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ARTICLE: UNDER THE RADAR

Preserving the Cradle of Jazz: The New Orleans Jazz Museum

Read "Preserving the Cradle of Jazz: The New Orleans Jazz Museum" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

The New Orleans Jazz Club's beginnings, according to a 1950s edition of their bi-monthly newsletter, sprang from a sidewalk meeting of four jazz fans on Mardi Gras in 1948. The impromptu gathering intended to listen to the marching band called King Zulu's. One member of that group inspired the others to begin a club for jazz ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Sidney Bechet

Jazz Musician of the Day: Sidney Bechet

All About Jazz is celebrating Sidney Bechet's birthday today!

Along with his fellow New Orleanian, Louis Armstrong, Bechet was one of the first great soloists in jazz. His throaty, powerful clarinet and his throbbing soprano are among the most thrilling sounds in early jazz. He went from being a pioneer of jazz in the 1920s ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Bria Skonberg: In Flight

Read "Bria Skonberg: In Flight" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Bria Skonberg's roots are in a city more than 2,000 miles--and a different country--away from jny: New Orleans and the traditional jazz music identified with region at the mouth of the Mississippi River. But when she puts her trumpet to her lips and plays, whether with her own quintet or another formation, running through a standard ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Nat Hentoff: The Never-Ending Ball

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This interview was first published at All About Jazz on June 23, 2010.

Nat Hentoff was eleven years old when, walking down the road one day in Boston, he heard music so exciting that he shouted with pleasure and ran into the shop to learn that the music was of clarinetist Artie Shaw. In ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The NOLA Players: Christmastime in New Orleans

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As valuable as the Marsalis family is to the New Orleans jazz community, their creative presence is so dense that most music made in NOLA will be drawn into their sonic orbit. This is not a bad thing, but neither is a little heterogeneity. This is what makes The NOLA Players' Christmastime in New Orleans such ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Jazz&Wine Of Peace Festival 2016

Read "Jazz&Wine Of Peace Festival 2016" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Jazz&Wine of Peace Festival 2016
Teatro Comunale di Cormons e varie sedi tra Collio e Slovenia
Cormons, Collio, Brda
23-30.10.2016

A un passo dal ventennale, il festival Jazz&Wine Of Peace di Cormons (ma ormai la rassegna è ampiamente disseminata nel territorio circostante la cittadina, con varie puntate oltreconfine) ha attestato la ...

ARTICLE: NEW YORK @ NIGHT

Eric Reed Quartet, Henry Grimes and George Coleman Quartet

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Eric Reed Quartet
SMOKE Jazz & Supper Club
New York, NY
October 2, 2016

The gifted pianist and composer Eric Reed plays at times with a lightning-quick, cat-like touch, at others with slow, deep resonance, lush and lyrical. He can change from one to the other in the ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

European Jazz Conference 2016

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European Jazz Conference 2016
National Forum of Music
jny: Wroclaw, Poland
September 22-25, 2016

We have two ears and only one mouth so perhaps we should listen more than we speak. This old maxim is often credited to Hellenistic philosopher Zeno of Citrium, though who's to say he ...

Umlaut Big Band: Euro Swing Vol. 2

Read "Euro Swing Vol. 2" reviewed by Mark Corroto

In Elvis Costello's autobiography, Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink (2015), he writes about his mother working in a music shop in the 1940s in Britain, and how she somehow became an expert in acquiring American jazz records from musicians and other international travelers. Certainly, she learned her craft from other music sellers and fans, maybe a ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Vicenza Jazz: fra Italia e America

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Vicenza Jazz 2016
Varie sedi
06-14.05.2016

“Di nuovo in viaggio verso la libertà" era il titolo programmatico del festival veneto, sempre sotto la direzione artistica di Riccardo Brazzale: un titolo che da un lato presuppone un'identità forte e storica del jazz, dall'altro sprona in modo propositivo e benaugurale a tenere sempre ben ...


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