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Alisha Pattillo: Houston by Way of Singapore

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Reed multi-instrumentalist Alisha Pattillo has a ubiquitous presence in Houston Texas, appearing with her own groups, which take on a variety of formats: Alisha's Quartet, Alisha's Quartet + 1 and Alisha's Quartet - 1. She is also the reed player for the Ezra Charles Band and Steve Krase & The in Crowd.

Pattillo ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

John Beasley: Everyone Loves John

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Keyboardist John Beasley (aka “The Bease" to friends and family) is a musician's musician and one of the busiest professionals in the game. His biography and list of credits are so broad and deep that they could fill an NFL playbook.

If NASA or MIT were to invent a device that could measure creative and ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Duduka Da Fonseca: The Guy From Ipanema

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The 1950s into the early 1960s was a special period in Brazil, the land of beautiful beaches, picturesque mountains and the home of a warm, inviting and sensuous music called samba that was developed during those years. It was also a time when bossa nova, another sumptuous musical style, was spawned. The music invades the senses ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Westchester Jazz Orchestra: Dobbs Ferry, NY, September 29, 2012

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Westchester Jazz Orchestra
Master's School
Dobbs Ferry, NY
September 29, 2012

The much-acclaimed Westchester Jazz Orchestra (WJO) opened its 10th season with a program called West Side Stories, based on that brilliant and timeless 1957 Broadway musical by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim. In keeping with the WJO's ongoing educational objectives, the concert began with ...

ARTICLE: WHAT IS JAZZ?

Free Form Evolution

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Since free form tentatively emerged during the 1940s and '50s it has evolved with both the times and changing audiences. Now, free form elements cross genre boundaries and many musicians use elements from free form in their works. Because it is music which draws on the spiritual feelings of the players, social dramas and the atmosphere ...

The Beginnings of Free Form

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"Free form" is a term used to encompass a whole genre--or genres--outside mainstream jazz. Jazz has its roots in spiritual music, Dixieland, New Orleans, blues and ragtime, and after the 1940s these became fused into a catch-all assignation of genre. Jazz took on a predictability that was largely influenced not by the limitations of the players, ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

John Scofield: Peaceful Pursuits

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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 ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

George Cartwright: Barrier Islands Bird

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George Cartwright can't be forgotten. The triple sax threat is part of the archaeology of modern New York. The downtown scene, just like New Orleans or 52 Street, has its mythology, and, as much as John Zorn, Cartwright figures in that, having come to the city fresh out of The Creative Music Studio in Woodstock, New ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Kevin Frenette: Fall River Guitar Guy

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However cool the surface of his music, Kevin Frenette is not content to serve up any sort of “easy listening." The guitarist grew up in Fall River, a small city in southeastern Massachusetts, but the beauty of his music is akin to a sylvan setting--to enter into it is to traverse a forest trail. Some themes ...

ARTICLE: FILM REVIEWS

Icons Among Us: Jazz in the Present Tense - Episode Two: 12 Notes in Real Time

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Episode Two: 12 Notes in Real Time

The Documentary Channel

April 27, 2009, 09:00-10:00PM

Paradigm Studio

2009

After a promising launch on April 20, 2009, with ...