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Jazz in Its Present Tents

Read "Jazz in Its Present Tents" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Jazz sets up camp throughout different geographies--and centuries.

Bossacucanova
The Best of Bossacucanova
Six Degrees Records
2016

Few bands have built upon the legacy of their chosen field the way that Bossacucanova has advanced the music of their native Brazil. Their story begins about two ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Halie Loren: Butterfly Blue

Read "Butterfly Blue" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

All About Jazz collegue R.J. Deluke published a lengthy piece on Alaska-now-Oregon native vocalist Halie Loren. In that piece, DeLuke concludes:

“Loren is also in a place vocally where her sound has moved away from influence and is her own. Emulating her favorites, and learning from that in years, are behind. Her phrasing ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The Ed Palermo Big Band: Oh No! Not Jazz!!

Read "Oh No! Not Jazz!!" reviewed by Vic Albani

La Big Band di Ed Palermo ha iniziato a suonare le composizioni di uno dei più grandi musicisti del secolo scorso, Frank Zappa, per puro e immenso amore nei confronti di quel genio poco dopo la sua scomparsa avvenuta il 4 dicembre del 1993.

A parte la risaputa difficoltà tecnica ed esecutiva delle ...

Bernard Purdie: Letting The Drums Speak

Read "Bernard Purdie: Letting The Drums Speak" reviewed by Ben Scholz

Known primarily for his half-century long career as a studio musician, Bernard “Pretty" Purdie is an icon in the recording industry. With a catalog of 3,000+ recordings including landmark albums such as Steely Dan's Aja Aretha Franklin's Young, Gifted and Black, BB King's Completely Well, and James Brown's It's a Man's Man's Man's World, Bernard Purdie ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Mark Berman ("Sex and the City") Returns to NYC's "Top of the Rock" February 24

Mark Berman ("Sex and the City") Returns to NYC's "Top of the Rock" February 24

Mark Berman, jazz piano star notable for his hot montuno piano playing on HBO's “Sex and the City" theme song, as well as for his live playing with such stars as Aretha Franklin, Mark Murphy, and Wycliffe Gordon, to name but a few, brings his jazz trio to the 67th Floor Weather Room at the Top ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Derek & The Dominos: Live at the Fillmore

Read "Derek & The Dominos: Live at the Fillmore" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Eric Clapton and Miles Davis have in common their involvement with several “super groups" that changed the way we heard music at the same time illuminated accompanying musicians who would go on and make names of their own. The Yardbirds, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Cream, The Blind Faith, Delaney & Bonnie & Friends, and, finally, Derek and ...