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ARTICLE: RADIO

Honoring Aretha & Timeless Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh

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This week we remember the legendary Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin in the second hour and enjoy a sampling of standards with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh plus songs by women who wrote with pianist Jimmy Rowles whose centennial is being celebrated this year.

Playlist Lynne Arriale “Woodstock" from Give Us These Days ...

ARTICLE: UNDER THE RADAR

Culture Clubs: Part IV: When Jazz Met Europe

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The Geography of Jazz--When Jazz Met Europe In 2004 Maureen Anderson, a researcher at Illinois State University contributed a dissertation to the journal, African American Review, titled The White Reception of Jazz in America. Ostensibly, her article deals with stories published in high profile periodicals and journals from 1917 and into the 1930s, written by white ...

Jason Miles: Kind Of New 2: Blue Is Paris

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You can't fault the motivation behind keyboardist Jason Miles' sequel to Kind of New (Whaling City Sound, 2015). Miles wanted to respond to the 2015 Paris terror attack and Kind of New 2: Blue Is Paris is the result, but though the motivation is solid, the execution doesn't match it.

With Kind of New, ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Jason Miles Will Release "Kind Of New 2: Blue Is Paris" On May 12

Jason Miles Will Release "Kind Of New 2: Blue Is Paris" On May 12

Follow Up to 2015's Kind of New Features Ten Arrangements of Producer/Keyboardist's New Composition Written in Reaction to 2015 Paris Terror Attacks Legendary producer, keyboardist and composer Jason Miles’ Kind of New 2: Blue is Paris, featuring ten interpretations of the titular piece which he composed after visiting Paris in the weeks immediately following the 2015 terror ...

NEWS: RECORDING

CDs of Note – Short Takes

CDs of Note – Short Takes

Tis the season for jazz tribute recordings. Taking a look at CD projects honoring the musical legacies of Jackie McLean, Marian McPartland, Oscar Peterson, Dinah Washington, Grover Washington Jr. and Attila Zoller... Various Artists
Message to Attila: The Music of Attila Zoller
(Enja) The late Attila Zoller was an important but somewhat obscure link ...

Dennis Angel: On Track

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New York flugelhornist and composer Dennis Angel presents a collection of funk, Latin-tinged and contemporary jazz sounds in a musical package of smooth-styled jazz featuring pianist of note Kenny Barron on the light and savvy On Track. A lawyer by profession with a New York City suburban law firm, Angel delivers his third album as leader ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2015

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Cape Town International Jazz Festival
Cape Town International Convention Centre
Cape Town, South Africa
March 27 & 28, 2015

The Cape Town International Jazz Festival takes place over two jam-packed nights, on five simultaneous stages. Now in its sixteenth year, it also includes a number of ancillary events during festival week: ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Jason Miles: Sly Reimagined

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Un pregio (ma non l'unico) di questo disco è far scoprire o rinnovare la passione per il funk psichedelico di Sly and the Family Stone, di cui è appeno uscito uno strepitoso box commemorativo di 5 dischi (Higher!) per i settant'anni del suo leader, Sylvester Stewart.

Dispiace sapere che, da anni in situazioni economiche ...

Global Noize: SLY Reimagined

Read "SLY Reimagined" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Keyboardist/Programmer/Conceptualist/Producer Jason Miles has a knack for birthing patchwork tribute albums that don't come off as such. The man behind Miles Davis' Tutu (Warner Bros., 1986) programming has also been the force behind well received album-length nods to Davis, Brazilian bigwig Ivan Lins, pop-jazz crossover saxophonist Grover Washington Jr., and Motown megastar Marvin Gaye. Now, he ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Dennis Angel’s Trumpet Grooves Are Timeless

Dennis Angel’s Trumpet Grooves Are Timeless

The horn man’s debut disc, “Timeless Grooves,” is a mix of modern and retro jazz produced by Jason Miles. Scarsdale, NY: After having released a half dozen singles over the past few years that landed on the contemporary jazz radio charts, Dennis Angel released his debut album, “Timeless Grooves,” on Tuesday (November 13). Angel wrote or co-wrote ...