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ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Eric Ineke: Surveying the European Jazz Scene

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[This is the fourth of the All About Jazz series on “The Many Faces of Jazz Today: Critical Dialogues" in which we explore the current state of jazz around the world with musicians, journalists, and entrepreneurs who give us their own unique perspectives.

Jazz originated in America, but Europe has made and still makes ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Eric Ineke: Let There Be Life, Love and Laughter

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Eric Ineke is a long time drummer, residing in the Netherlands, who is one of a coterie of sidemen favored by American expatriate jazz musicians for their European gigs. This fine compilation of his work with nine of the great tenor saxophonists gives the listener a golden opportunity to listen to some of their best workouts ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis

Jazz Musician of the Day: Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis

All About Jazz is celebrating Eddie “Lockjaw" Davis' birthday today!

Eddie Lockjaw Davis was one musician who provided a link from the big band era through to the soul jazz phenomenon of the late 1950s and early 1960s. Davis developed one of the most unmistakable tenor sax sounds in post war jazz. With a full ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis

Jazz Musician of the Day: Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis

All About Jazz is celebrating Eddie “Lockjaw" Davis' birthday today!

Eddie Lockjaw Davis was one musician who provided a link from the big band era through to the soul jazz phenomenon of the late 1950s and early 1960s. Davis developed one of the most unmistakable tenor sax sounds in post war jazz. With a full ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Sax Gordon: In the Wee Small Hours

Read "In the Wee Small Hours" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Le esibizioni spettacolari da honker anni '40 lo hanno reso famoso al pubblico del blues ma gli amanti del jazz hanno gusti raffinati e non gli prestano molta attenzione. In questo disco, inciso in Italia con Alberto Marsico e Alessandro Minetto, Sax Gordon si mostra però ligio alla tradizione jazzistica del tenore, ampliando il suo campo ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Lockjaw Davis + Wild Bill Davis

Lockjaw Davis + Wild Bill Davis

Tenor saxophonist Eddie “Lockjaw" Davis (above) and organist Wild Bill Davis recorded together intermittently in the 1950s, '60s and '70s. Their first session together was in 1959 on Arnett Cobb's Blow, Arnett, Blow for Prestige. Then, they were together on Sonny Stitt's The Matadors Meet The Bull: Stitt for Roulette in 1966. Finally, there was a ...

NEWS: RECORDING

"Lockjaw" Davis: Jaws in Orbit

"Lockjaw" Davis: Jaws in Orbit

For jazz to ignite on record, there needs to be three factors in place. First, you need the right combination of artists, which is harder than it may seem. We've all listened to albums that fall flat despite a stellar personnel. Second, you need the artists in the right frame of mind—meaning all in the same ...

Tim Warfield: Spherical: Dedicated to Thelonious Sphere Monk

Read "Spherical: Dedicated to Thelonious Sphere Monk" reviewed by Andrew Luhn

Thelonious Monk tribute albums are certainly nothing new in the jazz world. As early as 1961, Eddie “Lockjaw" Davis and Johnny Griffin recorded Lookin' at Monk and pianist Bud Powell recorded Portrait of Thelonious. Even while his career was still going strong, Monk's importance as a composer and influence on other jazz musicians was already clear. ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis

Jazz Musician of the Day: Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis

All About Jazz is celebrating Eddie “Lockjaw" Davis' birthday today! Eddie Lockjaw Davis was one musician who provided a link from the big band era through to the soul jazz phenomenon of the late 1950s and early 1960s. Davis developed one of the most unmistakable tenor sax sounds in post war jazz. With a full bodied yet ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

'A Gal in Calico': 1946-2011

'A Gal in Calico': 1946-2011

In December 1946, Warner Bros. released a mess of a film called The Time, the Place and the Girl—a post-war feel-good feature with a dopey storyline on which it hung as many musical numbers as possible. Everything about the film was forgettable—except for A Gal in Calico, a song by Leo Robin and Arthur Schwartz. In ...


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