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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Jamie Cullum and Joss Stone at Stuttgart Jazz Open 2018

Read "Jamie Cullum and Joss Stone at Stuttgart Jazz Open 2018" reviewed by Phillip Woolever

Jamie Cullum and Joss Stone
Schlossplatz
Stuttgart Jazz Open
Stuttgart, Germany
July 19, 2018

The Stuttgart Jazz Open was seeking special things to commemorate the festival's 25th anniversary edition. With a double bill featuring Jamie Cullum and Joss Stone, that goal was accomplished to the delight of a dancing, sellout ...

ARTICLE: THE BIG QUESTION

Presenting Problem

Read "Presenting Problem" reviewed by Duncan Heining

Jazz often appears to exist within its own cultural and artistic paradigm, isolated from other arts and in its own discreet musical corner. Worse still from the perspective of those who would hope to make a living from it, it often seems that more people want to play the music than listen to it or, more ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

2016: The Year in Jazz

Read "2016: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling

The year 2016 bubbled with events and initiatives to strengthen jazz's place in American and world culture, as well as a variety of venue openings, closings and cancellations. Jazz hit the silver screen in many ways throughout the year, and International Jazz Day continued to thrive--complete with a major all-star concert at the White House. Pop ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Gilles Peterson: The BBC Sessions Vol. 1

Read "The BBC Sessions Vol. 1" reviewed by Rokas Kucinskas

To this day Gilles Peterson transcends more eclecticism than most music broadcasters on air, and perhaps the only genre continuously omitted from his shows is classical music. Peterson owns Brownswood Records, produces Worldwide Awards, and recently launched his radio station Worldwide FM, which was also featured in the latest Grand Theft Auto sequel, i.e. GTA V. ...

NEWS: RECORDING

New Release "Angels" by Andy Scott, Featuring Cyrus Chestnut, Dezron Douglas And Evan Sherman

New Release "Angels" by Andy Scott, Featuring Cyrus Chestnut, Dezron Douglas And Evan Sherman

Andy Scott is a jazz singer… but that’s like saying Al Pacino is an “actor” and Julia Childs a “cook.” Scott comes from the tradition of the classic ballad/American Songbook style but he’s not “retro”—like the best singers he melds the best of the past with the immediacy of the Eternal Now, with an eye on ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Derek Nash Acoustic Quartet: You've Got To Dig It To Dig It, You Dig?

Read "You've Got To Dig It To Dig It, You Dig?" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

You've Got To Dig It To Dig It, You Dig?: not just a groovy album title, but wise words of advice. Saxophonist and bandleader Derek Nash clearly takes this advice to heart, crafting an album that's filled with eminently dig-able music.

The advice that inspires Nash and his fellow players, as well as inspiring ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Peter Oprisko - Sean Baker Orchestra: Lost in a Kiss

Read "Lost in a Kiss" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Senza attendere il successo planetario di Michael Bublé, Jamie Cullum, Harry Connick Jr. e Peter Cincotti, la tradizione statunitense del crooner s'è mantenuta grazie al florido mercato musicale che opera in locali notturni, casinò, ristoranti e hotel.
Peter Oprisko è uno dei migliori esponenti di questo filone, grazie alla vicinanza stilistica con Frank Sinatra ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

50° Jazzaldia

Read "50° Jazzaldia" reviewed by Luca Vitali

"Oltre 124.000 spettatori e più di cento spettacoli in programma a fronte di un eccellente livello artistico," sottolinea il comunicato stampa di chiusura di questa cinquantesima edizione di Jazzaldia -Heineken Jazz Festival.

Come dargli torto. Uno dei grandi festival europei mantiene caratteristiche da festival “municipale," sempre attento al grande pubblico ma al tempo ...

North Sea Jazz Festival 2015: The Roller Coaster Has Taken Off

Read "North Sea Jazz Festival 2015:   The Roller Coaster Has Taken Off" reviewed by Joan Gannij

Jan Willem Luyken, Director of the North Sea Jazz Festival, has a lot to celebrate this year. It is not only the 40th anniversary of the popular festival, it's also the tenth anniversary of their move from jny: the Hague to jny: Rotterdam, and the year that Luyken became director. Described as “the world's largest indoor ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

TD Toronto Jazz Festival 2015

Read "TD Toronto Jazz Festival 2015" reviewed by Alain Londes

TD Toronto Jazz Festival
Various locations
Toronto, Canada
June 18-29, 2015

With festival season in full swing, it's always an opportunity to see what the state of jazz is and to hopefully discover something new. The challenge is of course that there are always many choices and one might be guided ...