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Content by tag "Will Calhoun"

Mike Stern: Trip

Read "Trip" reviewed by James Nadal

Having established himself as an imaginative technical wizard in the forefront of the fusion movement during the 1980's, guitarist Mike Stern has left an indelible mark on the way the instrument is utilized in the jazz idiom. But there would be an unforeseen event that would test his physical and emotional will to overcome adversity. In ...

Steely Dan's Jon Herington and Jim Beard

Read "Steely Dan's Jon Herington and Jim Beard" reviewed by Mike Jacobs

While keyboardist / producer Jim Beard and guitarist Jon Herington are both solo recording artists with long and varied careers that straddle jazz, rock and beyond, they may be best known these days for being longtime members of Steely Dan's current touring band. They have also been close friends for nearly 40 years. They sat down ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

2016: The Year in Jazz

Read "2016: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling

The year 2016 bubbled with events and initiatives to strengthen jazz's place in American and world culture, as well as a variety of venue openings, closings and cancellations. Jazz hit the silver screen in many ways throughout the year, and International Jazz Day continued to thrive--complete with a major all-star concert at the White House. Pop ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Drummer Will Calhoun Pays Tribute to a Profound Influence on "Celebrating Elvin Jones" – Available Now on Motéma Music

Drummer Will Calhoun Pays Tribute to a  Profound Influence on "Celebrating Elvin Jones" –  Available Now on Motéma Music

Although he's best known as the hard-driving, groove-oriented drummer for the pioneering rock group Living Colour, Will Calhoun has played in a staggering variety of styles and traditions over the course of his eclectic career. Straight-ahead jazz, fusion, traditional African percussion, funk, hip-hop, and of course hard rock—Calhoun has explored them all, and he traces the ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Will Calhoun: Celebrating Elvin Jones

Read "Celebrating Elvin Jones" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Properly paying tribute to a figure like the late Elvin Jones is about more than aping a style of drumming and referencing songs; it's about acknowledging a specific life force, how it fueled the music, and how it lives on in those who Jones influenced on the bandstand, in the studio, and through his recorded work. ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

NYC Winter Jazzfest 2016

Read "NYC Winter Jazzfest 2016" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

NYC Winter Jazzfest
New York, NY
January 13-17, 2016

If you make the rounds in New York City on any night of the week, during any week of the year, there's always an abundance of quality jazz to hear. But when NYC Winter Jazzfest takes hold, the cup truly runneth over. This massive ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Jazzmobile & 2015 Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival

Jazzmobile & 2015 Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival

JAZZMOBILE CONTINUES CELEBRATING ITS 50th ANNIVERSARY at the Fifth Annual Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival May 4-9 Presented by the Apollo Theater, Harlem Stage and Jazzmobile This year the Festival will also pay tribute to the iconic Jazzmobile as a Shrine “Harlem is a dream-place where so much important cultural history has been enacted that as we explore the power of Harlem’s ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Will Calhoun: Life in This World

Read "Life in This World" reviewed by Luigi Sforza

La biografia artistica di Will Calhoun dice molto sul suo modo di concepire il jazz, la sua tecnica gli ha consentito di suonare con molti musicisti, da B.B King a Mick Jagger, da Jaco Pastorious a Jack DeJohnette, da Paul Simon a Lou Reed. Inoltre la notorietà di Calhounn è legata ai Living Colour e Public ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Motema Takes Flight With Steady Stream of Breakthrough Albums

Motéma Music's tenth anniversary year is in full swing, and as the summer heats up, the Harlem-based label has much cause for celebration. The month of July kicked off with vibraphonist Joe Locke's May release Lay Down My Heart, spending two weeks in the #1 slot on the Jazz Week chart. For the week of July ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Motéma Music Takes Flight In Its Tenth Year With Steady Stream Of Breakthrough Albums

Motéma Music Takes Flight In Its Tenth Year With Steady Stream Of Breakthrough Albums

Harlem-Based Label Makes Waves on International Sales, Radio and Tastemaker Charts and Polls Celebrations planned at Monterey, Exit 0 & London Jazz Festivals, As Well As at Events in Detroit, NYC and Paris Motéma Music's tenth anniversary year is in full swing, and as the summer heats up, the Harlem-based label has much cause for celebration. The month of ...


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