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3x3: Piano Trios: October 2021

3x3: Piano Trios: October 2021

BY GENO THACKARA
October 11, 2021

It's a pretty worldly mix of trios here. While the instrumental setup is familiar as ever, these are players always happy to take it out of jazz land and wander anywhere else they wish. Jim Funnell's Word Out! Live in Japan Self Produced 2021 While Jim Funnell isn't notably prolific, he makes a convincing case for quality over quantity. A lot of living goes into making each of his works -besides absorbing ideas ......

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On the Road With Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids

On the Road With Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids

BY GIOELE PAGLIACCIA
October 11, 2021

The first time I met Idris Ackamoor was inside of Centro Stabile di Cultura on a Sunday afternoon in November 2018. The organizers at this historical venue in San Vito di Leguzzano, a small village half hour from Vicenza surrounded by foundries and wheat fields, asked me if I could lend my Ludwig Drums to the drummer playing in The Pyramids at the time; as a reward I would watch the show for free and get to meet the band. ......

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Live From Lisbon: Banha Da Cobra, Mário Laginha, Ricardo Toscano, Huh! & Gileno Santana

Live From Lisbon: Banha Da Cobra, Mário Laginha, Ricardo Toscano, Huh! & Gileno Santana

BY MARTIN LONGLEY
October 10, 2021

Banha Da Cobra Cosmos Campolide July 29, 2021 Cosmos Campolide is a new venture housed in an aging building, which used to be an 'old gentlemen's club,' going back around a century. From the street outside, its existence as a moderne venue for electronic adventure isn't evident, it just looks like a scuffed, crumbling, wise old edifice. Venturing up the stairway, it still retains an authentically sepia visage, with original framed photographs of old ......

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Jazz Inside And Out: Select Posts from 2013-2015

Jazz Inside And Out: Select Posts from 2013-2015

BY JOHN GOODMAN
October 10, 2021

Here's a selection of posts from my now-discontinued blog, Jazz Inside and Out. I started writing it in summer 2013 and persisted for about six years. As 2016 rolled around, like many others I got quite taken over by politics, and my posts reflected that. Readership went up, jazz took a sabbatical. Politics and jazz are my passions, but politics is always transient--and jazz endures. Some of these posts still have relevance, I imagine, and of course your ......

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Registration now open for jazzahead! 2022

Registration now open for jazzahead! 2022

BY MICHAEL RICCI
October 9, 2021

The run-up to jazzahead! 2022 has started: trade participants can register as of now for the 16th edition of the world's largest international gathering for the jazz sector at MESSE BREMEN. For participants who register before Monday 18 October 2021, early bird discounts are available. The application round has also opened for musicians/bands, who can apply now for one of the 40 slots in the jazzahead! 2022 showcases. jazzahead! 2022 will have the motto “together again", and will run from ......

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Punkt Festival 2021

Punkt Festival 2021

BY HENNING BOLTE
October 9, 2021

Eivind Aarset Hotel Norge, Blå Kors Punkt Festival Kristiansand September, 2-4, 2021 Live remix is the key element and trademark of Punkt Festival in Kristiansand, southern Norway, now in its 17th year. Life itself had been remixed severely by the COVID pandemic that struck at the beginning of 2020. It left its traces at Punkt. However, Punkt succeeded in securing continuity with scaled-down editions in 2020 and 2021. Strikingly Punkt took no recourse to ......

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The Jazz Emcee: Marcus Goldhaber

The Jazz Emcee: Marcus Goldhaber

BY B.D. LENZ
October 8, 2021

In this episode of Chats With Cats, I caught up with Marcus Goldhaber who lives in a place with a very storied jazz history, the Harlem neighborhood in jny: New York City. To pin Marcus down to one job title is impossible because he does so many things. He's a singer, an actor, a club manager, an activist, an entrepreneur, and as of late, a podcaster. But because I had to narrow it down to one title for this article ......

