Jazz News


Curated articles and news from All About Jazz
FILTER Results
Lew Tabackin: On Becoming and Barolo

Lew Tabackin: On Becoming and Barolo

BY KRISTEN LEE SERGEANT
September 26, 2022

"You looking for Lew?" a waiter standing outside Gennaro, a homey Italian restaurant on the Upper West Side, asks as I scan the outdoor dining area for a sign of my interview subject for the evening. “He's inside." They definitely know him here. Ushered into the dining room, the staff graciously points me towards a table in the back, where Lew Tabackin, comfortably ensconced at a corner table with a promising bottle from his cellar, is ready to ......

SOURCE: All About Jazz

September 2022: Jazz Child

September 2022: Jazz Child

BY C. MICHAEL BAILEY
September 26, 2022

Sheila Jordan Live At Mezzrow's Cellar Music 2022 Nonagenarian Sheila Jordan is a jazz singer enjoying an incandescent twilight. In late 2021, Jordan appeared on Roseanna Vitro's Sing A Song of Bird (Skyline Records, 2021) singing a song contra-composed in her honor from Charlie Parker's “Cheryl," -"Sheila, Jazz Child." Jordan, along with drummer Roy Haynes, remains the last living connection to the famous alto saxophonist, who is generously represented on Jordan's Live at Mezzrow. ......

SOURCE: All About Jazz

Composer / Percussionist / Author Adam Rudolph Publishes 'Sonic Elements' For Instrumentalists And Composers

Composer / Percussionist / Author Adam Rudolph Publishes 'Sonic Elements' For Instrumentalists And Composers

BY ADAM RUDOLPH
September 26, 2022

With Sonic Elements, composer and percussionist Adam Rudolph presents exciting and innovative ideas about intervals, harmony, and rhythms. He also expands upon his rhythm concept of “Cyclic Verticalism”, which he first presented in his 2006 book Pure Rhythm. Written for performers, students, educators, and composers, as well as anyone interested in music, Sonic Elements is a unique and profound contribution to books on music pedagogy and philosophy. In the introduction to Sonic Elements Rudolph writes: “The purpose of this ......

SOURCE: All About Jazz

Gov't Mule at the Fox Theatre

Gov't Mule at the Fox Theatre

BY GEOFF ANDERSON
September 25, 2022

Gov't Mule Fox Theatre Boulder, Colorado September 17, 2022 What's new with Gov't Mule? Like every other band in the world, they had to take a COVID break from touring. And now, like many bands, they are back on the road after their forced vacation. One thing that's new is their stage setup. After spending decades on stage right (left as you look at the stage), Warren Haynes now takes centerstage. And that's appropriate since ......

SOURCE: All About Jazz

South Jersey Jazz Society Announces Lineup for the Pat Martino Celebration of Life Experience Set for November 3-6 in Somers Point, NJ

South Jersey Jazz Society Announces Lineup for the Pat Martino Celebration of Life Experience Set for November 3-6 in Somers Point, NJ

BY MICHAEL RICCI
September 25, 2022

South Jersey Jazz Society presents a Celebration of Life and Legacy of the great jazz guitarist Pat Martino at this year’s Jazz @ the Point Festival, which runs from November 3 through 6 at Gateway Playhouse and Gregory's Restaurant in Somers Point, New Jersey. Artists performing at the festival include influential musicians and jazz icons who have interacted with Martino throughout the guitarist’s illustrious career that spanned more than five decades before he passed away in 2021. The four-day event ......

SOURCE: All About Jazz

Take Five with Ricardo Bacelar

Take Five with Ricardo Bacelar

BY AAJ STAFF
September 24, 2022

Meet Ricardo Bacelar Ricardo Bacelar is a Brazilian composer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer. He began his musical career at a young age and was initially influenced by classical, jazz, and Brazilian styles, which significantly contribute to his work today. Throughout his career, he has had numerous accomplishments, garnering top radio play in the U.S., among other notable media coverage domestically and abroad. For many years, Bacelar was a member of the Hanoi Hanoi rock band from Rio de Janeiro that experienced ......

SOURCE: All About Jazz

Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley

Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley

BY JACK GOLD-MOLINA
September 24, 2022

Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band Dimitriou's Jazz Alley Seattle, WA August 12, 2022 Poncho Sanchez and his Latin Jazz Band performed two sets at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley on Friday, August 12th. Still touring to support 2019's Trane's Delight, they have faced numerous cancellations and delays due to COVID restrictions. As Mr. Sanchez pointed out, between the time that the album was released and he was finally able to schedule dates to support it, it had ......

