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Michel Legrand: Legrand Jazz

Read "Legrand Jazz" reviewed by Patrick Burnette

Michel LeGrand is best known for his long and fruitful career in movie soundtracks, but as a young man in 1958 he was featured in an arranger's showcase with a collection of jazz masters, including Ben Webster, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, and Miles Davis.

Columbia Records in 1958 had an unparalleled roster to offer ...

E. J. Decker: Bluer Than Velvet: The Prysock Project

Read "Bluer Than Velvet: The Prysock Project" reviewed by Geno Thackara

E.J. Decker probably could write a book if they asked him--his shaping influences and history of musical collaborations (not to mention social activism) would make it a fascinating one indeed--but it would be so much nicer to hear him sing it. A voice smooth as, well, velvet (pardon the obvious simile) lets him put a rich ...

Terence Blanchard: Live

Read "Live" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

As trumpeter Terence Blanchard is wont to do, he blends spoken word, rock, funk, the electrified, the experimental, the second line, the bop, blues, and hip hop on the swaggering, often staggering, Live, his latest Blue Note release.

Bidding us to ..."find our voices..." Marcus Miller's “Hannibal" evolves from a floating piano intro (courtesy ...

ARTICLE: JAZZ RACONTEURS

As Dizzy's World Turns

Read "As Dizzy's World Turns" reviewed by Michael Bourne

Master raconteur, award winning jazz broadcaster and Downbeat contributor, Michael Bourne recounts a series of remarkable stories about Dizzy Gillespie based on experiences that stretch over a couple of decades.

Embodying Bobop

I happened to be at home in jny: St. Louis when Dizzy Gillespie was playing at this new jazz joint ...

Montreux Through The Decades: Jazz Recordings, Part One

Read "Montreux Through The Decades: Jazz Recordings, Part One" reviewed by Ian Patterson

To celebrate Montreux Jazz Festival's 50th edition in 2016, and as a posthumous tribute to the festival's founder, the late Claude Nobs, All About Jazz is launching a new column entitled Montreux Through the Decades, which will periodically present reviews of officially released live recordings from MJF, from its first edition in 1967 to the present. ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Vocalist Allison Adams Tucker Performs At The Blue Note Sunday Brunch January 17, 2016 In Connection With JazzConnect & APAP Conferences In New York

Vocalist Allison Adams Tucker Performs At The Blue Note Sunday Brunch January 17, 2016 In Connection With JazzConnect & APAP Conferences In New York

Allison Adams Tucker, the California-based multi-lingual jazz vocalist, will perform at the Blue Note Sunday Brunch in jny: New York City on January 17, 2016 for two sets at 11:30am & 1:30pm. Tucker will be previewing selections from her upcoming album WANDERlust, as well as presenting a program of Brazilian-infused jazz tunes that she sings in six different languages. ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Chihiro Yamanaka At San Jose Jazz Summer Fest (Aug. 8) & Don Quixote's (Aug. 6)

Chihiro Yamanaka At San Jose Jazz Summer Fest (Aug. 8) & Don Quixote's (Aug. 6)

The Chihiro Yamanaka Trio will perform August 8, 2015 at San Jose Jazz Summer Fest in jny: San Jose, CA, and will precede the festival appearance with an August 6 concert at Don Quixote’s International Music Hall in Felton, CA. The trio, led by jazz pianist/composer Chihiro Yamanaka, a Blue Note Records recording artist, features bassist Yoshi ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Chihiro Yamanaka Trio At Blues Alley In Washington, DC, March 30

Chihiro Yamanaka Trio At Blues Alley In Washington, DC, March 30

The Chihiro Yamanaka Trio will perform March 30, 2015 at Blues Alley in jny: Washington, DC. The trio, led by jazz pianist/composer Chihiro Yamanaka, a Universal Music/Blue Note recording artist, features bassist Yoshi Waki and drummer John Davis. Ms. Yamanaka’s performance, part of Blues Alley’s Japanese Jazz Series, marks her return to Blues Alley after her well-received debut ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Chihiro Yamanaka Trio At Dizzy's In New York City, March 9

Chihiro Yamanaka Trio At Dizzy's In New York City, March 9

The Chihiro Yamanaka Trio will perform March 9, 2015 at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Jazz At Lincoln Center in New York, NY. The trio, led by jazz pianist/composer Chihiro Yamanaka, a Universal Music/Blue Note recording artist, features bassist Yasushi Nakamura and drummer Kush Abadey. Ms. Yamanaka’s group will perform two sets, at 7:30 PM and 9:30 PM. Dizzy’s ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

John Riley: Inspiring Innovation

Read "John Riley: Inspiring Innovation" reviewed by Ben Scholz

Foremost an innovator, John Riley has always been a “drummer's drummer" in the world of straight-ahead jazz. With nearly a hundred recordings, a dozen videos, and five books under his belt, Riley is a veritable font of knowledge in the bebop realm. In this article, we take a look back at some of his musical endeavors ...