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Instrumental Bass Guitar & Vibraphone Duo Cliffwalker 'Casually Skirts Past Math Rock, Jazz, And Minimalist Classical Like Ships In The Night' With 'Calm Sea' Video, Streaming Now

Instrumental Bass Guitar & Vibraphone Duo Cliffwalker 'Casually Skirts Past Math Rock, Jazz, And Minimalist Classical Like Ships In The Night' With 'Calm Sea' Video, Streaming Now

BY JOSHUA BLOOM
October 6, 2022

“A breath of fresh air and a deeply nostalgic look into the 1960’s aesthetic,” says music discovery website Fecking Bahamas about the “Calm Sea” music video by Portland, Oregon-based “crime jazz” duo, CLIFFWALKER. “Comparisons to espionage composers like John Barry or Lalo Schifrin... The duo casually skirts past math rock, jazz, and minimalist classical like ships in the night.” About the cinematic clip, CLIFFWALKER’s Cliff Hayes explains, “Kyros Papavassiliou, the co-writer and director of the film ‘Impressions of a Drowned ......

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Contempo-Jazz Guitarist B.D. Lenz 'It's Just A Dream' Releases On November 1st With Mike Stern & Randy Brecker!

Contempo-Jazz Guitarist B.D. Lenz 'It's Just A Dream' Releases On November 1st With Mike Stern & Randy Brecker!

BY SCOTT H. THOMPSON
October 5, 2022

Contempo jazz guitarist B.D. Lenz returns with It's Just A Dream, his 13th recording as a leader and features one of his long-time heroes, Mike Stern, on guitar along with the legendary Randy Brecker on trumpet. It’s Just a Dream began as a small writing project during COVID and blossomed into a full release with ten original compositions of Lenz’s signature blend of jazz, funk, and rock. The New Jersey native says, “I never intended to write a whole record ......

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New Book Teaches Newcomers How To Listen To Jazz

New Book Teaches Newcomers How To Listen To Jazz

BY MICHAEL RICCI
October 3, 2022

“Lots of people want to listen to jazz, but they don’t know where to start,” says Mark Barnett, author of Getting Into Jazz, a new book from Canoe Tree Press that offers lively tips on how to listen, along with step-by-step guides through some classic jazz CDs featuring such artists as Louis Armstrong, Stan Getz and Chet Baker. Dipping your toe “With so many artists available on so many albums, it’s like a vast swimming pool out there,” says Barnett, ......

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The Real Philadelphia Book Provides An Anthology Of Compositions By Jazz And Blues Artists

The Real Philadelphia Book Provides An Anthology Of Compositions By Jazz And Blues Artists

BY MICHAEL RICCI
October 2, 2022

Publication Date: October 24, 2022 344 pages, 9 x 12" Paper: 978-1-4399-1846-3 $24.95 An anthology of compositions by popular Philadelphia jazz and blues artists accessible for every musician The Real Philadelphia Book, 2nd Edition (Publication Date: October 24, 2022) compiled by Jazz Bridge and editors David Dzubinski and Suzanne Cloud, is a collection of more than 200 original jazz and blues compositions. Arranged alphabetically by song title, the sheet music showcases work by generations of Philadelphia musicians. This volume, ......

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DJ Shortkutz Continues To Create Crowd-Favorite Tracks

DJ Shortkutz Continues To Create Crowd-Favorite Tracks

BY BRAUCH OWENS
October 1, 2022

DJing and the life of music can be thrilling and fun, however it’s an extremely competitive space to get into. The music industry is one that changes rapidly and everyone coming in is lucky to get a shot at showcasing their work to the world. Every now and then, we see a one-of-a-kind talent among the lucky ones. Among those is DJ and music producer, DJ Shortkutz. Italian-American DJ, DJ Shortkutz started off in the music industry in the early ......

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All About Jazz Top 10 Songs: September 2022

All About Jazz Top 10 Songs: September 2022

BY MICHAEL RICCI
October 1, 2022

All About Jazz features a free song every day spanning all genres of jazz, and of the tracks featured in September, these ten represent our reader's favorites as indicated by total listens. Musicians and record labels can submit full length MP3s for consideration here. Enjoy! Top Tracks Atrás da porta Lucia Fodde From: Traces Of You 04:18 Birdland Runaround Tobin Mueller From: Prestidigitation 6:30 Antepenultimate Kate ......

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The First Public Company For Jazz 'BeBop' Makes History On The Stock Market

The First Public Company For Jazz 'BeBop' Makes History On The Stock Market

BY SUE VERES ROYAL
September 30, 2022

The BeBop Channel Corporation (OTC PINK: BBOP), made history earlier this month as the first Jazz public company, giving a Wall Street voice to the world of Jazz – America’s classical music. Many people in the New York area are already familiar with ‘BeBop’ from their programming, including their recent Off-Broadway production God Doesn’t Mean You Get to Live Forever, the New York Jazz Film Festival, and the television series Giant Steps starring the late Mickey Bass and many top ......

