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ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Jazz dans la Nuit at The Montreal International Jazz Festival 2018

Read "Jazz dans la Nuit at The Montreal International Jazz Festival 2018" reviewed by Dave Kaufman

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jny: Montreal is a city known for its beautiful historic churches and cathedrals. Église du Gesù, a magnificent church situated in the heart of downtown Montreal, opened its doors in 1865. The basement in the church has housed an amphitheater dedicated to the arts ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Fred Hersch: Life, Music, and the Creative Process

Read "Fred Hersch: Life, Music, and the Creative Process" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Since his arrival on the jazz scene in the 1970s, pianist Fred Hersch has developed from a sought after sideman to a multi-Grammy nominated jazz icon, creative force, and significant composer of songs, jazz standards, and original complete works, the latter including Leaves of Grass (Palmetto, 2005), based upon the poetry of Walt Whitman. As one ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Leo Richardson Quartet: The Chase

Read "The Chase" reviewed by Roger Farbey

An alumnus of London's Trinity College of Music, tenor saxophonist Leo Richardson, who incidentally is the son of bassist Jim Richardson (formerly of the jazz rock band If), graduated from the College with a first class honours degree in Jazz Performance. Whilst studying at Trinity he was tutored by some world class players including Jean Toussaint, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Ernie Watts Quartet: Wheel of Time

Read "Wheel of Time" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

A due anni di distanza da A Simple Truth ecco una nuova incisione di Ernie Watts con il collaudato combo europeo. Conclusa l'esperienza di un quarto di secolo col Quartet West di Charlie Haden, il settantenne sassofonista s'esprime con impressionante energia e baldanza, quasi avesse la metà dei suoi anni. Sottoponete un qualsiasi appassionato a un ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Clarence Becton: Straight Ahead Into Freedom

Read "Clarence Becton: Straight Ahead Into Freedom" reviewed by Barbara Ina Frenz

Clarence Becton is a musicians' musician--meaning, someone well-known in musician circles. He belongs to the generation of American jazz heroes who grew up under economically and socially difficult circumstances, and for that very reason, succeeded in gaining a comprehensive education, emancipating himself, and embodying the history of jazz music by directly learning from and working with ...

Letizia Gambi: Blue Monday

Read "Blue Monday" reviewed by James Nadal

As the world continues to shrink--musically speaking of course--the melding of American jazz with Mediterranean melody is another spin cycle that makes appreciation of this evolving art form so interesting. With high expectations, Neapolitan vocalist Letizia Gambi, which hails from a theatrical family, and has extensive jazz education, releases Blue Monday, an exuberant and ambitious production ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Chad Eby Quartet: The Sweet Shel Suite

Read "The Sweet Shel Suite" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Reading poet Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree once again as an adult, it is improbable that one would take away the same message as you did reading the book as a child. The boy in the story grows up playing in the branches of the tree and eating its fruit, eventually cutting the trunk for wood. ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Fred Hersch at Miner Auditorium

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Fred Hersch
Miner Auditorium, SFJazz
Fred Hersch Solo at SF Performances
San Francisco
March 8, 2014

No stranger to jny: San Francisco, pianist Fred Hersch has been a frequent guest of SF Performances, having last performed here in 2011 when he presented My Coma Dreams, an evening-long work for eleven ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Kurt Jarnberg: Down Memory Lane 2

Read "Down Memory Lane 2" reviewed by Jack Bowers

This two-CD (mostly) studio set features Swedish trombonist/trumpeter Kurt Jarnberg's quintet dates from 1966-68, the years in which the group was active. After successful appearances at the Talinn and Pori Jazz Festivals, the quintet was forced to dissolve, Jarnberg writes, owing to “lack of jobs." That's a shame, as these recordings showcase a talented and hard-swinging ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Chick Corea / Christian McBride / Brian Blade: Ottawa, Canada, October 3, 2010

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Chick Corea Trio: Chick Corea / Christian McBride / Brian Blade
Dominion Chalmers Church
Ottawa, Canada
October 3, 2010

The last time Chick Corea came to Ottawa with a trio, it was for an informal and relatively unrehearsed show that, featuring old friends Eddie Gomez (bass) and Airto Moreira (drums), relied more on longstanding ...