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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

The Emmet Cohen Trio at The Jazz Corner

Read "The Emmet Cohen Trio at The Jazz Corner" reviewed by Martin McFie

The Emmet Cohen Trio
The Jazz Corner
Hilton Head Island
February 1-2, 2019

The Emmet Cohen Trio have been together for five years and it shows. Dynamic bassist Russell Hall from Kingston, Jamaica hummed along to the bass and ebullient, dramatic drummer Kyle Poole made up the trio.

They ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Emmet Cohen Trio: Dirty in Detroit

Read "Dirty in Detroit" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

It's very comforting to know that, in a year of intense turmoil on every possible level, firebrand pianist Emmet Cohen bookended an otherwise dire 2018 with his hotly-received Masters Legacy Series Volume 2, featuring Ron Carter, and ended the year with this palpably joyful romp Dirty In Detroit.

Ready to party and blow off ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Detroit Jazz Festival 2018

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Detroit Jazz Festival
Downtown Detroit
Detroit, Michigan
August 31-September 3, 2018

Over the course of its 39 year history, the largest free jazz festival in North America has seen its shares of up and downs. It once swelled to a five-day event starting on the Thursday evening before Labor Day and ...

ARTICLE: THE JAZZ LIFE

Growing Older Jazzfully

Read "Growing Older Jazzfully" reviewed by Peter Rubie

So there I was the other day, taking a yoga lesson, trying to loosen my aching muscles. I'm at that age where it aches if I do exercise, and I stiffen if I don't. The instructor was a young woman with the flexibility of a baby who can suck her own toes. She asked us to ...

ARTICLE: NEW YORK BEAT

Juilliard Jazz Ensemble at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

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One of the most important booking traditions established early on at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola is “Monday Student Night" where pupils are admitted for a small fee and are able to see and hear outstanding musicians. Very quickly, Mondays became showcases for two of Gotham's premier music schools--The Manhattan School of Music and The Juilliard School of ...