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Article: Interview

Emilio Solla: The Chemistry of Music

Read "Emilio Solla: The Chemistry of Music" reviewed by Jane Kozhevnikova


Emilio Solla is an Argentinian, New York-based pianist and composer who mixes classical, jazz, and tango idioms. He has received two Grammy nominations and won a Latin Grammy Award for Puertos: Music From International Waters (Avantango Records, 2019). He has recorded eleven albums as a bandleader and more than forty music projects in different capacities.

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Article: In Pictures

Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band at The Hollywood Bowl Jazz Festival

Read "Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band at The Hollywood Bowl Jazz Festival" reviewed by Manny Hebron


Summer is officially here which means the Hollywood Bowl plays host to elite artists from all music genres. The Hollywood Bowl also celebrates its centenary having opened in 1922. The annual festival, formerly the Playboy Jazz Festival, celebrated its 42nd year at the Bowl the weekend of June 25-26, 2022. With Arsenio Hall hosting ...

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News: Festival

Grammy/Emmy Winning Composer Gordon Goodwin Makes Feature Film Debut In 'knights Of Swing' + Hollywood Bowl Jazz Fest June 26

Grammy/Emmy Winning Composer Gordon Goodwin Makes Feature Film Debut In 'knights Of Swing' + Hollywood Bowl Jazz Fest June 26

Multiple Grammy/Emmy Award winning composer/arranger Gordon Goodwin has added actor to his storied resume with a spirited cameo as “Mr. Hughes,” the lead judge presiding over the California Battle of the Bands in the jazz-driven period piece, 'Knights of Swing,’ a late 40s era coming-of-age journey that follows the challenges,disappointments and successes of six high school ...

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Article: Album Review

John Williams and Berliner Philharmoniker: The Berlin Concert

Read "The Berlin Concert" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski


Composer John Williams turned 90 in February 2022, but the “force is still strong with him." Williams, who is an Academy Award-winning composer behind some of the most famous film scores in cinema history, is considered as one of the most prolific composers of our time. Having soundtracked more than 100 films and worked with great ...

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Article: Album Review

Tara Minton & Ed Babar: Two For The Road

Read "Two For The Road" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


Australian vocalist and harpist Tara Minton and English bassist Ed Babar have been performing together for a few years, as part of the jazz ensemble Harp's Bazaar. Babar also appeared on Minton's engaging Please Do Not Ignore The Mermaid (Lateralize Records, 2020). This camaraderie is apparent on their first duo release, the aptly titled, Two For ...

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Article: Interview

Carla Marciano: Tensione, melodia e improvvisazione

Read "Carla Marciano: Tensione, melodia e improvvisazione" reviewed by Paolo Marra


La libera improvvisazione, aspetto fondamentale della dialettica jazz, ispirata da colonne sonore di film entrati nella storia della cinematografia moderna ormai patrimonio della memoria collettiva. Così potremmo sintetizzare l'ultimo lavoro discografico della sassofonista Carla Marciano, tra le più apprezzate a livello internazionale, dal titolo Psychosis. L'album rappresenta un personale omaggio al direttore d'orchestra statunitense Bernard Herrmann ...

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Article: Profile

US Military Service Bands: Histories & Heroes

Read "US Military Service Bands: Histories & Heroes" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 US Air Force Airmen of Note The premier jazz ensemble of the US Air Force, the Airmen of Note is one of six musical ensembles that comprise The US Air Force Band. Created in 1950 to continue the tradition of Major Glenn Miller's Army Air Forces ...

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Article: Interview

Rick Lawn: The Evolution of Big Band Sounds in America

Read "Rick Lawn: The Evolution of Big Band Sounds in America" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


From the latter part of the Jazz Age through the Swing Era, big bands dominated the jazz scene and a large part of the entertainment industry. After World War II, their fortunes declined, but their music soared to new heights, spurred on by innovative leaders, instrumentalists, and very importantly, the composers/arrangers who worked behind the scenes ...

Article: Multiple Reviews

I nuovi progetti di Miho Hazama

Read "I nuovi progetti di Miho Hazama" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


È da mezzo secolo, ovvero dai tempi Toshiko Akiyoshi, che dal Giappone non emergeva una bandleader così talentuosa. A soli 33 anni Miho brucia letteralmente le tappe: presenta il terzo disco a capo del suo collettivo M_Unit Dancer in Nowhere e, quasi in contemporanea e sempre per la Sunnyside Records, la sua personale rilettura dei classici ...


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