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Saxophonist, composer, producer and educator Greg Osby has made an indelible mark on contemporary jazz as a composer, bandleader, educator and recording artist for the past 35 years. Notable for his insightful and unique approach to composition and performance of original jazz music, Osby is a shining beacon among the current generation of improvising musicians. He has earned numerous awards and critical acclaim for his recorded works and riveting live performances. Born and reared in St. Louis, Osby began his professional music career in 1975, after three years of private studies on clarinet, flute and alto saxophone

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The Message

Label: Posi-Tone Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Caught In The Webb; Nekide; The Message; I Was Doing Alright; Frustration; Doug's Dilemma; Keeping Up With The Joneses; New Beginning; Baubles, Bangles & Beads; Where Did You Come From?; Bonnie Lass.

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Article: Album Review

Doug Webb: The Message

Read "The Message" reviewed by David A. Orthmann


The trappings of The Message, tenor saxophonist Doug Webb's eleventh release for Posi-Tone Records, are perhaps recognizable to anyone with an interest in jazz conventions. All hands, except for drummer Charles Ruggiero, contribute at least one composition. While some are more adventurous (tenor saxophonist Bob Reynolds' “Where Did You Come From?," and alto saxophonist Greg Osby's ...

Article: Radio & Podcasts

Adam Holzman, Yo Miles, Cameron Graves and Richard Hallebeek

Read "Adam Holzman, Yo Miles, Cameron Graves and Richard Hallebeek" reviewed by Len Davis


Yo Miles! Henry Kaiser and Wadada Leo Smith, Adam Holzman, Cameron Graves and Trio Grande.Playlist Yo Miles! Henry Kaiser and Wadada Leo Smith"Cozy Pete" from Lightning (Self Produced) 00:00 Adam Holzman “Maze" from The Last Gig (Big Fun Productions) 06:45 Greg Osby “Man Talk" from Man Talk For Moderns (Blue Note) 13:32 Cameron Graves ...

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News: Performance / Tour

Igor Butman: Russian Jazz at Dizzy’s

Igor Butman: Russian Jazz at Dizzy’s

Jazz internationalization has widened in the last few decades to include musicians from practically every country imaginable. At Jazz @ Lincoln Center the programming has reflected this phenomenon and patrons have been given generous helpings of foreign artistry. The club has become a veritable hub for this music and thus enhanced Gotham's reputation as the world's ...

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Rites of Fire

Label: KASMAVTSU Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: The Sage; 2. The Augurs of Spring, Dances of the Young Girls A; Infernal Dance of King Kashchei; Rite Of Spring: Introduction A; Spring Rounds; Rite Of Spring: Introduction B; Firebird: Finale; Firebird: Introduction A; Mystic Circles of the Young Girls A; Mystic Circles of the Young Girls B; The Firebird's Variation; The Augurs of Spring, Dances of the Young Girls B; The Sacrifice: Introduction; Berceuse; Ritual Of Abduction; Adoration of the Earth: Introduction A; Adoration of the Earth: Introduction B; Sacrificial Dance A; Sacrificial Dance B; 20. Introduction: The Sacrifice; The Princesses’ Khorovod; Ritual Action of the Ancestors; Spring Rounds (Infine Remix)

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Article: Film Review

Motian In Motion

Read "Motian In Motion" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Paul Motian Motian In Motion Aquapio Films 2021 There could have been no more apt title for film maker Michael Patrick Kelly's documentary film on drummer, Paul Motian (1931-2011), who buzzes about his New York business—in and out of taxis on the way to and from gigs or the recording studio—with ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Sylvie Courvoisier, Mary Halvorson, Chris Morrissey, Mathias Eick & Other New Releases

Read "Sylvie Courvoisier, Mary Halvorson, Chris Morrissey, Mathias Eick & Other New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Another truckload of great new and upcoming albums this week, for a show that highlights the beauty of jazz projects which are not aligned with the esthetics of major labels. Happy listening! PlaylistBen Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Kurt Elling “Circus" SuperBlue (Edition) 0:16 Host talks ...

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Article: BackTracks

Your Eggs Scrambled, Any Way You Like

Read "Your Eggs Scrambled, Any Way You Like" reviewed by Mike Jacobs


This edition of BackTracks takes a look at a few selections that might rewire, reset, thoroughly scramble or even short-circuit the “normal" music pathways of your noodle. These five selections are each capable of this in subtle or sometimes not-so-subtle ways. Everything from stylistic jumbles and conceptual twists to abandonment of premeditated form and utter mayhem ...

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Article: Under the Radar

A Different Drummer, Part 5: Terri Lyne Carrington

Read "A Different Drummer, Part 5: Terri Lyne Carrington" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


In her 2003 Carnegie Mellon University paper Experience West African Drumming: A Study of West African Dance-Drumming and Women Drummers, Leslie Marie Mullins explains that drumming was explicitly the territory of male musicians in West Africa. Mullins reveals that several myths were employed to keep women and drums far apart. Among them, Ghanaian women were thought ...


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