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D.D. Jackson

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D.D. Jackson is an award-winning jazz pianist/composer whose work spans 12 CD’s as leader or co-leader (including two for the major label RCA Victor/BMG) featuring almost entirely original material. His most recent CDs are Serenity Song (2006 Justin Time), Suite for New York (2003 Justin Time) (a meditation on the events of 9/11), and Sigame, a Latin-tinged work featuring drummer extraordinaire Dafnis Prieto

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Article: Radio

His Songs - The Keith Jarrett Songbook - Companion Mixtape

Read "His Songs - The Keith Jarrett Songbook - Companion Mixtape" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Two hours are so quick to fill and one has to often exclude tracks that deserve attention but for one reason or another (length, similarities to other selections, need for variety and flow etc.) don't find the right spot in the playlist... To remedy the situation we have a “companion mixtape" series when it's necessary to ...

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News: Event

Three-Day HeartH Star Festival:One Streaming Event Begins May 21, 2020!

Three-Day HeartH Star Festival:One Streaming Event Begins May 21, 2020!

Welcome Aboard HeartH Star Festival:One A unique world-wide music and arts festival! The Hearth Star Festival: One is a live three-day, online festival intended to weave an international array of passionate storytellers, dancers, healers and musicians into a beautiful tapestry of sound, light and color. Please join us at our opening ceremony from the beach in ...

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Article: In Pictures

New York's 24th Annual Vision Festival

Read "New York's 24th Annual Vision Festival" reviewed by Frank Rubolino


Although Europe has a plethora of creative improvised music festivals throughout the year, drawing on a large audience base of appreciative fans, one festival in the USA stands out as the beacon of hope and encouragement for this music in its native land. Now in its 24th year, New York's Vision Festival, presented by Arts for ...

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Article: Live From New York

Ensemble musikFabrik, Etienne Charles, Pulverize The Sound & Ahmed Abdullah's Diaspora

Read "Ensemble musikFabrik, Etienne Charles, Pulverize The Sound & Ahmed Abdullah's Diaspora" reviewed by Martin Longley


Ensemble musikFabrik Avery Fisher Hall July 20, 2013 Karlheinz Stockhausen and Sun Ra must surely vie for the stellar position of most cosmically attuned composer within the bounds of the omniverse. Stockhausen's Licht is arguably his major work, at least in terms of sheer scale. It's a seven-day-long operatic ...

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Article: Live Review

John Geggie / Ron Miles / David Occhipinti: Ottawa, Canada, January 14, 2012

Read "John Geggie / Ron Miles / David Occhipinti: Ottawa, Canada, January 14, 2012" reviewed by John Kelman


John Geggie / Ron Miles / David OcchipintiGeggie Concert SeriesNAC Fourth Stage, Ottawa, CanadaJanuary 14, 2012 For his first concert of 2012, bassist John Geggie reaffirmed the astute ability to bring together musicians in unheard-of configurations that's made his longstanding Geggie Concert Series an Ottawa institution. Despite living in a ...

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News: Festival

Vision Festival 16 Opening Night; Echoes of Ascension, Marion Brown and John Tchicai.

Having covered the Panel Discussion for Sunday the music needs its due. Where else but the Vision Festival, in the US at least, would you find a night given to two participants in that legendary extended fanfare the world knows as Ascension. One still works among us, John Tchicai, and the other left us since Vision ...

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Article: Interview

Bill Cosby: If You Could Hear It, You'd Smile

Read "Bill Cosby: If You Could Hear It, You'd Smile" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


Bill Cosby is a gentle giant, and not just physically. He is a powerhouse of energy and achievement. He's best known as a standup comedian non pareil. Moreover, his TV shows, such as The Cosby Show, have topped the ratings for many years, and he uses them as a way to promote racial reconciliation and disseminate ...

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Article: Album Review

Tom Harrell: Roman Nights

Read "Roman Nights" reviewed by John Kelman


Since coming back from hiatus following the superb Wise Children (Bluebird, 2003), Tom Harrell's been on a roll. On a new label (HighNote) and with a new working quartet, the trumpeter has gone from success to success, from the undeniably fine Light On (2007), to the even better Prana Dance (2009). Whether Roman Dances is even ...

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Article: Interview

John Geggie: Unexpected Conversations

Read "John Geggie: Unexpected Conversations" reviewed by John Kelman


Most cities have them: musicians who act like a lightning rod, focusing and driving their jazz scenes. In Ottawa, Canada, bassist John Geggie has been one of those significant focal points for two decades, but in particular over the past ten years. He's one of the founding organizers and faculty members of Jazzworks which, amongst other ...


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