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ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

Mark F. Turner's Best Releases of 2016

Read "Mark F. Turner's Best Releases of 2016" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

Another year of outstanding releases which not only unveiled new artists but also fresh material from those I've admired over many years. While the roots of jazz were formed during the music diaspora from Africa to America its branches are continually grafting and evolving--artistically, culturally, and geographically as musicians and composers find creative ways to express ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Richard Sears: Altadena

Read "Altadena" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

It is inspiration which fuels Brooklyn-based pianist Richard Sears's Altadena, a five part suite commissioned in 2013 by the Los Angeles Jazz Society featuring the legendary drummer Albert “Tootie" Heath. The professional linking between Heath, who first recorded with John Coltrane in 1957 and Sears, a rising young talent, began after the two met and exchanged ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jacknife: The Music Of Jackie McLean

Read "The Music Of Jackie McLean" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

If you ask any well-informed jazz fans and performers about the legacy of Jackie McLean, you're likely to be met with a response that focuses on one or two specific areas: his work as a mentor-educator and/or his playing on a number of classic Blue Note dates from the '60s. But how many will mention the ...

NEWS: RECORDING

"The Music Of Jackie McLean," New CD By Saxophonist Steven Lugerner & His Band Jacknife, To Be Released April 22

"The Music Of Jackie McLean," New CD By Saxophonist Steven Lugerner & His Band Jacknife, To Be Released April 22

For the last year and a half, jny: San Francisco Bay Area woodwind expert Steven Lugerner has been digging into the music of jazz legend Jackie McLean with Jacknife, Lugerner’s hard-hitting West Coast post-bop quintet. The group has completed work on an album, The Music of Jackie McLean, slated for release on April 22 by Primary ...