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George Kahn Trio Launches New Jazz Album Kickstarter Campaign

George Kahn Trio Launches New Jazz Album Kickstarter Campaign

Playing Records is proud to announce a new collaboration with jazz musicians George Kahn, Alex Acuña and Lyman Medeiros to produce and release videos and recordings as The George Kahn Trio. The album project is being crowd-funded with a Kickstarter campaign that continues through August 8, 2017. The project will include six new straight-ahead compositions, and ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Tenor Saxophonist Michael Pedicin To Release "As It Should Be: Ballads 2," April 21

Tenor Saxophonist Michael Pedicin To Release "As It Should Be: Ballads 2," April 21

With the April 21 release of As It Should Be: Ballads 2, tenor and soprano saxophonist Michael Pedicin continues to spread the message of acceptance and justice he eloquently shared on his critically acclaimed 2011 album Ballads … searching for peace. “I’m one of those diehard '60s kids that grew up concerned about peace and togetherness,” ...

Brian Andres & the Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel: This Could Be That

Read "This Could Be That" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

This Could Be That celebrates the first decade of Brian Andres & his Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel, which came together in 2007 in and around the jny: San Francisco Bay Area's Latin jazz hothouse. Music is sort of the Andres' family business: Brian's father Mike, a professional woodwind player from the jny: Cincinnati area (who appears on ...

Artistry in Rhythm: Afro-Cuban Epiphany to Haitian Voodoo

Read "Artistry in Rhythm: Afro-Cuban Epiphany to Haitian Voodoo" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Brian Andres & the Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel
This Could Be That
Self-Produced
2016

This Could Be That celebrates the first decade of Brian Andres & his Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel, which came together in 2007 in and around the jny: San Francisco Bay Area's Latin jazz hothouse. Music ...

Montreux Through The Decades: Jazz Recordings, Part One

Read "Montreux Through The Decades: Jazz Recordings, Part One" reviewed by Ian Patterson

To celebrate Montreux Jazz Festival's 50th edition in 2016, and as a posthumous tribute to the festival's founder, the late Claude Nobs, All About Jazz is launching a new column entitled Montreux Through the Decades, which will periodically present reviews of officially released live recordings from MJF, from its first edition in 1967 to the present. ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Peter Erskine: Paging Dr. Um

Read "Peter Erskine: Paging Dr. Um" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

There's not much ground drummer Peter Erskine hasn't covered.

He's said to have appeared on more than 600 albums. He has won two Grammys and holds an honorary doctorate from the Berklee College of Music. He's been a part of the big bands of Stan Kenton and Maynard Ferguson, and has played with the ...

Ira Hill: Tomorrow

Read "Tomorrow" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Ira Hill. Remember that name, for you're likely to see it in print a lot more in the future. While this up-and-comer was still in his late teens when this album was recorded and released, you'd never know that from a blind listen. His debonair delivery, sure-voiced scatting, and all-around taste belie his years. And the ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Gabriel Alegría Afro-Peruvian Sextet: 10

Read "10" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

10 celebrates the ten-year anniversary of the Afro-Peruvian Sextet founded and simultaneously led by horn player Gabriel Alegría from New York City (where Alegría serves as Professor of Jazz Studies at New York University) and Lima, Peru. “It's a concept album," Alegría shares. “For our tenth anniversary, we wanted to give special care to American and ...

ARTICLE: FROM THE INSIDE OUT

From Sea to Shining Sea: Music Central to South and Latin America

Read "From Sea to Shining Sea: Music Central to South and Latin America" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Aguankó
Invisible
Aguankó Music
2015

In 2012, conguero and composer Alberto Nacif, a Mexican native transplanted in Michigan, brought together some of the area's most skilled Afro-Cuban and Latin musicians to form Aguankó. Their small ensemble with a large Latin jazz sound herewith follows up their self-produced 2013 debut Elemental ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Monterey Jazz Festival 2015, Part 2

Read "Monterey Jazz Festival 2015, Part 2" reviewed by Walter Atkins

2015 Monterey Jazz Festival
Monterey County Fairgrounds
Monterey CA
September 18-20, 2015

The 58th edition of the storied Monterey Jazz Festival continued its long tradition of bringing its rich blend of both venerable and new artists to the historic Northern California venue. This year's extensive line up included: Chick Corea, Diane ...