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Article: The Jazz Life

How to Play a Tin Whistle Like Michael Brecker

Read "How to Play a Tin Whistle Like Michael Brecker" reviewed by Peter Rubie


I was talking to a musician friend of mine the other day, asking her how her move from Brooklyn to Forrest Hills was going. She said, “I love it! I love the neighborhood and best of all, musically, I'm not running any more jam sessions at the moment, just doing gigs—and practicing! It's great."

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Article: Album Review

Nat "King" Cole: Hittin’ the Ramp: The Early Years (1936-1943)

Read "Hittin’ the Ramp: The Early Years (1936-1943)" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


While he achieved fame and fortune as a pops crooner of the 1950s-60s, Nat “King" Cole firmly occupies a place in jazz history. Unlike Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney and others who began their careers as singers, Cole started out as a pianist, composer/arranger, and band leader, working small clubs in Chicago, soon adding vocals ...

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Article: Album Review

Kevin Eubanks: East West Time Line

Read "East West Time Line" reviewed by Mario Calvitti


Il nuovo album del chitarrista Kevin Eubanks, che segue Duets realizzato nel 2015 con il collega Stanley Jordan, si innesta direttamente nella grande tradizione della chitarra jazz, di cui da oltre trenta anni è uno dei maggiori interpreti. Da sempre poco interessato a sperimentazioni timbriche o strutturali, Eubanks ha preferito concentrare il suo approccio allo strumento ...

Article: Album Review

Thomas Maintz, Aaron Parks: Duets in June

Read "Duets in June" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


L'ascolto di quest'album porta alla memoria la collaborazione tra Bill Evans e Jim Hall che produsse nel 1962 il magistrale Undercurrent e quattro anni dopo Intermodulation. Da allora è trascorso mezzo secolo, Thomas Maintz e Aaron Parks hanno distinte personalità ed escludendo la formula strumentale, non ci sono somiglianze stilistiche, né di repertorio: gli ...

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Article: Live Review

Buenos Aires Jazz.15 International Festival

Read "Buenos Aires Jazz.15 International Festival" reviewed by Mark Holston


Buenos Aires Jazz.15 International Festival Buenos Aires, Argentina November 10-15, 2015 Imagine opening the pages of a major daily newspaper, turning to the Op-Ed section and seeing, prominently placed amidst the usual commentaries on politics and international crises, a tome to the recently deceased jazz singer and composer Mark Murphy. Sound like ...

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Article: Album Review

Gabriel Vicéns: Days

Read "Days" reviewed by Roger Farbey


Gabriel Vicéns recorded his first album Point in Time in 2012, when the guitarist was only 23 and which featured jazz bass legend Eddie Gomez. Days, his second album was recorded in his home town of San Juan, Puerto Rico. He currently teaches guitar at a collegiate level in the Music Department of the Interamerican University ...

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Take Five With Andrew Read

Read "Take Five With Andrew Read" reviewed by Andrew M. Read


Meet Andrew Read: I studied double-bass at the Victorian college of the Arts in Melbourne, Australia. After leaving the college I worked with a number of prominent Australian pop and jazz artists including, among others, Vince Jones, Ricky May, Brave Men and Perfect Strangers. After the tragic death of Perfect Strangers' singer Andy Clayton Smith, ...


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