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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Newport Jazz Festival 2019

Read "Newport Jazz Festival 2019" reviewed by Doug Hall

Newport Jazz Festival
Fort Adams State Park
Newport, RI
August 2-4, 2019

The 65th Anniversary Newport Jazz Festival continued an established tradition of delivering an exceptional level of high quality musicianship. Over the three fully packed days (and one special evening at the International Tennis Hall of Fame) from August 2nd ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

National Jazz Ensemble: Featuring Gerry Mulligan

Read "Featuring Gerry Mulligan" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Any new CD whose cover proclaims “Featuring Gerry Mulligan" is guaranteed to turn heads, raise antennae and whip up interest. This one, on which Mulligan performs with the then-three-year-old National Jazz Ensemble, was recorded February 19, 1977, in a sold-out auditorium at the New School in New York City. In his liner notes, trumpeter David Berger ...

Allison Neale: I Wished on the Moon

Read "I Wished on the Moon" reviewed by Jack Bowers

There was a time, roughly half a century ago, when West Coast jazz was seen as the hippest music on the planet, its leading lights known and praised far and wide for espousing a brand of “cool jazz" that stood in stark contrast to its more heated East Coast counterpart. Much like any other trend, the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Allison Neale: I Wished On The Moon

Read "I Wished On The Moon" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Classic tunes, played by a young alto saxophonist with a distinctive tone, impeccable taste and a talent for recruiting three of the best bandmates around. Add a quartet of guest appearances by a fine young Milt Jackson-inspired vibes player. Do the music justice by ensuring high-quality sound. Presenting I Wished On The Moon, the third album ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

The 2014 British Jazz Awards: The Results

The Winners of the 28th British Jazz Awards are announced today across the 12 solo instrument categories, two sections for bands and two trade awards to record companies. Known as the Jazz Oscars, The British Jazz Awards have been presented every year since 1987 and have long been established as the most important jazz awards in this ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Robbie Harvey: Blowin' That Old Tin Can

Read "Blowin' That Old Tin Can" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Robbie Harvey is one of the new young breed of straight-ahead, mainstream, jazz players whose emergence over the last decade or so gives lovers of the genre a warm feeling and an optimism for the future. What's more, his instrument of choice is the trombone. Blowin' That Old Tin Can is his debut album as leader--the ...

NEWS: RADIO

"The Whiteman Years" This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

"The Whiteman Years" This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

This week on Riverwalk Jazz, The Jim Cullum Jazz Band teams up with Vince Giordano and Andy Stein, specialists in the music of Paul Whiteman in the 1920s. The program is distributed in the US by Public Radio International. You can also drop in on a continuous stream of shows at the Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound. Revered ...

Take Five With Matt Ridley

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Meet Matt Ridley:
I graduated from Trinity College of Music in Greenwich, London in 2005 and have been a full time bassist since then. Music has taken me all around the world and I've been very privileged to perform regularly with some of the finest jazz musicians in UK like Jason Yarde, John Turville, and ...

NEWS: RADIO

The Whiteman Years This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

The Whiteman Years This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

This week on Riverwalk Jazz, The Jim Cullum Jazz Band teams up with Vince Giordano and Andy Stein, specialists in the music of Paul Whiteman in the 1920s. The program is distributed in the US by Public Radio International, on Sirius/XM satellite radio and can be streamed on-demand from the Riverwalk Jazz website. You can also drop ...

ARTICLE: BIG BAND CARAVAN

Stan Kenton-NOVA Jazz Orchestra / Baker's Dozen Big Band / Danny D'Imperio and the Bloviators

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Stan Kenton Orchestra / NOVA Jazz Orchestra

Double Feature, Vol. 2

Tantara Productions

2012

One of the more difficult aspects of reviewing Tantara's series of impressive salutes to Stan Kenton and his music is knowing where to begin. As on Volume 1 of the label's Double Feature (with Volume 3 ...