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Aretha in Jazz & New Releases

Read "Aretha in Jazz & New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

This week we pay homage to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, looking into her early jazz forays and her influence on many jazz musicians. We'll then dive into a bin full of extraordinary new albums.

Happy listening!

Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" from ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Running The Bas(s)es

Read "Running The Bas(s)es" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

In baseball parlance, “touch 'em all" refers to hitting a four-bagger, a home run. In this week's episode, we try to “touch" a whole bunch of wonderful contemporary bassists. The following would make up a pretty darn good all-star team of “bass" runners: John Hébert with Marty Ehrlich, Joshua Abrams, Drew Gress in Free Country, Sean ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Vicenza Jazz 2018 - Seconda parte

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Vicenza Jazz
Varie sedi
10--20.05.2018

Proseguiamo con il festival vicentino, i cui primi concerti sono stati recensiti da Libero Farné. In una rassegna così ricca di appuntamenti --come sempre dislocati in vari luoghi cittadini e in differenti orari --è ovviamente impossibile seguire tutto e anche questa seconda parte verterà sui concerti serali ...

Brand X: Locked & Loaded

Read "Locked & Loaded" reviewed by John Kelman

There are a great many bands whose lineups have been so fluid that keeping track of who was in the band when is no mean feat. Few bands have, however, had as complicated a history as Brand X. Even in its latest re-reincarnation, there's been a lineup shift between the high octane fusion group's January, 2017 ...

ARTICLE: HI-RES JAZZ

Songlines: An Independent Voice for New Music

Read "Songlines: An Independent Voice for New Music" reviewed by Mark Werlin

The independent Vancouver-based record label Songlines Recordings was established in 1992. Inspired by the contemporary jazz music scene in Vancouver, label founder Tony Reif began recording Canadian, American, Dutch, German and French composer-performers. Over the next two decades, the core group of musicians who recorded frequently for Songlines included Benoît Delbecq, Harris Eisenstadt, Gordon Grdina, Wayne ...

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Andy Milne and Dapp Theory at SOUTH Jazz Kitchen

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Andy Milne and Dapp Theory
SOUTH Jazz Kitchen
Philadelphia, PA
May 11, 2016

Venues can be a boon to a jazz show, or a detriment. Seeing Andy Milne and Dapp Theory in the moderately upscale (yet warm and inviting) digs at South turned out to be a huge ...

Jeremy Warren: I Can Do All Things

Read "I Can Do All Things" reviewed by Jack Bowers

If the title of drummer Jeremy Warren's debut album sounds a tad hyperbolic, that's because Warren has faced and overcome more than his share of adversity en route to living his dream. As a child, Warren was diagnosed with Stevens-Johnson syndrome, a rare and sometimes deadly disorder of the skin and mucous membranes. Told he might ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Composer / Bassist / Conceptualist Alexis Cuadrado Presents Poètica: An Adventurous, Multilingual Tapestry

Composer / Bassist / Conceptualist Alexis Cuadrado Presents Poètica: An Adventurous, Multilingual Tapestry

Created in Collaboration with Authors/Poets Rowan Ricardo Phillips & Melcion Mateu, Guitarist Miles Okazaki, Pianist Andy Milne, & Drummer Tyshawn Sorey Upcoming Appearances:
Sunday, April 24-3:30 PM
@ Teatro Latea
(Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Educational Center)
Part of the Sant Jordi celebration and in connection with the International ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

RelativE ResonancE: RelativE ResonancE

Read "RelativE ResonancE" reviewed by Dave Wayne

The music of drummer and composer Devin Gray traverses terrains that will be familiar to those who've investigated artists such as Tyshawn Sorey and Steve Lehman. As complex and highly structured as Gray's music can be, there's a palpable human warmth throughout Relative Resonance which makes the music--in spite of its ultra-busy, highly demanding nature--kind of ...

Andy Milne & Dapp Theory: Forward In All Directions

Read "Forward In All Directions" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Can music be both sprawling and focused in nature? The aptly-titled Forward In All Directions says it can, and it says so in convincing fashion.

Andy Milne, a distinguished M-Base alumnus who's worked with everybody from saxophonist Ravi Coltrane to harmonica heavy Gregoire Maret to singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn, doesn't draw borders in his ...