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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Sanjay Divecha and Secret: Sanjay Divecha and Secret

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Ravi Shankar has passed, but sounds from India continue to filter into the American jazz consciousness via the children of immigrants: pianist Vijay Iyer, saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa, violinist Trina Basu and cellist Amali Premawardhana of Karavika; violinist Arun Ramamurthy.

But India-born Sanjay Divecha, who spent fifteen years in the United States, and studied at ...

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

Dan McClenaghan's Best Releases of 2014

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It's that time to wrap it up and make some choices on the top jazz releases of the year. Here are my picks for the best of 2014, in no particular order, with the exception of the first listing, pianist Paul Bley's disc, which stands out. I do love piano jazz.

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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Arun Ramamurthy Trio: Jazz Carnatica

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On his 1967 hit song “Monterey," Eric Burdon, of Eric Burdon and the Animals, sang that Ravi Shankar's music made him cry. This was part of a litany of observational praises of the artists who performed at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival: The Who, Jimi Hendrix, The Grateful Dead, the Birds, The Jefferson Airplane. And from ...

NEWS: RECORDING

The Well-Tempered Raga: Pianist Richard Bennett fuses Indian Classical and Jazz on "New York Swara"

One day in India, New York-based composer and jazz pianist Richard Bennett discovered he was playing ragas. He was improvising with his friend, light Hindustani classical singer Dhanashree Pandit-Rai at her apartment by the Arabian Sea, when the singer’s mother walked in. She liked what she heard. “She kept naming the ragas I was playing,” recalls Bennett, ...