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WDR 3 Jazzfest 2018

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Theater Gütersloh / Bunker Ulmenwall Bielefeld
Gütersloh / Bielefeld
February 1-3, 2018

WDR stands for Westdeutscher Rundfunk, which is the public radio organization of the German federal state of North Rhine Westphalia based in Cologne, the jazz capital of the federal state. WDR 3 refers to the third program-line nowadays also indicated as ...

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Ai Confini tra Sardegna e Jazz - XXX Edizione

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Sant'Anna Arresi, 01-06.09.2015

Bentornato Butch

A Sant'Anna Arresi, Butch Morris era di casa. In occasione della XXX Edizione, il festival Ai Confini tra Sardegna e Jazz gli ha reso giustamente e doverosamente omaggio costruendo una programmazione completamente incentrata sulla sua figura.

C'era la Nublu Orchestra (Kenny Wollesen, ...

Lawrence D. “Butch” Morris: Possible Universe (Conduction 192)

Read "Possible Universe (Conduction 192)" reviewed by Mark Corroto

With the death of jazzman Lawrence D. “Butch" Morris in 2013, we close the book on one of the most idiosyncratic composers, improvisors, conductors ever to work in creative music. His musical trajectory from a 1970s free jazz cornetist to the originator of his trademark 'Conductions' has been the stuff of legends. Under his baton, he ...

Reut Regev's R*Time: Exploring the Vibe

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Exploring the Vibe is the dynamic follow-up to This is R Time (Ropeadope, 2009), the critically acclaimed debut of R*Time, a mutable ensemble led by Israeli-born trombonist Reut Regev. A versatile instrumentalist, Regev has been involved in a number of eclectic projects since moving to New York City in 1998, including musical experiments in Radical Jewish ...

Ode to Jef Lee Johnson: The Promise of Lovolution

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“When the music's happening, life is happening.... Why must we only join hands after the storm?... How true are you? Nothing else even matters." --Jef Lee Johnson

Jef Lee Johnson, prolific, virtuosic, humble, was in some ways not made for this world. “I'm over the world," he sang. He was certainly made for music though.

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Jef Lee Johnson: It's Been So Long Since I've Seen with My Eyes

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[ Editor's Note: This 2002 article was republished in memory of Jef Lee Johnson who died at age 54 on January 28, 2013. ]

Jef Lee Johnson is a true American original and a true American gift to the musical world. Guys like Jef are the embodiment of every reason to use the phrase, “He's ...

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Mark Weinstein/Omar Sosa: Tales From The Earth

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Tales from the Earth by flutist, Mark Weinstein and pianist/vibraphonist, Omar Sosa, is one of the most extraordinary musical expeditions in a long time. The need for a subtext is not necessary; the extraordinary depth and ethereal beauty of the music would suffice. Nevertheless, once that subtext becomes evident, then the music touches parts of the ...

Jean-Paul Bourelly: Trance Atlantic (Boom Bop II)

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Jean-Paul Bourelly’s new CD, Trance Atlantic (Boom Bop II), extends and solidifies the heavy funk and electronic concept of the excellent 1999 release Boom Bop. Trance Atlantic ’s central musical idea involves a strong groove that often overlays the ostensible frontline of lead guitar, cornet, sax, or trombone. The music partakes of the current vocabulary of ...

Jean-Paul Bourelly: Trance-Atlantic (Boom Bop II)

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With the release of Trance-Atlantic (Boom Bop II), Jean-Paul Bourelly again shows us all that he is not only today’s guitar-playing acid-funk archetype, but a bold conceptualist bravely and pointedly mixing disparate elements to create a genre all his own. With the Boom-Bops, Jean-Paul, in his own words, finds out, “what it would be like if ...

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Jean-Paul Bourelly: Boom Bop

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Jazz has always been about the fusion the different music. And at one time way back, so was rock, country and classical. Now they become what is called ‘cross-over’ music, usually a watered down sound, that neither genre finds acceptable. Guitarist Jean-Paul Bourelly probably doesn’t consider himself a jazz musician, with all the limitations the definition ...