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ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Eric Ineke: Surveying the European Jazz Scene

Read "Eric Ineke: Surveying the European Jazz Scene" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

[This is the fourth of the All About Jazz series on “The Many Faces of Jazz Today: Critical Dialogues" in which we explore the current state of jazz around the world with musicians, journalists, and entrepreneurs who give us their own unique perspectives.

Jazz originated in America, but Europe has made and still makes ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Michael Gibbs: Still Pushing The Envelope

Read "Michael Gibbs: Still Pushing The Envelope" reviewed by Ian Patterson

In a career spanning well over fifty years, veteran composer/arranger Michael Gibbs has chalked up a truly impressive range of credits, from Mahavishnu Orchestra to Jaco Pastorius, from Gary Burton to John Scofield and from Kenny Wheeler to Norma Winstone. The Zimbabwe-born maestro has worked with the very best jazz musicians on both sides of the ...

Doombalaya: Dinner

Read "Dinner" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Doombalaya--"Jambalaya" with “Doom" in place of “Jam"--grew out of 2009/2010 jam sessions among Tulane University (Louisiana) jazz student. Since then, they've become deeply integrated with New Orleans' musicians and musical scene, playing in clubs uptown and downtown. “Doombalaya is a New Orleans Jazz/Afrobeat/Rock band that tries to push the limits of what we can do. We ...

Musings on Jazz, Blues and the Sabbath

Read "Musings on Jazz, Blues and the Sabbath" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Margie Baker
Sings With So Many Stars
Consolidated Artists Productions
2014

Margie Baker didn't begin her career as a jazz and blues vocalist in the San Francisco area until she was nearly 40, but she made up for this delayed entry with endurance: She was often featured at the Monterey ...

Take Five With Martin Zenker

Read "Take Five With Martin Zenker" reviewed by Martin Zenker

Meet Martin Zenker:

Martin Zenker was born in Munich and has been a freelance bassist since 1987. Performance credits include Jimmy Cobb, Billy Hart, James Moody, Jim Snidero, Steve Grossman, Barbara Morrison, Peter King, Don Braden and many more. Now based in Hamburg, he was Professor of Bass and Jazz History in Seoul, South Korea ...

ARTICLE: AFROBEAT DIARIES

Part 19 - Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band: Live

Read "Part 19 - Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band: Live" reviewed by Chris May

Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band

Live

Grigri Discs

2011

Washington, DC-based Chopteeth isn't exactly an Afrobeat band, not all of the time anyway. Fela Kuti pieces figure in its set list, but so do “belle epoque" tunes from Guinea's Le Simandou De Beyla, Senegal's Orchestra Baobab, Congo's Tabu Ley Rochereau and ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Africa's Golden Age Revisited: Chopteeth Live!

Bursting with old-school big band power, Afrobeat crew Chopteeth know how to turn skeptical foot-tappers into shirt-whirling, wolf-whistling believers. The group regularly fills DC's dance floors with nostalgic African fans and American-born converts to the style exemplified by the now revered Fela Kuti. They've supported diverse acts from Aaron Neville to Gov't Mule, from Konono No. ...

ARTICLE: JAZZLIFE UK

There's No Such Thing as a British Jazz Scene

Read "There's No Such Thing as a British Jazz Scene" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

March and April 2010 were eventful months for JazzLife UK--my photo-documentary project on the jazz scene in Britain. Spring finally emerged from winter's grasp, snowdrops replaced snow drifts and jazz life got busier. Debates about jazz and the media took center-stage, at least for some of us, politicians limbered up for a General Election (I know ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Peter King

Read "Peter King" reviewed by Martin Longley

Even though the English alto saxophonist Peter King has only occasionally appeared in New York, over the decades he's visited often enough to be very gradually establishing a connection with the city's scene. This month, King is part of Made In The UK, a touring package organized and funded by The Arts Council Of England, with ...

Peter King and Liane Carroll at Dizzy's - Made in the UK Festival

Peter King and Liane Carroll at Dizzy's - Made in the UK Festival

Monday night at Dizzy's at Jazz at the Lincoln Center sees the launch of the Made in the UK jazz concert series, with shows by legendary British saxophonist Peter King (7.30pm) and award-winning singer-pianist Liane Carroll and her trio (9.30pm).

For nearly forty years saxophonist Peter King has been internationally recognised as Europe's leading Parker-disciple. His ...


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