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NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

Jazz Bakery Receives NEA Art Works Grant

Jazz Bakery Receives NEA Art Works Grant

The National Endowment for the Arts announced today that The Jazz Bakery Performance Space will receive its fourth NEA Art Works Grant. This new award of $25,000 will support performances and youth outreach events as part of its “Concerts and Conversations with Southern California Jazz Legends” series. Artists invited to perform in this series include: Kamasi ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Mahavishnu Orchestra: Apocalypse

Read "Apocalypse" reviewed by Julian Derry

Well, there's not much to say about the new release of Apocalypse. Well, not as much as many Mahavishnu fans had hoped; rumours of a long awaited and much needed remastering of this legendary album, making the rounds of the mailing lists were alas, premature. So what is this CD? Answer: it's the exact same, level-for-level ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Brian Kastan "Roll The Dice On Life" New Fusion Double Album

Brian Kastan "Roll The Dice On Life" New Fusion Double Album

WITH ROLL THE DICE ON LIFE, GUITARIST BRIAN KASTAN OPENS A WINDOW INTO HIS MUSICAL SOUL Full Of Raw Energy, This Dynamic, Guitar-Driven Double Album Features Vocals By Miles Griffith "Think Zappa 21st Century… Brian's Guitar is Just Killer."—Dick Metcalf Jazz-Fusion guitarist, Brian Kastan introduces his newest CD, Roll the Dice on Life. This double album showcases dynamic original ...

Meet Roberta DeNicola

Read "Meet Roberta DeNicola" reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper

Roberta DeNicola, a favorite of musicians on New York City's downtown and experimental jazz scenes, has very broad taste in jazz--from straight-ahead to out--but the more out it is, the more she needs to experience it live. She saw her first jazz concert (jazz flutist Hubert Laws) on a date with her teenage boyfriend. However, it ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Milt Jackson: Sunflower / Goodbye

Read "Sunflower / Goodbye" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Even if vibes player Milt Jackson had just played with The Modern Jazz Quartet and not embarked on a solo career, his place in jazz history would be secure. However, Jackson was much more than a vital part of the famous chamber jazz group and he recorded a string of excellent albums, including three sessions as ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Café Noctambulo Is Proud To Present The Danny Lerman Experience With Special Guest, Turkish Guitarist Onder Focan on March 30th

Café Noctambulo Is Proud To Present The Danny Lerman Experience With Special Guest, Turkish Guitarist Onder Focan on March 30th

Musical Director/arranger/pianist is Tim Gant with Lee Thompson on Drums, Lavondo Thomas on Bass with special guest guitarist Onder Focan. Danny Lerman is a riveting saxophonist and composer. Danny has studied with Junior Walker's legendary teacher, Charlie Atkins and at the music school of the University of North Texas and the Berklee School of Music as well ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

MCG Jazz does Christmas: New Holiday Releases From Ann Hampton Callaway and the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra

Read "MCG Jazz does Christmas:  New Holiday Releases From Ann Hampton Callaway and the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The inevitability of new Christmas albums often fills jazz journalists with dread. And while some may assume it's because we're a cynical breed with unreasonable standards and upturned noses, that couldn't be further from the truth (in most cases). The reason jazz journalists approach new Christmas albums with caution is simple: the number of slipshod, hastily-produced, ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five with Andrea Brachfeld

Read "Take Five with Andrea Brachfeld" reviewed by Andrea Brachfeld

Meet Andrea Brachfeld:
Flutist Andrea Brachfeld, a graduate of The Manhattan School of Music, and recent recipient of the “Best Jazz Flute" award from Hot House Magazine, began her musical career at 16 and has associated with Tito Puente, Ray Barretto, Hubert Laws, Nestor Torres, Dave Valentin, Paquito D'Rivera, Wycliffe Gordon and Wallace Roney, ...

Steve Barta: Symphonic Arrangement: Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio

Read "Symphonic Arrangement: Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

French composer and pianist Claude Bolling achieved what might be considered the best example the Gunther Schuller's “Third Stream" that elusive synthesis of classical music and jazz improvisation, in his Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio (CBS Masterworks, 1975). Bolling composed the seven-part musical suite with his friend, flautist Jean-Pierre Rampal, in mind. The recording ...

Take Five with Althea Rene

Read "Take Five with Althea Rene" reviewed by Althea Rene

Meet Althea Rene:
She was born December 25th in jny: Detroit, Michigan and began her musical journey at the tender age four. She studied classical music while attending Howard University in Washington D.C. and later gained further musical inspiration from the accomplishments of Yusef Lateef, Ian Anderson, and her father, one of Motown's original Funk ...


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