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Article: Liner Notes

Seamus Blake: Bellwether

Read "Seamus Blake: Bellwether" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan


The music speaks for itself. This timeworn axiom has often served as a suggestion that there's an intangible aspect to music's universal language that is somehow beyond mere words. In some cases this may be true, but on the other hand, this outlook has occasionally in the past served as a viable excuse for justifying music ...

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Article: Liner Notes

Joe Pass: Meditation

Read "Joe Pass: Meditation" reviewed by Ken Dryden


Although a few jazz guitarists still perform solo concerts in the early days of the 21st century, none of them has produced anything approaching the series of live recordings by Joe Pass during his two decades as a Pablo artist. Incredibly, Pass maintained that playing unaccompanied on stage wasn't even his idea. During my November 1993 ...

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News: Recording

Bebop Bassist Will Lyle Readies Debut Album, 'l.A. Source Codes' Featuring 3 Generations Of Musicians

Bebop Bassist Will Lyle Readies Debut Album, 'l.A. Source Codes' Featuring 3 Generations Of Musicians

A source code is a piece of computer language that is readable by a human programmer. The talented young bassist-composer Will Lyle sees bebop and the jazz language as a musical source code that is kept alive by both the keepers of the flame and the younger players who push the music forward. Born in Southern ...

Album

JOBIM

Label: Independent
Released: 2019
Track listing: 01 - Triste; 02 - How Insensitive; 03 - Agua de Beber; Once I Loved; 05 - Só Danço Samba; 06 - O Morro Não Tem Vez; 07 - Dindi; 08 - Chega de Saudade; 09 - Corcovado; 10 - Wave; 11 - Garota de Ipanema

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Article: Live Review

Alfa Jazz Fest 2017

Read "Alfa Jazz Fest 2017" reviewed by Thomas Conrad


Alfa Jazz Fest 2017 Lviv, Ukraine June 23-27, 2017 Jazz festivals are different in Europe. There are more of them, and they are crucial to the economic viability, social solidarity and creative evolution of the jazz art form. Many European towns that host their own annual jazz events seem like ...

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Article: Interview

Michael Leonhart: A Fortunate Son

Read "Michael Leonhart: A Fortunate Son" reviewed by Telly Davidson


For most musicians, writers and actors, making the final decision to go against the grain and pursue a paycheck-to-paycheck, month-to-month career as a performing artist is one of the harder choices in life. Yet for trumpeter Michael Leonhart, a life in jazz and art is “all in the family": his father is the noted jazz bassist, ...

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Article: Live Review

Buenos Aires Jazz Festival 2009: Growing Into a Tradition

Read "Buenos Aires Jazz Festival 2009: Growing Into a Tradition" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke


Buenos Aires International Jazz Festival '09, Part 1 December 3-8, 2009In the land of the tango, Argentina--specifically the stylish city of Buenos Aires--there is a movement afoot to bring great jazz to the land, expand the audience for the music, and increase public exposure for the growing number of outstanding jazz musicians in ...

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Article: Album Review

Min Rager: First Steps

Read "First Steps" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose


It is not often that a woman is given much elbowroom in contemporary music, no matter how good she may be. However, when she is as good as Min Rager on First Steps, more than elbowroom had better be made for her and her piano. True, Rager has been preceded by a celestial pantheon of female ...

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Article: Interview

Fred Hersch: No Limits

Read "Fred Hersch: No Limits" reviewed by Maxwell Chandler


From the start of his career as a sideman in the 1970s for such jazz luminaries as Joe Henderson, Art Farmer and Stan Getz to his own ensembles and solo projects, there has always been a great diversity and intensity to Fred Hersch's art. Having won a Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship for composition (2003) and having been ...

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Article: Live Review

Freihofer's Jazz Festival: One Great Weekend

Read "Freihofer's Jazz Festival: One Great Weekend" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke


Freihofer's Jazz FestivalSaratoga Springs, New YorkJune 27-28, 2009Freihofer's Jazz Festival, in its 32nd year, provided an outstanding array of music and musicians and added to its legacy--started by George Wein in 1978--in fine fettle on June 27 and 28 in the upstate New York community of Saratoga Springs. For producer Danny ...


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