Content by tag "Time"

Philadelphia Jazz: A Brief History

Read "Philadelphia Jazz: A Brief History" reviewed by Jack McCarthy

This article was first published at the Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia website.

Jazz began to emerge as a distinct musical style around the turn of the twentieth century, a merging of two vernacular African American musical styles—ragtime and blues—with elements of popular music. New Orleans, the “cradle of jazz," was the most important city ...

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Jakob Bro: Time

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Jakob Bro è un ancor giovane chitarrista danese (classe 1978) che sta incominciando a ricevere i giusti riconoscimenti e le dovute attenzioni, non solo per le sue collaborazioni con leggendari musicisti come Tomasz Stanko, Paul Motian e Bill Frisell. Le incisioni per la sua Loveland Records ci mostrano l'evoluzione da un neo bop de-strutturato e contaminato con le nuove tecnologie ...

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Quartet of nightclubs take part in inaugural (Philadelphia) Center City Jazz Festival

Quartet of nightclubs take part in inaugural (Philadelphia) Center City Jazz Festival

Four downtown nightclubs in Philadelphia will be hosting a jazz festival on April 28. The Center City Jazz Festival, a one-day event, will feature dozens of musicians spread over several blocks. Most of the performers will be younger talent who missed Philadelphia's jazz heyday of the '70s and '80s, with a few old heads to hold ...

January 2012: Craig Ebner, Ravi Coltrane, Lucas Brown and Norman David

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Craig Ebner Quartet

Moonstone Arts Center

January 13, 2012

Craig Ebner, a Philadelphia based guitarist best known for his work with organist Joey DeFrancesco, led his quartet through a brief yet powerful set at the Moonstone Arts Center in Center City Philadelphia. Now in its third year, the Moonstone Arts Center operates out ...

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Jakob Bro: Time

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Hearing music is a journey towards discovering the world anew. If anything, this is a philosophy that the young Danish guitarist Jakob Bro has taken to heart. Throughout a career that has seen him playing in a wide range of constellations, among them groups led by trumpeter Tomasz Stańko and the late drum legend Paul Motian, ...

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John Funkhouser Trio: Time

Read "Time" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

A sad indictment of much contemporary music is that it has been over-intellectualized. With fun expunged from the soul of music, it becomes so wooden and hard to enjoy that it may as well never have been released--even made--at all. However, on the occasion when intellect and soul meet, music of exceptional beauty and exceedingly important ...

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Morgan Childs Quintet: Time

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It is no exaggeration to suggest that the energy of this quintet, led by drummer Morgan Childs, brings back memories of an era when Art Blakey led Messengers bands that included saxophonists such as Wayne Shorter and trumpeters like Terrance Blanchard or Wynton Marsalis. This quintet sounds as crafted and tight on Time as some of ...

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Bill Fulton: Time

Read "Time" reviewed by Todd S. Jenkins

Keyboardist, composer and arranger Bill Fulton has achieved an amazing coup for contemporary jazz with Time. He has successfully broken the curse that has hung over jazz keyboards since the early 1980s, using excellent arrangements and a tight group of performers to give these combo tracks the sense of a larger ensemble. Bright production and a ...