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ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Nicole Johänntgen: Henry And The Free Bird

Read "Nicole Johänntgen: Henry And The Free Bird" reviewed by Ian Patterson

In Richard Bach's book Jonathon Livingston Seagull (Macmillan 1970), the tale of a seagull with a passion for flight and freedom, there is a line that goes: “Don't believe what your eyes are telling you. All they show is limitation. Look with your understanding. Find out what you already know and you will see the way ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Fred Hersch Trio: Alive At The Vanguard

Read "Alive At The Vanguard" reviewed by Larry Taylor

Pianist Fred Hersch's Alone at the Vanguard (Palmetto) was chosen by many as one of 2011's best, and rightfully so.

Now, following up that solo album, is Alive at the Vanguard, a double album which finds the pianist with his current trio. Playing together since 2010, Hersch has settled in comfortably with bassist John ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Montreux Jazz Festival: Montreux, Switzerland, July 3-5, 2011

Read "Montreux Jazz Festival: Montreux, Switzerland, July 3-5, 2011" reviewed by Phillip Woolever

Montreux Jazz Festival
Montreux, Switzerland
July 3-5, 2011
The 45th Edition of the Montreux Jazz Festival included many iconic profiles, bonded in unique partnership, and rare as the sunset air. Those collaborated chords ensured Montreux remains at the pinnacle of performance packaging, as the festival continued a streak atop European “must see" musical destinations. ...

Agogic: Agogic

Read "Agogic" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

Seattle's music scene is well known for its alternative rock bands, such as Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains and Soundgarden. But the nonconformist jazz of Agogic's debut would rival them all in terms of its own energy and inventiveness. Born from the collaboration between saxophonist Andrew D'Angelo and trumpeter Cuong Vu (whose resumes are dotted with ...