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From Generation to Generation, A New Collection Transcends Borders and Barriers

From Generation to Generation, A New Collection Transcends Borders and Barriers

BY JOHN CHACONA
May 24, 2022

The release of the three-disc set The Concert for Bangladesh (Apple) in 1971 established a template for the charity benefit album that is still followed to this day: multiple discs in lavish packaging, a grab-bag of songs and most importantly, a red-carpet lineup of established, often older stars, one of whom was invariably the organizer of the project. Stephany Calembert threw out much of that playbook for Black Lives: From Generation to Generation (Jammin' Colors, 2022). While ......

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Moers Festival Interviews: Spinifex

Moers Festival Interviews: Spinifex

BY MARTIN LONGLEY
May 24, 2022

Spinifex will make an extremely welcome return to the Moers Festival in early June 2022. This heavily international group specialises in a collective meshing, combining the precision of composed themes with ample leeway for crashing over the barriers, splattering down onto a grassy field of wild improvisatory freedom. Heavy activity over a decade's span makes this stance so staunch with experience that any perversions of the agreed form can be confidently executed in the knowledge that Spinifex always knows where ......

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7 Virtual Jazz Club International Masterclasses

7 Virtual Jazz Club International Masterclasses

BY VALERIO PAPPI
May 24, 2022

After the 7 years’ experience with the 7 Virtual Jazz Club Contest- the first and only online global competition for jazz musicians- together with the support of an international network of industry specialists (teachers, producers, musicians, journalists and music critics) sharing the goal of introducing new generations to a career in jazz, the 7 Virtual Jazz Club is now hosting its first jazz masterclass, in close partnership with teachers from world-class conservatories and renowned musicians. The 7VJC masterclasses offer highly ......

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Javon Jackson: Wading In Spiritual Waters

Javon Jackson: Wading In Spiritual Waters

BY R.J. DELUKE
May 23, 2022

Saxophonist Javon Jackson, he of the sonorous tenor tone and the inquisitive musical mind, embarked last year on a musical project with a different twist. Jackson, a follower of Sonnys Stitt and Rollins, is known as a a jazz fiend, one of the dauntless players of his era. His superb playing is marked by his tenure with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers (a band he energized from 1987 until the legendary drummer died in 1990), and his ......

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Maripat Davis And Richard Osborn Are Proud To Announce The Release Of The   Duet Recording, 'Here's To Love'

Maripat Davis And Richard Osborn Are Proud To Announce The Release Of The Duet Recording, 'Here's To Love'

BY RALPH LAMPKIN JR.
May 23, 2022

Here's To Love is a collection of material from the worlds of Pop, Musical Theater, R&B, Country, and the Great American Songbook. Selections include “Old Devil Moon" and “This Could Be the Start of Something Big,” to the country flavored version of “Son of A Preacher Man" and the fun duet “I Wish I Were In Love Again/I'll Never Fall in Love Again," to the cool new arrangement of the R&B song “All of Me." “Here's To Love" features solos ......

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The Great, Late Show with Dakota Staton

The Great, Late Show with Dakota Staton

BY ROB MARIANI
May 22, 2022

She seemed to come out of nowhere. In 1957, suddenly Dakota Staton's Late, Late Show album was even being played on the pop radio stations, as well as on the jazz stations. But she was clearly a jazz singer out of the Dinah Washington school. She had that natural swing built right into her voice, a wonderful feeling for the blues, and great spontaneous instincts when it came to interacting with her musicians.When I heard she was appearing ......

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All About Jazz Launches Gig Finder as part of Premium Musician Page Service

All About Jazz Launches Gig Finder as part of Premium Musician Page Service

BY MICHAEL RICCI
May 21, 2022

All About Jazz's new Gig Finder service helps musicians & booking agents identify jazz performance venues around the globe. A uniquely AAJ creation. we've re-imagined our extensive database of venues, festivals, radio stations, and publicity firms to help our professional users dig for gigs and make business connections. Unlocking the awesome power of Gig Finder only requires purchasing our premium musician page service. You can learn about AAJ's acclaimed Premium Musician Page service here. Existing Premium Musician Page customers are ......

