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Daniel Freedman

Drummer and Percussionist Daniel Freedman was born in New York City and grew up in a musical family. In high school he studied with Max Roach, Billy Higgins, Vernel Fournier and later traveled to study with master drummers in West Africa and Cuba. He has played and recorded with artists such as Tom Harrell, Wynton Marsalis, Slide Hampton, Roy Hargrove, Claudia Acuna, Omar Faruk and Toumani Diabate. His record "Trio" with Jason Lindner and Omer Avital and guests Myron Walden, Joshua Levitt and Tomer Tzur, on the Fresh Sound label received nine stars in Modern Drummer Magazine and he was recently featured in the same magazine in the article "Jazz Lions". Daniel currently tours primarily with the band Third World Love and has produced and engineered music for three releases on John Zorns' Tzadik record label as well as music for television and film.

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John Ellis, Andy Bragen: The Ice Siren

Read "The Ice Siren" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Dopo Dreamscapes e MOBRO John Ellis e Andy Bragen firmano un altro lavoro d'ampio respiro, che si snoda in equilibrio tra scrittura cameristica, jazz e opera contemporanea. Ellis ha scritto la musica e partecipa come strumentista; Bragen ha composto il libretto, ispirandosi al filone gothic fantasy di autori come Tim Burton ne “La sposa ...

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Article: Year in Review

Ludovico Granvassu's 2021 Sonic Delights

Read "Ludovico Granvassu's 2021 Sonic Delights" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Jazz is not a competitive sport and “Best Ofs" are misnomers. End of the year listicles have no bearing on the artistic standing of the albums they include, or on those they neglect, just like a five star review doesn't make the album it graces any better than it already is. But, apparently, humans ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Nicholas Payton, Giacomo Zanus, Andorra, Dan Phillips & Other New Releases

Read "Nicholas Payton, Giacomo Zanus, Andorra, Dan Phillips & Other New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


For the first part of this week's show we focus on new and upcoming albums by trumpet players, and collaborations between guitarists and drummers.Happy listening!PlaylistBen Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Nicholas Payton “Hangin' In and Jivin'" Smoke Sessions (Smoke Sessions) 0:16 Host talks 7:52 Abigoba “Decoy" ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

David Binney, Daniel Freedman, Greg Spero, David Garfield and Vinnie Colaiuta

Read "David Binney, Daniel Freedman, Greg Spero, David Garfield and Vinnie Colaiuta" reviewed by Len Davis


New music from David Binney and his latest Aerial 2 , plus Santiago Bosch, Daniel Freedman Shawn Glide and Greg Spero. Playlist David Binney “Coastal" from Aerial 2 (Mythology) 00:00 Daniel Freedman “La Sirene" from La Sirene (GSI) 05:07 Benjamin Croft “Brock" from Far and Distant Things (Ubuntu) 10:08 Gidi Derzy & Friends “Prog ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Cochemea, Miles Davis, Kenny Garrett, Daniel Freedman & More New Releases

Read "Cochemea, Miles Davis, Kenny Garrett, Daniel Freedman & More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


This week we return to our periodic perusal of new releases, including re-releases from the vault of Black Fire Records (courtesy of the ever vigilant Strut Records), a newly released 1991 live-recording by Miles Davis and the upcoming project by his saxophonist from that band, Kenny Garrett. Speaking of saxophonists, don't miss the gems by electro-saxophonists ...

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The Ice Siren

Label: Parade Light
Released: 2020
Track listing: Graveyard Visit; Heaven or Hell; Melusina’s Siren Song; She Shows Her Face; Little Man; Cold; Entombed in Ice.

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Nicholas Payton, Carmen McRae's Centennial, Newk with Max Roach & More

Read "Nicholas Payton, Carmen McRae's Centennial, Newk with Max Roach & More" reviewed by Marc Cohn


Nicholas Payton appeared a few days ago at the Manship Theatre, downtown Baton Rouge. So, we thought it would be a fine idea to feature several selections from his most recent recording, Relaxin' with Nick. This week we start our Carmen McRae centennial celebration, featuring her with Jack McDuff, Phil Upchurch and Red Holloway 'live..'. a ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Daniel Freedman, Omer Avital & Peter Bernstein: The Essence of NYC's Jazz

Read "Daniel Freedman, Omer Avital & Peter Bernstein: The Essence of NYC's Jazz" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


The Daniel Freedman's Trio featuring Omer Avital and Peter Bernstein embodies all that is great about jazz in New York: the connection to a rich history and the desire not to be bound by it, transcending rigid stylistic categories while drawing inspiration from the many cultural traditions that make this city so vibrant. ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Destination Africa! Part I: Mali, Morocco & Tunisia

Read "Destination Africa! Part I: Mali, Morocco & Tunisia" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


In this episode we'll explore jazz by African musicians and by foreign musicians fascinated with the African continent and its music, with a special focus on Mali, Morocco and Tunisia. Happy Listening! Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Daniel Freedman “All Brothers" from Bamako ...


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