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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The Gil Evans Orchestra: Hidden Treasures Vol. 1, Monday Nights

Read "Hidden Treasures Vol. 1, Monday Nights" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

In the '70s composer and arranger Gil Evans, after years of outstanding studio arranging for Miles Davis and others, put together a performing orchestra which took influences from the jazz-rock and fusion concepts of the time. That orchestra released several fine albums such as Svengali (Atlantic, 1973) and There Comes A Time (RCA, 1975) and, on ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Lonnie McFadden: Live at Green Lady Lounge

Read "Live at Green Lady Lounge" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

In his own words, tap dancer, composer, trumpeter, vocalist, and bandleader Lonnie McFadden is, “an unapologetic Kansas City jazz guy." He may be a classic “song and dance man" type of entertainer, but Live at Green Lady Lounge demonstrates that he is also more than that.

Lonnie McFadden was born and raised in Kansas ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Hong Kong International Jazz Festival 2018

Read "Hong Kong International Jazz Festival 2018" reviewed by Rob Garratt

Hong Kong International Jazz Festival
Hong Kong City Hall Theatre; Hong Kong Cultural Centre
October 7-13, 2018

“There are so many beautiful players in the world... and so few listeners," announced Jerry Bergonzi somberly from the stage, to a smatter of chuckles. That punchline might be flipped on its head ...

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Hard Boppin' at Smalls

Read "Hard Boppin' at Smalls" reviewed by Dave Kaufman

Smalls Jazz Club in Greenwich Village is a remarkably vibrant music venue that enjoys considerable international renown. It is not the most mannered of clubs with loud and boisterous audiences. Nor is it the most decorous, but does offer a rather distinctive look. The club has a great vibe and is committed to treating its audience ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Stephanie Jordan Selected To Perform At The 2016 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

Stephanie Jordan Selected To Perform At The 2016 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell today announced that the Stephanie Jordan Big Band will appear on Thursday, April 28, 2016 in the Zatarain's/WWOZ Jazz Tent as part of the musical lineup for the 2016 Festival scheduled for April 22- 24 and April 28- May 1, 2016. During last year’s Jazz Fest performance, ...

Jazz Quanta May

Read "Jazz Quanta May" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Oran Etkin
Gathering Light
Motema
2014

Multi-reedist Oran Etkin gathers his scattered points of inspiration from the whole of the Eastern Hemisphere and a good bit of the Western one. Etkin's main horn is the bass clarinet...not completely unheard of, Eric Dolphy played a mean one, but one ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

America's Music: Jazz In Newark

Read "America's Music: Jazz In Newark" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

America's Music: Jazz In Newark
Barbara J. Kukla
324 pages
ISBN: #978-0-9768130-3-3
Swing City Press
2014

Every jazz fan has a story about how the music became an important part of their life. For some the point of entry was taking up a musical instrument. Others fell under ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

2013 Enjoy Jazz Festival

Read "2013 Enjoy Jazz Festival" reviewed by John Kelman

Enjoy Jazz 2013
Heidelberg/Mannheim/Ludwigshafen, Germany
November 6-14, 2013

It's always a treat to return to Heidelberg for Enjoy Jazz. As a very intended contrast to most jazz festivals, that compress a lot of music into a very short time, Enjoy Jazz's founding premise, when it was first conceived 15 years ago by ...

ARTICLE: TALKIN' BLUES

Yusef Lateef: Eastern Sounds Turns 50

Read "Yusef Lateef: Eastern Sounds Turns 50" reviewed by Alan Bryson

Think back fifty years to the days portrayed on the TV series Mad Men. In 1961, John Kennedy and Billboard's Easy Listening Chart were inaugurated, a freedom riders bus was fire-bombed in Alabama, Rock Hudson was on the big screen, and Doris Day was selling albums.

As teenagers and their swinging parents were ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Enjoy Jazz Festival, Days 4-6: November 11-13, 2010

Read "Enjoy Jazz Festival, Days 4-6: November 11-13, 2010" reviewed by John Kelman

Days 1-3 | Days 4-6
Enjoy Jazz Festival
Mannheim/Heidelberg/Ludwigshafen, Germany
November 8-13, 2010

Every city has a story, but some have more than others. Heidelberg, Germany, has a history as rich and varied as might be expected from a place that dates back to the middle of the first century AD, when the ...