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ARTICLE: RADIO

Vijay Iyer, Max Moran and more

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This week we begin with Vijay Iyer playing music from Far From Over, the powerful release he has recorded with his Sextet and profiling their show in Kansas City at The Gem Theater headlining a stellar night of jazz that was kicked off by a performance with Hermon Mehari and Logan Richardson. We also focus on ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Matt Kane: Acknowledgement

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A hard-charging affair interlaced with charm, Matt Kane's Acknowledgement, surely stands as an homage to some of the jazz giants associated with jny: Kansas City. Three of the compositions were penned by Bobby Watson, who presently calls Kansas City home [and is Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Missouri--Kansas City (UMKC) Conservatory of Music], ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

2015 Jazz Palette Composition Contest Winners Announced

2015 Jazz Palette Composition Contest Winners Announced

The American Jazz Museum is proud to present the winning compositions from our Jazz Palette composition contest in a special performance by the Hermon Mehari Quintet in the Blue Room, Monday, April 20, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. "The opportunity to combine another public program such as this type of event with our current exhibition in the Changing Gallery, entitled Jazz ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Roberto Magris Septet: Morgan Rewind: A Tribute to Lee Morgan, Vol. 2

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Not only is Italian pianist / composer Roberto Magris conversant with jazz history and tradition, he honors it, as he has done in a series of albums devoted to the music of pianist Elmo Hope, alto saxophonist Julian “Cannonball" Adderley and trumpeter Lee Morgan who is saluted here in a second two-disc volume. Whereas young lion ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Roberto Magris Septet: Morgan Rewind: A Tribute To Lee Morgan Vol. 2

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Italian-born pianist Roberto Magris gets deep into the music of his influences. He recorded two volumes of the music written by or associated with the somewhat overlooked bop pianist Elmo Hope, and in 2011 he released Morgan Rewind: A Tribute to Lee Morgan, Vol. 1 (JMood Records) , an exuberant nod to the hard bop trumpeter ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Roberto Magris Septet: Morgan Rewind: A Tribute To Lee Morgan Vol. 2

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Hard-bop trumpeter Lee Morgan was the first jazz idol of Italian pianist Roberto Magris influencing his music to this day. Recording a homage to the late young icon was a natural evolution that culminated in the release of Morgan Rewind: A Tribute To Lee Morgan Vol.1 (J-Mood Records, 2011). Magris now presents an audacious follow up ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Roberto Magris: Cannonball Funk 'n Friends / One Night in with Hope . . . Vol. 2

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Pianist Roberto Magris, who logs so much time in studios that he should be awarded Frequent Recording points, is back with two more albums, the first by a quintet with alto Jim Mair sitting in for Julian “Cannonball" Adderley and trumpeter Hermon Mehari for Cannonball's brother, Nat, the second a trio session billed as Vol. 2 ...