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ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Alan Broadbent: Intimate Reflections on a Passion for Jazz

Read "Alan Broadbent: Intimate Reflections on a Passion for Jazz" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Pianist, composer, and arranger Alan Broadbent doesn't just “dig" jazz. He has a deep and enduring passion for it. Growing up in mid- 20th-century New Zealand, he quickly went beyond piano lessons to reading musical scores and learning jazz standards. Then, when the Dave Brubeck Quartet came to his relatively isolated hometown of Auckland, his love ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Jim Hall And Red Mitchell - "Live At Sweet Basil 1978" Released On ArtistShare And Submitted For Grammy Nomination Consideration

Jim Hall And Red Mitchell - "Live At Sweet Basil 1978" Released On ArtistShare And Submitted For Grammy Nomination Consideration

Considered by many to be the “father of modern jazz guitar," Jim Hall is revered by peers and audiences around the world. The previously unreleased recording, Valse Hot – Sweet Basil 1978, captures the exciting, spontaneous musical dialogue between Jim Hall and bassist Red Mitchell, featuring the legendary duo’s inventive and lyrical approach to jazz standards. One ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Conversations with Charlie Haden

Read "Conversations with Charlie Haden" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Conversations with Charlie Haden
Josef Woodard & Charlie Haden
235 Pagine con 24 foto in bianco e nero
ISBN: #978-1-935247-15-9
Silman-James Press
2017

Pubblicato negli Stati Uniti all'inizio di quest'anno, Conversations with Charlie Haden raccoglie 17 interviste del critico Josef Woodard al grande contrabbassista scomparso; alcune sono state ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Mary Ellen Desmond at Paris Bistro and Jazz Café

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Mary Ellen Desmond
Paris Bistro and Jazz Café
Philadelphia, PA
August 26, 2017

The Paris Bistro and Jazz Café is in Chestnut Hill, a neighborhood in the Northwest corner of Philadelphia that's like an upscale village all its own, with boutique stores and restaurants and the last stop on the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Bill Frisell, Thomas Morgan: Small Town

Read "Small Town" reviewed by Luca Canini

A certi dischi non si può far altro che arrendersi. C'è poco da raccontare, da spiegare. Li si ascolta e li si ama: punto. Senza porre condizioni o veti, senza affannarsi a cercare giustificazioni. Quello che c'è da sapere è tutto lì. E arriva dritto e preciso alla testa e al cuore.

Dritto, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Vocalist Sinne Eeg at Chris’ Jazz Cafe

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Sinne Eeg Trio
Chris' Jazz Cafe
Philadelphia, PA
March 23, 2016

Sincerity, authenticity, and fidelity to tradition are qualities seriously lacking in what's left of jazz in America today. Computers, unbridled capitalistic exploitation, and a massive field of competing talent have led too many musicians to seek audiences through entertainment, ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

James Clay: Texas Tenor, Second Generation

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The term “Texas tenor" was originally coined to describe the sound and style of such swing era players as Herschel Evans, Illinois Jacquet, Buddy Tate, Budd Johnson, Arnett Cobb and others, and has subsequently been applied to second generation players from Texas that included James Clay, David “Fathead" Newman and Marchel Ivery. What these players had ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Who Was Jane Fielding?

Who Was Jane Fielding?

Back in 2012, I posted on Jane Fielding, a husky-voiced vocalist who recorded just two albums—Introducing Jane Fielding (1955) and Embers Glow (1956)—along with two songs performed on Bobby Troup's Stars of Jazz in 1957. Then she disappeared. At the end of the post, I originally asked Ms. Fielding to reach out to me. In February ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Billy Harper: A Life of Persistence and Improvisation

Read "Billy Harper: A Life of Persistence and Improvisation" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

On stage, Billy Harper puts his lips to the tenor saxophone, stands relatively erect and sings through his horn; a strong, angular, muscular sound. There little physical gesticulation, belying the effort it takes to express feelings and emotions through the instrument. But Harper's creative statements demand attention.

Over the last few years, a lot ...

Red Norvo: Four Classic Albums

Read "Red Norvo: Four Classic Albums" reviewed by David Rickert

Red Norvo played the vibes while leading his own band during the swing era and grew into smaller groups in the forties and fifites once the practicality of leading a large ensemble became too much. He was one of the first to specialize of what has always been somewhat of an unusual instrument for jazz, but ...