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NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

61st GRAMMY Awards: Jazz Winners

61st GRAMMY Awards: Jazz Winners

And the winners of the 2019 GRAMMY Awards are... 31. Best Improvised Jazz Solo For an instrumental jazz solo performance. Two equal performers on one recording may be eligible as one entry. If the soloist listed appears on a recording billed to another artist, the latter's name is in parenthesis for identification. Singles or Tracks only. SOME ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Various Artists: Oscar, with Love

Read "Oscar, with Love" reviewed by Jack Bowers

To mark the ninetieth anniversary of the legendary jazz pianist Oscar Peterson's birth (August 15, 2015), Peterson's widow, Kelly Peterson, produced a tribute album for the ages: Oscar, with Love, a marvelous three-disc set comprising ten never-before-recorded Peterson compositions, nineteen of his better-known works and seven compositions written especially for him, performed by sixteen contemporary piano ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Count Basie Orchestra at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Read "Count Basie Orchestra at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts" reviewed by Patricia Myers

Count Basie Orchestra
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Scottsdale, Arizona
December 19, 2015

The Count Basie Orchestra solidified its 80-year reputation for strong swingability, inventive solo segments and supreme section cohesion during two back-to-back concerts on a tour in support of the band's first-ever Christmas-theme album. But those seasonal charts ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

TD Toronto Jazz Festival 2015

Read "TD Toronto Jazz Festival 2015" reviewed by Alain Londes

TD Toronto Jazz Festival
Various locations
Toronto, Canada
June 18-29, 2015

With festival season in full swing, it's always an opportunity to see what the state of jazz is and to hopefully discover something new. The challenge is of course that there are always many choices and one might be guided ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Clifford Brown-Max Roach Project at the Piedmont Piano Company

Read "Clifford Brown-Max Roach Project at the Piedmont Piano Company" reviewed by Harry S. Pariser

Clifford Brown-Max Roach Project
Piedmont Piano Company
Oakland, CA
August 10, 2013

“[Clifford Brown's] technique was, for him, to use the facility and bring up the quality of a trumpet player in relation to having his trumpet expressed as a voice. He not only had the technique, he had the love. The sound he would ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Etienne Charles: Trumpet's First Chantwell

Read "Etienne Charles: Trumpet's First Chantwell" reviewed by DanMichael Reyes

Trinidadian-born trumpeter Etienne Charles has made it a point to share the culture of his native homeland with the world through music, whether it is writing songs on cuatro or steel pan, incorporating Kweyol chants on the opening track to his latest album Creole Soul (Culture Shock, 2013), or playing with an undeniable Caribbean bounce that ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Will Goble

Read "Take Five With Will Goble" reviewed by Will Goble

Meet Will Goble:
Without fanfare, Will Goble is steadily carving out a unique space for himself as a bassist and bandleader. Driven by a genuine love for group interaction and a positive exchange with audiences, he leads his own bands and supports other musicians with equal energy and enthusiasm. His first album as a ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Kurt Elling Highlights Tanglewood Jazz Festival

Read "Kurt Elling Highlights Tanglewood Jazz Festival" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Tanglewood Jazz Festival
Lenox, MA
September 5-6, 2010
The Tanglewood Jazz Festival in Lenox, Massachusetts, is a Labor Day weekend tradition, and while it was scaled back somewhat this year, the event at the scenic Berkshire Mountains came off quite well again, highlighted by the outstanding Kurt Elling, and featuring again a live taping ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Scotty Barnhart: Say It Plain

Read "Say It Plain" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

C'è chi fa di tutto per pubblicare un CD molti anni prima di poter dire qualcosa di personale e c'è chi presenta il suo primo disco da leader dopo decenni di eccellente carriera ai vertici del jazz. Il secondo, lodevole, caso riguarda Scotty Barnhart che pubblica Say It Plain con alle spalle diciotto anni da tromba solista nella Count ...

NEWS: EVENT

Unity Music Head Back to Louisiana State Penitentiary

Unity Music Head Back to Louisiana State Penitentiary

BACK TO LOUISIANA STATE PENITENTIARY MUSICIANS JAMIE DAVIS, SCOTTY BARNHART, DENNIS WILSON, GREG ERRICO MAKE A RETURN VISIT

Louisiana State Penitentiary (LSP), Angola LA

Burl Cain, Warden of Louisiana State Penitentiary (Angola) invited back,internationally renowned Jazz and Gospel musicians to participate with prisoners in workshops and a concert from April 29th to April 30th ...