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NEWS: FESTIVAL

Lineup Announced For Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival 17th Edition June 22-30: Nine Days, 300+ Shows, 20 Venues, 94 Free Events

Lineup Announced For Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival 17th Edition June 22-30: Nine Days, 300+ Shows, 20 Venues, 94 Free Events

Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF) producers John Nugent and Marc Iacona today announced the complete lineup for the festival’s 17th Edition. The nine-day festival returns to Rochester June 22 to June 30 presenting more than 1500 artists from around the world in 300-plus shows at 20 venues. The 2018 Festival is presented in three series — ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

John Ellis: Evolution - Seeds and Streams

Read "Evolution - Seeds and Streams" reviewed by Phil Barnes

There's a temptation to assume with evolution that all of history has been leading to this point, that today's dominant species or situation will continue as such forever. Nonsense of course, think of the changes in the lifetimes of current generations and it's clear that evolution is not a defined end point but a dynamic, continuing ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

St. Germain: Refueling His Passion

Read "St. Germain: Refueling His Passion" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

This article was translated from French.

Every once in a while a new album will force you to reconfigure and re-evaluate all of the definitions and assumptions one has had about music in order to realize how vast and endless the possibilities of music can be. When it comes to producer and composer Ludovic ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

St. Germain: St. Germain

Read "St. Germain" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

There are really a handful of artists that are as eclectic as producer/DJ Ludovic Navarre and which have managed to enjoy major chart success. Navarre, better known under the moniker St. Germain, has created a seamless blend of jazz and deep house that captured the imagination of listeners worldwide with the release of the seminal album ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

St. Germain: Tourist

Read "Tourist" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Whether chilling out, working out or getting down, the latest mix from one of Blue Note's boldest imports has the stuff to get it to ya.

From the peppy five take of the opening single “Rose Rogue" to the Hammond-ed gospel of “Land of'" and the frenetic bourre of “So Flute," St. Germain guides brave aural ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

St. Germain: Tourist

Read "Tourist" reviewed by David Adler

The attempt to blur and redefine genres by combining techno and jazz began roughly 10 years ago, and French DJ St. Germain (aka Ludovic Navarre) has become one of the more celebrated practitioners of the very young art form. A risk that goes with this territory is that in the hope of pleasing techno and jazz ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

St Germain: Tourist

Read "Tourist" reviewed by Rob Evanoff

Picking a favorite album each year is an exhausting emotional process and always creates much controversy within my mind and this year was no exception. Picking a favorite album is not based on just artistic merit but also how that album integrates itself into my life. 2000 represented a transition in my life, a journey of ...