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Strange Guitarists, Entitled Musicians and Fictional Managers

Strange Guitarists, Entitled Musicians and Fictional Managers

BY MR. P.C.
July 5, 2022

Strange GuitaristsDear Mr. P.C.: Is it possible to maintain inner peace while playing “Misty" or “Autumn Leaves"? Why are guitarists strange? —Jack Dear Jack: That's quite a puzzle you've created there! I think you're suggesting that guitarists are strange either because they can maintain inner peace playing those songs, or because they can't. I can't tell which, and it doesn't matter. Here's the thing: Guitar players have so ......

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Take Five with Tobin Mueller

Take Five with Tobin Mueller

BY AAJ STAFF
July 5, 2022

Meet Tobin Mueller Connecticut-based composer, arranger, playwright and pianist Tobin Mueller has just released his 35th album: Prestidigitation, drawing on a long career of innovation and artistry. Mueller's compositions range from Jazz Fusion to Progressive Rock, Broadway musicals to Old-School Funk, Classical ballet to video games. His jazz ensemble recordings have featured legendary bassist Ron Carter, saxophonist Donny McCaslin (last collaborator with David Bowie) & Grammy-winning guitarist Paul Nelson. His piano recordings have won several Fanfare Magazine's Critics Choice awards, ......

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7 Virtual Jazz Club’s Contest – Live Round - Semifinalists Announced

7 Virtual Jazz Club’s Contest – Live Round - Semifinalists Announced

BY VALERIO PAPPI
July 5, 2022

The Jury has decided and we are proud to present the semifinalists of the 7 Virtual Jazz Club Contest's 7th edition. Jazz lovers worldwide can vote for their favorite semifinalists on our website by giving 1 (minimum) to 5 (maximum) notes. The musician with the most votes in each category will win the Web Community Prize. Vote Pros & Amateurs Category Julia Perminova (Switzerland) Federico Calcagno & The Dolphians (Italy) Aurel Violas Trio (France) Zamir (Israel) Sebastian de Urquiza Unity ......

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Camilla George At The MAC

Camilla George At The MAC

BY IAN PATTERSON
July 4, 2022

Camilla George The MAC jny:Belfast, N. Ireland June 25, 2022 It was a sell-out crowd for Camilla George's Belfast gig, the penultimate stop on a ten-date tour of Ireland. In part, this no doubt reflected people's hunger for live music after the socio-cultural privations of lockdown, but above all, it was a sure indication that MOBO-nominated George is hot property these days.The Nigerian-born, London-based saxophonist's rise has been fascinating to watch. From ......

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Dan Papirany's New Album 'I Trio' Is A Unique Individual Project

Dan Papirany's New Album 'I Trio' Is A Unique Individual Project

BY DAN PAPIRANY
July 4, 2022

Multi-instrumentalist Dan Papirany has released I Trio, an album of mostly original compositions with the exception of “Groove Evolution” by Brett Loretz who also plays trumpet on the track. I Trio has a mixture of compositional influences. Two compositions were inspired by Steve Gadd drumbeats. In the composition “Fifty Ways To Leave Your Blubber” Papirany utilises Gadd’s “Fifty Ways” drum beat which was originally featured on a Paul Simon song. The “Mozambique” drumbeat is also associated with Gadd, and it ......

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Barbara Carroll: Barbara’s Piano

Barbara Carroll: Barbara’s Piano

BY JAKOB BAEKGAARD
July 3, 2022

Every record is a moment in time, but also a musical portrait of the artist who creates it. When Barbara Carroll released the Verve album, Barbara, in 1958, it would mark a watershed moment in her personal and musical life. Her husband and close collaborator, bassist Joe Shulman, died of a heart attack the same year at 33. This was one of their last sessions together. Shulman began playing in Carroll's trio in 1949, and they married in 1954. Recorded ......

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42nd Le Festival International De Jazz De Montreal: June 30-July 9, 2022

42nd Le Festival International De Jazz De Montreal: June 30-July 9, 2022

BY ANN BRAITHWAITE
July 3, 2022

The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, presented by TD Bank Group in collaboration with Rio Tinto, kicks off on June 30, treating audiences to headlining acts at the heart of downtown Montréal until July 9, 2022. In total, more than 350 concerts are on the program, 2/3 of which are free, on a pedestrian-only site. Here’s a peek at what’s going to make this a better-than-ever festival edition. JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS Opener : Ariane ......

