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Eric Krasno: Bridging the gap

Read "Eric Krasno: Bridging the gap" reviewed by Leo Sidran

Guitarist, songwriter, producer Eric Krasno on what he's doing during these strange and trying times, his experience as a podcaster, producer, and provider of deep and soulful grooves, the development of Soulive, Lettuce, & Velour Recordings, the values and expectations of jam and jam band audiences, “the boom bap with interesting chord changes," learning how to ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

John Abercrombie Tribute Concert at Roulette

Read "John Abercrombie Tribute Concert at Roulette" reviewed by Tyran Grillo

John Abercrombie: Timeless--A Tribute To His Life And Music Roulette Brooklyn, NY March 26, 2018 When John Abercrombie turned off the amplifier of life in 2017, the world lost not only one of its most distinctive guitarists but also one of jazz's brightest souls. As made clear by those ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Festival International de Jazz de Montreal 2017

Read "Festival International de Jazz de Montreal 2017" reviewed by John Kelman

Part 1 | Part 2 Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2017 Montréal, Canada June 29-July 3, 2017 It's always a thrill to return to Le Festival International de Jazz de Montréal (FIJM). Deemed the biggest jazz festival in the world by the Guinness World Book of Records, it only ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Marnix Busstra: Firm Fragile Fun

Read "Firm Fragile Fun" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Let's get one thing out of the way: guitarist and leader of the eminently capable quartet featured on Firm Fragile Fun Marnix Busstra sounds a great deal like John Scofield. Busstra's tone, phrasing, attack, and even his choice of guitar parallel those of the celebrated solo artist and ex-Miles Davis plectrist. When he digs into the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Peripheral Vision: Sheer Tyranny Of Will

Read "Sheer Tyranny Of Will" reviewed by Dave Wayne

One must wonder what chance a group of relatively unknown Canadian jazz musicians playing complicated original tunes has for any sort of recognition or commercial success in the US. If musical quality was the sole determinant, Peripheral Vision, the relatively unknown Canadian band in question, would be celebrities, set for life. They've unleashed a corker of ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Levin Brothers: Levin Brothers

Read "Levin Brothers" reviewed by John Kelman

He may have ultimately become best-known in the progressive rock world for his ongoing work with King Crimson, Peter Gabriel, Stick Men and the Crimson ProjeKct, but 68 year-old bassist and stick player Tony Levin has no shortage of jazz credentials, playing with everyone from Gary Burton and Mike Mainieri to Chuck Mangione and Buddy Rich ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Steve Cardenas: Melody in a Dream

Read "Melody in a Dream" reviewed by Gabriel Medina Arenas

Melody in a Dream is a humble tribute to Steve Cardenas' mentors and music heroes. The Kansas City guitarist who moved to New York City in 1995 pays his respects to figures like late piano genius Thelonius Monk, avant-garde drummer Joey Baron(who is his sideman in this album), the deceased drummer Paul Motian and pianist Horace ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Hans Ulrik: Still Searching

Read "Hans Ulrik: Still Searching" reviewed by Robin Arends

It is not easy to classify Danish saxophonist Hans Ulrik. He dedicates himself as easily to movie soundtracks and jingles as to an album of Latin or Christmas music. At the same time it is not difficult to recognize Ulrik's dreamy, Nordic voice. Like other European jazz musicians Ulrik started his career in the United States. ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Lineage: Rock and Pop Classics Revisited

Read "Lineage: Rock and Pop Classics Revisited" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

In 2010, saxophonist Dave Liebman and drummer Michael Stephans began tossing around cover song ideas with guitarist Vic Juris, who was featured in the Liebman Group from 1991 through 2012. These conversations were soon joined by bassist Evan Gregor, keyboard player Bobby Avey and woodwinds player Matt Vashilishan. The resultant Lineage, subtitled Rock and Pop Classics ...

ARTICLE: FROM THE INSIDE OUT

Vámanos – Let’s Go!

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As jazz continues to indelibly leave imprints on music all over the globe, this column explores everything from classic 1960s and '70 singles from Peru to contemporary updates of traditional blues from Turkey and Greece. Vámanos--let's go! Ҫiğdem Aslan Mortissa Asphalt Tango 2013 Ҫiğdem Aslan was born in the ...


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