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Randy Brecker Quintet: Live at Sweet Basil 1988

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Randy Brecker Quintet
Live at Sweet Basil 1988
MVDvisual
2018

Culled from direct-to-two-track digital recordings made on three of Randy Brecker's potent six-night 1988 run at New York City's Sweet Basil, and featuring a particularly top-drawer quintet of musical friends old and new, the original 1989 LP/CD release of Live at Sweet ...

Wes Montgomery with the Wynton Kelly Trio: Smokin’ in Seattle: Live at the Penthouse (1966)

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In his superb contribution to Bloomsbury Press' 33 & 1/3 series, Bitches Brew (2015), George Grella notes (emphasis mine):

“No style of art can remain static: irrelevance is just as much a risk as the inevitable decadence that comes from a style developing to its last measure. But fans, including critics, of particular movements ...

Five Women 2017 III: – Rose Ellis, Rozina Patkai, Nicole Herzog, Sharon Paige, and Kathy Ingraham

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Rose Ellis
Like Songs Like Moons
Self Produced
2017

On her debut recording, Like Songs Like Moons, New York City by-way-of-the Netherlands vocalist and composer Rose Ellis, brings to jazz a voice as clear as a bell and unafraid to take chances. Her tone is diamond hard and easy on the ...

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Cathing up with Lee Konitz

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This interview was first published at All About Jazz in May 1999 and is part of our ongoing effort to archive pre-database material.

The Lee Konitz Trio, Mother's Day, May 9th At 4 P.M. In The 165 Seat Urban Institute For Contemporary Arts Theater, 41 Sheldon Blvd. Ne, Grand Rapids, Mi. The Alto Saxophone ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Dave Liebman & Richie Beirach: Balladscapes

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Se c'è un sodalizio artistico che merita di essere definito “storico," è quello tra Dave Liebman e Richie Beirach: il primo incontro tra i due -che sono quasi coetanei, il sopranista avendo solo un anno in più del pianista--avviene infatti quasi cinquant'anni fa, quando i due ancora erano studenti, ed erano assieme nel 1973 per First ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Claude Nobs: We All Came Out To Montreux...

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Montreux Jazz Festival is fifty. It's a significant milestone and cause for celebration. No doubt there will be an added festive element to this year's edition of the festival, founded by Claude Nobs--along with pianist Géo Voumard and writer René Langel--in 1967. Yet for many, the celebrations will be tinged with sadness due to the absence ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

2013 Jazztopad Festival

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Jazztopad Festival
Wrocĺaw, Poland
November 18-24, 2013

It's always a treat to be invited somewhere new, especially somewhere with a strong jazz scene that remains, for the most part, hidden from the rest of the world. But when the country is Poland and the city Wrocĺaw, there are even greater treats awaiting, as ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Cheryl Pyle

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Meet Cheryl Pyle:

The versatile flutist Cheryl Pyle received her BA in Music from the University of California at Berkeley in 1976, having received her Associates Degree from Mesa College in 1974. Her teachers included Merrill Jordan, Janet Maestre, Francis Watson, and Jayn Rosenfeld. She took Master classes with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Julius Baker, and James ...

Alash, Skye, and Quest

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Alash
Carnegie Hall
February 16, 2013

Carnegie Hall's late-night weekend series of shows always have a livelier atmosphere than their earlier 8:00 p.m. concerts. Typically a gig will begin down in the subterranean Zankel Hall at 10:00 p.m., continuing until almost midnight. It always seems as if the audience ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Quest: Circular Dreaming

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Now entering its fourth decade, Quest has covered a lot of territory in that time. Featuring, since inception, saxophonist Dave Liebman and pianist Richie Beirach--truly one of the longest-lasting partnerships in jazz; one marked by an inimitable shared understanding and distinct musical language--Quest's initial approach was perfectly articulated by Storyville's 2010 reissue of the quartet's second ...