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ARTICLE: MIXCLOUD

Henry Threadgill, Ben LaMar Gay and other great new releases

Read "Henry Threadgill, Ben LaMar Gay and other great new releases" reviewed by Jennifer DeMeritt

This week we check out new releases by some of the most exciting and innovative jazz musicians working today, from established names like Henry Threadgill and Nik Bärtsch to exciting up-and-comers like Ben LaMar Gay.

Happy listening!

Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Ben ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Aaron Parks: Rising To The Challenge

Read "Aaron Parks: Rising To The Challenge" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

"I'm always trying to put myself into scenarios with people who play in a way that challenges me and gives me a chance to grow," says pianist Aaron Parks, who has carved an impressive career in jazz since going to jny: New York City early in the new century and eventually garnering a major gig with ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Lauren Kinhan: A Sleepin' Bee

Read "A Sleepin' Bee" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Leaning on touchstones as a creative resource can be tricky business. If an artist puts too much stock in the original, they end up with a second-rate likeness of the archetype. But if they move too far away from the model, the tether breaks and the connection is completely lost in the wind. It takes a ...

SFJAZZ Collective: Live: SFJAZZ Center 2016 - Music of Miles Davis & Original Compositions

Read "Live: SFJAZZ Center 2016 - Music of Miles Davis & Original Compositions" reviewed by John Kelman

In the thirteen years since the SFJAZZ Collective first came together in February 2004, this revolving door octet (septet, in 2009) of “cream of the crop" US-based jazz musicians has, most years, followed a consistent modus operandi: select a well-known jazz (and, in two cases, beyond jazz) musician and pay tribute through innovative arrangements of his/her ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

SFJAZZ Collective: Remembering Miles

Read "SFJAZZ Collective: Remembering Miles" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

The SFJAZZ Collective has been operating since 2004. In the beginning, it may have seemed to some as just another all-star collection of musicians who strut their stuff for a while, then go about their own business. It has shown over time it is much different.

The format--eight outstanding musicians banding together to play ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

SFJAZZ Collective at the Music Box Supper Club

Read "SFJAZZ Collective at the Music Box Supper Club" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

SF Jazz Collective
Music Box Supper Club
Cleveland, Ohio
April 21, 2017

Since 2004, the ensemble of first-call musicians known as the SF Jazz Collective has represented the Bay Area in local concerts and throughout the world in a unique collaborative effort that since inception has given new life to the ...

Dejan Terzic: Prometheus

Read "Prometheus" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Quella allestita da Dejan Terzic -batterista tedesco di origine bosniache -per dar vita alle sue dieci composizioni, è una formazione di tutto rispetto. Accanto al virtuoso pianista serbo Bojan Zulfikarpasic, troviamo il prolifico (è presente in oltre un centinaio di registrazioni, molte con nomi eccellenti) contrabbassista neozelandese Matt Penman e Chris Speed, sassofonista, clarinettista e compositore ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Il SF Jazz Collective al Teatro Manzoni di Milano

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SF Jazz Collective
Aperitivo in Concerto
Teatro Manzoni
Milano
30.10.2016

Una strepitosa apertura di stagione per Aperitivo In Converto, la rassegna milanese che propone dei matinée domenicali con i maggiori protagonisti della scena jazz contemporanea internazionale. La 32^ edizione è partita il 30 ottobre con l'ennesimo tutto esaurito. Sul ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

SFJAZZ Collective At SFJAZZ

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SFJAZZ Collective
SFJAZZ Center
San Francisco, CA
October 20, 2016

What would Miles think?

It was hard not to wonder as the SFJAZZ Collective, the San Francisco jazz presenter's long-running large ensemble project, kicked off it's 12th season with a program dominated by sometimes dramatically re-imagined versions of Miles ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Seamus Blake / Chris Cheek: Let's Call the Whole Thing Off

Read "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Friends and musical collaborators for more than two decades, New York tenor saxophonists Seamus Blake and Chris Cheek have been leaders, sidemen and big band soloist throughout their distinguished careers and seem to cherish their roles as co-leaders on joint projects such as their critically-acclaimed Reeds Ramble (Criss Cross Jazz, 2014). Let's Call the Whole Thing ...