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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Eriksson Kaner: Changed Beings

Read "Changed Beings" reviewed by Chris May

This download-only single is the calling card of London-based pianist / composer Eriksson Kaner--and it is a most welcome one. The track is Kaner's first step towards building a profile on the city's jazz scene after five years' study at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. Kaner's older brother, trumpeter Axel Kaner-Lidstrom, has already ...

NEWS: RECORDING

NEA Jazz Master Randy Weston To Release New 2-CD Set, "The African Nubian Suite," On His African Rhythms Label, Jan. 20

NEA Jazz Master Randy Weston To Release New 2-CD Set, "The African Nubian Suite," On His African Rhythms Label, Jan. 20

NEA Jazz Master, iconic pianist/composer, and still-vital jazz elder Randy Weston, at 90, remains a powerful force in jazz. Currently serving as artist-in-residence at Medgar Evers College at the City University of New York; celebrated earlier this month at Harvard University, which has acquired his archive; and named a United States Artists (USA) Fellow last week, ...

NEWS: EVENT

The Second Annual Made In New York Jazz Gala Is Announced

The Second Annual Made In New York Jazz Gala Is Announced

s music an international language? Looking at the international jazz scene it would be hard to argue otherwise. On June 27th, 2015 at in New York the international nature of jazz is being celebrated to its fullest, with the Made in New York Jazz Competition hosting international jazz, folk jazz and new flavor jazz artists all ...

ARTICLE: LIVE FROM NEW YORK

Matthew Shipp, Marc Ribot, Dorado Schmitt & Randy Weston

Read "Matthew Shipp, Marc Ribot, Dorado Schmitt & Randy Weston" reviewed by Martin Longley

The Matthew Shipp Trio
Dizzy's Club
November 3, 2014

It's not often that a hero of New York's alternative downtown improvising scene ventures uptown to play a mainline jazz club. It's even more of a rarity for a Dizzy's set to consist of a single long piece. In fact, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The Puppeteers: The Puppeteers

Read "The Puppeteers" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

The band's moniker is derived from the Brooklyn, NY club, Puppet's Jazz, which closed its doors in 2011. Here, the musicians who logged numerous hours at the club are reunited and spark a winning formula by dishing out the complete package. Insanely hip, sinuously shaped, and with an unstoppable attack, the soloists ride atop an undulating ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The Puppeteers: The Puppeteers

Read "The Puppeteers" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

For six years, until May 2011, Puppet's Jazz in Brooklyn hosted sessions by many fine jazz musicians. Four of those musicians, including the club's co-founder, drummer Jaime Affoumado, come together on The Puppeteers, a collection of tunes inspired by hard bop, Latin, funk and many other welcome influences. The club may no longer be around, but ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Joseph Daley

Read "Take Five With Joseph Daley" reviewed by Joseph Daley

Meet Joseph Daley:
After nearly 40 years of recognition as one of the consummate sidemen on the adventurous music scene with remarkable artists like Sam Rivers, Carla Bley, Gil Evans, Charlie Haden, Taj Mahal, and many more, Joseph Daley stunned musicians and fans alike with his brilliant CD, The Seven Deadly Sins (Jaro, 2010). The ...

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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Newport Jazz Festival: Newport, RI, Saturday, August 6, 2011

Read "Newport Jazz Festival: Newport, RI, Saturday, August 6, 2011" reviewed by Timothy J. O'Keefe

Natixis Newport Jazz Festival
Fort Adams State Park
Newport, RI
August 6, 2011

On a hazy Saturday that started hot and grew more humid, violin and accordion walked a melody as Regina Carter's Reverse Thread opened the main stage at the 2011 Newport Jazz Festival. Will Holshouser's accordion puffed sounds inspired by zydeco ...

NEWS: EVENT

Brooklyn Jazz Hall Of Fame Induction & Awards Ceremony, April 28, 2011

Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium (CBJC) created the Brooklyn Jazz Hall of Fame twelve years ago to recognize unheralded and renowned jazz musicians who call(ed) Brooklyn home. A museum component was created in 2009 to archive the rich jazz tradition of this borough for future generations. The induction and award ceremony for the hall of fame will ...