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ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Generation Next: Four Voices From Seattle

Read "Generation Next: Four Voices From Seattle" reviewed by Paul Rauch

Each generation, an insidious notion arises, and is passed about the musical world that jazz music, the only uniquely American art form is somehow experiencing a slow, but certain death. Inevitably, this notion is set aside, and somehow projected forward in time, as a new generation of artists rise to the occasion, not only facilitating the ...

Art Pepper: Presents “West Coast Sessions” Volumes 3 & 4

Read "Art Pepper: Presents “West Coast Sessions” Volumes 3 & 4" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Today is the day that I finally come clean about Art Pepper and me. In 1984, I was taking a year off between having finished Pharmacy School and beginning a graduate program in Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Design. During this time, I had my yearly eye appointment with my ophthalmologist, one Dr. A. Henry Thomas, with ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Original Genesis Guitarist Anthony Phillips "Slow Dance" Re-Mastered & Expanded 3-Disc Edition Now Available On Esoteric Recordings

Original Genesis Guitarist Anthony Phillips "Slow Dance" Re-Mastered & Expanded 3-Disc Edition Now Available On Esoteric Recordings

Esoteric Recordings are proud to announce the release of a newly re-mixed and expanded deluxe 3-disc edition of the classic 1990 instrumental album by Genesis founding member and guitarist Anthony Phillips, Slow Dance. Regarded by aficionados of Anthony's music as one of his finest releases, Slow Dance is a two part orchestral rock suite which showcases ...

Five Women V – Kathleen Potton, Ariel Pocock, Christina Morrison, Michelle Bradley, Donna E. Scott, Kellye Gray

Read "Five Women V – Kathleen Potton, Ariel Pocock, Christina Morrison, Michelle Bradley, Donna E. Scott, Kellye Gray" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

There is no end to very good jazz vocals.

Kathleen Potton
Nero
Self Produced
2017

Australian-born singer/songwriter Kathleen Potton's debut recording Nero is a sly nod in the direction of female singer/songwriters who came before. The title refers to the Laura Nyro ("Eli's Coming," Stoned Soul Picnic") and the ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Burlington Discover Jazz Festival 2017

Read "Burlington Discover Jazz Festival 2017" reviewed by Doug Collette

The Burlington Discover Jazz Festival
Burlington, Vermont
June 2-11, 2017

With multiple popup shows and one on the roof of a local parking garage, in addition to the usual plethora of musical offerings up down and around Church Street at the center of the city, The Burlington Discover Jazz Festival ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Jean Luc Ponty Band at the Boulder Theater

Read "Jean Luc Ponty Band at the Boulder Theater" reviewed by Geoff Anderson

Jean Luc Ponty Band
Boulder Theater
Boulder, Colorado
June 13, 2017

One thing we learned Tuesday night: Enigmatic Ocean (Atlantic, 1977), Jean Luc Ponty's fourth album for Atlantic Records, is his favorite. And why not? It made it to number one on the jazz charts in 1977. Plus, it's pretty good. ...

NEWS: EVENT

New Brunswick Jazz Project Presents Alto Saxophonist Tia Fuller In A Free Concert At The Yard

New Brunswick Jazz Project Presents Alto Saxophonist Tia Fuller In A Free Concert At The Yard

Alto saxophonist Tia Fuller and her band continue The New Brunswick Jazz Project’s celebration of the arrival of summer. Fuller performs 7-9PM Thursday June 22 as part of the Summer Evening Serenade Series at The Yard on Rutgers' New Brunswick campus. As a member of the all-female band touring with Beyoncé, Tia has played in venues throughout ...

NEWS: EVENT

Alexis Morrast Sings: Summer Solstice Concert At Rutgers Gardens

Alexis Morrast Sings: Summer Solstice Concert At Rutgers Gardens

The New Brunswick Jazz Project kicks off summer with two back to back outdoor events on Wednesday June 21 with the Second Annual Summer Solstice Jazz and Wine Concert, in conjunction with Rutgers Gardens. This year's event will feature 16-year-old jazz vocal phenom Alexis Morrast. Alexis, a singer/song writer, is a native of Newark and currently ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Composer/Keyboardist Carol Albert Keeps Her Career Momentum And Positive Vibes Flowing On A Vibrant Re-imagining Of The Al Jarreau Classic “one Way”

Composer/Keyboardist Carol Albert Keeps Her Career Momentum And Positive Vibes Flowing On A Vibrant Re-imagining Of The Al Jarreau Classic “one Way”

By Jonathan Widran, Music Connection and Jazziz Magazine A few months after energizing smooth jazz radio with her vibrant, optimistic early 2017 single “On My Way,” Atlanta based composer, keyboardist and vocalist Carol Albert keeps the positive, optimistic vibes and the momentum flowing with her fresh and vibrant re- imagining of legendary singer Al Jarreau’s classic “One Way.” The ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Skip Norris Memorial Concert at Paul Robeson Performing Arts Theater

Read "Skip Norris Memorial Concert at Paul Robeson Performing Arts Theater" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

Skip Norris Memorial Concert
Paul Robeson Performing Arts Theater
Detroit, Michigan
June 9, 2017

The old saying goes that we all die twice; once when we take our last breath and then a second time when our name isn't spoken anymore. It is highly unlikely that the name of Wesley “Skip" ...


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