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Chick Remembers Miles

Read "Chick Remembers Miles" reviewed by Scott H. Thompson

In celebration of Miles Davis' birthday, Chick Corea sent this note to me on the day Miles passed away (September 28, 1991). I'd like to share it with you all... Even though I played in his band for only two years, Miles has been a stable presence in my life since I began listening to him ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Joe La Barbera: Experiencing Bill Evans

Read "Joe La Barbera: Experiencing Bill Evans" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

In his own unassuming way, Bill Evans changed the face of jazz piano trio forever. He made the piano a lyrical, expressive voice for the most subtle and deep emotions, and he transformed the rhythm section from a time-beating, swing-maintaining outfit into an intimate, conversational musical unit. He loved tradition. It was just his grasp of ...

Wes Montgomery with the Wynton Kelly Trio: Smokin’ in Seattle: Live at the Penthouse (1966)

Read "Smokin’ in Seattle: Live at the Penthouse (1966)" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

In his superb contribution to Bloomsbury Press' 33 & 1/3 series, Bitches Brew (2015), George Grella notes (emphasis mine):

“No style of art can remain static: irrelevance is just as much a risk as the inevitable decadence that comes from a style developing to its last measure. But fans, including critics, of particular movements ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

440 Keys: A Batch of Piano Delights

Read "440 Keys: A Batch of Piano Delights" reviewed by Geno Thackara

It's always a pleasure to be reminded what a range of sounds just one instrument can produce. The same 88 keys can be used in endlessly different ways in different inventive hands, and this batch of recordings has several masterful performers taking that starting point toward quite eclectic ends.

Dag Arnesen Trio
Pentagon ...

John Swana: Bright Moments

Read "Bright Moments" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Simply put, this album is so listenable and stood out so noticeably among the many CDs I've been spinning for myself recently, that I thought All About Jazz readers ought to know about it. I first heard then trumpeter John Swana a decade or more ago when he jammed at pianist Tom Lawton's memorable long-term gig ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Wynton Kelly

Jazz Musician of the Day: Wynton Kelly

All About Jazz is celebrating Wynton Kelly's birthday today!

His family moved from the island of Jamaica to Brooklyn, New York City when Kelly was four, and he started his professional career as a teenager, initially as a member of R&B groups. After working in the big band and small groups led by Dizzy Gillespie, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Herbie Hancock: The Blue Note Albums

Read "The Blue Note Albums" reviewed by Maurizio Zerbo

Risale al 1962 il primo disco di Herbie Hancock, già distintosi al fianco di Donald Byrd come pianista equilibrato e raffinato, di sicuro affidamento. La stima di cui godeva era già tale da rendere il suo esordio discografico un vero e proprio evento. A differenza di quanto normalmente avveniva per le opere prime, Takin Off (Blue ...

Ron Stabinsky: Free for One

Read "Free for One" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Pianist Ron Stabinsky, officially became the fourth member of the Mostly Other People Do the Killing with Mauch Chunk (Hot Cup Records, 2015) after having performed with the group live in 2013 and on Blue their recreation of Miles Davis' Kind Of Blue (Columbia, 1959) expertly restoring the Wynton Kelly/Bill Evans parts. The pianist has been ...

Hank Mobley: Soul Station - 1960

Read "Hank Mobley: Soul Station - 1960" reviewed by Marc Davis

Hank Mobley is a mystery to me.

On the one hand, I mostly love his relaxed style of bop. Sometimes it's round and smooth, sometimes rock hard, sometimes full of soul and funk. What's not to like?

On the other hand, the same relaxed style can sometimes seem lazy. Critics sure thought ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Ferit Odman

Read "Take Five With Ferit Odman" reviewed by Ferit Odman

About Ferit Odman:
Ferit Odman is an on demand and busy jazz drummer based in jny: Istanbul. He started his music studies in Sweden as an AFS exchange student (1999), got a full scholarship to get his B.A. in Music at Istanbul Bilgi University (2001), attended the School For Improvisation workshops in NYC (2004), ...


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