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ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

David Berkman: Anecdotes

Read "David Berkman: Anecdotes" reviewed by George Colligan

[ Editor's Note: The following interview is reprinted from George Colligan's blog, Jazztruth]

David Berkman is a jazz pianist who in the past few decades has played with many of the major names in jazz, including Tom Harrell, Cecil McBee, and the Vanguard Orchestra. He has released a number of CDs on the Palmetto ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Kevin Hays: Creative Flow

Read "Kevin Hays: Creative Flow" reviewed by George Colligan

[ Editor's Note: The following interview is reprinted from George Colligan's blog, Jazztruth]

If you aren't familiar with pianist Kevin Hays, you should be. He's recorded and toured with many of the greatest jazz musicians of all time. And those who call him can't seem to get enough of him. His recent projects as a ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

2013 Tri-C JazzFest: Cleveland, OH, April 19 - 27, 2013

Read "2013 Tri-C JazzFest: Cleveland, OH, April 19 - 27, 2013" reviewed by Matt Marshall

34th Annual Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland
Cleveland, OH
April 19-April 27, 2013
There was a determined effort by Tri-C JazzFest Managing Director Terri Pontremoli to give this year's event more of a festival atmosphere than it has perhaps enjoyed in years past. For starters, many of the outlying venues, such as the East Cleveland library, a regular ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ethan Mann: It's All About A Groove

Read "It's All About A Groove" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

It's All About a Groove is all about three self-effacing musicians having a fine time playing some music that burns with a cold fire, and swinging, sometimes with a fair gusto. Most of all this date is about uncomplicated, yet attractive improvisation, as a group that rarely veers far from the melody, but ventures far enough ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ethan Mann: It's All About a Groove

Read "It's All About a Groove" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

Jazz, pop, funk, blues--put them all together, and you get It's All About a Groove, by guitarist Ethan Mann. Aided by keyboardist Albert “Chip" Crawford and drummer Greg Bandy, Mann presents a delightful mix of original songs and tributes.

The three musicians started very young. Mann was 14 when he and a friend were ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ethan Mann: It's All About A Groove

Read "It's All About A Groove" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

While plenty of jazz fans are schooled musicians, an even greater number doesn't have significant training--or any training, for that matter--in music. These people might not know chord progressions or specific rhythmic patterns, but they do know if music feels good. When songs are stripped to their bare essence, the groove is often what creates the ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Myron Walden: Eclectic Reedman

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In words often used to describe the music of Duke Ellington, Myron Walden is a saxophonist beyond category. More so than many other musicians, Walden himself eschews reliance on any one instrument, not tenor or alto nor soprano nor bass nor... well, you get the idea. The voice that he is striving to use in any ...