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ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Linley Hamilton: Strings Attached

Read "Linley Hamilton: Strings Attached" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Nearly all recordings are labours of love. Passion and a huge amount of work are the essential ingredients. Some recordings in particular, however, mark the realization of a life-long dream. For Northern Irish trumpeter, BBC jazz broadcaster and university lecturer Linley Hamilton, Making Other Arrangements (Teddy D Records, 2018) is just such a recording.

Martin Lutz: In Denmark I Was Born

Read "In Denmark I Was Born" reviewed by Gareth Thompson

Two hands, one black and one white, hold aloft a heart-shaped map of the world. It might not be subtle, but the artwork adorning this album speaks volumes for it. Martin Lutz is an eclectic Danish composer with a global outlook and a compassionate ethic. He believes in love, empathy and the power of collective action. ...

ARTICLE: MIXCLOUD

Audioguide: Hugh Masekela Mix

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Hugh Masekela passed away just a few weeks ago at the age of 78, leaving a powerful legacy of music and activism. This month's mix showcases ten key moments in his musical life, handpicked from his 40 ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Nduduzo Makhathini: Jazz Is a Shared Memory

Read "Nduduzo Makhathini: Jazz Is a Shared Memory" reviewed by Seton Hawkins

It can be overwhelming to keep up with the artistic growth, creative reach, and constant development that marks the career of Nduduzo Makhathini. In the past four years, he has released eight solo albums, all exploring remarkably different territories and demonstrating a ceaselessly probing mind and inventive creative urge. In addition to that, he has emerged ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Gianni Lenoci, Francesco Cusa: Wet Cats

Read "Wet Cats" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

La buona riuscita delle performance d'improvvisazione radicale è soggetta ad almeno tre condizioni: la prima, ovviamente, concerne le personalità artistiche che vi si cimentano, la seconda l'intesa tra di loro, la terza una certa dose di alea, che faccia sì che proprio in quell'occasione tutto giri al meglio e le idee scorrano fuori, una dietro l'altra, ...

ARTICLE: UNDER THE RADAR

Culture Clubs: A History of the U.S. Jazz Clubs, Part III: Kansas City, Philadelphia, Los Angeles & Beyond

Read "Culture Clubs: A History of the U.S. Jazz Clubs, Part III: Kansas City, Philadelphia, Los Angeles & Beyond" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Beyond the Hubs

While jny: New Orleans, jny: Chicago, jny: Kansas City and jny: New York City were the incubators of modern jazz, they were by no means the only locations with an appetite for live music. Jazz artists whose point of origin could not sustain multiple venues ventured to locations near and far ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

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

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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 ...