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George Gershwin

George Gershwin was born Jacob Gershowitz in Brooklyn in 1898, the second of four children from a close-knit immigrant family. He began his musical career as a song-plugger on Tin Pan Alley, but was soon writing his own pieces. Gershwin's first published song, "When You Want ‘Em, You Can't Get ‘Em," demonstrated innovative new techniques, but only earned him five dollars. Soon after, however, he met a young lyricist named Irving Ceaser. Together they composed a number of songs including "Swanee," which sold more than a million copies. In the same year as "Swanee," Gershwin collaborated with Arthur L

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The Current: Classical to Contemporary & Beyond

Read "The Current: Classical to Contemporary & Beyond" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

The Current: New Music Open Mic Facebook Live April 21, 2020 Since 2011 the Charlotte New Music organization has been working diligently to increase the city's awareness of contemporary music (in a broad range of forms), as well as to raise the profile of Charlotte, NC as a New Music center. The ...

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Roy DeCarava: The Sound I Saw

Read "Roy DeCarava: The Sound I Saw" reviewed by Chris May

The Sound I Saw Roy DeCarava 228 Pages ISBN: 9781644230107 David Zwirner 2019 Roy DeCarava was a jazz photographer, artist and Harlem local who captured everyday life in the Manhattan area with an insider's eye. Through a spare, striking use of natural light, DeCarava's exploration of the aesthetics of ...

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Roberto Magris: Suite!

Read "Suite!" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Italian pianist/composer Roberto Magris could not have anticipated the urgent need for a positive message when he recorded Suite! in 2018. The newly released double album reflects Magris' belief that a better world is coming and his certainty is conveyed in a sprawling program of poetry, original compositions, and some surprising covers. He has recorded as ...

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Hyuna Park: Her Morning Waltz

Read "Her Morning Waltz" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Quest'album è il debutto della pianista coreana col suo trio, comprendente il contrabbassista del Colorado Myles Sloniker e il batterista austriaco Peter Traunmueller. La registrazione risale al 2018, anno di nascita dell'organico, che continua a esibirsi nei club dell'area di New York. Hyuna Park ha ottenuto il primo premio all'International Women in Jazz Festival ...

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Danilo Rea: Jazz, Mina e altri incontri

Read "Danilo Rea: Jazz, Mina e altri incontri" reviewed by Paolo Marra

Tra i primi giovani jazzisti a Roma a metà degli anni '70, il pianista e compositore Danilo Rea nella sua intensa e lunga carriera ha tracciato, insieme ai suoi illustri colleghi Roberto Gatto, Enzo Pietropaoli e Fabrizio Sferra, le linee guida per le nuove generazioni di musicisti del panorama jazz italiano. Diverse le sue ...

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Paolo Fresu: il canto dell'anima

Read "Paolo Fresu: il canto dell'anima" reviewed by Paolo Marra

Pubblichiamo una versione aggiornata dell'intervista al trombettista Paolo Fresu con l'aggiunta di alcune domande riguardanti la petizione “Velesuoniamo," indirizzata al Governo Italiano e alla Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri, di cui è promotore insieme a Ada Montellanico, Simone Graziano e a tutto il mondo del jazz italiano. Il suono della tromba di Paolo ...

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The Peter And Will Anderson Trio At The Jazz Corner

Read "The Peter And Will Anderson Trio At The Jazz Corner" reviewed by Martin McFie

Peter and Will Anderson Trio The Jazz Corner Hilton Head Island, SC. February 21-22, 2020 Eight instruments on stage and only three musicians seemed like a challenge, particularly as the guitar was the only instrument played by Adam Moezinia. The other instruments were all for twin brothers Peter and Will Anderson ...

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Franz Koglmann Septet: Fruits Of Solitude

Read "Fruits Of Solitude" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Franz Koglmann must be a connoisseur of vinification, i.e. winemaking, because his Fruits Of Solitude has the feel of a master vintner at work. Specifically, wine blends like Super Tuscans or Côtes du Rhônes mark his amalgam of European chamber music and American jazz. Koglmann is a true polymath in that he hears all and rejects ...

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Aaron Diehl: The Vagabond

Read "The Vagabond" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

Cardinally invested, engaged and resolute on making the classical hop and the swing vice versa, pianist Aaron Diehl, double bassist Paul Sikivie and drummer Gregory Hutchinson take a deep dive into the many accords and asymmetries shared by Philip Glass and George Gershwin and come up victorious. Flush with tradition and vision, pianist Diehl's ...


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