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ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Smokin' at The Nash

Read "Smokin' at The Nash" reviewed by Dave Kaufman

Jazz cognoscenti may not think of jny: Phoenix as a hotbed of great jazz. However, a confluence of factors contributes to a remarkably vibrant jazz scene. The city boasts a wealth of excellent jazz education programs spread across universities and community colleges. This has attracted great musicians and educators from around the country who play the ...

ARTICLE: BAILEY'S BUNDLES

Trios – Free Nelson Mandoomjazz, Organic Trio, Ben Rosenblum, Peter Erskine; Julia Hulsmann

Read "Trios – Free Nelson Mandoomjazz, Organic Trio, Ben Rosenblum, Peter Erskine; Julia Hulsmann" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Jazz Trios. A variety of flavors...

Free Nelson Mandoom Jazz
The Organ Grinder
RareNoise Records
2016

Free Nelson Mandoomjazz is not exactly your posterchild for traditional jazz trios, nominally comprised of wind player Rebecca Sneddon, bassist Colin Stewart and drummer Paul Archibald. <em>Organ Grinder</em> is a recording ...

ARTICLE: NEW YORK @ NIGHT

The Cookers, Mingus Big Band and Cyrus Chestnut

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The Cookers
Birdland
New York, NY
September 15, 2016

The Cookers are an all-star septet that takes its name from the classic Freddie Hubbard album, The Night Of The Cookers, a 1965 live effort from the master trumpeter who passed in 2008. A somewhat fluid lineup earlier in ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Louis Heriveaux: Triadic Episode

Read "Triadic Episode" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Where has Louis Heriveaux been hiding? That's the first question/thought that pops into the head after hearing this music. But truth be told, Heriveaux hasn't been hiding at all. We--the jazz public at large--just haven't had enough exposure to his talent(s). Heriveaux has racked up sideman credits with major jazz figures like guitarist Russell Malone and ...

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

C. Andrew Hovan's Top 10 for 2014

Read "C. Andrew Hovan's Top 10 for 2014" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

This will be a first in some time. For a variety of reasons, I had to curtail my writing activities about five years ago. As a result, my limited work for All About Jazz consisted mainly of photography and live reviews. As a result, I felt less then prepared in previous years to present any kind ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Smoke Sessions

Read "Smoke Sessions" reviewed by Maurizio Zerbo

Questo gruppo di incisioni “live" è accomunato dall'adesione agli stilemi del modern mainstream. Emerge nei tre pianisti una sincera riflessione sul linguaggio moderno delle varie tradizioni jazzistiche, che vanno dall'eredità coltraniana al post-bop. Grazie anche alla calda atmosfera del jazz club Smoke, in cui sono stati registrati dal vivo, si impone una indiscutibile intensità emotiva che ...

Smoke Sessions: Cyrus Chestnut, Orrin Evans and Eric Reed

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Cyrus Chestnut
Midnight Melodies
Smoke Sessions
2014

Elegance and economy characterize Cyrus Chestnut's art. Chestnut's career was the one Kenny Kirkland could have had had Kirkland's fate been different. Chestnut (and Evans and Reed) represent the generation given way to with the passings of Mulgrew Miller and Cedar ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Victor Lewis: The Drummer's Spirit

Read "Victor Lewis: The Drummer's Spirit" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

For several decades, Victor Lewis has been one of the most in-demand drummers of the post-bop era and beyond. He has performed with Stan Getz, Dexter Gordon, J.J. Johnson, Chet Baker, George Cables, Woody Shaw, Kenny Barron, Bobby Watson, and others of similar stature. On account of his exceptional ability to push the envelope of musical ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Mark Murphy: A Beautiful Friendship: Remembering Shirley Horn

Read "A Beautiful Friendship: Remembering Shirley Horn" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

In his time, vocalist Mark Murphy has been described as hip, cool, swinging, fearless, gruff, and eccentric (among other things). Some-- but most definitely not all--of these terms could also be applied to Shirley Horn. So it's fitting that Murphy should pay tribute to his compatriot, as he does on A Beautiful Friendship: Remembering Shirley Horn, ...

ARTICLE: FROM FAR AND WIDE

Guitarist Tomas Janzon Basks in Bassists

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Guitarist Tomas Janzon Basks in Bassists

Players who lead trios and duos featuring a bassist tend to stick with one. Tomas Janzon is happy with Essiet Essiet, 56, drummer Art Blakey's last bassist.

Yet, “There are so many extraordinary bassists in New York," the Big Apple-based Swedish guitarist tells me, “that I am happy ...