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NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Nicole Henry: The Vocalist Who Sings Rainbows

Nicole Henry: The Vocalist Who Sings Rainbows

By Maria Cabeza I happened to be in West Palm Beach when Nicole Henry was giving a show, so without hesitating I went with my eleven-year-old son and my friend and PR specialist Scott Thompson. What you surely know: Nicole Henry is a North American internationally acclaimed jazz soul vocalist whose career started in 2004. Her repertoire includes ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Tenor Saxophonist/Composer Matt Parker Debuts New Trio On His CD "Present Time," Due For Feb. 12 Release By BYNK Records

Tenor Saxophonist/Composer Matt Parker Debuts New Trio On His CD "Present Time," Due For Feb. 12 Release By BYNK Records

Tenor and soprano saxophone virtuoso and visionary composer Matt Parker made a vivid impression with his 2013 debut recording, Worlds Put Together. “Restlessly inventive” (Down Beat), Parker is “a fully formed artist with his own unique voice [who] sounds comfortable promenading down multiple paths” (All About Jazz). For his new recording Present Time, Parker pared down the ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Weather Report: The Legendary Live Tapes 1978-1981

Read "Weather Report: The Legendary Live Tapes 1978-1981" reviewed by John Kelman

While live documents from Weather Report's 16-year run continue to be unearthed, and while live albums have previously documented the group's 1978 tour, there's been precious little from its final tours of 1980/81, when the group returned more decidedly to its jazz roots with one of the best albums in its discography, 1980's Night Passage. Only ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Jaco: Original Soundtrack

Read "Jaco: Original Soundtrack" reviewed by John Kelman

With so many compilations already out there, it might be easy to question why a soundtrack to JACO is even necessary. But one look at the track listing renders its raison d'être clear: JACO: Original Soundtrack is, in some ways, the most comprehensive document of the bassist's career, even if it doesn't contain as much music ...

ARTICLE: FILM REVIEWS

JACO (The Film)

Read "JACO (The Film)" reviewed by John Kelman

Jaco Pastorius
JACO (The Film)
Slang East/West
2015

With author Bill Milkowksi's extraordinarily detailed and honest accounting of Pastorius' life in his biography--first published in 1996 but reissued nearly a decade later as Jaco: The Extraordinary and Tragic Life of Jaco Pastorius: Deluxe Edition (Backbeat Books, 2005), with a hundred pages of ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Three Views of Jaco: Weather Report: The Legendary Live Tapes 1978-1981 / JACO: The Film & Original Soundtrack

Read "Three Views of Jaco: Weather Report: The Legendary Live Tapes 1978-1981 / JACO: The Film & Original Soundtrack" reviewed by John Kelman

It's hard to believe that, despite being gone for 28 years, bassist/composer Jaco Pastorius remains not just an important figure in the world of jazz, but beyond its broadest purview as well. His seemingly sudden appearance on a series of four albums in 1976 demonstrated that this was an artist with virtually no restrictions. In addition ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Gary Burton: On ECM & Playing With Pat Metheny

Read "Gary Burton: On ECM & Playing With Pat Metheny" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Vibraphonist Gary Burton was a busy man at the 2015 Detroit Jazz Festival. He was a member of the Mack Avenue Superband (organized by Mack Avenue Records, his current record label), and joined Artist-in-Residence Pat Metheny for two shows. The Pat Metheny/Gary Burton Quartet Reunion took place on Saturday night, and the North American premiere of ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Seraphic Fire: Ave Maria: Gregorian Chant

Read "Ave Maria: Gregorian Chant" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

The mid-1990s witness a renewed interest in Gregorian Chant with the release, twenty years after its recording, of Chant (Angel, 1973/1994) by the Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos. The public greeted this music, much between 500 and 1500 years old, as the greatest thing since the Edison cylinder. Early Music practitioners each released their ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Miami Jazz Fest Set For November 17-18 at Bayfront Park

Pure Jazz Returns to Miami!
MIAMI JAZZ FEST
NOVEMBER 17TH & 18TH
KLIPSCH AMPHITHEATER AT BAYFRONT PARK
TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Tired of Jazz Festivals that aren’t really Jazz Festivals? Well look no more! The Miami Jazz Fest® is Jazz, pure Jazz! Scheduled for November 17th and 18th at the ...

NEWS: EDUCATION

Artist As An Entrepreneur Institute Returns To South Florida

A series of full-day sessions to be offered on four Saturdays, starting June 2, 2012 at ArtServe Inc., 1350 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale Broward Cultural Division, The Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC), and ArtServe, Inc. announce The Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute (AEI) for South Florida artists to be presented on four Saturdays in ...