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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Corey Christiansen: La Proxima

Read "La Proxima" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Guitarist Corey Christiansen's early days recording for Seattle's Origin Records featured a pair of superb organ jazz recordings, Roll with it (2008) and Outlaw Tractor (2010). A versatile player, the guitarist expanded his vision with his “American West" set Lone Prairie (Origin Records, 2013), in addition to his “avant cowboy/surf rock band" on Factory Girl (Origin ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Rosana Eckert: Sailing Home

Read "Sailing Home" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Rosana Eckert has made a name for herself as a jazz vocals composer and arranger with her previous recordings, At The End Of The Day (GEM Records, 2003) and Small Hotel (GEM Records, 2010). Bright and imaginative, Eckert draws from a lifetime of music beginning with her childhood in El Paso, Texas, where the musical melting ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Rosana Eckert Offers Diverse Array Of Song Stylings On "Sailing Home," Set For June 21 Release By OA2/Origin Records

Rosana Eckert Offers Diverse Array Of Song Stylings On "Sailing Home," Set For June 21 Release By OA2/Origin Records

Vocalist-composer Rosana Eckert channels her eclectic musical influences into a similarly eclectic collection of tunes on her long-awaited fourth album, Sailing Home, set for a June 21 release on OA2/Origin Records. The album is a collaboration with Peter Eldridge, the highly sought-after vocalist, songwriter, and keyboardist, who in addition to producing and playing keyboards on the ...

Origin Records: Creating Opportunities and Community

Read "Origin Records: Creating Opportunities and Community" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Being a jazz musician sometimes seems like a life ruled by jungle law. Everyone fights for gigs and puts out music on “labels" with only one artist. However, it doesn't have to be this way. Origin Records is an example of a modern artist driven label that has grown through collaboration and community. As Matt Jorgensen, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Trish Clowes: My Iris

Read "My Iris" reviewed by Fiona Ord-Shrimpton

Firstly, each individual in the Trish Clowes Quartet, Trish Clowes on various saxophones, Ross Stanley on piano and Hammond, Chris Montague on guitar and James Maddren on drums, fits their corner perfectly, providing the extra dimension that makes their cohesive playing effortless. There are no shirkers or hang back components in this line up. My Iris ...

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

What We Liked: 2016

Read "What We Liked: 2016" reviewed by Michael Ricci

We took our top lists, found the common recordings, added a dozen of my personal faves, and presented them here for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy, and feel free to post your 2016 favorites in the comments section below.


Wadada Leo Smith
America's National Parks
Cuneiform Records
Michael Formanek

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Corey Christiansen: Factory Girl

Read "Factory Girl" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Guitarist Corey Christiansen began his stint at Origin Records in 2008 with a top notch organ jazz outing, Roll With It. He followed that with an equally engaging disc featuring the same players, Outlaw Tractor on the label in 2010. On these two dates, Christensen and his superb band worked the soul jazz groove typical of ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Chamber 3: Grassroots

Read "Grassroots" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Do different geographies create different sounds? New York-hard and brassy, in your face and boppish; the Nordic countries--cool and reflective, spacious and dreamy; the American Midwest, Chicago and Detroit--soulful and hip with a hard urban edge. This is, of course, a simplification, with exceptions flying all over the place, but distinct similarities in sounds can be ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

U.S.U. Jazz Orchestra: Europa

Read "Europa" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Most jazz fans probably don't go chasing college ensembles around looking for the next hot CD release. Those college orchestras are learning grounds. But a well directed college group can indeed treat the ears to top level sounds. The proof is here, with Europa, by the U.S.U. (Utah State Universality) Jazz Orchestra.

Under the ...

NEWS: CONTEST

Enter the "Corey Christiansen - Lone Prairie" Giveaway at All About Jazz!

Enter the "Corey Christiansen - Lone Prairie" Giveaway at All About Jazz!

All About Jazz members are invited to enter the Origin Records “Corey Christiansen - Lone Prairie“ giveaway contest starting today. We'll select FIVE winners at the conclusion of the contest on August 27th. Click here to enter the contest

(Becoming a fan of Corey Christiansen at AAJ automatically enters you in the contest.)

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