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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Alex Goodman: Second Act

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Canadian guitarist/composer Alex Goodman has been living in New York City for five years. Second Act is his fifth album, but the first to employ a New York City based band, and all the music was composed there as well. After a solo bass introduction from Rick Rosato “Questions" opens the set with fast swing, the ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Diego Pinera Trio: My Picture

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Berlin-based drummer/composer Diego Pinera steps out for an ambitious trio program with saxophonist Mark Turner and bassist Ben Street. Pinera was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, but has lived in Germany since 2003. He studied at the Berklee College of Music (U.S.), the University of Music in Havana (Cuba), and the University of Music and Theater in ...

Tony Allen: A Tribute to Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers

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Legendary Nigerian drummer Tony Allen is an Afrobeat pioneer best known for his tenure as musical director for Fela Kuti. American jazz was an early influence, and he pays tribute to hard bop icon drummer Art Blakey and his band Jazz Messengers here. In a way this is full circle, as Blakey was greatly influenced by ...

Dave Liebman/Joe Lovano: Compassion: The Music Of John Coltrane

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In 2007 BBC Radio commissioned saxophonist Dave Liebman to record an all-Coltrane program to mark the 40th anniversary of legendary saxophonist/composer John Coltrane's passing. Asked to bring in Saxophone Summit--the band Liebman co-led with fellow saxophonists Joe Lovano and Ravi Coltrane--Liebman managed to assemble regular members Lovano, pianist Phil Markowitz, and drummer Billy Hart, along with ...

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Ravi Coltrane Live in Montreal and New York City

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Ravi Coltrane continues to evolve as an artist of remarkable depth and breadth as reflected in the diversity of contexts in which he engages. Coltrane was featured in three different musical settings at the recent (2017) jny: Montreal International Jazz Festival Invitation Series. All concerts were held at the Centre de Creativite Gesu, an intimate concert ...

Dave Stryker: Strykin’ Ahead

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After a series of albums organized around a theme--Messin' With Mr. T (Strikezone Records, 2015) was dedicated to his former employer, saxophonist Stanley Turrentine; Eight Track II (Strikezone Records, 2016) revisited classic '70s pop tunes--guitarist Dave Stryker returns to his long-standing practice of presenting a program of originals and jazz standards. The band is the same ...

Charles Lloyd: Passin' Thru

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Passin' Thru is a live recording celebrating the 10th anniversary of saxophonist Charles Lloyd's New Quartet with pianist Jason Moran, bassist Reuben Rogers and drummer Eric Harland. The full band was last heard from on record on Athens Concert (ECM, 2011). When Lloyd reconvened the quartet for a tour in the summer of 2016 he was ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Festival International De Jazz De Montréal 2017: July 7-8

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Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
Montréal, Canada
July 7-8, 2017

July 3-4 | July 5-6 | July 7-8

The final two days of the festival. Lots to hear right up to the end, including the second and third of Ravi Coltrane's Invitation concerts.

July 7

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Festival International De Jazz De Montréal 2017: July 5-6

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Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
Montréal, Canada
July 5-6, 2017

July 3-4 | July 5-6 | July 7-8

Two more days in the lovely city of Montreal, a paradise for music lovers of all sorts during the Festival. Or anyone who just loves a good street party, for that ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2017: July 3-4

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Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
Montréal, Canada
July 3-4, 2017

July 3-4 | July 5-6 | July 7-8

It is a pleasure to be back in Montreal for what many have called “the best jazz festival in the world" (saxophonist Joshua Redman said so last night on ...


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