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Article: Live Review

Bergamo Jazz 2021

Read "Bergamo Jazz 2021" reviewed by Libero Farnè


Bergamo Varie sedi 16—19.9.2021 Nel febbraio 2020 su questo sito apparve una bella ed esaustiva intervista a Maria Pia De Vito, in qualità di neo nominata alla direzione artistica di Bergamo Jazz, prima donna dopo oltre quaranta edizioni del festival. Fra l'altro, in quella circostanza si colse opportunamente l'occasione per disquisire sul ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Elemental, Erik Escobar, Jasper Van't Hof, Nguyen Le and Trilok Gurtu

Read "Elemental, Erik Escobar, Jasper Van't Hof, Nguyen Le and Trilok Gurtu" reviewed by Len Davis


We go to Europe with Jasper Van't Hof't and Nguyen Le. The exciting music of Trilok Gurtu and Ranjit Barot, both extraordinary drummers. Jean-Luc Ponty brings African rhythms, and Brazilian bassist Michael Pipoquinha with his album Lua.Playlist Elemental “Dig" from Elemental (Blue Canoel) 00:00 Erik Escobar “Homenaje al Gran Maestro Gonzalo" from Erik Escobar ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Simon Phillips, Virgil Donati, Jan Hammer and much more

Read "Simon Phillips, Virgil Donati,  Jan Hammer and much more" reviewed by Len Davis


Our Fusion fest continues with Simon Phillips and Protocol, Jan Hammer, Jean-Luc Ponty and Weather Report.Playlist Simon Phillips “Moments Of Fortune" from Protocol 2 (Phantom) 00:00 MSM Schmidt “Medusa" from Life (Laika) 07:18 Virgil Donati “Eleven Part 2" from Ruination (Gildon Music) 14:41 Jan Hammer “Red and Orange" from Oh Yeah (Nemperor) 21:57 Marc ...

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Article: Album Review

Tomoko Omura: Branches Vol. 1

Read "Branches Vol. 1" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann


Violinists come in many shapes, colors and sizes. In jazz, there are those who bridge the gap between classical music and a more improvised repertoire seamlessly, as seen with pioneers such as American avant-gardist Mark Feldman. There are others who go about their craft with a more rootsy approach to the improvised music tradition—as ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Tribute to radio presenter and musician the late Tony Palkovic

Read "Tribute to radio presenter and musician the late Tony Palkovic" reviewed by Len Davis


A tribute to the late KSPC radio presenter Tony Palkovic includes John Scofield, John McLaughlin, Chick Corea and much more. Playlist Tony Palkovic “Force of Habit" from Esoteric (Self Produced) 00:00 Tony Palkovic “Bull by the Horns" from As to Another (Self Produced) 06:37 Tony Palkovic “Intangible" from As to Another (Self Produced) 13:15 ...

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Article: Profile

Stuff Smith: Swing Violinist

Read "Stuff Smith: Swing Violinist" reviewed by AAJ Staff


From the 1995-2003 archive: This article first appeared at All About Jazz in 2002. When Hezekiah Leroy Gordon “Stuff" Smith picked up the violin, the house began to rock. The second major popularizer of the violin in jazz after Joe Venuti, Stuff received great success with his small high energy swing band in the ...

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Article: Album Review

Dominic Ingham: Role Models

Read "Role Models" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Jazz violinists' role models tend to follow a familiar continuum that runs roughly from Stuff Smith and Stéphane Grappelli to Jean Luc Ponty and Didier Lockwood. British violinist/singer Dominic Ingham, however, paddles his own canoe. With a technique that draws as much from his folk and classical upbringing as it does from jazz, Ingham's idiom is ...

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Article: Album Review

Jimmy Haslip: Red Heat

Read "Red Heat" reviewed by Jim Worsley


Music is our universal language. A message can be conveyed spiritually to a multitude of cultures and processed at innumerable human levels. Red Heat (originally released in 2000) is a rare and priceless gem that engages the masses with purely relatable emotions and feelings. It targets and strikes your core with purposeful marksmanship. This ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Zappity-Doo-Dah

Read "Zappity-Doo-Dah" reviewed by Patrick Burnette


To be perfectly Frank, the boys don't know all that much about rock and roll's prickliest, most demanding composer/conceptualist/guitarist/ideologue, so they look at a couple of recordings by the maestro himself and a couple by other musicians paying homage to the man with a mustache. Burt Bacharach meets Hal Wilner's tribute to Thelonious Monk in a ...

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News: Radio

Talk Mode with Eamonn Lenihan—New Podcast Series Offers Three Jazz Interviews A Week

Talk Mode with Eamonn Lenihan—New Podcast Series Offers Three Jazz Interviews A Week

“Duke Ellington reckoned ‘Too much talk stinks up the place’. And of course it must be about the music. But sincere, intelligent conversation can lead to enlightenment. My role, as podcast host, is to steer guests away from bland, chat show patter into areas of genuine interest…” —Eamonn Lenihan Talk Mode, the very first podcast by ...


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