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Tom "Bones" Malone: Amazing Career That's One In A Million, Part 2

Tom "Bones" Malone: Amazing Career That's One In A Million, Part 2

BY MATTHEW ALEC
May 20, 2022

Part 1 | Part 2 World-famous trombonist and multi-instrumentalist Tom “Bones" Malone talks about his incredible career spanning Saturday Night Live, The Blues Brothers, Gil Evans, Frank Zappa, Blood, Sweat, & Tears, The Brecker Brothers, David Sanborn, David Letterman, and so much more with All About Jazz contributor and saxophonist Matthew Alec of Cleveland Time Records at Cleveland's Bop Stop jazz club back in January 2022. AAJ: So, in regards to Saturday Night Live, how did ......

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Grammy/Emmy Winning Composer Gordon Goodwin Makes Feature Film Debut In 'knights Of Swing' + Hollywood Bowl Jazz Fest June 26

Grammy/Emmy Winning Composer Gordon Goodwin Makes Feature Film Debut In 'knights Of Swing' + Hollywood Bowl Jazz Fest June 26

BY ROB EVANOFF
May 20, 2022

Multiple Grammy/Emmy Award winning composer/arranger Gordon Goodwin has added actor to his storied resume with a spirited cameo as “Mr. Hughes,” the lead judge presiding over the California Battle of the Bands in the jazz-driven period piece, 'Knights of Swing,’ a late 40s era coming-of-age journey that follows the challenges,disappointments and successes of six high school boys, and the girls who join them to form a really swingin’ big band. Goodwin relished the opportunity, “I have worked in film for ......

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Henry Kaiser & Rome Yamilov and Bernard Allison: Blues Changes

Henry Kaiser & Rome Yamilov and Bernard Allison: Blues Changes

BY DOUG COLLETTE
May 20, 2022

Is blues music the most mutable of all musical forms? It's a question worth asking when taking into account the expanse of styles within the genre that stretch all the way from the skeletal acoustic likes of Son House and Reverend Gary Davis to the earthshaking electric onslaughts of Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Henry Kaiser and Rome Yamilov's collaboration, The Lenoir Investigation, and Bernard Allison's Highs & Lows, are both contemporary interpretations of the blues in which consciously ......

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Tom "Bones" Malone: Amazing Career That's One In A Million, Part 1

Tom "Bones" Malone: Amazing Career That's One In A Million, Part 1

BY MATTHEW ALEC
May 19, 2022

Part 1 | Part 2 World-famous trombonist and multi-instrumentalist Tom “Bones" Malone talks about his incredible career spanning Saturday Night Live, The Blues Brothers, Gil Evans, Frank Zappa, Blood, Sweat, & Tears, The Brecker Brothers, David Sanborn, David Letterman, and so much more with All About Jazz contributor and saxophonist Matthew Alec of Cleveland Time Records at Cleveland's Bop Stop jazz club back in January 2022. All About Jazz: Mr. Tom “Bones" Malone, thank you so ......

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Accomplished Musicianship Of Instrumental Drum & Vibes Duo Cliffwalker Delightfully Teeters On The Edge Of Chaos With 'Punching Clocks' Single

Accomplished Musicianship Of Instrumental Drum & Vibes Duo Cliffwalker Delightfully Teeters On The Edge Of Chaos With 'Punching Clocks' Single

BY JOSHUA BLOOM
May 19, 2022

Cliff Hayes (Buellton), A. Walker Spring (Old Time Relijun) evoke a '70s-era sensory experience ala Philip Glass, “The Holy Mountain,” and Tangerine Dream as CLIFFWALKER. CLIFFWALKER is not just a cool name for a band. The Portland, Oregon-based instrumental duo of Cliff Hayes (Bass, Keys) and A. Walker Spring (Vibes, Drums, Keys, Guitar) are just lucky to be named that way. To take the serendipity a step (sorry, had to) further, the sound of the pair’s upcoming “Painted Gray Sky” ......

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John Zorn Reflektor Series at Elb Philharmonic

John Zorn Reflektor Series at Elb Philharmonic

BY PHILLIP WOOLEVER
May 19, 2022

John Zorn Elb Philharmonie John Zorn Reflektor Series Hamburg, Germany March 17-20, 2022 John Zorn recruited an extraordinary rotating group of musicians to convey his vast and varied vision during a full capacity, crowd-pleasing residency at the majestic Elbphilharmonie complex in Hamburg's robustly revitalized Hafen City district. The powerhouse four-day “Reflektor" program constituted an amazing mix of inspired improvisation and sterling recreations of iconic Zorn recordings. Many were nearly exact, ......

