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Ted Nash Big Band: Presidential Suite (Eight Variations on Freedom)

Read "Presidential Suite (Eight Variations on Freedom)" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

As we live through the most contentious and divisive political cycle in US history, the Ted Nash Big Band Presidential Suite: Eight Variations On Freedom couldn't be more relevant. The significance hits home quickly and pointedly as former Connecticut State Senator Joe Lieberman follows the opening “Overture" with words of JFK that say, in part: ..."civility ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Joe Temperley: Easy to Remember

Joe Temperley: Easy to Remember

Joe Temperley, who died in May at age 86, was a Scottish baritone saxophonist and occasional soprano saxophonist. As a teen, he played in Scotland's Tommy Sampson Orchestra and joined Humphrey Lyttelton's band in London in 1957. In 1965, he left the U.K. for the States, playing in the bands of Woody Herman, Buddy Rich Thad ...

NEWS: OBITUARY

Joe Temperley, 1929-2016

Joe Temperley, 1929-2016

Joe Temperley is dead at 86. In recent years, he was a mainstay of the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra. In the 1970s following the death of Harry Carney, his glorious baritone saxophone sound anchored the Duke Ellington Orchestra. Temperley was born on September 20, 1929 in Crowdenbeath, Scotland and moved to New York in 1965. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Aaron Diehl: Space Time Continuum

Read "Space Time Continuum" reviewed by Maurizio Zerbo

Grazie a musicisti come Aaron Diehl, c'è da ben sperare per le sorti future del jazz. Il trentenne pianista statunitense sembra possedere classe e abilità strumentale da vendere, al servizio di una promettente progettualità. Attraverso le sue composizioni si respira un'aura autenticamente genuina di jazz, sprigionante un invidiabile senso dello swing.

Dando spazio a ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Blue Engine Records Celebrates the Holidays with BIG BAND HOLIDAYS: New release from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis features guest vocalists René Marie, Cécile McLorin Salvant and Gregory Porter

Blue Engine Records Celebrates the Holidays with BIG BAND HOLIDAYS: New release from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis features guest vocalists René Marie, Cécile McLorin Salvant and Gregory Porter

CD streets October 30, 2015; limited edition 180g vinyl coming soon Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Blue Engine Records celebrates the most wonderful time of the year with the release of Big Band Holidays, a compilation of holiday classics performed live by the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Special guests on Big Band Holidays ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Blue Engine Records' Debut Album Release: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra 
with Wynton Marsalis' "
Live in Cuba" streets on August 21, 2015


Blue Engine Records' Debut Album Release: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra 
with Wynton Marsalis' "
Live in Cuba" streets on August 21, 2015


Available now for pre-order on iTunes and Amazon Blue Engine Records, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s new platform that makes its vast archive of recorded concerts available to jazz audiences everywhere, releases its debut title, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis' Live in Cuba, on August 21, 2015. The album featuring the world-renowned big band performing ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

The World of Duke Ellington 2015

Read "The World of Duke Ellington 2015" reviewed by Fiona Ord-Shrimpton

The World of Duke Ellington 2015
Jazz at Lincoln Center
New York, NY
April 29, 2015

Duke would have been 116 this year, and what a party he didn't have! JALC raised $3.9M on their gala night and the exceptional quality of all of the performances reflected the generosity ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Ted Nash: The Goal Is Creativity

Read "Ted Nash: The Goal Is Creativity" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

A New York City morning often starts early, sometimes 6 a.m., for this musician who is trying to elongate the hours available in a day. There's a lot to get to. Practicing the saxophone or flute. Sitting down to go through the elusive and demanding task of writing music worthy of the plateau, which these days ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Lauren Sevian: Big Voice on the Big Horn

Read "Lauren Sevian: Big Voice on the Big Horn" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Swaying slightly, with eyes closed, Lauren Sevian pours a lot of heart and grit into the big, baritone saxophone--the largest of the most commonly played saxophones and an axe that looks even more considerable when seen against her small frame. She comes out with an imposing sound and welcoming style, put forth through a striking conception. ...

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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra: Vitoria Suite

Read "Vitoria Suite" reviewed by Chris May

Does anyone over there realise how good they are? That's to paraphrase what tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins asked about British pianist Stan Tracey, who led the house band at Ronnie Scott's club in London during the 1960s. “Does anyone here realise how good he is?" was Rollins' actual question (and decades later, the endorsement is still ...