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Joe Lovano

Grammy-winning saxophonist, composer and producer Joe Lovano is fearless in finding new modes of artistic expression. With a Grammy Win for his 52nd Street Themes and 14 other nominations, he has won Down Beat Magazine’s Critics and Readers Polls countless times as Tenor Saxophonist, Musician of the Year, Jazz Album of the Year and Triple Crowns from Downbeat. He has also gotten numerous awards from Jazz Times and the Jazz Journalists Association for Tenor Saxophone, Album of the Year and Musician of the Year. Born in Cleveland, Ohio on December 29, 1952 he attended the famed Berklee College of Music in Boston where years later he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate

Arctic Riff

Label: ECM Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Glimmer Of Hope; Vashkar; Cadenza; Fading Sorrow; Arco; Stray Cat Walk; Lamour Fou; A Glimpse; Vashkar (var.); On The Other Side; Old Hat.

Lagos Pepper Soup

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
Track listing: Even Now Prayer; Lagos Pepper Soup; The Hero’s Journey; Soki; Ma Foya; Brighter Day; Shadows Fade; Home True; Bola’s Song; Mivakpola; Leye’s Dance; Grace.

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Vanessa Perica, Immanuel Wilkins, Steve Cardenas & More New Releases

Read "Vanessa Perica, Immanuel Wilkins, Steve Cardenas & More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Spectacular debut releases by Vanessa Perica, Immanuel Wilkins and Micah Thomas; international and inter-generataional collaborations between Marcin Wasilewski and Joe Lovano, and among Juhani Aaltonen, Jonas Kullhammar, Christian Meaas Svendsen, Ilmari Heikinheimo; three bands, lead by Michael Wolff, Steve Cardenas and Dave Glasser, revolving around the thick and catchy pulse of Ben Allison's bass and much ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Michel Herr: Positive: Music For Sextet And String Quartet

Read "Positive: Music For Sextet And String Quartet" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Although perhaps best known as a jazz pianist who has worked with the likes of Archie Shepp, Bill Frisell, Philip Catherine, Joe Lovano, Zbigniew Seifert and Toots Thielemans, Michel Herr has long enjoyed a parallel career as a conductor / musical director, and as an arranger for cinema, television and radio productions. It is in these ...

Bill Stewart Interview

Read "Bill Stewart Interview" reviewed by Mike Brannon

From the 1995-2003 archive: This article first appeared at All About Jazz in May 2002. Upon joining The John Scofield group in the mid '80s it seemed like drummer Bill Stewart just appeared out of nowhere. They of course did a number of tours and studio dates together while word got around about Stewart's ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Marcin Wasilewski Trio, Joe Lovano: Arctic Riff

Read "Arctic Riff" reviewed by Thomas Fletcher

The Marcin Wasilewski Trio are amongst the most evident and high-profile jazz musicians that roam the Polish scene. Celebrating their twenty-fifth anniversary playing together only last year, the ensemble is widely renowned for challenging the piano trio and broadening its sound. Having collaborated with luminary wind players such as Jan Garbarek, Arthur Blythe and John Surman, ...

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James Bond and other Secret Agents, Spies and Detectives - Part 2

Read "James Bond and other Secret Agents, Spies and Detectives - Part 2" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

In the first part of the show [click here to listen to it] we focuse on jazz inspired by the music composed by James Barry for the James Bond series. Here we switch our attention to other great soundtrack composers like Lalo Schifrin, or Quincy Jones, and other movie characters like Sherlock Holmes, Ms. Marple, Nero ...

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Highlights of Jazz in the Early 1990s (1987 - 1994)

Read "Highlights of Jazz in the Early 1990s (1987 - 1994)" reviewed by Russell Perry

This is the 95th of 100 programs in the Jazz at 100 series. For 94 programs, we have moved on a roughly chronological path through 100 years of jazz recordings, following trends, introducing major players and stylistic evolutions. As we approach the present, we face the historian's dilemma: in more recent music, what performances will have ...

Mark Hynes

Mark Hynes is a New York City saxophonist. His new CD Tribute, featuring the late bassist Dennis Irwin, comes out on Cellar Music this September. Joe Lovano has this to say: "'Tribute' The Mark Hynes Trio featuring Dennis Irwin on Bass has some beautiful Sounds and Feelings. The power of this timeless Music rings Strong and Clear!!!" Mark has performed/recorded with Quincy Jones, Christian McBride, Jon Faddis, Bernard Purdie, Rodney Whitaker, Jon Hendricks, Steven Bernstein, Karriem Riggins, Bobby Watson, Craig Taborn, Max Weinberg, Lew Soloff, Victor Lewis, Art Baron, Kevin Mahogany, Harold Ashby, Howard Johnson, Marcus Belgrave, Lizz Wright, Jerry Dodgion, Junko Onishi, Chuck Israels and Earl May. He has performed at the New York City Ballet, the LA Phil, The Kennedy Center, Apollo Theater, LA's Disney Concert Hall, Great Hall of The Moscow Conservatory, Jazz At Lincoln Center's Allen Room, Town Hall, Chicago Theater, Detroit Opera House, Folly Theater (KC), Detroit International Jazz Fest, Chicago Blues Fest, to name a few. Mark has performed with the Quincy Jones Orchestra, Rodney Whitaker Octsemble, Max Weinberg Big Band, Grover Mitchell Orchestra, Gerald Cleaver Quintet, Art Baron's The Duke's Men, Chuck Israels NY Little Big Band, Bobby Battle Quartet, David Berger Jazz Orchestra, Lavay Smith, and Brian Pareschi Quintet, among countless others. Growing up in Chicago, Mark was immersed from an early age in the blues drenched tradition that produced such hometown heroes as Johnny Griffin and Von Freeman. Moving to Detroit after college, he began working with the new generation of jazz lions there, as a regular member of bands led by Rodney Whitaker, Gerald Cleaver, Greg Burk and Bobby Battle


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