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Groovemeisters: Dennis Coffey and Barry Goldberg

Read "Groovemeisters: Dennis Coffey and Barry Goldberg" reviewed by Doug Collette

Any musiclover worth his or her salt will testify to the fact that some of the best instrumentalists are the greatest unsung heroes. Playing during any given era of rock and roll, blues, jazz or funk, in any cross-fertilization thereof, session players, sidemen and collaborators of comparatively low profiles can be part and parcel of the ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Violinist Daniel Weltlinger’s “Koblenz” Pays Tribute To Legacies Of Django Rheinhardt, Europe’s Sinti & Roma Peoples & Yiddish Culture

Violinist Daniel Weltlinger’s “Koblenz” Pays Tribute To Legacies Of Django Rheinhardt, Europe’s Sinti & Roma Peoples & Yiddish Culture

Deeply inspired and influenced by Django Reinhardt, the first European instrumentalist to make significant and lasting contributions to the jazz canon, the Sydney-born, Berlin-based violinist and composer Daniel Weltlinger released Souvenirs, a centenary tribute CD of the legendary Manouche composer and guitarist’s music, in 2011. Koblenz, the second in a trilogy of recordings being sponsored by BNP Paribas in Australia, is ...

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Tenor Saxophonist, Composer & Bandleader Dahi Divine To Release Debut Recording “the Element” April 07, 2015

Tenor Saxophonist, Composer & Bandleader Dahi Divine To Release Debut Recording “the Element” April 07, 2015

The list of notable jazz artists who where born, raised or have resided in jny: Philadelphia is extensive and includes such legendary masters as Benny Golson, Jimmy Heath, Lee Morgan, John Coltrane, Jimmy Smith, Sonny Fortune, Archie Shep, McCoy Tyner and Sun Ra as well as today’s keepers of the flame like Christian McBride, Jaleel Shaw, Terrell Stafford, Tim ...

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Debut CD By Pianist, Composer & Bandleader Levon Mikaelian’s World Jazz Fusion Band United Shades Of Artistry Set For Release April 07, 2015

Debut CD By Pianist, Composer & Bandleader Levon Mikaelian’s World Jazz Fusion Band United Shades Of Artistry Set For Release April 07, 2015

jny: Baltimore and Washington, D.C. are not cities that immediately come to mind when imagining fertile grounds for the birth of World Jazz bands. Yet these metropolitan areas boast as diverse a multi-cultural population as any region of the U.S. and generations of musicians have been nurtured at both jam sessions within the Capitol Beltway as well as up I-95 ...

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Clarinetist/Composer/Bandleader Darryl Harper Releases "The Need's Got To Be So Deep" On Hipnotic Records

Clarinetist/Composer/Bandleader Darryl Harper Releases "The Need's Got To Be So Deep" On Hipnotic Records

2-CD Set Presents Original & Commissioned Compositions For Duo, Trio, Quartet, Quintet, Octet & Works By Jimmy Giuffre, Carla Bley & Yusef Lateef / Guests Include Violinist Regina Carter, Vocalist Marianne Solivan, Pianist Helen Sung & Guitarist Freddie Bryant In an interview from 1989, during which he discussed “the cultural aesthetics of black jazz,” the Pulitzer Prize winning poet Yusef ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Bohren & der Club of Gore: Piano Nights

Read "Piano Nights" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Of the many hard-to-define sub-genres of jazz, “dark jazz" may be the most challenging to classify. Exemplifying the category is Bohren & der Club of Gore's Piano Nights . The German quartet, whose members have a variety of doom metal origins, has morphed their earlier inclinations into a hybrid that has little to suggest the player's ...

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Josh Deutsch's Pannonia To Release Debut CD "Another Time, Another Place"

TRUMPETER/COMPOSER JOSH DEUTSCH & HIS BAND PANNONIA TO RELEASE DEBUT RECORDING ANOTHER TIME, ANOTHER PLACE 02/04/14 Album To Be Showcased @ CD Release Gig @ Korzo Brooklyn on 02/11/14 Formed in 2011, trumpeter/composer Josh Deutsch’s Pannonia plays “traditional folk music from an imaginary place.” The band features the unusual frontline of trumpet, trombone and violin, creates a distinctive sound that ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Tineke Postma: Keeping Honest in Holland

Read "Tineke Postma: Keeping Honest in Holland" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Tineke Postma's bright voice from Holland has been making a mark on the U.S. scene over the last couple years, with its a bright, clear alto sax sound and a penchant for thoughtful, enthralling melodies. Postma started listening to classical music while growing up in Heerenveen in the northern part of The Netherlands, starting on flute ...

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Erik Telford: Kinetic

Read "Kinetic" reviewed by Joshua Weiner

From the vibrant music scene of Austin, Texas comes Kinetic, the excellent solo recording debut of trumpeter/bandleader Erik Telford. The album features seven memorable, groove-heavy original tunes by the leader, played by a crack ensemble that contributes characterful comping and soloing galore. The band's sound lies somewhere between that of Miles Davis's bands of the early ...

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Hailey Niswanger: Confeddie

Read "Confeddie" reviewed by Joshua Weiner

To look at Confeddie, the new self-produced record by Hailey Niswanger with an artfully posed black-and-white photo of the doe-eyed, comely saxophonist on the cover, the thought that may come to mind is “Great, another Candy Dulfer." Never judge a CD by its cover, to paraphrase some wise man (or, more likely, wise woman) lost to ...