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Satoko Fujii: Live at Big Apple in Kobe

Read "Live at Big Apple in Kobe" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Another new formation marks the eighth entry in the sixtieth-birthday series of monthly releases from Satoko Fujii. As part of the pianist's year long celebration, she has released albums as a solo performer, a duo (with Joe Fonda), a new trio configuration with Fonda and Italian saxophonist Gianni Mimmo and another with Tamura and drummer Takashi ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Wouter Turkenburg: Jazz Education in the New Millennium

Read "Wouter Turkenburg: Jazz Education in the New Millennium" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

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All About Jazz and Wouter Turkenburg would like to dedicate this interview to the memory of saxophonist Michael Brecker (1949-2007). In addition to his prodigious accomplishments as an instrumentalist and band leader, Brecker was an exceptional worldwide teacher ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Dave Liebman Group: Expansions Live

Read "Expansions  Live" reviewed by Budd Kopman

For those that know soprano saxophonist David Liebman's latest group Expansions from their first two studio albums, Samsara and The Puzzle, the double CD Expansions Live will be the lodestone for this quintet (Liebman, reedman Matt Vashlishan, keyboardist Bobby Avey, bassist Tony Marino and drummer Alex Ritz).

Playing a few of the tunes from ...

ARTICLE: JAZZ RACONTEURS

Live Trane: Never Before, Never After

Read "Live Trane: Never Before, Never After" reviewed by David Liebman

NEA Jazz Master and much celebrated saxophonist, composer, bandleader, educator and author Dave Liebman recounts the life-changing experiences of witnessing live performances by John Coltrane as told to Dave Kaufman.

I always say my epiphany was the first time I saw Coltrane in February of 1962 at Birdland. The fact that I even knew ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Lewis Porter on John Coltrane

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The following interview with Lewis Porter, author of John Coltrane: His life and Music, was conducted by telephone on April 15, 2000. I am indebted to Dr. Porter for taking the time from his exceptionally busy schedule as musician, writer, teacher, and father to share his views with us.

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Ron Stabinsky: Free for One

Read "Free for One" reviewed by Enrico Bettinello

Nome decisamente poco familiare dalle nostre parti quello del pianista di Philadelphia Ron Stabinsky.
Componente da un po' di tempo degli irriverenti Mostly Other People Do the Killing (con i quali lo abbiamo ascoltato dal vivo a Saalfelden nel 2015, una prestazione davvero pazzesca), il musicista ha al suo attivo anche collaborazioni con Peter ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Vicenza Jazz: fra Italia e America

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Vicenza Jazz 2016
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06-14.05.2016

“Di nuovo in viaggio verso la libertà" era il titolo programmatico del festival veneto, sempre sotto la direzione artistica di Riccardo Brazzale: un titolo che da un lato presuppone un'identità forte e storica del jazz, dall'altro sprona in modo propositivo e benaugurale a tenere sempre ben ...

C.B.G: Les Indignés

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The acronym “CBG" is the proxy for the Celano/Baggiani Group. The improvisational group is based in the Netherlands and has been active for more than ten years. Guitarist Guillermo Celano and drummer Marcos Baggiani have been the mainstays in a rotation that has experienced a number of personnel changes as they have veered between quartet and ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Scobar Presents Bill Warfield And The Hell's Kitchen Jazz Orchestra Featuring Nicole Henry

Scobar Presents Bill Warfield And The Hell's Kitchen Jazz Orchestra Featuring Nicole Henry

ScoBar Entertainment presents Bill Warfield and Nicole Henry, at the Iridium Jazz Club on Tuesday, April 19th, 2016. These two talented artist join forces to present an exciting evening of jazz/funk arrangements, written by Bill, exclusively for this special union of music. Come and groove to the soul stirring sounds of Warfield and Henry! Bill Warfield, since his ...

Dave Liebman: Expansions: The Puzzle

Read "Expansions: The Puzzle" reviewed by Budd Kopman

The Puzzle is the terrfic follow-up recording by David Liebman's new group, Expansions, the first being Samsara.

No sophomore jinx here; if anything, the group has coalesced further and is even tighter. To throw out a (perhaps meaningless) label, this music could be called hyper-bop in its mix of well-placed dissonance, rhythmic displacements and ...