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Article: Film Review

Leaving Planet Earth: Amazon's Wayne Shorter Documentary Zero Gravity

Read "Leaving Planet Earth: Amazon's Wayne Shorter Documentary Zero Gravity" reviewed by Peter Jones


Wayne Shorter: Zero Gravity Director: Dorsay Alavi 2023 Wayne Shorter was brought up in the belief that he could achieve anything he wanted to: there should be no barriers to his ambition. This three-part documentary--a true labor of love from director Dorsay Alavi--shows us that Shorter was far more than a musician. ...

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Article: Building a Jazz Library

Wayne Shorter: An Essential Top Ten Albums

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At the start of September 2021, trumpeter Terence Blanchard released Absence (Blue Note), dedicated to saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter, who for health reasons had recently been obliged to retire from performing, at least temporarily. Some people celebrating their eighty-eighth birthday, as Shorter did the previous month, might not welcome being the dedicatee of an album ...

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Article: From the Inside Out

Color Red Records: A Label, Sound, and Vision

Read "Color Red Records: A Label, Sound, and Vision" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


When Eddie Roberts, leader of The New Mastersounds, moved to Denver, Colorado, in 2015, he discovered a local music scene that contributed to his vision for a new type of music organization: a label that would be more than a label, producing and releasing music that would be more than (good) music--music that would establish a ...

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Article: History of Jazz

Where Clifford Brown Learned to Play: Love In A Wilmington Neighborhood

Read "Where Clifford Brown Learned to Play: Love In A Wilmington Neighborhood" reviewed by Arthur R George


Part 1 | Part 2 Robert “Boysie" Lowery was trumpeter Clifford Brown's first music instructor in the early 1940s, and mentored decades of young musicians thereafter in jny: Wilmington, Delaware. He taught as a sideline to club work, a resource for his community but caring not so much about being paid for his lessons. ...

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Article: In Pictures

Robin Eubanks with the John Toomey Trio at the Attucks Jazz Club

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Robin Eubanks was scheduled to play The Attucks Jazz Club in jny:Norfolk 2 years ago but was upended by the Covid shutdown. He was finally able to appear with John Toomey on piano, Jimmy Masters on bass and Brian Jones on drums, and the wait was well worth it. Eubanks brother Kevin Eubanks was the musical ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

A Tasting Menu

Read "A Tasting Menu" reviewed by John Chacona


It says a lot for the current state of the music that some of the most interesting music hitting the market is being made by lesser-known artists who might never get a look from major labels. Here are four that have their own particular—and very different—charms. All are worth a spin for the sheer joy of ...

Article: Live Review

Mingus Big Band al Roma Jazz Festival 2022

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Mingus Big Band Roma Jazz Festival 2022 Auditorium Roma 13.11.2022 Nata pochi anni dopo la scomparsa di Charles Mingus, la Mingus Big Band è una delle tre tribute band (insieme a Mingus Dynasty, di cui rappresenta un allargamento, e la Mingus Orchestra) sorte per iniziativa della vedova del musicista ...

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Hank Mobley

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As one of the founding members of the original Jazz Messengers, tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley was part of a brilliant innovation. Bebop's second generation of players had pulled the music into a tailspin of virtuosity. But there was a new inspirational sound taking hold, with roots in gospel and blues. By combining the best of bebop with the soulful new thing springing up, Horace Silver, Art Blakey, Kenny Dorham, Hank Mobley and Doug Watkins fashioned a sound with a percussive, street feel inspired by the hot steam grates and pavement they walked, the propulsive drive of the lives they were leading. Mobley was born in Eastman, Georgia, but was raised in Elizabeth, New Jersey, near Newark

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Article: Interview

Roberto Zorzi: esplorazione senza confini

Read "Roberto Zorzi: esplorazione senza confini" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Il percorso musicale del chitarrista Roberto Zorzi è così ricco ed eclettico che è impossibile includerlo in un particolare genere musicale. L'iniziale amore per visionari artisti rock come Robert Fripp e Brian Eno s'è arricchito nel tempo di approcci, tanto liberi quanto anticonvenzionali, di Derek Bailey e altri esponenti dell'avanguardia inglese degli anni settanta. La ricerca ...

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Article: Album Review

Terence Blanchard featuring The E-Collective: Absence

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Trumpeter Terence Blanchard and the E-Collective's Absence is dedicated to saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter, who for health reasons has been obliged to retire from performing, at least temporarily. Some people celebrating their 88th birthday, as Shorter did on August 25 2021, might not welcome being the dedicatee of an album with such a title. They ...


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