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A Different Drummer, Pt. 7: Rudy Royston’s Higher Calling

A Different Drummer, Pt. 7: Rudy Royston’s Higher Calling

BY KARL ACKERMANN
May 18, 2022

A look at Rudy Royston's resume tells you that the drummer should be more recognized. Royston has racked up credits with Nate Wooley, Jon Irabagon, Tom Harrell, Aruán Ortiz, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Bill Frisell, JD Allen, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Ron Miles, Noah Preminger, Ben Allison, Tim Ries, Alex Sipiagin, Linda May Han Oh, Bruce Barth, Don Byron, Jenny Scheinman, Dave Douglas, and dozens of other top musicians. Royston's association with Douglas led to his first leader album, 303 (Greenleaf Music, 2014) ......

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Austrian Saxophonist Lukas Gabric Releases 'Double Standard'

Austrian Saxophonist Lukas Gabric Releases 'Double Standard'

BY LUKAS GABRIC
May 18, 2022

Austrian tenor saxophonist, composer, and musicologist Dr. Lukas Gabric (1987) is hailed by Thomas Gansch and Joel Frahm as a “master musician” with “breathtaking tenor virtuosity” and already made a mark on the international jazz scene. His performance and pedagogical activities have taken him to the USA, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Hungary, Spain, Slovenia, China, South Korea, Mongolia, and Brazil. Throughout his formative years, Dr. Gabric was selected as a member of the European Generations Unit at the biannual Festival in ......

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Be Inspired, Stay Focused: Creativity, Learning, and the Business of Music

Be Inspired, Stay Focused: Creativity, Learning, and the Business of Music

BY DAVID A. ORTHMANN
May 17, 2022

Be Inspired, Stay Focused: Creativity, Learning, and the Business of Music Sam Newsome 146 Pages ISBN: #978-1-09835-231-8 Some New Press 2022 Sam Newsome offers an abundance of ideas, concepts, and guidance throughout Be Inspired, Stay Focused: Creativity, Learning, and the Business of Music. Some of them, like “The Benefits of Slow Practice" and “Ten Reasons You Might Have Trouble with Rhythm," are helpful, somewhat conventional pieces of wisdom that are likely to benefit ......

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May 2022: Music In The Air

May 2022: Music In The Air

BY C. MICHAEL BAILEY
May 16, 2022

Mark Christian MIller Music In The Air Sliding Jazz Door 2022 Southern California has an embarrassment of jazz vocal riches, of which Mark Christian Miller is a considerable part. A welcome fixture in the Los Angeles area, Miller has released two previous recordings in 2004's Dreamer With A Penney (Sliding Glass Door) and Crazy Moon (Sliding Glass Door, 2015). The singer returns with Music In The Air, a collection of love-inspired compositions shot through with ......

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Betty Carter: Along Came Betty

Betty Carter: Along Came Betty

BY ROB MARIANI
May 15, 2022

This article first appeared at All About Jazz on May 13, 2006. It's a warm October Saturday, the first year of the new Century. Small leaf storms are rising into the cloudless blue sky. The early autumn peace is broken by the news in the paper that Betty Carter has died in New York City at the age of 69. None of the accounts I read say just where and under what conditions she died. So many jazz ......

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Registration For The 11th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition Is Now Open

Registration For The 11th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition Is Now Open

BY APRIL THIBEAULT
May 14, 2022

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) announced the opening of the 11th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition. The search is on for the next great jazz singer! Solo vocalists from around the world are encouraged to submit their entries before September 6, 2022, by visiting SarahVaughanCompetition.com. In the Fall 2022, the Top Five Finalists will be announced followed by a star-studded final performance on the iconic NJPAC stage. The Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Competition, also known as ......

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Roberto Carlos at Radio City Music Hall

Roberto Carlos at Radio City Music Hall

BY ERNEST BARTELDES
May 14, 2022

Roberto Carlos Radio City Music Hall New York, NY May 8, 2022 Backed by a 17-piece band that included eight horns under the musical direction of maestro Eduardo Lages, Brazilian singer Roberto Carlos took to the stage at Radio City Music Hall opening with “Emoções," a song that has been his signature opener since its release on his 1981 self-titled album (CBS Records). The tune relies heavily on the horns, and the intro seems based ......

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