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NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Concert And Album Signing - Minas Celebrates "Record Store Day" With The Reissue Of "Num Dia Azul", From 1983, On Vinyl And CDs

Concert And Album Signing - Minas Celebrates "Record Store Day" With The Reissue Of  "Num Dia Azul", From 1983, On Vinyl And CDs

She was 23, an American in love with Bossa nova. He was 26, a Brazilian infatuated with American rock and classical music. They were romantically involved and musically bound, drawn to each other's different cultures. Their lives merged romance, music, and youthful dreams, expressed in their first album, Num Dia Azul (In a Blue Day), recorded ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Ajoyo: Ajoyo

Read "Ajoyo" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Multi-reed player Yacine Boulares has picked up, and left behind, musical footprints literally all around the world. He was born in North Africa (Tunisia) but grew up in Paris, where he studied philosophy at the Sorbonne and jazz performance at the National Conservatory and New School for Jazz. As a Fulbright scholar, Boulares continued his musical ...

Music’s Where You Find It

Read "Music’s Where You Find It" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


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Multi-reed player Yacine Boulares has picked up, and left behind, musical footprints literally all around the world. He was born in North Africa (Tunisia) but grew up in Paris, where he studied philosophy at the Sorbonne and jazz performance at the National Conservatory and New School ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Ithamara Koorax: Celestial Elegance

Read "Ithamara Koorax: Celestial Elegance" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Singer thamara Koorax recorded her 15th solo CD, Got to Be Real (Irma, 2012), “live in the studio" in Rio de Janeiro, the place of her birth, with her touring band--bassist Jorge Pescara, drummer Haroldo Jobim (a cousin of Antonio Carlos Jobim) and keyboardist Jose Roberto Bertrami, founding member of Brazil's famous fusion export Azymuth, on ...

Take Five With Michael McNeill

Read "Take Five With Michael McNeill" reviewed by Michael McNeill

Meet Michael McNeill:
Michael McNeill has become an integral part of Buffalo, NY's thriving jazz and improvised music scene, performing with bands led by Kelly Bucheger and Ravi Padmanabha, and co-leading a quartet with John Bacon. He's also collaborated with trumpet legend Paul Smoker on projects of standards and of original compositions. McNeill also ...

ARTICLE: CYMBALISM

Don Alias and Miles Davis

Read "Don Alias and Miles Davis" reviewed by Melanie Futorian

[Editor's Note: Cymbalism is an All About Jazz column featuring excerpts from an upcoming autobiography on the late, great percussionist Don Alias, co-written by Melanie Futorian, his companion for the last seven years of his life. This installment covers Alias' work on trumpeter Miles Davis' iconic Bitches Brew (Columbia, 1970)]

It was [drummer] Tony Williams ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Oscar Perez / Nuevo Comienzo: Afropean Affair

Read "Afropean Affair" reviewed by Dave Wayne

On Afropean Affair , pianist/composer Óscar Pérez treads an appealing line between Afro-Latin jazz and modern jazz reminiscent of the Cuban band Irakere--or, perhaps, the first couple of Chick Corea Return to Forever discs, with saxophonist/flautist Joe Farrell and drummer Airto).

A native of New York City, Pérez's early immersion in both Afro-Cuban ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Mozik: Mozik

Read "Mozik" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Co-led by Berklee graduates keyboardist Gilson Schachnik and drummer Mauricio Zottarelli (best-known for his work with pianist Hiromi Uehara), Mozik's self-titled debut CD features the sort of fusion-tinged Brazilian jazz made popular a couple of decades ago by artists such as Airto Moreira, Azymuth, and Egberto Gismonti. Playing a program comprised largely of classic Antonio Carlos ...

NEWS: RECORDING

First Time on CD: Sony Masterworks Jazz Releases More Classic Reissues

Masterworks Jazz continues its celebration of the 40th Anniversary of CTI Records with reissues of four more classic CTI albums available on August 9. Available for the first time on CD are Airto's Fingers, Jackie Cain & Roy Kral's A Wider Alias, Joe Farrell's Outback and Randy Weston's Blue Moses. All four releases have been remastered ...

NEWS: RECORDING

CTI Records 40th Anniversary Celebration Continues

MASTERWORKS JAZZ continues the celebration of the 40th anniversary of CTI Records, the beloved jazz label founded in 1970 by producer Creed Taylor with the release of 4 more classic reissues available on April 12, 2011. They include: George Benson's Beyond the Blue Horizon, Freddie Hubbard's First Light, Don Sebesky's Giant Box and Stanley Turrentine's Salt ...