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Content by tag "abdullah ibrahim"

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

The Jazz Epistles featuring Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya at The Town Hall

Read "The Jazz Epistles featuring Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya at The Town Hall" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The Jazz Epistles featuring Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya
The Town Hall
New York, NY
April 27, 2017

There are rare instances when a musical message for the times manages to transcend its place, evolving into a message for all time. Such is the case with The Jazz Epistles, the first ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Ian Shaw With The Phil Ware Trio at The Workmans Club

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Ian Shaw With The Phil Ware Trio
The Workmans Club
jny:Dublin, Ireland
January 21, 2017

A full house at The Workmans Club for Ian Shaw with the Phil Ware Trio was a heartening sight. Anything less, however, would have been disappointing, for Shaw is rightly considered by many as one ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Jeff "Siege" Siegel Quartet: King Of Xhosa

Read "King Of Xhosa" reviewed by James Nadal

It is appropriate that the opening track on King Of Xhosa, is a hand drum invocation and an introduction in the Xhosa language of South Africa, as that is exactly where the origins and influences of this music came from. Drummer Jeff “Siege" Siegel and his quartet are augmented on this recording by Feya Faku, a ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Howard Johnson Celebrates His 75th With New CD And Concert At The Jazz Museum In Harlem on Sunday, January 29th at 2:30pm

Howard Johnson Celebrates His 75th With New CD And Concert At The Jazz Museum In Harlem on Sunday, January 29th at 2:30pm

Sun, January 29, 2017
2:30 PM- 5:00 PM EST The National Jazz Museum in Harlem
58 West 129th Street
New York, NY 10027 Featuring: Howard Johnson: baritone saxophone, tuba, penny whistle; Yayoi Ikawa: piano; Melissa Slocum: bass; Newman Taylor Baker: drums. Testimony includes eight tunes ranging from soulful to funky to bluesy to ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Jo Ann Daugherty: Bring Joy

Read "Bring Joy" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

On her third release as a leader Bring Joy, lyrical pianist Jo Ann Daugherty showcases her uniquely fluid style on the ten enchanting interpretations that comprise the album. Overall, as the title suggests, a jubilant ambience prevails. This is not to say that the music is monotonously celebratory, on the contrary it is vibrant and quite ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

The Blue Notes and the Brotherhood of Breath - Marching to a Different Drum

Read "The Blue Notes and the Brotherhood of Breath - Marching to a Different Drum" reviewed by Duncan Heining

Early one August morning in 1964, seven people crossed the border by train passing from South Africa into Mozambique. It was an unusual group of people--five black men, one white man and one white woman. Any “mixing of the races" was, of course, immediately suspicious in apartheid South Africa. The six men--Louis Moholo, Chris McGregor, Dudu ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Abdullah Ibrahim in Stunning Recital at the 30th Annual Oslo Jazz Festival

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Abdullah Ibrahim
Universitetets Aula
30th Annual Oslo Jazz Festival
Oslo, Norway
August 16, 2016

Alternately rhapsodic and episodic, pianist/composer Abdullah Ibrahim filled the airs of the 500- seat Universitetets Aula with melody upon melody, all of it improvised yet seemingly composed. The occasion was the ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Groove & Move - Gabriele Mitelli Pasquale Mirra: Water Stress

Read "Water Stress" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Eccola, finalmente fissata su disco, l'avventura denominata Groove & Move. Una serie di concerti memorabili aveva lasciato il segno nel cuore e nella mente degli spettatori ma per il duo formato da Gabriele Mitelli e Pasquale Mirra sembrava inevitabile il confronto con il disco, con la sua fisicità, i suoi limiti, le sue regole, le sue ...

Jazz From Around the World: Africa

Read "Jazz From Around the World: Africa" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

There is no doubt that African heritage, particularly that of west Africa is at the root of jazz. This is simply factual and is not meant to belittle the contributions of other cultures to its growth and development. In addition, as a genre, it has proven to have a wide universal appeal. For both reasons jazz ...

ARTICLE: HI-RES JAZZ

Songlines: An Independent Voice for New Music

Read "Songlines: An Independent Voice for New Music" reviewed by Mark Werlin

The independent Vancouver-based record label Songlines Recordings was established in 1992. Inspired by the contemporary jazz music scene in Vancouver, label founder Tony Reif began recording Canadian, American, Dutch, German and French composer-performers. Over the next two decades, the core group of musicians who recorded frequently for Songlines included Benoît Delbecq, Harris Eisenstadt, Gordon Grdina, Wayne ...


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