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A Song For Everyone: The Story of Creedence Clearwater Revival

A Song For Everyone: The Story of Creedence Clearwater Revival

BY DOUG COLLETTE
August 13, 2022

A Song For Everyone: The Story of Creedence Clearwater Revival John Lingan 384 pages Pages ISBN: 978-0306846717 Hachette Book Group 2022 At least according to the back-cover blurbs, John Lingan conceived and executed his chronicle of Creedence Clearwater Revival as more than just the biography of a band. It is intended as a chronicle of the times in which the band existed. To the author's great credit, he is largely successful in his ......

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The Azar Lawrence Experience at Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society

The Azar Lawrence Experience at Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society

BY ROY STRASSMAN
August 13, 2022

The Azar Lawrence Experience Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society Half Moon Bay, CA July 31, 2022 Azar Lawrence's most recent incarnation of The Azar Lawrence Experience brought its energetic presence to grace Half Moon Bay's Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society on July's final afternoon. The “Experience" featured a unique front line consisting of two horns, a guitar, and a vocalist. Somehow, the group's very presence evoked a feeling of freshness and inspiration. The ......

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New England Conservatory’s Pioneering Jazz Studies Department  Announces 2022-2023 Season

New England Conservatory’s Pioneering Jazz Studies Department Announces 2022-2023 Season

BY ANN BRAITHWAITE
August 13, 2022

New England Conservatory’s internationally renowned Jazz Studies Department announces its 2022-2023 season with an array of concerts featuring NEC students performing with faculty and guest artists. Highlights include NEC’s visiting artist-in-residence, bassist/composer and NEA Jazz Master Dave Holland in a concert with students; a residency concert by vocalist Michael Mayo featuring live vocal looping; and other residencies to be announced. The NEC Jazz Orchestra will present four concerts: one with guest clarinetist Don Byron, one focusing on music for voice, ......

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Three Gems from Guitarist Samo Salamon: Joy and Sorrow, Freed Distance Volume 2/Poems Are Opening, and Pure and Simple

Three Gems from Guitarist Samo Salamon: Joy and Sorrow, Freed Distance Volume 2/Poems Are Opening, and Pure and Simple

BY HRAYR ATTARIAN
August 12, 2022

Innovative guitarist Samo Salamon always thrills with the diversity of his output. Right on the heels of his two-disc solo recording of the entirety of saxophonist Eric Dolphy's compositions,Dolphyology (Samo, 2022), come three very different releases. Samo Salamon Joy and Sorrow Klopotec Records 2022 The first a duet with saxophonist Sabir Mateen, is the short and poignant Joy and Sorrow. Mateen has a distinctively soulful sound and a direct, honest style ......

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Tedeschi Trucks Band At Red Rocks

Tedeschi Trucks Band At Red Rocks

BY GEOFF ANDERSON
August 12, 2022

Tedeschi Trucks Band Red Rocks Denver, CO July 29-30, 2022 The international COVID lockdown was a burden on everybody. Musicians were especially hard hit with no ability to play live and sing for their supper. Many hunkered down and, after some time processing the initial shock of it all, got to work priming the creativity pump. In the case of the Tedeschi Trucks Band, they brooded. No concerts, not even the ability to ......

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Something Else! Vincent Herring Septet Honors Cannonball Adderley At Birdland from September 6-10, 2022

Something Else! Vincent Herring Septet Honors Cannonball Adderley At Birdland from September 6-10, 2022

BY SCOTT H. THOMPSON
August 12, 2022

Something Else!, will launch at Birdland on September 6-10, 2022 with two sets a night at Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater. The shows will feature Vincent Herring, alto saxophone, James Carter, tenor sax, Jeremy Pelt, trumpet, Russell Malone, guitar, David Kikoski, piano, Essiet Essiet, bass and Johnathan Blake, drums. Something Else! is the only Blue Note album by Cannonball Adderley recorded and released in 1958 and became an iconic masterpiece presenting funky, soulful and bluesy Jazz which was the ......

