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ARTICLE: RADIO

Mediterranean Jazz Bagatelles: Paolino Dalla Porta & Bebo Ferra

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Italian guitarist Bebo Ferra and bassist Paolino Dalla Porta have been collaborating on various projects for almost a quarter century and they started their duo collaboration in 1997.

Their original compositions represent a personal synthesis of jazz and European as well as Mediterranean musical traditions. The result is a captivating example of “chamber ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Mark Walker: You Get What You Give

Read "You Get What You Give" reviewed by Ljubinko Zivkovic

Often, there is a tendency among jazz fans to simply pass by albums with drummers as the leaders of a CD release, as if they--the drummer/leaders--know less about jazz or music in general. As if examples of Elvin Jones, Art Blakey, Max Roach or those excellent vocal albums by Grady Tate are not good enough examples. ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

I Sing the Lineup Eclectic

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Cool organ, hot tenor, acapella movie theme and third-stream oboe musings—this episode has everything but a theme. While the albums discussed span the era from 1972 to 2014 the insights are timeless-probably. After that wide-ranging exploration of jazz and jazz adjacent fun, pop matters explores Talk Talk's Spirit of Eden as well as releases by Frank ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Sonar: Live At Moods

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Recorded Live at Moods jazz club in Zürich (Switzerland) in May 2018, this set reconnects guitar electronics visionary David Torn with the band Sonar. Torn played with Sonar on their previous album Vortex, and this live set picks up three tunes ("Waves and Particles," “Red Shift" and “Lookface!") from that earlier collaboration.

How does ...

Put It Where You Want It (But Find It Where You Put It)

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Hip Spanic All-Stars
Old-School Revolution
Self-Produced
2018

If you think that Old School Revolution sounds both familiar and new, you're right.

In the late 2000s, bassist and singer Happy Sanchez, saxophonist Norbert Stachel (Tower of Power), percussionist Karl Perazzo (a longstanding member of Santana), ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

10 Charles Nathan Lead Sheets For Free - 2 Days Only

10 Charles Nathan Lead Sheets For Free - 2 Days Only

Soaring Music Publications is offering all 10 of the Charles Nathan lead sheets for free starting on Black Friday and ending on Saturday, November 24. That's a 48-hour period where 10 songs, in seven different keys will all be available for free. There are no conditions to meet to qualify for the free downloading of the ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Lead Sheets To 10 Charles Nathan Songs Now Available

Lead Sheets To 10 Charles Nathan Songs Now Available

Soaring Music Publications has redesigned its store page to include links to 10 Charles Nathan “lead-sheet pages." At each lead-sheet page you can listen to a recording of the song, and see samples of the lead sheet and three different types of lyric sheets which are included with the download. All 10 of the Charles Nathan ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Alan Hall: Heroes, Saints and Clowns

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Ratatet, the sextet led by drummer Alan Hall, doesn't seem to quite fit into a musical box of any style or shape. One of the San Francisco Bay area's most respected musical performers and educators, Hall assembled this uniquely constructed ensemble from fragments of previous engagements: He previously played in a trio called Electreo with Paul ...

ARTICLE: FROM THE INSIDE OUT

Heartbeats Full of Soul

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Nicola Conte & Spiritual Galaxy
Let Your Light Shine On
MPS
2018

One of the best parts of Let Your Light Shine On is how it plucks out musical threads from throughout the galaxy (more on that later) and knits them together into truly groovy, soulful cloth. But ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

ECV: Sticks and Stones

Read "Sticks and Stones" reviewed by John Kelman

While a somewhat common secondary instrument for primarily electric guitarists including Vic Juris, Pat Metheny and Adam Rogers, there are but a handful of jazz six-stringers alive today who make the nylon-string acoustic guitar their main axe. Despite being known to pick up a warm-toned hollow body electric guitar when the need arises, jny: Ottawa, Canada-based ...