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Pianist Christian Jacob Steps Out Solo On "Beautiful Jazz (A Private Concert)", April 1 Release From Wilderjazz

Pianist Christian Jacob Steps Out Solo On "Beautiful Jazz (A Private Concert)", April 1 Release From Wilderjazz

Grammy nominated pianist and arranger Christian Jacob presents his first solo piano recording, Beautiful Jazz: A private concert, aptly titled as this intimate solo recording is a dedication to the music that drew him away from the classical world and introduced him to the beautiful world of jazz. The release will be available on CD as ...

Kenny Werner: Me, Myself and I

Read "Me, Myself and I" reviewed by Larry Taylor

Pianist Kenny Werner, though comparatively unsung, has been appreciated by many since forming a trio in 1981. He is also known for his series of stellar duos with harmonica virtuoso Toots Thieleman. Additionally, he has done yeoman duty with guitarist John Scofield, bassist Dave Holland and saxophonist Joe Lovano, all the while--for more than 20 years--working ...


Take Five With Scott Lee

Read "Take Five With Scott Lee" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Scott Lee:

Scott Lee switched from a career in tennis at UNC-CH to jazz, after hearing the Bill Evans Trio. Arriving in NY in the '70s, he worked with Chet Baker, Lee Konitz, Al Cohn, Red Rodney, Freddie Hubbard, Joe Lovano, Kenny Werner, Andy Statman, Chris Conner, Morgana King, Helen Merrill, Betty Buckley, and ...


Kenny Werner: New, Transcendent Sounds

Read "Kenny Werner: New, Transcendent Sounds" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Inspiration behind art is a curious thing. It takes many forms, from personal to universal perspectives. Many times it's unexpected. It is intertwined with one's life and the vicissitudes therein. As Charlie Parker famously said, “If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn."

For pianist/composer/arranger Kenny Werner, music has evolved, over ...


Betty Buckley when the Songs End, There Are Always Tales to Tell

Betty Buckley taught a master class in what it is like to be a Broadway diva at Feinsteins at Loews Regency on Tuesday evening. And yes, it is hard work.

This deep-dish autobiographical show, Broadway by Request, which began a one-month run at the club, portrays the job as strenuous, brutally competitive labor in which ...


Betty Buckley: Stars and the Moon: Live at the Donmar

Read "Stars and the Moon: Live at the Donmar" reviewed by Dave Nathan

Betty Buckley has a fabulous career going, starring in films, TV and musicals beginning with her 1969 Broadway debut in the show 1776. Along the way she picked up a prestigious Tony for her role in Cats. In her debut for the label, Concord Records has put to disk a live performance before what sounds like ...