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Brazilian Pianist, Vocalist, Composer, And Arranger Ricardo Bacelar Releases  First Single, 'O Último Pôr Do So' From His Forthcoming Album Congênito

Brazilian Pianist, Vocalist, Composer, And Arranger Ricardo Bacelar Releases First Single, 'O Último Pôr Do So' From His Forthcoming Album Congênito

BY ARE GROUP
July 2, 2022

On July 1, Brazilian pianist, vocalist, composer, and arranger Ricardo Bacelar will release the first single, “O último por do sol," from his forthcoming album entitled Congênito. The full album represents a departure from his previous recordings and features Bacelar as the project's sole producer, vocalist, arranger, and instrumentalist. It is being released on his record label Jasmin Music. “O último por do sol" was written by songwriters Lenine and Lula Quiroga and recounts lost love. Bacelar's recording features a ......

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Scott Wilson: Nurturing  Future Generations of Jazz Musicians

Scott Wilson: Nurturing Future Generations of Jazz Musicians

BY JANE KOZHEVNIKOVA
July 1, 2022

Scott Wilson is a performer, educator, and composer. He worked at Grand Link World Theme Park in Qingdao, China, at Universal Studios in Osaka, Japan, and at Tokyo Disney Sea, among other places around the world. Having many years of experience in the music industry, he has stepped into teaching jazz. Wilson has authored multiple publications with Kendall Hunt Publishing, including Ultimate Jazz Tool Kit and Ultimate Jazz Workbook. His four online platforms (Jazz Fundamentals 1, Jazz Fundamentals ......

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A Revolution In Music Education: Contemporary Musical Arts At New England Conservatory, Celebrating 50 Years Of Training The Complete Musician

A Revolution In Music Education: Contemporary Musical Arts At New England Conservatory, Celebrating 50 Years Of Training The Complete Musician

BY ANN BRAITHWAITE
July 1, 2022

Since 1972, the Contemporary Musical Arts (formerly CI/Contemporary Improvisation) program at New England Conservatory has been at the forefront of creative musical expression. The department marks five decades of crossing boundaries, pushing limits, and training creative contemporary musicians and artists with a year- long celebration featuring faculty, students and alumni in a full season of cutting-edge musical events. During the 2022-2023 fiftieth anniversary season, the CMA program celebrates alumni with residencies featuring cross-genre improviser Satoko Fujii, singer- songwriter Aoife O’Donovan, ......

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All About Jazz Top 10 Songs: June 2022

All About Jazz Top 10 Songs: June 2022

BY MICHAEL RICCI
July 1, 2022

All About Jazz features a free song every day spanning all genres of jazz, and of the tracks featured in June, these ten represent our reader's favorites as indicated by total listens. Musicians and record labels can submit full length MP3s for consideration here. Enjoy! Top Tracks Clicked On Romance Ori Dagan From: Click Right Here 02:30 ¿Nada? ¡Nunca! Gaute Storsve From: El Gran Gotzilla 06:29 Summer Color ......

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Guy Buttery: A Trio Of Heart

Guy Buttery: A Trio Of Heart

BY MICK RAUBENHEIMER
July 1, 2022

Renowned for his--by all accounts--wondrous musicianship, expressed predominantly on guitar, Buttery is admired not only for virtuosic technique, but a subtle and highly emotive melodic sensibility, which often evokes an air of spirituality. Following his multi-award winning seventh album, aptly entitled Guy Buttery--as, at the time, it felt like his most personal to date (see the aforementioned spiritual quality of track 'The upper reaches')--Buttery was struck down by an undiagnosable malady which had him practically bedridden for several months. Towards ......

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Tenor Saxophonist Walt Weiskopf Reconvenes His Celebrated European Quartet On 'Diamonds And Other Jewels,' Arriving August 19 On Amm Records

Tenor Saxophonist Walt Weiskopf Reconvenes His Celebrated European Quartet On 'Diamonds And Other Jewels,' Arriving August 19 On Amm Records

BY TERRI HINTE
June 30, 2022

Waylaid by the COVID-19 pandemic, tenor saxophonist Walt Weiskopf and his European Quartet return with a vengeance on Diamonds and Other Jewels, set for an August 19 release on AMM Records. A collection of Weiskopf originals (and one standard), it demonstrates the powerful chemistry Weiskopf shares with pianist Carl Winther, bassist Andreas Lang, and drummer Anders Mogensen—matched by their audible relish at being back together. The album is the sixth release by the acclaimed quartet, assembled by Weiskopf in winter ......