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Sons of Kemet / Ramakhandra at the Bluebird Theater

Sons of Kemet / Ramakhandra at the Bluebird Theater

BY GEOFF ANDERSON
August 11, 2022

Sons of Kemet/Ramakhandra Bluebird Theater Denver, CO August 3, 2022 “Nebraska—It's Not for Everyone." That's one of the more unusual tourism campaigns out there. But it came to mind Wednesday night at the Sons of Kemet concert. To start with, the band's instrumentation is unusual: tenor sax, tuba, two drummers. No vocals (although some of their albums feature guest vocalists here and there). No chording instrument like a piano or guitar. Not exactly Top 40 ......

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Singer/Songwriter Mark Winkler Tops JazzWeek Chart And Receives Wide Acclaim For 'Late Bloomin’ Jazzman,'  His 20th Album, An Homage To Aging

Singer/Songwriter Mark Winkler Tops JazzWeek Chart And Receives Wide Acclaim For 'Late Bloomin’ Jazzman,' His 20th Album, An Homage To Aging

BY HOLLY COOPER
August 11, 2022

Late Bloomin' Jazzman, Mark Winkler’s 20th album, released in April 2022 on his Café Pacific Records label, may be his homage to aging, but the 72-year-old singer and songwriter is not about to slow down any time soon. Each of his previous projects has received stellar reviews and consistently topped the jazz charts, and his latest offering may be his most successful yet. Late Bloomin’ Jazzman spent 11 weeks at the top of the JazzWeek radio chart, peaking at #7. ......

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All About Jazz Premium Musician Page Service Upgrade 2022

All About Jazz Premium Musician Page Service Upgrade 2022

BY MICHAEL RICCI
August 11, 2022

We have some exciting news to share about a major upgrade to All About Jazz’s Premium Musician page service. We’re talking big, sweeping improvements that have already delivered profound results. Manage Your Content / Maximize Your Presence Prior to the upgrade, a user clicked the green gear icon on their musician page to manage their content (photos, events, albums, etc.) All this, and more, can be done straight from the page’s much-improved update form. Call it improved content handling. WYSIWYG ......

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José Valentino: The Entrepreneurial Approach To Jazz And Beyond

José Valentino: The Entrepreneurial Approach To Jazz And Beyond

BY JANE KOZHEVNIKOVA
August 10, 2022

May jazz be commercial? Should a musician stick to one career or sustain many passions? What is the best way for musicians to set their rates? How to choose the right opportunities? These questions can raise many debates. José Valentino Ruiz (stage name José Valentino), a Latin Grammy-and Emmy Award-winning producer, composer and performer, answers these questions regularly at the University of Florida as the inaugural professor of music business & entrepreneurship at the School of Music and Co-Chair of ......

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Guitarist Bobby Broom Celebrates The Jazz Piano Greats With 'Keyed Up,' Set For September 23 Release on Steele Records

Guitarist Bobby Broom Celebrates The Jazz Piano Greats With 'Keyed Up,' Set For September 23 Release on Steele Records

BY TERRI HINTE
August 10, 2022

Master jazz guitarist Bobby Broom casts his ear on the masters of another instrument—the piano—with the September 23 release of Keyed Up (Steele Records). An exploration of compositions by (or associated with) great jazz pianists, the album is also Broom’s first in almost 30 years to itself feature an acoustic pianist. Justin Dillard, a youngish, fast-rising keyboardist from Broom’s home base of jny: Chicago, joins his working trio with bassist Dennis Carroll and drummer Kobie Watkins. In fact, it was ......

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South Jersey Jazz Society Announces Dates for the Pat Martino Celebration of Life Experience

South Jersey Jazz Society Announces Dates for the Pat Martino Celebration of Life Experience

BY MICHAEL RICCI
August 10, 2022

Complete Lineup Will be Announced in the Near Future South Jersey Jazz Society presents a Celebration of Life and Legacy of the great jazz guitarist Pat Martino at this year’s Jazz @ the Point Festival, which runs from November 3 through 6 at various venues in Somers Point, New Jersey. Artists performing at the festival include influential musicians and jazz icons who have interacted with Martino throughout the guitarist’s illustrious career that spanned more than five decades before he passed ......

