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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Atlanta Jazz Festival 2018

Read "Atlanta Jazz Festival 2018" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Atlanta Jazz Festival
Atlanta, GA
May 26-27, 2018

The Atlanta Jazz Festival prides itself on being one of the largest free jazz festivals in the United States. The 41st edition took place under a forbidding forecast of heavy rainstorms: the event announcements made a big point of stating that the festival was ...

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Atlanta Jazz Festival 2018

Read "Atlanta Jazz Festival 2018" reviewed by Chinita Tate-Burroughs

Not even the forecast of rain for memorial day weekend could keep thousands of devoted jazz listeners away from the annual Atlanta Jazz Festival held in Piedmont Park.

This year's 41st annual Atlanta Jazz festival highlighted a lineup on Saturday that featured women performers of which included Dianne Reeves, Terri Lyne Carrington, and Social ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Fly Away Butterfly, New Album by Carol Albert

Fly Away Butterfly, New Album by Carol Albert

Reviewed by Kabir Sehgal, New York Times bestselling author and Multi-Grammy Award winning producer Every so often, an artist comes along that makes you reimagine the possibilities of music. With Fly Away Butterfly
 Album, Carol Albert delivers a seminal and sizzling contribution to the artistic sphere, blending lively melodies with thoughtful and refined arrangements. Every song presents ...

ARTICLE: BOOK EXCERPTS

A Conversation with Mike Mainieri

Read "A Conversation with Mike Mainieri" reviewed by Anthony Smith

The following is an excerpt from the chapter “A Conversation with Mike Mainieri" of Masters of the Vibes by Anthony Smith (Marimba Productions, 2017).

So you've been working on a new project this week?

Yes, just finishing some overdubs... it's a project I'm involved in with some friends, but I really can't ...

NEWS: CAREER

NYC Vocalist Jumps Into Atlanta Scene; Looks For Ways To Serve

NYC Vocalist Jumps Into Atlanta Scene; Looks For Ways To Serve

Critically acclaimed jazz and blues singer/composer Eileen Howard has relocated to Atlanta and says she already loves it. She moved from the Upper West Side of Manhattan just a month ago and can be heard around town singing at jazz and blues jams. Howard is looking forward to getting more involved in the local Atlanta music ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Faun and a Pan Flute: Traffic

Read "Traffic" reviewed by Dave Wayne

jny: Atlanta, the home of OutKast, CeeLo Green, Usher, and really the whole “Dirty South" hip hop thing, is not a place normally associated with bands that play super-complex all-original instrumental art-rock. So, you may have to pinch yourself when you hear Traffic by Atlanta-based prog-rockers Faun and a Pan Flute. And to be totally frank, ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Claude Nobs: We All Came Out To Montreux...

Read "Claude Nobs: We All Came Out To Montreux..." reviewed by Ian Patterson

Montreux Jazz Festival is fifty. It's a significant milestone and cause for celebration. No doubt there will be an added festive element to this year's edition of the festival, founded by Claude Nobs--along with pianist Géo Voumard and writer René Langel--in 1967. Yet for many, the celebrations will be tinged with sadness due to the absence ...

Louis Heriveaux: Triadic Episode

Read "Triadic Episode" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Where has Louis Heriveaux been hiding? That's the first question/thought that pops into the head after hearing this music. But truth be told, Heriveaux hasn't been hiding at all. We--the jazz public at large--just haven't had enough exposure to his talent(s). Heriveaux has racked up sideman credits with major jazz figures like guitarist Russell Malone and ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Bassist Will Goble Releases "Consider The Blues" On OA2 Records On May 20th

Bassist Will Goble Releases "Consider The Blues" On OA2 Records On May 20th

For his second recording as a leader, bassist Will Goble is joined by drummer Dave Potter, his long-time rhythm section mate in Jason Marsalis' Quartet, master saxophonist Greg Tardy and the Atlanta-based pianist Louis Heriveaux. Through arrangements of compositions by Mary Lou Williams and George Gershwin, and originals inspired by the 2015 Nepali earthquakes, racial injustice, and ...

Darren English: Imagine Nation

Read "Imagine Nation" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

South African trumpeter Darren English (now living in Atlanta) makes an impressive debut on Imagine Nation, a mix of originals and standards. The album's centerpiece is formed by three compositions that are part of a suite paying tribute to freedom fighter Nelson Mandela. The title tune opens the album, an anthemic piece played by English with ...