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Buffalo Jazz Octet: PausaLive

Read "PausaLive" reviewed by Patrick Keyes

The Buffalo Jazz Octet, a group of veteran musicians culled from the strong jazz community in jny: Buffalo, NY, offers a boldly realized collective voice that sings of a wide-open future on PausaLive.

PausaLive both reinforces and obliterates notions of jazz as a convenient label. The writing is beguiling, the musicians contribute top-notch inside ...

Meet Ari (ImpressARIo) Silverstein

Read "Meet Ari (ImpressARIo) Silverstein" reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper

Some people are jazz aficionados. Then there's Ari Silverstein. Hooked from the moment he saw the light of jazz, was he content merely to listen? Not Impress-Ari-o! Once he was in, he was in all the way, from organizing concerts to getting his New York tour guide license in order to start shepherding tourists to his ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Clarence Becton: Straight Ahead Into Freedom

Read "Clarence Becton: Straight Ahead Into Freedom" reviewed by Barbara Ina Frenz

Clarence Becton is a musicians' musician--meaning, someone well-known in musician circles. He belongs to the generation of American jazz heroes who grew up under economically and socially difficult circumstances, and for that very reason, succeeded in gaining a comprehensive education, emancipating himself, and embodying the history of jazz music by directly learning from and working with ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Steve Coleman and Five Elements at Albright-Knox Art Gallery

Read "Steve Coleman and Five Elements at Albright-Knox Art Gallery" reviewed by Matthew Aquiline

Steve Coleman and Five Elements
Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Art of Jazz
Buffalo, NY
October 29, 2016

If Steve Coleman's set at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery proved anything, it's that residencies are still a beneficial means to cultivating unrivaled virtuosity within a band.

In the case of composer, alto ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Michael McNeill Trio: Flight

Read "Flight" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

On his second release as a leader Flight pianist Michael McNeill elegantly embellishes his own intricate compositions with bold spontaneity. He imbues the melodic elements of the album with subtle angularity and maintains a strong lyrical sense even while flirting with dissonance.

The contemplative “Za," for instance, has a crystalline harmonic structure within which McNeill ...

But Beautiful: My Life with Billie Holiday

Read "But Beautiful: My Life with Billie Holiday" reviewed by Lara Downes

Every Saturday morning, when I was a little girl, my sisters and I went to the San Francisco Conservatory of Music for what we called “Saturday Classes": piano lessons, theory, music history--serious classical music training for serious little musicians. Saturday afternoons, when we got home, we had a ritual. We'd get out our “dress-up" from the ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

New Orleans Swamp Donkeys - 2015 Summer Tour & New CD! June 10 - August 17

New Orleans Swamp Donkeys - 2015 Summer Tour & New CD!  June 10 - August 17

New CD Release: July 7th A Fine Romance" featuring Alia Shawkat—Get It Now On Indiegogo On June 10th the New Orleans Swamp Donkeys left the Big Easy for their tour of the U.S. and Europe. During the tour, the band will be releasing an album recorded earlier this year with actress Alia Shawkat. The new release—A Fine ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Cecil McBee: Masterful, And Always Equipped

Read "Cecil McBee: Masterful, And Always Equipped" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Cecil McBee is one of the finest bass players on the scene, a status he's held among musicians for many years, even if the public is slower to pick up on the achievements of this 79-year-old musician extraordinaire.

A natural, he was quick to connect with musicians in his hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma. But ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Howard McGhee: West Coast, '45-'47

Howard McGhee: West Coast, '45-'47

In early 1945, Coleman Hawkins asked trumpeter Howard McGhee if he wanted to join him for a month-long gig in jny: Los Angeles at club due to open. The offer came in jny: Buffalo, N.Y., where both musicians were playing and winter had set in hard, McGhee didn't need to be asked twice. Heading West on ...

NEWS: RADIO

One Hour With Adam Duritz: Counting Crows

"Well I dreamt I saw you walking up a hillside in the snow. Casting shadows on the winter sky as you stood there, counting crows. One for sorrow, two for joy. Three for girls and four for boys. Five for silver, six for gold. Seven for a secret never to be told." - “A Murder of ...


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