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Some Loose Assemblies 3 at Hundred Years Gallery

Some Loose Assemblies 3 at Hundred Years Gallery

BY JOHN EYLES
September 18, 2021

Douglas Benford, Steve Beresford, Peter Nagel, Emily Suzanne Shapiro, Megan Steinberg Hundred Years Gallery Some Loose Assemblies III London, England September 8, 2021 As with Some Loose Assemblies II, the aim of this third and final concert of the series was to produce real-time cross-fertilisation between different art forms. The curator of the previous evenings, interdisciplinary artist Claire Zakiewicz, was joined as curator and performer by renowned Canadian bass clarinetist and clarinetist Emily Suzanne ......

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Rose City Musician, Brian Eaton, Releases An Unexpected & Eclectic Proggy-Jazz, Bass-Centric Project

Rose City Musician, Brian Eaton, Releases An Unexpected & Eclectic Proggy-Jazz, Bass-Centric Project

BY EATIN' RECORDS
September 18, 2021

Musician/Producer and Allegra Drums Artist Brian Eaton released his third full-length album, The Known Space Project, today on his label, Eatin’ Records, available now on digital platforms. Though a bit of a departure from his usual vocal rock sound, Eaton has returned to his jazz/fusion roots. The new instrumental album consists of nine original compositions showcasing the multi-instrumentalist’s diversity as a multi-genre artist and can be streamed or downloaded from here. Duane Williams, who’s featured six tracks from the album ......

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The 2021 Detroit Jazz Festival: The Future is Female, Day 4

The 2021 Detroit Jazz Festival: The Future is Female, Day 4

BY PAUL RAUCH
September 17, 2021

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 This is the fourth of four pieces covering the 2021 Detroit International Jazz Festival. Two weeks before the festival, a decision was made to go to a virtual format due to the surge provided by the Delta variant of Covid-19. Three outdoor stages became three soundstages in the ballrooms of the Renaissance Marriott hotel. All sets were run back to back, with no overlap. This made roaming ......

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Jon Hendricks: An Essential Top Ten Albums

Jon Hendricks: An Essential Top Ten Albums

BY PETER JONES
September 16, 2021

Considering he reached the ripe old age of 37 before recording an album, Jon Hendricks' jazz legacy is remarkable. Although a singer, in his head he was more of an instrumentalist. When he improvised, he would imitate the tenor saxophone, the flute, the trombone, or the double-bass. His professional singing career lasted from 1932, when he was 11, to 2015 when, aged 94, he recorded some of his own lyrics to a collection of Thelonious Monk tunes (these recordings are ......

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Interview: Renee Rosnes

Interview: Renee Rosnes

BY AAJ STAFF
September 16, 2021

I've always loved Renee Rosnes's piano—on albums and in concert. She appears on stage, politely recognizes the audience and then disappears into a stormy world of musical energy, complex originality and passion. So it was gratifying to have the opportunity recently to interview and write about her new album for The Wall Street Journal's Arts in Review section.  I've known Renee's husband, Bill Charlap, for years and have huge admiration for him. He's a gorgeous, exceptional jazz player and accompanist. ......

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All About Jazz Partners with Sweatshop Studios to create new YouTube Channel and High Definition Video Content

All About Jazz Partners with Sweatshop Studios to create new YouTube Channel and High Definition Video Content

BY MICHAEL RICCI
September 15, 2021

All About Jazz—a leading provider of jazz content on the internet since 1995—has partnered with New York-based Sweatshop Studios to produce stunning videos of exceptional quality featuring the very best and brightest in jazz, from emerging talents to established stars. Each video combines performance footage with an interview to give viewers an up-close and personal look at an artist—from the bandstand to the backstage. For a sense of what to expect from an All About Jazz / Sweatshop Studios presentation, ......

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Chelsea Table + Stage: New York's New Hotspot

Chelsea Table + Stage: New York's New Hotspot

BY SCOTT H. THOMPSON
September 15, 2021

Chelsea Table + Stage is New York's newest hotspot for intimate dining and music. Offering a wide variety of American-fare menu items, with curated wine + cocktails, audiences can experience some of the best touring performers in the world featured alongside local emerging artists. Chelsea Table + Stage opens the doors to hospitality, entertainment, and enjoyment every night, featuring state-of-the-art sound and lighting, a 10-seat in-theatre bar, lofted VIP mezzanine for private groups, and table seating for the perfect date ......

