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Jazz Sur Son 31 2018

Read "Jazz Sur Son 31 2018" reviewed by Luke Seabright

October 5th marked the start of the 2018 edition of Jazz Sur Son 31 in jny:Toulouse and its neighbouring towns. If jazz is part of Toulouse's DNA, a good reminder of this comes from the legacy of one the city's most popular artists, the singer Claude Nougaro who immortalised his hometown in the ballad “O Toulouse." ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Elliot Mason & Cre8tion: Before, Now & After

Read "Before, Now & After" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Jazz has no shortage of albums dealing with the past-present-future continuum--quite the opposite, in fact--but few carry as personal a tone as trombonist Elliot Mason's debut leader date. While speaking to broad concepts in dealing with the music's history and the notion of time taking form as one giant through line, Mason also inserts family ties ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Aaron Goldberg: Exploring the Now

Read "Aaron Goldberg: Exploring the Now" reviewed by Luke Seabright

Aaron Goldberg is a jazz pianist and composer based in New York City. He's released five albums with his trio, featuring Reuben Rogers on bass and Eric Harland on drums. His album The Now, recorded with that same rhythm section and featuring Kurt Rosenwinkel on guitar, was released in 2015 to critical acclaim. As well as ...

NEWS: EVENT

Buddy Rich Year-Long Centennial Celebration To Begin At Lincoln Center Tribute on April 7 and 8 at Lincoln Center

Buddy Rich Year-Long Centennial Celebration To Begin At Lincoln Center Tribute on April 7 and 8 at Lincoln Center

Cathy Rich, daughter of the iconic and Award-winning drummer Buddy Rich and vocalist with the Buddy Rich Band, announced today that a year-long tribute will take place celebrating the life and legacy of Buddy Rich on the occasion of the legend’s centennial. After her father’s passing, Cathy devoted herself to preserving the legacy she was born ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ted Nash Big Band: Presidential Suite (Eight Variations on Freedom)

Read "Presidential Suite (Eight Variations on Freedom)" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

As we live through the most contentious and divisive political cycle in US history, the Ted Nash Big Band Presidential Suite: Eight Variations On Freedom couldn't be more relevant. The significance hits home quickly and pointedly as former Connecticut State Senator Joe Lieberman follows the opening “Overture" with words of JFK that say, in part: ..."civility ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Wynton Marsalis Quintet at The Palace Theater

Read "Wynton Marsalis Quintet at The Palace Theater" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Wynton Marsalis Quintet
The Palace Theater
Stamford, CT
April 30, 2016

There are expectations baked into a live performance from the caliber of a Wynton Marsalis. An artist who has won a Pulitzer Prize for Music, nine GRAMMY awards, serves as the Director of Jazz studies at Juilliard and is actively ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Saxophonist Christian Winther Releases "Refuge In Sound" on Sound Perspective Music

Saxophonist Christian Winther Releases "Refuge In Sound" on Sound Perspective Music

Christian Winther: Refuge In Sound (Sound Perspective Music). Release Date: March 7, 2016 Featuring:
Christian Winther (saxophone)
Allyn Johnson (piano)
Mike Moreno (guitar)
Reuben Rogers (bass)
Billy Williams Jr. (drums)
Christie Dashiell (vocals on track 3) Saxophonist Christian Winther's new release Refuge In Sound espouses the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Carlos Henriquez: The Bronx Pyramid

Read "The Bronx Pyramid" reviewed by James Nadal

A common attribute or quality that Latin musicians have is that they are innately connected and tuned into their cultural roots. As in the case of Carlos Henriquez, who holds the bass chair in the prestigious Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Though he performs straight ahead mainstream jazz at a high level with that collective, on ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Blue Engine Records Releases Carlos Henriquez's Debut Album "The Bronx Pyramid"

Blue Engine Records Releases Carlos Henriquez's Debut Album "The Bronx Pyramid"

Critically acclaimed bassist and Latin music master Carlos Henriquez announced the release of The Bronx Pyramid, his debut recording as a leader, on Blue Engine Records. The Bronx Pyramid, the second release from Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Blue Engine Records, features Henriquez expertly blending modern jazz with Latin rhythms on original compositions and new arrangements of Latin ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis at the Mesa Arts Center

Read "Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis at the Mesa Arts Center" reviewed by Patricia Myers

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Mesa Arts Center
Mesa, Arizona
September 25, 2015

A sophisticated and engaging performance by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis was a meld of the trumpeter-leader's ongoing homage to jazz history plus the spark of original compositions from his current ...