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Play All Night!: Duane Allman and The Journey to Fillmore East

Play All Night!: Duane Allman and The Journey to Fillmore East

BY DOUG COLLETTE
November 27, 2022

Play All Night!: Duane Allman and The Journey to Fillmore East Bob Beatty 272 Pages ISBN: #978-0813069500 University Press of Florida2022 Reading Bob Beatty's Play All Night!: Duane Allman and The Journey to Fillmore East is sometimes akin to becoming embroiled in a tortuous tug-of-war between the author's intellect and his passion. But this musician/historian deserves kudos for the way he maintains a precarious balance between his self-avowed devotion to the Allman Brothers ......

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Mattias Ståhl: What I'm Listening To Now

Mattias Ståhl: What I'm Listening To Now

BY VINCENZO ROGGERO
November 27, 2022

Mattias Ståhl is a Swedish jazz vibraphonist, multi-instrumentalist and composer. A key figure on the nordic jazz scene, he is active both as a leader and a sideman in countless projects including Eirik Hegdal's Team Hegdal, the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, IPA and many more. 1. Thelonious Monk, Solo Monk, (Columbia, 1965). I always return to this one, I listen to a lot of Bach but after a while I need something to shake loose, Monk ......

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Charged Particles' Michael Brecker Tribute at Dazzle

Charged Particles' Michael Brecker Tribute at Dazzle

BY GEOFF ANDERSON
November 26, 2022

Charged Particles, Michael Brecker Tribute Dazzle Denver, Colorado November 12, 2022 Michael Brecker lives on. On Saturday night, Bay Area band Charged Particles brought their Michael Brecker tribute to Dazzle for a two-night stand. Normally a trio, the Particles were joined by Tod Dickow, a Brecker acolyte, on tenor sax and Michael Brecker's brother and the other half of the The Brecker Brothers, Randy Brecker on trumpet. Michael Brecker (March ......

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The Headhunters

The Headhunters

BY LAWRENCE PERYER
November 26, 2022

Back in the early '70s, drummer Mike Clark and bassist Paul Jackson were best friends living in East Oakland, playing flatbed gigs at Black Panther rallies, and generally raising hell. Cooking was not their forte, so the barbecue joint next door became a hangout. Mrs. Jones (of Everett and Jones) asked them to write a song to promote the spot, and they came up with the first version of “God Made Me Funky." Bill Summers worked with Jackson at the ......

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Chicago-Based Trumpeter & Composer Markus Rutz Launches New Website

Chicago-Based Trumpeter & Composer Markus Rutz Launches New Website

BY MARKUS RUTZ
November 25, 2022

Just this autumn I've refined my website and am very happy about the newest version. It's easy to peruse the content within the pages and some more features have been added. One feature available is a share button. For any tune or album that you may enjoy, the option to send a link directly to any place or person is easy to do whether within a social media space or a personal email or text. There are free music download ......

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Svetlana Marinchenko: Making Jazz Between Times

Svetlana Marinchenko: Making Jazz Between Times

BY JANE KOZHEVNIKOVA
November 25, 2022

So many people around the world have been influenced by the art of John Coltrane. Svetlana Marinchenko, a pianist from Moscow who now lives in Germany, is surely one of them. After listening to his album A Love Supreme (Impulse! Records, 1965), she decided to dedicate her life to music. Since then, she has recorded three albums and traveled the world performing her original pieces. It was a great pleasure to have this conversation with her and learn more about ......

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Your Favorite Living Jazz Pianists

Your Favorite Living Jazz Pianists

BY MICHAEL RICCI
November 24, 2022

Member votes were tabulated and this list represents our favorite living jazz pianists. Fully transparent and easily verifiable, All About Jazz's living pianists poll was conducted during the 2022 calendar year running from April to November. We would like to thank every member who participated in creating this exhaustive list (200 total!) for the next generation of jazz enthusiasts. 1Herbie Hancock2Keith Jarrett3Brad Mehldau4Kenny Barron5Bill Charlap6Fred Hersch7Ahmad Jamal8Vijay Iyer9Jason Moran10Craig Taborn11Gonzalo Rubalcaba12Hiromi13Emmet Cohen14Gerald Clayton15Matthew Shipp16George Cables17Eliane Elias18Renee Rosnes19Kris Davis20Robert ......

