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NEWS: RECORDING

Vinyl Alert! Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius Offer Pre-Order Special For Guilty Of Innocence LP

Vinyl Alert! Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius Offer Pre-Order Special For Guilty Of Innocence LP

Melodic Revolution Records is pleased to announce that Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius will release the LP of their highly acclaimed fifth album Guilty of Innocence a year after the official CD release via Melodic Revolution Records. The 10-track vinyl LP will include a download card of the album. Also for sale are the already-released CD and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Gene Jackson Trio Nu Yorx: Power Of Love

Read "Power Of Love" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Born in Philadelphia in 1961, Gene Jackson had already determined by his late teens to become a professional drummer. He attended Berklee College of Music where his classmates numbered Branford Marsalis, Cindy Blackman, Terri Lyne Carrington and Jeff “Tain" Watts to name just a few. He's worked with many major players in jazz including Dave Holland, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Joe Lovano, Joshua Redman and lots more at SFJAZZ Center gala

Read "Joe Lovano, Joshua Redman and lots more at SFJAZZ Center gala" reviewed by David Becker

2017 Gala Celebrating Zakir Hussain
SFJAZZ Center
jny: San Francisco
January 18, 2017

When SFJAZZ decides to throw a party, it does not fool around.

For evidence, you had to look no farther than the presenter's 2017 gala, celebrating both the 5th anniversary of the organization's ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Carla Bley: Shoe Leather, Mystery & Moxie

Read "Carla Bley: Shoe Leather, Mystery & Moxie" reviewed by Ian Patterson

With the passing of time. That's roughly how the title of Carla Bley's second trio album for ECM translates. Bley turned eighty a few months before the release of Andando el Tiempo but the passing years, if anything, have sharpened her composer's claws and whetted her playing appetite, judging by the music on this, her third ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

City Parks Foundation Presents The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, August 23-24, 2014

City Parks Foundation Presents The  Charlie Parker Jazz Festival,   August 23-24, 2014

New York, NY: City Parks Foundation is proud to announce the 22nd edition of the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival. Founded in memoriam of beloved jazz musician Charlie Parker, this festival annually attracts thousands of fans to two historic parks in Manhattan. The festival will kick off in Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem, blocks from the famous ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Carla Bley / Andy Sheppard / Steve Swallow: Trios

Read "Trios" reviewed by Sammy Stein

In Lugano, Switzerland in 2012, pianist Carla Bley, saxophonist Andy Sheppard and bassist Steve Swallow were recorded, and the result is Trios (EMC 2013). This CD is atmospheric and energised. Included are new versions of Bley's original “Utviklingssang" ( “Development Song"), “Vashkar" and the suites “Les Trois Lagons" , “Wildlife," and “The Girl Who Cried Champagne." ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Fondazione Siena Jazz Summer Workshop 2013

Read "Fondazione Siena Jazz Summer Workshop 2013" reviewed by John Kelman

Fondazione Siena Jazz Summer Workshop
Siena, Italy
July 24-August 7, 2013
While there are those who continue to suggest that the death knell for jazz has been sounded--and loudly--they're clearly not looking at the vast number of young musicians studying the music, both privately and, increasingly, in university programs. It's hard to imagine that only fifty ...

Ode to Jef Lee Johnson: The Promise of Lovolution

Read "Ode to Jef Lee Johnson:  The Promise of Lovolution" reviewed by Charles Blass

“When the music's happening, life is happening.... Why must we only join hands after the storm?... How true are you? Nothing else even matters." --Jef Lee Johnson

Jef Lee Johnson, prolific, virtuosic, humble, was in some ways not made for this world. “I'm over the world," he sang. He was certainly made for music though.

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

Doug Collette's Best Releases of 2012

Read "Doug Collette's Best Releases of 2012" reviewed by Doug Collette

It's great to be able to pick and choose from an overflowing roster of great titles, then relive the pleasure of discovery from the past twelve months.

The Brad Mehldau Trio

Ode

Nonesuch Records

The pianist's trio offers its perspective on the world around us by filtering it through its original ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Greg Lewis / Organ Monk: Uwo in the Black

Read "Uwo in the Black" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Many a jazz musician visits the territory of pianist Thelonious Monk for a short spell, but organist Greg Lewis seems to have signed up for an extended stay. His Organ Monk (Self Produced, 2010) proved to be a completely original and exciting take on the music of the man affectionately and reverently called the High Priest ...