scofield: Jazz Inspires You To Try Something Different

Read "John Scofield: Jazz Inspires You To Try Something Different" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

In a career that has spanned over several decades with releases that have encompassed various types of musical styles and sounds, guitarist John Scofield has always managed to emphasize the importance of melody by building fragments of hummable tunes around musically abstract compositions. His record Country for Old Men (Impulse!, 2016)--the title is a play on ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Steve Slagle: Alto Manhattan

Read "Alto Manhattan" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Alto Manhattan is Latino for the New York City neighborhood “upper Manhattan" (or “the heights"). It's also where veteran alto saxophonist/flutist Steve Slagle lives, making for a nice bit of wordplay in the album title. This is a well-balanced program, with just a bit more Latin tinge than average. “Family" launches the set with Latin-flavored hard ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

The Power Quintet at Jazz Standard

Read "The Power Quintet at Jazz Standard" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The Power Quintet
Jazz Standard
New York, NY
December 3, 2016

The age of the collective-minded outfit in jazz is upon us. While the concept of democratically-driven bands is hardly new or unique, more and more artists seem to be taking to the idea with gusto, pooling their ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

John Scofield's Country for Old Men at the Ardmore Music Hall

Read "John Scofield's Country for Old Men at the Ardmore Music Hall" reviewed by Mike Jacobs

John Scofield's Country for Old Men
The Ardmore Music Hall
Ardmore, PA
September 24, 2016

There are probably only are a handful of guitarists with a catalog as deep and stylistically diverse as John Scofield's. One of the obvious perils that these artists encounter when touring is facing an audience with ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Sco: Country for Old Men

Sco: Country for Old Men

Earlier this year, guitarist John Scofield won a Grammy for his album, Past Present. Released in 2015, Past Present came on the heels of tough times for Sco—the 2013 passing of his son, Evan, to sarcoma at age 26. Sco's music on the album was haunting and pained, the ache of a father and a family ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

John Scofield: Country for Old Men

Read "John Scofield: Country for Old Men" reviewed by John Kelman

When guitarist Bill Frisell first began a more decided focus on roots music, bluegrass and country & western music with the release of 1996's Nashville (Nonesuch), despite being largely very well-received, jazz purists rankled when the largely bluegrass/folk-informed album began to garner awards like Downbeat Magazine's Best Jazz Album of the Year. While Frisell's oftentimes Americana-tinged ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

John Scofield: Country for Old Men

Read "Country for Old Men" reviewed by Maurizio Comandini

La vita spesso sa essere molto crudele. Nella sua lunga parabola artistica il chitarrista John Scofield, nato a Dayton (Ohio) nel dicembre del 1951, ha avuto numerose soddisfazioni di grande spessore, dalle esperienze come sideman nei gruppi di Charles Mingus, Miles Davis, Chet Baker, George Duke, Joe Henderson, Billy Cobham ed Herbie Hancock, per citare solo ...


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