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Ashley Henry: The Beauty Of Inclusive Music

Ashley Henry: The Beauty Of Inclusive Music

BY PAOLO MARRA
September 23, 2021

Pianist and composer Ashley Henry is one of the most interesting talents coming out of the British Jazz scene, which has been commanding growing international recognition. His debut album Beautiful Vinyl Hunter (Universal, 2019) revealed a universe in which grime, r&b and hip-hop coexist with the respect and recognition for the great jazz players of the past. Raised in South-East jny: London amid Afro-Caribbean rhythms and records by Stevie Wonder, Prince and Marvin Gaye, graduated in Jazz Music ......

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Take Five with Gabriel Judet-Weinshel

Take Five with Gabriel Judet-Weinshel

BY AAJ STAFF
September 23, 2021

Meet Gabriel Judet-Weinshel My name is Gabriel Judet-Weinshel. I make music under the project name Unpinnable Butterflies. This is my second solo album as a songwriter, but I've also scored two feature films (the sci-fi thriller picture 7 Splinters in Time and the documentary, for Netflix, From Baghdad to Brooklyn). When I'm not making music, I make films (I also wrote and directed 7 Splinters in Time, which is findable in all the usual virtual places). Film is music; music ......

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Unscientific Italians: Frisellian Magic

Unscientific Italians: Frisellian Magic

BY LUDOVICO GRANVASSU
September 22, 2021

If Italian film director Nanni Moretti had been born in 1973 instead of 1953, he might well have set the iconic Vespa ride through the empty streets of a languid, mid-August Rome in Caro Diario against a Bill Frisell rather than a Keith Jarrett soundtrack. And if every era is defined by a limited number of musicians who characterize it with their innovations and sounds, then for jazz fans who grew up musically in the '80s and '90s, ......

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2021 Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland

2021 Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland

BY JOHN CHACONA
September 21, 2021

Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland Cain Park September 11-12, 2021 Witnessing the moment-by-moment interaction between musicians is one of the sublime pleasures of attending a jazz concert. There were plenty of opportunities to do just that during the Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland, but for me the sweetest such encounter didn't occur onstage. It happened between sets on Sunday when the arrival of the shuttle van backstage set off a scrum of embraces, clapping and exclamations of joy. ...

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Satoko Fujii & Jim Yanda: Not So Silent In Their Ways

Satoko Fujii & Jim Yanda: Not So Silent In Their Ways

BY DOUG COLLETTE
September 21, 2021

If it's indeed true that free jazz is an acquired taste, the premise begs the question of whether it's an arbitrary choice or a preference that lies dormant in all musiclovers awaiting only that signal listening experience to pique the natural curiosity and, in turn, awaken an abiding interest to further pursue this arcane field of music. Guitarist Jim Yanda's esoteric collaboration with drummer Phil Haynes and trumpeter and multi-instrumentalist Herb Robertson is in stark contrast to more conventional efforts ......

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Syrah Meets Mingus

Syrah Meets Mingus

BY KRISTEN LEE SERGEANT
September 20, 2021

Welcome to Jazz & Juice's season finale article--I hope you've enjoyed our first forays into the fun fusion of jazz and wine learning, and found that the 'knowledge is pleasure' axiom has proven itself true for you. Now, after the patience and restraint of the last segment, we venture into the world of the wild, in both wine and music. WildnessNietzche wrote: “One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing ......

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Chico Hamilton: The Master

Chico Hamilton: The Master

BY MAXWELL CHANDLER
September 20, 2021

In celebration of Chico Hamilton's 100th birthday today (September 20, 1921--November 26, 2013). This interview first appeared at All About Jazz in October 2007. An educator, performer, film score composer/actor, drummer and bandleader, National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master (2004) and Kennedy Center Living Jazz Master Chico Hamilton is still going strong. His always compelling music defies genre and manages to reach new audiences through works like the newly restored Original Ellington Suite (Blue Note, 2000) and ......

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Sylwester Ostrowski: Music As A Celebration Of Life

Sylwester Ostrowski: Music As A Celebration Of Life

BY EMMANUEL DI TOMMASO
September 19, 2021

Polish saxophonist Sylwester Ostrowski is not only a brilliant musician and producer, but an equally successful cultural promoter. In particular, he is the founder and organizer of the Szczecin Jazz Festival, a celebrated festival he organizes in his native city. As soon as he hit the road after the hiatus forced by the pandemic, we had the opportunity to meet him and talk about his very special projects, dreams and worldviews. All About Jazz: After a long, trying ......

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Phil & Me

Phil & Me

BY KEITH HENRY BROWN
September 10, 2021

When I first came to work at Jazz at Lincoln Center in 2001, I was deeply intimidated. I was hired by Wynton Marsalis himself, and I honestly wasn't sure how I'd do, working with such incredibly smart and talented people. Over time, I settled into a groove and made friends and allies. First among them was esteemed jazz historian Phil Schaap. Phil always had a smile and a “hi" for me as we passed by in the halls ......

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Mike Clark: The Drummer Gets (And Gives) Some!

Mike Clark: The Drummer Gets (And Gives) Some!

BY DOUG COLLETTE
September 10, 2021

Drummer Mike Clark must've already had some estimable pedigree in the first place to be invited to join Herbie Hancock's seminal funk/fusion ensemble Headhunters back in the Seventies. But the man at the kit only built upon his existing prestige during his tenure with that group and then went on to expand upon his rep with a variety of solo projects. In doing so, Clark was hardly a journeyman musician, but he ranged far and wide enough to satisfy an ......

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