SOURCE: All About Jazz

Robben Ford and Bill Evans New Album 'Common Ground' Out  On September 30th On MPS

Robben Ford and Bill Evans New Album 'Common Ground' Out On September 30th On MPS

BY MICHAEL RICCI
September 24, 2022

MPS is proud to announce the release of the newest project by Robben Ford and Bill Evans, called Common Ground on September 30th, 2022. The multiple times Grammy nominees Ford and Evans have shared the stage in Europe, North America and even Japan and already released a collaborative album called The Sun Room together in 2019 (earMUSIC). With the jazz rock album Common Ground they continue their creative relationship as Evans explains. “Every now and then, like-minded musicians are able ......

SOURCE: All About Jazz

New Jersey Jazz Society 50th Anniversary Concert Set For October 9th

New Jersey Jazz Society 50th Anniversary Concert Set For October 9th

BY SANFORD JOSEPHSON
September 23, 2022

During the early 1970s, New Jersey jazz fans would gather at the Chester Inn to hear Chuck Slate’s Traditional Jazz Band or at the Hillside Lounge (also in Chester) to see cornetist Wild Bill Davison, or alto saxophonist Rudy Powell, or guitarist Al Casey. In October 1972, under the leadership of the late Jack Stine, these informal gatherings were transformed into regular concerts as the New Jersey Jazz Society was created. On October 9, 2022, the New Jersey Jazz Society ......

SOURCE: All About Jazz

Detroit Jazz Festival 2022: The 43rd Edition Returns to a Live Audience

Detroit Jazz Festival 2022: The 43rd Edition Returns to a Live Audience

BY PAUL RAUCH
September 22, 2022

Detroit Jazz FestivalHart Plaza and Campus Martius jny:Detroit, MI September 2-5, 2022 The main lobby of the Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center was abuzz with greetings and joyful conversation. You could feel the ardent positivity in the room as well as you could feel the near ninety-degree heat and accompanying steady breeze just outside, along the Detroit Riverwalk. A quick glance around the room revealed festival resident artist Chucho Valdes and trumpeter Brian Lynch among ......

SOURCE: All About Jazz

Guitarist Greg Chako 'Friends, Old And New' Release Date: October 14th With Brazilian Flair!

Guitarist Greg Chako 'Friends, Old And New' Release Date: October 14th With Brazilian Flair!

BY SCOTT H. THOMPSON
September 22, 2022

A Cincinnati-born leader who's recorded in Singapore, with Australian and American players all living in Japan, playing all-original Latin-American Jazz—a truly unique sound! His travels have brought him many friends, old and new! Friends, Old and New Release Date: October 14th Label: Mint 400 Records & Raining Music “Recalls those exciting hard blowing sessions of the 1960’s which featured Hank Mobley, Donald Byrd, and Jackie McLean... with an effective mix of hard bop and Latin rhythms guaranteed to ......

SOURCE: All About Jazz

Tony Williams and Al Foster: Give The Drummers Some

Tony Williams and Al Foster: Give The Drummers Some

BY DOUG COLLETTE
September 21, 2022

Are drummers the most colorful members of the jazz community? Certainly as the keepers of the beat, the bands in which they play rotate around them, whether they are at center stage or off to the side in performance or behind baffles right alongside them in the studio. And the assertive and authoritative likes of such dashing contemporary figures as Brian Blade, Mike Clark and Allison Miller only offer further testament to that hallowed notion. As does the late Tony ......

SOURCE: All About Jazz

Scott Sawyer 'Change Of Scene' With Oteil Burbridge & Scott Amendola

Scott Sawyer 'Change Of Scene' With Oteil Burbridge & Scott Amendola

BY JON SAWYER
September 21, 2022

Hello, greetings from the San Francisco Bay Area... I'm proud to announce this IndieGogo Campaign for my brother Scott's new album, recorded in November of 2021 at Panoramic House in Stinson Beach, CA; Scott Sawyer on guitar, Oteil Burbridge on bass and Scott Amendola on drums. While this is a jazz album, it's far from straight-ahead. Four Scott Sawyer original tunes and covers by Ron Brendle, Miles Davis, Jerry Garcia, and the Doors. All music on the IndieGoGo promotional ......

