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Doug MacDonald: Jazz Marathon 2

Read "Jazz Marathon 2" reviewed by Jack Bowers

For those who thought that guitarist Doug MacDonald's happy-go-lucky jazz marathon had crossed the finish line with the release more than a year ago of Just for Fun, the good news is that MacDonald and his talented teammates have found their second wind and the marathon continues through a second effervescent two-CD session taped at the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Doug MacDonald: Just for Fun

Read "Just for Fun" reviewed by Jack Bowers

While there are no household names on guitarist Doug MacDonald's new 2-CD set, Just for Fun (alto saxophonist Lanny Morgan or perhaps drummer Roy McCurdy may come closest), the sidemen he has chosen for a lively concert date billed as a “jazz marathon" are more than likely among the more accomplished jazz musicians you've seldom or ...

NEWS: BOOK / MAGAZINE

Mort Weiss' E-book, "Sex And The Jazz Musician - The Hollywood Years And Beyond," Now Available

Mort Weiss' E-book, "Sex And The Jazz Musician - The Hollywood Years And Beyond," Now Available

New E-Book Translates the Octogenarian Clarinetist’s Mort Report Columns from All About Jazz into an Autobiographic Series of Vignettes Complimented with Music and Video Sex and the Jazz Musician—The Hollywood Years and Beyond, an intriguing glimpse into the life and times of “the world's greatest unemployed jazz clarinetist," 80-year old Mort Weiss, is now available as an ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Glenn Cashman's Southland Nonet: Music Without Borders

Read "Music Without Borders" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Tenor saxophonist Professor Dr. Glenn Cashman and composer, lyricist and voice teacher Eric Futterer have been friends and collaborators in music for more than a decade. Years ago, with the help of veteran west coast bassist Howard Rumsey (Lighthouse All-Stars), Futterer and Cashman collaborated on their biggest effort to date when they founded the Muckenthaler Jazz ...

ARTICLE: BIG BAND REPORT

Buddy Rich: In a Zone of His Own

Read "Buddy Rich: In a Zone of His Own" reviewed by Jack Bowers

One of the channels that came with my Dish Network package is Classic Arts Showcase, which is a treasure trove of film clips documenting classical, ballet, folk, pop and other forms of music that one is unlikely to see anywhere else (although some footage is presumably available on YouTube, which more and more seems to encompass ...

NEWS: EVENT

12th annual Newport Beach Jazz Party

By Patricia Myers Tributes to Nat King Cole, Oscar Peterson,Chet Baker, Paul Desmond and the “Four Brothers" sound made famous by Woody Herman will be among the 44 sessions of the 12th annual Newport Beach Jazz Party, Feb. 16-19 in at the Newport Beach Marriott in southern California. This year's edition has the biggest advance sale in years, ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Newport Beach (CA) Summer Jazz Series Begins July 6

Sunset Jazz at Newport, featuring straight ahead jazz from top jazz performers, begins July 6 and will continue for 11 summer Wednesday nights at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel in Southern California. The concerts take place at the outside Rose Garden, with patrons sitting comfortably at tables. There will be two sets, 6 and 7:30. Both one-hour ...

NEWS: RECORDING

"Things Are Getting Better", New CD by Luther Hughes & the Cannonball-Coltrane Project

"Things Are Getting Better", New CD by Luther Hughes & the Cannonball-Coltrane Project

"It all started as I was sitting around one day listening to The Cannonball Adderley Quintet in Chicago, a landmark album recorded in 1959. This album was the only time Cannonball and Coltrane appeared together on record other than their work with Miles Davis. As I was listening to this album I thought it might be ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Luther Hughes / Cannonball-Coltrane Project: Things Are Getting Better

Read "Things Are Getting Better" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

Match the stylings of two of the most revered jazz saxophonists, and you're likely to come up with The Cannonball-Coltrane Project. This five-piece ensemble pays homage to Julian “Cannonball" Adderley and John Coltrane.

Bassist Luther Hughes says the idea came to him as he was listening to The Cannonball Adderley Quintet in Chicago (Mercury, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

KSDS Jazz 88 Ocean Beach Music and Arts Festival

Read "KSDS Jazz 88 Ocean Beach Music and Arts Festival" reviewed by Robert Bush

Jazz 88 Ocean Beach Music & Art Festival
Winston's, Hodad's Stage, The Harp
Ocean Beach, CA
September 11, 2010

Perfect day for a party: the sun shone bright in a cloudless sky, it's heat mitigated by a cool ocean breeze. After a one year hiatus due to the terrible economy of ...