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ARTICLE: UNDER THE RADAR

Culture Clubs: Part IV: When Jazz Met Europe

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The Geography of Jazz--When Jazz Met Europe In 2004 Maureen Anderson, a researcher at Illinois State University contributed a dissertation to the journal, African American Review, titled The White Reception of Jazz in America. Ostensibly, her article deals with stories published in high profile periodicals and journals from 1917 and into the 1930s, written by white ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Bob Wagner: Toot Suite

Read "Toot Suite" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello

There have been many composers on both sides of the classical-jazz continuum who have attempted to blend those genres. Igor Stravinsky, Leonard Bernstein, Darius Milhaud, Duke Ellington, Lalo Schifrin, Jorge Calandrelli, and others have explored the parallels and differences.

In 1980, French jazz pianist/composer, Claude Bolling composed “Toot Suite" for the great French ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

LazJaz Trio Features French Jazz Composers on Nov. 11 Recital at Acoustix Jazz Lounge

LazJaz Trio, featuring Charles Laz, piano instructor at the Nice Conservatory, will give a jazz recital in Atlanta featuring the works of French composers on Nov. 11 at Acoustix Jazz Lounge & Restaurant, 840 Marietta St. (corner of Northside Drive, 404-879-0111) near GA Tech Campus, from 7:30 to 11:30 pm. The recital will feature the jazz ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Penang Island Jazz Festival: Malaysia, December 2-5, 2010

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7th Penang Island Jazz Festival
Penang, Malaysia
December 2-5, 2010
There was talk of bringing in a bomoh, or witchdoctor, to chase away the ominous-looking black clouds that hovered over the beachside gardens of the Bayview Hotel, home to the Penang Island Jazz Festival. The south-west monsoon that feeds the lush tropical growth of ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

AAJ Readers Get Discount on Tickets to Tiempo Libre in NYC December 10

AAJ Readers Get Discount on Tickets to Tiempo Libre in NYC December 10

AAJ readers can get special discount pricing for tickets to see Tiempo Libre when the band returns to New York City to perform in concert on December 10th.

Hot off its third Grammy nomination for “Best Tropical Latin Album" for Bach in Havana, the sizzling, dance-inducing Cuban music group Tiempo Libre will perform and generally throw ...

High On Classical Gas: Jacques Loussier, Tiempo Libre and James Galway, Burgstaller Martignon

Read "High On Classical Gas: Jacques Loussier, Tiempo Libre and James Galway, Burgstaller Martignon" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Jazz and classical musics should be friends. They have much in common. It is conceivable that a synthesis of the two could be achieved as successfully as that existing between jazz and rock. However, most attempts to meld jazz and classical have yielded mediocre results.

Some headway has been made. The recent appearance of pianist Enrico ...

Burgstaller Martignon 4: Mozart's Blues Dreams & Other Crossover Fantasies

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When the name Mozart is part of the title of a jazz disc, combined with the word blues, the safe bet is that it's a crossover listening experience at hand. Crossover is a newer term for the mix of classical and jazz sounds, but it works as well--better perhaps--than the Third Stream tag that was coined ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The Claude Bolling Big Band: Paris Swing

Read "Paris Swing" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Pianist / composer Claude Bolling, who has traveled all over the musical map from swing to classical and back during more than four decades as one of France’s most formidable performing artists, settles into a straight-ahead groove on Paris Swing. This record is a warmhearted hommage to French popular song that showcases his superb big band ...