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JD Allen: Love Stone

Read "Love Stone" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Beneath this tough tenor's exterior rests the most tender of spirits. If you need evidence, just spend some time with Love Stone.

After carving out his rightful place at the apex with a series of brilliant piano-less trio outings focused on pithy originals, saxophonist JD Allen recently felt the winds of change in ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Elio Villafranca at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola on April 16-17 & More!

Elio Villafranca at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola on April 16-17 & More!

ELIO VILLAFRANCA UPCOMING PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE Cuban Pianist Presents
Cinqué-Suite of the Caribbean
April 16 & April 17 (LIVE WEBCAST)
Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola Cinqué-Suite of the Caribbean debuted in The Appel Room in 2015 and was one of the top concerts of the 2014-15 season. Cuban pianist and composer Elio Villafranca now brings ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

JD Allen Trio al Verona Jazz Winter 2016

Read "JD Allen Trio al Verona Jazz Winter 2016" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Verona Jazz Winter
Teatro Ristori
03.02.2016

Sulla scia dei numerosi riconoscimenti ricevuti (il più importante è stato quello di Sonny Rollins) e delle superlative accoglienze per l'ultimo disco, JD Allen ha toccato Verona nell'ambito del suo tour europeo. Era uno degli appuntamenti più attesi di Verona Jazz Winter, assieme al concerto ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

JD Allen: Graffiti

Read "Graffiti" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

La carriera di JD Allen è sempre stata segnata dalle stigmate di appartenenza alla famiglia dei cosiddetti giovani leoni del mainstream, benché nel celebrato album di debutto per Red Record datato 1999--In Search of JD Allen--i segnali di una vivace curiosità e attenzione verso forme meno canoniche di jazz fossero ben presenti. In seguito al trasferimento ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra: Cuba: The Conversation Continues

Read "Cuba: The Conversation Continues" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

“I believe that there is no country in the world including any and all the countries under colonial domination, where economic colonization, humiliation and exploitation were worse than in Cuba...in part owing to my country's policies..." --President John F. Kennedy, October 1963

Revolution and musical genres share the characteristic of having an embryonic state. ...

ARTICLE: NEW YORK BEAT

Jazz at Lincoln Center: The Search for Original African Music

Read "Jazz at Lincoln Center: The Search for Original African Music" reviewed by Nick Catalano

Although jazz emerged as an art form around the turn of the Twentieth century in the southern United States, its roots extend backward over several centuries. The music largely developed from a synthesis of many African and European forms that was achieved through the institution of slavery. Blacks were captured or purchased from specific “factory" areas ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Elio Villafranca's "Cinqué - Music Of The Caribbean" at Jazz At Lincoln Center, Feb. 20-21

Elio Villafranca's "Cinqué - Music Of The Caribbean" at Jazz At Lincoln Center,  Feb. 20-21

With Special Guest Jon Faddis Elio Villafranca brings an all-star band with special guest Jon Faddis into The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center on February 20-21 for the world premiere of “Cinqué - Music of the Caribbean." The Appel Room
Jazz at Lincoln Center
Broadway at 60th St., 5th floor
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NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Elio Villafranca & The Jass Syncopators at the Caramoor Jazz Festival on July 28

Elio Villafranca & The Jass Syncopators at the Caramoor Jazz Festival on July 28

Elio Villafranca & The Jass Syncopators with Lewis Nash, Steve Turre, Vincent Herring July 28 - 2pm - Caramoor Jazz Festival Cuban pianist Elio Villafranca & The Jass Syncopators headline this Sunday at 2pm at the 20th Anniversary Caramoor Jazz Festival in Katonah, NY. Enjoy a pleasant drive to Westchester County for a relaxing outdoor afternoon with the smokin' hot jazz ...

Gregg August: Four by Six

Read "Four by Six" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Fattosi apprezzare e conoscere come componente del trio di JD Allen, il contrabbassista Gregg August porta avanti dal 2005 un percorso da leader, iniziato nel 2005 con Late August e proseguito con One Peace del 2007 e l'attuale Four by Six, inciso nell'estate 2011. Se i primi due lo vedevano a capo di sestetti, il titolo di questo ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Sam Newsome

Read "Take Five With Sam Newsome" reviewed by Sam Newsome

Meet Sam Newsome:
One of the more important soprano saxophonists of his generation, Sam Newsome emerged onto the scene as a member of Terence Blanchard's quintet in the early 1990s, Newsome really hit his artistic stride when he began releasing a series of solo saxophone recordings expanding the sonic terrain of the soprano sax: ...