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Content by tag "Gerry Mulligan"

ARTICLE: UNDER THE RADAR

Culture Clubs: A History of the U.S. Jazz Clubs, Part III: Kansas City, Philadelphia, Los Angeles & Beyond

Read "Culture Clubs: A History of the U.S. Jazz Clubs, Part III: Kansas City, Philadelphia, Los Angeles & Beyond" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Beyond the Hubs

While jny: New Orleans, jny: Chicago, jny: Kansas City and jny: New York City were the incubators of modern jazz, they were by no means the only locations with an appetite for live music. Jazz artists whose point of origin could not sustain multiple venues ventured to locations near and far ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Carn Davidson 9: Murphy

Read "Murphy" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The “Carn" in Carn Davidson 9 is trombonist William, the “Davidson" saxophonist Tara. They are Canadians, as are the other seven members of their Toronto-based ensemble. They are also first-class musicians, an assessment that applies as well to everyone in the Carn Davidson 9.

This is apparently the second album by the nonet, ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Dot Time Legends Releases Louis Armstrong: "The Night Clubs"

Dot Time Legends Releases Louis Armstrong: "The Night Clubs"

Dot Time Records (DTR) is honored to announce that it has released Louis Armstrong: The Night Clubs, the second in a series of previously unreleased recordings, under its 'Legends' series. This recording contains selections from five different nightclub engagements—Bop City in New York in 1950, Club Hangover in San Francisco in 1952, Storyville in Boston in ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Seal: Standards

Read "Standards" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

It shouldn't be a surprise that Seal would take on the American songbook, with a baritone that was made for classics like “Autumn Leaves" and “Love for Sale." Born Henry Olusegun Adeola Samuel in Paddington, England, the singer, guitarist and composer rose to fame with his global hits, and Grammy-winning songs, “Crazy" and “Kiss From a ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

Video: Mulligan in Rome, 1959

Video: Mulligan in Rome, 1959

On July 19, 1959, baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan was on tour in Rome, performing at the Teatro Adriano. Joining him was trumpeter Art Farmer, bassist Bill Crow and drummer Dave Bailey. The performance was captured by Italian television and issued recently on DVD. Part of the concert was posted at YouTube about two weeks ago. The ...

ARTICLE: MUSICIAN 2 MUSICIAN

Enrico Rava and Tomasz Stanko: Elective Affinities

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Enrico Rava and Tomasz Stanko have recently launched an ECM super-group with which in July they toured all over Europe, performing in Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway and Romania, as well as in their native countries, Italy and Poland. All About Jazz seized the opportunity to ask the two European trumpet masters to set aside some ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Hush Point: Hush Point III

Read "Hush Point III" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Hush Point è un quartetto cooperativo operante a New York che ha pubblicato un primo disco, omonimo, nel 2013 e un secondo l'anno successivo (Blues and Reds Sunnyside). In questo terzo capitolo conferma l'identità stilistica di fondo, che colloca la tensione sperimentale in un quadro espressivo di derivazione West Coast. Da quel composito universo musicale e ...

ARTICLE: MUSICIAN 2 MUSICIAN

Le affinità elettive

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Lo scorso luglio Enrico Rava e Tomasz Stanko hanno varato un super-gruppo ECM per un tour europeo di oltre due settimane, in Italia e Polonia, ovviamente, ma anche in Austria, Belgio, Norvegia, Paesi Bassi e Romania. Ne abbiamo approfittato per chiedergli di mettere da parte un momento di calma durante il frenetico tour per una “intervista ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Brian Landrus: Generations

Read "Generations" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

With Generations baritone saxophonist Brian Landrus has created an ambitious set of music for full orchestra that is based in jazz but also touches on classical music, hip hop and reggae, giving prominent position to instruments like harp and vibraphone to give his ensemble an airy, spacious sound.

It all begins with the five-movement “Jeru ...

Larry Dickson Jazz Quartet: Donora Autumn

Read "Donora Autumn" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Baritone sax, trumpet, bass and drums: a lineup that may seem more than passably familiar to fans of small-group jazz in general and West Coast jazz in particular. The first of many piano-less quartets--and the one that remains the gold standard-- was the Gerry Mulligan / Chet Baker Quartet, formed in the early '50s with Bob ...