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ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Mark Morganelli: Adds Club Owner To His Resume

Read "Mark Morganelli: Adds Club Owner To His Resume" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Mark Morganelli has long been known as a fine trumpet player and a promoter with years of experience in the jny: New York City area dating back to a jazz loft 39 years ago, through booking at the Village Gate, Birdland, morphing into his nonprofit Jazz Forum Arts organization known for the summer concert series he ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Wolfgang Lackerschmid & The Brazilian Trio: Samba Gostoso

Read "Samba Gostoso" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

This was bound to happen eventually. German vibraphonist Wolfgang Lackerschmid has worked with each man in The Brazilian Trio at different times and he's long been fascinated with the sounds of their homeland, so he was destined to eventually collaborate with this collective.

On Samba Gostoso, Lackerschmid is seamlessly integrated into the already-established ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Trio Da Paz al Teatro Franco Parenti di Milano

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Musica Jazz al Parenti
Teatro Franco Parenti -Milano -06.03.2016

Riparte a Milano rassegna musicale che ha l'ambizione di incrociare i mondi dell'improvvisazione e del jazz. A cura di Gianni Gualberto Morelenbaum, Musica Jazz al Parenti intende quest'anno approfondire, come si legge nella presentazione dell'iniziativa, “la trasversalità che oggi caratterizza tali linguaggi." ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Trio Da Paz: 30

Read "30" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Time really does fly when you're having fun. Just ask Trio da Paz. Guitarist Romero Lubambo, bassist Nilson Matta, and drummer Duduka Da Fonseca are celebrating three decades of togetherness with the aptly-titled 30. It's a collection of music that, like the best of their work, finds them merging the sounds of Brazil with the attitude ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Brazilians Spice Up Annual Montana Guitar Festival

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Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival
Flathead Lake Lodge
Bigfork, Montana
August 30-September 5, 2015

Forget for a moment the stellar roster of international guitar greats at Bigfork, Montana's annual Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival, their inspired performances and enthusiastic, SRO crowds. This annual weeklong mixture of master ...

NEWS: RECORDING

A New Album, "Predawn Shenanigans Club" By Wataru Uchida

A New Album, "Predawn Shenanigans Club" By Wataru Uchida

Born in Japan, tenor saxophonist Wataru Uchida was compelled by the power of swing to move to New York, only to come under the spell of Latin rhythms such as samba, Baião and Maracatu that form the core of a new release entitled Predawn Shenanigans Club. A specially recruited lineup of Brazilian jazz players bring life ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five with Wataru Uchida

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About Wataru Uchida

Wataru Uchida is a saxophonist and composer. Wataru studied saxophone performance and composition with Chico Freeman, and has been leading his jazz projects in New York since 2003. In 2002, Wataru worked as a teaching assistant of Rory Stuart's rhythm analysis class at New School University Jazz & Contemporary Music program. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Nilson Matta: EastSideRioDrive

Read "EastSideRioDrive" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Many a bassist is renowned or applauded for the way they serve as ballast in a band, but what of the bassists who go the other way, providing lift instead of weight? There are precious few of them out there, but Nilson Matta is one one of them. Matta, whether working with the collectively-operated Trio Da ...

ARTICLE: NEW YORK BEAT

Marcos Valle and Stacey Kent at Birdland

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Another of Brazil's music luminaries from the sixties, Marcos Valle, came to Gotham on December 9, 2014 to team up with Stacey Kent and Jim Tomlinson and advance the Brazilian omnipresence here of late. Last month I wrote of the dramatic emergence of the Spokfrevo Orquestra at Lincoln Center and everywhere this month there are appearances ...

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

Dan Bilawsky's Best Releases Of 2013

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The annual rite of writing a “best of" list at All About Jazz is a most pleasurable and difficult task; pleasurable for the reflections on great art that come along with the task and difficult because of the need to make hard choices. I've been inspired by dozens of new jazz recordings this year, but I've ...