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Forma e Poesia nel Jazz 2019

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XXII Forma e Poesia nel Jazz
Exma
Cagliari
26-29.9.2019

La passione e la tenacia di Nicola Spiga hanno condotto il festival cagliaritano Forma e Poesia nel Jazz fino alla ventiduesima edizione: traguardo ragguardevole per un'iniziativa che si regge sulle forze di un piccolo nucleo di persone. Quest'anno il festival ha ...

ARTICLE: SOCAL JAZZ

Peter Erskine: Up Front, In Time, and On Call, Part 2

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Part 1 | Part 2

This past February Peter Erskine greeted me at his studio with a warm smile and welcoming handshake. Nearly two hours later we had discussed many aspects of his long and storied career. We talked at length about his experiences with Jaco Pastorius, Wayne Shorter, and Joe Zawinul in Weather ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Newport Jazz Festival 2019

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Newport Jazz Festival
Fort Adams State Park
Newport, RI
August 2-4, 2019

The 65th Anniversary Newport Jazz Festival continued an established tradition of delivering an exceptional level of high quality musicianship. Over the three fully packed days (and one special evening at the International Tennis Hall of Fame) from August 2nd ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Alicia Olatuja at Dazzle

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Alicia Olatuja
Dazzle
Denver, CO
July 25, 2019

If Alicia Olatuja wasn't a singer, she could probably be a counselor. As it is, she's a counselor to the songs she sings. She develops personal relationships with them. It seems that she spends hours with them on the couch intently listening to ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Steve Haines: And the Third Floor Orchestra

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In the Fifties and Sixties it was very common to have jazz recordings that would feature a vocal or instrumental soloist like Ella Fitzgerald or Stan Getz in front of a full orchestra. That still happens today but nowhere as frequently as it once did. Bassist and composer Steve Haines revives that tradition with an amazing ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Shambhu: Soothing Guitar for Stressful Times

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The times we live in call for reflection and one of the ways of providing it is through music. Music can slow our lives down and make us live in the moment, but it can also connect people. Since he discovered music, guitarist and composer Shambhu Neil Vineberg has been on a journey that has seen ...

ARTICLE: JAZZ JOURNAL

Summer 2019

Read "Summer 2019" reviewed by Doug Collette

Jazz Journal is a regular column consisting of pithy takes on recent jazz releases of note as well as spotlights on those titles in the genre that might otherwise go unnoticed under the cultural radar.

Nick Sanders Trio
Playtime 2050
Sunnyside Records
2019

The music inside the cover ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Bob Sheppard: The Fine Line

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Ironically, probably the only reason that Bob Sheppard isn't a household name (other than in jazz households) is because he's such an in-demand sideman. Splitting his time between Los Angeles, and New York he also teaches jazz at The University of Southern California Thornton School of Music. But he's worked, amongst many others, with such jazz ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Salutes to Ma Rainey, Ella Fitzgerald and Blossom Dearie

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Winding up Jazz Appreciation Month with special birthday shout outs to the Mother of the Blues Ma Rainey, pianist Dorothy Donegan, vocalists Ella Fitzgerald, Barbara Streisand and Blossom Dearie, among others, with new concept recordings from Nancy Kelly (a tribute to Mark Murphy) , Christina Morrison (duets with five other women vocalists) and Ellynne Rey (a ...

Francesca Gaza e il Questionario di Proust

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Cantante, compositrice, polistrumentista, Francesca Gaza ha recentemente pubblicato il suo primo album da leader, intitolato Lilac for People (Auand Records).

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