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Cheryl Richards: Another Spring, Another Song

Cheryl Richards: Another Spring, Another Song

BY JAKOB BAEKGAARD
August 9, 2022

It can be hard to find new things to say in old songs, but after many years of singing the standards, some singers are still able to discover the secret of a song. Cheryl Richards is a shining example of a singer who has been able to prove the relevance of the standards for a modern audience. Her musical approach doesn't cater to nostalgia, but highlights a link between tradition and experiment and has been described succinctly by ......

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Saxophonist Aaron Liddard  (Prince, Amy Winehouse & Maceo Parker) releases 'Nylon Man' on October 7, 2022

Saxophonist Aaron Liddard (Prince, Amy Winehouse & Maceo Parker) releases 'Nylon Man' on October 7, 2022

BY SCOTT H. THOMPSON
August 9, 2022

October 7, 2022 Release Date: Nylon Man Nylon Man is the new album by saxophonist-keyboardist-arranger-composer Aaron Liddard, released on 7th October on the British independent label Havis House. Featuring a plethora of guest contributions from the likes of Carleen Anderson, Omar Puente and Miss Baby Sol, Nylon Man is 12 tracks of jazz by a UK-based artist, influenced by music of Europe, North and South America, the Caribbean and Africa. In his prolific and wide-ranging career, saxophonist-keyboardist-arranger-composer Aaron Liddard has ......

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August 2022

August 2022

BY PAT YOUNGSPIEL
August 9, 2022

Binker Golding Dream Like A Dogwood Wild Boy Gearbox Records 2022 A place where folk, gospel and jazz meet in tuneful harmony with each other is a place where the likes of Keith Jarrett and Pat Metheny spent some of the most original and prolific years of their lives, bringing forth timeless classics like Belonging (ECM, 1974), My Song (ECM, 1978) or 80/81 (ECM, 1980). It's also the place where the British ......

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Nate Smith: A Drummer's Life

Nate Smith: A Drummer's Life

BY MARK ROBBINS
August 8, 2022

Nate Smith can't sit down! After headlining with two of his bands at the 2022 Newport Jazz Festival, The Fearless Flyers and Nate Smith + Kinfolk he is off to New York for a one week run at the Blue Note followed by jny: Los Angeles, Europe and then back to the United States where he is on the road for the rest of the year. For the past 20 years Smith has worked with the biggest names in jazz, ......

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Or Shovaly Plus Release 'Live at the New Orleans Jazz Museum' — Groove is at the heart of New Orleans-based guitarist’s debut EP

Or Shovaly Plus Release 'Live at the New Orleans Jazz Museum' — Groove is at the heart of New Orleans-based guitarist’s debut EP

BY MICHAEL RICCI
August 8, 2022

It almost doesn’t matter whether guitarist Or Shovaly is composing music, arranging music, playing music, thinking about music, or talking about music. One point remains: Groove is at the heart and the guiding star of Or Shovaly’s music, including and especially the debut recording of his band Or Shovaly Plus, Live at the New Orleans Jazz Museum. “My number one influence is Grant Green, my favorite jazz guitarist. I love his playing because he's very groovy, very bluesy, very to ......

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Interview: Brian Charette on 'Jackpot'

Interview: Brian Charette on 'Jackpot'

BY AAJ STAFF
August 8, 2022

Brian Charette knows his way around an organ. He began playing a Hammond M3 in high school but didn't graduate to the B3 until he moved to New York at age 20. While gigging in the city, he was schooled by Brother Jack McDuff in Harlem at Showman's Jazz Club. Brian also knows how to write soul-jazz. His new album, Jackpot, is terrific. It features Brian on organ backed by Cory Weeds on tenor saxophone, Ed Cherry on guitar and ......

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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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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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