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Twin Sons from Different Mothers: Harmonic Convergence in Jazz and Classical Music, Part 4: "The Neapolitan 6th Chord in Jazz and Classical Music"

Twin Sons from Different Mothers: Harmonic Convergence in Jazz and Classical Music, Part 4: "The Neapolitan 6th Chord in Jazz and Classical Music"

BY KURT ELLENBERGER
June 25, 2024

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 IV: The Neapolitan 6th Chord in Classical Music and Jazz The “Neapolitan 6th" chord (N6) is another sonority whose definition is based on the triad that it makes, which is a vertical perspective that glosses over its actual horizontal function. It is described in theory texts as the chord on the lowered supertonic (scale degree 2) in first inversion. Thus, in the key of C ......

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The 7 Virtual Jazz Club’s Contest Officially Begins—Applications For 11th Edition Are Now Open

The 7 Virtual Jazz Club’s Contest Officially Begins—Applications For 11th Edition Are Now Open

BY VALERIO PAPPI
June 25, 2024

The 7 Virtual Jazz Club’s open the 11th edition of its international improvised music contest to all musical genres, not just jazz. Thanks to its 10 years of global experience, its high-quality jury, and the use of cutting-edge technologies, the 7VJC Contest is ready to give to all musicians visibility in every corner of the world! Application deadline September 27, 2024 11th edition Categories Jazz category Swing, gospel, bebop, fusion, jazz-rock, blues, Latin jazz, soul, Afro jazz, Afro-cuban, free jazz, ......

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Announcing August 2024 Concert Schedule Including The Fred Hersch Trio, Johnathan Blake Quintet, And More At World-renowned Smoke Jazz Club

Announcing August 2024 Concert Schedule Including The Fred Hersch Trio, Johnathan Blake Quintet, And More At World-renowned Smoke Jazz Club

BY APRIL THIBEAULT
June 24, 2024

Entering its second quarter century as committed as ever to pure jazz (All About Jazz),” SMOKE Jazz Club continues its 25th anniversary season with another month of today’s leading artists in jazz. For the first time in the club’s history, the multi-GRAMMY-nominated pianist Fred Hersch performs on the SMOKE Stage. He is joined by his trio (Alexander Claffy and Jochen Rueckert) which The Wall Street Journal calls “one of the major ensembles of our time.” Johnathan Blake returns for five ......

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Marina Albero: Musical Nomad

Marina Albero: Musical Nomad

BY PAUL RAUCH
June 24, 2024

The city of jny:Seattle is the last stop of the figurative continental big-city express on the west coast of the United States. Upon arrival, passengers are blocked by the Canadian border to the north, the high Cascade mountains to the east, and the Salish Sea to the west. Beyond the inland sea that is the Salish to the west, is yet another high mountain range covering the Olympic Peninsula. One arrives here for a reason, either for a planned visit ......

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Twin Sons from Different Mothers: Harmonic Convergence in Jazz and Classical Music, Part 3: "Augmented 6th Chords in Classical And Jazz"

Twin Sons from Different Mothers: Harmonic Convergence in Jazz and Classical Music, Part 3: "Augmented 6th Chords in Classical And Jazz"

BY KURT ELLENBERGER
June 22, 2024

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 III. Augmented 6th Chords in Classical Music and Jazz Classical music has its own version of the tritone sub, which, of course, predated the jazz version. It results from the outer voices (usually soprano and bass) moving in contrary motion into the dominant chord, not the tonic, as it so often does in jazz. The interval between the bass and soprano before the dominant is ......

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3 Shades of Blue: Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Bill Evans And The Lost Empire Of Cool

3 Shades of Blue: Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Bill Evans And The Lost Empire Of Cool

BY CARLOS TRIBINO
June 21, 2024

3 Shades of Blue: Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Bill Evans And The Lost Empire Of Cool James Kaplan496 Pages ISBN: #9780525561002 Penguin Random House 2024 James Kaplan's 3 Shades of Blue is an intimate biographic work that takes you through a fly-on-the-wall journey on the careers of three of the greatest jazz musicians of all time: Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Bill Evans. In 1959, the three recorded what is widely considered as ......

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The Bad Plus: Flim

The Bad Plus: Flim

BY SCOTT LICHTMAN
June 21, 2024

The 2001 first album from The Bad Plus was a shot across the bow for redefining the piano trio genre. Covering bands from ABBA to Nirvana and offering original compositions that swung, whispered and pounded, pianist Ethan Iverson, upright bassist Reid Anderson and drummer David King drew new audiences to jazz. The second album, These are the Vistas (Columbia Records, 2003), featured a cover of Aphex Twin's “Flim." Compared to the Bad Plus's more avant-garde/muscular pieces, this cover comes across ......

