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Matt Marshall’s Best Releases of 2013

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Rudresh Mahanthappa
Gamak
(ACT)
Ivo Perelman/Joe Morris/Balazs Pandi
One
(RareNoise)
Chris Potter
The Sirens
(ECM)
Joe Lovano Us Five
Cross Culture
(Blue Note)
KAZE
Tornado
(Circum-Libra)
Ketil Bjørnstad
La notte
(ECM)
Howie Smith/Mike Nock
Opal Dream ...

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2013 Tri-C JazzFest: Cleveland, OH, April 19 - 27, 2013

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34th Annual Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland
Cleveland, OH
April 19-April 27, 2013
There was a determined effort by Tri-C JazzFest Managing Director Terri Pontremoli to give this year's event more of a festival atmosphere than it has perhaps enjoyed in years past. For starters, many of the outlying venues, such as the East Cleveland library, a regular ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Howie Smith / Mike Nock: Opal Dream

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Although their paths didn't cross until 1988, when they first met and performed together in Sydney, Australia, saxophonist Howie Smith and pianist Mike Nock are both important figures in the development of jazz Down Under. Nock, a native of New Zealand, returned to Australia in 1985 after working 25 years in the U.S. with ...

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Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland 2012: Days 6-12

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Days 1-5 | Days 6-12
33rd Annual Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland
Cleveland, Ohio
April 16-29, 2012

Chapter Index April 24: Ernie Krivda's Thunder From the Heartland April 25: Matt Wilson's Arts & Crafts April 26: The Jack DeJohnette Group April 27: David Sanborn Trio / Trombone Shorty April 28: Diana Krall April ...

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Dave Morgan & Friends: Kirtland, OH, February 24, 2012

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Dave Morgan & Friends
40th Annual Lakeland Jazz Festival
Kirtland, OH
February 24, 2012

On the opening night of the 40th Annual Lakeland Jazz Festival, bassist Dave Morgan gathered a host of friends and treated Northeast Ohioans to a rare performance of his The Way of the Sly Man (Being Time, 2010). The piece, based ...

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Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland 2011: Days 8-10

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Days 1-3 | Days 4-6 | Days 8-10

32th Annual Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland
Cleveland, Ohio
April 28-May 8, 2011

Chapter Index May 4: Robert Glasper Trio May 5: TCJF SoundWorks with Benny Golson and Ndugu Chancler May 6: Will Bernard / Dr. Lonnie Smith / Medeski Martin & Wood

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Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland 2011: Days 1-3

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Days 1-3 | Days 4-6 | Days 8-10

32th Annual Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland
Cleveland, Ohio
April 28-May 8, 2011

Like most jazz festivals, the Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland, now in its 32nd year, features a fair share of tributes to jazz legends. Slated this time around were tributes to usual suspects Miles ...

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39th Annual Lakeland Jazz Festival: February 24-27, 2011

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39th Annual Lakeland Jazz Festival
Kirtland, OH
February 24-27, 2011
The Lakeland Jazz Festival routinely catches the ire of Mother Nature, with winter storms often hampering travel of artists and fans alike, at times limiting attendance or even necessitating the cancellation of a show here or there. But that's life for a February festival ...

Take Five With Mike Lee

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Meet Mike Lee:

Mike Lee is a tenor saxophonist originally from Cleveland, OH and now living in Northern New Jersey. He's currently leader of the Cecil's Monday Night Big Band at Cecil's Jazz Club in West Orange New Jersey and co-leader of the acclaimed jazz quartet, New Tricks. He has released five albums as leader ...

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Dave Morgan: The Way of the Sly Man

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Dave Morgan

The Way of the Sly Man
Being There

2010

The teachings of 20th century mystic G. I. Gurdjieff have appealed to their share of artists, pianist Keith Jarrett, guitarist Robert Fripp and singer Kate Bush being among the more famous musicians to fall under Gurdjieff's spell. Jarrett, in ...