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Content by tag "W.C. Handy"

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2016: The Year in Jazz

Read "2016: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling

The year 2016 bubbled with events and initiatives to strengthen jazz's place in American and world culture, as well as a variety of venue openings, closings and cancellations. Jazz hit the silver screen in many ways throughout the year, and International Jazz Day continued to thrive--complete with a major all-star concert at the White House. Pop ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

The Julian Lage Trio at SFJAZZ

Read "The Julian Lage Trio at SFJAZZ" reviewed by David Becker

The Julian Lage Trio
SFJAZZ Center
San Francisco
Sept. 11, 2016

Guitar virtuosity was the theme for the opening week of San Francisco presenter SFJAZZ's 2016 season. In the intimate Joe Henderson Lab at the SFJAZZ Center, that meant four nights of modern guitar wunderkind Julian Lage working through a string ...

Julian Lage: Arclight

Read "Arclight" reviewed by Troy Collins

Julian Lage's star has been on the rise since the premiere of Julian at Eight--the award winning 1997 documentary short about the precocious guitar prodigy's childhood years. Since then, Lage has become a key collaborator to modern masters like Gary Burton, Jim Hall and Fred Hersch. Lage's widely acclaimed virtuosity is uncontestable, yet he remains a ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Junior Mance: Jubilation

Read "Jubilation" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Pianist Junior Mance has a bop-based facility with improvisation and a bluesy, “no- nonsense" candid style. Mance debuted his career with this unique blend of traits and his singular voice has changed little over the course of his prolific career that spans over half a century. The Delmark reissue of Jubilation, originally on the, now defunct, ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Dave Burrell: Pianist Navigating the Windward Passages

Read "Dave Burrell: Pianist Navigating the Windward Passages" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Dave Burrell is a master pianist and composer who encountered the avant-garde in the 1960s and has been following his own independent path ever since. He combines classical and jazz elements that are both “inside" and “outside" the mainstream. The title of a poem by J.V. Cunningham, “The Metaphysical Amorist" characterizes much of his playing, which ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Rex Richardson: Bugles Over Zagreb: The Music of Doug Richards and Blue Shift

Read "Rex Richardson: Bugles Over Zagreb: The Music of Doug Richards and Blue Shift" reviewed by Ken Hohman

Rex Richardson
Bugles Over Zagreb: The Music of Doug Richards
Self Produced
2014

Master class trumpeter virtuoso Rex Richardson is one of a rare breed of jazz musicians who can successfully straddle the worlds of classical and jazz without sounding like he's a mere overnight guest when performing in ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

"In the Mood" at Mesa Arts Center

Read ""In the Mood" at Mesa Arts Center" reviewed by Patricia Myers

"In the Mood": A 1940s Musical Revue
Mesa Arts Center
Mesa, Arizona
March 12, 2014

A 13-piece big band revived the music of the 1940s, from Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey to Duke Ellington and Count Basie, accompanying six young singers and dancers in vintage costumes to re-create the music of ...

NEWS: RADIO

Fats, Hoagy & W.C. Handy: Music Made In America This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

This week Riverwalk Jazz explores the rich legacy of three jazz heroes whose work has inspired The Jim Cullum Jazz Band through the years—Fats Waller, Hoagy Carmichael and the work of W.C. Handy known as the “Father of the Blues." Series favorites Vernel Bagneris, Topsy Chapman and Shelly Berg join the band on the stage of ...

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Music And Poetry Of The Harlem Renaissance This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

Music And Poetry Of The Harlem Renaissance This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

This week Riverwalk Jazz captures the high spirit of the Harlem Renaissance with a program combining the music of Duke Ellington,Eubie Blake, Fats Waller and James P. Johnson with the poetry of Langston Hughes, the “Poet Laureate of the Harlem Renaissance." The show features theater legend William Warfield and Broadway's Vernel Bagneris performing Hughes' poetry; and ...

Dick Hyman & Ken Peplowski: ...Live At The Kitano

Read "...Live At The Kitano" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

If musical knowledge and taste were currency, pianist Dick Hyman and clarinetist Ken Peplowski would be two of the wealthiest men around. Hyman, an octogenarian legend with killer technique and near-unparalleled knowledge about virtually every style of jazz, and Peplowski, the witty woodwind wonder who stands tall as one of the clarinet kingpins on the scene ...


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