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ARTICLE: JAZZMATAZZ

Remembering Walter Becker

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Steely Dan combined rock and jazz in a way no other artist has ever done. Their music is not simply “jazzers slumming it" to make profitable rock recordings, but a precise blend of the two genres that shows the musicians love for both. On Sunday one of the two architects of Steely Dan, Walter Becker, died ...

ARTICLE: BOOK EXCERPTS

A Conversation with Mike Mainieri

Read "A Conversation with Mike Mainieri" reviewed by Anthony Smith

The following is an excerpt from the chapter “A Conversation with Mike Mainieri" of Masters of the Vibes by Anthony Smith (Marimba Productions, 2017).

So you've been working on a new project this week?

Yes, just finishing some overdubs... it's a project I'm involved in with some friends, but I really can't ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

Jakob Baekgaard's Best of 2015

Read "Jakob Baekgaard's Best of 2015" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

These ten albums are just a few of the many great releases of 2015. Music was and still is a light in a world filled with problems and fear. When it is best, it encourages openness and contemplation and brings us closer together as humans.

John Law
These Skies In Which We ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Dr. Dre: Straight Outta Compton

Read "Dr. Dre: Straight Outta Compton" reviewed by Solomon J. LeFlore

I read a headline today in Daily Variety (motion picture industry magazine) that said: “Straight Outta Compton chronicles the origins and history of N.W.A. ("Niggaz With Attitude"), arguably the most influential hip hop group in the history of American music. The title is taken from the title of their 1988 debut studio album, and it is ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

James Clay: Texas Tenor, Second Generation

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The term “Texas tenor" was originally coined to describe the sound and style of such swing era players as Herschel Evans, Illinois Jacquet, Buddy Tate, Budd Johnson, Arnett Cobb and others, and has subsequently been applied to second generation players from Texas that included James Clay, David “Fathead" Newman and Marchel Ivery. What these players had ...

Jeff Oster: An Emotional Journey into Sound

Read "Jeff Oster: An Emotional Journey into Sound" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Everything begins with sound. It is no coincidence that one of the theories of how the universe was created is called The Big Bang. You can almost hear the thunder in the name. Sound is creation. Sound is life.

One way of defining a musician is to say that it is a person ...

Take Five with Jeff Oster

Read "Take Five with Jeff Oster" reviewed by Jeff Oster

About Jeff Oster:
Jeff is one of the few trumpet / flugelhorn artists working in ambient terrain. His music will take you through chilled and dramatic soundscapes, led by the silken sound of his horn. Three of his albums, Released, True, and Surrender have been voted as ZMR Album of the Year by broadcasters ...

NEWS: EVENT

Ernie Watts, Chuck Rainey, Liane Carroll, Impossible Gentlemen For Sligo Jazz Project 2015

Ernie Watts, Chuck Rainey, Liane Carroll, Impossible Gentlemen For Sligo Jazz Project 2015

Sligo Jazz Project is now taking bookings for its 10th Anniversary summer school and festival event, 21-26 July 2015. Its stellar 2015 15-tutor faculty, which includes Grammy winning US saxophone legend Ernie Watts, award winning UK vocalist Liane Carroll, Band-in-Residence The Impossible Gentlemen and recording legend Chuck Rainey (Steely Dan/ Aretha Franklin, etc.), will preside over ...

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Quincy Jones: An Evening With A Legend

Read "Quincy Jones: An Evening With A Legend" reviewed by Solomon J. LeFlore

I love jazz! I love everything about it... the improvisation, syncopation, the forceful rhythm, and the fact that it is truly America's original art form. Its unique and innovative use of brass and woodwind instruments and the piano is jazz. And, it is as American as apple pie.

Ask 100 different people “What is ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Kevin Brandon: Brandino Is In The House

Read "Kevin Brandon: Brandino Is In The House" reviewed by Scott Mitchell

Kevin Brandon is a Los Angeles-based bassist, producer, teacher and song writer who has been on the scene and laying it down for a long time. Known to his friends and colleagues as “Brandino," this musical dynamo has earned seven Grammy Awards and has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry, including the ...


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