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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Dafnis Prieto Big Band: Back to the Sunset

Read "Back to the Sunset" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The alliance of Latin music and American jazz ripened on these shores more than seventy years ago, nourished by pioneers such as Mario Bauza, Chano Pozo, Dizzy Gillespie, Machito, Tito Puente and others. It has been carried forward and enhanced since then by a succession of remarkable innovators including in recent years the Cuban-born drummer Dafnis ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Walt Weiskopf: All About the Sound

Read "Walt Weiskopf: All About the Sound" reviewed by Bob Kenselaar

What is it that drives Walt Weiskopf? It's all about the music, all about the sound.

He's reached a large audience in ten years of touring with Steely Dan. He's written a half dozen books on jazz improvisation techniques and methods, and he's taught at the Eastman School of Music, Temple University and New ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Scott Reeves Jazz Orchestra: Portraits and Places

Read "Portraits and Places" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Scott Reeves formed his splendid New York-based orchestra eight years ago, in 2008, and while Portraits and Places marks its recorded debut, Reeves spent a number of years before that sharpening his composing and arranging skills at the highly regarded BMI Jazz Composers Workshop where he received tutelage and counsel from Manny Albam, Mike Abene, Jim ...

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Ron Aprea's Tribute to John Lennon

Read "Ron Aprea's Tribute to John Lennon" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello

We recently caught up with saxophonist, composer/arranger and educator/clinician, Ron Aprea and spoke with him about recent activities and his current recording project--his personal John Lennon/Beatles tribute.

All About Jazz: The last half of 2013 and the time so far in 2014 have been quite positive for you. Let me ask you first ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Steve Myerson

Read "Take Five With Steve Myerson" reviewed by Steve Myerson

Meet Steve Myerson:
Steve Myerson has performed, recorded, and/or toured with The Stylistics, Christian McBride, Frank Lacy of The Jazz Messengers, Gianni Russo, Grover Washington, Jr. Sony Grosso, and worked as a Program Manager for Jazz House Kids. Myerson's film credits including arranging music and performing for the film Brooklyn Lobster, which stars Danny Aiello ...

Goodbye, Cecil's

Read "Goodbye, Cecil's" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

In the hallway around the corner from the bandstand at Cecil's Jazz Club, hangs a poster for Slugs' Saloon. Through most of the 1960s, until its end in 1972, Slugs' was one of the most important jazz clubs in New York City. Unlike many of the upscale establishments that appeared in its wake, it was a ...

NEWS: WEBSITE

All About Jazz Launches On Demand Audio Player

All About Jazz Launches On Demand Audio Player

Musician? Place your music in front of the largest collection of jazz enthusiasts and consumers in the world. All About Jazz has partnered with Warp Radio to help musicians and record labels present their music directly to jazz fans through the All About Jazz audio player. The player, which features tracks uploaded by a musician or their ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Shawn Baltazor New York, NY September 17, 2011

Read "Shawn Baltazor  New York, NY  September 17, 2011" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

Shawn Baltazor Quartet:
New York, NY
September 17, 2011
It's always night time at Smalls. Thirty minutes prior to a Saturday afternoon showcase of drummer Shawn Baltazor's Quartet, the basement club was a virtual world of its own, devoid of natural light and removed from the hustle and bustle of the West Village. Operating seven ...

Introducing Shawn Baltazor

Read "Introducing Shawn Baltazor" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

Forty-five minutes prior to New Tricks' opening set, Shawn Baltazor began to tote his drum kit from a parking space down the street from Trumpets Jazz Club. Four drums were neatly stacked and secured to a rolling luggage carrier. An oversized sack contained bulky metal hardware and miscellaneous equipment. A cymbal bag with a shoulder strap ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Visit the new Freedom Jazz Dance website

Visit the new Freedom Jazz Dance website

Dig fresh new jazz reviews, listen to rare jazz tracks and keep the jazz conversation going at the new Freedom Jazz Dance website! Jazz DJ and writer Ken Hohman is pleased to announce that the new Freedom Jazz Dance website is live and online at www.freedomjazzdance.net. Pay a visit today and dig through the ear and eye ...