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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya at the Michigan Theater

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Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya
Michigan Theater
University Musical Society 22nd Annual Jazz Series
Ann Arbor, Michigan
October 21, 2015

The opportunities to hear some of the remaining jazz legends outside of their home environs are becoming increasingly rare these days. In the case of pianist Abdullah Ibrahim, it is downright ...

Francois Carrier/Michel Lambert: iO

Read "iO" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Listening to the nine improvised duets on saxophonist François Carrier and Michel Lambert's latest release iO, one gets the sense the creative process comes not from friction, but from friendship. The music isn't forged from a skirmish, like, say a Peter Brotzmann/Han Bennink record might be. It has more in common with Charles Lloyd's duo with ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

All of You: The Last Tour 1960

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The problem with Miles Davis' 1960 European Tours has been one of programming. First to know is that Davis toured Europe twice in 1960: the first time with John Coltrane, March 21st to April 109th, and then with Sonny Stitt from September 27th to October 13th. The second thing to know is not every performance of ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Dave Liebman: What It Is - The Life of a Jazz Artist

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What It Is: The Life of a Jazz Artist
Dave Liebman In Conversation with Lewis Porter
386 Pages
ISBN: 978-0810882034
Scarecrow Press
2012

In life, there's them that are aware and them's that ain't. Them's that are aware are not necessarily better than them's that ain't; but in being ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Enjoy Jazz Festival: Days 7-10, October 26-29, 2009

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Days 1-2 | Day 3-6 | Days 7-10 | Days 11-12
The main purpose of visiting the Heidelberg/Mannheim/Ludwigshafen region may be for the music, but during the day there's plenty to see and do. Wandering around the old part of Heidelberg, it's difficult not to be moved by the profound sense of age, especially coming ...