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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.

ARTICLE: RADIO

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 ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

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. ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

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 ...

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

What We Liked: 2016

Read "What We Liked: 2016" reviewed by Michael Ricci

We took our top lists, found the common recordings, added a dozen of my personal faves, and presented them here for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy, and feel free to post your 2016 favorites in the comments section below. Wadada Leo SmithAmerica's National ParksCuneiform Records Michael Formanek

Imagine That

Label: Anzic Records
Released: 2016
Track listing: Determined Soul; Baby Aya; Big In Yemen; Codex; Mindaho; Love Takes Time; Eastern Elegy; The Sisters Dance.

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

Dan Bilawsky's Best Releases of 2016

Read "Dan Bilawsky's Best Releases of 2016" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Another year is almost in the books. And while there were many things to fret about in 2016, a lack of good music wasn't one of them. A quick look back at the year reminds us that jazz legends remain strong, rising stars continue to rapidly ascend, newcomers are making their presence felt, and the dearly ...

ARTICLE: GENERAL ARTICLES

Things We Like: Novembre 2016

Read "Things We Like: Novembre 2016" reviewed by AAJ Staff

By VIC ALBANI Se state cercando un grande regalo musicale per il prossimo natale, ecco uno dei più dischi più belli e interessanti degli ultimi anni, sopra ogni etichetta, sopra ogni genere. Before the Dawn, raccoglie lo straordinario ritorno sulle scene “una tantum" di sua maestà Kate Bush, vale a dire la ...

I 10 CD nel CD-Player di... Daniel Freedman

Read "I 10 CD nel CD-Player di... Daniel Freedman" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

01.Yusef Lateef -Into Something (Riverside-1961). Elvin Jones e Barry Harris formano un'accoppiata magica. Yusef suona con il cuore, come sempre. Non mi stanco mai di ascoltare questo disco. 02. Aphex Twin -Syro (Warp-2014). Strati infiniti di suoni e di idee. E ad ogni ascolto sento cose nuove. Come diavolo riescono a ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Daniel Freedman: Imagine That

Read "Imagine That" reviewed by Luca Muchetti

Immaginate che una musica fatta di tante musiche trovi finalmente un linguaggio perfetto, elegante, spesso riflessivo quanto solare, caldo, ma di un calore che spesso si scopre possibile anche in veste minimale. Immaginate che a portare a sintesi sia un collettivo di musicisti alla cui guida si trova un batterista senza ansie da protagonista. Se siete ...


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