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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 ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Mary Ellen Desmond: Comfort and Joy 2017

Read "Mary Ellen Desmond: Comfort and Joy 2017" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Mary Ellen Desmond
Church of St. Luke and the Epiphany
Comfort and Joy
Philadelphia, PA
December 10, 2017

It's always a pleasure to hear Mary Ellen Desmond sing, and for the past fourteen years, her special musical offering has been the seasonal Comfort and Joy holiday concert which she ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

We Jazz: Moveable Feast Fest Theory

Read "We Jazz: Moveable Feast Fest Theory" reviewed by Josef Woodard

We Jazz Festival
Helsinki, Finland
December 3-10, 2017

Although Finland has long had a vibrant jazz life, both in terms of its musician population and support for music coming from America, Europe and beyond, there has been a curious lapse in terms of festival representation in the central city of Helsinki. The ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Anat Cohen Tentet at SFJAZZ

Read "Anat Cohen Tentet at SFJAZZ" reviewed by Harry S. Pariser

Anat Cohen Tentet
SFJAZZ
San Francisco, CA
December 3, 2017

An evening with clarinetist extraordinaire Anat Cohen is an unforgettable experience. Residents of San Francisco were fortunate to see Cohen and her Tentet at SFJAZZ on a cool Sunday evening. A native of Tel Aviv, the 38-year-old Cohen studied ...

ARTICLE: HIGHLY OPINIONATED

Who Needs Monk?

Read "Who Needs Monk?" reviewed by Patrick Burnette

2017 is Thelonious Monk's hundredth anniversary year and as good a time as any to ask whether he has anything to teach young, ambitious, up-and-coming jazz musicians today.

Monk's recordings still nurture and entertain countless jazz fans, and the clarity and directness of his conception makes him a wonderful “introductory" artist for newbies. Gigging ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Vivian Reed at Feinstein's/54 Below

Read "Vivian Reed at Feinstein's/54 Below" reviewed by Tyran Grillo

Vivian Reed
Feinstein's/54 Below
Vivian Reed Sings Lena Horne
New York, NY
December 7, 2017

The moment Vivian Reed takes to the Feinstein's/54 Below stage, she welcomes the audience in a loving embrace--one of those rare artists who genuinely feels what she performs, and whose grace and rigor ...

NEWS: RECORDING

"Phrases," Jazz Vocalist Jeff Baker's 5th Album & First To Feature His Original Music, Due January 19 On OA2 Records

"Phrases," Jazz Vocalist Jeff Baker's 5th Album & First To Feature His Original Music, Due January 19 On OA2 Records

After a seven-year hiatus from recording, contemporary jazz vocalist Jeff Baker is preparing to release Phrases, his fifth and most ambitious album to date. The new CD, due from OA2 Records on January 19, marks Baker’s debut as a composer, with seven of the album’s songs featuring his music and lyrics. The album takes its title ...

NEWS: TV / FILM

Bucks County’s Jazz Ambassador’s Eric Mintel lands new Jazz TV Talk show!

Bucks County’s Jazz Ambassador’s Eric Mintel lands new Jazz TV Talk show!

Bucks County’s Pennsylvania’s own, pianist and composer Eric Mintel has just landed the opportunity of a lifetime and a personal mission he has led for the past 25 years as bandleader of the Eric Mintel Quartet. In January Mintel will host his own TV show called Talking Jazz with Eric Mintel. The show will be taped ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Listening For The Secret: The Grateful Dead And The Politics Of Improvisation

Read "Listening For The Secret: The Grateful Dead And The Politics Of Improvisation" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Listening For The Secret: The Grateful Dead And The Politics Of Improvisation
Ulf Olsson
184 Pages
ISBN: 978-0520286641
University of California Press
2017

The Grateful Dead, possibly the most heavily documented band ever, was under one form of microscope or another from its inception in Palo Alto, California in ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Henry Threadgill at Tilton Gallery

Read "Henry Threadgill at Tilton Gallery" reviewed by Kurt Gottschalk

Henry Threadgill
Tilton Gallery
Plain as plain, in plain sight
New York, NY
November 17, 2017

Henry Threadgill is writing a memoir. Or has written it. Or is asking people to write it for him. It may be an audiobook. It might not be about the events of his ...


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