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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet: Jersey

Read "Jersey" reviewed by Troy Dostert

When it comes to the boundary-stretching spirit that has become so widespread among many of today's leading jazz musicians, drummer Mark Guiliana deserves credit for being one of the most enthusiastic embodiments of this attitude. He has a longstanding passion for electronic music, as heard especially on the releases on his own Beat Music label (2014's ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet: Jersey

Read "Jersey" reviewed by Vic Albani

Ho conosciuto Mark Guiliana una decina di anni fa in un ristorante di Parigi al tempo di una delle sue prime tante collaborazioni con Dhafer Youssef e (in quel caso) con Tigran Hamasyan. A parte l'ininfluente curiosità ovviamente “italiana" di quello strano cognome che sembrava frutto di un classico errore di trascrizione dell'ufficio anagrafe di Floram ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Nate Smith: Kinfolk: Postcards from Everywhere

Read "Kinfolk: Postcards from Everywhere" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

In aggiunta alla brillante carriera nei gruppi di Dave Holland, Chris Potter, Jose James e molti altri, il quarantaduenne batterista debutta da leader presentando un jazz fresco e immediatamente gradevole ma allo stesso tempo fantasioso negli impasti timbrici e nei ritmi. Un risultato ottenuto grazie alle cantabili composizioni originali (profumate di aromi soul e hip-hop con ...

Nate Smith: Kinfolk: Postcards From Everywhere

Read "Kinfolk: Postcards From Everywhere" reviewed by Mike Jacobs

To get right to it, rarely does a first effort as leader come along that is so worthy of attention. With Postcards From Everywhere, Nate Smith has offered a many-faceted jewel whose luster only grows with re-examination.

On one level, this is indeed an album that satisfies the requisite expectations for a debut from ...

Caroline Davis

Read "Caroline Davis" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

After honing her skills on the jny: Chicago scene, Caroline Davis has rapidly established herself as an in-demand musician and educator in jny: New York, where she moved in 2013, and internationally. Her debut album, Live Work & Play, was featured on All About Jazz's best releases. The leader or co-leader of several interesting projects, ranging ...

NEWS: RECORDING

BFM Jazz Recording Artist John Daversa's Progressive Big Band Receives Three Grammy Nominations For "Kaleidoscope Eyes: Music Of The Beatles"

BFM Jazz Recording Artist John Daversa's  Progressive Big Band Receives Three Grammy Nominations For "Kaleidoscope Eyes: Music Of The Beatles"

Grammy Nominations Best Large Jazz Ensemble Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Capella (“Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds”) Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals (“Do You Want To Know a Secret” featuring Renee Olstead) Internationally renowned trumpet player, performer, composer, arranger, bandleader and educator ((John Daversa)) has received the most impressive new credit to his resume to date—three-time GRAMMY ...

ARTICLE: MY FAVOURITE THINGS

Frank Woeste

Read "Frank Woeste" reviewed by Paolo Peviani

Frank Woeste is a German pianist living in jny: Paris.

He graduated from the Paris Conservatory in 2001, and was awarded 1st or 2nd prize at several international contests such as the Steinway Prize at the Montreux International Piano Competition (Switzerland), the Jazz Hoeilaart International Competition (Belgium) and the Gexto European Jazzcontest (Spain).

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Greg Osby: Saxophone “Griot”

Read "Greg Osby: Saxophone “Griot”" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

The griot is a West African historian, storyteller, praise singer, poet and/or musician, a repository of oral tradition who is often seen as a societal leader. Saxophonist Greg Osby recently was excited to meet some griots on his travels. While he is originally from jny: St. Louis, he himself is a griot in many senses of ...

Gabriela Martina: No White Shoes

Read "No White Shoes" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Swiss-born, Boston/New York based vocalist/composer Gabriela Martina makes her debut with No White Shoes, a collection of mostly original music with diverse influences. Jazz, rock, funk, pop, gospel and even Alpine roots music contribute to the eclectic mix. The opener “Narcissus" refers to the symbolism of the album's cover photo, with Martina's face obscured by a ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Brilliant Corners 2016

Read "Brilliant Corners 2016" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Brilliant Corners 2016
Various venues
jny:Belfast, N. Ireland
March 5-12, 2016

Another Brilliant Corners, a few more brilliant corners. Belfast's fledgling international jazz festival may only be in its fourth year but already it feels like an established part of the city's vibrant cultural landscape, a date in the ...