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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Delfeayo Marsalis: Kalamazoo

Read "Kalamazoo" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

How is it that we haven't been gifted a live album from trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis before? He's been such an important part of the fabric of this music, whether producing works of lasting significance for other jazz greats in the studio, sharing space with his famous family, or leading his Uptown Orchestra through a rousing set ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

ELEW (Eric Lewis): And to the Republic

Read "And to the Republic" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

Appearances on television (America's Got Talent) and information conferences (TED Talks) have labeled pianist Eric Lewis (aka ELEW) as the next crossover artist who boldly shunned the establishment combining pop and rock music with improvisation. Yet underneath that flamboyant stage persona is the heart of bona fide jazz musician who won the Thelonious Monk International Piano ...

Henry Butler, Steven Bernstein and the Hot 9: Viper's Drag

Read "Viper's Drag" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Cosa unisce la dissacrante verve di Steven Bernstein -estroverso leader dei Sex Mob e animatore di vari progetti con la Tzadik di John Zorn-col virtuosistico pianismo di Henry Butler, fortemente intriso di blues?
Questa rilettura sul primo jazz di New Orleans è una delle risposte. La passione per la tradizione ha accomunato i due ...

National Jazz Museum In Harlem Benefit Concert on June 10 with Dianne Reeves & Joe Lovano - Reserve Now!

National Jazz Museum In Harlem Benefit Concert on June 10 with Dianne Reeves & Joe Lovano - Reserve Now!

National Jazz Museum in Harlem
Benefit Concert - June 10 - 7:30PM
The Kaye Playhouse - Hunter College One Week Away! Make Reservations Now! Featuring Dianne Reeves and the Joe Lovano Classic Quartet! Honoring Reggie Workman & Albert Maysles (In Memoriam) and the Maysles Institute $35 & $55 ($20 - Seniors & Students) 2015 GALA BENEFIT ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Dianne Reeves At The Belfast Festival 2014

Read "Dianne Reeves At The Belfast Festival 2014" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Dianne Reeves
Belfast Festival
Belfast, N. Ireland
October 26, 2014

Dianne Reeves' first visit to jny: Belfast coincided with her first album in five years. For some artists, say Bill Frisell, Pat Metheny or John Zorn, a gap of half a decade between releases would be spoken of in reverential ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Ahmad Jamal & Yusef Lateef: Live At The Olympia

Read "Live At The Olympia" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Ahmad Jamal's live performances have been well represented in his discography over the past sixty years. Yet despite touring the globe, all Jamal's live recordings--with the exception of the DVD concert from Lebanon, Live at Baalbeck (Birdology, 2003)--document North American and European gigs. France has always accorded the Pittsburgh pianist a royal welcome, naming him an ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Chuck Israels: Tribute to Bill Evans

Read "Chuck Israels: Tribute to Bill Evans" reviewed by Robin Arends

Isn't it nice to meet someone who takes time for a good chat in these hectic times? Especially if this person has a lot to tell, carries the living memory of an important part of jazz history, and is called Chuck Israels?

Bassist/arranger/composer Chuck Israels is in expansive form for this interview conducted in ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Ahmad Jamal at Vicar Street, Dublin

Read "Ahmad Jamal at Vicar Street, Dublin" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Ahmad Jamal
Vicar Street
Dublin
24 January, 2014

It's been a banner year for fans of jazz piano in Dublin, with solo concerts by Keith Jarrett and Brad Mehldau bookending 2013. Influential to both these pianists was NEA Jazz Master Ahmad Jamal, so it was fitting in a way that he ...

NEWS: EVENT

NEA Jazz Master Ahmad Jamal Plays Rare Irish Date

NEA Jazz Master Ahmad Jamal Plays Rare Irish Date

The term “jazz legend” is perhaps one that is over used, but how else do you adequately describe Mr. Ahmad Jamal, NEA Jazz Master? Certainly, those fortunate enough to grab a ticket for the Pennsylvanian pianist’s one-off Irish gig in Vicar Street, Dublin on 24th January will be left in no doubt as to why Jamal ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Ahmad Jamal: Saturday Morning

Read "Ahmad Jamal: Saturday Morning" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Just over a year after Blue Moon (Jazzbook Records, 2012) --Jamal's stellar homage to American cinema and Broadway--the Pittsburgh pianist returns in the same rich vein of form on Saturday Morning. Blue Moon earned a Grammy nomination, and for the second time in recent years Jamal was invited to open the Lincoln Center season in September; ...