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JazzWeek Radio Chart: October 11, 2021

JazzWeek Radio Chart: October 11, 2021

BY MICHAEL RICCI
October 8, 2021

All About Jazz publishes the weekly JazzWeek Radio Chart. Discover new releases, track chart movement, and learn what is being played on jazz radio stations in the United States. Enjoy!

TW LW 2W Artist TW LW Move Add Rpts Peak Wks 1 1 1 Gerry Gibbs Songs From My Father (Whaling City Sound) 319 334 -15 0 46 1 7 2 2 2 Kenny Garrett Sounds from the Ancestors (Mack Avenue) 295 331 -36 0 45 2 7 3 5 3 Matthew ......

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2021 Songbird Vocal Jazz Fest

2021 Songbird Vocal Jazz Fest

BY TERRI JO JENKINS
October 7, 2021

The SongBird Vocal Jazz Fest is an all-day event in Colorado, focusing on vocal jazz performance and jazz singing education. This event includes workshops, a showcase concert for festival participants, and both a daytime master class plus an evening concert presented by our featured jazz vocalist and clinician. The SongBird Vocal Jazz Fest workshops are designed for experienced singers age 16 & over who wish to further their knowledge in vocal jazz performance technique and communication of this art form. ......

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Soundtrack To A Movement: African American Islam, Jazz, and Black Internationalism

Soundtrack To A Movement: African American Islam, Jazz, and Black Internationalism

BY IAN PATTERSON
October 7, 2021

Soundtrack To A Movement: African American Islam, Jazz, and Black Internationalism Richard Brent Turner 256 Pages ISBN: 9781479806768 NYU Press 2021 The influence of Islam on African American jazz musicians post-WWII and the influence of those musicians in the spread of Islam in American cities are interrelated topics that, broadly speaking, are not part of most mainstream histories of jazz. Weave Black internationalism into the equation, that's to say how pan-global liberation/anti-colonial movements ......

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Shirazette Tinnin: Artistry in Motion

Shirazette Tinnin: Artistry in Motion

BY PAUL RAUCH
October 6, 2021

The Detroit Jazz Festival is the world's largest free jazz festival, attended annually by more than 300,000 patrons in Hart Plaza. The 42nd edition of the festival in 2021 was to be a return to its outdoor digs on the Detroit River Walk, but just two weeks before the event, held annually over Labor Day weekend, the Delta variant of Covid-19 forced organizers to transition to an all virtual festival. Musicians would be brought to the Renaiisance Marriott in Detroit, ......

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Billboard Magazine Critics’ Choice guitarist Bryan Lubeck’s releases ‘Midnight Sun’

Billboard Magazine Critics’ Choice guitarist Bryan Lubeck’s releases ‘Midnight Sun’

BY MICHAEL RICCI
October 6, 2021

The highly anticipated new studio album from Billboard Magazine Critics’ Choice artist Bryan Lubeck is available now. The release of Midnight Sun will introduce listeners to a new blending of Lubeck’s signature sound with fresh pop, funk, and urban influences. (Update: The album became an Amazon Music #1 Best Seller in late September, is one of the top 30 songs played on SiriusXM Watercolors and has received significant radio play) Known for his fusion of romantic Spanish guitar and urban ......

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Joe Alterman: Swinging Success

Joe Alterman: Swinging Success

BY R.J. DELUKE
October 5, 2021

It was 2012 when pianist Joe Alterman was preparing to play at the famed Blue Note jazz club in lower Manhattan, not far from where he went to college, earning bachelor's and master's degrees in music. Alterman was checking the sound. The club was basically empty. An older man came in, wheelchair-bound, heading toward the stage. Alterman knew who he was. Hell, he was the opening act for the older gentleman. But Alterman “knew" Les McCann ......

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Saxophone Solos, Trumpet Wars, Clichéd Endings

Saxophone Solos, Trumpet Wars, Clichéd Endings

BY MR. P.C.
October 5, 2021

Saxophone SolosDear Mr. P.C.: Why is it that saxophonists have to fill every beat of every measure when they're soloing? Couldn't they leave an eighth note unplayed here and there? —Rest in Piece? Dear RIP: I don't think you're being fair to saxophonists. Compare them to the pianist, bassist and drummer who get to play for the entire piece! The saxophonist patiently waits to solo, with nothing to do but listen to ......

