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ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Dave Holland: Consummate Bassist

Read "Dave Holland: Consummate Bassist" reviewed by Lazaro Vega

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

Bassist Dave Holland brings the flexible structures and varied instrumental colors of his Grammy nominated Quintet to several Michigan locations in the second week of April. On the 7th the group ...

ARTICLE: UNDER THE RADAR

Dai Liang, aka A Bu: Beijing Prodigy

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In 1950, in the wake of World War II and the early years of the Cold War, the Chinese Communist Party under Mao Zedong founded the Central Conservatory of Music as a consolidation of several musical institutions. Located in Beijing, the school resides on the former site of the seventeenth century residence of one Prince Yixuan. ...

Jan Kus Quartet: Faith

Read "Faith" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

As a young Slovenian saxophone student, Jan Kus proved so promising that he earned a scholarship from the Slovenian Ministry of Culture to study at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, studies which included tours of Belgium, Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Slovenia, Slovakia, and The Netherlands, with other young European jazz players. In 2012, Kus crossed ...

India to Italy, Brazil to Slovenia–Where WON'T Jazz Go?

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Avataar
Petal
Self-Produced
2016

While growing up in the Northern Ontario mining town of Sunbury, he was known as “Sam." But in his early twenties, Sundar Viswanathan reconnected with his Indian name and heritage, and, through several conservatory courses spanning North Indian classical to Turkish maquam music, ...

A Bu: Butterflies Fly in Pairs

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Dai Liang (aka, A Bu) is a Beijing-based prodigy with remarkable potential and virtuosic piano skills. Marc Vincent, President of China's division of Sennheiser took note of the then thirteen year old pianist performing at a Beijing festival in 2012. A Bu, who began playing at the age of four, quickly found himself matched up with ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Robin Eubanks Mass Line Big Band: More Than Meets the Ear

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Tornato alla piena attività discografica lo scorso anno con l'eccitante Klassik Rock -Vol. 1, Robin Eubanks pubblica ora un formidabile lavoro orchestrale con una band ricca di splendidi solisti e alcuni allievi dei suoi corsi. Dopo il Duemila il trombonista s'è dedicato prevalentemente all'insegnamento (all'Oberlin College, ma anche al Berklee College of Music e al New ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Robin Eubanks Mass Line Big Band: More Than Meets The Ear

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More Than Meets the Ear is Robin Eubanks' first foray leading a big band in his three decades as a performing musician. The date features compositions spanning Eubanks' entire career, artfully embellished and re-arranged for a formidable 19-piece ensemble. The key difference between this lineup and a conventional unit--other than Mike King's bluesy organ and Boris ...

A Bu Trio: 88 Tones of Black and White

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China is rarely thought of as a geographic source of jazz from the perspective of westerners, partly due to a less than robust presence of the genre and partly because the country remains closed off in many respects. In the past ten years or so, only a handful of “jazz" recordings have come out of the ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

3rd Annual Emmanuel Baptist Church Holiday Jazz Vespers Featuring Antonio Hart And The Queens College Jazz Ensemble

3rd Annual Emmanuel Baptist Church Holiday Jazz Vespers Featuring Antonio Hart And The Queens College Jazz Ensemble

Bring 2015 in on a high note with Antonio Hart at the Emmanuel Baptist Church Jazz Vespers On December 31st Emmanuel Baptist Church presents their 3rd Annual Holiday Jazz Vespers featuring the profound Antonio Hart and The Queens College Jazz Ensemble. Recognized as one of the most talented instrumentalists of his generation, members of Emmanuel Baptist Church ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Jimmy Heath BIg Band: Live at the Blue Note

Read "Live at the Blue Note" reviewed by Maurizio Zerbo

Inciso al Blue Note di New York, questo CD riunisce una big band stellare comprendente alcuni dei migliori jazzisti contemporanei. La guida il magnifico sassofonista Jimmy Heath, uno dei musician's musicians per eccellenza nel jazz. Sembra incredibile, ma questo è solo il suo terzo CD per big band in 60 anni di carriera a fronte di ...