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Article: Album Review

Lars Scherzberg: Top Floor Encounter

Read "Top Floor Encounter" reviewed by John Chacona


The first phase of jazz was characterized by melodic improvisation. In its second phase improvisers dealt with harmony and, in the current phase, density is the improviser's concern. So says Anthony Braxton—if I understand him correctly (if anyone does). If so, then Top Floor Encounter may be as characteristic of our time as Armstrong's “Weatherbird" was ...

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Article: SoCal Jazz

Dennis Chambers: Heartbeats and Backbeats

Read "Dennis Chambers: Heartbeats and Backbeats" reviewed by Jim Worsley


We all know that Dennis Chambers is among the world's greatest drummers. In a spontaneous conversation, the gentleman proved to be as kind and generous as he is with his backbeats and grooves. He spoke candidly about the life threatening battles he has faced. Spanning from intense to humorous, Chambers opened up on his medical ordeals, ...

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Article: Year in Review

2021: The Year in Jazz

Read "2021: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling


The jazz world continued grappling and adjusting in year two of the COVID-19 pandemic. International Jazz Day again went virtual for the most part. Singer Tony Bennett put the final stamp on his touring—and likely recording—career after his Alzheimer's disclosure. Trumpeter Irvin Mayfield was headed to federal prison. The National Endowment for the Arts welcomed four ...

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Ravita Jazz

Bassist Phil Ravita is free-lance musician and fronts his own jazz group. He is a member of The DC, and New York Musician's Unions. He is an Endorsed Bassist, Charting Recording Artist, Composer, Band Leader, Jazz Radio Show Host, and an award-winning composer Phil plays various styles of music in small and large ensembles on acoustic and electric bass. H He has shared the concert stage with guest artists who include Bobby Shew, Jimmy Heath Claudio Roditi and Gabrielle Goodman, Diane Hoffman, Joyce Scott, Ruby Glover Scott Wenholdt, Renee Georges, Herb Scott, Alex Norris, Fred Moss, Victor Provost, Kim Nazazrain, Aku Aldrich, Sean Johnson, Geoff Reecer, Thad Wilson, Jen Krupa, and Steve Wilson

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News: Performance / Tour

Bill Warfield & The Hell's Kitchen Funk Orchestra At Keystone Korner Baltimore On Nov 21 - Live & Streaming!

Bill Warfield & The Hell's Kitchen Funk Orchestra At Keystone Korner Baltimore On Nov 21 - Live & Streaming!

On November 21st, 2021, Bill Warfield and the Hell’s Kitchen Funk Orchestra return to Baltimore for the Thanksgiving Holidays performing an exciting program of tunes by Bill as well as James Brown, Joe Zawinul, Smokey Robinson, Weather Report, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock as well as Movie and T.V. themes and Hard Bop favorites. We will be ...

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Article: Take Five With...

Take Five with Gabriel Judet-Weinshel

Read "Take Five with Gabriel Judet-Weinshel" reviewed by AAJ Staff


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 ...

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News: Recording

Sandhya 'Innocent Monster' Set For May 14th Release. Fiery Indie Rock/Jazz/Spirit!

Sandhya 'Innocent Monster' Set For May 14th Release.  Fiery Indie Rock/Jazz/Spirit!

Sandhya (SAHN-dia), is poised to break nationally with her newest project, Innocent Monster (Asirvatham / JazzGrrl Music) on May 14th! This art rock album contains ten original songs featuring vivid lyrics over deep-pocket grooves, all tied together by Sandhya’s charismatic voice and bold choices at the piano. It embodies a throwback, '70s-'80s-'90s FM radio sensibility that ...

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News: Performance / Tour

Bill Warfield And The Hell's Kitchen Funk Orchestra At The Keystone Korner Baltimore On March 28!

Bill Warfield And The Hell's Kitchen Funk Orchestra At The Keystone Korner Baltimore On March 28!

The Hell’s Kitchen Funk Orchestra is a group of New York City Jazz and Studio musicians who aim to produce a brand of music that defies boundaries. The HKFO accomplishes just that on the new Planet Arts Network release Smile. Bill Warfield & The Hell's Kitchen Funk Orchestra are swinging into Keystone Korner Baltimore to celebrate ...

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Article: Interview

My Conversation with Chick Corea

Read "My Conversation with Chick Corea" reviewed by AAJ Staff


From the 1995-2003 archive: This article first appeared at All About Jazz in August 1999. It would be silly for me to even attempt to pontificate on the ramifications Chick Corea has had on this music. But it should be universal that his impact has been substantial at worst. So I will let him ...

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Article: Year in Review

2020: The Year in Jazz

Read "2020: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling


The COVID-19 pandemic put the jazz world in a tailspin, just like the world at large, in 2020. And there is plenty of uncertainty going into the new year about what “new normal: might emerge from the darkness. International Jazz Day, like so many other things, became an online virtual event this time around. Pianist Keith ...


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