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NEWS: RECORDING

Drummer Daniel Freedman Leads An All-Star Quintet On Imagine That, With Rhythmically Infectious Originals, A Radiohead Cover And Guest Vocal On "Baby Aya" By World Music Star Angélique Kidjo

Drummer Daniel Freedman Leads An All-Star Quintet On Imagine That, With Rhythmically Infectious Originals, A Radiohead Cover And Guest Vocal On "Baby Aya" By World Music Star Angélique Kidjo

Drummer Daniel Freedman Leads an All-Star Quintet on Imagine That, with Rhythmically Infectious Originals, a Radiohead Cover and Guest Vocal on “Baby Aya" by World Music Star Angélique Kidjo The album—to be released in the U.S. by Anzic Records on April 15, 2016—finds Freedman in league with a group of kindred spirits: guitarist Lionel Loueke, keyboardist Jason ...

Mike Longo: Step On It

Read "Step On It" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

If you want to hear what pianist Mike Longo enjoys, and how he thinks, you listen to his big band--The New York State Of The Art Jazz Ensemble--which is featured on Live From New York! (Consolidate Artists Productions, 2013); if you just want to hear Mike Longo, you listen to this trio.

Step ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Derrick Hodge: Raw, Unabashed Honesty

Read "Derrick Hodge: Raw, Unabashed Honesty" reviewed by DanMichael Reyes

Versatility is a trait that any young musician wishes to attain in his/her career. While the ability to seamlessly flow in and out of any musical situation or genre can be attained by spending countless hours in the shed and listening to an array of records, a unique musical environment helps immensely in shaping a young ...

Rivorecords: Blue Notes from Buenos Aires

Read "Rivorecords: Blue Notes from Buenos Aires" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

In the New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, a blue note is defined as: “A microtonally lowered third, seventh, or (less commonly) fifth degree of the diatonic scale, common in blues, jazz and related musics."

Moving beyond musical theory, the term is most commonly associated with the groundbreaking jazz label Blue Note, founded in 1939 ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Jack DeJohnette: Time and Space

Read "Jack DeJohnette: Time and Space" reviewed by John Kelman

It begins with the sound of a resonating bell, followed by a gently cascading piano solo that gradually assumes shape and form, hovering around two chords and creating an inviting ambiance that resolves with another ringing of the bell, segueing gently into the groove-heavy “Salsa for Luisito." The track is “Enter Here," and the album is ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The Andrew Dickeson Quintet: Weaver of Dreams

Read "Weaver of Dreams" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Australian drummer Andrew Dickeson makes a strong recording debut as leader with a well-chosen selection of standards. Dickeson has been a sideman for over 25 years, having begun his professional career when he was 13. Born into a musical family, he began playing the drums when he was 10. He moved briefly to New York in ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

The Complete Ahmad Jamal Trio Argo Sessions 1956-62

Read "The Complete Ahmad Jamal Trio Argo Sessions 1956-62" reviewed by David Rickert

Ahmad Jamal

The Complete Ahmad Jamal Trio Argo Sessions 1956-62

Mosaic Records

2010

If you're familiar with pianist Ahmad Jamal, it's more likely through his reputation and not through his music. Trumpeter Miles Davis famously remarked that Jamal taught him to be more economical in his playing: that the notes that ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

The Complete Ahmad Jamal Trio Argo Sessions 1956-62

Read "The Complete Ahmad Jamal Trio Argo Sessions 1956-62" reviewed by Eugene Holley, Jr.

Ahmad Jamal

The Complete Ahmad Jamal Trio Argo Sessions 1956-62

Mosaic Records

2010

“When I listen to these records now... when I listen to the Pershing, it's phenomenal, I must say. What they were doing, phenomenal, the lines and the purity. It's so pure ... It was sheer joy working with ...

Ahmad Jamal: A Quiet Time

Read "Ahmad Jamal: A Quiet Time" reviewed by Greg Camphire

Ahmad Jamal
A Quiet Time
Dreyfus Records
2010



Pianist Ahmad Jamal continues his career-long winning streak with A Quiet Time. The album expands on a stream of superb, post-mid 1990s releases made with largely the same working band: the Verve label's three-part The Essence series (1996-98), followed by ...