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Evidence at All About Jazz

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ARTICLE: WHAT IS JAZZ?

Misterioso

Read "Misterioso" reviewed by Annette Johnson

Music and improvisation—that comes naturally to our ears but what if we say life and improvisation? Huh? Well, life is improvisation is it not? How do we deal best with that period of time between birth and death that we call life? Life is a strange dance partner—it offers one fun, friends, food, love, knowledge, discovery ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Joelle Leandre & Jerome Bourdellon: Evidence

Read "Evidence" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Bass and flute represent significant tonal contrasts and here, flutist Jerome Bourdellon and world-renowned bassist, composer and improviser Joelle Leandre divulge innumerable perspectives and quite a bit of food for thought on these duets. However, Bourdellon employs bass clarinet and bass flute on two tracks, as no other instruments are nestled into the mid-sections of the ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Guelph Jazz Festival & Colloquium 2009

Read "Guelph Jazz Festival & Colloquium 2009" reviewed by Kurt Gottschalk

Guelph Jazz Festival & Colloquium
Guelph, Ontario
September 9-13, 2009
The Guelph Jazz Festival and Colloquium devoted itself this year to trying to unpack an idea so common that it is at once crucial and cliché: whether the practice of music-making might have world-changing implications. Through presentations on (for example) gang intervention in South Africa through ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Evidence: The Message

Read "The Message" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

Here is a well deserving jazz combo that could use some publicity beyond their Grand Rapids, Michigan base. Headed by multi-reed player Michael S. Doyle, this sextet offers a group of durable bebop compositions, all originals, which could stand up with the best of them.

It would be pointless to indicate the specific quality ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Evidence: Soulville and Untitled

Read "Evidence: Soulville and Untitled" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

Sometimes moving straight-ahead is the best direction.

The Michigan based group Evidence has the heart of a true working jazz band. Led by saxophonist Michael Doyle the group has been a busy for over ten years at local gigs, festivals, as well as regular performances on WGVU Radio Jazz Night. While clearly in the vein of ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The BBC Big Band: Evidence

Read "Evidence" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The BBC Big Band is somewhat like the two–faced god Janus, showing its “hip” face to perceptive Jazz aficionados and its “square” face to those who simply want amiable background music that doesn’t require much thought. Trouble is, the record–buying public doesn’t always know which BBC band is going to show up. Another recent release, The ...