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An Exclusive Collection Of David Stone Martin Classic Jazz Album Cover Art

An Exclusive Collection Of David Stone Martin Classic Jazz Album Cover Art

BY VINCENT JANAS
June 21, 2024

Jazz Fest Gallery is proud to announce the exclusive launch of an unparalleled collection of limited-edition fine art prints by the legendary jazz illustrator David Stone Martin. This marks the only place where collectors and jazz enthusiasts can acquire authentic pieces created by Martin, celebrated for his iconic jazz album covers. David Stone Martin's work is synonymous with the golden era of jazz, particularly through his collaboration with jazz impresario Norman Granz. Martin's dynamic and expressive illustrations have graced the ......

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Jazz Fest Deemed A Success (Three Years In A Row): A Look Back At The Virginia Beach Jazz Festival 1959-1961

Jazz Fest Deemed A Success (Three Years In A Row): A Look Back At The Virginia Beach Jazz Festival 1959-1961

BY TROY HOFFMAN
June 20, 2024

They say that music is the “great communicator," and if so then jazz is the most fluent. Just a few miles away from the famous jazz club, The Jolly Roger, in Virginia Beach, the Robert E. Lee Amphitheater was newly built to seat 2,000 and was the location of the area's first Virginia Beach Jazz Festival on August 30, 1959. Leading up to opening day, promoters had multiple concerns for the concert's success, both financial and social. With a lot ......

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Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer, & Zakir Hussain with Rakesh Chaurasia at Ulster Performing Arts Center

Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer, & Zakir Hussain with Rakesh Chaurasia at Ulster Performing Arts Center

BY MIKE JURKOVIC
June 20, 2024

Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer, & Zakir Hussain with Rakesh Chaurasia Ulster Performing Arts Center Kingston, NY June 14, 2024 Given that most of the old space heads who groove on these other forms of communication can't see that well to drive at night anymore, it was a bigger crowd than most expected at the Ulster Performing Arts Center. With all the misinformation out there, most of the attendees were probably not aware that As ......

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Danish / Swedish Jazz-vocalist And Songwriter, Kira Martini Releases New Album 'Open Wide' On Storyville Records.

Danish / Swedish Jazz-vocalist And Songwriter, Kira Martini Releases New Album 'Open Wide' On Storyville Records.

BY GLENDA RUSH
June 20, 2024

Danish / Swedish jazz vocalist and songwriter, Kira Martini is releasing her new album Open Wide on Storyville Records on 21st June 2024. On this recording, Martini serves us a handful of her own compositions in a borderland between genres – a fusion of Nordic folk and jazz with notes of the warm seventies songwriter sound and mentality, inspired by the likes of Carole King, Joni Mitchell and Nick Drake. Open Wide is about facing life with an open mindset. ......

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Storyville Records Presents 'Live In Valencia 92' From The Legendary Tenor Saxophonist, Johnny Griffin

Storyville Records Presents 'Live In Valencia 92' From The Legendary Tenor Saxophonist, Johnny Griffin

BY GLENDA RUSH
June 19, 2024

The Little Giant live in Spain Johnny Griffin Live in Valencia 92 The legendary tenor saxophonist, Johnny Griffin’s electrifying performance in Valencia, Spain in 1992 is set to be immortalized on the upcoming release, Live in Valencia 92, on June 21, 2024 on Storyville Records. Accompanied by an all-star trio with French pianist Hervé Sellin, bassist Reggie Johnson and Doug Sides on drums, this recording, consisting of 6 tracks, is a chance to hear Johnny Griffin at his ......

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Twin Sons from Different Mothers?: Harmonic Convergence in Jazz and Classical Music, Part 2: "Tritone Substitutions"

Twin Sons from Different Mothers?: Harmonic Convergence in Jazz and Classical Music, Part 2: "Tritone Substitutions"

BY KURT ELLENBERGER
June 19, 2024

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 II. Twin Sons from Different Mothers: Tritone Substitutions There are two types of chords that feature dominant 7th sonorities--in jazz, they are called “tritone substitutions," and in classical, they are called “augmented 6th chords." We don't know who discovered the “tritone sub" (my guess would be Earl Hines or Duke Ellington, both of whom had an encyclopedic knowledge of harmony), but ......

