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A Belated Tribute to Carla Bley

Read "A Belated Tribute to Carla Bley" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


Better late than never, this show is in tribute to composer Carla Bley who passed away in October 2023. It features Bley's work with her various small and large groups as well as with Charlie Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra. It also had her compositions performed by collaborators and admirers such as Billy Drummond, Nels Cline, Gary ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Geri Allen, Kronos Quartet, and Ahmad Jamal.

Read "Geri Allen, Kronos Quartet, and Ahmad Jamal." reviewed by Jerome Wilson


This episode features a wide array of duets, tributes, and curiosities from jazz's past and present. Musicians heard include Geri Allen & Kurt Rosenwinkel, the Kronos Quartet, Nate Wooley, and Ahmad Jamal. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill & ...

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Article: Profile

Remembering Carla Bley: Jazz Innovator Extraordinaire

Read "Remembering Carla Bley: Jazz Innovator Extraordinaire" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Carla Bley, composer, arranger, free-jazz pioneer, band leader, pianist and independent, whose compositions became jazz standards, has died at the age of 87. She had been diagnosed with brain cancer in 2018. Bley's most famous recording was her sprawling, genre-elusive triple album Escalator Over the Hill (JCOA Records, 1971). On the back of this ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Darren Johnston, Rossi / Hess / Moran & Theo Jorgensmann

Read "Darren Johnston, Rossi / Hess / Moran & Theo Jorgensmann" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


This episode of One Man's Jazz is a very mixed bag. There's a preview of an upcoming box set of Charles Mingus' 1970 releases for Atlantic Records, some Jimi Hendrix on tuba from Germany's Pinguin Moschner, electronica from keyboardist Elias Stemeseder and drummer Christian Lillinger, the Polish duo of saxophonist Maciej Sikala and drummer Tomek Sowinsk}, ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Jazz "Twofers": Nina Simone, Lester Bowie, Bob Brookmeyer And More

Read "Jazz "Twofers":  Nina Simone, Lester Bowie, Bob Brookmeyer And More" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


In the tradition of Classic Rock radio's “Twofer Tuesdays," this show features sets of two (or three) tracks by a single jazz artist displaying some of the variety of music they have played in their careers. Musicians featured on this program include Nina Simone, Lester Bowie, Jazz Passengers and Bob Brookmeyer. Playlist Henry Threadgill ...

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Article: Album Review

Mathias Eick: When We Leave

Read "When We Leave" reviewed by Mario Calvitti


Per il suo quinto album da titolare per la ECM, il trombettista norvegese Mathias Eick riparte da Ravensburg, il precedente lavoro pubblicato nel 2018, mantenendo quelle atmosfere rendendole un po' più sognanti e malinconiche, e confermando in toto i musicisti che vi avevano preso parte. A questi si aggiunge il chitarrista Stian Carstensen, già presente sul ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Tim Berne, Russ Lossing & Hot Heros and Iro Haarla

Read "Tim Berne, Russ Lossing & Hot Heros and Iro Haarla" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


New albums from saxophonists Tim Berne and Sabir Mateen, from guitarists Alex Ward and Dave Gisler with Jaimie Branch, Finland's Hot Heros joined by pianist Iro Haarla, and pianist Russ Lossing fronting a quartet this time. Top it off with Louis Moholo Moholo's Five Blokes live in London, add a whole bunch more great stuff including ...

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Article: Album Review

Iro Haarla, Ulf Krokfors, Barry Altschul: Around Again: The Music Of Carla Bley

Read "Around Again: The Music Of Carla Bley" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Sontuosa rilettura di dodici tra le più belle composizioni di Carla Bley, quest'album nasce da un'idea del contrabbassista Ulf Krokfors, condivisa con la pianista Iro Haarla--che frequenta la musica di Carla fin dai tempi del conservatorio e che ha da sempre Paul Bley come modello pianistico--e poi concretizzata assieme a Barry Altschul, batterista nel trio del ...

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Article: Album Review

Carla Bley: Life Goes On

Read "Life Goes On" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Pianist / composer Carla Bley is an inspiring woman. Pianist Paul Bley was inspired to marry her, and record a full album of her compositions: Barrage (ESP-Disk, 1965), in addition to including four of her originals on Open, To Love (ECM Records, 1973). George Russell included her “Bent Eagle" on his Stratusfunk (Riverside Records, 1960). Jimmy ...


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