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Oteil Burbridge: Long Live the Dead

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In 2015 rhythm guitarist Bob Weir and drummer Bill Kreutzmann, founding members of the Grateful Dead, formed the band Dead & Company, along with longtime Grateful Dead keyboardist Jeff Chimention and drummer / percussionist Mickey Hart. They enlisted some fresh blood into the band with the addition of singer/guitarist John Mayer, and bassist Oteil Burbridge. A ...

Jazz From Around the World: Asia

Read "Jazz From Around the World: Asia" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Asia is the most culturally and ethnically diverse continent. It is, therefore, hard to distill all its jazz influenced musical legacies into 10 albums. Some countries have robust jazz scenes that, nevertheless, are fundamentally derivative of European and American styles. In other musical cultures jazz has just recently made inroads. Below are 10 historic records that ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Buddy Guy: Can't Quit The Blues

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The absolutely splendid Buddy Guy box set Can't Quit the Blues is worth (re)visiting on a number of fronts, the most immediate of which is that this icon of the blues has once again elevated his contemporary profile opening for Jeff Beck on tour during the summer of 2016 . But El Becko is only one ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Joe Harriott Quintet: Abstract/Southern Horizons/Free Form

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Swing Low, Sweet Harriott

I don't think Joe Harriott's entire catalogue has ever been available at one time. Even in his heyday in the sixties, much of the 1950s material was unavailable. From the seventies onwards, things got really dire. Now that so much is out of copyright, Harriott's work is increasingly being reissued ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Joe Harriott-Amancio D’Silva Quartet: Hum Dono

Read "Hum Dono" reviewed by Duncan Heining

All credit to Dutton Vocalion for making Hum Dono available again. It's open to question, of course, whether the record should be seen as a Harriott date at all. The Goan guitarist, Amancio D'Silva, is certainly more than a junior partner here and provides five of the record's six tunes, as well as shaping its whole ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Arun Ghosh: A Very British-Asian Jazz Head-Space

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If clarinetist/composer Arun Ghosh continues as he's going there's a danger he'll soon dethrone saxophonist Gilad Atzmon as the UK's hardest-working jazz musician. In between gigs, festival appearances and European tours, Ghosh is busy writing music for theatre, film, dance and multi-media events. His relatively short recording career has been marked by a refusal to stand ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Nora Germain

Read "Take Five With Nora Germain" reviewed by Nora Germain

Meet Nora Germain:

I am a 22-year-old jazz violinist living in Los Angeles. My parents were classical violinists in the Madison Symphony in Madison, Wisconsin, so I was raised with classical music. When I was 16, I went to Idyllwild Arts Academy in Southern California and met bassist Marshall Hawkins. Right then I decided to ...

Joshua Redman: Walking Shadows

Read "Walking Shadows" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

Saxophonist Joshua Redman combines some really attractive virtues: deep jazz knowledge and formidable technique on his instrument. Combine this with a balanced but slightly assertive style that is a prime example of fluency and inventiveness, and you have a musician of such intelligence and energy, who is so adaptable, that he easily finds a way to ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Joshua Redman Quartet with The Knights: New York, NY, June 4, 2013

Read "Joshua Redman Quartet with The Knights:  New York, NY, June 4, 2013" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Joshua Redman Quartet with The Knights
The Town Hall
Blue Note Jazz Festival
New York, NY

June 4, 2013

For a couple of years, it looked like the Big Apple had lost its big jazz festival mojo. New York maintained more than its fair share of jazz gatherings in 2009 and 2010, ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Oli Rockberger With New Solo Album

Whether you first discover Oli Rockberger through his work as a singer-songwriter, producer, arranger, keys sideman, or as one third of acclaimed band/production team Mister Barrington, you’ll find a distinctive musical voice running through the rich and varied work he does. Londoner Rockberger, who currently lives in NY, first came to the US on a Full Scholarship ...