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Dexter Gordon Quartet: Espace Cardin 1977

Read "Espace Cardin 1977" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Dexter Gordon left us almost three decades ago, but his presence in 2018 has virtually brought him back to center stage. The release of his biography Sophisticated Giant: The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon (University of California Press) by his wife Maxine Gordon, and the previously unreleased Dexter Gordon Quartet Tokyo 1975 (Elemental Music) have ...

ARTICLE: BIG BAND REPORT

Los Angeles Jazz Institute Festival - Woodchopper's Ball: Part 2-4

Read "Los Angeles Jazz Institute Festival - Woodchopper's Ball: Part 2-4" reviewed by Simon Pilbrow

Los Angeles Jazz Institute Festival “Woodchoppers' Ball"
Four Points by Sheraton at LAX
Los Angeles, CA
May 23-27, 2018

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

Concert 4: Keen and Peachy: Music of the Woody Herman Second Herd -Directed by Michael Berkowitz ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Musette Explosion: Introducing Musette Explosion

Read "Introducing Musette Explosion" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Will Holshouser, Matt Munisteri e Marcus Rojas scrivono una nuova pagina nella lunga relazione che lega il jazz alla musette e, innanzi tutto, hanno il merito di non riproporre le varie tipologie dello stile manouche (a partire dalla matrice storica di Django Reinhardt e Stéphane Grappelli) scegliendo semmai di seguire un percorso analogo a quello di ...

High On Classical Gas: Jacques Loussier, Tiempo Libre and James Galway, Burgstaller Martignon

Read "High On Classical Gas: Jacques Loussier, Tiempo Libre and James Galway, Burgstaller Martignon" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Jazz and classical musics should be friends. They have much in common. It is conceivable that a synthesis of the two could be achieved as successfully as that existing between jazz and rock. However, most attempts to meld jazz and classical have yielded mediocre results.

Some headway has been made. The recent appearance of pianist Enrico ...