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Content by tag "McCoy Tyner"

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Christian McBride Big Band: Bringin' It

Read "Bringin' It" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Where and how does Christian McBride find the time to do what he does? His plate is full about nine times over, what with his work as bassist, composer, bandleader, educator, jazz advocate, public speaker, radio personality, DJ, and Artistic Director for the Newport Jazz Festival. It's no wonder that it took him six years to ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Philipp Gerschlauer/David Fiuczynski: Mikrojazz!: Neue Expressionistische Musik

Read "Mikrojazz!: Neue Expressionistische Musik" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

If you've followed guitarist David Fiuczynski's work in recent years, then you should already know that he's continually intensifying his search for what exists in the spaces between the spaces. While Fuze has always registered as something of a non-conformist, he's now completely shed a layer of skin and left conventional Western musical tuning behind, evolving ...

ARTICLE: UNDER THE RADAR

Preserving the Cradle of Jazz: The New Orleans Jazz Museum

Read "Preserving the Cradle of Jazz: The New Orleans Jazz Museum" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

The New Orleans Jazz Club's beginnings, according to a 1950s edition of their bi-monthly newsletter, sprang from a sidewalk meeting of four jazz fans on Mardi Gras in 1948. The impromptu gathering intended to listen to the marching band called King Zulu's. One member of that group inspired the others to begin a club for jazz ...

NEWS: RECORDING

McCoy Tyner: Ballads & Blues

McCoy Tyner: Ballads & Blues

Pianist McCoy Tyner is best known for being a member of the John Coltrane Quartet beginning in 1960. During those years, Tyner re-invented the piano as a highly percussive, stirring instrument that churned the waters for Coltrane's abstraction and spiritual solos. For some strange reason, in late 1962 and the first half of 1963, Tyner was ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Stefano "Cocco" Cantini: direttore artistico del Grey Cat Jazz Festival

Read "Stefano "Cocco" Cantini: direttore artistico del Grey Cat Jazz Festival" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Musicista assai apprezzato, grande interprete del sax tenore e, soprattutto, soprano, Stefano “Cocco" Cantini è nato e vissuto a Follonica, sulla costa maremmana, dove fin da giovane si è distinto per l'insegnamento e per la promozione della cultura musicale. In quest'ultimo campo la sua creatura più importante e duratura è il Grey Cat Festival, la principale ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Charles Lloyd: The Winds Of Grace

Read "Charles Lloyd: The Winds Of Grace" reviewed by Ian Patterson

At seventy nine years young Charles Lloyd is showing no signs of slowing down. The summer months see the Memphis saxophonist/flautist on the North American and European festival circuits with his quartet of Gerald Clayton, Reuben Rogers and Eric Harland, followed by dates with The Marvels, Lloyd's most recent group, featuring Bill Frisell, Greg Leisz, Rogers ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Virtuoso Flutist Lori Bell Returns With "Blue(s)," Her 10th Studio Album, On July 14th

Virtuoso Flutist Lori Bell Returns With "Blue(s)," Her 10th Studio Album, On July 14th

On July 14, 2017, virtuoso flutist, composer/arranger, and educator, Lori Bell will release blue(s), a 9-song excursion showcasing straight-ahead blues, and the word “blue” (which appears in each song title), highlighting its rich color, lingering mood and resplendent hue. Now in the third decade of her acclaimed career, blue(s) is Bell's 10th album overall, and the follow-up ...

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Jon Davis: Happy Juice

Read "Happy Juice" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Everyone has their own version of happy juice. For some, it's the drink; for others, it's literature; for many, it's film; and for a certain breed, it's jazz, that most potent and unpredictable of aural intoxicants. It's the people that fall into that last group who are most likely to quickly uncork this one and take ...

Laszlo Gardony: Serious Play

Read "Serious Play" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The beauty of personal expression may be the greatest and most effective balm to soothe our hearts in troubled times. That's the message that pianist Laszlo Gardony gifts us with Serious Play.

Following the approach used on Clarity (Sunnyside, 2013), Gardony delves deep into his own subconscious in real time to create a ...


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