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ARTICLE: RADIO

Brand New Bangers

Read "Brand New Bangers" reviewed by Patrick Burnette

Mike settles into the sidecar as the boys discuss four brand new releases spanning everything from experimental, to post-Michael Brecker (with a guest appearance by Brad Mehldau no less) to uncategorizable South African trip-music. Pop matters gets ever stranger with look-ins at Frank Zappa and Oingo Boingo.

Playlist Discussion of Jon Crompton's album ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2019

Read "Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2019" reviewed by John Kelman

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
Various Venues
Montréal, Canada
June 27 -July 1, 2019

Forty years. Not a lifetime, perhaps, but a remarkably long time for any festival to not only continue to exist but, despite increasing challenges, to thrive. An even greater achievement when it's the Festival International de ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Brussels Jazz Festival 2019

Read "Brussels Jazz Festival 2019" reviewed by Martin Longley

Brussels Jazz Festival
Flagey
Brussels, Belgium
January 10-19, 2019

The Brussels Jazz Festival is a relative newcomer, but this ambitious 10-dayer managed to sell out around two thirds of its gigs, and was overall the most successful in attendance for this fifth edition. Concerts are held in the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Mike Clark & Delbert Bump: Retro Report

Read "Retro Report" reviewed by Kevin Press

Go ahead. Judge this album by its cover. That 1970-something Ford grill tells you everything you need to know. It's big, funky and stamped Made In USA.

These 11 cuts are Hammond-organ groovy. Which is to say Delbert Bump groovy. And the only thing better than a Bump groove is one paired with former ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Josh Maxey: Celebration of Soul

Read "Celebration of Soul" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

È un nome da tenere a mente quello di Josh Maxey. Non è solo un chitarrista tecnicamente esuberante ma si dimostra un leader fantasioso e un ottimo autore. Celebration of Soul è l'ultimo di dieci dischi autoprodotti nell'arco di tre anni (questo in versione compact disc, gli altri sono scaricabili in formato MP3 o FLAC dal ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Josh Maxey: Celebration of Soul

Read "Celebration of Soul" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Celebration of Soul is the tenth and final album in a series of recordings made in just three years by guitarist/composer Josh Maxey. Such a uniquely prolific output did not happen by accident. Maxey says “The key to the series has been having a goal beyond what I would have considered reasonable." The series is a ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Josh Maxey's Cycles Of Sound: A Series Of 6 Albums In 12 Months

Josh Maxey's Cycles Of Sound: A Series Of 6 Albums In 12 Months

Cycles of Sound by Josh Maxey will be released on January 31st, 2013. It is the sixth album in a series of 6 recordings in 12 months. The album is a set of live music featuring songs from the previous five albums in the series. There are nine tracks, eight original songs plus Robert Johnson's Hellhound On My Trail. The ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Juilliard Jazz Presents "An Evening with Wycliffe Gordon" on Monday February 4

Juilliard Jazz Presents "An Evening with Wycliffe Gordon" on Monday February 4

Juilliard Jazz presents “An Evening with Wycliffe Gordon” on Monday, February 4 at 8 PM in Juilliard’s Paul Hall. Trombonist Wycliffe Gordon is artist-in-residence this season at Juilliard Jazz and performs with Juilliard Jazz Ensembles. The program features arrangements by Wycliffe Gordon, Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie and James Brown. The two Juilliard Ensembles performing ...

Josh Maxey: The Language of Sound and Spirit

Read "Josh Maxey: The Language of Sound and Spirit" reviewed by Dave Sumner

Josh Maxey

The Language of Sound and Spirit

Self Produced

2012

Sometimes it's all about setting the tone.

If done right, if the musician finds a way to indelibly stamp the album's vision in those brief opening moments, no matter what comes after, those notes are imprinted on the listener's ears. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Chase Baird: Crosscurrent

Read "Crosscurrent" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Crosscurrent is 22 year-old tenor saxophonist/composer Chase Baird's debut as a leader. These are the basic facts, but they fail to convey anything meaningful about the music to be found here. Crosscurrent doesn't sound like a debut album: Baird's sax playing doesn't sound like it comes from a 22 year-old. This is a beautifully assured recording, ...