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Keith Jarrett’s Famed Composition “last Solo Final Impromptu” Launches The Frost School Of Music’s New Teaching Video Series Frost Music Masters

Keith Jarrett’s Famed Composition “last Solo Final Impromptu”  Launches The Frost School Of Music’s New Teaching Video Series  Frost Music Masters

The Frost School of Music at the University of Miami is proud to announce the launch of a new video series Frost Music Masters. This exciting project explores intricate musical conundrums, featuring members of our award-winning Frost School of Music faculty, giving tips and showing techniques for those wanting to take on challenging works.     The first ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The South Florida Jazz Orchestra: The Music of Gary Lindsay / Are We Still Dreaming

Read "The Music of Gary Lindsay / Are We Still Dreaming" reviewed by Jack Bowers

When a big band devotes an entire album to the compositions and arrangements of one musician, the obvious opening question is: why? In other words, who is Gary Lindsay and why is the South Florida Jazz Orchestra performing his music? In brief, the answer is that Lindsay, an alto saxophonist and well-respected educator, has written and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jared Hall: Hallways

Read "Hallways" reviewed by Paul Rauch

It has been a long road for trumpeter/composer Jared Hall. That road has been a path cloistered in jazz education, starting in his native Spokane, WA studying with Dan Keberle at Whitworth University, to his masters completion at Indiana University under David Baker.

At that point, Hall had a decision to make, in terms ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ignacio Berroa Trio: Straight Ahead From Havana

Read "Straight Ahead From Havana" reviewed by James Nadal

While it appears normal to perform Cuban music in its natural rhythmic state, in a reversal of the rules of engagement, drummer Ignacio Berroa has re-imagined the popular songbook of his homeland, into Straight Ahead From Havana, shaking up established traditional elements to form a new jazz perspective. Joining Berroa in the trio are Martin Bejerano ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Martin Bejerano: Trio Miami

Read "Trio Miami" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

While nobody could successfully argue that the cost of playing with jazz legend Roy Haynes outweighs the benefits--a wealth of experience and time to connect with one of this music's greatest figures, tremendous exposure and opportunity on the performance front, time to build a group dynamic with one of the few true working bands out there, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Leon Foster Thomas: Metamorphosis

Read "Metamorphosis" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Throughout the history of jazz, what once seemed to be oddball instruments have inexorably become part of accepted sonic landscape, while others have fallen into disuse. It's hard to believe that the vibraphone, flute, and violin were once seen as un-swinging, non-jazz instruments, while the banjo and tuba were considered essential linchpins of the jazz sound. ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Roy Haynes Fountain of Youth Band Featuring Pat Metheny at the Blue Note

Read "Roy Haynes Fountain of Youth Band Featuring Pat Metheny at the Blue Note" reviewed by Koby Hayon

Roy Haynes Fountain of Youth Band Featuring Pat Metheny
Blue Note
New York, NY
March 13, 2016

Jazz luminary Roy Haynes has forever captivated audiences with his innovative playing and his concert (and 91st birthday celebration) on March 13th, at New York City's Blue Note was no different.

The ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Errol Rackipov Group: Pictures from a Train Window

Read "Pictures from a Train Window" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Composer and educator Errol Rackipov--who currently teaches at several South Florida Universities including Florida International University, Florida Memorial and Broward College--is a master of the vibraphone and marimba where as the leader on Pictures from a Train Window, ably displays his talents in providing a distinct modern/fusion sound where jazz is but one element in a ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Will Goble

Read "Take Five With Will Goble" reviewed by Will Goble

Meet Will Goble:
Without fanfare, Will Goble is steadily carving out a unique space for himself as a bassist and bandleader. Driven by a genuine love for group interaction and a positive exchange with audiences, he leads his own bands and supports other musicians with equal energy and enthusiasm. His first album as a ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The South Florida Jazz Orchestra: Trumpet Summit

Read "Trumpet Summit" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Following its self-titled South Florida Jazz Orchestra (MAMA Records, 2008) debut, this Miami-based big band now presents a power-infused second effort. The highly anticipated Trumpet Summit showcases several wonderful jazz trumpeters. Renowned bassist, and founder and director of the band, Chuck Bergeron was inspired to feature sounds of the trumpet after remembering all of the great ...