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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Bird at 100: Rudresh Mahanthappa, Joe Lovano, Vincent Herring and More

Read "Bird at 100:  Rudresh Mahanthappa, Joe Lovano, Vincent Herring and More" reviewed by Russell Perry


Charlie Parker was born 100 years ago (August 29, 1920). Although he died at the age of 34 in 1955, his legacy is so powerful that jazz would have been very different without his contributions. In the intervening 65 years, Bird's music has continued to influence and inspire several generations of players and fans. In the ...

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Article: Album Review

Jason Stein Quartet: Lucille

Read "Lucille" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Jason Stein continues to curve a niche in the jazz world, but it's not what you might assume. Listeners straightaway assume that he is an idiosyncratic outlier because his sole instrument is the bass clarinet. We've grown accustomed to saxophonists like Eric Dolphy and David Murray doubling on the bass clarinet. Stein's constancy to this one ...

Article: Album Review

Jason Stein: The Story This Time

Read "The Story This Time" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff


"Background Music" ci elettrizza con il suo fast-tempo bruciante e con i percorsi zigzaganti di clarinetto basso e sax tenore. Sono nipotini di Lee Konitz e Warne Marsh, questi audaci Jason Stein e Keefe Jackson: ne trasformano le sonorità ma ne conservano l'aplomb intellettuale e il distacco da terra. Un po' tutto l'album, che alterna composizioni ...

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Article: Album Review

Jason Stein Quartet: The Story This Time

Read "The Story This Time" reviewed by Nic Jones


The two horns, bass and drums quartet is becoming a commonplace grouping even though it hasn't quite reached the saturation point of the piano-bass-drums trio. A consequence of this instrumentation is the obvious decline in novelty value and, indeed, the ability to catch the ear, but this is a leader and group only too aware of ...


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