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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 ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Jaimie Branch: o voli o muori!

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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

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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

[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, and entrepreneurs who give us their own unique perspectives. In the first interview of the series, saxophonist Bobby ...

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 ...

A Big Band Spectacular? You Bet Your Brass!

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On May 23, Betty and I flew to jny: Los Angeles to attend the L.A. Jazz Institute's semi-annual ode to swinging, this one labeled Big Band Spectacular and slated for Thursday through Sunday, May 25-28. We rearranged our schedule to arrive a day early, even before Wednesday's “bonus" event, to attend the funeral of a longtime ...

ARTICLE: BOOK EXCERPTS

A Conversation with Mike Mainieri

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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 ...

Two Sackville Gems: Abdullah Ibraihim's "Ancient Africa" and Oliver Lake and Joseph Bowie's "Live at A Space 1976"

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In 2011 Chicago's Delmark label acquired the defunct Sackville Records catalog, a Canadian imprint that specialized in mostly trad jazz and the Avant-Garde. Since then Delmark has systematically put out previously unavailable gems from the Sackville's vaults. In the first part of 2017 it reissued pianist Abdullah Ibrahim's solo outing Ancient Africa (Sackville, 1994) and trombonist ...

Jazz Lovers Series: Hugh Hefner

Read "Jazz Lovers Series: Hugh Hefner" reviewed by Jeff Fitzgerald, Genius

If, for some reason, one were to make a list of the most famous and influential lovers of Our Music, one would find it a Sisyphean task. Jazz lovers come in all shapes and sizes, and from all walks of life. One would find us well represented across the entire spectrum of society, from sports to ...


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