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ARTICLE: RADIO

All new sounds with a focus on Simon Nabotov

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This week we focus on a batch of new releases including the latest album from Simon Nabatov who has a great band, they are so good I play something from each band member as well.

Playlist Zach Brock, Matt Ulery, and Jon Deitemyer “Wonderment" from Wonderment (Woolgathering Records) 00:00 Simon Nabatov Quintet “Old ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Roy Hargrove Quintet at Jazz at the Centre

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Roy Hargrove Quintet
Jazz at the Centre
Northwest Activities Center
Detroit, Michigan
January 11, 2014

It seems these days that some of the most crucial aspects of jazz are the ones being downplayed by those jazz artists that have become the darlings of the jazz media. Peruse any number of ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Cork Jazz Festival: Cork, Ireland, October 26-28, 2012

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Cork Jazz Festival 2012
Cork, Ireland
October 26-28, 2012

Cork is Ireland's second city, but it still doesn't feel like too much of a metropolis. Its jazz festival has been running for 34 years, and is always scheduled to coincide with the national public holiday weekend at the ...

ARTICLE: LIVE FROM NEW YORK

The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Roomful Of Blues & Buckwheat Zydeco

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The Carolina Chocolate Drops
The Allen Room
February 2, 2011


What's the difference between country blues and country country? How do we separate hillbilly clunking from Delta sliding? Does the banjo solely descend from the West African n'goni? The Carolina Chocolate Drops engaged with certain aspects of ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Justin Robinson: The Challenge

Read "The Challenge" reviewed by John Sharpe

For every young jazz musician the challenge lies in their ability to develop an original, uniquely identifiable sound. Altoist Justin Robinson, whose sound and approach owe a huge debt to Charlie Parker, has a way to go before he meets that goal. Justin spent some time in the short-lived Harper Brother's band (along with pianist Stephen ...