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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Chick Corea & Herbie Hancock in Chicago and Carmel

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Chick Corea & Herbie Hancock
Symphony Center, Chicago IL
The Palladium, Carmel, IN
April 17-18, 2015

Chicago and Indianapolis hosted the final leg of Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea's North American tour. Really, it was a tour nobody wanted to see come to an end. Each show was unique and individual, ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Herbie Hancock: A Life Of Possibilities

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Herbie Hancock is a world treasure. The following are a review of his memoir Possibilities and an interview.

The Book Review

During more than a half-century in the public eye, Herbie Hancock has been acclaimed as a jazz pianist and composer and an explorer of new musical forms. He rose to fame ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jason Marsalis: In A World Of Mallets

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On a drum kit, Jason Marsalis often goes several directions (meters, not Meters) at once. On vibraphone, as he demonstrates on In A World Of Mallets, it's more a matter of smoothing out many segments into a continuous whole. Over the course of the album he invokes bells, chimes and the signature tunes of cozy wall ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Creole String Beans: Shrimp Boots & Vintage Suits

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Somewhere, Ernie K-Doe is smiling.

On Shrimp Boots &Vintage Suits, the Creole String Beans uncork a letter-perfect recreation of “Here Come the Girls," a sexy, Allen Toussaint-penned K-Doe strut. Elsewhere, the group aces the swamp pop chestnut “Shirley," Lloyd Price's “Just Because" and Fats Domino's “Be My Guest." But the Creole String Beans is more ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra: Toronto, Canada, January 30, 2013

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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Massey Hall
Toronto, Ontario
January 30, 2013

Big Band Jazz never died, it just took up residency on the corner of New Orleans and Chicago.

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra took the stage at Massey Hall on January 30, 2013 in Toronto, Canada and showed ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Rudresh Mahanthappa: Buffalo, NY, January 27, 2013

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Rudresh Mahanthappa
Albright Knox Art Gallery
Buffalo, NY
January, 27 2013

It is no secret that modern jazz musicians often draw upon multiple cultures when creating their art.

In saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa's case, he begins by meshing traditional music from India along with influences ranging from the Middle East to the East Village, from ...