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Andy Summers Live at Le Poisson Rouge

Andy Summers Live at Le Poisson Rouge

BY CHRIS DEROSA
June 19, 2024

Andy Summers Le Poisson Rouge The Cracked Lens + A Missing String Tour New York, New York June 12, 2024 Hello, my name is Chris DeRosa and this is what I heard... Andy Summers gained notoriety in the late '70s with the mega-pop group The Police. He, along with his bandmates Stewart Copeland and Gordon Sumner (aka Sting), spawned such hits as “Roxanne," “Don't Stand So Close ......

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Twin Sons from Different Mothers?: Harmonic Convergence in Jazz and Classical Music, Part 1: "The Blues"

Twin Sons from Different Mothers?: Harmonic Convergence in Jazz and Classical Music, Part 1: "The Blues"

BY KURT ELLENBERGER
June 18, 2024

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Introduction In my article about Harmony and the Harmonic Series, I suggest that the relationship and tension between the dominant and the tonic is the engine of all harmonic activity in tonal music. In that article, to keep it as clear and easy to understand as possible, I dealt only with triads. The dominant is most often, however, found as a four-note chord--the triad with ......

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Drummer-composer Sofia Goodman Makes A Deeply Personal Statement With 'Receptive,' Set For July 26 Release On Joyous Records

Drummer-composer Sofia Goodman Makes A Deeply Personal Statement With 'Receptive,' Set For July 26 Release On Joyous Records

BY TERRI HINTE
June 18, 2024

Sofia Goodman continues her meteoric ascent in the jazz world with Receptive, herJuly 26 release on Joyous Records. The much-lauded Nashville drummer-composer presents on her third album a profoundly personal cycle of eight original compositions that explore the human values that she holds most dear. The team that augments her journey through her inner self includes the latest incarnation of the renowned Sofia Goodman Group—trumpeter Blaise Hearn, trombonist Desmond Ng, saxophonists Dan Hitchcock and Jovan Quallo, pianist Alex Murphy, bassist ......

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Pernille Bévort: Curious Explorations

Pernille Bévort: Curious Explorations

BY IAN PATTERSON
June 17, 2024

A veteran of the Danish jazz scene since the '90s, saxophonist/reeds player and composer Pernille Bévort has built an impressive discography as a leader. With the moveable feast that is Radio Bévort, she has demonstrated the depth and range of her musical palette, marrying jazz and tango on Perfect Organisation (Gateway Music, 2011) with bandoneon player Marcelo Nisinman. Bévort 3, her chordless trio with bassist Morten Ankarfeldt and drummer Espen Laub von Lillienskjold has produced a string of fine acoustic ......

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Genre-bending World Cafe Favorite Taylor Kelly Announces New Ep, 'the Spins' & Eastern U.s. Tour (July 25 - August 17)

Genre-bending World Cafe Favorite Taylor Kelly Announces New Ep, 'the Spins' & Eastern U.s. Tour (July 25 - August 17)

BY ROB EVANOFF
June 17, 2024

Beguiling genre-blending ingenue Taylor Kelly flips the script again with “Fit In,” the conscious collective raising second single from her forthcoming Ep, The Spins, which arrives July 19 via Head Bitch Music. I just want to feel this moment The rest can just go away Get it all out in the open So I can feel okay OK, OK, OK… “This song is me trying to relieve myself of the intrusive thoughts that were consuming my ......

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Take Five with Saxophonist Anthony Bruno

Take Five with Saxophonist Anthony Bruno

BY AAJ STAFF
June 16, 2024

Meet Anthony Bruno Anthony Bruno Chicago-based saxophonist has dedicated his life to music as a performer, educator, and creator. Born into a musical family, playing music has been a hallmark of his existence. Rooted in jazz but drawn to pop, rock and R&B, Anthony writes and plays unapologetically from the soul. Since 2020, he has had a burgeoning career as a solo artist including 12 record and single releases of his own including his latest album release entitled Cefalù, which ......

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Daniel Bennett Group: The Hills of Beijing

Daniel Bennett Group: The Hills of Beijing

BY SCOTT LICHTMAN
June 16, 2024

Daniel Bennett has carved out a unique jazz sound, recognized via numerous reviews and awards for the Daniel Bennett Group. Compositions change keys and meter quickly, sometimes from bar-to-bar-to-bar, yet the melody and improvisations follow a smooth, logical path. The arrangements are compact, with instrumentations that can hint at folk or soundtrack music. Bennett's tone across woodwinds is consistently sweet. Although the supporting musicians have changed over the years, the band is always perfectly locked in. A great point from ......

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