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NEWS: RECORDING

Virtuoso Flutist Lori Bell Returns With "Blue(s)," Her 10th Studio Album, On July 14th

Virtuoso Flutist Lori Bell Returns With "Blue(s)," Her 10th Studio Album, On July 14th

On July 14, 2017, virtuoso flutist, composer/arranger, and educator, Lori Bell will release blue(s), a 9-song excursion showcasing straight-ahead blues, and the word “blue” (which appears in each song title), highlighting its rich color, lingering mood and resplendent hue. Now in the third decade of her acclaimed career, blue(s) is Bell's 10th album overall, and the follow-up ...

NEWS: EVENT

King Crimson To Tour North America Summer 2017 In Support Of Forthcoming Live Ep "Heroes"

King Crimson To Tour North America Summer 2017 In Support Of Forthcoming Live Ep "Heroes"

Seminal rock band King Crimson begins their 2017 North American tour with the summer leg including a 17-show run spanning June 11 to July 10. The “Radical Action Tour 2017” will begin at jny: Seattle's Moore Theatre on June 11. The tour will run through cities Saratoga, jny: Oakland, jny: San Diego, jny: Los Angeles, jny: ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Virtuoso Flutist Lori Bell Returns With "Blue(s)," Her 10th Studio Album, On July 14

Virtuoso Flutist Lori Bell Returns With "Blue(s)," Her 10th Studio Album, On July 14

Record release show set for July 15 at Dizzy’s in San Diego, CA. On July 14, 2017, virtuoso flutist, composer/arranger, and educator, Lori Bell will release blue(s) , a 9-song excursion showcasing straight-ahead blues, and the word “blue” (which appears in each song title), highlighting its rich color, lingering mood and resplendent hue. Now in the third decade of ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Arthur Blythe, 1940-2017: A Remembrance

Read "Arthur Blythe, 1940-2017: A Remembrance" reviewed by Todd S. Jenkins

The emotive power of Arthur Blythe's bracing alto saxophone tone and flighty phrasing set him apart from many of his generation. A poet, a muezzin, an angry activist, a lamenting lover: Blythe conjured a broad array of sonic images through his nonpareil approach to music. The beloved altoist, who had battled Parkinson's disease for the past ...

ARTICLE: JAZZ RACONTEURS

Bill Evans on meeting Miles

Read "Bill Evans on meeting Miles" reviewed by Nenette Evans

Miles Davis said: “Bill left the band in 1958 and went down to Louisiana to live with his brother. Then he came back after a while and formed his own group. After a while he got Scott LaFaro on bass and Paul Motian on drums and he became very popular with that group, winning a number ...

NEWS: RECORDING

On April 7, Visionary Avant-Garde Composer Joe Garrison Returns With “the People Upstairs”

On April 7, Visionary Avant-Garde Composer Joe Garrison Returns With “the People Upstairs”

As a 25-year veteran of pushing the boundaries of modern composition, prolific musician Joe Garrison is getting set to introduce his most adventurous project yet. Releasing April 7, The People Upstairs is the follow-up to 2013’s Veranda, which the jny: San Diego Troubadour favorably compared to the ground-breaking work of Oliver Nelson while also landing in NBC San Diego’s Top 10 ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Sure Fire Soul Ensemble: Out On The Coast

Read "Out On The Coast" reviewed by Joe Gatto

Sure Fire Soul Ensemble, from jny: San Diego, is one of the most talented new bands on the West Coast. Mixing funk, soul, jazz, and Latin & African influences to create unique, exciting music... their “cinematic soul" is like a cross between the music from Jim Jarmusch movies & Blacksploitation films of the 1970s.

ARTICLE: OPINION

Hentoff helped pave way for jazz journalism’s acceptance

Read "Hentoff helped pave way for jazz journalism’s acceptance" reviewed by Jim Trageser

Nat Hentoff's passing last week left me feeling, well, old. Whenever we lose a mentor--a grandparent, a teacher, someone who encouraged us--it's a reminder of our own mortality, that we are, in the parlance of football coaches, the next ones up.

I don't feel anywhere near to ready or worthy or capable of assuming ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Anna Danes: Find Your Wings

Read "Find Your Wings" reviewed by Jim Trageser

On her 2014 debut, San Diego's Anna Danes came across as what she admittedly was: A woman who only came to singing in her 40s, who had limited training, only a rudimentary grasp of technique and theory--in short, a beginner. The voice was unpolished, the delivery often hesitant, the choice in material suspect for someone aspiring ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Jonathan Butler at Yoshi's

Read "Jonathan Butler at Yoshi's" reviewed by Walter Atkins

Jonathan Butler
Yoshi's
Oakland, CA
October 27, 2016

Serious Bay Area fans braved heavily snarled traffic on this rainy dark Thursday night for the second set of renowned South African guitarist Jonathan Butler. Now living in warm Southern California, Butler and his potent band flew in the same day for a two night stand ...


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