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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Marcus Roberts And The Modern Jazz Generation At The Kimmel Center

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Marcus Roberts and the Modern Jazz Generation
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
Perelman Theater
Philadelphia, PA
October 11, 2019

Marcus Roberts is one of the great jazz pianists of his generation, coming up in the 1980s in Wynton Marsalis' band and since then more ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

Five Videos: Duke Ellington

Five Videos: Duke Ellington

The rise of swing and jazz's sophisticated elegance starts with Duke Ellington. His first recordings were with Wilbur Sweatman and His Acme Syncopators in August 1924. His first leadership 78 was recorded in November of that year, billed as the Washingtonians. His first Columbia recording came in March 1927, with East St. Louis Toodle-oo, Hop Head ...

ARTICLE: SOCAL JAZZ

Chick Corea Trio Live: Food For Thought

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An all-you-can-listen-to two and a half-hour buffet was generously served up Wednesday night October 2nd, 2019 at the Balboa Theater in San Diego. Head chef Chick Corea prepared a tasty assortment of selections to be sampled and delightfully devoured throughout both courses of the evening. His sous chefs, Christian McBride and Brian Blade, brought their own ...

NEWS: EDUCATION

New England Conservatory Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of Groundbreaking Jazz Department

New England Conservatory Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of Groundbreaking Jazz Department

In recognition and celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Jazz Studies department and the Jazz Studies program, New England Conservatory is hosting Jazz50, a year- long series of concerts and events. On stage will be the distinguished jazz alumni, faculty, students and special guests offering an incredible array of musical and compositional talent. Performances are to ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Edward Burra, Aaron Douglas: Into The Night: Cabarets and Clubs in Modern Art

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Edward Burra, Aaron Douglas, Colette Omogbai, Uche Okeke, et al.
Barbican Art Gallery
Into The Night: Cabarets and Clubs in Modern Art
London
October 3, 2019

This evocative exhibition explores from a global perspective the role of cabarets, cafes and clubs in 1880s through late ...

ARTICLE: UNDER THE RADAR

The New Golden Age of Jazz Radio

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There was the Jazz Age, and later, the Golden Age of Radio. There was no golden age of jazz radio unless one considers the brief, ten-year reign of devolution when swing music dominated the airwaves. Think about this: New York City has not had a twenty-four-hour commercial jazz radio station in over ten years; decades longer ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Keith Oxman: Glimpses

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Disco nato da un'incontro, cercato ma in parte anche fortuito, tra Keith Oxman, eccellente tenorsassofonista e didatta di Denver, e Dave Liebman, che per Oxman è sempre stato un dichiarato modello. La registrazione ha preso corpo dopo un breve periodo di lavoro comune, che ha permesso di cementare un'intesa peraltro non difficile da trovare, grazie alla ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

King Crimson at Budweiser Stage & Théâtre St-Denis

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King Crimson
2019 Celebration Tour
Budweiser Stage, Toronto, Canada
Théâtre St-Denis, Montréal, Canada
September 14 & 17, 2019

After covering six shows including two 2014 dates in San Francisco, another two 2015 shows in Montréal, and single, back-to-back 2017 performances in Montréal and Toronto, perhaps the biggest question is:

NEWS: RECORDING

A Lousy Day in Harlem is a great day for jazz with The Ed Palermo Big Band! Available now!

A Lousy Day in Harlem is a great day for jazz with The Ed Palermo Big Band! Available now!

A Lousy Day in Harlem is a great day for jazz with The Ed Palermo Big Band, as the band known for reinventing the music of Frank Zappa turns its attention to a riveting program of Monk, Coltrane, Ellington, and hard-swinging originals, confirming Ed Palermo’s place in jazz’s top ranks of contemporary big band arrangers. In a radical ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

King Crimson at Paramount Theatre

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King Crimson
Paramount Theatre
Denver, CO
September 8, 2019

Every band should have three drummers. No, wait, every band needs three drummers. King Crimson proved that Sunday night with, not just three drummers, but three drummers right up front. Well, maybe two and half drummers; drummer Jeremy Stacey spent ...