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ARTICLE: PROFILES

Bob Dorough: 1923-2018

Read "Bob Dorough: 1923-2018" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

"The South is what we started out with in this bizarre, slightly troubling, basically wonderful country--fun, danger, friendliness, energy, enthusiasm, and brave, crazy, tough people." --Bill Maxwell

The American South has always existed in a most peculiar and conflicted dimension culturally. I believe that this state of being is what has enabled the South ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Julian Pressley: From The Duke To Ornette In His Own Way

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Julian Pressley isn't exactly a household name, but it's a name every jazz aficionado should know. When he plays his alto saxophone, ears perk up because he's playing what they came to hear: music that embodies the legacy. Passionate, quick-witted, and full of new ideas, Pressley stands out in the crowd, a genuine original. Yet you ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Dafnis Prieto: Cross-Cultural Mix

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Dafnis Prieto is one of the leading drummers and composers of his generation. Forty-four years old and Cuban born, Prieto moved to jny: New York City in 1999. The early 2000's found Prieto employed as a sideman by several prominent musicians, including Eddie Palmieri, Michel Camilo, Carlos Barbosa-Lima, Dave Samuels and Arturo O'Farrill. In the following ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Anthony Braxton: Sextet (Parker) 1993

Read "Sextet (Parker) 1993" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Is the music of Anthony Braxton impenetrable? Frankly yes, and absolutely not. There are entire wings of his musical house, for instance his Trillium R operas, Echo Echo Mirror House, and Ghost Trance Music, that listeners find untraversable. Some folks cannot reconcile one approach with another or choose to listen solely to one Braxton musical system, ...

Dave Stryker: Strykin’ Ahead

Read "Strykin’ Ahead" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Hot on the heels of his 2016 release, the soul and rock infused Eight Track II comes Dave Stryker's punningly titled Strykin' Ahead with a mix of standards and Stryker originals. Following the lively opener, “Shadowboxing," a Stryker original, comes a rather more sedate version of Wayne Shorter's “Footprints" followed by Stryker's “New You" in which ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Marcos Pin: Duology / Barbanza

Read "Marcos Pin: Duology / Barbanza" reviewed by Chris Mosey

Marcos Pin is one of the most interesting jazz guitarists in Europe. On his latest album, Duology, the Spaniard teams up with pianist Yago Vazquez to explore the fast, fluid bebop tradition of such stellar axemen as Tal Farlow and Jimmy Raney.

It follows hard on the heels of Barbanza, featuring a ten-piece ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Steve Wilson: Lifetime of Study

Read "Steve Wilson: Lifetime of Study" reviewed by George Colligan

[ Editor's Note: The following interview is reprinted from George Colligan's blog, Jazztruth]

I'm very happy to have the opportunity to interview a musician that I've worked with a lot over the years. When people say that a musician has worked with everybody in the business, Steve Wilson has literally worked with everyone in ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

International Jazz Day: Istanbul, Turkey April 30, 2013

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International Jazz Day
Istanbul, Turkey
April 30, 2013
At a morning press conference opening the 10th annual Panama Jazz Festival in January, 2013, a long table was peopled by dignitaries and musical dignitaries. Festival highlight, saxophonist Wayne Shorter sat in the center (almost like Jesus in the Last Supper configuration), flanked by the ambitious and outspokenly ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Joseph Alan Fears

Read "Take Five With Joseph Alan Fears" reviewed by Joseph Alan Fears

Meet Joseph Alan Fears:

Born in 1957 In Hastings, Nebraska. Moved at age 11 to start a band and, from 1971 until 2009, Joseph Alan Fears has been performing live in concerts, festivals and nightclubs, as well as recording and releasing songs on his own label, Jaff Records.

Presently performing with his band Zafaja, ...