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ARTICLE: RADIO

Cyrus Chestnut, Reginald Chapman and More

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This week we open with the music of veteran jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut and a cut off his latest CD Kaleidoscope. We explore the jazz goods of Bunky Green and the great Reginald Chapman. In honor of the holiday season of 2018, we include several festive tunes to keep everything real and moving in the right ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Steve Coleman & Five Elements: Live at Village Vanguard Vol. 1 (The Embedded Sets)

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È solamente da tre anni che gli organici di Steve Coleman si esibiscono con regolarità al Village Vanguard di New York. Ma il club, si sa, profuma di leggenda, e anche il sassofonista chicagoano non ha resistito alla sirena che reclamava il classico “live" nel tempio della Settima Avenue.

Ne è valsa la pena. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Steve Coleman and Five Elements: Live at the Village Vanguard, Vol. 1 (The Embedded Sets)

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Artists don't release Live at the Village Vanguard recordings unless they've truly got something to say. The list of recordings from that fabled venue, run for decades by the incomparable Max and Lorraine Gordon, is indeed long and legendary, with well over 100 titles to date, including some of the most iconic recordings in jazz history. ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Mica Bethea: Quintessential Band Geek

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It's Sunday afternoon. Mica Bethea rolls into the Cue Note Billiard Room in Palm Coast, Florida. The 34-year old arranger, composer, bandleader and entrepreneur has arrived for Cue Notes weekly Sunday Afternoon Jazz Rendevous.

Bethea (sounds like 'buffet') is the “Note" part of Cue Note, which he co-owns with partner and pool guru John ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Daniel Dickinson: A Gathering Foretold

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It's hard to picture Dickinson as a debut artist, with a cast of characters that range from; Christian Sands, Michael Dease, Ulysses Owens, Jr., featured on A Gathering Foretold. Altoist Daniel Dickinson should not be overlooked as another side player ponying up for the known players, on whatever recording of the moment that seems to be ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Josh Maxey: Celebration of Soul

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È un nome da tenere a mente quello di Josh Maxey. Non è solo un chitarrista tecnicamente esuberante ma si dimostra un leader fantasioso e un ottimo autore. Celebration of Soul è l'ultimo di dieci dischi autoprodotti nell'arco di tre anni (questo in versione compact disc, gli altri sono scaricabili in formato MP3 o FLAC dal ...

ARTICLE: GENERAL ARTICLES

I 10 CD nel CD-Player di... Marta Sanchez

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01. Jaki Byard --The Last from Lennie's (Prestige--2003).
Ho ascoltato spesso Jaki Byard durante l'ultimo anno. Ora sto indirizzando la mia attenzione su questo disco con Joe Farrell. La versione di “After You've Gone," suonata in trio è sorprendente. Subito dopo l'esposizione della melodia piano, basso e batteria eseguono dei soli. Lo stride di Jaki ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Rudresh Mahanthappa: Dancing on the Edges of Time

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Saxophonist and composer Rudresh Mahanthappa is constantly making waves in the music world, expanding the technique of his instrument and integrating jazz and world music, especially that of his parents' native land, India. Brilliantly innovative, he often surprises with his improvisations and the way he transforms the music into something new and stimulating. India's great poet, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Steve Coleman and Five Elements at SFJAZZ

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Steve Coleman and Five Elements
SFJAZZ
San Francisco, CA
December 14, 2014

“The main thing that I consciously try to follow is things I find in nature, in universe. Basically I see the universe as sort of giant palette of forms within forms."--Steve Coleman

He is a 2014 MacArthur ...

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Ben Sidran: The First Existential Jazz Rapper

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Ben Sidran is an old school hipster in the authentic sense of the word. He's a no frills, musician's musician who's got the heart, got the chops. He's been there, done that, and ready to do more. Sidran has never been interested in following trends or squeezing into categories and is not about to start now. ...