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Exciting Jazz-Vocal Discovery Tawanda, Winner of the 2021 Sarah Vaughan Competition, Releases Much-Awaited Debut Album 'Smile' on Resonance Records

Exciting Jazz-Vocal Discovery Tawanda, Winner of the 2021 Sarah Vaughan Competition, Releases Much-Awaited Debut Album 'Smile' on Resonance Records

BY MICHAEL RICCI
September 29, 2022

On October 28, 2022, Resonance Records, the acclaimed jazz label, will issue the first album by one of the most promising young jazz singers to emerge in years: Tawanda Suessbrich-Joaquim, known simply as Tawanda. The Los Angeles-based vocalist, 26, sings in a cloudless alto with a crystalline shimmer, effortless but unfussy jazz feeling, immaculate musicianship, and a maturity that few of her contemporaries possess. In June of 2021, Tawanda tied for first place with Gabrielle Cavassa in the 9th Annual ......

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Craft Recordings Announces Definitive, Bonus-Filled Edition Of Vince Guaraldi's Original Soundtrack Recording 'It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown'

Craft Recordings Announces Definitive, Bonus-Filled Edition Of Vince Guaraldi's Original Soundtrack Recording 'It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown'

BY MICHAEL RICCI
September 28, 2022

Available on CD, digital, and a variety of vinyl formats including a 45-RPM pressing, a translucent orange pumpkin-shaped disc, and more Craft Recordings proudly announces the definitive edition of Vince Guaraldi’s evocative soundtrack to the 1966 animated television special, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, from Charles M. Schulz, creator of the PEANUTS comic strip, and Lee Mendelson Film Productions. Remastered from newly discovered analog session reels, the album features seven previously unreleased alternate takes—all of which offer fascinating insight ......

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New Age Guitarist Shambhu To Release A New Ep, 'Life Passage,' On September 29th

New Age Guitarist Shambhu To Release A New Ep, 'Life Passage,' On September 29th

BY SHAMBHU VINEBERG
September 27, 2022

Shambhu continues his intuitive and soulful musical explorations with a tranquil, acoustic guitar EP, Life Passage that will be released on September 29, 2022 by Tiger Turn Productions. He is joined by a stellar ensemble of new age, jazz and world musicians: bassist Michael Manring, pianist Frank Martin, flutist Premik Russell Tubbs, violinist Nathaniel Wolkstein, and percussionist Nelson Myers-Daly. Born during the pandemic, the songs of “Life Passage" reflect Shambhu’s calm and uplifting musical sound which synthesizes new age, jazz ......

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Composer / Percussionist / Author Adam Rudolph Publishes 'Sonic Elements' For Instrumentalists And Composers

Composer / Percussionist / Author Adam Rudolph Publishes 'Sonic Elements' For Instrumentalists And Composers

BY ADAM RUDOLPH
September 26, 2022

With Sonic Elements, composer and percussionist Adam Rudolph presents exciting and innovative ideas about intervals, harmony, and rhythms. He also expands upon his rhythm concept of “Cyclic Verticalism”, which he first presented in his 2006 book Pure Rhythm. Written for performers, students, educators, and composers, as well as anyone interested in music, Sonic Elements is a unique and profound contribution to books on music pedagogy and philosophy. In the introduction to Sonic Elements Rudolph writes: “The purpose of this ......

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South Jersey Jazz Society Announces Lineup for the Pat Martino Celebration of Life Experience Set for November 3-6 in Somers Point, NJ

South Jersey Jazz Society Announces Lineup for the Pat Martino Celebration of Life Experience Set for November 3-6 in Somers Point, NJ

BY MICHAEL RICCI
September 25, 2022

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 Gateway Playhouse and Gregory's Restaurant 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 away in 2021. The four-day event ......

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Robben Ford and Bill Evans New Album 'Common Ground' Out  On September 30th On MPS

Robben Ford and Bill Evans New Album 'Common Ground' Out On September 30th On MPS

BY MICHAEL RICCI
September 24, 2022

MPS is proud to announce the release of the newest project by Robben Ford and Bill Evans, called Common Ground on September 30th, 2022. The multiple times Grammy nominees Ford and Evans have shared the stage in Europe, North America and even Japan and already released a collaborative album called The Sun Room together in 2019 (earMUSIC). With the jazz rock album Common Ground they continue their creative relationship as Evans explains. “Every now and then, like-minded musicians are able ......

