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Tornano i tesori della Xanadu

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Proseguono le riedizioni dei dischi della Xanadu grazie all'accordo tra Zev Feldman e Jordi Soley di Elemental Music e la società The Orchard, attuale proprietaria dell'etichetta fondata da Don Schlitten. Dopo un primo assaggio di sei dischi uscito qualche mese fa, il nuovo capitolo della Master Edition Series è corposo e ci dà l'occasione per rievocare ...

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I classici Xanadu - Seconda parte

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In questo nuovo blocco di riedizioni Xanadu, pubblicate dalla Elemental, dopo la puntata dedicata ai sassofonisti, ci occupiamo soprattutto di pianisti, ovviamente legati alla scuola bop secondo le preferenze stilistiche del produttore Don Schlitten: Kenny Drew, Dolo Coker e Barry Harris. Questi non sono leader in tutti i dischi ma il loro contributo è sempre centrale. ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Barry Harris: Iconic Jazz Pianist and Keeper of the Flame

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At the ripe age of 85, pianist Barry Harris has been on the jazz scene for seventy years, and throughout that time, he has remained loyal to and consistent with his bebop roots. Even though his playing has evolved in complexity and depth, it remains profoundly connected to his origins. He is a true keeper of ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

Independence Day with Fischer and Cohn

Independence Day with Fischer and Cohn

Today, the United States of America is celebrating the 238th anniversary of its independence. Rifftides observes the 4th of July with two versions of the song that many Americans wish was the national anthem. Pianist Clare Fischer arranged the first for his 1967 album Songs For Rainy Day Lovers. The second version is by tenor saxophonist ...

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Emmanuel Baptist Church Celebrates Black History Month With NEA Jazz Master Barry Harris

Emmanuel Baptist Church Celebrates Black History Month With NEA Jazz Master Barry Harris

As one of jazz’s living legends, NEA Jazz Master Dr. Barry Harris will perform at Emmanuel Baptist Church’s first Jazz Vespers of 2014, in honor of Black History Month. It will take place in its standing home at the historic Emmanuel Baptist Church, 279 Lafayette Avenue, located in the Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn, New York, on February 23, 2014 at ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Barry Harris at the Village Vanguard

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Barry Harris
Village Vanguard
New York, NY
January 15, 2012

Ambling in from the back of the room, Barry Harris introduced his trio to the crowd at the Village Vanguard as the musicians filed in ahead of him: Ray Drummond on bass, Leroy Williams on drums, and then he announced, with a wink, ...

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North Sea Jazz Festival, July 8-10, 2011

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North Sea Jazz Festival
July 8-10, 2011
Ahoy
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

The North Sea Jazz Festival in the Netherlands is staggering in size, touted as the world's largest indoor jazz festival and that's certainly a good bet. With 13 stages running from late afternoon until the early morning hours, it's far more than a ...

ARTICLE: RHYTHM IN EVERY GUISE

Top Releases of 2008

Read "Top Releases of 2008" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

It's impossible to do justice to all of the fine new music issued in 2008. So I've listed the eleven discs that had the greatest impact on me. Each one includes the name of the drummer who was essential in making the music special.



Pete Malinverni Invisible Cities (Reservoir Music) Tom Melito

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Leroy Williams: Time Is

Read "Time Is" reviewed by Mitchell Seidel

At 67, the precocious Leroy Williams is prepared to unleash his talents as a leader on the music world. Williams, a wonderfully melodic drummer who has been playing around New York for decades, always seems to be an important part of someone else's group. Hopefully, this album will alert folks to his talents.

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Leroy Williams

Read "Leroy Williams" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

A journeyman who is well regarded by his peers but seldom acknowledged by critics or the listening public, Leroy Williams has played in the bands of many of the jazz giants who came to prominence during the mid-to-late twentieth century. Despite high profile work with Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk, and Stan Getz, over thirty years in ...