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ARTICLE: RADIO

Film Noir, a Jazz Investigation

Read "Film Noir, a Jazz Investigation" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

In search of clues about the key components that make it possible to build the mood, the suspense, the intrigue, the build-up of tension, the adrenaline rush and the release in a good film noir with a jazz soundtrack, or in the jazz soundtrack of an imaginary film noir.

Plus an interview with German-born, ...

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

2016: The Year in Jazz

Read "2016: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling

The year 2016 bubbled with events and initiatives to strengthen jazz's place in American and world culture, as well as a variety of venue openings, closings and cancellations. Jazz hit the silver screen in many ways throughout the year, and International Jazz Day continued to thrive--complete with a major all-star concert at the White House. Pop ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Le Boeuf Brothers + JACK Quartet: Imaginist

Read "Imaginist" reviewed by Mike Jacobs

If one were to reference the Le Boeuf Brothers previous recordings for what to expect from their latest effort with the JACK Quartet, Imaginist, they might indeed find a pattern of fine musicianship and compositional ability that would not mislead. But clear evidence would also be shown of the Le Boeuf's tendencies toward eclecticism and unpredictability. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Metropole Orkest: Perfect Vision - The Esquivel Sound

Read "Perfect Vision - The Esquivel Sound" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Gli universi paralleli esistono, perlomeno in musica. Negli anni dal 1958 al 1962 il jazz statunitense ha vissuto una fase innovativa così ricca e variegata da assorbire totalmente gli appassionati (fino a oggi), portandoli a tralasciare quanto coesisteva nel vicino universo della pop music.
In quegli anni l'industria discografica aveva scoperto il potenziale suggestivo ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Martin Wind: Appreciating Bill Evans

Read "Martin Wind: Appreciating Bill Evans" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Bassist Martin Wind had already gigged with American jazz musicians prior to moving to New York City in 1996 to advance his musical studies. Though classically trained, Wind is highly versatile, having played in orchestras, small jazz groups, crossing genres on the electric bass prior to departing his native Germany.

Now, years later, he ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Whaling Ciy Sound Releases "Lineage" by Dave Liebman and Michael Stephans

Whaling Ciy Sound Releases "Lineage" by Dave Liebman and Michael Stephans

Since he began to seriously pursue a career as a jazz artist back in the 1960s, Dave Liebman has been on a transformative journey towards becoming a true original in the genre. After assuming sideman slots with the likes of Miles Davis, Elvin Jones, and Chick Corea, to name but a few, he has certainly earned ...

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Lee Konitz: What True Improvising Is

Read "Lee Konitz:  What True Improvising Is" reviewed by Bob Kenselaar

Lee Konitz is legendary as one of the great individualists in jazz, an art form that has always placed an extraordinary high value on individualism and unique forms of expression. “I've pretty much dedicated myself to trying to figure out what true improvising is," he says, “as opposed to playing what you know and getting loose ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The Metropole Orchestra: Tabloid Suite

Read "Tabloid Suite" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The Netherlands Metropole Orchestra, formed in 1945 by Dolf van der Linden, was inspired by and patterned after bandleader Paul Whiteman's seminal Concert Jazz Orchestra, for which Ferde Grofé served as chief arranger from 1919-33. It was Grofé who orchestrated George Gershwin's groundbreaking “Rhapsody in Blue" in 1924 and his Concerto in F for piano and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Metropole Orkest: Conducted by Rob Pronk

Read "Conducted by Rob Pronk" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Although mentioning Rob Pronk's name to jazz fans here in the States would presumably elicit no more than blank stares, musicians--especially those in the Netherlands--know him well, as Pronk has been a renowned jazz luminary in that country for many years, earning the prestigious Nordring Radio Prize in 1981 and Blaupunkt Music Award in 1988 for ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Metropole Orchestra / Bart van Lier: Twilight Time

Read "Twilight Time" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The Netherlands Metropole Orchestra, which spends much of its studio time supporting well–known Jazz musicians from other countries, showcases one of its own, the buttery–toned trombonist Bart van Lier, on Twilight. Van Lier, a master of his instrument if ever there was one, has long been a mainstay in the Metropole Orchestra (and many other top–flight ...