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Joel Harrison

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As guitarist, composer and vocalist, Washington D.C. native Joel Harrison resists categorization: jazz, African and Indian, contemporary classical, blues and rock all have a place in his unique approach. Remarking on his eclectic approach All About Jazz concluded that “Harrison’s ability to integrate renders irrelevant the identification of his sources in compositions that range from edgy angularity to sheer beauty…he dispenses with boundaries and creates his own mélange that’s as timeless as it is thoroughly modern." Harrison graduated from Bard College with a BA in composition and performance in 1980 studying with Joan Tower; in the ensuing years he worked privately with Allaudin Mathieu, Charlie Banacos, Ali Akbar Khan and others

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Larry Young, Steven Bernstein, and Karrin Allyson

Read "Larry Young, Steven Bernstein, and Karrin Allyson" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


Despite an equipment malfunction during the third set, this show covers a variety of artists from the last seventy years of jazz. Musicians heard include Larry Young, Steven Bernstein, Dennis Gonzalez, Karrin Allyson, and Hampton Hawes. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings ...

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The Great Mirage

Label: ASG Recordings
Released: 2023
Track listing: The Great Mirage; Critical Conversation; There's Never Enough Time; Mortgage On My Soul; Desert Solitaire; It Slipped Through My Fingers; Last Rose of Summer; I'll See You In the Shining World; East Hurley; Clarksdale; Buffalo Heart.

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Miku Yonezawa, Wayne Tucker, Yumi Ito, Izo FitzRoy & More

Read "Miku Yonezawa, Wayne Tucker, Yumi Ito, Izo FitzRoy & More" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Welcome to an edition of Mondo Jazz under the sign of groove and high energy feelgood releases.Happy listening!Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" Mondo Jazz Theme 0:00 Jakob Manz “Soul Tiger" Groove Connection (ACT) 0:16 Host talks 2:20 Leon Lee Dorsey “Bumpin' on Sunset" Cantaloupe Island ...

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Article: Profile

Jazz Honors The Beatles

Read "Jazz Honors The Beatles" reviewed by AAJ Staff


All About Jazz is honoring The Fab Four in the year of the 60th anniversary of the release of their first album (Please Please Me). This collective tribute was originally published in September 2009--as a living document, we'll add more quotes & stories over time (see how-to in comments section). We also compiled a companion playlist ...

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Article: Album Review

Joel Harrison &. Anthony Pirog: The Great Mirage

Read "The Great Mirage" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


The gritty, jammy sonics of the leadoff title track quickly convince the listener that avant guitarists Joel Harrison and Anthony Pirog are hellbent on getting it all out of their systems on The Great Mirage. Bassist Stephan Crump, who lays down his acoustic bass and goes electric, and daredevil drummer Allison Miller, who has ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Joel Ross, Willem Breuker and More

Read "Joel Ross, Willem Breuker and More" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


This show has an eclectic mix of jazz with saxophonists, singers, and even vibes and harp. Artists heard include Joel Ross, Joel Harrison, Ray Charles, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and the Willem Breuker Kollektief. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill ...

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Honoring Pat Martino, Volume 1

Label: HighNote Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Inside Out; Black Glass; Line Games; Willow; Noshufuru; Lament; On the Stairs; Joyous Lake; Country Road.

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Article: Live Review

Pat Martino: A Celebration of His Life and Legacy @ Jazz at the Point Festival

Read "Pat Martino: A Celebration of His Life and Legacy @ Jazz at the Point Festival" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


A Celebration of the Life and the Legacy of Pat Martino 35+ Musicians Jazz@thePoint Festival Gateway Playhouse Somers Point, NJ November 3-5, 2022 NOTE: A complete listing of the Celebration events and musicians provided by the South Jersey Jazz Society can be found here. ...

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Article: Album Review

Jakob Bro, Joe Lovano: Once Around the Room - A Tribute To Paul Motian

Read "Once Around the Room - A Tribute To Paul Motian" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Il magistrale percorso da leader di Paul Motian, esploso negli anni ottanta nel trio con Joe Lovano e Bill Frisell, ha avuto significativi tributi a partire dal 2011, l'anno della sua scomparsa: ricordiamo lo String Choir di Joel Harrison, il collettivo Motian Sickness di Jeff Cosgrove, il solo piano di Russ Lossing (Drum Music) e quello ...


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