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Charlotte Jazz Festival 2019

Read "Charlotte Jazz Festival 2019" reviewed by Perry Tannenbaum

Patina Miller, The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, The Future of Jazz Orchestra, Maria Muldaur, Carlos Henriquez, Paul Nedzela, and Donna Hopkins Charlotte Jazz Festival Charlotte, NC May 1-4, 2019 Presented by the Leon Levine Foundation and staged by Blumenthal Performing Arts, the Charlotte Jazz Festival is continuing to grow incrementally ...

Block Party

Label: Miles High Records
Released: 2018


Bill Warfield: For Lew

Read "For Lew" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The “Lew" referred to on Renaissance man Bill Warfield's latest big-band album, For Lew, is the late trumpeter Lew Soloff, whom Warfield remembers in the liner notes as “my mentor, colleague, friend and inspiration." The inspiration arrived when the teen-age Warfield, who had switched from trumpet to piano after losing his front teeth in an auto ...


2016: The Year in Jazz

Read "2016: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling

The year 2016 bubbled with events and initiatives to strengthen jazz's place in American and world culture, as well as a variety of venue openings, closings and cancellations. Jazz hit the silver screen in many ways throughout the year, and International Jazz Day continued to thrive--complete with a major all-star concert at the White House. Pop ...


Eyal Vilner Big Band: Almost Sunrise

Read "Almost Sunrise" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Suddenly, it seems, the state of Israel has become a focal point and incubator for contemporary jazz. A new wave of world-class musicians led by the three Cohens (not to be confused with Broadway's three Cohans) has crossed the ocean to plant the Israeli flag firmly in the midst of what was once considered an unassailable ...


Colonic Youth, Andy Farber, Tal Ronen & Paquito D'Rivera

Read "Colonic Youth, Andy Farber, Tal Ronen & Paquito D'Rivera" reviewed by Martin Longley

Colonic Youth Trans-Pecos December 22, 2014 In the wintry wasteland, the new-ish Trans-Pecos venue did not seem to boast a particularly peachy set-up. It may or may not still be operated by Todd P, normally known as a promoter of slightly swerved rock outfits, and there were tales of this ...


Released: 2012
Track listing: 01. Long Ago and Far Away (Jerome Kern) - 5:08; 02. I'm Bringing a Red Red Rose - (Walter Donaldson) - 3:32; 03. Chorino for Dennis (Dan Block) - 3:02; 04. If You could See Me Now (Tadd Dameron) - 6:10; 05. Out of Touch (Dan Block) - 4:20; 06. Pitter Panther Patter (Duke Ellington) - 3:08; 07. Lyric Waltz (Dimitri Shostakovich) [from "Dance of the Dolls"] - 4:53; 08. In the Dark (Bix Beiderbecke) - 7:27; 09. My Own Morning (Jule Styne) - 4:10; 10. The Jazz Samba (Claus Ogerman) - 4:47; 11. I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise (George Gershwin) - 4:54.


Dan Block: Duality

Read "Duality" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Sembra un album manifesto, questo del sassofonista Dan Block, come i Duets di Lee Konitz con musicisti dall'origine musicale disparata, da Ray Nance a Karl Berger. Block si diverte allo stesso modo sia che suoni standards, originals o la musica di Dimitri Shostakovich. Impressionante quello che riesce a fare! Si parte con uno standard di Jerome ...


Vince Giordano: New York, NY, August 14, 2012

Read "Vince Giordano: New York, NY, August 14, 2012" reviewed by Andrew J. Sammut

Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks Sofia's Restaurant New York, NY August 14, 2012 Vince Giordano receives well-deserved attention for the twenties and thirties repertoire he's brought to the radio on A Prairie Home Companion, films such as 2008's Revolutionary Road and 2004's The The Aviator, and most recently ...


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