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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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Article: Album Review

Jim Casey: Miles Goes Wes

Read "Miles Goes Wes" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Here's a straightforward album with a rather intriguing title --Miles Goes Wes, Texas-bred guitarist Jim Casey's unassuming homage to a pair of jazz icons, Messrs Davis and Montgomery. While the session lays heavy emphasis from end to end on funky backbeats and assertive percussion, Casey strives to nurture interest by varying the group size and instrumentation, ...

Article: General Articles

Snarky Puppy: la fusion del nuovo millennio

Read "Snarky Puppy: la fusion del nuovo millennio" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


"Abbiamo suonato a Flagstaff, Arizona, due o tre anni fa per una quindicina di persone -ricorda Michael League, leader di Snarky Puppy -E alla fine abbiamo scoperto che tutti erano venuti per il successivo karaoke. In pratica abbiamo fatto l'apertura al karaoke." Dopo la sorprendente vittoria di un Grammy Award nel gennaio 2014 ...

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'Nard + Funky Beat

Label: Palmetto Records
Released: 2011

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Article: Album Review

Lenny White: Anomaly

Read "Anomaly" reviewed by Ian Patterson


At twenty-five, Lenny White had established a reputation as one of the best drummers in jazz-rock and fusion, having featured as a nineteen year-old on trumpeter Miles Davis' epochal Bitches Brew (Columbia, 1969) and forming one-half of the formidable rhythm team, alongside bassist Stanley Clarke in Chick Corea's seminal fusion group, Return to Forever. In the ...

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Funky Beat

Label: Palmetto Records
Released: 1983

Album

'Nard

Label: Palmetto Records
Released: 1981


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