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ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Salim Washington: To Be Moved to Speak

Read "Salim Washington: To Be Moved to Speak" reviewed by Seton Hawkins

To audiences in Boston or New York, Salim Washington is not just a great musician, he is a community builder. Having first established the Roxbury Blues Aesthetic, then the Harlem Arts Ensemble, Washington has throughout his career carefully nurtured collectives of musicians who in turn generated irreplaceable music scenes at venues like Connolly's in Boston and ...

ARTICLE: THE BIG QUESTION

Presenting Problem

Read "Presenting Problem" reviewed by Duncan Heining

Jazz often appears to exist within its own cultural and artistic paradigm, isolated from other arts and in its own discreet musical corner. Worse still from the perspective of those who would hope to make a living from it, it often seems that more people want to play the music than listen to it or, more ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Eliane Amherd: Skylines

Read "Skylines" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

It's five years since Swiss-born, New School graduate singer/songwriter Eliane Amherd released Now And From Now On (Self Produced, 2011). The easy-on-the-ear melodies and upbeat rhythms from that debut album are still a central part of Skylines, but those extra five years show in Amherd's more mature writing style and wider musical imagination.

Skylines ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Gregory Porter At The Ulster Hall, Belfast

Read "Gregory Porter At The Ulster Hall, Belfast" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Gregory Porter
Ulster Hall
Belfast, N. Ireland
March 31, 2016

Though Gregory Porter has played Ireland several times, it's unlikely that any of the previous venues to welcome the Californian singer-songwriter have quite the history--or indeed the character--of Belfast's Ulster Hall. In its one hundred-and-fifty-year history this handsome Victorian music hall has ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Linda Tillery at Freight and Salvage

Read "Linda Tillery  at Freight and Salvage" reviewed by Walter Atkins

Linda Tillery
Freight and Salvage Coffee House
Birthday Celebration
Berkeley CA
September 4, 2015

Seasoned San Francisco Bay Area vocalist Linda Tillery assembled a fine lineup of local musicians, including some decades old friends and a recent new one, to help celebrate her birthday and musical life. Tillery presented a ...

NEWS: EVENT

Sol Roots Band With Special Guest Ron Holloway Perform Thursday February 12 In Northern Virginia.

Sol Roots Band With Special Guest Ron Holloway Perform Thursday February 12 In Northern Virginia.

Sol Roots band performs on Thursday February 12 with special guest Ron Holloway in Falls Church VA at the legendary JV’s. The band will perform funk, deep soul, raw blues, jazz, and rock. “He’s toured the world with some of the biggest names in funk and blues... He’s the fiery guitarist known as Sol, and his influences ...

NEWS: EVENT

Philadelphia Jazz Appreciation Month includes Month-Long Celebration and Honors Benny Golson

Philadelphia Jazz Appreciation Month includes Month-Long Celebration and Honors Benny Golson

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Mayor Michael A. Nutter will officially proclaim April 2014 jny: Philadelphia Jazz Appreciation Month and launch the month-long celebration during an April 3 press conference at City Hall. The event will honor Philadelphia-born jazz legend Benny Golson and include a live performance by the Francois Zayas Trio. jny: Philadelphia Jazz Appreciation Month (Philly ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Frank Lacy: That Which Is Planted

Read "That Which Is Planted" reviewed by Mark Corroto

The real reason the revolution will not be televised (with apologies to Gil Scott Heron) is that the sound of the revolution is free jazz. While those street fighting men are satisfied to throw rock music up against the wall, the real uprising is music of bands like 1032K. With roots in the streets and lofts ...

Kojato and the Afro Latin Cougaritas: All About Jazz

Read "All About Jazz" reviewed by James Nadal

As with any music that is soundly constructed around African rhythms, All About Jazz is impossible to listen to without being captivated by the infectious beats geared for dancing and grooving. Kojato and the Afro Latin Cougaritas have been able to expand upon a distinctive Afro-beat, dancehall, funk, and soul fusion, igniting a cadenced explosion brimming ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

James Chance and Les Contortions: Cologne, Germany, Germany, February 28. 2013

Read "James Chance and Les Contortions: Cologne, Germany, Germany, February 28. 2013" reviewed by Phillip Woolever

James Chance and Les Contortions
Gebaude 9
Cologne, Germany
February 28, 2013

James Chance--still influential after his role as a catalyst in New York City's seventies-based No Wave movement--proved his enduring career amidst the upper creative edges is no novelty act.

Chance and his cohesive backing trio (bassist Jacques Auvergne, guitarist Pierre ...