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Article: Interview

Matthew Halsall: A New Dawn

Read "Matthew Halsall: A New Dawn" reviewed by Chris May


After five years without the release of any newly recorded material, the British trumpeter and composer Matthew Halsall has returned in winter 2020 with a fresh new band and a sparkling new album, Salute To The Sun, on his Gondwana Records label. It is more than good to have him and his music back.

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Article: Building a Jazz Library

Jazz & Film: An Alternative Top 20 Soundtrack Albums

Read "Jazz & Film: An Alternative Top 20 Soundtrack Albums" reviewed by Chris May


Jazz and the movies have a shared history stretching back almost a hundred years. The relationship came into its own in the US in the mid twentieth century. Elia Kazan's 1950 movie Panic In The Streets is an early example of how film makers used jazz-based soundtracks to enhance drama and atmosphere and create ambiances of ...

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Article: Album Review

The Art Ensemble of Chicago: We Are On The Edge: A 50th Anniversary Celebration

Read "We Are On The Edge: A 50th Anniversary Celebration" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


Bassist Malachi Favors, trumpeter Lester Bowie and saxophonist Joseph Jarman have all passed on, leaving the Art Ensemble of Chicago's remaining original members, saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell and drummer Famoudou Don Moye, to rebuild. We Are on the Edge is a double-CD package; it is a fifty-year celebration of the group, and a dedication to the departed ...

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Article: General Articles

I 10 CD nel CD player di... Francesco Chiapperini

Read "I 10 CD nel CD player di... Francesco Chiapperini" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero


01. Charlie Haden -Liberation Music Orchestra (Impulse! -1969). Il lirismo della Liberation Orchestra di Charlie Haden e di Carla Bley racconta in maniera moderna lo spirito della guerra civile spagnola attraverso composizioni che trasudano di sofferenza, ma anche di speranza. A cucire il filo del free jazz che unisce i diversi brani del disco spiccano ...

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News: Obituary

NEA Jazz Master Chico Hamilton Dead At 92

NEA Jazz Master Chico Hamilton Dead At 92

Jazz Legend Chico Hamilton Dead at 92 “I'm happy to say that I'm able to find people wherever I go that are not black, not white- they're just human beings. I don't dig staying in one groove. At this stage of my life, I've dedicated myself to playing what I want to play, how I want ...

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Article: Album Review

Melissa James: Day Dawns

Read "Day Dawns" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


It's obvious to even a casual observer of Britain's jazz scene that there is a resurgence in the art of the song and the craft of the vocalist. Singer/songwriter Melissa James is set to be one of the finest of this new breed: her unique approach to her craft is immediately apparent on Day Dawns, a ...

Album

Travellin'

Label: ENJA Records Matthias Winckelmann GmbH
Released: 2001

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Article: Album Review

Fontella Bass: Travellin'

Read "Travellin'" reviewed by AAJ Staff


It's been a while since the public has heard from Fontella Bass, but in case a reminder is needed, she had a huge hit in the 1960's: “Rescue Me." What many of the people who remember that hit may not know is that Bass was married at the time to the immortal Lester Bowie, and she ...


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