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Tingvall Trio at eastPLUGGED

Tingvall Trio at eastPLUGGED

BY PHILLIP WOOLEVER
September 15, 2021

Tingvall Trio Peace Church east PLUGGED Series Ratingen, Germany August 27, 2021 Even during a fully realized concert season, this rousing show by the Tingvall Trio would be a European circuit highlight. Coming as it did in these times of performance cancellations and postponements, the hundred minute tour de force arrived like musical manna from a benevolent jazz deity. Since the location was a church in the Dusseldorf suburbs ......

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The 2021 Detroit Jazz Festival: A World Community, Day 3

The 2021 Detroit Jazz Festival: A World Community, Day 3

BY PAUL RAUCH
September 15, 2021

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 This is the third of four pieces covering the 2021 Detroit International Jazz Festival. Two weeks before the festival, a decision was made to go to a virtual format due to the surge provided by the Delta variant of Covid-19. Three outdoor stages became three soundstages in the ballrooms of the Renaissance Marriott hotel. All sets were run back to back, with no overlap. This made roaming ......

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The 2021 Detroit Jazz Festival: Against All Odds, Day 2

The 2021 Detroit Jazz Festival: Against All Odds, Day 2

BY PAUL RAUCH
September 14, 2021

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 This is the second of four pieces covering the 2021 Detroit International Jazz Festival. Two weeks before the festival, a decision was made to go to a virtual format due to the surge provided by the Delta variant of Covid-19. Three outdoor stages became three soundstages in the ballrooms of the Renaissance Marriott hotel. All sets were run back to back, with no overlap. This made roaming ......

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George Wein: Dinosaur Walks the Earth

George Wein: Dinosaur Walks the Earth

BY R.J. DELUKE
September 14, 2021

From the 1995-2003 archive: This article first appeared at All About Jazz in June 2000. George Wein is in his 47th year of producing jazz festivals. He invented them, going back to the first Newport Jazz Festival in 1954. Now they take place all around the globe. He's 75 in October, but still going strong. How much longer will be the most famous jazz impresario? Even he doesn't know. So cherish him while he's still out there. He ......

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Chris Oatts Quintet featuring Terell Stafford at Chris’ Jazz Café

Chris Oatts Quintet featuring Terell Stafford at Chris’ Jazz Café

BY VICTOR L. SCHERMER
September 14, 2021

Chris Oatts Quintet featuring Terell Stafford Chris' Jazz Café Live and Streaming Philadelphia, PA September 10, 2021 This was the reviewer's first time at a live performance in a jazz club since the start of the corona virus pandemic a year and a half ago. A few weeks before, Chris' Jazz Café, the iconic downtown Philadelphia jazz club, re-opened to live performances. The pandemic is still evidenced by masks being ......

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Drummer Robert Castelli Releases 'Party At One World Plaza'

Drummer Robert Castelli Releases 'Party At One World Plaza'

BY ROBERT CASTELLI
September 14, 2021

Released during lockdown, Party at One World Plaza continues to garner great reviews and continued radio play on podcasts, internet and traditional radio in Europe, the U.K., Canada and the USA. A drummer and bandleader who writes the music for the band, Castelli says he's trying to motivate the drumming community to be more musical, come out from behind the kit, lead a band and yes, even compose music. Here's just some of what is being said by journalists. “As ......

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The 2021 Detroit Jazz Festival: A Commitment to the Music, Day 1

The 2021 Detroit Jazz Festival: A Commitment to the Music, Day 1

BY PAUL RAUCH
September 13, 2021

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 This is the first of four pieces covering the 2021 Detroit International Jazz Festival. Two weeks before the festival, a decision was made to go to a virtual format due to the surge provided by the Delta variant of Covid-19. Three outdoor stages became three soundstages in the ballrooms of the Renaissance Marriott hotel. All sets were run back to back, with no overlap. This made roaming ......

