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Content by tag "Chicago"

ears&eyes Records: From Chicago to the World

Read "ears&eyes Records: From Chicago to the World" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Those who feel that jazz has run out of steam, that there is nothing new to say, should encounter bassist and renaissance man, Matthew Golombisky, who runs the Chicago-based label ears&eyes. The name says it all. Golombisky is interested in what is going on around him. He is not only curious about music, but also passionate ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Charles Rumback Releases His Fourth Album As A Leader - "Tag Book"

Charles Rumback Releases His Fourth Album As A Leader - "Tag Book"

Summer in jny: Chicago began in 3/4 time. Charles Rumback, alongside comrades Jim Baker and John Tate, waltzed in June with Threes—an effortless debut culled from three nights on the burner at the artist-run venue on the forefront of new music, Constellation. The Chicago Reader took note of the trio’s improvisatory rapport stating “the cross talk is sublime and the refined melodic ...

NEWS: BOOK / MAGAZINE

"MUDDY" - A Picture Book about Muddy Watters is now available from Simon & Schuster

"MUDDY" - A Picture Book about Muddy Watters is now available from Simon & Schuster

The words and pictures here mix exuberance with melancholy. Mahin’s words have a beat all their own, capturing the lows and highs with poetic verve. Turk’s watercolor, ink, and collage artwork fills pages, exploding with a neon intensity—the equivalent of a dynamic guitar riff... Read the book, then get kids the music.”—Booklist, starred review “Turk’s breathtaking pictures ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Steven Wilson: To the Bone

Read "To the Bone" reviewed by John Kelman

From the moment that he decided to “go solo"--despite his previous flagship group, Porcupine Tree, beginning in the late '80s as a solo project that only evolved into a group when it became popular enough to necessitate putting together a band in order to perform live--Steven Wilson has, in many ways, defied categorization and expectation, while ...

NEWS: BOOK / MAGAZINE

New Book "The Evolution Of Imagination" By Renowned Chicago-Based Guitarist Stephen T. Asma Offers Readers A Sparkling Tour Of What We Know About The Human Imagination

New Book "The Evolution Of Imagination" By Renowned Chicago-Based Guitarist Stephen T. Asma Offers Readers A Sparkling Tour Of What We Know About The Human Imagination

Renowned, Chicago-based Guitarist and Philosophy Professor Stephen T. Asma has just completed the writing of his tenth book, entitled The Evolution of Imagination. The new book, published by the University of Chicago Press, is available at Amazon. In The Evolution of Imagination, Asma takes his readers on an extraordinary tour of the human creative spirit: Consider Miles ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Jaimie Branch: o voli o muori!

Read "Jaimie Branch: o voli o muori!" reviewed by Andrea Murgia

Un esordio a trentaquattro anni suonati non capita tutti i giorni di vederlo ma se i risultati sono questi beh, possiamo anche sorvolare sull'età anagrafica della protagonista. Coadiuvata da tre dei musicisti chicagoani più talentuosi, Chad Taylor, Tomeka Reid e Jason Ajemian, Jaimie 'Breezy' Branch ha pubblicato uno dei dischi jazz più freschi e interessanti di ...

ARTICLE: HISTORY OF JAZZ

Pittsburgh Jazz: A Brief History

Read "Pittsburgh Jazz: A Brief History" reviewed by Steve Rowland

This article was first published at the Explore PA History website.

At first glance, Pittsburgh might not seem the most likely place to produce great jazz musicians. Situated on the western edge of the state, “Smoketown" was a gritty industrial city, better known for being the center of the nation's steel industry, than for ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Terri Hinte: Co-Creating the Image of Jazz

Read "Terri Hinte: Co-Creating the Image of Jazz" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

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[This is the second of an All About Jazz series of interviews and articles on “The Many Faces of Jazz Today: Critical Dialogues" in which we explore the current state of jazz around the world with musicians, journalists, ...

Burt Bacharach and Tonio K.: Original Demos

Read "Original Demos" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Many if not most artists will confess that the best start to a great recording or performance is a great song. Across more than five decades, composer and pianist Burt Bacharach, in tandem with Tonio K., Carol Bayer Sager, Hal David and other lyricists, has written more great songs than just about anybody else.

NEWS: EDUCATION

Jazz Masters Barry Harris And Rufus Reid Featured At 2017 Straight Ahead Jazz Camp

Jazz Masters Barry Harris And Rufus Reid Featured At 2017 Straight Ahead Jazz Camp

From July 17-21 2017 The Jazz Institute of Chicago in collaboration with Columbia College Chicago will offer five days of interactive explorations of jazz via lectures, demonstrations, hands-on clinics and jam sessions during its 9th annual Straight Ahead Jazz Camp. Designed for adults age 18 and up and open to the general public, the camp provides ...