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Though the association of flamenco music and an instrument is primarily the guitar, Chano Dominguez has been steadily taking his jazz approach on the piano head on into the genre with brilliant results. "In jazz you improvise with a structure in the background and in flamenco [the improvisation] is part of the form. In flamenco, in a soleá, or in a bulera, the guitarist doesn't know what the cantaor is doing until the moment comes, and the cantaor doesn't know the falseta (variation, or melodic phrase, interspersed between successions of chords) that the guitarist is going to play for him." Chano Dominguez is one of the jazz musicians that have been "recruited" by flamenco, although, at least in this instance, Chano had already had flamenco training, as the guitar was the first instrument that he learned to play, by ear

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Article: Live Review

Umbria Jazz: mezzo secolo

Read "Umbria Jazz: mezzo secolo" reviewed by Libero Farnè


Umbria Jazz 2023 Varie sedi Perugia 7--16.7.2023 50 anni di Umbria Jazz e 90 del suo fondatore e direttore artistico Carlo Pagnotta: un evento unico, festeggiato con un'edizione veramente speciale, ricca di musica e di iniziative collaterali, che ha superato nella programmazione come nella partecipazione del pubblico i livelli degli ultimi ...

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Article: Liner Notes

Ari Erev: Flow

Read "Ari Erev: Flow" reviewed by Howard Mandel


In Flow, pianist-composer Ari Erev and his players pour fresh energies into the bounty of sounds that sweeten our world. They do so in accord with the principles of personal expression, collaborative sensitivity and creative sophistication that characterizes jazz in all its gloriously open forms. A century since this music's birth, through decades that have witnessed ...

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Arsa 100 La Fórmula (Emaginario and Chano Domínguez)

Label: Sir Sultry Music
Released: 2022

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Article: Jazzin' Around Europe

Play Petrucciani: A Special Tribute for a Special Musician

Read "Play Petrucciani: A Special Tribute for a Special Musician" reviewed by Phillip Woolever


Watching a good band at a small club is often one of the most enjoyable ways to experience jazz. Proper ambiance can conjure lasting sounds and images, as the relatively intimate space makes for optimal acoustics and definitive visual close-ups. That's what it was like for those fortunate or discerning enough to attend the first editions ...

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Article: Live Review

56th Jazzaldia Festival

Read "56th Jazzaldia Festival" reviewed by Paul Combs


56th Jazzaldia Festival Various venues Donostia/San Sebastián, Spain July 21-25, 2021 This was the 56th edition of the Jazzaldia Festival in Donostia/San Sebastián, the capital of Gipuzcoa province in the Pais Vasco region on the north coast of Spain. With a population of roughly 200,000, and popularity as a tourist ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

[Long] Live (at) the Jazz Standard! - Companion Mixtape

Read "[Long] Live (at) the Jazz Standard! - Companion Mixtape" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


There was so much great music recorded live at the Jazz Standard, that we could not possibly squeeze it all in our weekly radio show, so here's a bonus mixtape with another couple of hours of great memories from the celebrated venue, as part of our commemoration series. [Check out Part 1 and Part 2]

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Hard Bop Still Cookin’ - Terell Stafford, The Cookers, Aaron Diehl, Chano Dominguez, Poncho Sanchez

Read "Hard Bop Still Cookin’ - Terell Stafford, The Cookers, Aaron Diehl, Chano Dominguez, Poncho Sanchez" reviewed by Russell Perry


Since the 1950s, there have consistently been players who found in Hard Bop a comfortable place to return to, even as the focus of the music ebbed and flowed. Perhaps, this is because so many heroes of modern jazz created the music that defined the genre, players like Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Freddie Hubbard, Wayne Shorter, ...

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Article: Profile

20 Seattle Jazz Musicians You Should Know: Marina Albero

Read "20 Seattle Jazz Musicians You Should Know: Marina Albero" reviewed by Paul Rauch


The city of Seattle has a jazz history that dates back to the very beginnings of the form. It was home to the first integrated club scene in America on Jackson St in the 1920's and 30's. It saw a young Ray Charles arrive as a teenager to escape the nightmare of Jim Crow in the ...

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Article: Album Review

Scenes: Trapeze

Read "Trapeze" reviewed by Paul Rauch


The storyline for the Pacific Northwest-based band Scenes began in 1983, when drummer John Bishop and guitarist John Stowell began playing together in Portland and Seattle. When bassist Jeff Johnson arrived in Seattle in 1989, he began playing a weekly trio gig with Bishop and tenor saxophonist Rick Mandyck. Stowell, already frequently traveling abroad to play ...


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