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Marcus Rezak & PR Productions Assemble An All-Star Lineup Ft. Members Of The Doors, Frank Zappa, Pink Floyd, The Motet & More For Friendsgiving Show At Troubadour In West Hollywood

Marcus Rezak & PR Productions Assemble An All-Star Lineup Ft. Members Of The Doors, Frank Zappa, Pink Floyd, The Motet & More For Friendsgiving Show At Troubadour In West Hollywood

BY MICHAEL RICCI
November 24, 2022

On Friday, November 25th, virtuosic guitarist Marcus Rezak will perform a special Friendsgiving show with an all-star lineup at the legendary Troubadour in West Hollywood, California. Presented by PR Productions, the three-set performance will feature Felix Pastorius (Hipster Assassins), Dave Watts (The Motet), Wally Ingram (Bob Weir/Phil Lesh), Adam MacDougall (Circles Around the Sun), Ben “Smiley” Silverstein (The Main Squeeze) with special appearances by Robby Krieger (The Doors), Ike Willis (Frank Zappa), Arthur Barrow (Frank Zappa), Scott Page (Pink Floyd), ......

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Jazz in a Snow Globe

Jazz in a Snow Globe

BY JOSEPH VELLA
November 24, 2022

One of the greatest gifts of listening to jazz is to simply get lost inside of a track and have it transport you to a state of bliss. These special pieces of music often discovered over time through countless of hours of listening. Like the diamonds of the music, no matter the era or style, they just shine. I like to call these magical gems “Snow Globe Jazz"--these tracks do everything you need for them to do. They're ......

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Giving Thanks & Sharing the Jazz Love

Giving Thanks & Sharing the Jazz Love

BY MICHAEL RICCI
November 24, 2022

As always, we're celebrating Thanksgiving by recognizing two special groups of people: our fund drive supporters who helped make much of the 2022 website improvements possible and our staff who submitted and prepared articles. Both contributions are immeasurable and we thank you all for your generosity, passion and friendship. The good people who support this website are as cool and as essential as the music itself. With deep appreciation, thanks again! A daily commitment since 1995 At All ......

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Mark Kavuma & The Banger Factory At Milton Court Concert Hall

Mark Kavuma & The Banger Factory At Milton Court Concert Hall

BY CHRIS MAY
November 23, 2022

Mark KavumaMilton Court Concert HallLondonNovember 18, 2022 Fittingly for one of the closing events of the 2022 jny:London Jazz Festival, trumpeter Mark Kavuma's performance at the Barbican Centre's associate concert hall, a few hundred yards down the road from the main venue, was on an epic scale. Kavuma appeared with his twelve-piece Banger Factory band, an eleven-piece gospel choir and the eighteen-piece Kinetika Bloco community big band, of which he is an alumnus and ......

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Jazz Fusion Artist Bob Holz Releases New Single Featuring Former Members Of Spyro Gyra And Jean Luc Ponty Band

Jazz Fusion Artist Bob Holz Releases New Single Featuring Former Members Of Spyro Gyra And Jean Luc Ponty Band

BY BOB HOLZ
November 23, 2022

Jazz fusion drummer Bob Holz released a new single titled “Bob's Blues" on November 15th, 2022. The track was recorded at Catalina Bar and Grill in Hollywood, CA and features Holz (drums/composer), Ralphe Armstrong (bass), Chet Catallo (guitar), Billy Steinway (piano) and Dave Goldberg (saxophone). The tune explores Holz's love of blending jazz fusion with smooth jazz elements to create a radio friendly atmosphere.  "A live audience's participation charges our performance and results in the band locking into the zone ......

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Play Petrucciani: A Special Tribute for a Special Musician

Play Petrucciani: A Special Tribute for a Special Musician

BY PHILLIP WOOLEVER
November 23, 2022

Watching a good band at a small club is often one of the most enjoyable ways to experience jazz. Proper ambiance can conjure lasting sounds and images, as the relatively intimate space makes for optimal acoustics and definitive visual close-ups. That's what it was like for those fortunate or discerning enough to attend the first editions of an exceptional “Play Petrucciani" program by Spanish pianist Chano Dominguez and Italian trumpeter Flavio Boltro, with a powerful rhythmic assist from Martin Leiton ......