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New Jersey Jazz Society 50th Anniversary Concert Set For October 9th

New Jersey Jazz Society 50th Anniversary Concert Set For October 9th

BY SANFORD JOSEPHSON
September 23, 2022

During the early 1970s, New Jersey jazz fans would gather at the Chester Inn to hear Chuck Slate’s Traditional Jazz Band or at the Hillside Lounge (also in Chester) to see cornetist Wild Bill Davison, or alto saxophonist Rudy Powell, or guitarist Al Casey. In October 1972, under the leadership of the late Jack Stine, these informal gatherings were transformed into regular concerts as the New Jersey Jazz Society was created. On October 9, 2022, the New Jersey Jazz Society ......

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Guitarist Greg Chako 'Friends, Old And New' Release Date: October 14th With Brazilian Flair!

Guitarist Greg Chako 'Friends, Old And New' Release Date: October 14th With Brazilian Flair!

BY SCOTT H. THOMPSON
September 22, 2022

A Cincinnati-born leader who's recorded in Singapore, with Australian and American players all living in Japan, playing all-original Latin-American Jazz—a truly unique sound! His travels have brought him many friends, old and new! Friends, Old and New Release Date: October 14th Label: Mint 400 Records & Raining Music “Recalls those exciting hard blowing sessions of the 1960’s which featured Hank Mobley, Donald Byrd, and Jackie McLean... with an effective mix of hard bop and Latin rhythms guaranteed to ......

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Scott Sawyer 'Change Of Scene' With Oteil Burbridge & Scott Amendola

Scott Sawyer 'Change Of Scene' With Oteil Burbridge & Scott Amendola

BY JON SAWYER
September 21, 2022

Hello, greetings from the San Francisco Bay Area... I'm proud to announce this IndieGogo Campaign for my brother Scott's new album, recorded in November of 2021 at Panoramic House in Stinson Beach, CA; Scott Sawyer on guitar, Oteil Burbridge on bass and Scott Amendola on drums. While this is a jazz album, it's far from straight-ahead. Four Scott Sawyer original tunes and covers by Ron Brendle, Miles Davis, Jerry Garcia, and the Doors. All music on the IndieGoGo promotional ......

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NYC Artist Sweet Megg Releases New Western Swing Album 'My Window Faces The South'

NYC Artist Sweet Megg Releases New Western Swing Album 'My Window Faces The South'

BY BEATRICE KIMMEL
September 17, 2022

NYC eclectic jazz artist Sweet Megg (Megg Farrell) introduces her new Western Swing album, entitled My Window Faces the South, out on September 16, 2022 on Turtle Bay Records. The album consists of 11 tracks representing a broad range of early 20th century American music composed by some of the biggest songwriting legends, including Hoagy Carmichael, Fats Waller, and the “King of Western Swing” Bob Wills. Megg splits her time between Nashville and Brooklyn, so it was fitting that she ......

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Bass Meets Tuba - Tubaist Ralph Hepola Records With Legendary Bassist Bob Bowman

Bass Meets Tuba - Tubaist Ralph Hepola Records With Legendary Bassist Bob Bowman

BY RALPH HEPOLA
September 16, 2022

The tuba is one of the most powerful and prominent instruments in the symphony orchestra. Tubaist Ralph Hepola has played on outstanding classical recordings (see selected discography below), but this summer he’s recording with world-class jazz musicians including a giant among bass players: legendary bassist Bob Bowman has toured and recorded with Freddie Hubbard, Carmen McRae, Bud Shank, Karrin Allyson, Bobby Watson, Steve Houghton, John Stowell, Bob Sheppard, Steve Allee, the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra and the Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin ......

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Nightfly - Biography of Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen Available Now on Chicago Review Press

Nightfly - Biography of Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen Available Now on Chicago Review Press

BY MICHAEL RICCI
September 15, 2022

September this year marks the 50th anniversary of the first record by Steely Dan, the band formed by Donald Fagen and Walter Becker in 1972 that went on to release nine albums over the 30 years that followed. Now Chicago Review Press is publishing Nightfly: the Life of Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen by music journalist and author Peter Jones. The book is a warts-and-all account that not only relates the often-untold stories behind one of rock’s most iconic bands, but ......

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7 Virtual Jazz Club’s Contest 7th Edition: Winners Announced!

7 Virtual Jazz Club’s Contest 7th Edition: Winners Announced!

BY VALERIO PAPPI
September 14, 2022

During a live streaming event, the judging panel and the finalists joined the award ceremony for the Pros & Amateurs and the Under 25 category. Pros & Amateurs’ category First prize went to Israeli saxophonist Daniel Zamir and his composition “Hall of the Culture." First prize included a live concert in Jazz Club Ferrara (Italy) and a one day recording session at The Jazztone Studios (Spain). Second prize went to American pianist Dave Meder for his composition “I Look for ......

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