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Take Five with Anita Donndorff

Take Five with Anita Donndorff

BY AAJ STAFF
June 30, 2022

Meet Anita Donndorff Anita Donndorff is a 26 year-old Argentinean singer. She began her musical journey in 2017, and has become one of the most influential singers in the jazz scene in Buenos Aires. She has performed at some of the most important music venues in Argentina, such as Teatro San Martin, Virasoro Bar, Bebop Club, among others. Anita has also shared the stage with the most important and prestigious musicians of the scene such as Juan Cruz de Urquiza, ......

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Rochester International Jazz Festival Wraps Up 9 Days Of Harmony With Record-setting Attendance Of 210,000

Rochester International Jazz Festival Wraps Up 9 Days Of Harmony With Record-setting Attendance Of 210,000

BY JEAN DALMATH
June 30, 2022

Save the Date for the 20th Anniversary Edition June 23- July 1, 2023 The 19th Edition CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival, one of the largest jazz festivals in the world, four times postponed because of the pandemic, wrapped up nine days of harmony and 325 shows June 25 with an all-time record-setting attendance of 210,000. With 11 free headliner shows on two outdoor stages, a record 130 free shows and packed Club Pass shows nightly in 11 venues, jazz fans ......

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Denis Gäbel: A Deeper Meaning

Denis Gäbel: A Deeper Meaning

BY MATTY BANNOND
June 30, 2022

This year, the hr-Bigband welcomes star guests including Nils Landgren, Camille Thurman and John Beasley. It also welcomes a new lead tenor saxophonist: Denis Gäbel. In an interview with All About Jazz, he shares his thoughts about playing with this historic and highly-regarded German big band. Denis Gäbel grew up in a showbiz family. His brother Colin is a TV presenter and his brother Tom is a singer--but it was his saxophone-playing mother who inspired him to try ......

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Introducing Sonica—The Cypriot Keyboardist’s Christos Yerolatsitis’ Powerful Ruminations On The Pandemic—Out Now

Introducing Sonica—The Cypriot Keyboardist’s Christos Yerolatsitis’ Powerful Ruminations On The Pandemic—Out Now

BY CHRISTOS YEROLATSITIS
June 29, 2022

This June, Sonica marked its debut with three well-received album release shows on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. Not exactly jazz, not exactly electronic—they are part of the global question “what is jazz nowadays?” The band charms not only with technical proficiency but complex compositions that sound easy, leaving many a listener groove along in their chair. Sonica is a synth-centered group that combines Nu jazz with vocabulary from ambient, electronica & funk. It is a creation of the Cypriot ......

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The Conference Producer: Peter Schulze

The Conference Producer: Peter Schulze

BY B.D. LENZ
June 29, 2022

Who would ever imagine that just being able to hold a professional conference would be a victory in itself? Post-Covid, that's true for all kinds of gatherings including one held every April in jny: Bremen Germany. Jazzahead is an international assembly of all facets of the jazz industry and a place for this niche community to meet face to face to conduct business, share ideas, and watch performances from bands that have traveled from across the globe. This small miracle ......

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Demons and Wizards, June Bugs and Jakarta

Demons and Wizards, June Bugs and Jakarta

BY CHRIS M. SLAWECKI
June 29, 2022

Hermeto Pascoal Planetario Da Gavea Far Out Recordings 2022 Planetario Da Gavea is an enormous, sprawling document from a February 1981 outdoor performance series by Brazilian jazz wizard Hermeto Pascoal recorded under the stars in the Gávea neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, within the dome of the city's outdoor planetário (planetarium). Ten pieces, most never recorded before and several never performed again, stretch across two hours of gloriously ......

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Jazz Meets TikTok: Three Artists Share In Their JazzToks

Jazz Meets TikTok: Three Artists Share In Their JazzToks

BY JOSEPH VELLA
June 28, 2022

The TikTok social media platform was created in 2017 but it wasn't until 2020, with the help of a global pandemic, that the app really took off. It has amassed tremendous growth with over 100 million active users each month—and that's in the U.S. alone. With the bite-sized video format, TikToks can be hugely engaging, offering artists an accessible way to be seen and heard. While many might dismiss it as only for Gen Z or viral dance ......

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