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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

37th Paradise Valley Jazz Party at Scottsdale Hilton Resort

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37th Paradise Valley Jazz Party
Scottsdale Hilton Resort
Scottsdale, Arizona
March 22-23, 2014

An A-team of East Coast, West Coast and Arizona musicians played a mix of swing and bebop sounds in 14 jam-session-style sets at the 37th annual Paradise Valley Jazz Party.

A special element at this party ...

ARTICLE: BAILEY'S BUNDLES

Christmas IV: Jazz Instrumental - Duke Ellington, Tim Warfield, Manhattan Brass and Ted Rosenthal Trio

Read "Christmas IV:  Jazz Instrumental - Duke Ellington, Tim Warfield, Manhattan Brass and Ted Rosenthal Trio" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

This holiday season has turned out better than the past several when considering quality seasonal music releases. The jazz instrumental contingent has provided several fine recordings for consideration.

Harmonie Ensemble / New York, Steven Richman
Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn / Piotr Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suites
Harmonia Mundi
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ARTICLE: NEW YORK BEAT

February Forays

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February is one of those months when this New York Beat column could expand into a full periodical because of the plethora of jazz activity occurring in Gotham.

I began my trek early in the month, when the city was buried in crystal mounds of snow from winter storms that had pounded the ...

Take Five With Antoinette Montague

Read "Take Five With Antoinette Montague" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Antoinette Montague:

Antoinette Montague likes to say she simply sings “people music." Make no mistake about it, she is a jazz singer through and through, but one who pushes the genre's boundaries. On her new recording, Behind the Smile, Montague sings classic jazz standards (new and old), resurrects lovely-but-obscure melodies, blends in blues and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Antoinette Montague: Behind The Smile

Read "Behind The Smile" reviewed by Marcia Hillman

Antoinette Montague shows what is Behind the Smile--eclectic taste and strong delivery. She is joined by choice company on this outing: Mulgrew Miller (piano), Bill Easley (saxophone, clarinet and flute), Peter Washington (bass) and drummer Kenny Washington, who doubles as producer.

Montague's programmatic choices are a varied mix, including blues, soul, the Great American ...

NEWS: RADIO

JazzWeek Radio Chart: April 5, 2010

TW LW 2W Artist TW LW Move Add Rpts Peak Wks 1 1 1 Ahmad Jamal A Quiet Time (Dreyfus) 173 204 -31 0 50 1 11 2 3 8 Rufus Reid Out Front (Motema) 172 168 +4 4 54 2 5 3 8 7 Joe Locke For The Love Of You (E1 Entertainment) 169 140 +29 1 48 3 10 4 7 4 Jeremy Pelt Men Of Honor (HighNote) 159 148 +11 1 49 3 9 5 4 3 Mike LeDonne The Groover (Savant) 157 165 -8 1 53 3 6 6 2 2 Hadley Caliman Straight Ahead (Origin) 148 182 -34 0 36 2 10 7 10 9 Dee Dee Bridgewater Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee (Emarcy/DDB) 142 133 +9 8 52 7 4 8 5 6 Tia Fuller Decisive Steps (Mack Avenue) 137 152 -15 8 48 5 4 8 14 14 John Pizzarelli Rockin In Rhythm: A Tribute ...

NEWS: RADIO

JazzWeek Radio Chart: March 15, 2010

TW LW 2W Artist TW LW Move Add Rpts Peak Wks 1 22 — Jamie Cullum The Pursuit (Verve Forecast) 293 100 +193 20 53 1 2 2 1 1 Ahmad Jamal A Quiet Time (Dreyfus) 233 231 +2 0 55 1 8 3 — 43 Lionel Loueke Mwaliko (Blue Note) 180 62 +118 11 57 3 6 3 6 10 Jeremy Pelt Men Of Honor (HighNote) 180 159 +21 1 53 3 6 5 3 35 Mike LeDonne The Groover (Savant) 165 175 -10 7 56 3 3 5 4 3 Hadley Caliman Straight Ahead (Origin) 165 171 -6 1 46 3 7 7 2 2 Steve Hobbs Vibes, Straight Up (Challenge) 152 184 -32 0 33 1 10 8 15 — Rufus Reid Out Front (Motema) 133 115 +18 16 51 8 2 8 8 7 Joe Locke For The Love Of You (E1 Entertainment) 133 153 -20 0 47 4 7 10 4 6 Don Braden & Mark Rapp The Strayhorn Project (Premium Music Solutions) 131 171 -40 0 43 4 8 11 10 8 John ...