SOURCE: All About Jazz

Vintage 31

Vintage 31

BY ROBERT SLENTZ-KESLER
September 21, 2022

Max marched through the front door and looked at his watch. “Where's Louie?" “We still have ten minutes." I was setting up the music stands. “Yeah, but we need time—" “Maxie! Mad Max! Max the Mad Hatter!" Louie walked in with an extended open palm, his upright bass case strapped to his back. “Hello, Louie." Max shook his hand. Louie looked at me. “Amos the ......

SOURCE: All About Jazz

Herbie Hancock: An Essential Top Ten Albums

Herbie Hancock: An Essential Top Ten Albums

BY CHRIS MAY
September 20, 2022

The title of Herbie Hancock's 1973 hit single “Chameleon," pulled from his jazz-funk monster Head Hunters (Columbia), was an apt one. Hancock had already undergone several transformations: from the blues-and-gospel-infused vibe of his Blue Note debut, Takin' Off (1962), to more experimentally inclined Blue Note albums in the mid-to-late 1960s, and on to his early 1970s sextet Mwandishi, once dubbed “the thinking fan's fusion band." Along the way, as a member of Miles Davis' so-called “second great ......

SOURCE: All About Jazz

Michael Pedicin: 'Just the Three of Us' at Chris’ Jazz Café

Michael Pedicin: 'Just the Three of Us' at Chris’ Jazz Café

BY VICTOR L. SCHERMER
September 20, 2022

Michael Pedicin: Just the Three of Us Chris' Jazz Café Philadelphia, PA September 10, 2022 This superb set of mainstream jazz by three accomplished and dedicated musicians: Michael Pedicin on tenor saxophone, Jim Ridl on piano, and Dean Johnson on bass, owes much of its successful execution to the trio format without drums. The absence of drums places more of the rhythmic responsibility on the others, especially the bass, but it also ......

SOURCE: All About Jazz

Krantz / Carlock / Lefebvre: Touching The Stars

Krantz / Carlock / Lefebvre: Touching The Stars

BY MIKE JACOBS
September 19, 2022

Guitarist Wayne Krantz has had a long, interesting and (some would say) iconic career. Along the way, he has reshaped his own style, delved heavily into the compositional and improvisational ends of the spectrum (often blurring the lines between them), and built a catalog that redefined what is possible both on his instrument and as a part of a group. But even in a career rife with left turns, reinventions and revolutionary periods, his KCL trio with bassist Tim Lefebvre ......

SOURCE: All About Jazz

Dangerous Rhythms: Jazz and the Underworld

Dangerous Rhythms: Jazz and the Underworld

BY RICHARD J SALVUCCI
September 19, 2022

Dangerous Rhythms: Jazz and the Underworld T. J. English 420 Pages ISBN: # 978-0-06-303141-8 William Morrow 2022 The subtitle of this not uninteresting history by T.J. English could well be “Sex, Drugs, Jazz, and the Mob," because, for the most part, that is what you get. It is a flawed book, in part because there are errors of fact, some awfully florid prose, a few egregious typos, and more than a little magical ......

SOURCE: All About Jazz

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss at Red Rocks

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss at Red Rocks

BY GEOFF ANDERSON
September 18, 2022

Robert Plant Alison Krauss Red Rocks Amphitheater Denver, CO September 1, 2022 One thing was established at Thursday night's Robert Plant/Alison Krauss concert: Denver is a fashion hotbed for aging rock stars. Before we get to the proof, let's discuss the store: Rockmount Ranch Wear in downtown Denver. Rockmount traces its lineage to 1946 when it was founded by Jack A. Weil. Weil loved the business so much he continued ......

SOURCE: All About Jazz

Nightfly: The Life of Steely Dan's Donald Fagen by Peter Jones

Nightfly: The Life of Steely Dan's Donald Fagen by Peter Jones

BY DOUG COLLETTE
September 17, 2022

Nightfly: The Life of Steely Dan's Donald Fagen by Peter Jones Peter Jones 368 pages ISBN: #978-1641606875 Chicago Review Press 2022 In his introduction to Nightfly: The Life of Steely Dan's Donald Fagen, author Peter Jones could hardly have drawn a more clear outline for his biography of Steely Dan's co-founder. As a result, it only stands to reason that Fagen's late creative partner and friend Walter Becker makes his first appearance around ......

SOURCE: All About Jazz