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ARTICLE: RADIO

A Jazz Lover's guide to Popular Music

Read "A Jazz Lover's guide to Popular Music" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

This week we explore the cross pollination between jazz and popular music genres, like pop, rock, soul, funk and ska.

Archie Shepp playing with Whitney Houston? The jazz beginnings of Björk, Serge Gainsbourg, Sacha Distel? Ornette Coleman's and Sonny Rollins' adventures in rock-land? Lester Bowie playing ska? How Miles Davis' “So What" inspired Pee ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Ron Carter: Always at the Center of the Action

Read "Ron Carter: Always at the Center of the Action" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Great jazz bassists can always be identified by the fact that you really listen to them! A good jazz bassist keeps good time and gets the chords right, but a great bassist, going as far back as Jimmy Blanton, Scott LaFaro, Charlie Haden, or Jimmy Garrison, catches your ear because you're surprised and moved by what ...

Dusseldorf Rally: Jazz's Best Kept Secret?

Read "Dusseldorf Rally: Jazz's Best Kept Secret?" reviewed by Phillip Woolever

Year after year, the Dusseldorf Jazz Rally continues to provide visitors with one of the finest festival experiences to be found in Western Europe. While other events in the region may spend more on self-promotion, feature more prominent line-ups or gather more media coverage, the Jazz Rally cheerfully and consistently serves up what is quite likely ...

Jason Rebello: Held

Read "Held" reviewed by Roger Farbey

As a teenage prodigy in 1988, Jason Rebello received the Most Promising Newcomer of the Year award in The Wire magazine. By the time he reached the tender age of 21, his debut album A Clearer View was produced by none other than Wayne Shorter; not a bad start to a burgeoning career. A graduate of ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Pianist/Composer Peter Horvath's 2nd Album As A Leader, "Absolute Reality," Due March 25

Pianist/Composer Peter Horvath's 2nd Album As A Leader, "Absolute Reality," Due March 25

Based in the jny: San Francisco Bay Area since the mid-1980s, keyboardist/composer Peter Horvath has thrived in the region’s highly diverse environment, where various music scenes often overlap. He’s played post-bop with Bobby Hutcherson, Joe Henderson, Eddie Henderson, and Charles McPherson, and funk fusion with the Victor Bailey Group, Marcus Miller, Bennie Maupin, and Lenny White. ...

Van Morrison: Another Gloriuos Decade - 1977-1987

Read "Van Morrison: Another Gloriuos Decade - 1977-1987" reviewed by Vic Albani

Van Morrison
Another Glorious Decade (Under Review 1977-1987) [DVD]
Sexy Intellectual
* * * *

Quando ci sono di mezzo i santi vi è davvero poco da dire. Questo documentario (il seguito della puntata che analizzava il decennio 1964-1974) è dedicato a un periodo della vita artistica di Van Morrison certamente sottovalutato ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Ginger Baker's Jazz Confusion in Bergheim

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Ginger Baker's Jazz Confusion
Medio.Rhein.Erft
Bergheim, Germany
November 27, 2015

Ginger Baker looked a bit stiff in his casual shades, but he sure as hell got the job done with unique style. He had people clapping and yelling their approval by around the two-minute mark and from then onward. ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

34 ° Tampere Jazz Happening

Read "34 ° Tampere Jazz Happening" reviewed by Luca Vitali

Tampere Jazz Happening 2015
Tampere (Finlandia) 29.10- 01.11.2015

Il Tampere Jazz Happening si conferma come un festival di grande vitalità, tra i migliori in Europa. Un'edizione, questa 34^, ancora una volta senza confini geografici né musicali, all'insegna della combinazione tra musica jazz e parola parlata.

I cinquemila spettatori paganti ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Gent Jazz Festival 2015: Part 2

Read "Gent Jazz Festival 2015: Part 2" reviewed by Martin Longley

Gent Jazz Festival
Bijloke
Gent, Belgium
July 15-18, 2015

Part 1 | Part 2

The second half of the festival began with another themed day, heavy on the European female singer front. In fact, this was just the beginning of a definite tipping towards that ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Another Big Jazz Rally in Dusseldorf

Another Big Jazz Rally in Dusseldorf

The 23rd edition of the Dusseldorf Jazz Rally, scheduled for May 21-24, promises to be another wonderful weekend of jazz in a distinctly upbeat destination. There are over seventy musical acts scheduled on a wide range of locations. Most shows are located throughout the central, old town area, which turns into a multi-block, carnival atmosphere in one of Europe's most ...