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Content by tag "Modern Jazz Quartet"

ARTICLE: UNDER THE RADAR

Culture Clubs: A History of the U.S. Jazz Clubs, Part III: Kansas City, Philadelphia, Los Angeles & Beyond

Read "Culture Clubs: A History of the U.S. Jazz Clubs, Part III: Kansas City, Philadelphia, Los Angeles & Beyond" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Beyond the Hubs

While jny: New Orleans, jny: Chicago, jny: Kansas City and jny: New York City were the incubators of modern jazz, they were by no means the only locations with an appetite for live music. Jazz artists whose point of origin could not sustain multiple venues ventured to locations near and far ...

ARTICLE: MUSICIAN 2 MUSICIAN

Enrico Rava and Tomasz Stanko: Elective Affinities

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Enrico Rava and Tomasz Stanko have recently launched an ECM super-group with which in July they toured all over Europe, performing in Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway and Romania, as well as in their native countries, Italy and Poland. All About Jazz seized the opportunity to ask the two European trumpet masters to set aside some ...

ARTICLE: MUSICIAN 2 MUSICIAN

Le affinità elettive

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Lo scorso luglio Enrico Rava e Tomasz Stanko hanno varato un super-gruppo ECM per un tour europeo di oltre due settimane, in Italia e Polonia, ovviamente, ma anche in Austria, Belgio, Norvegia, Paesi Bassi e Romania. Ne abbiamo approfittato per chiedergli di mettere da parte un momento di calma durante il frenetico tour per una “intervista ...

ARTICLE: BOOK EXCERPTS

A Conversation with Mike Mainieri

Read "A Conversation with Mike Mainieri" reviewed by Anthony Smith

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 ...

NYSQ: Sleight Of Hand

Read "Sleight Of Hand" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Acronymically if not quite stylistically taking its cue from the Modern Jazz Quartet, the New York Standards Quartet delivers the goods in a respectful and often driving manner as evidenced by the opener, Mal Waldron's ballad “Soul Eyes" which is given an allegro makeover.

Instantly recognisable as a Monk tune, “Ask Me Now" bears the ...

Jack Wilson: Something Personal – 1966

Read "Jack Wilson: Something Personal – 1966" reviewed by Marc Davis

Maybe I'm imagining it, but pianist Jack Wilson owes a great big thank-you to John Coltrane on Something Personal. At least that's how I hear it on the opening track, “Most Unsoulful Woman," one of two highlights on this 1966 album.

Coltrane, the legendary saxman, released his masterpiece A Love Supreme in 1965. It ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Blue Engine Records Releases "The Music Of John Lewis" From The Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis Featuring Jon Batiste

Blue Engine Records Releases "The Music Of John Lewis" From The Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra  With Wynton Marsalis Featuring Jon Batiste

Available in stores, online and streaming March 24 Honoring the legacy of the Modern Jazz Quartet’s maestro, John Lewis, Blue Engine Records announces its newest release: The Music of John Lewis by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis featuring Jon Batiste available March 24. In 2013, when the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra ...

ARTICLE: NEW YORK @ NIGHT

Monty Alexander: Looking Back

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Monty Alexander
Jazz Standard
jny: New York, NY
February 1, 2017

A lot has changed since I started covering the New York beat for All About Jazz in mid-2016. In that time, we have witnessed epic changes in our city, our country, our world--changes that are already affecting our culture, including and ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

DYAD: Dyad Plays Jazz Arias

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Classical-jazz hybrids, such as the Modern Jazz Quartet, traditionally keep the formal structure of classical music foremost in their work. Not so the duo of Lou Caimano and Eric Olsen collectively known as Dyad. Their version of “Jazz Meets The Classics" is a loose, freewheeling beast that occasionally breaks off from the classical side and follows ...

Newport Jazz Festival 1959

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The collector asks: When is it OK to say, “I have enough, thanks. I don't need the live version, too."

Consider the dilemma of Wolfgang's Vault, a musical treasure trove of old jazz and rock performances. If you've never been there, go now. The site is stunning. It is an enormous collection of long-lost ...