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2019 Detroit Jazz Festival

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Detroit Jazz Festival
Hart Plaza
Detroit, Michigan
August 30-September 2, 2019

According to the official count, the 40th edition of the largest free jazz festival in North America drew a record crowd numbering some 325,000. Boasting four stages as part of the festival footprint, there seemed to be a reduction in ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Double Vision Revisited: Bob James, David Sanborn, and Marcus Miller at the Lakewood Civic Auditorium

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Double Vision Revisited: Bob James, David Sanborn, and Marcus Miller
Lakewood Civic Auditorium
Lakewood, Ohio
August 17, 2019

By the mid '80s, there started to be a major shift in the quality and focus of the music termed as jazz fusion. The genre had started in the late '60s with rockier ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Double Vision Revisited Comes To Cleveland August 17th Featuring Bob James, David Sanborn, And Marcus Miller

Double Vision Revisited Comes To Cleveland  August 17th Featuring Bob James, David Sanborn, And Marcus Miller

On August 17th, Live Nation presents Double Vision Revisited at the Lakewood Civic Auditorium (14100 Franklin Avenue, Lakewood, Ohio). The 8 p.m. performance will feature Bob James, David Sanborn, and Marcus Miller. A jazz legend, Bob James has a career that has defined the genre and continues to evolve at every turn. David Sanborn is universally known ...

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2019 Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland

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2019 Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland
Playhouse Square
Cleveland, Ohio
June 27-29, 2019

The year was 1979. Mainstream styles were on the wane and the major labels had largely abandoned jazz product, with the invention of the compact disc some three years in the future. The musical landscape in terms of jazz was ...

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2019 Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival

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2019 Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival
Pittsburgh, PA
June 20-23, 2019

Now in its ninth year, the Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival continues to grow and prosper as one of the country's best jazz festivals. Tied to the efforts of the city's August Wilson African American Cultural Center, the festival continues to prosper under ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Dave Stryker: Eight Track III

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Attuned to the idea that you can never get too much of a good thing, guitarist Dave Stryker has forged sequels to some of his most dynamic projects. From his Steeplechase cannon there are the four volumes of Blue to the Bone and a pair of releases devoted to the electric side of Miles Davis. So ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Walt Weiskopf: Worldwide

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Back in 1992, saxophonist Walt Weiskopf made his first date for Criss Cross Jazz, Simplicity. It is one of the most daring new recordings of the period, featuring Weiskopf's incendiary playing and stellar compositions. Over the course of the next ten albums for Criss Cross culminating with 2010's See the Pyramid, Weiskopf forged an ...

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Ralph Peterson & The Messenger Legacy At The Blue LLama

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Ralph Peterson & The Messsenger Legacy
The Blue LLama
Ann Arbor, Michigan
May 25, 2019

Driving distance from both jny: Detroit and jny: Lansing, jny: Ann Arbor has always had a healthy music scene which is further bolstered by the presence of the University of Michigan. Live jazz was on the ...

Coltrane 58: The Prestige Recordings

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Some fifty-two years since his death, the shadow of John Coltrane looms large in the minds of many jazz fans and musicians. Over the past few years this has been aided and abetted by the fact that his music continues to be repackaged. In the case of last year's Both Directions at Once, some previously unissued ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Sounds: Inside Stories of Jazz Studio Sessions By Famed Recording Engineer Max Bolleman

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Sounds: Inside Stories of Jazz Studio Sessions
Max Bolleman
256 Pages
ISBN: #978-90-820456-1-1
(Self-Published)
2018

When it comes to recorded jazz, most diehard fans have definitive tastes in how they want their music to sound and be reproduced at home and on the go. It is not unusual to ...