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Hanksgiving: A Tribute to Hank Roberts, Part I

Read "Hanksgiving: A Tribute to Hank Roberts, Part I" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Traditions are traditions... For this year's Hanksgiving episode we celebrate the work of a truly original artist, Hank Roberts. The Indiana-born, upstate New York-based, cellist, jazzaphone fiddler and vocalist, is one of those rare musicians whose name on the front or the back of an album should make any one purchase that record without questions asked, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Mehmet Ali Sanlikol & Whatsnext?: Resolution

Read "Resolution" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Nato a Istanbul da genitori turco-ciprioti, Mehmet Ali Sanlikol è un orchestratore, etnomusicologo e pianista che ha studiato composizione a Berklee con Herb Pomeroy e al New England Conservatory con George Russell e Bob Brookmeyer. Suona professionalmente da due decenni ed è un prolifico autore che spazia dal jazz orchestrale alla dimensione classica, dalla musica tradizionale ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Mehmet Ali Sanlikol & Whatsnext?: Resolution

Read "Resolution" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Turkish multi-instrumentalist, composer and ethnomusicologist Mehmet Ali Sanlikol has a wide variety of interests and clearly isn't afraid to think big. His second album, Resolution features two distinct ensembles: a 19-member jazz orchestra and a 12- member jazz combo. Each track, except for “A Dream in Nihavend" and the set closing “Love Theme from Ergenkon," features ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Colin Cannon: Intermission (Farewell)

Read "Intermission (Farewell)" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Reading the spare (and tongue-in-cheek) liner notes of guitarist/composer Colin Cannon's Intermission (Farewell), one could easily get the idea that Cannon wrote, arranged and produced the album for a relatively small inner circle of friends, family and associates. Referring to that cohort, he writes, ..."and besides you people, I don't particular care who else listens to ...

NEWS: CAREER

Trumpeter Sean Jones Named Chair Of Berklee's Brass Department

Trumpeter Sean Jones Named Chair Of Berklee's Brass Department

Berklee College of Music has named noted trumpeter Sean Jones chair of the college’s Brass Department. Jones will build on the legacy of the department and ensure that graduates have the skills to thrive in a music industry that is ever-changing. He succeeds trombonist Tom Plsek, who served as chair for 25 years. Jones is an ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Delfeayo Marsalis: Sweet Thunder

Read "Sweet Thunder" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

Was Delfeayo Marsalis undertaking a task too challenging when he recorded music from one of Duke Ellington's most beloved albums to make Sweet Thunder? Gunther Schuller offers a doctrine that seems to suggest this has been so. Apparently the size and composition of the ensemble lead to this mishap. Would it have been remiss, to replicate ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Thailand International Jazz Conference, January 28-30, 2011

Read "Thailand International Jazz Conference, January 28-30, 2011" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Thailand International Jazz Conference Mahidol University School of Music Bangkok, Thailand January 28-30, 2011It's almost impossible to go anywhere in Thailand without hearing music at all hours: people sing for their own enjoyment as they go about their daily business, displaying a lack of inhibition generally absent in ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Delfeayo Marsalis: Sweet Thunder

Read "Sweet Thunder" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Acclaimed trombonist and member of the first family of jazz, Delfeayo Marsalis launches Sweet Thunder: Duke & Shak, an original theatrical jazz production culled from live performances in thirty-six locations across the country. The play was born from Marsalis' affinity for the music of Duke Ellington and the poetry of Shakespeare: first brought to the musical ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Gary Burton's Arrival: Celebrating 50 Years

Read "Gary Burton's Arrival: Celebrating 50 Years" reviewed by Michael Epstein

Gary Burton's Arrival: Celebrating 50 YearsBerklee Performance CenterBoston, MAApril 8, 2010 When was the last time you saw a concert that featured Gary Burton, Mick Goodrick, Abe Laboriel, Harry Blazer, Joe Lovano, John Scofield, Steve Swallow, Antonio Sanchez, Tiger Okoshi, Jim Odgren, Donny McCaslin, Makoto Ozone, Julian Lage, Vadim Neselovskyi, ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Chris Jentsch: Cycles and Reflecting on the Journey

Read "Chris Jentsch: Cycles and Reflecting on the Journey" reviewed by Ludwig vanTrikt

John Coltrane once said, “Let the music speak for itself." The guitarist/composer and band leader Christopher Jentsch adds an interesting twist on that subject by opting to describe himself when asked about the broader subject of how to capture his music in his own words. “I think of myself as a composer/guitarist working with contemporary improvisational ...


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