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Article: Live Review

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2022

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Various Venues Festival International de Jazz de Montréal Montréal, Canada June 30-July 4, 2022 Like everything else, the Covid-19 pandemic stopped the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal in its tracks. Forced to cancel the 2020 festival, they instead presented a four-day virtual festival online on June 27-30. Another abbreviated ...

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Article: Live Review

Ravi Coltrane at SFJAZZ Center

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Ravi Coltrane SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, California April 29, 2022 When you have a famous father, whether you are Seun Kuti, Miley Cyrus, or one of the innumerable talented offspring of other celebrated musicians, expectations can be enormous. That especially holds true when one is the second son of the ...

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News: Recording

New Shapes: A Wide Variety Of Styles By The Trendsetter In Today’s Fusion Scene

New Shapes:  A Wide Variety Of Styles By The Trendsetter In Today’s Fusion Scene

A powerful guitarist who has led more than ten albums so far, Roman Miroshnichenko can be considered one of the pacesetters in today’s fusion scene. He has performed with such greats as Larry Coryell, Steve Vai, Paul Wertico, Bunny Brunel and Al DiMeola. Born and raised in the Ukraine, he started out exploring blues and rock ...

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Article: Live Review

Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival 2021

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Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival Saratoga Performing Arts Center Saratoga Springs, NY June 26-27, 2021 The possibility of Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival returning this year was shaky in the spring months of 2021. COVID was showing signs of remission, but troubles still lingered. Both Danny Melnick, president of Absolutely Live ...

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News: Festival

Roman Miroshnichenko And Mario Parmisano Celebrated Astor Piazzolla’s 100th Anniversary And Honored Chick Corea With Grandiose Shows In Russia

Roman Miroshnichenko And Mario Parmisano Celebrated Astor Piazzolla’s 100th Anniversary And Honored Chick Corea With Grandiose Shows In Russia

The 24th international World Of Guitar music festival took place on May 24-28, 2021 in Kaluga, Russia. This year, during the main portion of the festival, on May 26th took place joint concert of guitar virtuoso Roman Miroshnichenko and his band with outstanding tango nuevo interpreter—Argentinian pianist Mario Parmisano, featuring the 50-piece Moscow City Symphony. “It ...

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Article: SoCal Jazz

Gergo Borlai: Talkin' Drummers and Drumming

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Most kids have heroes. Whether they be athletes, astronauts, artists, astrophysicists, (and that's just the “A's") or any of the many asundered possibilities. Gergo Borlai needn't go passed the “D's" to find his calling. Drumming came early, incredibly early, and he has never looked back. Determination and commitment can be a powerful force. Before long the ...

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Article: Interview

John McLaughlin: Where The Muse Leads

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John McLaughlin—Miles Davis protégé. Jazz/rock revolutionary. East-meets-West visionary. Acoustic, electric and electronic guitar maestro. Now elder statesman of jazz—what is there left to say? A lot it seems... As a septuagenarian who was facing debilitating hand issues—and possibly the end of his playing career—he was starting to say his farewells to touring ...

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Article: SoCal Jazz

Tom Kennedy: In A New York Minute

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Riding high on the low end since arriving in New York City in 1984, premier jazz and fusion bassist Tom Kennedy has shared his groove and innate musicality all over the world. He has shared the stage and recording studio with a long list of varied and talented artists. Names like Michael Brecker, Steve Gadd, Lee ...

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Article: Album Review

David Gilmore: Energies of Change

Read "Energies of Change" reviewed by Dave Wayne


David Gilmore's career started off with a bang. He worked with Steve Coleman through the 1990s, appearing on at least nine recordings either led, or instigated, by the renowned saxophonist, composer, bandleader, and recent MacArthur Award recipient. Since emerging from Coleman's M-BASE fold, Gilmore has worked with a stunning variety of artists both inside and outside ...

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Article: Year in Review

Doug Collette's Best of 2015

Read "Doug Collette's Best of 2015" reviewed by Doug Collette


It didn't take much thought to compose this list, perhaps because the inclusions run the gamut from finely-produced studio sessions to equally inspired live recordings (and much in between). And more so than in recent years, the playability of all these albums will surely equal their durability as time marches on, which is not necessarily a ...


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