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ARTICLE: UNDER THE RADAR

Blue Highways and Sweet Music: The Territory Bands, Part II

Read "Blue Highways and Sweet Music: The Territory Bands, Part II" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Part 1 | Part 2

Part 1 of Blue Highways and Sweet Music: The Territory Bands looked at the roots, drivers and challenges of the travelling groups who brought jazz music to the non-urban areas of the Southern Plains, through one-night-stands, in often impromptu venues. A black phenomenon, often misappropriated by white musicians, promoters, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Rufus Reid: Terrestrial Dance

Read "Terrestrial Dance" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Rufus Reid is one of a handful of true renaissance figures in the arts. The bassist and composer has been an active presence in the jazz world since the 1970s and has recorded more than a dozen albums as a leader and in groups with Dexter Gordon, Andrew Hill, The Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Quartet, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Nick Finzer: Hear & Now

Read "Hear & Now" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

In questo terzo disco da leader Nick Finzer conferma l'organico e i partner presenti nei primi due: Exposition (Outside in Music, 2013) e The Chase (Origin Records, 2015). Non ancora trentenne, il trombonista di Rochester (N.Y.) s'è imposto tra i migliori strumentisti della sua generazione per la tecnica brillante, la bellezza del timbro e il rispetto ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Tedeschi Trucks Band Celebrates 1st Anniversary With Release Of Live Double-Disc Album "Everybody's Talkin"

Tedeschi Trucks Band Celebrates 1st Anniversary With Release Of Live Double-Disc Album "Everybody's Talkin"

Everybody’s Talkin’ — released on May 22 — is the title of the uplifting, energy-packed sophomore recording by Tedeschi Trucks Band, the 11-piece ensemble led by husband-wife team Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi that recently marked their first anniversary with a Grammy win for their debut album Revelator. TTB (as their fans know them) shows off ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Trombonist Vincent Gardner at the Hilton Harrisburg & Towers on February 22

Trombonist Vincent Gardner at the Hilton Harrisburg & Towers on February 22

The Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz (CPFJ) continues our 29th year of monthly concerts by presenting the Vincent Gardner Quintet in performance on Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 5:00 at the Hilton Harrisburg & Towers, Second Floor Ballroom, One North Second Street, Harrisburg, PA. The Central Dauphin East Jazz Band led by Keith Richardson opens for Mr. ...

J. J. Johnson: Pinnacles

Read "Pinnacles" reviewed by AAJ Staff

From the start of a decade, this tried to blend old faces with a new sound. The electric piano starts up; the sound flits from speaker to speaker in annoying fashion. The rhythm gets behind, Billy Higgins getting a firm hand on things. And then J.J. enters: dark and rich and full of confidence. He stutters ...