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ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Dave Douglas: There's Wisdom Everywhere in the Universe

Read "Dave Douglas: There's Wisdom Everywhere in the Universe" reviewed by Dave Wayne

We're republishing this June 2013 in celebration of the 10 year anniversary of Dave Douglas's Greenleaf Music record label.

When All About Jazz last spoke with trumpeter, multi-bandleader, teacher, composer, marathon runner, podcaster, and record label head honcho Dave Douglas in November, 2011, he was in the Ukraine on the last leg of a ...

Oteil Burbridge: Profile of a Folk Jazz Player

Read "Oteil Burbridge: Profile of a Folk Jazz Player" reviewed by Ben Scholz

Rarely does the opportunity to interview a touring musician arrive with much advance notice. Schedules tend to be dictated by airline departure times, hotel check-out policies and sound checks. If I am lucky, I'll know of an upcoming show in town a few weeks in advance and can plan accordingly. If the artist has a few ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Bottom’s Up: John Clayton, Rodney Whitaker, Victor Wooten at the Mesa Arts Center

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Bottom's Up: John Clayton, Rodney Whitaker, Victor Wooten
Mesa Arts Center
Mesa, AZ
September 27, 2013

West Coast bassist John Clayton created a trio called “Bottom's Up" with fellow bassists Rodney Whitaker and Victor Wooten for a 90-minute concert that showcased their collective and individual talent. An audience opting to attend ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Music Without Borders Presents Upcoming NYC Concerts

Music Without Borders, a music and arts consulting firm based in Stamford, CT, is pleased to announce highlights of its upcoming NYC concert calendar. MWB has long been associated with producing concert events at diverse venues such as Symphony Space, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the Beacon Theater, the 92nd Street Y, and the Rubin Museum of ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Christian Spering: Inside Bach

Read "Inside Bach" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

The arrangement of violin sonatas and partitas, and the cello suites of Johan Sebastian Bach for solo double bass is a tasking and rare challenge, especially for improvising bassists. Classically trained bassist like Edgar Meyer have transposed Bach's cello suites to double bass on the critically acclaimed Bach: Unaccompanied Cello Suites Performed on Double Bass (Sony, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Yo-Yo Ma / Stuart Duncan / Edgar Meyer / Chris Thile: The Goat Rodeo Sessions

Read "The Goat Rodeo Sessions" reviewed by Lawrence Peryer

The Goat Rodeo Sessions is the perhaps not-so-unlikely collaboration between mandolinist Chris Thile, bassist Edgar Meyer, fiddle player Stuart Duncan and ubiquitous cellist Yo-Yo Ma. These four master musicians have together made some of the most lyrical and captivating music of 2011.

As expected, the playing is superlative. The compositions were born of ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Bertram Turetzky: Contrabass Pioneer

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Contrabassist Bertram Turetzky's career is nothing short of extraordinary. He almost single handedly redefined the role of the bass in 20th Century classical music, from one of back row support to that of featured and celebrated soloist. Even within the confines of classical music, Turetzky's range is huge: he is a master of early, pre- Bach ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Tyson Ailshie

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Meet Tyson Ailshie: Tyson Ailshie hails from Denver, Colorado, where he writes and performs straight-ahead jazz music in trio and duo settings as a group leader. Combining original compositions with deep grooves and intimate settings of eclectic jazz standards, he is beginning to make a name for himself in the Denver area, having performed most recently ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

15th Anniversary of the Litchfield Jazz Festival

Read "15th Anniversary of the Litchfield Jazz Festival" reviewed by Marcia Hillman

Litchfield Jazz Festival
Kent, Connecticut
August 6-8, 2010
The green hills of Kent, Connecticut resounded once more with the sound of jazz as the 15th Anniversary of the Litchfield Jazz Festival settled in from Friday, August 6th through Sunday, August 8th. This year the main stage was again indoors in the newly air-conditioned hockey ...