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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jimmy Heath BIg Band: Live at the Blue Note

Read "Live at the Blue Note" reviewed by Maurizio Zerbo

Inciso al Blue Note di New York, questo CD riunisce una big band stellare comprendente alcuni dei migliori jazzisti contemporanei. La guida il magnifico sassofonista Jimmy Heath, uno dei musician's musicians per eccellenza nel jazz. Sembra incredibile, ma questo è solo il suo terzo CD per big band in 60 anni di carriera a fronte di ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Charles Davis: For The Love Of Lori

Read "For The Love Of Lori" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Saxophonist Charles Davis' paean to his late wife, For the Love of Lori, is more of a musical celebration of her spirit than a requiem. Sure, there are moments of intense sorrow and nostalgic melancholy but they are enveloped in positive, swinging creativity.

On “What'll I Do?" for instance, Davis' wistful soliloquy is filled ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Charles Davis: For The Love Of Lori

Read "For The Love Of Lori" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Coping with loss is never easy. Some are completely defeated by the death of a loved one, choosing to retreat into isolation. Others prefer to reflect, celebrate the life that was lived, and play on. Saxophonist Charles Davis is part of the latter group. Davis lost his wife--Lori Samet-Davis--in April of 2012, but he didn't let ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Celebrating Sun Ra at the Painted Bride Art Center

Read "Celebrating Sun Ra at the Painted Bride Art Center" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

The Warriors of the Wonderful Sound and the Sun Ra Centennial Arkestra
The Painted Bride Art Center
“Still the New Thing"
Philadelphia, PA
April 19, 2014

This concert concluded a tripartite series curated by saxophonist, band leader, and composer/arranger Bobby Zankel entitled “Still the New Thing" honoring three icons of ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Jazz Bridge Presents Vibraphonist Randy Sutin at the Collingswood Community Center on May 5th

Jazz Bridge Presents Vibraphonist Randy Sutin  at the Collingswood Community Center on May 5th

To close out the 2010/2011 Jazz Bridge Neighborhood Concerts Series in Collingswood, vibraphonist and composer Randy Sutin will be appearing at the Collingswood Community Center, 30 E. Collings Ave, in Collingswood, NJ, on May 5th with percussionist Gabriel Globus-Hoenich, guitarist Dan Hanrahan, and bassist Justin Sekelewski. Vibes player Randy Sutin was born in Great Falls, Montana, but ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Sun Ra Arkestra: Live At The Paradox

Read "Live At The Paradox" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Few groups have travelled as far--cosmically and musically--as the Sun Ra Arkestra. While Ra's Saturnian schtick brought him great attention and notoriety, his music goes well beyond that one area. The roots of swing, bop-leaning sounds, extra-terrestrial experimentalism and free jazz of the most ferocious kind are all part of Ra's repertoire.

Ra ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Charles Davis: In the Air

Read "Charles Davis: In the Air" reviewed by Terrell Kent Holmes

Saxophonist Charles Davis has spent the past few decades making history with such luminaries as Billie Holiday, Kenny Dorham, Abdullah Ibrahim, Clifford Jordan, Dinah Washington and Freddie Hubbard. Although Davis might be best known as one of the baritone players in the Sun Ra Arkestra, his many recordings and excellent performances outside of the Arkestral context ...

NEWS: BOOK / MAGAZINE

AllAboutJazz-New York August 2009 Issue Now Available!

AllAboutJazz-New York August 2009 Issue Now Available!

One of the more compelling facets of jazz as a musical form is the pliability of its practitioners. Unlike most classical musicians who play scores written for them or rockers who are serial monogamists when it comes to bands, jazz players, for reasons both artistic and economic, usually exist simultaneously as leaders and sidemen. Some start ...

ARTICLE: MEGAPHONE

Fulfilling what has been lacking...

Read "Fulfilling what has been lacking..." reviewed by AAJ Staff

By Mickey Bass

Jazz, as we once knew it, has become a thing of the past. For a lot of years clubs and promoters have been saying that this music is dead. My response to that statement is, “How can jazz be dead when its creators are still alive and well and creating?" ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Charles Davis: Land of Dreams

Read "Land of Dreams" reviewed by Elliott Simon

In the shrinking world of “legendary" jazz performers, all star sessions and one-offs are the norm. This release is a rare treat that gives a real look-see at saxophonist Charles Davis in the context of his working band. Davis, with his baritone sax, was part of the seminal Jazz Composer's Orchestra and early groups fronted by ...