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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ron Jackson: Standards and Other Songs

Read "Standards and Other Songs" reviewed by Peter Hoetjes

Ron Jackson may have the bluesiest seven-string guitar in New York City. He peppers a carefully deliberate swing throughout every track on Standards And Other Songs, joined by Nathan Brown on acoustic bass and Darrell Green at the drum kit. As suggested by its simple title, the album is a collection covering a broad range of ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Tenor Saxophonist Lawrence Clark To Celebrate The Release Of His Sophomore Album "Inner Visions" Featuring Jeremy Pelt And Duane Eubanks

Tenor Saxophonist Lawrence Clark To Celebrate The Release Of His Sophomore Album "Inner Visions" Featuring Jeremy Pelt And Duane Eubanks

Tenor saxophonist Lawrence Clark will celebrate the release of his sophomore album Inner Visions on August 9, 2019, with a special concert at The LetLove Inn in Astoria, NY. His new album, offered through the European Jazz Tribes label, features trumpeters Jeremy Pelt and Duane Eubanks with David Bryant, piano and Rhodes; Darrell Green, drums; and ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Charlotte Jazz Festival 2019

Read "Charlotte Jazz Festival 2019" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Charlotte Jazz Festival
Charlotte, North Carolina
April 29 -May 4, 2019

Longtime Charlotte, North Carolina jazz fans have fond memories of JazzCharlotte, a free outdoor weekend jazz festival that ran for eight years from 1986 to 1993. A spinoff from the popular SpringFest, it was a Fall festival that included stages presenting ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Charlotte Jazz Festival 2019

Read "Charlotte Jazz Festival 2019" reviewed by Perry Tannenbaum

Patina Miller, The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, The Future of Jazz Orchestra, Maria Muldaur, Carlos Henriquez, Paul Nedzela, and Donna Hopkins
Charlotte Jazz Festival
Charlotte, NC
May 1-4, 2019

Presented by the Leon Levine Foundation and staged by Blumenthal Performing Arts, the Charlotte Jazz Festival is continuing to grow incrementally ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Avi Rothbard: City Colors

Read "City Colors" reviewed by Tyran Grillo

Guitarist Avi Rothbard, born in Israel and, since 1999, a mover and shaker in New York City, enjoys a distinguished career as a jazz performer and clinician. Sadly, his time in the studio has been intermittent at best. City Colors, his third leader date in 15 years, is his fullest résumé on record. Rothbard is a ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Cafe Stritch Presents: "A Rahsaan Roland Kirk Tribute Week”

Cafe Stritch Presents: "A Rahsaan Roland Kirk Tribute Week”

San Jose, CA: Cafe Stritch, formerly Eulipia Restaurant in San Jose, continues its heritage of presenting first-rate jazz by presenting a five-day tribute to the great Rahsaan Roland Kirk. In addition to three nights of performances by trombonist Steve Turre, the week’s activities include a number of diverse activities revolving around Rahsaan’s life and work. Betty Neals will be performing ...

NEWS: EVENT

Benny's Hardbop Jazz Sundays Live At Creole's

This Holiday Season finds Benny's Jazz Sundays at one of the most respected music rooms in the tri-state area. Creole's Supper and Music Club was built with the intention of presenting music in a warm environment. We keep returning to this venue because it is ideally situated and specifically designed for the enjoyment of “Real Jazz" We're sure that you'll enjoy ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Bill Cantrall & Axiom: Live at the Kitano

Read "Live at the Kitano" reviewed by Edward Blanco

The Kitano New York Hotel, in midtown Manhattan, offers one of the city's most intimate jazz lounge settings, and it is in this boutique hotel that trombonist Bill Cantrall follows up his critically acclaimed debut, Axiom (Up Swing, 2008), with an audacious second effort simply titled Live at the Kitano. Enlisting a core quintet group as ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Stan Killian: Unified

Read "Unified" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Unified is tenor saxophonist Stan Killian's third album and his debut for the Sunnyside label. It's high-quality, straight-ahead modern jazz, played with a real swing by Killian and his band, and enlivened by the contributions of three top-drawer guest horn players.

Leader/composer Killian hails from Texas, home of Texas tenors like Arnett Cobb ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Stan Killian: Unified

Read "Unified" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

Stan Killian is one of those voices that doesn't make a great deal of noise, especially on Unified. His tenor saxophone is by no means a quiet one, but his is a voice filled with a mature gravitas that seems to emerge from a deeper sense of wisdom. His tone is resonant and echoes with mellow ...