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“jazz Superstars” Join To Celebrate The 10 Year Anniversary Of The Thailand International Jazz Conference - TIJC 2018

“jazz Superstars” Join To Celebrate The 10 Year Anniversary Of The Thailand International Jazz Conference - TIJC 2018

The 10th Anniversary of TIJC – the Thailand International Jazz Conference will be on January 26-28, 2018. The conference includes four main signature events; Jazz Music Performances, Jazz Education Activities, Jazz Solo Competition and Jazz Camp. Dr. Narong Prangcharoen Dean of College of Music, Mahidol University, reveals that TIJC is an important event for music development and ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Tom Guarna: The Wishing Stones

Read "The Wishing Stones" reviewed by John Kelman

An unfortunate reality for too many musicians--even those who are well-known--is that most of their audiences are aware of but a portion of their true work...their fullest capabilities. Recordings only tell part of the story, since artists often tour with groups that are never documented. And even those tours, for those fortunate enough to experience them, ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Walter Smith III: Jazz Explorer

Read "Walter Smith III: Jazz Explorer" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Walter Smith stands straight when he raises his tenor sax to his mouth to embark on a solo, or play enthralling, serpentine, contrapuntal lines in unison with band mates like Ambrose Akinmusire. [Check out “Confessions To My Unborn Daughter" from Akinmusire's When the Heart Emerges Glistening.] It's a muscular sound that emerged from his horn. Authoritative. ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Allison Adams Tucker: WANDERlust

Read "WANDERlust" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Many modern-day jazz vocalists have been known to touchdown in a few different locales over the course of an album, but few to none get their passports stamped in as many places as Allison Adams Tucker does on the aptly named WANDERlust. Tucker brings her multilingual brilliance and cultural savvy to the fore during this expertly ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Greg Osby: Saxophone “Griot”

Read "Greg Osby: Saxophone “Griot”" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

The griot is a West African historian, storyteller, praise singer, poet and/or musician, a repository of oral tradition who is often seen as a societal leader. Saxophonist Greg Osby recently was excited to meet some griots on his travels. While he is originally from jny: St. Louis, he himself is a griot in many senses of ...

Will Vinson: Perfectly Out Of Place

Read "Perfectly Out Of Place" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Perfectly Out Of Place--the sixth album from saxophonist Will Vinson--is a marvel of compositional design, textural beauty, and musicality. It's both in keeping with his previous work and several steps beyond and above.

While Vinson is essentially sticking with his favored quintet format on this one, he's expanded his sonic palette by adding ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Saxophonist/Composer Will Vinson To Release "Perfectly Out Of Place"

Saxophonist/Composer Will Vinson To Release "Perfectly Out Of Place"

Saxophonist/Composer Will Vinson to Release Perfectly Out of Place. Available May 6, 2016 on 5Passion. Featuring: Will Vinson (alto & soprano saxophones, synthesizers), Gonzalo Rubalcaba (piano, Fender Rhodes, synthesizers), Matt Penman (bass), Jeff Ballard (drums), Jo Lawry (vocal), Jamey Haddad (additional percussion on “Skyrider") & The Mivos Quartet (Olivia De Prato, Joshua Modney: violins, Victor Lowrie: viola, ...

Christian Winther: Refuge In Sound

Read "Refuge In Sound" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Danish-born saxophonist and composer Christian Winther moved to the New Orleans area in 1997, attended the University of New Orleans and performed regularly with some of the legends of jazz including pianist Ellis Marsalis and the late saxophonist great, Frank Morgan among many others becoming a much in-demand fixture in the city's rich and vibrant jazz ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Saxophonist Christian Winther Releases "Refuge In Sound" on Sound Perspective Music

Saxophonist Christian Winther Releases "Refuge In Sound" on Sound Perspective Music

Christian Winther: Refuge In Sound (Sound Perspective Music). Release Date: March 7, 2016 Featuring:
Christian Winther (saxophone)
Allyn Johnson (piano)
Mike Moreno (guitar)
Reuben Rogers (bass)
Billy Williams Jr. (drums)
Christie Dashiell (vocals on track 3) Saxophonist Christian Winther's new release Refuge In Sound espouses the ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Mike Moreno: Lotus

Read "Lotus" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

A blooming lotus is like a magnet for the eyes, calling those who appreciate beauty, vibrancy, and shapeliness to gaze upon one of nature's small wonders. Guitarist Mike Moreno's Lotus has a similar draw, summoning the ears with its enchanting sonics and chimerical ideals.

On this, Moreno's fifth album, the lyrical and the ...