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ARTICLE: PROFILES

Courtney Pine: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

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Courtney Pine didn't pick up his beloved tenor saxophone for more than a decade, until an album exploring the black British experience demanded it. The multi-instrumentalist eschewed the horn on the likes of Europa, House of Legends and Song (The Ballad Book), his two-hander with pianist Zoe Rahman.

“I spoke to Sonny Rollins about ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Krystle Warren: Three The Hard Way

Read "Three The Hard Way" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Diversamente da tanto neo-soul di plastica, che ti scivola addosso senza lasciare traccia, il nuovo disco di Krystle Warren prende alla gola. Confesso che prima di ascoltare questo disco non conoscevo la sua musica e l'effetto è stato stordente ma le ragioni sono chiare: anche se canta professionalmente da un decennio la cantante non fa parte ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Francesco Diodati e il Questionario di Proust

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All About Jazz Italia: Il tratto principale della mia musica.
Francesco Diodati: In continua evoluzione e trasformazione.

AAJ: La qualità che desidero nei musicisti che suonano con me.
F.D.: La voglia di rischiare e mettersi in gioco. La propensione a suonare con gli altri, per la musica ...

North Sea Jazz Festival 2015: The Roller Coaster Has Taken Off

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Jan Willem Luyken, Director of the North Sea Jazz Festival, has a lot to celebrate this year. It is not only the 40th anniversary of the popular festival, it's also the tenth anniversary of their move from jny: the Hague to jny: Rotterdam, and the year that Luyken became director. Described as “the world's largest indoor ...

Chassol: Indiamore

Read "Indiamore" reviewed by Fiona Ord-Shrimpton

The album Indiamore by French pianist and composer Christophe Chassol is a mix of fusion that quite possibly will appeal to art house jazz fans as well as more mainstream music fans.

All required gimmickry abounds:--Artsy, iconographic album cover, a neat global concept --far-flung discovery trips to India working out how to find an ...

Dontae Winslow & Winslow Dynasty: Enter The Dynasty

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It seems that one need only bat an eyelash to miss out on some of the heavy young musicians that are coming down the pike, let alone the ones who've become pretty well-established. A case in point is a young trumpeter / producer / rapper / educator Dontae Winslow. Though he appeared on recordings by Hugh ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Trombone Shorty: Say That to Say This

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For his third Verve album, Troy Andrews, a/k/a Trombone Shorty, and his band Orleans Avenue go back to school--more precisely, back to the slippery yet organic “old school" sound of R&B, soul and funk, thanks to contributions from composer, instrumentalist and co-producer Raphael Saadiq, formerly of the soul vocal group Tony!Toni!Toné! How does Shorty describe his ...

ARTICLE: FROM THE INSIDE OUT

Vámanos – Let’s Go!

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As jazz continues to indelibly leave imprints on music all over the globe, this column explores everything from classic 1960s and '70 singles from Peru to contemporary updates of traditional blues from Turkey and Greece. Vámanos--let's go!

Ҫiğdem Aslan
Mortissa
Asphalt Tango
2013

Ҫiğdem Aslan was born in the ...

NEXT Collective: Cover Art

Read "Cover Art" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Cover Art heralds the NEXT Collective: Seven musicians--Logan Richardson (flute and alto saxophone), Walter Smith III (bass clarinet and tenor saxophone), Matthew Stevens (guitar), Gerald Clayton (piano and Fender Rhodes), Kris Bowers (Fender Rhodes), Ben Williams (bass) and Jamire Williams (drums) --whose debut quite capably bears up under the heavy “young lions of jazz" mantle. Bassist ...

Requiems, Remodels & Remembrances

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Michael Burks

Show of Strength

Alligator Records

2012

Michael “Iron Man" Burks grew up playing guitar. A quick study, he soon began leading the blues, rhythm and blues and soul house bands that backed O.V. Wright, Johnnie Taylor and other stars as they passed through the ...