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ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

2018: The Year in Jazz

Read "2018: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling

The year 2018 was a busy one for the jazz world. The genre's version of the #MeToo movement resulted in a new Code of Conduct and other efforts to make the music workplace more equitable. International Jazz Day brought its biggest stage to St. Petersburg, Russia. The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, which ran a high-profile ...

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

Dan Bilawsky's Best Releases of 2018

Read "Dan Bilawsky's Best Releases of 2018" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Every little bit of the year 2018 will soon take form as memory--first recent, then distant--but the fine music gifted to us in those twelve months will be forever present, living on in ears, hearts and minds. I had the pleasure of hearing north of 400 albums this past year, and I had the privilege of ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Pablo Ziegler Latin Jazz Trio at Sha Tin Town Hall

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Pablo Ziegler Latin Jazz Trio
Sha Tin Town Hall, Hong Kong
October 16, 2018

There's a tightly wound ball of contradictions at the heart of Astor Piazzolla's “nuevo tango" revolution, which injected the common man's South American dance music with classical sophistication and jazz-influenced harmony, literally taking tango from the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Pablo Ziegler Trio: Jazz Tango

Read "Jazz Tango" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Jazz Tango--winner of the 2018 Grammy for “Best Latin Jazz Album"--is a distillation of pianist Pablo Ziegler's vision. Leading a trio of American-based Argentinians, Ziegler delivers a program that perfectly encapsulates the titular hybridized form that he knows so well.

This exhilarating outing opens on Nuevo Tango patriarch Astor Piazzolla's “Michelangelo 70," a ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

2018 Grammy Winner Pablo Ziegler Trio Appearing At The Blue Note Jazz Festival On June 26

2018 Grammy Winner Pablo Ziegler Trio Appearing At The  Blue Note Jazz Festival On June 26

Pablo Ziegler: 2018 Grammy Winner, “Best Latin Jazz Album"
New Release on Steinway & Sons label: Solo Pablo Ziegler The Pablo Ziegler Trio won the 2018 Grammy Award for “Best Latin Jazz Album with their exciting release Jazz Tango (ZOHO). Ziegler, who honed his piano and composing skills working with legendary fellow Argentinian Astor Piazzolla, ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

Pablo Ziegler Trio - 2018 Grammy Winner "Best Latin Jazz Album" For "Jazz Tango"

Pablo Ziegler Trio - 2018 Grammy Winner "Best Latin Jazz Album" For "Jazz Tango"

The Pablo Ziegler Trio won the 2018 Grammy Award for “Best Latin Jazz Album" with their exciting release Jazz TangoAstor Piazzolla, continues developing the style of Nuevo Tango. On Jazz Tango, pianist/composer/arranger Ziegler presents his US-based trio of world-class Argentinian collaborators Hector Del Curto (bandoneon) and Claudio Ragazzi (guitar). They play three Nuevo Tango standards by Astor ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

60th GRAMMY Awards: Jazz Winners

60th GRAMMY Awards: Jazz Winners

And the winners of the 2018 GRAMMY Awards are... 31. Best Improvised Jazz Solo (For an instrumental jazz solo performance. Two equal performers on one recording may be eligible as one entry. If the soloist listed appears on a recording billed to another artist, the latter's name is in parenthesis for identification. Singles or Tracks only.) "Can't Remember Why" ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

60th GRAMMY Awards: Jazz List

60th GRAMMY Awards: Jazz List

31. Best Improvised Jazz Solo (For an instrumental jazz solo performance. Two equal performers on one recording may be eligible as one entry. If the soloist listed appears on a recording billed to another artist, the latter's name is in parenthesis for identification. Singles or Tracks only.) "Can't Remember Why" by Sara Caswell
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Pablo Ziegler's Nuevo Tango Passion: Amsterdam Meets New Tango and Tango Nostalgias

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Astor Piazzolla invited jazz into the world of tango, birthing a hybridized form of music that's outlived its creator; jazz, proving equally hospitable, opened its doors to Piazzolla and nuevo tango. High-end artists like saxophonist Gerry Mulligan, vibraphonist Gary Burton, and guitarist Al Di Meola all collaborated with the legendary composer/bandoneon player, helping to raise his ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Pablo Aslan Quintet: Piazzolla in Brooklyn

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Pablo Aslan Quintet

Piazzolla In Brooklyn

Soundbrush Records

2011

Thanks to artists like pianist Pablo Ziegler, woodwind multi-instrumentalist Paquito D'Rivera and bassist Pablo Aslan, the union of jazz and tango has been made complete over the last several decades. Tango music, which like jazz has had a long and complex history ...