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ARTICLE: RADIO

Iro Haarla, Ulf Krokfors, Eric Dolphy and More

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Some very important saxophonists are featured in this episode: Frenchman Emile Parisien is back with almost all of his original quartet, Gebhard Ullman shows why he's considered one of the best contemporary multi-reedists with his Basement Research band, Dave Rempis's new trio debuts The Early Bird Gets, and the great Eric Dolphy with previously-unissued music in ...

ARTICLE: JAZZ POETRY

Poetry and Jazz: A Chronology

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My intention here is to offer a detailed but inevitably incomplete chronology of poetry and jazz. The focus is solely on the combination of the two art forms in performance, not on poetry about jazz or jazz musicians or poetry inspired by jazz but not performed to music. My definition of 'poetry' is fairly broad and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Benjamin Boone: The Poetry of Jazz

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Lenny Bruce might have skewered it with his skit, “Psychopathia Sexualis." Mike Myers' mildly misogynist poet might have parodied it in the movie I Married an Axe Murderer (1993). It has been dismissed as a late-fifties fad associated with the Beats. And, yet, the desire of poets and jazz musicians to combine their art forms has ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Salim Washington: To Be Moved to Speak

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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

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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: ALBUM REVIEWS

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

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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

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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 ...