NEWS: RADIO

JazzWeek Radio Chart: February 22, 2010

TW LW 2W Artist TW LW Move Add Rpts Peak Wks 1 2 1 Steve Hobbs Vibes, Straight Up (Challenge) 233 247 -14 0 56 1 7 2 1 3 Ahmad Jamal A Quiet Time (Dreyfus) 221 257 -36 4 63 1 5 3 3 8 John Stein Raising The Roof (Whaling City Sound) 194 182 +12 2 51 2 6 4 9 47 Jeremy Pelt Men Of Honor (HighNote) 189 142 +47 8 51 4 3 5 5 4 Joe Locke For The Love Of You (E1 Entertainment) 164 159 +5 3 47 4 4 6 4 9 Don Braden & Mark Rapp The Strayhorn Project (Premium Music Solutions) 160 170 -10 1 45 4 5 7 8 6 Pat Metheny Orchestrion (Nonesuch) 148 144 +4 1 52 6 4 7 7 7 Gail Pettis Here In The Moment (OA2 Records) 148 151 -3 1 46 5 5 7 12 11 Hadley Caliman Straight Ahead (Origin) 148 126 +22 9 44 7 4 10 40 33 Roberto ...

NEWS: RADIO

JazzWeek Radio Chart: February 15, 2010

TW LW 2W Artist TW LW Move Add Rpts Peak Wks 1 3 2 Ahmad Jamal A Quiet Time (Dreyfus) 257 221 +36 6 58 1 4 2 1 1 Steve Hobbs Vibes, Straight Up (Challenge) 247 246 +1 1 55 1 6 3 8 7 John Stein Raising The Roof (Whaling City Sound) 182 134 +48 5 50 2 5 4 9 16 Don Braden & Mark Rapp The Strayhorn Project (Premium Music Solutions) 170 130 +40 9 48 4 4 5 4 4 Joe Locke For The Love Of You (E1 Entertainment) 159 158 +1 6 50 4 3 6 2 — Gil Scott-Heron I’m New Here (XL) 152 223 -71 10 44 2 2 7 7 5 Gail Pettis Here In The Moment (OA2 Records) 151 144 +7 6 51 5 4 8 6 9 Pat Metheny Orchestrion (Nonesuch) 144 150 -6 5 46 6 3 9 47 — Jeremy Pelt Men Of Honor ...

NEWS: RADIO

JazzWeek Radio Chart: February 8, 2010

TW LW 2W Artist TW LW Move Add Rpts Peak Wks 1 1 1 Steve Hobbs Vibes, Straight Up (Challenge) 246 224 +22 6 59 1 5 2 — — Gil Scott-Heron I’m New Here (XL) 223 — +223 35 36 2 1 3 2 22 Ahmad Jamal A Quiet Time (Dreyfus) 221 210 +11 7 57 2 3 4 4 — Joe Locke For The Love Of You (E1 Entertainment) 158 165 -7 6 46 4 2 5 10 7 Bill Mays Trio Mays At The Movies (SteepleChase) 151 118 +33 0 39 5 10 6 9 — Pat Metheny Orchestrion (Nonesuch) 150 129 +21 17 55 6 2 7 5 9 Gail Pettis Here In The Moment (OA2 Records) 144 160 -16 3 50 5 3 8 7 2 John Stein Raising The Roof (Whaling City Sound) 134 141 -7 3 46 2 4 9 16 20 Don Braden & Mark Rapp The Strayhorn Project ...