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NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Joan Stiles

Jazz Musician of the Day: Joan Stiles

All About Jazz is celebrating Joan Stiles' birthday today!

Pianist/composer Joan Stiles has been gaining recognition for her highly creative approach to the jazz tradition. She recently joined the roster of pianists who have appeared on Marian McPartland’s PianoJazz show and she was profiled on WBGO’s hour-long “Jazz from the Archives” broadcast. Her 2nd CD, ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Joan Stiles

Jazz Musician of the Day: Joan Stiles

All About Jazz is celebrating Joan Stiles' birthday today!

Pianist/composer Joan Stiles has been gaining recognition for her highly creative approach to the jazz tradition. She recently joined the roster of pianists who have appeared on Marian McPartland’s PianoJazz show and she was profiled on WBGO’s hour-long “Jazz from the Archives” broadcast. Her 2nd CD, ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Joan Stiles

Jazz Musician of the Day: Joan Stiles

All About Jazz is celebrating Joan Stiles' birthday today!

Pianist/composer Joan Stiles has been gaining recognition for her highly creative approach to the jazz tradition. She recently joined the roster of pianists who have appeared on Marian McPartland’s PianoJazz show and she was profiled on WBGO’s hour-long “Jazz from the Archives” broadcast. Her 2nd CD, ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Joan Stiles

Jazz Musician of the Day: Joan Stiles

All About Jazz is celebrating Joan Stiles' birthday today! Pianist/composer Joan Stiles has been gaining recognition for her highly creative approach to the jazz tradition. She recently joined the roster of pianists who have appeared on Marian McPartland’s PianoJazz show and she was profiled on WBGO’s hour-long “Jazz from the Archives” broadcast. Her 2nd CD, Hurly-Burly garnered ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Joan Stiles

Jazz Musician of the Day: Joan Stiles

All About Jazz is celebrating Joan Stiles' birthday today! Pianist/composer Joan Stiles has been gaining recognition for her highly creative approach to the jazz tradition. She recently joined the roster of pianists who have appeared on Marian McPartland’s PianoJazz show and she was profiled on WBGO’s hour-long “Jazz from the Archives” broadcast. Her 2nd CD, Hurly-Burly garnered ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Matt Wilson: Have Drums, Will Travel

Read "Matt Wilson: Have Drums, Will Travel" reviewed by Lawrence Peryer

Drummer Matt Wilson must surely be in the running for the title of hardest-working man in jazz. Wilson is a composer, bandleader, producer and teacher. As a leader, his projects include the Matt Wilson Quartet, Arts & Crafts, Christmas Tree-O and the Carl Sandburg Project. He has been in bands with luminaries such as Joe Lovano, ...

NEWS: CONTEST

Enter the "Joan Stiles - Three Musicians" CD Giveaway at All About Jazz!

Enter the "Joan Stiles - Three Musicians" CD Giveaway at All About Jazz!

All About Jazz members are invited to enter the Oo-Bla-Dee “Joan Stiles—Three Musicians“ giveaway contest starting today. We'll select FIVE winners at the conclusion of the contest on January 31st. Click here to enter the contest (Following Joan Stiles at AAJ automatically enters you in the contest.) Good luck!
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NEWS: RECORDING

"Three Musicians" is New CD from Pianist/Arranger Joan Stiles, Featuring Joel Frahm & Matt Wilson

"Three Musicians" is New CD from Pianist/Arranger Joan Stiles, Featuring Joel Frahm & Matt Wilson

Pianist Joan Stiles's first two CDs—Love Call (Zoho, 2004) and Hurly-Burly (Oo-Bla-Dee, 2007)—showcased Stiles the resourceful and inventive arranger for octet and sextet. Her new album, Three Musicians, on which Stiles arranges for an unusual trio with saxophonist Joel Frahm and drummer Matt Wilson, reveals the pianist as a fearless improviser who combines harmonic gifts and ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Joan Stiles: Three Musicians

Read "Three Musicians" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

On the surface, Three Musicians is a smart collection of performances from a witty threesome, but closer observation reveals deep Cubist intent. In referencing one of Pablo Picasso's masterpieces, pianist Joan Stiles touches on a style of art that rarely finds an overt entrance into jazz, creating a layered, collage ideology within the very fabric of ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Joan Stiles: Hurly-Burly

Read "Hurly-Burly" reviewed by Elliott Simon

Back with her own unique take on the piano's place in jazz, the aptly named Joan “mistress of many Stiles presents a session with myriad influences in a variety of formats with her sophomore effort, Hurly-Burly. Her first release, Love Call (ZoHo, 2004), was a breath of fresh air that more than hinted at clever arranging ...