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ears&eyes Records: From Chicago to the World

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Those who feel that jazz has run out of steam, that there is nothing new to say, should encounter bassist and renaissance man, Matthew Golombisky, who runs the Chicago-based label ears&eyes. The name says it all. Golombisky is interested in what is going on around him. He is not only curious about music, but also passionate ...

ARTICLE: JAZZMATAZZ

Remembering Walter Becker

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Steely Dan combined rock and jazz in a way no other artist has ever done. Their music is not simply “jazzers slumming it" to make profitable rock recordings, but a precise blend of the two genres that shows the musicians love for both. On Sunday one of the two architects of Steely Dan, Walter Becker, died ...

ARTICLE: BOOK EXCERPTS

A Conversation with Mike Mainieri

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The following is an excerpt from the chapter “A Conversation with Mike Mainieri" of Masters of the Vibes by Anthony Smith (Marimba Productions, 2017).

So you've been working on a new project this week?

Yes, just finishing some overdubs... it's a project I'm involved in with some friends, but I really can't ...

Melvin Sparks: Live at Nectar’s

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A cool thing about music is that when you follow a band for a long time, you eventually get turned on to the music that influenced them. You get to hear all kinds of exciting new music, and start digging deep, going down groovy rabbit holes to discover great musicians you might not find on your ...

Eddie Palmieri: Sabiduria/Wisdom

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In celebration of his eightieth birthday, and sixty years as a professional musician, pianist Eddie Palmieri presents Sabiduria/Wisdom, a prodigious testament to his avowed spirit of investigation, and amazing zest for life. Throughout his illustrious recording career, Palmieri has expanded upon the complexities of Afro-Caribbean rhythms, combining them with the serious elements in the melodic and ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Merle Haggard at the Paramount Theater

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Merle Haggard
Paramount Theater
SFJAZZ
Oakland, CA
February 13, 2016

Some consider Merle Haggard to be “The Poet Laureate of California." Certainly, he is the state's most famous singer-songwriter and bandleader. His straight-shooting songs, with their wonderful lyrics, have the drama and controversy befitting a country music “rebel."

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

Jakob Baekgaard's Best of 2015

Read "Jakob Baekgaard's Best of 2015" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

These ten albums are just a few of the many great releases of 2015. Music was and still is a light in a world filled with problems and fear. When it is best, it encourages openness and contemplation and brings us closer together as humans.

John Law
These Skies In Which We ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

BGO Records: Excellence in Jazz Reissues

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In the digital age we live in, there is no doubt that the business of reissuing music is booming. It has never been easier to get music, old and new, in digital or physical form. However, one thing is to re-release a record; another thing is to do it the right way. BGO Records, run by ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Chihiro Yamanaka At San Jose Jazz Summer Fest (Aug. 8) & Don Quixote's (Aug. 6)

The Chihiro Yamanaka Trio will perform August 8, 2015 at San Jose Jazz Summer Fest in jny: San Jose, CA, and will precede the festival appearance with an August 6 concert at Don Quixote’s International Music Hall in Felton, CA. The trio, led by jazz pianist/composer Chihiro Yamanaka, a Blue Note Records recording artist, features bassist Yoshi ...

NEWS: EDUCATION

Music Education Monday: The Purdie Shuffle

Music Education Monday: The Purdie Shuffle

Sometimes StLJN's weekly “Music Education Monday" feature deals with broad topics, and sometimes, things get very specific - like today's video lesson from famed session drummer Bernard Purdie, which is all about how to play the beat known as the “Purdie Shuffle." Produced by Drumeo.com, the video shows Purdie himself explaining and demonstrating the distinctive half-time funk ...


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