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NEWS: EDUCATION

Library of Congress Acquires Archive of Jazz Great Billy Strayhorn

Library of Congress Acquires Archive of Jazz Great Billy Strayhorn

The Library of Congress announced today that it has acquired the original manuscripts documenting the work of composer, arranger and pianist Billy Strayhorn. An important star in the jazz firmament, Strayhorn was the source of much of the sound of the Duke Ellington Orchestra. He worked with Ellington for nearly 30 years, writing or collaborating on ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Maria Borghi: Passione e Insistenza!

Read "Maria Borghi: Passione e Insistenza!" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

La nascita di una nuova etichetta è sempre un evento da salutare con enorme entusiasmo e interesse, in particolar modo se dedicata, come testimoniano le prime uscite (Pipeline degli Us e St()ma di Cristiano Calcagnile), alla musica più avventurosa e creativa. La scelta, poi, di pubblicare in vinile preziosi cofanetti, ricchi di foto, immagini video e ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Charlie Parker: Now's The Time

Read "Now's The Time" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

In the pantheon of jazz saxophonists, Charlie Parker has been among the most transformational of artists, despite not living nearly long enough to fulfill his potential. Parker's lifetime, as a principal architect of bebop, and a self-destructive force, has been documented ad nauseam but his music continues to significantly influence new generations. Since Parker's death in ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Terri Lyne Carrington: A Bi-Coastal Weekend

Terri Lyne Carrington: A Bi-Coastal Weekend

By Cristofer Gross On Friday evening, November 9, drummer-composer-educator Terri Lyne Carrington will headline a special concert in UCLA's Royce Hall. Two days later she will be at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in jny: Newark for her half of another special concert entitled “Jazz Vinyl Revisited." In addition to having Carrington on the bills, there is ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Javon Jackson, Jonathan Finlayson & More

Read "Javon Jackson, Jonathan Finlayson & More" reviewed by Joe Dimino

This week's episode begins with the exceptional saxophonist Javon Jackson and music off his latest CD For You. The show revolves around Javon's long jazz journey as we play cuts from legends like Sonny Stitt and Art Blakey. The show goes on to highlight new music from Stefon Harris, Javier Santiago and Freckle Legend.

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Anais Drago - Un violino per Zappa (e oltre)

Read "Anais Drago - Un violino per Zappa (e oltre)" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

Tra i tanti materiali musicali che ci passano quotidianamente tra le mani, ogni tanto ce n'è qualcuno che ci colpisce particolarmente, per un motivo o per l'altro. Questa volta è toccato al CD che rappresenta l'esordio discografico di Anais Drago, sia per l'eclettico curriculum della giovane violinista di Biella che per il fatto di essere un ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Alan Broadbent: Intimate Reflections on a Passion for Jazz

Read "Alan Broadbent: Intimate Reflections on a Passion for Jazz" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Pianist, composer, and arranger Alan Broadbent doesn't just “dig" jazz. He has a deep and enduring passion for it. Growing up in mid- 20th-century New Zealand, he quickly went beyond piano lessons to reading musical scores and learning jazz standards. Then, when the Dave Brubeck Quartet came to his relatively isolated hometown of Auckland, his love ...

ARTICLE: CHARTS OF ELEGANCE

Soulful Stylings - Exploring the music of Vi Redd

Read "Soulful Stylings - Exploring the music of Vi Redd" reviewed by Ava Louise

Born in 1928, Elvira Louise Redd Vi Redd grew up in a household full of music and was influenced greatly by her father, jazz musician Alton Redd. She picked up the saxophone at age 12 and began performing professionally at the age of 20. At 34, she became the first female instrumentalist to headline at a ...

Meet Nora Sheehan Schaaf

Read "Meet Nora Sheehan Schaaf" reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper

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Nora Sheehan Schaaf, along with her husband, Homer, has been going out to hear live jazz ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Lydian Sound Orchestra: We Resist!

Read "We Resist!" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Cogliere lo spirito del passato nell'affrontare il presente. Sembra essere questo il tratto peculiare della Lydian Sound Orchestra e del suo leader Riccardo Brazzale, un tratto che ritroviamo quanto mai esplicito in questo palpitante lavoro ispirato a We Insist! Freedom Now Suite, il disco-manifesto di Max Roach del 1960. L'album è stato inciso all'Auditorium Parco della ...