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Michael Lington At Blue Note Napa

Read "Michael Lington At Blue Note Napa" reviewed by Walter Atkins

Michael Lington
Blue Note Napa
Napa, CA
October 7, 2017

Danish saxophonist Michael Lington and company presented a genuinely rousing evening of contemporary jazz music and a few surprises at the inviting Blue Note Napa venue. The exhilarating second set also included a few tracks from his current Second Nature album ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

19th Annual Healdsburg Jazz Festival, June 2-11, 2017 – Lineup Announced

19th Annual Healdsburg Jazz Festival, June 2-11, 2017 – Lineup Announced

Nineteen years is quite a long time for an underdog festival to exist, but with determination and ambition, the Healdsburg Jazz Festival has become a beloved cultural fixture of the Sonoma County area. With artistic director Jessica Felix at the helm, this yearly gathering of some of the very best jazz artists currently playing continues to ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Audio Fidelity To Release Two Jazz-Fusion Classics On Hybrid SACD By Weather Report And Return To Forever

Audio Fidelity To Release Two Jazz-Fusion Classics On Hybrid SACD By Weather Report And Return To Forever

Marshall Blonstein's Audio Fidelity will be releasing Weather Report, Tale Spinnin' and Return to Forever, Musicmagic on Hybrid SACD. Both recordings are considered essentials from the jazz fusion era of the mid-'70s. Recorded in early 1975, Tale Spinnin', Weather Report's fifth studio album is filled with sunny textures of Latin and African flavors. The album stands with ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Healdsburg Jazz Festival presents "Jazz and the Music of the Americas"

Healdsburg Jazz Festival presents "Jazz and the Music of the Americas"

A special program over the first weekend of Healdsburg Jazz Festival’s 17th Year HEALDSBURG, CALIF. As the 17th annual Healdsburg Jazz Festival prepares for launch, starting on May 29 and running for 10 day to June 7, a strong point of cultural focus and excitement is a special two-day program, “Jazz and the Music of the Americas,” made ...

NEWS: RADIO

"Crazy Rhythm:" Red Nichols And His Five Pennies This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

"Crazy Rhythm:" Red Nichols And His Five Pennies This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

This week on Riverwalk Jazz the Jim Cullum Jazz Band tells the story of Red Nichols and his Five Pennies, illustrated with numerous historical recordings of Nichols and the ensembles he led. The program is distributed in the US by Public Radio International. You can also drop in on a continuous stream of shows at the Stanford ...

NEWS: RADIO

Bing & Louis: A Pocketful Of Dreams With Gary Giddins, This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

Bing & Louis: A Pocketful Of Dreams With Gary Giddins, This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong struck up a friendship in the 1920s that flourished as they worked together—for almost half a century—on stage, in movies, and on radio and TV. This week on Riverwalkl Jazz, Gary Giddins, author of Bing Crosby: A Pocketful of Dreams-the Early Years, 1903-1940 shares a look into the friendship between Bing ...

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Swinging At The Pearl: Catherine Russell, Dick Hyman & The Jim Cullum Jazz Band

Swinging At The Pearl: Catherine Russell, Dick Hyman & The Jim Cullum Jazz Band

For this week’s Riverwalk Jazz radio show, bandleader Jim Cullum welcomes two guest artists. One is piano master and old friend Dick Hyman, a guest on our first radio show in 1989. The second is a new friend, making her Riverwalk Jazz debut in 2010—jazz singer Catherine Russell. The program is distributed in the US by Public ...

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Eddie Condon: Renaissance Man Of Jazz This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

Eddie Condon: Renaissance Man Of Jazz This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

This week on Riverwalk Jazz: photographer, author and record producer Hank O’Neal, who collaborated on Eddie Condon’s Scrapbook of Jazz talks about the Condon legacy. Eddie’s daughter Maggie Condon shares her wealth of memories. The program is distributed in the US by Public Radio International. You can also drop in on a continuous stream of shows at ...

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Sweets Edison This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

This week Riverwalk Jazz presents Harry “Sweets" Edison in an encore presentation captured live at The Landing in San Antonio with The Jim Cullum Jazz Band. Edison died in 1999 at the age of 83. The program is distributed in the US by Public Radio International. You can also drop in on a continuous stream of shows ...

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Guitarists Marty Grosz And Howard Alden This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

Guitarists Marty Grosz And Howard Alden This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

This week on Riverwalk Jazz, two contemporary giants of jazz guitar, Marty Grosz and Howard Alden, join The Jim Cullum Jazz Band for a show devoted to pioneers of jazz guitar: Lonnie Johnson, Eddie Lang, Carl Kress, Dick McDonough and Django Reinhardt. The program is distributed in the US by Public Radio International. You can also drop ...