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Content by tag "Sammy Stein"

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

All That's Jazz

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All That's Jazz
Sammy Stein
198 Pages
ISBN: 13: 978-0-9557670-9-8
Tomahawk Press
2017

Sammy Stein is a brave woman. Take that title--not just a riff on “All That Jazz" to cover a personal memoir of time spent in the jazz trenches but ALL that IS jazz. This is a ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Gideon King: New York and Music

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Gideon King is a New York City boy. He was born and raised in the city. He is a composer, guitarist and producer and has worked with some of the finest musicians. He has been involved in projects which cover a range of music genres including pop, funk, jazz and fusion and has produced and collaborated ...

NEWS: BOOK / MAGAZINE

Mort Weiss' E-book, "Sex And The Jazz Musician - The Hollywood Years And Beyond," Now Available

Mort Weiss' E-book, "Sex And The Jazz Musician - The Hollywood Years And Beyond," Now Available

New E-Book Translates the Octogenarian Clarinetist’s Mort Report Columns from All About Jazz into an Autobiographic Series of Vignettes Complimented with Music and Video Sex and the Jazz Musician—The Hollywood Years and Beyond, an intriguing glimpse into the life and times of “the world's greatest unemployed jazz clarinetist," 80-year old Mort Weiss, is now available as an ...

ARTICLE: LONDON CALLING

The People Band: Back and playing again

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46 years after their previous release, the People Band are putting out a new CD. Paul Jolly is producing the project and releasing it through his record label, 33JAZZ records. Jolly is also a member of the band. He says, “The reason for a new album is that our last one, released on the Emanem label, ...

Maro Marconi Trio: Nordik

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From the opening of Nordik and the first track “Too High Don't Fry" the prodigious talent of Marco Marconi is clear. The theme is quickly established and then worked on by not only the rapacious delight of the piano but the rhythmic bass line and percussion which underpins the melody. Enzo Zirilli delivers a drum solo ...

ARTICLE: SCUMBLES

John Kelly, musician, actor, performer

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John Kelly is a musician who, with his band 'Rockinpaddy' performs in pubs and clubs around the London area. He is also an actor, campaigner for disability rights and in grave danger of becoming something of a national treasure. He is a freelance performer with Graeae Theatre Company, has performed on major stages around the globe ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Kitty la Roar and Nick Shankland at Scarfe's Bar

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Kitty la Roar and Nick Shankland
Scarfe's Bar
London
November 13, 2014

With her elegance and style, Kitty la Roar cuts a beautiful, diminutive figure, gracing Scarfe's Bar in The Rosewood Hotel. La Roar is a singer whose confidence is growing, and with it the quality of her ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

People Band and Friends at Café Oto

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The People Band and Friends Trbute to Mel Davis
Cafe Oto
London, England
28th October 2014

I knew when my friend turned to ask me, halfway through the event, “This is a bit extreme isn't it?" that I had baptized him with fire. He had never been to a jazz gig ...

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

John Butcher: So Far

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Saxophonist John Butcher's career could have taken an academic path. He completed a Ph.D in theoretical physics--Charmed Quarks to be precise--but left the academic world behind shortly thereafter.

As a saxophonist, Butcher has played with and collaborated with many musicians. He is not afraid to try completely off the wall musical experimentation.

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

We Thought We Could Change The World

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We Thought We Could Change The World
Gerard Rouy
189 Pages
ISBN: # 978-3-95593-047-9
Wolke Verlag Hofheim
2014

There are many worthy books on jazz, its history and growth, that provide insight into how the art form has influenced other genres and developed in different locations. This effort is ...


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