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Umbria Jazz 2019 - Prima parte

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Umbria Jazz 2019
Perugia, varie sedi
12-21.7.2019

“Numeri da record assoluto quelli di UJ19: oltre 40.000 paganti con un incasso che ha superato 1 milione e 600mila euro." Con queste parole di evidente soddisfazione si apre il comunicato diramato nella conferenza stampa conclusiva del festival umbro. Indubbiamente a Perugia il ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Orrin Evans: The Evolution Of Oneself

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Simply put, if there was no Philadelphia sound, there would be no Orrin Evans. The pianist, hailing from The City of Brotherly Love, finds plenty of Philly passion on this busy trio recording, his 25th as a leader or co-leader. Here he teams up with Detroit drummer and former roommate (back in the day) Karriem Riggins, ...

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Theo Croker: Afro Physicist

Read "Afro Physicist" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Nel terreno d'incontro tra neo-bop, soul e fusion, il giovane trombettista e compositore Theo Croker mostra vivo talento e freschezza d'idee. Non è azzardato prevedergli un'imminente luminosa carriera e questo “Afro Physicist"--prodotto da Dee Dee Bridgewater e pubblicato dalla Okeh--si caratterizza come un lavoro fantasioso e maturo.

Nipote di Doc Cheatham, Theo ha ...

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Detroit Jazz Festival 2013

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Detroit Jazz Festival
Detroit, MI
August 30-September 2, 2013
You have read the news and heard the stories on radio and TV. Detroit is bankrupt and going into ruin. However, Gretchen Valade definitely doesn't appear to believe the hype, as she managed to fashion the Detroit Jazz Festival (DJF) into one of the largest, most star-studded ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Karriem Riggins: Alone Together

Read "Alone Together" reviewed by Jeff Dayton-Johnson

Drummer Karriem Riggins has performed with or arranged for vocalist Betty Carter, pianist Oscar Peterson and bassist Ray Brown; he sat in the drummer's chair on pianist Mulgrew Miller's excellent Live at Yoshi's, Volume One (MAXJAZZ, 2004) and Two (MAXJAZZ, 2005). Hell, he even plays on ex-Beatle bassist-vocalist Paul McCartney's Kisses on the Bottom (Hear Music, ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Marcus Belgrave: Preserver of Jazz

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If you trace the careers of many of today's jazz artists, you'll discover that they all converge around one man--trumpeter Marcus Belgrave. He gave Karriem Riggins his very first drum set. Ray Parker, Jr. got his first gig thanks to him. He even took a then 15- year-old James Carter to Europe for the first time. ...

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Christian McBride: Knocking on the Door

Read "Christian McBride:  Knocking on the Door" reviewed by Bob Kenselaar

Christian McBride was talking about the Grammy he received in October, 2011 for his big band album, The Good Feeling (Mack Avenue, 2011)--his first Grammy as a leader and third overall. While the bassist certainly appreciated getting the nod from his peers and from the Recording Academy, he said he gets just as much of a ...

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Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland 2012: Days 6-12

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Days 1-5 | Days 6-12
33rd Annual Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland
Cleveland, Ohio
April 16-29, 2012

Chapter Index April 24: Ernie Krivda's Thunder From the Heartland April 25: Matt Wilson's Arts & Crafts April 26: The Jack DeJohnette Group April 27: David Sanborn Trio / Trombone Shorty April 28: Diana Krall April ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Diana Krall Announces "Summer Nights," Biggest US Tour Since 2009

Diana Krall Announces "Summer Nights," Biggest US Tour Since 2009

Diana Krall, the multi-platinum, GRAMMY®-winning musician with an unprecedented nine #1 Billboard Jazz chart debuts, will begin her biggest year of touring since 2009 on March 22. After multiple appearances during GRAMMY® week in Los Angeles, Krall is announcing nearly 20 additional dates on her 40-city, 2012 “SUMMER NIGHTS" tour, taking place across the U.S. this ...

January 2012: Craig Ebner, Ravi Coltrane, Lucas Brown and Norman David

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Craig Ebner Quartet

Moonstone Arts Center

January 13, 2012

Craig Ebner, a Philadelphia based guitarist best known for his work with organist Joey DeFrancesco, led his quartet through a brief yet powerful set at the Moonstone Arts Center in Center City Philadelphia. Now in its third year, the Moonstone Arts Center operates out ...