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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Henry Butler, Steven Bernstein and the Hot 9: Viper's Drag

Read "Viper's Drag" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Cosa unisce la dissacrante verve di Steven Bernstein -estroverso leader dei Sex Mob e animatore di vari progetti con la Tzadik di John Zorn-col virtuosistico pianismo di Henry Butler, fortemente intriso di blues?
Questa rilettura sul primo jazz di New Orleans è una delle risposte. La passione per la tradizione ha accomunato i due ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Levin Brothers: Levin Brothers

Read "Levin Brothers" reviewed by John Kelman

He may have ultimately become best-known in the progressive rock world for his ongoing work with King Crimson, Peter Gabriel, Stick Men and the Crimson ProjeKct, but 68 year-old bassist and stick player Tony Levin has no shortage of jazz credentials, playing with everyone from Gary Burton and Mike Mainieri to Chuck Mangione and Buddy Rich ...

NEWS: EVENT

The Painted Bride Stirs-up Excitement With A Special Event To Acknowledge Jazz On Vine–the Longest Continuing Jazz Series In Philadelphia

The Painted Bride Stirs-up Excitement With A Special Event To Acknowledge Jazz On Vine–the Longest Continuing Jazz Series In Philadelphia

BRIDE'S BLACK CAT BREW RECENT RECIPIENT TO AN ASCAP NATIONAL AWARD FOR ADVENTUROUS PROGRAMMING THE BRIDE STIRS-UP EXCITEMENT WITH A SPECIAL EVENT TO ACKNOWLEDGE JAZZ ON VINE —THE LONGEST CONTINUING JAZZ SERIES IN PHILADELPHIA AND ALSO ON TAP FOR THIS EVENING'S CELEBRATION, MTO PLAYS SLY STEVEN BERNSTEIN'S MILLENNIAL TERRITORY ORCHESTRA DEBUTS TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Brian Adler: A World of Percussion

Read "Brian Adler: A World of Percussion" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Brian Adler is truly both a drummer and a percussionist--in his world, the drum set coexists peacefully with a dizzying array of ethnic percussion instruments as equal partners in a myriad of musical possibilities. His work with vocalist Sunny Kim in the Prana Trio--which also includes a rotating cast of guest artists such as Frank Carlberg, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Honey Ear Trio: Steampunk Serenade

Read "Steampunk Serenade" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

L'iniziale “Matter of Time" ha il sapore del buon vecchio jazz che fu, una ballad voluttuosa con il sax tenore dalla voce calda e sensuale che fa sognare incontri da "mille e una notte". Ma ci sono piccole increspature, minimi scartamenti e irregolarità ritmiche che tolgono il brano da qualsiasi impasse zuccherina e presagiscono temporali in arrivo. Cosa ...

NEWS: RECORDING

MTO Plays SLY: Steven Bernstein's Tribute to Sly & The Family Stone

MTO Plays SLY: Steven Bernstein's Tribute to Sly & The Family Stone

STEVEN BERNSTEIN'S MILLENNIAL TERRITORY ORCHESTRA Pays Tribute To The Music Of SLY & THE FAMILY STONE On Third Studio Album MTO PLAYS SLY With Special Guests ANTONY HEGARTY, BERNIE WORRELL, BILL LASWELL, DEAN BOWMAN, MARTHA WAINWRIGHT, SANDRA ST. VICTOR, SHILPA RAY and VERNON REID Available SEPTEMBER 27 On LP, CD & Mp3 from ROYAL POTATO FAMILY New York City's favorite “little ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Honey Ear Trio: Steampunk Serenade

Read "Steampunk Serenade" reviewed by Troy Collins

Building on an established legacy, Honey Ear Trio updates the time honored acoustic instrumentation of the classic saxophone trio with a subtle use of electronics on their debut Steampunk Serenade. Saxophonist Erik Lawrence, bassist Rene Hart and drummer Allison Miller draw upon their diverse experiences in an array of popular music forms (rock, soul, folk) to ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

New York Electric Piano: Keys To The City Volumes 1 & 2

Read "Keys To The City Volumes 1 & 2" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

New York Electric Piano started its life as a trio, staying that way for its first three albums. The fourth recording, King Mystery (Buffalo Puppy, 2008), found the band expanding to a septet. Following a minor reshuffle, Keys To The City Volumes 1 & 2 sees further expansion, to an octet with guests, and to a ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

New Jazz Series at Olive's, in Nyack, NY

New Jazz Series at Olive's, in Nyack, NY

After a successful two and a half year run, the weekly jazz series at Riverspace Arts in Nyack has been cancelled due to cost-saving programming cuts. The series sponsor, Rockland County Jazz and Blues Society is moving the community jazz series across the street to Olive's (118 Main St., Nyack, NY).

The new series starts ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Erik Lawrence: Erik Lawrence & Hipmotism

Read "Erik Lawrence & Hipmotism" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Somehow, somewhere jazz fans (maybe fanatics) changed the way one could appreciate this music. Theory has it that once the music migrated up the Mississippi from New Orleans (via Louis Armstrong) to Chicago and then spread to New York that it was no longer joyful, but serious business. Who could argue? Charlie Parker had his heroin ...