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Content by tag "Frank Wright"

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

James Blood Ulmer: Baby Talk

Read "Baby Talk" reviewed by Mark Corroto

It was a predestined meeting. This collaboration between the legendary guitarist James Blood Ulmer and the band The Thing. Ulmer, who cut his teeth with the soul jazz organists Hank Marr, Larry Young and Big John Patton before collaborating with Ornette Coleman's electric free jazz/funk harmolodic music, expanded upon Coleman's ideas, incorporating rock music with players ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Steve Swell: Appreciating the Avant Garde Today

Read "Steve Swell: Appreciating the Avant Garde Today" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

[This is the third of an All About Jazz series of interviews and articles on “The Many Faces of Jazz Today: Critical Dialogues" in which we explore the current state of jazz around the world with musicians, journalists, and entrepreneurs who give us their own unique perspectives. In the first interview of the series, saxophonist Bobby ...

NEWS: OBITUARY

Charles "Bobo" Shaw 1947-2017

Charles "Bobo" Shaw 1947-2017

Charles Wesley “Bobo" Shaw, a St. Louis drummer who helped found the Black Artists Group, co-led the Human Arts Ensemble, and played with many prominent jazz and creative musicians of the past half-century, has died at a nursing care facility in St. Louis. He was 69 years old. St. Louis trumpeter, arts administrator and impresario George Sams, ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Three New Releases from Peter Kuhn

Read "Three New Releases from Peter Kuhn" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Clarinetist Peter Kuhn came up in the 1970s. In those days, one could count the number of modern jazz clarinet specialists on one hand: John Carter, Perry Robinson, Theo Jorgensmann, Alvin Batiste and--if you include the bass clarinet--Michel Pilz. So, one hand and a finger. Still associated with Benny Goodman, Dixieland and Swing, the clarinet was ...

ARTICLE: GENERAL ARTICLES

Piccola guida al nuovo jazz italiano

Read "Piccola guida al nuovo jazz italiano" reviewed by Luca Canini

Non è vero che il jazz italiano sta bene. Non è vero che siamo il paese dei festival e che abbiamo musicisti che tutto il mondo ci invidia. Possiamo raccontarcela tra di noi, se vi va. Facendo finta che questo sia il migliore dei mondi possibili e che il sole dell'avvenire splenda alto sopra l'orizzonte, ma ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Getting To Know Ras Moshe

Read "Getting To Know Ras Moshe" reviewed by Dom Minasi

Ras Moshe is not a name most people are familiar with. If you listen to straight ahead jazz you probably wouldn't know Ras. Now if you go to some of the 'downtown' performances in New York City and Brooklyn you probably have seen him play. I heard him ten years ago playing Tenor Sax at the ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Melodic Art-Tet: Melodic Art-Tet

Read "Melodic Art-Tet" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Su doppio LP (tirato in 400 esemplari) o singolo CD (di quasi ottanta minuti), la benemerita etichetta lituana NoBusiness Records porta alla luce un altro reperto d'epoca, in questo caso, oltre tutto, riguardante una formazione altrimenti inedita su disco. Si tratta del Melodic Art-Tet, prodotto abbastanza tipico del cosiddetto loft jazz, colto in una registrazione radiofonica ...

Frank Wright: Blues For Albert Ayler

Read "Blues For Albert Ayler" reviewed by John Sharpe

Reedman Frank Wright's eponymous first album surfaced on ESP-Disk in 1965, so it is fitting that this historic live recording also appears on the newly-revived imprint, making good its mission of releasing unheard sessions by label stalwarts, alongside newer works. Though dedicated to his erstwhile employer, saxophonist Albert Ayler, Wright's tenor saxophone also hints at the ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Frank Wright: Blues for Albert Ayler

Read "Blues for Albert Ayler" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Seguendo il consiglio di Bernard Stollman, creatore dell'etichetta ESP, alla fine degli anni Sessanta Frank Wright si trasferì a Parigi, come fecero molti musicisti afroamericani ampiamente sottostimati in patria. Il suo ritorno a New York nell'estate del 1974 lo riportò in contatto con il batterista Rashied Ali, fratello di quel Muhammad che con il sassofonista aveva condiviso tante avventure musicali ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Louis Moholo-Moholo - Dudu Pukwana - Johnny Dyani with Rev. Frank Wright: Spiritual Knowledge and Grace

Read "Spiritual Knowledge and Grace" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Ogni tanto alla Ogun tirano fuori dal cilindro tesori assoluti come questa rara registrazione dal vivo catturata in Olanda nel lontano 1979 che ritrova a far vera festa di musica tre membri degli indimenticabili Blue Notes accanto al “vulcano" Frank Wright, come sempre - in quel tempo - in evidente stato di grazia. Spesso, anzi, sempre più spesso, ...


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