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NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

2016: A Look Back At Deaths In Music

2016: A Look Back At Deaths In Music

In this mournful but important look back at a tragedy filled 2016, the Soundfly Team take a moment to remember and reflect on the all to numerous contributors to the music industry who passed away during the year and the legacy which they left behind. Guest Post by the Soundfly Team on Flypaper Well, it’s that time of ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

2016: The Year in Jazz

Read "2016: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling

The year 2016 bubbled with events and initiatives to strengthen jazz's place in American and world culture, as well as a variety of venue openings, closings and cancellations. Jazz hit the silver screen in many ways throughout the year, and International Jazz Day continued to thrive--complete with a major all-star concert at the White House. Pop ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

Mose Allison: Favorite Tracks

Mose Allison: Favorite Tracks

Yesterday, with the passing of jazz-folk pianist Mose Allison on Nov. 15, I posted a remembrance and my 2010 JazzWax interview in its entirety. Today, I want to feature 10 favorite Mose clips, so we all can appreciate how important and special he was. Here they are: Here's Warm Night (1957)... Here's Parchman Farm (1957)... Here's Crepuscular Air (1957)... Here's ...

NEWS: OBITUARY

Mose Allison (1927-2016)

Mose Allison (1927-2016)

Mose Allison, a jazz-folk pianist and singer-songwriter who brought white rural imagery to the urban jazz scene and was highly regarded by every musician who played with him, even those who were initially wary of his Mississippi roots, died on Nov. 15. He was 89. Mose was one of a kind. While Dr. John and Leon Russell ...

NEWS: OBITUARY

Mose Allison Is Gone

Mose Allison Is Gone

Mose Allison has died at the age of 89. A Mississippi pianist, singer, composer, songwriter and sometime trumpeter, Allison made his New York debut in the 1950s as a bebop pianist. He worked with Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Gerry Mulligan and a variety of other post-bop musicians, but came to fame employing his Mississippi folksiness and ...

NEWS: OBITUARY

Bob Cranshaw, 1932-2016

Bob Cranshaw, 1932-2016

Bassist Bob Cranshaw succumbed to bone cancer yesterday at his home in New York City. He was 83. He may be best remembered as Sonny Rollins’s bassist for more than half a century, but Cranshaw’s career also included mainstay work with Dexter Gordon, James Moody, Kai Winding, Wes Montgomery, Duke Pearson, Mose Allison, Oliver Nelson, and ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Buddy Guy: Can't Quit The Blues

Read "Buddy Guy: Can't Quit The Blues" reviewed by Doug Collette

The absolutely splendid Buddy Guy box set Can't Quit the Blues is worth (re)visiting on a number of fronts, the most immediate of which is that this icon of the blues has once again elevated his contemporary profile opening for Jeff Beck on tour during the summer of 2016 . But El Becko is only one ...

Kinga: Guess Who I Saw Today

Read "Guess Who I Saw Today" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Born in Poland and eventually settling in Ottawa, Ontario, Canadian songstress Kinga reveals her debut recording Guess Who I Saw Today presenting a terrific selection of standards and reimagined classics produced and arranged by friend and pianist extraordinaire Bill King. Gifted with a dark crisp voice, Kinga's love for jazz was developed at an early age ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Mose Allison: Thinkin' + Feelin'

Mose Allison: Thinkin' + Feelin'

Yesterday while writing, I had a terrible craving for Mose Allison. If you know Mose Allison's music, you know the feeling. There's a warm-weather quality about Mose's piano playing that combines happy-as-a-lark optimism with sage simplicity, sly humor and sophisticated note choices, rhythms and lyrics. Mose grew up in Mississippi, so he has the Delta in ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival 2016

Read "Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival 2016" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Saratoga Springs, NY
June 25-26, 2016

Plenty of fine music was presented at the 2016 version of Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival by musicians young, old and in between. On piano, for instance, it ranged from Joey Alexander, who turned 13 ...


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