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NEWS: FESTIVAL

Brooklyn Jazz Underground Presents The 10th Annual BJU Festival @ Smalls & Shapeshifter Lab!

Brooklyn Jazz Underground Presents The 10th Annual BJU Festival @ Smalls & Shapeshifter Lab!

BROOKLYN JAZZ UNDERGROUND Presents
The 10th Annual Brooklyn Jazz Underground Festival
@ Smalls & Shapeshifter on August 17 & 18! The Brooklyn Jazz Underground is an association of independent artists with a shared commitment to creativity and community. Through cooperative efforts, the BJU aims to build a greater awareness of original music emerging ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Red Piano Records To Release The Frank Carlberg Large Ensemble: "Monk Dreams, Hallucinations And Nightmares"

Red Piano Records To Release The Frank Carlberg Large Ensemble: "Monk Dreams, Hallucinations And Nightmares"

RED PIANO RECORDS TO RELEASE
THE FRANK CARLBERG LARGE ENSEMBLE:
Monk Dreams, Hallucinations And Nightmares
Available February 10, 2017 The Frank Carlberg Large Ensemble is: Kirk Knuffke, John Carlson, Dave Smith, Jonathan Powell- trumpets; Alan Ferber, Brian Drye, Chris Washburn, Max Seeigel- trombones; John O'Gallagher, Jeremy Udden, Sam Sadigursky, Adam Kolker, ...

Lou Caputo Not So Big Band: Uh Oh!

Read "Uh Oh!" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Uh Oh! is the third recording by multi-instrumentalist Lou Caputo's Not So Big Band, which has been performing in New York City for more than a decade. The band's name epitomizes its relatively spare front line: two trumpets, three saxophones, trombone and tuba. There is, on the other hand, nothing spare about the band's ability to ...

Ma: Live

Read "Live" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Ma is part of London's endlessly intriguing Loop Collective, a grouping of younger-generation musicians and bands that includes pianist Ivo Neame, vibes player and drummer Jim Hart, trumpeter Rory Simmons and many others.

Saxophonist Tom Challenger leads Ma: he's joined in the core trio by Matt Calvert on synths and laptop and by Dave ...

George Bouchard: Listen To Your Dreams

Read "George Bouchard: Listen To Your Dreams" reviewed by Geannine Reid

Saxophonist George Bouchard was born and raised in Buffalo, New York. Bouchard completed a degree in Economics at the University of Buffalo and then joined the Navy where he was a musician in the service for the next four years. During this time, Bouchard completed the Berklee School of Music correspondence course in arranging. After the ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Scene Norway 2 at King's Place

Read "Scene Norway 2 at King's Place" reviewed by John Kelman

Scene Norway 2
Artist-in-Residence: Nils Petter Molvær
King's Place,
London, UK
November 15-17, 2013

Walking into King's Place, in London, England, is an experience in itself. A building opened in 2008 near King's Cross station in downtown London, it was built with the kind of foresight that is rare these ...

Dan Nicholls: Ruins

Read "Ruins" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Ruins is the debut release from keyboardist and composer Dan Nicholls. Nicholls is based in London, where he is a member of the ever-fascinating Loop Collective. He's declared that his music is inspired, at least in part, by “prevalent issues" such as the Arab Spring--a quick check of the song titles, or a glance at the ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Analog Players Society Release "Hurricane Season In Brooklyn"

Analog Players Society  Release "Hurricane Season In Brooklyn"

The rich, lively, multi-cultural vibe that Amon brings to his work as the leader and composer of the collective known as the Analog Players Society is the result of a lifetime of studying the groove. “I got interested in Turkish, West African and Middle Eastern music in college,” Amon recalls. “I eventually studied with Famadou Konate, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The Cloudmakers Trio With Ralph Alessi: Live At The Pizza Express

Read "Live At The Pizza Express" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

The Cloudmakers Trio brings together three of the most inventive players on the UK scene: vibraphonist and band originator Jim Hart, drummer Dave Smith and expat American bassist Michael Janisch. On its debut, Live At The Pizza Express (released on Janisch's Whirlwind Recordings), the band is joined by New York trumpeter Ralph Alessi. It's a beautifully ...

ARTICLE: JAZZLIFE UK

The Art Of The Song

Read "The Art Of The Song" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Singing is possibly the most universal of the arts, certainly of the musical arts. The human voice is the most portable of instruments, always there, always available. It's also the most expressive of instruments: almost every instrument invented in history has at some time or other been used to mimic the voice; none have truly succeeded.