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We Got the Skilz to Play the Billz

Read "We Got the Skilz to Play the Billz" reviewed by Patrick Burnette

William, oh William, it was really nothing—but an all—Bill all the time podcast! At Mike's suggestion, this round's musicians are all named Bill. Heck, half of them are white guys named Bill Evans who gigged with Miles Davis. How's that for homogeneity? Don't fret—the other Bills at this party bring heavy-gauge avant credentials to balance things ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Wes Montgomery: In Paris: The Definitive ORTF Recording

Read "In Paris: The Definitive ORTF Recording" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Zev Feldman has called Resonance Records, “The house Bill Evans and Wes Montgomery built." That may be hyperbolic, but the label has liberated from obscurity many previously unreleased or rarely heard performances by the two artists. Regarding Montgomery, Resonance has released four Montgomery recordings to date: Echoes of Indiana Avenue (Resonance, 2012); In The Beginning (Resonance, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

"A Love Supreme" with Ravi Coltrane

Read ""A Love Supreme" with Ravi Coltrane" reviewed by Harry S. Pariser

A Love Supreme: John Coltrane Celebration SFJAZZ San Francisco, CA September 23, 2017 “It's one of his great, great records... The music and creative expression that came from John, it's overwhelming--you know, to think of what he was able to achieve with this brass tube with buttons on it." ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Greg Reitan: Daybreak

Read "Daybreak" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Greg Reitan has, since 1995, carved out a career as an award-winning composer for television and film. It wasn't until 2009, however, that the Los Angeles-based pianist released his first jazz CD, one of the top piano trio recordings of the year, Some Other Time (Sunnyside Records). Reitan followed up this excellent debut with another top-level ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Thailand International Jazz Conference, January 28-30, 2011

Read "Thailand International Jazz Conference, January 28-30, 2011" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Thailand International Jazz Conference Mahidol University School of Music Bangkok, Thailand January 28-30, 2011It's almost impossible to go anywhere in Thailand without hearing music at all hours: people sing for their own enjoyment as they go about their daily business, displaying a lack of inhibition generally absent in ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Roberta Piket: Sides, Colors

Read "Sides, Colors" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Back in earlier days, when the vinyl, 33 RPM long playing record was the way to listen to music, Roberta Piket's Sides, Colors would have been released as a double disc, with its generous seventy-six minutes of music and two distinctly different moods. After her beautiful piano trio outing, Love and Beauty (Thirteenth Note Records, 2007), ...


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