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ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

John Kelman's Best Releases of 2017

Read "John Kelman's Best Releases of 2017" reviewed by John Kelman

For those who may have noticed, there have been no best of lists coming from yours truly since 2014; sadly, the chronic health problem that has reduced my previous writing pace to a crawl continues without much respite. My best of the year lists have always been predicated upon having reviewed the releases chosen, and with ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Evan Woodle: Nth

Read "Nth" reviewed by Dave Wayne

An integral part of the fecund and fascinating Pacific Northwest jazz scene, percussionist Evan Woodle is a charter member of several of the region's most innovative bands: Heatwarmer, Chemical Clock, and Operation ID to name a few. Each of these groups plays a sort of hybrid music that's difficult to describe without using hyphens and multiple ...

Tesla Manaf: Tesla Manaf

Read "Tesla Manaf" reviewed by Dave Wayne

The beneficiary of free-range musical knowledge gleaned from his father's record collection---one which included discs by the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Gentle Giant, Pat Metheny, and Soft Machine--guitarist / composer Tesla Manaf has subsequently developed a completely unique musical voice. Perhaps more importantly, he's a daring young fellow who's not afraid to take artistic chances. Classically-trained, he tired ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

An Interview With Wren Marie Harrington

Q: What are your goals as an artist? A: My primary goal as a singer is to deepen the level of understanding of the intentions of songs with my particular voice, and a rich variety of languages and musical idioms. I consider the human voice a crucial element in uniting the listener with the spirit of any ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Giovanni Falzone Contemporary Orchestra + ExtraCoro: La Banda Del Teatrino

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Lampi di Musicamorfosi, 11° edizione
Monza
29.03.2014

Crisi, mancata meritocrazia, cupole e cupolette varie, onorevoli X che intascano vitalizi, fughe di cervelli ... Parla di noi, il nuovo progetto di Giovanni Falzone “La Banda del Teatrino." Dei nostri problemi e vizi che ogni giorno troviamo (d)enunciati sui quotidiani e nei telegiornali. ...

ARTICLE: MEET THE STAFF

Meet David Wayne

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I currently live in: Santa Fe, NM

I joined All About Jazz in: 2004

What made you decide to contribute to All About Jazz? I am a music fanatic. I play the drums. I was involved in college radio for years and I'd love to do a show again. Maybe when I retire!

ARTICLE: MEET THE STAFF

Meet Maxim Micheliov

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I currently live in: Vilnius, Lithuania



I joined All About Jazz in: 2010



What made you decide to contribute to All About Jazz? My professional background is in web marketing, and I connected with Michael Ricci through Chris Rich, who encouraged me to submit my first article “Howard Riley: Five ...

ARTICLE: MEET THE STAFF

Meet Geoff Anderson

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I currently live in: Littleton, CO

I joined All About Jazz in: 2007

What made you decide to contribute to All About Jazz? It all started at a concert by George Brooks and his band Summit at the Boulder Theater around 2002. The band featured tabla maestro Zakir Hussain as well as guitarist Fareed ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Steven Wilson: Luck's What You Make It

Read "Steven Wilson: Luck's What You Make It" reviewed by John Kelman

There was a time when progressive rock really meant what its name suggested: progressive music, music that pushed the boundaries of what rock music was, often by integrating elements of classical music and jazz into the mix. Milestone groups ranging from better-knowns like Yes, Genesis, King Crimson, Jethro Tull, Gentle Giant and Van der Graaf Generator ...

Taylor's Universe: Kind of Red

Read "Kind of Red" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Danish multi-instrumentalist Robin Taylor is something of a musical polymath who's recorded extensively in a number of disparate musical arenas, including free improvisation (with his group Taylor's Free Universe), hard rock (with Art Cinema), electronic soundscapes, and jazz-rock fusion. With Kind of Red, Taylor's stylistic focus is firmly in the general area of instrumental progressive rock.