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Meet Tony Gleeson

Meet Tony Gleeson

BY TESSA SOUTER AND ANDREA WOLPER
November 22, 2022

Tell us a bit about yourself. I'm an artist by vocation and a musician by avocation (I've played guitar all my life and picked up keyboards a couple of decades back). Music of all kinds has always been a major part of my life, but early on I made the choice to pursue the visual arts as my career. I spent my so-called formative years on the east coast, in upstate New York, jny:Washington DC, and jny:New York City. When ......

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Making Spirits Bright: Surprising Duo Delivers Spirited Musical Cocktail

Making Spirits Bright: Surprising Duo Delivers Spirited Musical Cocktail

BY ANDREW THOMAS
November 22, 2022

There has never been a more unlikely, nor more compelling, musical mixology for the holidays. And like a truly modern Christmas miracle, it comes complete with irony, humor, and heart. Here’s the recipe: Take one exceptional business executive with a Political Science degree from the American University of Cairo and decades of experience developing telecommunications operations across Southeast Asia. Combine this with a legendary Grammy-winning composer / producer who pioneered jazz/rock fusion as a member of the Mahavishnu Orchestra and ......

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Jazz Dispensary And Vinyl Me, Please Announce A Second Collection Of Reissues

Jazz Dispensary And Vinyl Me, Please Announce A Second Collection Of Reissues

BY MICHAEL RICCI
November 22, 2022

Jazz Dispensary is thrilled to partner with Vinyl Me, Please for a second installment of album reissues, following our inaugural collaboration, in 2020. This latest bundle continues our sonic journey with four cosmically funky catalog gems from the early to mid-’70s. The reissues include Bayeté’s boundary-pushing debut, Worlds Around the Sun; Gary Bartz’s uplifting The Shadow Do; Idris Muhammad’s sumptuous Peace and Rhythm; and Melvin Sparks’ cinematic sophomore album, Spark Plug. Offering an elevated listening experience, these carefully selected albums ......

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Artonov 2022

Artonov 2022

BY MARTIN LONGLEY
November 22, 2022

Artonov Brussels, Belgium October 12-15, 2022 Artonov is a Belgian festival that's committed to the commingling of creative strategies. Performances will always display at least two artistic forms, picking from a treasure trove that includes music, dance, film, poetry, painting, storytelling, video and even olfactory and culinary creations. Its other key predilection is a love of unusual locations, mostly with a history that stretches back a century or more. If the ......

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Jeff Berlin: Making Jack Songs, Making Amends, Making A New Path

Jeff Berlin: Making Jack Songs, Making Amends, Making A New Path

BY MIKE JACOBS
November 21, 2022

Chances are, if you know Jeff Berlin's name, you know at least some of the bassist's now-classic work with such seminal jazz/rock/fusion mainstays as Bill Bruford or Allan Holdsworth. If so, you may also know of his 10 albums as a leader or some of his many other sideman, supergroup and touring credits. If you're still saying yes, it's likely you also know about his longtime commitment and passion as a bass educator. And if you're still checking boxes in ......

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Lucía Gutiérrez Rebolloso Is The Winner Of The 11th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition

Lucía Gutiérrez Rebolloso Is The Winner Of The 11th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition

BY APRIL THIBEAULT
November 21, 2022

As part of NJPAC’s TD James Moody Jazz Festival At a star-studded, sold-out performance held yesterday afternoon on the NJPAC stage, Lucía Gutiérrez Rebolloso was announced the winner of the 11th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition. Hosted by WBGO Radio’s Gary Walker, “The SASSY Awards” featured performances by the competitions top five finalists as well as special appearances by previous winners Tawanda Suessbrich-Joaquim and Gabrielle Cavassa. Recipient of a $5,000 cash award and winner of The SASSY Awards ......

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All About Jazz Premium Musician Page Service Upgrade 2022

All About Jazz Premium Musician Page Service Upgrade 2022

BY MICHAEL RICCI
November 21, 2022

We have some exciting news to share about a major upgrade to All About Jazz’s Premium Musician page service. We’re talking big, sweeping improvements that have already delivered profound results. Manage Your Content / Maximize Your Presence Prior to the upgrade, a user clicked the green gear icon on their musician page to manage their content (photos, events, albums, etc.) All this, and more, can be done straight from the page’s much-improved update form. Call it improved content handling. WYSIWYG ......

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