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Content by tag "Peter Washington"

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Smokin' at The Nash

Read "Smokin' at The Nash" reviewed by Dave Kaufman

Jazz cognoscenti may not think of jny: Phoenix as a hotbed of great jazz. However, a confluence of factors contributes to a remarkably vibrant jazz scene. The city boasts a wealth of excellent jazz education programs spread across universities and community colleges. This has attracted great musicians and educators from around the country who play the ...

Steve Davis: Think Ahead

Read "Think Ahead" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan



Composer and trombonist Steve Davis found a home for his muse starting in the late '90s with Criss Cross Jazz. Over the course of seven dates as a leader and many times more as a sideman, he established his voice as a writer and performer. For the past ten years, his releases elsewhere have ...

Steve Davis: Think Ahead

Read "Think Ahead" reviewed by Geannine Reid

Trombonist and composer Steve Davis has released his new album on Smoke Sessions Records, entitled, Think Ahead. The inspiration for the title comes from the art of reacting to the unpredictable, but thinking ahead can aid in preparing for whatever the future may bring. The trombonist is joined by saxophonist Jimmy Greene, pianist Larry Willis, bassist ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

David Finck: The Bass, Scatting Offenses, and the Back Hoe

Read "David Finck: The Bass, Scatting Offenses, and the Back Hoe" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

David Finck is not only a first-call bassist with a long resume of high-profile recordings and gigs, but he's one of the most versatile musicians on any instrument. Finck has been in the studio, touring, and/or sharing the world's greatest stages with everyone from Andre Previn to Ivan Lins, Woody Herman to Natalie Cole and Kenny ...

Lee Konitz: Frescalalto

Read "Frescalalto" reviewed by Luca Canini

Lo sfizio del primo disco su Impulse! se l'è tolto alla soglia dei novanta, ennesima tappa di una carriera che per raccontarla non basterebbero due Treccani con relative appendici. Una vita in jazz come poche ce ne sono state, e come mai più (forse) ce ne saranno, quella di Lee Konitz.

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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

The Power Quintet at Jazz Standard

Read "The Power Quintet at Jazz Standard" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The Power Quintet
Jazz Standard
New York, NY
December 3, 2016

The age of the collective-minded outfit in jazz is upon us. While the concept of democratically-driven bands is hardly new or unique, more and more artists seem to be taking to the idea with gusto, pooling their ...

Meet "Mr. Saturday Night" Joe France

Read "Meet "Mr. Saturday Night" Joe France" reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper

Dubbed “Mr. Saturday Night" by jazz bassist Peter Washington, because for years he was unfailingly at the Village Vanguard every Saturday night, 87-year-old Super Fan, Joe France, has seen--and hung out with--them all: Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Ella Fitzgerald, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Jackie McLean. Nowadays, you'll mostly run into him--on Saturday nights, of course!--at Smoke ...

Renee Rosnes: Written in the Rocks

Read "Written in the Rocks" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

Always a major talent who has transcended the hokum that usually accompanies the precept of women jazz musicians, pianist Renee Rosnes offers a mature and individualistic touch that has been recorded on far too few occasions over the years. In fact, prior to this fabulous session, Rosnes' last U.S. release was a 2010 duo set with ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Russell Malone: Guitar Master

Read "Russell Malone: Guitar Master" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

"People make too big of a deal about being self taught. Because nobody is completely self taught," ruminates Russell Malone, one of the best loved jazz guitarists by both fans and critics. His sound is full and rich; his fingers fleet,the ideas springing from his head to his hands with speed and dexterity. But the origins ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Ferit Odman: Dameronia With Strings

Read "Dameronia With Strings" reviewed by Jim Olin

In his latest album Dameronia With Strings, Ferit Odman pays tribute to the great Tadd Dameron. He treats listeners to a smorgasbord of Dameron jazz--a sparkling kind that soothes the soul but pumps the heart. Accompanied by an outstanding group of musicians, namely trumpeter Terell Stafford, composer and guitarist David O'Rourke, pianist Danny Grissett, bassist Peter ...