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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette: After the Fall

Read "After the Fall" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

Sembra ormai definitivamente tramontata la speranza di rivedere in concerto il trio Standards di Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock e Jack DeJohnette, che in trent'anni di attività ha riportato il moderno trio pianistico ai vertici dell'espressione jazzistica, ponendosi come punto di riferimento obbligato per tutti coloro che hanno adottato la stessa formula strumentale negli ultimi tre decenni. ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Nat Birchall: Alone In The Music

Read "Nat Birchall: Alone In The Music" reviewed by Chris May

Two of the most over-used phrases in music journalism are “overnight star" and “out of nowhere," and so apologies for starting with them here. But when it comes to describing British saxophonist Nat Birchall, they have an unusual degree of exactitude. Birchall, born in 1957 in the rural seclusion of the hill country of North-West England, ...

Resonance Records: Non-Profit Jazz Label with a Mission

Read "Resonance Records: Non-Profit Jazz Label with a Mission" reviewed by Samuel Chell

It's a story often heard before: musically, these are the best and worst of times. Only this time, in 2010, it seems different. Even as the pool of fresh talent expands, jazz continues to witness a dearth of venues along with the slump in CD sales. Uncounted numbers of talented musicians, young and otherwise, are reduced ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Mickey Roker: You Never Lose the Blues

Read "Mickey Roker: You Never Lose the Blues" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Drummer Mickey Roker is a mainstay and icon of the jazz world, having a played with Dizzy Gillespie, the Modern Jazz Quartet, Lee Morgan, and many of the other signature groups of modern jazz.

Yet he has always maintained his Philadelphia roots, and is and has been a regular at Ortlieb's Jazzhaus in that ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Scott LaFaro: Pieces of Jade

Read "Pieces of Jade" reviewed by Stuart Broomer

In his brief career between 1959 and 1961, Scott LaFaro may have done as much to revolutionize the way the bass is played in jazz as Jimmy Blanton, another gifted and tragic figure, had with Duke Ellington 20 years before him. Like Blanton, LaFaro only took up the bass when he entered college and also died ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Scott LaFaro: Pieces of Jade

Read "Pieces of Jade" reviewed by David Rickert

In the six years that he was active in the music industry, Scott LaFaro had a more notable career than many other bassists have in a much larger lifetime. He was a member of the Bill Evans Trio, one of the greatest piano trios of all time, and participated in Ornette Coleman's Free Jazz (Atlantic, 1960), ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Scott LaFaro: Pieces of Jade

Read "Pieces of Jade" reviewed by Larry Taylor

Bassist Scott LaFaro was killed in an auto accident in 1961 at only 25, cutting off a career in which he was destined for greatness. Before his death he had already made a name for himself in pianist Bill Evans' groundbreaking trio, which also included drummer Paul Motian. This group was immortalized by its 1961 recording ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Steve Kuhn: On Japan

Read "Steve Kuhn: On Japan" reviewed by Wayne Zade

Steve Kuhn's most recent CD, Mostly Coltrane (ECM, 2009), pays tribute to John Coltrane, having been the first pianist in the legendary saxophonist's quartet. He also has played as a sideman with Kenny Dorham, Art Farmer, Stan Getz and many others. Mostly Kuhn has led his own groups, largely trios with bassists including Buster Williams, Eddie ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Jazz Legend Scott Lafaro Celebrated with Previously Unreleased Performances and Interviews: "Pieces of Jade" on Resonance Records' Heirloom Series

Jazz Legend Scott Lafaro Celebrated with Previously Unreleased Performances and Interviews: "Pieces of Jade" on Resonance Records' Heirloom Series

Jazz Legend Scott LaFaro Celebrated with Previously Unreleased Performances, Rehearsal Tape and Bill Evans Interview on Resonance Records - Heirloom Series' Pieces of Jade Pieces of Jade to be released with new LaFaro Biography: Jade Visions "His approach to the bass... it was a beautiful thing to see... He was a constant inspiration." --Bill Evans In the annals ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Charles Lloyd: Crossing the Waters Wide

Read "Charles Lloyd: Crossing the Waters Wide" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

From the time of “love-ins" and tie-dyed shirts to today's current jazz renaissance, Charles Lloyd has played a part in the multifaceted history of the music. His series of Atlantic sides in the '60s transfixed a young and impressionable audience by way of an intoxicating fusion of mysticism, rock rhythms and jazz improvisation, while also launching ...