Content by tag "Max Roach"

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Horace Tapscott with the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra and the Great Voice of UGMAA: Why Don't You Listen? - Live at LACMA, 1998

Read "Why Don't You Listen? - Live at LACMA, 1998" reviewed by Mark Corroto

In every decade since the 1960s, dedicated listeners have called for the world to get hip to the music of Horace Tapscott. In 1963 he formed the Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra in Los Angeles. Like Chicago's Association For The Advancement Of Creative Musicians (AACM) and St. Louis' Black Artists Group (BAG), Tapscott's collective was formed to serve ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

David Bond at Chris’ Jazz Cafe

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David Bond Quartet
Chris' Jazz Café
Philadelphia, PA
June 26, 2019

Alto saxophonist David Bond is new to jny: Philadelphia and probably unfamiliar to jazz fans here. I went to hear him because I am always interested in hearing someone new, and two of the personnel listed were ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ilia Belorukov, Gabriel Ferrandini: Disquiet

Read "Disquiet" reviewed by Don Phipps

"Energetic" may not be a strong enough word to describe this fascinating collaboration between Russian saxophonist Ilia Belorukov and American drummer Gabriel Ferrandini. Like the near-infinite splatter-patterns of a Pollack painting, the two drip, drop, slam, stutter and explode across the musical canvas of their album Disquiet, with a sense of urgency that brings to mind ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Mark Walker: You Get What You Give

Read "You Get What You Give" reviewed by Ljubinko Zivkovic

Often, there is a tendency among jazz fans to simply pass by albums with drummers as the leaders of a CD release, as if they--the drummer/leaders--know less about jazz or music in general. As if examples of Elvin Jones, Art Blakey, Max Roach or those excellent vocal albums by Grady Tate are not good enough examples. ...

ARTICLE: HI-RES JAZZ

New Music in an Anxious Time: Teis Semey, Peggy Lee and Philipp Gropper

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Historians of jazz identify the African-American civil rights struggle circa 1945-1965 as the locus for the most active involvement of jazz music in expressions of social and political protest. One of the earliest recorded instances of explicit political protest in jazz, “Strange Fruit," was refused by Decca, singer Billie Holiday's record label, for fear of reprisals ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Chris Mondak: Eternal Youth

Read "Eternal Youth" reviewed by Don Phipps

New England Conservatory of Music student Chris Mondak's Eternal Youth harkens back to early and hard-bop eras. Mondak, who has studied with Dave Holland and Cecil McBee, composed all of the songs (with the sole exception of “Be Honest with Yourself," which was co-written with his grandfather, Art Mondak). The music has a West Coast—Pacific Jazz ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Birth of Hard Bop (1954 - 1958)

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While the “Cool School" was emerging on the West Coast from its roots in Bix and Pres as codified by Miles in The Birth of the Cool sessions of 1949-- 1950, what became known as Hard Bop, a gospel-and blues-influenced variant was growing from Bebop in the east.

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ARTICLE: RADIO

Bebop Pioneers in the 1950s (1949 - 1960)

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Bebop had its roots in the big bands of the late 1930s and was nurtured in jam sessions during the war and the musician's strike of the 1940s. By 1950, the prescient Coleman Hawkins, and the pioneers--Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, and Max Roach were well-established stars at risk of the music moving on and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Partisans: Nit De Nit

Read "Nit De Nit" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Definitely not to be confused with the Welsh punk rock group of the same name (albeit with the added definite article in the title), Partisans have been around for well over two decades. Their debut album Partisans was released jointly under Julian Siegel and Phil Robson's names on the EFZ label in 1997. Since then, as ...

Take Five with Vasilis Xenopoulos

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About Vasilis Xenopoulos

Saxophonist, composer and educator Vasilis Xenopoulos is one of the most accomplished Greek jazz musicians of his generation and a genuine representative of straight ahead jazz. jny: London became his permanent home after graduating with honors from the Berklee College of Music in jny: Boston and gradually established himself as one ...