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Live From Cologne: The Dorf, Cologne Contemporary Jazz Orchestra & Jaki Liebezeit: A Tribute

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The Dorf meets Cologne Contemporary Jazz Orchestra
Cologne, Germany
January 21, 2018

Stadtgarten is one of Germany's prime music venues, now heading into its 32nd year of existence. It's situated to the western side of Cologne, just across the train tracks, and next to several surrounding ...


Alan Ferber: Jigsaw

Read "Jigsaw" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Tra il pubblico del jazz italiano è colpevolmente poco noto. Eppure Alan Ferber è tra i più attivi e richiesti trombonisti contemporanei, con più di cento incisioni da sideman negli ultimi 15 anni (tra cui con le orchestre di John Hollenbeck, Darcy James Argue, Brian Landrus, Ted Nash, Gerald Wilson ed i gruppi di Nels Cline, ...


Cecilia Sanchietti: La Terza Via

Read "La Terza Via" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Italian drummer Cecilia Sanchietti is an elegant musician and thoughtful composer. Both attributes are amply demonstrated on her second release as a leader La Terza Via, loosely translated as “The Third Side of the Coin." Of the ten captivating pieces that comprise the album seven are Sanchietti's originals and the other three seamlessly fit within the ...

Preferential Treatment

Read "Preferential Treatment" reviewed by Jeff Fitzgerald, Genius

If you know anything at all about Your Own Personal Genius, you know that I like my steaks Pittsburgh rare (which has nothing to do with the article, but if you ever have me over for dinner). And, you know that I have a major thing for Canadian actress Tatiana Maslany, from the show Orphan Black. ...


Jihye Lee: April

Read "April" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Quando s'iscrisse al Berklee College of Music, Jihye Lee aveva una scarsa conoscenza del jazz e nessuna intenzione di arrivare a essere orchestratrice e band-leader. Era un cantante pop coreana agli esordi e voleva espandere i suoi orizzonti musicali. Dopo circa un decennio Jihye presenta questo significativo debutto: una raffinata suite, scritta per un ampio organico ...


Ingrid & Christine Jensen: Infinitude

Read "Infinitude" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Primo CD a firma congiunta delle due sorelle canadesi Ingrid e Christine Jensen, navigata trombettista con esperienze nella Vienna Art Orchestra e in quella di Maria Schneider la prima, sassofonista di quattro anni più giovane la seconda. Le due musiciste in realtà avevano collaborato spesso, ma questa è la prima occasione in cui si dividono onori ...


Jazz Musician of the Day: Maria Schneider

Jazz Musician of the Day: Maria Schneider

All About Jazz is celebrating Maria Schneider's birthday today!

Maria Schneider’s music has been hailed by critics as “evocative, majestic, magical, heart-stoppingly gorgeous, and beyond categorization.” She and her orchestra became widely known starting in 1994 when they released their first recording, Evanescence. There, Schneider began to develop her personal way of writing for what ...


Greg Sinibaldi: Ariel

Read "Ariel" reviewed by Paul Rauch

Sylvia Plath's chilling second book of poetry, “Ariel," published posthumously in 1965, revealed evocative free flowing images, and minacious psychic landscapes exuding hope while hovering on the precipice of darkness. With his new release, Ariel, Seattle based saxophonist Greg Sinibaldi explores the inner and outer reaches of Plath's work by convening a trio with guitarist Ryan ...


Culture Clubs: A History of the U.S. Jazz Clubs, Part II: New York

Read "Culture Clubs: A History of the U.S. Jazz Clubs, Part II: New York" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Jazz didn't abandon jny: Chicago but its further development only began to take on a distinct personality in the 1960s. By the late 1920s, the next phase of the jazz scene had shifted from Chicago to New York though, initially, there was no red carpet rolled out. As jazz bands made their way to New York ...


Donny McCaslin At Belfast International Arts Festival 2017

Read "Donny McCaslin At Belfast International Arts Festival 2017" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Donny McCaslin
Belfast International Arts Festival
jny:Belfast, N. Ireland
October 25, 2017

“Are you here because of Bowie or for jazz?" a woman asked those around her in the queue for Donny McCaslin's gig--part of the Belfast International Arts Festival. The answer, by and large, was both.