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Piano Blues Directed by Clint Eastwood Director and piano player Clint Eastwood (Play Misty for Me, Bird, Unforgiven) explores his life-long passion for piano blues, using a treasure trove of rare historical footage in addition to interviews and performances by such living legends as Pinetop Perkins and Jay McShann, as well as Dave Brubeck and Marcia Ball. Says Eastwood: The blues has always been part of my musical life and the piano has a special place, beginning when my mother brought home all of Fats Waller's records. Also, the music has always played a part in my movies

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Article: Interview

Adam Kahan: Capturing the Essence of Jazz in a Film

Read "Adam Kahan: Capturing the Essence of Jazz in a Film" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


Too many are the documentaries produced and directed in a formulaic way using archival clips, photos, and hastily staged interviews that are intended to make a series of facts evident and bring out a few key points. At their best, they give a reasonably realistic illustrated depiction of people, places, and things. That is why a ...

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Article: Catching Up With

Keith Fiala: From Maynard to the Maestro

Read "Keith Fiala: From Maynard to the Maestro" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello


Keith Fiala, trumpeter, composer, producer, author, educator/clinician, video production guru, and currently personal assistant to 10-time Grammy winner, Arturo Sandoval. Originally from Des Moines, Iowa and later jny: Austin, Texas, Fiala who also spent time starring on Maynard Ferguson's Big Bop Nouveau Band, took a few moments from his busy schedule to chat. All ...

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Article: Catching Up With

Tierney Sutton: Movie Music Re-visited

Read "Tierney Sutton: Movie Music Re-visited" reviewed by Josef Woodard


Ace jazz singer Tierney Sutton has built up a large discography and international “gigography" with her tautly integrated and long-standing band— pianist Christian Jacob, bassists Kevin Axt and Trey Henry and drummer Ray Brinker— scooping up accolades and trophies, of the GRAMMY and poll-winning sort and more. Enter a new-ish relationship: screen life. Sutton ...

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Article: Catching Up With

Arturo Sandoval: Scoring Clint Eastwood’s “The Mule”

Read "Arturo Sandoval: Scoring Clint Eastwood’s “The Mule”" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello


Trumpet legend and 10-time Grammy winner, Arturo Sandoval was recently personally selected by Hollywood legend--and noted musician and composer--Clint Eastwood to compose the soundtrack for Eastwood's eagerly-awaited and newly released motion picture, The Mule. Both the film and soundtrack have received rave reviews. The Maestro joined All About Jazz to discuss the project. All ...

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Article: Live Review

Impressions of Monterey Jazz Festival 2017: MJF At 60

Read "Impressions of Monterey Jazz Festival 2017: MJF At 60" reviewed by Walter Atkins


Monterey Jazz Festival Monterey County Fairgrounds Monterey, CA September 15-17, 2017 The 60th edition of the long running Monterey Jazz Festival 2017 was well received. This year boldly continued the MJF's opulent tradition of presenting a special blend of fantastic jazz and other music genres in a casual ...

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Article: Book Excerpts

Social Intrapreneurism and All That Jazz

Read "Social Intrapreneurism and All That Jazz" reviewed by Melody McLaren


The power of great jazz musicians to connect with others and convey musical “stories" is the centrepiece of a new book on business innovators addressing global social problems. Social Intrapreneurism and All That Jazz (Greenleaf Publishing, March 2014) by Prof. David Grayson, Melody McLaren and Prof. Heiko Spitzeck uses the language and lessons of ...

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Article: Genius Guide to Jazz

Jazz Lovers Series: Clint Eastwood

Read "Jazz Lovers Series: Clint Eastwood" reviewed by Jeff Fitzgerald, Genius


It goes without saying that those who appreciate Jazz are a special lot. You will rarely find lovers of Our Music who have not managed to distinguish themselves in their chosen vocations, be it in the arts, business, the humanities, or the kid at Subway who earned Employee of the Month honors while listening to The ...

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News: Recording

Real Gone Music Announces March Reissues

Real Gone Music Announces March Reissues

Real Gone Music, the reissue label that has won many critical kudos in its initial months of operation, has announced its March 2012 releases. Featured are B.J. Thomas' The Complete Scepter Singles, Frankie Avalon's Muscle Beach Party: The United Artists Sessions, The Tubes' Young & Rich/Now, Rick Springfield's Beginnings, David Axelrod's Messiah, Wishbone Ash's Live Dates ...

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Article: Big Band Report

Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho, It's Off To Jazz We Go . . .

Read "Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho, It's Off To Jazz We Go . . ." reviewed by Jack Bowers


Just west of Albuquerque, across the Rio Grande River, lies the picturesque village of Corrales (population around 7,500). Among its residents (and natural resources) is world-renowned jazz trumpeter Bobby Shew. With a musician of his caliber within arm's reach, it would have been imprudent not to call upon him to take part in the village's Music ...


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