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Shane Dylan: When It All Makes Sense

Read "When It All Makes Sense" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Shane Dylan is a young pianist studying at Boston's New England Conservatory who has put out a debut CD that tries to show the breadth of his musical interests. It is split into two halves, the first with more groove-oriented material, the second going in a more mainstream jazz direction.

The first half covers ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Zara McFarlane

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Zara McFarlane is one of the most remarkable rising stars in British soul jazz. The singer from London, who was raised in a Jamaican family, has been compared to Erykah Badu and Cassandra Wilson. She has a pure voice and a unique, contemporary style combining soul, jazz, dub and afro-funk. The intimate vocals of ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

A Vintage Year For Jessica Felix And The Healdsburg Jazz Festival

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It's a 20th anniversary vintage year for the Healdsburg Jazz Festival, pouring over the first ten days of this coming June, in the Sonoma County “wine country" 70 miles north of jny:San Francisco. That there is a festival at all is due to the tenacity of its artistic director Jessica Felix, who planted jazz in Healdsburg ...

Krystle Warren

Read "Krystle Warren" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Singer-songwriter Krystle Warren was born in jny: Kansas City, and after spending several years in jny: New York City, moved to jny: Paris. In addition to important collaborations with the likes of Erykah Badu, Keziah Jones, Zap Mama, Rufus Wainwright and Martha Wainwright, she has also released two EPs and two full-length albums with her long-time ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Billie Davies: On Hollywood Boulevard

Read "On Hollywood Boulevard" reviewed by Budd Kopman

There could not be much more of a musical, emotional or just vibe difference than that between drummer Billie Davies' latest album On Hollywood Boulevard and her previous project, Hand In Hand In The Hand Of The Moon.

However, although they inhabit completely different worlds, both projects had a very long gestation and originate ...

Robert Glasper, Miles Davis: Everything's Beautiful

Read "Everything's Beautiful" reviewed by Asher Wolf

Miles Davis birthed cool in 1949 and nearly took it to the grave with him 52 years later. His first venture into hip-hop and last studio album, Doo-Bop, represented the least cool moment for America's icon of coolness itself. By the '90s, Miles' prowess as a trumpeter had only waned from legendary to excellent, but younger ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Nine-Day Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival Starts Friday June 24

Nine-Day Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival Starts Friday June 24

Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival returns to Rochester for its 15th anniversary edition June 24-July 2 with nine days of amazing creative improvised music from around the world. The 2016 Festival will present more than 1500 artists in 325+ shows at 19 venues in three series- the Club Pass series with 235 shows, Headliner Series with six ...

I 10 CD nel CD-Player di... Matteo Bortone

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01. Tigran Hamasyan -Luys I Luso (ECM -2015).
Una delle ultime uscite che preferisco; per la scrittura, ma soprattutto per l'atmosfera cupa che mi tiene inchiodato. Molto poetico e ipnotico.

02. Keith Jarret -Life Between the Exit Signs (Vortex -1967).
A mio avviso il miglior album di Jarrett, il suo primo ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Four Headliners Announced For Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival's 15th Edition -- Chick Corea Plus Joey Alexander, Chris Botti, Grace Potter And Erykah Badu

Four Headliners Announced For Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival's 15th Edition --  Chick Corea Plus Joey Alexander, Chris Botti, Grace Potter And Erykah Badu

Producers John Nugent and Marc Iacona announced four headliner shows today for the nine-day 15th edition Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF) June 24 to July 2. Singer songwriter Grace Potter will perform on opening night, Friday, June 24. Grammy winner and “First Lady of Neo Soul" Erykah Badu will perform on Saturday, June 25. Twenty-two-time Grammy-winning ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Enoch Smith Jr.: Misfits II: Pop

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Growing up in the Pentecostal Church of God by Faith (in Rochester, NY) has been the biggest musical influence on pianist Enoch Smith, Jr. He titled his 2010 self-produced debut Church Boy and continues to serve as full-time Director of Music and Worship and pianist for Allentown (NJ) Presbyterian Church. “Growing up and playing mostly in ...