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Now more than a decade and a half into his world travels as soloist and horn section anchor with Paul Simon, Andy Snitzer had a blast cavorting with musical gods throughout 2014 and 2015, on the historic “On Stage Together Tour” featuring the legendary singer/songwriter and Sting. Adding more history to those frequent flier miles, the versatile saxophonist toured the U.S., Canada, Europe and Australia. Now, a few years after soulfully chronicling life on the road (on his groundbreaking 2011 album Traveler), Snitzer explores and celebrates intimate places closer to heart and home, with American Beauty. The lush and melodic, sonically adventurous set artfully blends retro touches in groove and instrumentation with electronic-driven soundscapes and pattern-based motions

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Tasty Jazz Jams For Our Times

Read "Tasty Jazz Jams For Our Times" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

Tasty Jazz Jams For Our Times Debbie Burke 463 PGWA ISBN: #9781079108323 Self Published 2019 Tasty Jazz Jams For Our Times represents a kind of broad, sprawling, inconclusive entry into various aspects of the present state of jazz. While we're accustomed to weighing perspectives on the history of ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Chris Botti At The Charleston Music Hall

Read "Chris Botti At The Charleston Music Hall" reviewed by Martin McFie

Chris Botti The Charleston Music Hall Charleston, SC October 17, 2019 Miles Davis played Birth of Cool on one, Dizzy Gillespie had the bell bent upward on one, and Chris Botti has one, made in 1939. We are talking about the fabled early Martin Committee Handcraft #3 large ...

ARTICLE: SOCAL JAZZ

Jeff Lorber: Chemistry in Fusion

Read "Jeff Lorber: Chemistry in Fusion" reviewed by Jim Worsley

I don't know that anyone would confuse Jeff Lorber with a mad scientist, but you know, as they say, if the shoe fits. Lorber is far from mad, so okay, let's take that out of the equation. However, if the art of music can be further developed and shaped by scientific measures then Lorber resembles Albert ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Jeff Lorber Fusion: Prototype

Read "Prototype" reviewed by Jeff Winbush

Fusion. Is there a dirtier word to the refined ears of the jazz connoisseur? For them the sound of their sacred music mashed up with low-brow rock or common R n' B rhythms must be as harsh and annoying as sharpened nails dragging across a blackboard. Well, suck it up, buttercups, because Prototype is ...

Tony Kadleck Big Band: Around the Horn

Read "Tony Kadleck Big Band: Around the Horn" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Tony Kadleck, who has done almost everything one can do on a trumpet, adds the designation big-band leader to his resume with Around the Horn, an impressive debut CD for which he has written all the charts and enlisted a group of the New York area's A-list musicians to interpret them. If leadership is best imparted ...

NEWS: EVENT

Earl Klugh's Annual Weekend Of Jazz Returns To Kiawah Island Golf Resort November 6-8, 2014 For Fifth Year

Earl Klugh's Annual Weekend Of Jazz Returns To Kiawah Island Golf Resort November 6-8, 2014 For Fifth Year

Since 2004, GRAMMY-winning guitarist Earl Klugh has been bringing world-renowned artists together with jazz enthusiasts for his one-of-a-kind musically-driven lifestyle getaways. His Weekend of Jazz is now held at two Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five-Diamond properties each year; The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, and The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island, South Carolina. Klugh’s 5th annual Weekend of Jazz ...

Joe Caro, Adam Holzman, Andy Snitzer, Anton Fig, Conrad Korsch, Lew Soloff And Randy Brecker Live At Drom, NYC June 6th Presented By Innsbruck Records

In the New York City underground scene, Joe Caro led an allstar band which included trumpeter Chris Botti, saxman Lenny Pickett, Late show drummer Anton Fig, bassist Will Lee, trumpeter Randy Brecker and saxman Andy Snitzer among several other notables performing every Tuesday night at the NYC club, The Metropolitan Café. What started out as a ...

Traveler

Label: Native Language
Released: 2011
Track listing: Marseille; Bohemia; Lausanne: Love Song; Taking Off; Traveler; Mystique; Veru; Earth From Above; Covenant.

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Global Noize: A Prayer For The Planet

Read "Global Noize: A Prayer For The Planet" reviewed by Jeff Winbush

Global Noize A Prayer For The Planet Lightyear/EMI 2011 Global Noize isn't simply a rather unconventional band. It's also a high concept on a mission. Take a musician with plenty of experience making jazz and pop music (keyboardist Jason Miles), mix in a turntablist (DJ Logic, who knows his way ...


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