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ARTICLE: RADIO

A Conversation with LehCats

Read "A Conversation with LehCats" reviewed by Lorens Chuno

LehCats' latest release, Movement to Egalitaria, is a collection of songs that come together to engender an achievable vision of a fairer society. Join me and this fantastic musical couple, Karen Stachel and Norbert Stachel, as we talk about the making of the album, discrimination in the world of classical music, the Bay area, and other ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Edsel Gomez: Road to Udaipur

Read "Road to Udaipur" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Puerto Rican-born pianist Edsel Gomez hasn't recorded any albums as leader since his Grammy-nominated debut, Cubist Music, in 2007--he has been far too busy--but that doesn't mean he hasn't harbored such plans in the back of his mind. Now in his early 50s, Gomez decided the time was right to enter a studio again, the result ...

ARTICLE: REDISCOVERY

Don Byron: Tuskegee Experiments

Read "Don Byron: Tuskegee Experiments" reviewed by John Kelman

For this column I step away from my avoidance of personalization because its roots and intent are, indeed, very, very personal.

The germination of this column began as the result of two coinciding events. First, after months of relative inactivity due to a health matter that, while thankfully non-life threatening and treatable, could take ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ivan Renta: Take Off - A Musical Odyssey

Read "Take Off - A Musical Odyssey" reviewed by James Nadal

There is a time honored tradition in jazz of coming up as a sideman, earning as well as learning, paying some dues, and then moving on to a solo project. Saxophonist Ivan Renta has been doing just that. With an extensive formal music education, a premier session man and after years in the horn section of ...

NEWS: CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN

ArtistShare Launches The Titanes Del Trombón Project Featuring Eddie Palmieri Alumnus Doug Beavers

ArtistShare Launches The Titanes Del Trombón Project Featuring Eddie Palmieri Alumnus Doug Beavers

NEW FAN-FUNDED ALBUM BY GRAMMY WINNING TROMBONIST, ARRANGER, AND COMPOSER DOUG BEAVERS Titanes del Trombón will feature renowned musicians Oscar Hernandez, Edsel Gomez, Luisito Quintero, Luques Curtis, and many more. Grammy award winning trombonist, composer, and arranger Doug Beavers, known primarily for his work with Eddie Palmieri and Spanish Harlem Orchestra launches his new fan funded project, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Ljubljana Jazz Festival: Ljubljana, Slovenia, June 20–29, 2012

Read "Ljubljana Jazz  Festival: Ljubljana, Slovenia, June 20–29, 2012" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Ljubljana Jazz Festival
Ljubljana, Slovenia
June 20-29, 2012
Ljubljana, with its 53rd edition, truly hosts the oldest jazz festival in Europe. Norway's Molde, also a candidate, started one year later, in 1960. The capital of the now-independent Republic of Slovenia, neighbored by Austria, Hungary, Croatia and Italy, Ljubljana is situated one hour from Trieste, two hours ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Various Artists: Miles Espanol: New Sketches of Spain

Read "Miles Espanol: New Sketches of Spain" reviewed by Eugene Holley, Jr.

In the days of the so-called Young Lions jazz wave--which lasted roughly, from 1981 to 1992--instrumentalists and singers were all the rage. At the tail end of that period, South Carolina-born saxophonist Bob Belden was making waves for his comprehensive and compelling arranging chops. Over the last two decades, Belden has brilliantly re-imagined the music of ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Sandro Albert: A Bard’s Journey

Read "Sandro Albert: A Bard’s Journey" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

His voice is soft and as lyrical as the music he composes and plays. Hearing the young and immensely talented guitarist, Sandro Albert speak can calm even the most frayed nerves. Nervousness was never an issue, but it is always exciting to speak with an accomplished musician. Albert is certainly one. He was born in Brazil ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Guitarist Sandro Albert Interviewed at All About Jazz...and More!

Guitarist Sandro Albert Interviewed at All About Jazz...and More!

Completely self-taught, guitarist Sandro Albert paid his dues in small clubs and shacks on the Brazilian circuit before he graduated to larger venues in Brazil that included music festivals. Two years ago, he played at the prestigious North Sea Jazz Festival at the invitation of Musical Director Claude Nobs. It was there that he performed with his friend Jimmy Haslip, ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

DSO presenst Grammy and Tony Award-winning jazz vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater at Orchestra Hall In: "To Billie With Love"

DETROIT, (Oct 20, 2010)—The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will present Grammy and Tony Award-winning jazz vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater at Orchestra Hall on Fri., Nov. 5, 2010 at 8 p.m. in her tribute to jazz legend Billie Holiday: “To Billie With Love." This 2010-11 Jazz Series performance is sponsored by MGM Grand Detroit, and will feature selections from Bridgewater's 2010 ...