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ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Thundercat: On Kendrick Lamar, Kamasi Washington, Erykah Badu and the great LA jazz renaissance

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When, a few years back, the mainstream media began breathlessly anointing the arrival of a West Coast-born jazz “renaissance," Thundercat's name was invariably invoked second in the evidence list— behind, of course, that of his childhood buddy Kamasi Washington. While Washington's career has gone stratospheric—with a summer co-headline tour alongside Herbie Hancock the latest summit mounted—Thundercat ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

The Musician's Lifeline: Advice for All Musicians, Student to Professional

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The Musician's Lifetime
Peter Erskine & Dave Black
191 pages
ISBN-10: 1-4706-4247-6
Alfred Music
2019

In 2017 drummers Peter Erskine and Dave Black co-authored a book entitled The Drummer's Lifeline. The purpose of the book was to share their paired expertise of the profession. Written in a ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Guitarist Wolfgang Schalk releases Obsession. Available now!

Guitarist Wolfgang Schalk releases Obsession. Available now!


Wolfgang Schalk (guitar), Andy Langham (piano), Carlitos Del Puerto (bass), Gene Coye (drums), Luisito Quintero (percussion, voice). Recorded at United Recording, Los Angeles, CA. “Obsession is my tribute to the dedication to music and art. It is also a mantra for the responsibility which comes attached to it. It is something you have in your veins ...

ARTICLE: FROM FAR AND WIDE

At A Korean Jazz Picnic, No Need To Know The Music

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That jazz appeals to younger audiences, is fun, and not so serious, is more than a mere notion, materializing in, of all places, South Korea. The Jarasum Jazz Festival created there by promoter In Jae Jin has become one of the largest in Asia by hosting a multi-day event which features camping, western and Korean performers, ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Master Drummer Jason Harnell Breaks New Ground With Experimental CD And Multimedia Experience, Total Harnage

Master Drummer Jason Harnell Breaks New Ground With Experimental CD And Multimedia Experience, Total Harnage

When Jason Harnell was six years old, his father, Grammy winning composer and arranger Joe Harnell, invited Louie Bellson to their house to hear the budding prodigy play. After playing a 15-minute solo, the legendary drummer handed the sticks to Jason and said, “Your turn.” When Jason finished, an impressed Bellson gave the boy his drum ...

ARTICLE: SOCAL JAZZ

Sam First: L.A.'s Hottest and Coolest New Jazz Haunt

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Architecturally designed as a listening room, Sam First has created its own vibe in west Los Angeles. From the time you are greeted and clued in by the doorman, before you even enter the club, there is a sense of something special or unique about to happen. While listening to and watching the Sam Hirsh Quartet ...

ARTICLE: SOCAL JAZZ

Peter Erskine: Up Front, In Time, and On Call, Part 2

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Part 1 | Part 2

This past February Peter Erskine greeted me at his studio with a warm smile and welcoming handshake. Nearly two hours later we had discussed many aspects of his long and storied career. We talked at length about his experiences with Jaco Pastorius, Wayne Shorter, and Joe Zawinul in Weather ...

Devin Reilly

Devin Reilly is a guitarist, composer, and producer based in Los Angeles, CA. His background in jazz and contemporary music has yielded original work in a wide range of styles and genres. With a compositional style drawing from acoustic and electronic media, Reilly’s pieces are characterized by their methodical, intricate structures, and rich, vivid orchestration. Reilly has worked extensively with The Jim Knapp Orchestra, as well as with San Francisco’s Friction Quartet, and members of the Seattle Symphony, the Corigliano Quartet, and the Saint Helens String Quartet. In April 2019, Reilly was one of three composers commissioned to write new works for the New York Youth Symphony Jazz Band, to be performed in March 2020 as part of NYYS’s First Music program. His debut EP, "Talking in Circles," was released on July 19, 2019.

ARTICLE: SOCAL JAZZ

Alvas Showroom: The Art of Listening

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Allan Holdsworth was a giant, a genius, a gifted guitarist who had a great gauge for sound. An upper level musician can become less than that playing in a room, club, or hall that is beneath the caliber of their artistry. Holdsworth played the intimate and superbly sound engineered Alvas Showroom in San Pedro, CA many ...

Carina La Dulce

Carina La Dulce is a world music singer and composer. She is a dreamer and invite you to dive into your dreams together with her music. She create it in her own style named Dream Ethno Soul and consisting of many beautiful colors of Flamenco music, Latin, African, Indian, Jazz, Rock - generally World Music. She shares beautiful ancient stories, witnessed in the infinite space of our soul and narrated by the universal language of our heart. The singer wins the hearts of the audience with her authentic voice, powerful energy and genuine sincerity. Carina was born in Moscow in the family of big jazz and blues fans and started singing with the support of her father who sings and plays the guitar. At the age of 15 she entered the famous Russian Academy of Theatral Art (GITIS) and started recording a rock album, she performed in projects of different genres till the moment she discovered the art of flamenco and decided to devote herself to it due to her great passion to the art of genius singer Camaron de Isla, to his unique inner freedom in music. When she moved in Granada and after that in Triana, the district of Sevilla, - the craddle of cante hondo - she started adopting this complicated art from traditional singers and old men who generously opened their secrets for her. She has performed in the big musical shows Flamenco: Inside and Outside, Picasso (Russia) and Gypsy Soul (USA)