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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

Read "Gergo Borlai: Talkin' Drummers and Drumming" reviewed by Jim Worsley


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

Read "John McLaughlin: Where The Muse Leads" reviewed by Mike Jacobs


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

Read "Tom Kennedy: In A New York Minute" reviewed by Jim Worsley


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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Article: Live Review

Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival 2015

Read "Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival 2015" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke


Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival 2015 Saratoga Performing Arts Center Saratoga Springs, NY June 27-28, 2015 While jazz is closely associated with horns (even though there are few instruments now employed at some point across the genre) it was a couple of guitar slingers that helped light up the skies at Freihofer's ...

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News: Recording

Chicago-based Saxophonist Bernard Scavella Releases "A Taste Of Scavella"

Chicago-based Saxophonist Bernard Scavella Releases "A Taste Of Scavella"

Chicago, IL: Chicago-based reed master Bernard Scavella delivers mightily on his latest, A Taste Of Scavella, an 11-tune recording packed with the best in post bop playing with a freshness to match. Scavella Scavella's masterful tenor and soprano playing and exceptional writing are on display as he composed nine of the tracks. A Taste Of Scavella ...

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News: Recording

Mike Pope Releases Cold Truth, Warm Heart In May

Mike Pope Releases Cold Truth, Warm Heart In May

Baltimore, MD: World-class bassist Mike Pope is unveiling his third release, Cold Truth, Warm Heart. The new album shows him to be a visionary composer, arranger and bandleader with deep listening skills and an eloquent voice. Set for May release on Nineteen-Eight Records, the 2014 offering establishes a new threshold of leadership for the virtuoso acoustic ...

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News: Recording

Steve Gadd's "Live at Voce" (Deluxe Edition)

Steve Gadd's "Live at Voce" (Deluxe Edition)

One of the most recorded drummers of all time, Steve Gadd has worked with everyone from Chick Corea to Paul Simon, Maynard Ferguson to Eric Clapton. When it comes to his own projects, Gadd loves to play good-time groove music that has the danceable qualities and bluesiness of the best R&B along with the adventurous solos ...


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