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The Future of the Music Business: How to Succeed With The New Digital Technologies

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The Future Of The Music Business: How To Succeed With The New Digital Technologies
Steve Gordon
362 pages (second edition)
ISBN: 00331939 paper
Hal Leonard
2008



Much has been written about the steady decline of CD sales and the rise of illegal downloading. The ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Peter Mazza: Through My Eyes

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On Through My Eyes, guitarist Peter Mazza explores a diverse range of tones and sonic palettes, combining jazz sensibilities with a rock aesthetic. Mazza, a 1995 semi-finalist in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, might ruffle the feathers of jazz traditionalists with overdubbing and use of steel string acoustic (in open tunings no less), but the ...

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Noah Baerman Trio: Bliss

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Bliss, the new CD from pianist Noah Baerman's trio, is a collection of nine original compositions by the leader, a respected player and jazz educator. It is extremely rare for a recording to translate effectively the energy an ensemble has during a live performance. Bliss successfully manages to be an exception to this phenomenon.

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Jazz Notes: Interviews Across the Generations

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Jazz Notes: Interviews Across the Generations
Sanford Josephson
Softcover; 208 pages
ISBN: 0313357005
Praeger
2009



Jazz Notes is more than just a compilation of interviews with jazz greats. In addition to talks with luminaries like Hoagy Carmichael and Dave Brubeck, it includes updated conversations ...

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Jeff "Siege" Siegel: Live in Europe

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Drummer/composer Jeff Siegel's Live in Europe presents highlights from two radio shows recorded overseas in 2005. Siegel's quartet--tenor saxophonist Erica Lindsay, pianist Francesca Tanksley and bassist Danton Boller--perform four of Siegel's compositions as well as tunes by Tanksley and Lindsay.

Lindsay's opening “Elvin's Circle" is a moody, propulsive tribute to the great drummer Elvin ...

Michael Jefry Stevens: Eastern Boundary Quartet, Michael Jefry Stevens Trio, Conference Call & Southern Excursion Quartet

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Eastern Boundary Quartet

Eastern Boundary Quartet

Biem Artisjus

2008

Michael Jefry Stevens

For Andrew

Konnex

2008

Conference Call

Poetry in Motion

Clean Feed

2008

Southern Excursion Quartet

Trading Post

ARC

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Clawing at the Limits of Cool: Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and the Greatest Jazz Collaboration Ever

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Clawing at the Limits of Cool: Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and the Greatest Jazz Collaboration Ever
Farah Jasmine Griffin and Salim Washington
Hardcover; 304 pages
ISBN: 0312327854
Thomas Dunne Books
2008

Clawing at the Limits of Cool: Miles Davis, John Coltrane and the Greatest Jazz Collaboration ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Guitar Duets: Elliott Sharp/Scott Fields & Garrison Fewell/Eric Hofbauer

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Elliott Sharp/Scott Fields
Scharfefelder
Clean Feed
2008

Garrison Fewell/Eric Hofbauer
The Lady of Khartoum
Creative Nation Music
2008





Guitar duos present many possibilities for intrepid musicians. Such ...

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Gene Bertoncini / Roni Ben-Hur: Jazz Therapy, Volume 1: Smile

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Smile, the inaugural CD from Motema's Jazz Therapy series, comes from guitarists Gene Bertoncini and Roni Ben-Hur and benefits a very worthy cause. The proceeds from the album, the first recorded collaboration between the pair, go to the Dizzy Gillespie Memorial Fund at Englewood Hospital, providing free medical care to jazz musicians in need.

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Brazilian Trio: Forests

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Forests marks the auspicious debut of the Brazilian Trio--pianist Helio Alves, bassist Nilson Matta and drummer Duduka Da Fonseca--three musicians already well known in Brazilian jazz circles, having played with an impressive list of Latin icons, including Paquito D'Rivera, Rosa Passos and Antonio Carlos Jobim.

While the traditional piano trio format serves them well, ...