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Michael Waldrop: Origin Suite

Read "Origin Suite" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Drummer / vibraphonist Michael Waldrop's intriguing Origin Suite (deftly arranged by Jack Cooper) sweeps away musical boundaries to make its points, one of which is that big-band jazz needn't be ensnared in a time warp but is capable of changing with the times to engender songs that are as aesthetically pleasing as they are thematically stylish. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Gabe Evens: The Wrong Waltz

Read "The Wrong Waltz" reviewed by Geannine Reid

Gabe Evens is the Assistant Professor of Jazz Piano, Composition and Arranging at the University of Louisville, Jamey Aebersold Jazz Studies Program. Evens is a pianist with a vibrant and robust approach to his composing and playing and his command of harmony and trio playing is simply amazing. The Wrong Waltz is Evens album of ten ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Lynn Seaton

Jazz Musician of the Day: Lynn Seaton

All About Jazz is celebrating Lynn Seaton's birthday today!

Lynn Seaton has had a stellar career as a jazz bassist. Born in Oklahoma in 1957, he started playing the bass at age 9. By the late 70’s he was performing around the state. From 1980 until 1984 he was the house bassist at the Blue Wisp ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Lynn Seaton

Jazz Musician of the Day: Lynn Seaton

All About Jazz is celebrating Lynn Seaton's birthday today!

Lynn Seaton has had a stellar career as a jazz bassist. Born in Oklahoma in 1957, he started playing the bass at age 9. By the late 70’s he was performing around the state. From 1980 until 1984 he was the house bassist at the Blue Wisp ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Lynn Seaton

Jazz Musician of the Day: Lynn Seaton

All About Jazz is celebrating Lynn Seaton's birthday today!

Lynn Seaton has had a stellar career as a jazz bassist. Born in Oklahoma in 1957, he started playing the bass at age 9. By the late 70’s he was performing around the state. From 1980 until 1984 he was the house bassist at the Blue Wisp ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Lynn Seaton

Jazz Musician of the Day: Lynn Seaton

All About Jazz is celebrating Lynn Seaton's birthday today!



Lynn Seaton

Lynn Seaton has had a stellar career as a jazz bassist. Born in Oklahoma in 1957, he started playing the bass at age 9. By the late 70’s he was performing around the state... more


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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The Four Freshmen: The Four Freshmen and Live Trombones

Read "The Four Freshmen and Live Trombones" reviewed by Robert J. Robbins

Over six decades ago, four undergraduates at Indiana's Butler University first joined their voices in song as The Four Freshmen and, in 1950, the quartet was heard by Stan Kenton, on whose trombone section the “Frosh" had modeled their sound. Kenton immediately demanded that the group be signed by his label, Capitol, and began an association ...

Take Five With Jake Hanlon

Read "Take Five With Jake Hanlon" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Jake Hanlon: Performer, composer and educator, Jake Hanlon currently resides in Antigonish Nova Scotia, a Professor of Music at Saint Francis Xavier University.

A native of Nova Scotia Canada, Hanlon has had the opportunity to work some of the brightest and talented students and teachers in the world. In 2003 he graduated with Honors from ...

ARTICLE: BIG BAND REPORT

Jacksonville: Big City, Big Band, Big Plans

Read "Jacksonville: Big City, Big Band, Big Plans" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Almost everyone who's even mildly interested knows that the big band scene in the US isn't what it used to be. On the other hand, the big bands aren't yet dead, as some alarmists have claimed, or even on life support. Thanks in part to college and armed services programs, there are perhaps as many or ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Lynn Seaton

Jazz Musician of the Day: Lynn Seaton

All About Jazz is celebrating Lynn Seaton's birthday today!


JAZZ MUSICIAN OF THE DAY

Lynn Seaton

Lynn Seaton has had a stellar career as a jazz bassist. Born in Oklahoma in 1957, he started playing the bass at age 9. By the late 70’s he was ...