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Fly Me To The Moon

Fly Me To The Moon

BY DAN MCCLENAGHAN
September 13, 2021

The birthday bash went down at my son's house, on the other side of town, for my youngest granddaughter, Sofia. And since her other abuelo was in the backyard cooking chicken taquitos in a makeshift deep fryer, I'd offered to buy the pizzas. I made the phone call, gave them my order. They wouldn't take my credit card info. They said they'd been hacked, their customers' pulled into financial danger, so they'd send in a drone with a card reader. ......

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11 Day Benefit Event Scheduled to Support 55 Bar, Running September 23rd - October 2

11 Day Benefit Event Scheduled to Support 55 Bar, Running September 23rd - October 2

BY MICHAEL RICCI
September 13, 2021

Adored by patrons and musicians alike, 55 Bar is utterly unique in the jny: New York City music scene; an unfussy, inexpensive, dive bar where audiences can watch some of the world’s best jazz and blues musicians from ten feet away. It’s a club where brilliant newcomers can launch their careers and seasoned professionals can workshop new compositions before going out on the road. Regulars include Mike Stern, Leni Stern, Wayne Krantz, David Binney, Adam Rogers, Henry Hey, Keith Carlock, ......

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Bob Marley and the Wailers: The Capitol Session '73

Bob Marley and the Wailers: The Capitol Session '73

BY DOUG COLLETTE
September 12, 2021

Bob Marley and the Wailers The Capitol Session '73 Mercury Studios 2021 Talk about buried treasure indeed! Bob Marley and The Wailers The Capitol Session '73 would not exist in this CD/DVD package (or it's other configurations) if not for a series of deceptively fortuitous events that occurred nearly a half-century ago. As described by author John Masouri in his comprehensive liner notes, it all sounds implausible—especially considering some of the names involved—except that it's ......

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Renowned Filmmaker/Composer Gabriel Judet-Weinshel Debuts 'Unpinnable Butterflies' Music Project (Due Sept. 24 Via Sonablast!)

Renowned Filmmaker/Composer Gabriel Judet-Weinshel Debuts 'Unpinnable Butterflies' Music Project (Due Sept. 24 Via Sonablast!)

BY ROB EVANOFF
September 12, 2021

Unpinnable Butterflies is the overarching project name for songwriter and film composer Gabriel Judet-Weinshel. When Grammy-nominated producer and composer Scott Healy (American Steel, Ricky Martin, Phoebe Snow) first heard a collection of Gabriel’s demos and agreed to produce the songwriter’s first record for indie imprint sonaBLAST! Records, Gabriel found himself again surrounded by musical luminaries, as Healy assembled an all-star cast of some of New York City’s greatest session players and special guests. His debut, The Exile of Saint Christopher, ......

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Al Ross & The Planets Release Smooth Jazz Single, 'All The Things We Started'

Al Ross & The Planets Release Smooth Jazz Single, 'All The Things We Started'

BY RANDY HAECKER
September 11, 2021

Al Ross and the Planets today service their latest single, “All the Things We Started," to smooth jazz radio. The track appears on the London band's second album, Blue Crystal, which was released in North America by MVD Entertainment on September 10. The new single follows the success of “Faith," a previous track released in July that has enjoyed UK airplay from influential deejays Cerys Matthews at BBC Radio Two and Janice Long at BBC Radio Wales, plus additional exposure ......

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Sacramento-Based Drummer Alex Jenkins Releases 'Tri-Cycle' with Levi Saelua and Alex Reiff

Sacramento-Based Drummer Alex Jenkins Releases 'Tri-Cycle' with Levi Saelua and Alex Reiff

BY ALEX JENKINS
September 10, 2021

Tri-Cycle is Alex Jenkins’ second trio album and features two of Sacramento’s most talented Jazz musicians; Levi Saelue on tenor saxophone/clarinet and Alex Reiff on the upright bass. The new album features seven original songs and two reworks; Led Zeppelin’s “No Quartet” and Dewey Redman’s “Joie De Vivre”. The opening track, “Scarlet Lullaby”, is an original composition by Jenkins and opens with an Afro-Cuban 12/8 feel in 7/4. With a haunting yet beautiful melody, this piece displays a trademark of ......

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