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Monterey Jazz Festival 2021: Returning to the Scene of the Legacy

Monterey Jazz Festival 2021: Returning to the Scene of the Legacy

BY JOSEF WOODARD
October 4, 2021

Monterey Jazz Festival Monterey County Fairgrounds Monterey, CA September 24-26, 2021 Hastily and heroically assembled, the 64th annual Monterey Jazz Festival took over the Monterey County Fairgrounds, with an added, unusual emotional power. After losing a year to COVID's live music-slashing sword, this great American institution--which rightly touts its legacy as the world's oldest continuous jazz festival--reconfirmed its cultural commitment, to inspiring ends. The comeback package including the Marquee magnetism of Pat Metheny, {{m: ......

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Guitar Talk: Conversations with Visionary Players

Guitar Talk: Conversations with Visionary Players

BY MARK SULLIVAN
October 3, 2021

Guitar Talk: Conversations with Visionary Players Joel Harrison 256 Pages ISBN-13 : 978-1949597134 Terra Nova Press 2021 As founder of the Alternative Guitar Summit, guitarist/composer Joel Harrison has gotten to know a lot of adventurous contemporary guitarists: this book collects far-ranging conversations with twenty-seven of them. In fact, several of these conversations actually took place onstage during the Summit when the guitarists were either performers or honorees (every year a living guitarist/composer ......

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Elio Villafranca & The Jass Syncopators - Oct. 13 -  Chelsea Table + Stage - NYC's Newest Hot-Spot. Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month!

Elio Villafranca & The Jass Syncopators - Oct. 13 - Chelsea Table + Stage - NYC's Newest Hot-Spot. Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month!

BY SCOTT H. THOMPSON
October 3, 2021

CELEBRATING HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH! Elio Villafranca and The Jass Syncopators October 13th. One Night Only 7:00pm & 9:30pm Debut Performance at: Chelsea Table + Stage Hilton Fashion District Hotel 152 W 26th St, New York, NY 10001 212-434-0499 Elio Villafranca & The Jass Syncopators Elio Villafranca: piano/composition Vincent Herring: alto saxophone/flute Scott Wendholt: trumpet Dayna Stephens: tenor saxophone ......

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Djerassi Films Presents 'Resurrection! Airto Moreira And  Preservation Hall Jazz Band'

Djerassi Films Presents 'Resurrection! Airto Moreira And Preservation Hall Jazz Band'

BY MERCEDES ROMANA
October 2, 2021

With an upcoming premiere at the Woodstock Film Festival Djerassi Films is excited to present Resurrection! Airto Moreira and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. In this new documentary, producer/director Dale Djerassi brings two powerful forces in the world of jazz together and takes us behind the scenes as famed percussionist Airto Moreira joins the Preservation Hall Jazz Band during Mardi Gras in the Big Easy. Airto Moreira is a world-renowned jazz drummer and percussionist from Brazil, who exhibited great talent ......

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All About Jazz Top 10 Tracks: September 2021

All About Jazz Top 10 Tracks: September 2021

BY MICHAEL RICCI
October 2, 2021

All About Jazz features a free song every day spanning all genres of jazz, and of the tracks featured in September, 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 Un Poco Loco Dave Bass From: The Trio Vol. 1 5:18 Clinomania Yi Yunseon From: Clinomania 05:44 A Lisbon Song ...

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Meet Pianist Sean Mason

Meet Pianist Sean Mason

BY SANFORD JOSEPHSON
October 1, 2021

This article first appeared in Jersey Jazz Magazine. Sean Mason got a late start on piano. He began playing at age 13 after first trying trombone and percussion. As a result, he said, “I didn't apply to any music schools for college. I just decided to go about 1 ½ hours from where I lived (in jny: Charlotte, NC) to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro." UNCG does, however, offer degrees in Music Education and ......

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