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Donny Hathaway

A cult figure which continues to loom large in the annals of soul singers, Donny Hathaway in his short time on earth, left behind an inspiring legacy of elevating the music into a more spiritual plane. This short bio is to pique the interest in Hathaway, and guide readers to the more extended profile of the man here @ all about jazz in an outstanding article by C.N. Harold entitled: Donny Hathaway; Celebrating the Spirit and the Soul. Hathaway was born in Chicago on October 1, 1945, but spent much of his childhood in St. Louis, where he lived in the Carr Square public housing project with his grandmother, Martha Pitts, who also went by the name Martha Crumwell

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We Three Holiday Happenings: Season's Greetings From Benny Benack III and the Steven Feifke Big Band, Martina DaSilva and Dan Chmielinski, and Dave Stryker

Read "We Three Holiday Happenings: Season's Greetings From Benny Benack III and the Steven Feifke Big Band, Martina DaSilva and Dan Chmielinski, and Dave Stryker" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

It's Christmas all over again, so deck the halls, break out the eggnog and get ready for a proliferation of holiday albums. As with any and every year, there are plenty of new jazz releases that fall into this most festive category and saturated market. Some lean solely on popular favorites, sticking close to the templates ...

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Milton Man Gogh, Rachel Musson Curtis Nowosad & More

Read "Milton Man Gogh, Rachel Musson Curtis Nowosad & More" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

Trios and quartets dominate this episode: three-quarters of the playlist are from groups of that size. Featured is German saxophonist Philipp Gropper and his quartet Philm with music from his new album Consequences. Another quartet heard for the first time is Ornicar from France, and OGJB is back. Of the threesomes, first timers are Gentiane MG ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Kenney Polson: For Lovers Only

Read "For Lovers Only" reviewed by Geannine Reid

Saxophonist Kenney Polson may not be a household name but he has a lengthy pedigree in jazz and smooth jazz. He was born in Kansas City, Missouri to a musical family; a grandfather worked with Count Basie and Cab Calloway and an uncle sang with the Coasters. Polson's discography since 2010 includes Serendipity (2014, No Slop ...

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Onaje Allan Gumbs: Dare To Dream

Read "Onaje Allan Gumbs: Dare To Dream" reviewed by La-Faithia White

Onaje Allan Gumbs is a New York based pianist, composer, lyricist, and bandleader. Gumbs' professional career began in 1971 when Leroy Kirkland introduced him to Kenny Burrell, by sharing a demo tape. The next day Gumbs received a phone call to play with Burrell at Baker's Keyboard Lounge in Detroit. Onaje, (Gumbs) talks about the beginnings ...

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Vicenza Jazz 2018 - Seconda parte

Read "Vicenza Jazz 2018 - Seconda parte" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Vicenza Jazz Varie sedi 10--20.05.2018 Proseguiamo con il festival vicentino, i cui primi concerti sono stati recensiti da Libero Farné. In una rassegna così ricca di appuntamenti --come sempre dislocati in vari luoghi cittadini e in differenti orari --è ovviamente impossibile seguire tutto e anche questa seconda parte verterà sui concerti serali ...

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Peter Michael Escovedo & Friends At The Empress Theatre

Read "Peter Michael Escovedo & Friends At The Empress Theatre" reviewed by Walter Atkins

Peter Michael Escovedo & Friends Empress Theatre Voices From The Heart: The Marc VW Benefit Vallejo, CA March 29, 2017 Peter Michael Escovedo (Kenny G) organized a stellar line up of Bay Area musicians and much more for Voices From The Heart: The Marc VW Benefit ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Joyce Elaine Yuille: Welcome to My World

Read "Welcome to My World" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Chi ama quell'universo musicale in cui s'incontrano soul e pop music, jazz d'annata, funk, musiche latine e quant'altro (il termine nu jazz può aiutare anche se fuorviante), conosce bene la Schema Records, l'etichetta di Luciano Cantone che ha prodotto tra gli altri Mario Biondi, Nicola Conte, Rosario Giuliani e s'appresta a ripubblicare alcuni classici del Perigeo. ...

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Daniel Cacija: Lifeline

Read "Lifeline" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Vocalist Daniel Čačija is a snappy, if somewhat retro, dresser--the cover images on Lifeline show him sporting, variously, a dinner suit and a cravat. A quick glance at the track list reveals jazz standards such as “Detour Ahead," “Lush Life" and “Exactly Like You." The band is the classic piano trio, with added trumpet. It looks ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Joan Minor at Cercle Suedois

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Joan Minor Quartet Cercle Suedois Paris, France May 13, 2015 The jazz scene in Paris thrives with a wide mixture of venues, from small cafes to large halls to more sophisticated settings. Among the latter is Cercle Suedois, the Swedish community's swanky meeting place that schedule weekly jazz concerts.


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