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Audioguide: New Protest Music

Read "Audioguide: New Protest Music" reviewed by Emily Jones

Jazz has a rich history as protest music, but it seems that, over the past year or so, this message in the music has come to the fore again. This month's mix captures the current wave of protest in jazz, where every tune has a story to tell.

First up is an atmospheric track ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

Top 25 "Read" Album Reviews: 2016

Read "Top 25 "Read" Album Reviews: 2016" reviewed by Michael Ricci

All About Jazz tracks how often an album review is read, and the reviews listed below represent our top twelve published in 2016.

Evolution
Dr. Lonnie Smith
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: January 4, 2016

Spark
Hiromi
by Jeff Winbush

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

Il meglio del 2016 secondo Libero Farnè

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Che dire? Annata mossa con brio, intrigante se si ha la curiosità di setacciare fra le varie edizioni discografiche, che ormai non sono più espressione di un mercato orientato e condizionante. Ottime conferme (Henry Threadgill, The Claudia Quintet, Franco D'Andrea...), ma anche novità di spessore da batteristi sempre più di riferimento (Jaimeo Brown, Matt Wilson...) e ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

U.S. Jazz From Denmark: Six Recent SteepleChase Releases

Read "U.S. Jazz From Denmark: Six Recent SteepleChase Releases" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

The opportunity to listen to six recently released discs on the venerable SteepleChase label (and the SteepleChase LookOut branch) is a little like reading an anthology of short stories by distinguished authors from a particular year or period. You get a hearty helping of vital, mature voices, most of whom operate somewhere in the jazz mainstream, ...

Jaimeo Brown Transcendence: Work Songs

Read "Work Songs" reviewed by Maurizio Comandini

Il bellissimo e colpevolmente trascurato Trascendence, uscito nel 2013, aveva creato in noi attese molto alte per il lavoro successivo di Jaimeo Brown, batterista e percussionista nato a Des Moines nel 1978 e poi cresciuto in una New York multi etnica e multi culturale, potendo contare sull'influenza benefica di due genitori entrambi musicisti.

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NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Elio Villafranca at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola on April 16-17 & More!

Elio Villafranca at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola on April 16-17 & More!

ELIO VILLAFRANCA UPCOMING PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE Cuban Pianist Presents
Cinqué-Suite of the Caribbean
April 16 & April 17 (LIVE WEBCAST)
Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola Cinqué-Suite of the Caribbean debuted in The Appel Room in 2015 and was one of the top concerts of the 2014-15 season. Cuban pianist and composer Elio Villafranca now brings ...

Jaimeo Brown Transcendence: Work Songs

Read "Work Songs" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

The inventiveness to cope with difficulty lies at the heart of Work Songs, the follow-up to drummer Jaimeo Brown's outstanding 2013 release Transcendence (Motema). The syncopation of hammers on nails forging railroad tracks and weary chants of laborers are mixed with progressive blues, rock, jazz, and hip hop influences to create a patchwork that's soulfully compelling. ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

John Chin: Undercover

Read "Undercover" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Nato in Corea quasi quarant'anni fa, cresciuto a Los Angeles e dal 1998 operante a New York, John Chin pubblica il secondo disco documentando il suo trio del 2010 con una registrazione a cui teneva molto: galvanizzata da una serie di concerti, la formazione ha inciso di getto usando lo studio come un club, senza prove, ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

8th Annual Red Hook Jazz Festival Takes Place June 14 & 21 In The Urban Meadow

8th Annual Red Hook Jazz Festival Takes Place June 14 & 21 In The Urban Meadow

“The Red Hook Jazz Festival exists contentedly on the margins, like its namesake neighborhood and much of the music on its bill... The mood in the audience was neighborly, with a higher ratio of small children to youngish adults than I’ve seen at any musical event not expressly pitched as a kids’ show.” —Nate Chinen, New York Times “The lineup ...