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Kenny Roby & Forest Sun: Kindred Spirits of Americana

Kenny Roby & Forest Sun: Kindred Spirits of Americana

BY DOUG COLLETTE
August 7, 2022

For all the attention garnered in recent years by the Avett Brothers, Mumford & Sons, the Lumineers, et.al., a raft of other Americana artists go largely unrecognized. The Felice Brothers top the list of the unsung nouveau folksters, but Kenny Roby and Forest Sun should be in that tally too: with the former's eponymous album and the latter's Follow The Love, both continue adding to respectable bodies of work in which honest, forthright songwriting engenders comparably spare and purposeful musicianship. ......

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Juan De Marcos and his Afro Cuban All Stars at SFJAZZ Center

Juan De Marcos and his Afro Cuban All Stars at SFJAZZ Center

BY ROY STRASSMAN
August 7, 2022

Juan De Marcos and his Afro Cuban All Stars SFJAZZ Center jny: San Francisco, CA July 22, 2022 Juan De Marcos and his Afro-Cuban All-Stars returned to the Miner Auditorium of the SFJazz Center for the first time since the outbreak of the COVID-19 Virus.  Previously, his two daughters--clarinetist Laura and vibraphonist Gliceria were band members, but due to necessary Covid re-alignments, they could not attend. Sporting a dark lavender beret atop his ......

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Renown Brazilian Pianist Ricardo Bacelar Releases  'Congênito' Which Showcases His Virtuosic Musicianship And World-Class Recording Facility Jasmin Studio

Renown Brazilian Pianist Ricardo Bacelar Releases 'Congênito' Which Showcases His Virtuosic Musicianship And World-Class Recording Facility Jasmin Studio

BY ARE GROUP
August 7, 2022

Brazilian pianist, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist Ricardo Bacelar will release his latest solo album entitled Congênito on August 5. It follows the release of the album's first single, “O último por do sol," in early July. Sonically a mix of pop, world, Jazz, and fusion, the recording showcases Bacelar's virtuosic ability as a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and accomplished producer. The project was recorded in Bacelar's state-of-the-art recording facility, Jasmin Studio, one of the few of its kind in Brazil and nearby territories. ......

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Noisy Women Return at Cafe Oto, London

Noisy Women Return at Cafe Oto, London

BY JOHN EYLES
August 6, 2022

Noisy Women Return Cafe Oto London July 17, 2022The title given to this Cafe Oto concert—Noisy Women Return—probably prompted the same response from many of those who attended: Return? They've never been away! However, the key to understanding that title probably lay two days before; Friday July 15th had seen the successful debut performance of The Noisy People's Improvising Orchestra at St. Paul's Church, jny: Cambridge, a multi-media event with a cast of dozens of ......

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Resolute Vocalist Lauren Lee Reminds Us She's 'Still Here' With New EP

Resolute Vocalist Lauren Lee Reminds Us She's 'Still Here' With New EP

BY LAUREN LEE
August 6, 2022

What happens when you pour your emotions into music? You get this latest EP, (I Am) Still Here, from Lauren Lee, which takes us on a journey through her fears, frustration and her joy in knowing that through it all, she is still here. The catalyst for this musical journey was a unique experience of deja vu from 10 years ago, causing her to ask the question, “what would past Lauren think about current Lauren?” Taking the time to reflect ......

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The Music Never Stops: What Putting on 10,000 Shows Has Taught Me About Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Magic By Peter Shapiro

The Music Never Stops: What Putting on 10,000 Shows Has Taught Me About Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Magic By Peter Shapiro

BY DOUG COLLETTE
August 5, 2022

The Music Never Stops: What Putting on 10,000 Shows Has Taught Me About Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Magic Peter Shapiro 352 Pages ISBN: 978-0306845185 Hachette Book Group 2022 By the time readers finish poring through the three hundred fifty-two some pages of The Music Never Stops, they may be asking themselves if they've ever read an autobiography so self-congratulatory. To be fair, though, Peter Shapiro may deserve his kudos no ......

