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ears&eyes Records: From Chicago to the World

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Those who feel that jazz has run out of steam, that there is nothing new to say, should encounter bassist and renaissance man, Matthew Golombisky, who runs the Chicago-based label ears&eyes. The name says it all. Golombisky is interested in what is going on around him. He is not only curious about music, but also passionate ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Nat Hentoff: The Never-Ending Ball

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This interview was first published at All About Jazz on June 23, 2010.

Nat Hentoff was eleven years old when, walking down the road one day in Boston, he heard music so exciting that he shouted with pleasure and ran into the shop to learn that the music was of clarinetist Artie Shaw. In ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Rova Channeling Coltrane: Electric Ascension

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John Coltrane's Ascension (Impulse, 1965) stands as a seminal moment in the development of modern jazz, presenting structured large group improvisation which renounced both the form and content of almost all previous models. It was never performed live, and this was one of the facts which initially captured the attention of the now venerable ROVA Saxophone ...

ARTICLE: TOP TEN LIST

John Coltrane: My Favorite Things (Not Including “My Favorite Things”)

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John Coltrane died on July 17, 1967 at the age of forty. Had he lived, he would have turned 90 on September 23rd of this year. When one considers the profound effect he had--not just on jazz, but on music as a whole--in the brief two decades of his career, it's not only daunting, but depressing, ...

Caroline Davis: Doors: Chicago Storylines

Read "Doors: Chicago Storylines" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Caroline Davis si è fatta le ossa, musicalmente parlando, a Chicago città nella quale coltiva una serie di amicizie eccellenti -il contrabbassista Art Davis e il tenorista Von Freeman su tutti -e dove decide di mettere in piedi il suo attuale quartetto. Diventa quindi un'esigenza storico-affettiva -ora che da qualche tempo si è stabilita a New ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

John Coltrane: A Love Supreme: The Complete Masters

Read "A Love Supreme: The Complete Masters" reviewed by Mark Corroto

For many a jazz fan John Coltrane's A Love Supreme is their personal desert island pick, the one recording they would not hesitate to live their days out listening to. Recorded on December 9, 1964, the session has endured as a document of the saxophonist's faith, as it was the proclamation of his rebirth from the ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Joe Albany: Now's The Time

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Pianist Joe Albany (1924-1988) is a musicological artifact within an art form full of them. Most recently, Albany has garnered attention through the movie and soundtrack Low Down (Bona Fide Productions, 2014, directed by Jeff Priess) based on the bracing, stream-of-conscience memoire written by his daughter, Amy-Jo Albany. His is a story told many times: near-genius ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Jack Mouse Group: Range of Motion

Read "Range of Motion" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Drummer and educator Jack Mouse has a versatile and prolific career. In addition to playing, among many others, with trumpeter Clark Terry, saxophonist James Moody and pianist Stan Kenton he has been actively involved in education as a faculty member at various institutions and as a writer for percussion magazines. His debut album Range of Motion ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five with Marquis Hill

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Meet Marquis Hill:
At age 26, Marquis Hill is already a well-known name on the Chicago jazz scene. After receiving a Bachelor's degree in Music Education/Jazz Studies, and studying privately at Northern Illinois University, he started performing heavily in Chicago. He has performed with artist such as: Dee Alexander, Tito Carrillo, Bobby Broom, Willie Pickens, ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Beyond A Love Supreme: John Coltrane And The Legacy Of An Album

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Beyond A Love Supreme:John Coltrane And The Legacy of An Album

Tony Whyton

Pages: 176

ISBN: 978-0-19-973323-1

Oxford University Press

2013

Few jazz icons have cast such a long shadow as saxophonist John Coltrane. Since his death at the age of 40 in 1967, ...