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The Art (de Vivre) of the Trio

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Amaury Faye Trio
Clearway
Pias Jazz Village
2017

Following several years of studying and reputation-building in his native France and beyond, Amaury Faye makes an accomplished and overdue step foward with Clearway. It was largely a standards affair on his leader debut Big Moe Trio (Greenworks, 2010). Here the French ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Craig Handy Quartet at Sunset Jazz Club

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Craig Handy Quartet
Hommage a Dexter Gordon
Sunset Jazz Club
Paris, France
July 8, 2016

Tributes to noted jazz musicians are frequent throughout Europe, especially in Paris. Each “hommage" centers on the hits and compositions of a star, performed by a musician with a high skill-level for ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Steve Lacy Quintet: Last Tour

Read "Last Tour" reviewed by John Eyles

As its title says, this album dates from Steve Lacy's last tour, which ran from the summer of 2003 in NYC through to March 2004 in Boston, (where Lacy was living at the time, as he was teaching at the New England Conservatory of Music). The eight tracks on this album were recorded in Boston's ICA ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Mircea Tiberian: The Natural Force of Music

Read "Mircea Tiberian: The Natural Force of Music" reviewed by Adriana Carcu

Pianist Mircea Tiberian is an emblematic figure of Romanian jazz, with a prodigious musical and academic career. He plays an influential role in the jazz scene and as author of many theoretical studies and essays, fosters its development on the theoretical level as well. Along his 40 year career Tiberian has played with top ranking Romanian ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Garana Jazz Festival 2014

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Garana Jazz Festival
Wolf's Meadow
Garana, Romania
July 10-13, 2014

One of Europe's most visited festivals, taking place on a meadow over 300 ft. high in the Western Carpathians, just had its 18th anniversary. The lineup, a brand mark of the festival director, Marius Giura, combined again tradition ...

ARTICLE: HIGHLY OPINIONATED

Roswell Rudd: The Musical Magus Turns 75

Read "Roswell Rudd: The Musical Magus Turns 75" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

"Years ago it would have seemed an impossible dream to get to record with this musical magus, but here we are... and what a thrill!" class="f-right">--Charlie Kohlhase, From liner notes to Eventuality: The Charlie Kohlhase Quintet Plays the Music of Roswell Rudd (Nada, 2001)




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Steve Lacy Five: Blinks...Zurich Live 1983

Read "Blinks...Zurich Live 1983" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

Few musicians bestrode the world of the avant-garde like the proverbial Colossus, but Steve Lacy did. He played with the heart of a giant and a soul in which a flame was lit in the '50s, when he began his career playing Dixieland music. By the time he made his presence felt in the avant-garde playing ...

ARTICLE: LIVE FROM NEW YORK

February 2010

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Jack DeJohnette

Birdland

New York, NY January 5, 2010

When Jack DeJohnette hires double-neck guitarist David “Fuze" Fiuczynski and acclaimed altoist Rudresh Mahanthappa as the frontline in his new quintet, he's probably signaling an intention to shred. The legendary drummer did exactly that when he debuted the new Jack DeJohnette Group at ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: John Betsch

Jazz Musician of the Day: John Betsch

All About Jazz is celebrating John Betsch's birthday today!


JAZZ MUSICIAN OF THE DAY

John Betsch

John Betsch was born in Jacksonville, Florida in 1945 and presently lives in Paris. His mother was a church organist and pianist and his sister a dramatic soprano singer... more ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Rasul Siddik: House of Art

Read "House of Art" reviewed by Clifford Allen

The idea of playing free within a set of modes or changes is certainly nothing new in the world of creative music, but it can still be striking when a musician talks about following in the footsteps of Charlie Parker or Max Roach as such. To hear music like that of Paris-based trumpeter Rasul Siddik and ...