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Etienne Mbappe: Silky Master of the 4th Dimension

Read "Etienne Mbappe: Silky Master of the 4th Dimension" reviewed by Alan Bryson

Etienne Mbappe plays bass so smoothly that you could imagine he wears silk gloves—and you would be correct. In fact he is the only musician in the world who has an endorsement deal with a silk glove manufacturer. He is a musician's musician, a world class bassist based in Paris. Originally from Cameroon in Western Africa, ...

ARTICLE: SOCAL JAZZ

Oz Noy: Fun With Fusion

Read "Oz Noy: Fun With Fusion" reviewed by Jim Worsley

From Israel to jny: New York City to the inner sanctum of our brains, Oz Noy has engaged us along his journey with his commanding depth and flavorfully diverse sound. He is most often referred to as a guitar wizard. As much as that is true, it doesn't convey the level of artistry and compositional complexities ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Tal Wilkenfeld: Love Remains

Read "Love Remains" reviewed by Doug Collette

Prior to the release of Love Remains, Australian-born Tal Wilkenfeld may have been best known for her talent on the bass in the company of Jeff Beck circa Live at Ronnie Scott's (Eagle Video, 2008). In the interim, however, she has been busy with stints playing for a disparate range of artists including Jackson Browne and ...

ARTICLE: TALKING 2 MUSICIANS

The Multifaceted Mike Seal

Read "The Multifaceted Mike Seal" reviewed by Alan Bryson

He's an extraordinarily talented guitarist whose musical interests range from jazz and bluegrass to classical music. Mike Seal has been active on the Southern music scene for over a decade and is based in Nashville, Tennessee. His grandfather was a gifted self taught gospel guitarist in rural Virginia, and his older brother, Rob Seal, is a ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Wayne Krantz

Jazz Musician of the Day: Wayne Krantz

All About Jazz is celebrating Wayne Krantz's birthday today!

Ex-sideman with Steely Dan, Michael Brecker, Billy Cobham and others, has made six albums under his own name since 1991; three on the Enja label ("Signals", “Long to Be Loose" and “2 Drink Minimum"), one on the Alchemy label ("Separate Cages") and, most recently, the self-produced ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jeff Berlin: Joe Frazier Round 3 (CD Single)

Read "Joe Frazier Round 3 (CD Single)" reviewed by John Kelman

In the world of music, there are plenty of “could have beens," but far fewer “should have beens." Count Jeff Berlin amongst the latter. The American electric bassist first made a number of marks in the second half of the musically innovative 1970s on a series of '76 recordings by singers Patti Austin and Esther Phillips, ...

ARTICLE: SOCAL JAZZ

Tal Wilkenfeld Live At The Belly Up Tavern

Read "Tal Wilkenfeld Live At The Belly Up Tavern" reviewed by Jim Worsley

To be blessed with such an abundance of talent, vision, and spirit is a precious gift. We are all so very fortunate that Tal Wilkenfeld shares that appropriately bestowed gift with us every time she walks onto a stage or into a recording studio.

Wednesday night, November 15, 2017, the now 30 year old ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Wayne Krantz

Jazz Musician of the Day: Wayne Krantz

All About Jazz is celebrating Wayne Krantz's birthday today!

Ex-sideman with Steely Dan, Michael Brecker, Billy Cobham and others, has made six albums under his own name since 1991; three on the Enja label ("Signals", “Long to Be Loose" and “2 Drink Minimum"), one on the Alchemy label ("Separate Cages") and, most recently, the self-produced ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

King Crimson at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier / Massey Hall

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Part 1 | Part 2


An Evening with King Crimson
Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier / Massey Hall
Le Festival International de Jazz de Montréal / Non-Festival Event
Montréal, Canada / Toronto, Canada
July 3, 2017 / July 5, 2017

Having covered the reunited, refreshed and reinvigorated “seven-headed Beast of ...

Take Five with Brian Kastan

Read "Take Five with Brian Kastan" reviewed by Brian Kastan

About Brian Kastan
Brian Kastan plays electric/acoustic guitar, electric bass, and composes soundtracks for T.V. and Film. He played guitar on Rhys Chatham's A Crimson Grail (Nonsuch Records, 2010) which was recorded live at Lincoln Center. is an award winning nature photographer with gallery shows in NYC, Europe and Asia. He holds a Bachelor's degree ...