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The Flying Horse Big Band: The Bat Swings!

Read "The Bat Swings!" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Although The Bat Swings! could well be taken for a baseball analogy, the focus of this third CD by the University of Central Florida's high-powered Flying Horse Big Band is on music associated with the campy Batman TV series from the late 1960s that starred Adam West as the masked superhero and Burt Ward as his ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Bill Evans: Another Time: The Hilversum Concert

Read "Another Time: The Hilversum Concert" reviewed by Geno Thackara

As charmed good-luck magnets go, producer Zev Feldman is the jazz world's equivalent of the guy who keeps winning the lottery year after year. He and Resonance Records specialize in finding and curating unreleased gems to share with the wider world--not dodgy bootlegs, but quality material in terms of content and sound--and giving each discovery the ...

ARTICLE: FILM REVIEWS

Bill Evans: Time Remembered (The Life and Music of Bill Evans)

Read "Bill Evans: Time Remembered (The Life and Music of Bill Evans)" reviewed by Troy Dostert

Bill Evans: Time Remembered (The Life and Music of Bill Evans) A Film by Bruce Spiegel 2016 In the opening segment of Bruce Spiegel's splendid Bill Evans documentary, Time Remembered, Evans explains in an early interview: “Ultimately, I came to the conclusion that all I must do is take care ...

ARTICLE: FILM REVIEWS

Bill Evans: Time Remembered The Life And Music Of Bill Evans

Read "Bill Evans:  Time Remembered The Life And Music Of Bill Evans" reviewed by Peter Jurew

Bill Evans: Time Remembered The Life And Music of Bill Evans A Film By Bruce Spiegel 2016 Eight years in the making, Bruce Spiegel's touching documentary on the life and music of the late, great, and mysterious pianist is a must-see for jazz history buffs, as well as ...

Montreux Through The Decades: Jazz Recordings, Part One

Read "Montreux Through The Decades: Jazz Recordings, Part One" reviewed by Ian Patterson

To celebrate Montreux Jazz Festival's 50th edition in 2016, and as a posthumous tribute to the festival's founder, the late Claude Nobs, All About Jazz is launching a new column entitled Montreux Through the Decades, which will periodically present reviews of officially released live recordings from MJF, from its first edition in 1967 to the present. ...

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Bill Evans: Sweden, 1970

Bill Evans: Sweden, 1970

In the spring of 1970, pianist Bill Evans was in Europe on tour with bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Marty Morell. They made stops in Finland, Denmark, Germany and Sweden. In Finland, he visited the home of composer Ilkka Kuusisto, where Evans was filmed by Finnish TV in conversation with guests and performing three songs. For ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Duke Ellington Orchestra at Arizona Musicfest

Read "Duke Ellington Orchestra at Arizona Musicfest" reviewed by Patricia Myers

Duke Ellington Orchestra Highlands Church 2015 Arizona Musicfest Scottsdale, Arizona February 6, 2015 The Duke Ellington Orchestra delivered a solid mix of swing and ballads from the colossal repertoire of its namesake and his gifted composing colleague, Billy Strayhorn. The enduring sophistication of their collaborative creativity was interpreted by a ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

A Jazz Matinee with Larry Camp, Marty Morell, Bruce Wallace

A Jazz Matinee with Larry Camp, Marty Morell, Bruce Wallace

Bassist Bruce Wallace opened the South County Jazz Club's 2014-15 concert season Friday afternoon with a top-notch trio whose members had never worked together in this personnel grouping. It featured guitarist Larry Camp and drummer Marty Morell, best known in jazz circles for his seven-year stint in pianist Bill Evans' trio from 1968 to 1975. Musically, ...

NEWS: EDUCATION

The Toughest High School Jazz Competition Goes National

The Toughest High School Jazz Competition Goes National

Orlando, FL - “It’s the only talent competition of its kind in North America,” Jeff Rupert, Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Central Florida (UCF) said Monday. Five* of the nation’s best high school age Jazz musicians will come to Orlando in March, 2014, to perform with the UCF All-Star High School Jazztet, that ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Marty Morell on Bill Evans (PT. 3)

Marty Morell on Bill Evans (PT. 3)

If you think listening to Bill Evans' albums is an emotional ride, imagine what it was like to play drums in his trio. Marty Morell [pictured] had that honor as a member of the pianist's trio for seven years—longer than any other drummer. From 1968 to 1975, Marty toured, recorded albums and grew close to the ...


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