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ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

2016: The Year in Jazz

Read "2016: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling

The year 2016 bubbled with events and initiatives to strengthen jazz's place in American and world culture, as well as a variety of venue openings, closings and cancellations. Jazz hit the silver screen in many ways throughout the year, and International Jazz Day continued to thrive--complete with a major all-star concert at the White House. Pop ...

NEWS: OBITUARY

Passings: Friedman, Jones, Thompson

Passings: Friedman,  Jones, Thompson

The generations move on. It’s a sad part of an observer’s task to acknowledge the deaths of musicians who made important contributions. Pianist Don Friedman died of pancreatic cancer at home in New York City on June 30. He was 81. Friedman was treasured by fellow musicians for the subtlety and strength of his support as an ...

NEWS: OBITUARY

Don Friedman (1935-2016)

Don Friedman (1935-2016)

Don Friedman, a jazz pianist with enormous sensitivity and avant-garde curiosity who shared an introspective style similar to Bill Evans but tended to be more experimental and jagged with shades of Bud Powell in the trio and solo formats, died June 30. He was 81. Don grew up in San Francisco and studied formally starting at age ...

Roberta Piket: One for Marian

Read "One for Marian" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

In 1945, as World War II came to an end, Marian McPartland (1918-2013) moved from England to the United Sates with her then husband, trumpeter Jimmy McPartland. She had already achieved some notoriety as a pianist on radio shows and with the USO, and in the U.S., with her husband's encouragement, she found a secure niche ...

Frank Kimbrough on Newvelle: Meantime

Read "Frank Kimbrough on Newvelle: Meantime" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

With the resurgence of the LP being what it is today, it should come as no surprise that some entrepreneur would decide to establish a subscription series solely devoted to music pressed on vinyl. In an era of grassroots projects and self-starters, the time had come for such a project, a point not lost on musician ...

Mort Weiss: Mort Weiss Is a Jazz Reality Show

Read "Mort Weiss Is a Jazz Reality Show" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

La storia del jazz è ricca di drammatiche vicende umane e quella di Mort Weiss è l'ultima in ordine di tempo.
Dopo quarant'anni di assenza del mondo della musica (per fatti che l'hanno condotto anche in prigione) nel 2001, all'età di 66 anni ha ripreso in mano il clarinetto e l'anno successivo ha inciso ...

NEWS: BOOK / MAGAZINE

Mort Weiss' E-book, "Sex And The Jazz Musician - The Hollywood Years And Beyond," Now Available

Mort Weiss' E-book, "Sex And The Jazz Musician - The Hollywood Years And Beyond," Now Available

New E-Book Translates the Octogenarian Clarinetist’s Mort Report Columns from All About Jazz into an Autobiographic Series of Vignettes Complimented with Music and Video Sex and the Jazz Musician—The Hollywood Years and Beyond, an intriguing glimpse into the life and times of “the world's greatest unemployed jazz clarinetist," 80-year old Mort Weiss, is now available as an ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

New Vinyl-Only Company Uses Innovative New Model To Release World-Class Artists

New Vinyl-Only Company Uses Innovative New Model To Release World-Class Artists

Initial year's membership brings private material by Jack DeJohnette, Frank Kimbrough, Noah Preminger, Don Friedman, Ben Allison and Leo Genovese. Guests include Esperanza Spalding, Ted Nash, John Patitucci, Billy Hart and more. "A new kind of record label with a curated repertoire of world class musicians. Newvelle ships six impeccably produced and beautifully packaged vinyl LPs to your ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Mort Weiss: Mort Weiss is a Jazz Reality Show

Read "Mort Weiss is a Jazz Reality Show" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

In recent years, life has thrown one obstacle after another at the feet of octogenarian clarinetist Mort Weiss. Divorce, loss of home, cancer, and hospitalization for a variety of other life-threatening ailments all came at him, threatening to kill his resolve and cut him down. But it would seem that practically nothing is capable of felling ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Mort Weiss: Mort Weiss is a Jazz Reality Show

Read "Mort Weiss is a Jazz Reality Show" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

The informal definition of a Character is an “odd, eccentric, or unusual person." That is a bit disappointing in that “odd, eccentric, and unusual" more often than not may be pejorative. I prefer a “unique, memorable, or exceptional person." That said, it takes all six adjectives to adequately describe clarinetist Mort Weiss, who with this recording ...


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