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Willie Oteri Re-Releasing 'Teme Per Cinema' Featuring The Late Dino J.A. Deane, And Drummer Scott Amendola

Willie Oteri Re-Releasing 'Teme Per Cinema' Featuring The Late Dino J.A. Deane, And Drummer Scott Amendola

BY WILLIE OTERI
August 5, 2022

Willie Oteri and WD-41 to re-release Teme Per Cinema featuring the late Dino J.A. Deane, and drummer Scott Amendola. Available now on Bandcamp and worldwide on major streaming and download sites on August 19, 2022. WD-41 + 2 Teme Per Cinema (Music for Film) was first released in 2010 through CD Baby and was also available at DGM Global Mobile and Abstract Logix. Teme Per Cinema and the first WD-41 album (WD-41) will be re-released in digital format through Symphonic ......

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Will Bernard Finds His Own Path To Jazz Career

Will Bernard Finds His Own Path To Jazz Career

BY JIM TRAGESER
August 4, 2022

Guitarist Will Bernard doesn't consider himself a “regular" jazz player. He says this occurred to him when he was being asked to play on some recording sessions in New York. “In New York, I've been doing some recording—I did three records for PosiTone, which is more of a jazz label. They're actually based in L.A., but they record mostly in New York. He was calling me in to do jazz sessions, and I think, 'I'm not ......

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Multi-Grammy Nominee & Guggenheim Fellow Elio Villafranca 'Standing By The Crossroads' Featuring Cécile McLorin Salvant! ArtistShare Project

Multi-Grammy Nominee & Guggenheim Fellow Elio Villafranca 'Standing By The Crossroads' Featuring Cécile McLorin Salvant! ArtistShare Project

BY SCOTT H. THOMPSON
August 4, 2022

Two time Grammy nominated Cuban jazz pianist and composer, and 2021 recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship Elio Villafranca, has created a new work for ArtistShare entitled Standing by the Crossroads. This piece, different than his previous work CINQUE, speaks about his own life experiences as an artist, growing up in the small town of San Luis, Pinar del Rio, surrounded by Congolese drums, educated in Russian classical music, while falling in love with jazz. In this project, Elio also speaks ......

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Human Feel: Speak To It

Human Feel: Speak To It

BY MARK WERLIN
August 4, 2022

What is chamber jazz? The emergence of chamber jazz as a genre can be traced to the innovative sextet sides recorded in the mid-1930s by bandleader John Kirby, and to the trio and small-ensemble post-war recordings of Benny Goodman. By the late 1940s, the term 'chamber jazz' was widely used in industry publications such as Billboard magazine, academic journals, and newspaper and magazine reviews of performances by small groups. A distinction was drawn between chamber jazz and big-band ......

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Pori Jazz 2022

Pori Jazz 2022

BY ROB GARRATT
August 3, 2022

Pori Jazz 2022 Kirjurinluoto Concert Park jny:Pori, Finland July 24-26, 2022 If this year's 55th annual Pori Jazz festival had a “moment," it was when Immanuel Wilkins invited Shabaka Hutchings to the stage as a surprise guest for a dazzling 14-minute duet that capped the former's spellbinding set, and set the intense tone for the latter's to come shortly after. A cross-generational sax-off lacking all ego or one-upmanship, this searing, sympathetic encounter ......

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3x3: Piano Trios: July 2022

3x3: Piano Trios: July 2022

BY GENO THACKARA
August 3, 2022

Florian Hoefner Trio Desert Bloom Alma Records 2022 If the title of First Spring appropriately represented the Florian Hoefner Trio's first emergence, Desert Bloom is the picture of a colorful summer to follow--warmer, more vibrant, and at the same time more settled. As on their debut, the trio shows off an impressively honed interplay and an eagerness to mix their jazzy leanings with some pretty different musical spheres. This time Hoefner takes his compositional cues ......

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The Show Must Go On: Szczecin Jazz Festival Presents Tribute To Jazz On The Dnipro Festival

The Show Must Go On: Szczecin Jazz Festival Presents Tribute To Jazz On The Dnipro Festival

BY ARLETTE HOVINGA
August 3, 2022

In a unique collaboration between Szczecin Jazz and Jazz on the Dnipro Festival, Ukrainian musicians-turned-soldiers perform a one-off concert in Poland to celebrate the persistence of partnership, peace, and jazz on August 9 at Lagów Landscape Park. Later in August, the event will be broadcasted via JazzCorner.com. Almost six months into the atrocious reality of war in Ukraine, the reality of loss is horrifyingly apparent to the world. In an effort to protect what can be saved, while honoring the ......

