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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Pablo Held Trio: Investigations

Read "Investigations" reviewed by Roger Farbey

The complex title perfectly characterises Pablo Held's compositional approach. Here he utilises light and shade to mix swathes of tranquillity with petulant stabbing phrases accompanied by equally sharp drum retorts. However, and this is crucial, the piece flows together seamlessly.

The lissome nature of “Dr Freeds" betrays an influence of Bill Evans but the ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Happy Note Records Sampler 2016 Compilation Album Feat. Vinnie Colaiuta, Sam Riney, Warren Gayle, Tony Newton & Others

Happy Note Records Sampler 2016 Compilation Album Feat. Vinnie Colaiuta, Sam Riney, Warren Gayle, Tony Newton & Others

Charles Xavier, aka “The Xman,” is a visionary producer, composer, electronic musician and percussionist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. With a work ethic matched only by his creative madness, Xavier is releasing his sixth full-length album, Happy Note Records Sampler 2016, on October 14, 2016. This powerful new compilation spans 20 plus years of ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

David Gilmore: Energies of Change

Read "Energies of Change" reviewed by Dave Wayne

David Gilmore's career started off with a bang. He worked with Steve Coleman through the 1990s, appearing on at least nine recordings either led, or instigated, by the renowned saxophonist, composer, bandleader, and recent MacArthur Award recipient. Since emerging from Coleman's M-BASE fold, Gilmore has worked with a stunning variety of artists both inside and outside ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Miles Electric Band at SFJAZZ

Read "Miles Electric Band at SFJAZZ" reviewed by Harry S. Pariser

Miles Electric Band
SFJAZZ
San Francisco, CA
August 23, 2014

“This is not a ghost band--just a great group of musicians who loved playing with Miles and had admiration for the Chief." --Miles Electric Band leader Vincent Wilburn, Jr.

Many who first became interested in jazz in the ...

ARTICLE: BAILEY'S BUNDLES

Trio Logic: Phishbacher, Dominic J Marshall, Bob Henschen Trios

Read "Trio Logic: Phishbacher, Dominic J Marshall, Bob Henschen Trios" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

The traditional jazz piano trio (piano, double bass and drums) remains a robust and productive format for jazz performance and interpretation. Here are three examples supporting this.

Phishbacher Trio
Dreamcatcher
Jazz Sick Records
2014

Pianist and composer Walter Fischbacher with his wife, singer/composer Elisabeth Lohninger ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Rudresh Mahanthappa: Integrity

Read "Rudresh Mahanthappa: Integrity" reviewed by George Colligan

[ Editor's Note: The following interview is reprinted from George Colligan's blog, Jazztruth]

I had only met Rudresh Mahanthappa once briefly; we played with different bands at a gig at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. I was subbing with Miguel Zenon [while] he was performing with Vijay Iyer's quartet. I always found ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

David Fiuczynski: Salt, Sweat, Love, Tears

Read "David Fiuczynski: Salt, Sweat, Love, Tears" reviewed by George Colligan

[ Editor's Note: The following interview is reprinted from George Colligan's blog, Jazztruth]

David Fiuczynski is a very unique guitarist. Many of you know him from his successful band called Screaming Headless Torsos. He's played with Hasidic New Wave, trumpeter Cuong Vu, and pianist Hiromi. I first met David at a rehearsal with drummer ...

Keith Jarrett: Sleeper - Tokyo, April 16, 1979

Read "Keith Jarrett: Sleeper - Tokyo, April 16, 1979" reviewed by John Kelman

Keith Jarrett
Sleeper: Tokyo, April 16, 1979
ECM Records
2012

While ECM has, in recent years, been in the process of getting some of its older titles back in print through its Old & New Masters Edition series of box sets--some, like the music on Norwegian bassist Arild Andersen's Green Into ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

John Scofield: Peaceful Pursuits

Read "John Scofield: Peaceful Pursuits" reviewed by John Kelman

Sometimes a recording comes together easily, with a minimum of muss or fuss. Other times, life seems to conspire against it, but that doesn't necessarily mean it doesn't get done, or that it suffers as a result. Sometimes, in fact, it can make the end result even better. For John Scofield-- one-third of a power trifecta ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock & Jack DeJohnette Play UCLA Live

Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock & Jack DeJohnette Play UCLA Live

The BBC called the greatest piano trio in contemporary jazz, the jazz trio against which all others are measured.

One night only, Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette play at UCLA's Royce Hall. Wed. March 11th at 8PM.

Monica Mancini the glamorous vocal equivalent to diamonds flashing, says the New York Times, performs Sat. March ...