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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Frank Catalano, Jimmy Chamberlain, David Sanborn: Bye Bye Blackbird

Read "Bye Bye Blackbird" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Frank Catalano dev'essere stufo dell'etichetta di “giovane prodigio." Alla soglia dei 40 anni con una carriera ventennale, il musicista di Chicago ha tutte le carte in regola per essere considerato un esponente di punta tra i sassofonisti Rhythm & Blues, i cosiddetti honkers. Ha esordito a 17 anni con l'organista Charles Earland, l'anno seguente era già ...

North Sea Jazz Festival 2015: The Roller Coaster Has Taken Off

Read "North Sea Jazz Festival 2015:   The Roller Coaster Has Taken Off" reviewed by Joan Gannij

Jan Willem Luyken, Director of the North Sea Jazz Festival, has a lot to celebrate this year. It is not only the 40th anniversary of the popular festival, it's also the tenth anniversary of their move from jny: the Hague to jny: Rotterdam, and the year that Luyken became director. Described as “the world's largest indoor ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Anton Fig: Behind The Bandstand, Part 2

Read "Anton Fig: Behind The Bandstand, Part 2" reviewed by Ben Scholz

Part 1 | Part 2

The last chord has been played, the lights have been dimmed, and the iconic NYC skyline (in miniature) behind Dave's desk has been disassembled and stored. The airing of the finale of “The Late Show With David Letterman" on Wednesday May 20th and the accompanying performance by The CBS ...

NEWS: RECORDING

The Romance Continues: Urban-jazz Saxophonist Kim Waters Will Mark His 25th Year With The Release Of “silver Soul” On September 2

The Romance Continues: Urban-jazz Saxophonist Kim Waters Will Mark His 25th Year With The Release Of “silver Soul” On September 2

The first single, “Dreaming Of You,” is the No. 2 most added radio track this week. New York City (10 July 2014): With persistence, patience and passion, romance grows stronger, richer and sweeter each year and for 25 years, urban-jazz saxophonist Kim Waters has written, produced and performed chart-topping candlelight compositions that explore the excitement, exoticism and ...

NEWS: EVENT

Quincy Jones Presents Young Jazz Talent at The Broad Stage, Santa Monica

Quincy Jones Presents Young Jazz Talent at The Broad Stage, Santa Monica

As part of The Broad Stage’s Jazz Council Initiative, the Quincy Jones Presents series kicks off this fall with an astonishing array of musical talent. The series starts with a concert with Justin Kauflin on November 22nd. Kauflin, a talented young pianist who lost his sight due to a rare eye disease at 11, will be ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

B-52s to Headline Outdoor Concert at Montreal International Jazz Festival

With the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal just around the corner, organizers are thrilled to announce the players in our three major free outdoor events: Ben l'Oncle Soul opens the festivities with the Rio Tinto Alcan Opening Event on Saturday, June 25, with Misteur Valaire taking over on Tuesday, June 28 to keep Festival fans ...

NEWS: RECORDING

40th Anniversary of Marvin Gaye's Landmark "What's Going On" Celebrated with Super Deluxe Edition & Events

40th Anniversary of Marvin Gaye's Landmark "What's Going On" Celebrated with Super Deluxe Edition & Events

On May 21, 1971, Motown Records released an album unique to its vast, already classic catalog: a suite of protest songs, railing, albeit softly and with an undeniable groove, about the planet's woes and the pain of war. With What's Going On, Marvin Gaye forever changed the sound and subject matter of popular music, influencing and ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Sade "Ultimate Collection" & New Tour Dates Announced!

As a follow up to the platinum-selling Soldier Of Love, which spent three weeks at the top of the Billboard album chart and garnered a well-deserved Grammy, Sade is back with The Ultimate Collection to be released on May 3. In addition to classic Sade songs, the must-have, two-disc album will include three new, never-before heard ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Saint Lucia Jazz Festival Offers Travel Packages

In celebration of the 20th anniversary, Grammy-award winning multi-Platinum artist John Legend will headline this year's Saint Lucia Jazz Festival. The singer, in his album collaboration with The Roots, recently picked up three awards on February 13, 2011 at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards show for Best Tradition R&B Vocal Performance for “Hang On In There," ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Cassandra Wilson: Silver Pony

Read "Silver Pony" reviewed by Enrique Turpin

Todavía con el eco salutífero de Loverly (Blue Note, 2008), último trabajo de Cassandra Wilson antes de la entrega de su recopilación Pop Side (Blue Note, 2009), la contralto de Misisipí reorganiza su legado musical con el primer directo para la discográfica que mima actualmente sus apetencias. Si Jacky Terrasson no fue la pareja idónea para ...