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Idit Shner: Infinite Possibilities

Idit Shner: Infinite Possibilities

BY JANE KOZHEVNIKOVA
August 2, 2022

Idit Shner, a saxophonist from Israel based in jny: Eugene, Oregon, has a wide range of musical influences in the projects she has recorded. Her albums have been published on OA2 Records and Origin Classical and have something to offer for any listener. Grounded in the jazz traditions, she has kept reinventing herself musically, so that she has always something to say, as an artist. On top of being a brilliant saxophonist, educator, and composer, Shner is a ......

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Jazz Vocalist Chris Humphrey Unveils Clark Terry Tribute

Jazz Vocalist Chris Humphrey Unveils Clark Terry Tribute

BY CHRIS HUMPHREY
August 2, 2022

Jazz vocalist/pianist Chris Humphrey has been working with drummer Les Harris Jr. on a labor of love in tribute to the great jazz trumpeter Clark Terry. Clark Terry was one of the only musicians to play with both Duke Ellington and Count Basie's orchestras. His sound on the trumpet and flugelhorn is immediately recognizable and his roots in the blues and soulfully felt music are deep and rich. Clark Terry was given an honorary PHD from the University of NH ......

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Six of the Best

Six of the Best

BY JEROME WILSON
August 2, 2022

Here are some thoughts on six recent quality jazz releases of varying types. Malcolm Earle Smith Vocal Intent Self Produced 2022 British musician Malcom Earle Smith is a trombonist by trade but on this album, he confines himself to vocals with pleasing results. His light, swinging voice sounds a bit like Bob Dorough without the Southern drawl as he breezily goes through a program of familiar standards. He shows a real ......

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Antonio Hart: Educator and Monster Player

Antonio Hart: Educator and Monster Player

BY R.J. DELUKE
August 1, 2022

The Queens Jazz Orchestra took the stage at Flushing Town Hall, a historic building in the jny: New York City borough dedicated to the arts, for an annual jazz concert celebrating the music of Charlie Parker and the career and life of Phil Schaap, a longtime Big Apple radio personality who hosted a show devoted to Parker for some 52 years. The man leading the top-notch band was Antonio Hart, director of jazz studies at Queens College's Aaron ......

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Ben Sidran's First All-Instrumental Album, 'Swing State,' Set For Sept 16 Release On Nardis Records, Distributed By Bonsai

Ben Sidran's First All-Instrumental Album, 'Swing State,' Set For Sept 16 Release On Nardis Records, Distributed By Bonsai

BY TERRI HINTE
August 1, 2022

Sixty years into a wildly accomplished career that counts music as only the foremost of many aspects, Ben Sidran takes yet another new direction with the September 16 release of Swing State (Bonsai/Nardis). Long known for his lively, bluesy singing style (in the vein of his mentor Mose Allison), the 78-year-old finally gives his vocal cords a rest with an all-instrumental jazz album with Leo Sidran, his son, on drums and Billy Peterson, a co-conspirator of nearly five decades, on ......

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All About Jazz Top 10 Tracks: July 2022

All About Jazz Top 10 Tracks: July 2022

BY MICHAEL RICCI
August 1, 2022

All About Jazz features a free song every day spanning all genres of jazz, and of the tracks featured in July, 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 Last Kiss Sal La Rocca From: Shifted 03:43 Artifact Kate Wyatt From: Artifact 08:37 Coffee and Cigarettes Ariane Racicot ......

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Harry Belafonte: Humanitarian, Social Justice Leader and Artist Extraordinaire

Harry Belafonte: Humanitarian, Social Justice Leader and Artist Extraordinaire

BY CHRISTINE PASSARELLA
July 31, 2022

Destiny Not many people from my old neighborhood of Old Mill Basin, Brooklyn get to go to the movies with Harry Belafonte, but I did. It was a September evening in 2015 and I went to see The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution at the Film Forum with philosopher Dr. Cornel West, and his friends Harry and Pam Belafonte. We dined with Mr. Belafonte on a number of occasions prior, went to his office, and visited his beautiful Upper ......

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