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Matana Roberts, the Organ in Jazz, and New Releases

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This week a focus on Matana Roberts, a preview of the new album from Dave Douglas, other new releases and a focus on the organ, Hammond and otherwise, in jazz. Playlist Dave Douglas “Showing Up" from Engage (Greenleaf) 00:00 Chicago Edge Ensemble “A Pontificators Tale" from Insidious Anthem (Trost) 08:31 Matana Roberts, Josh Abrams, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Nicole Mitchell al Teatro Franco Parenti

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Nicole Mitchell Jazz Al Parenti Teatro Franco Parenti Milano 25.04.2016 Sul programma presentato a inizio rassegna, Nicole Mitchell avrebbe dovuto essere al Teatro Franco Parenti con il suo quartetto Black Earth String, ovvero con Renee Baker al violino, Josh Abrams al contrabbasso e Tomeka Reid al violoncello.

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Hyde Park Jazz Festival 2014

Read "Hyde Park Jazz Festival 2014" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Hyde Park Jazz Festival Chicago, IL September 28-29, 2014The good folks at the Hyde Park Jazz Festival have a problem. Now in it's eight edition, the two day affair has attracted throngs of intelligent jazz listeners and too many 'must see' jazz acts. This year's festival held September 28-29 featured 40 ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Jeff Ballard: Paid Dues

Read "Jeff Ballard: Paid Dues" reviewed by George Colligan

[ Editor's Note: The following interview is reprinted from George Colligan's blog, Jazztruth] I recently did some teaching in the U.K. at the Birmingham Conservatoire; I was the lone guest clinician/guest performer. Last year, roughly around the same time of year, I teamed up with drumming great Jeff Ballard. I had kind of forgotten ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Chicago Jazz Festival 2013

Read "Chicago Jazz Festival 2013" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Chicago Jazz FestivalChicago, ILAugust 29-September 1, 2013Chicago is...You get the feeling it is a jazz city when, waiting in line at the airport, you overhear a conversation about Anthony Braxton's first meeting with Derek Bailey. Then, your suspicions are confirmed in the taxi, on the drive to the 2013 Chicago Jazz ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Chad Taylor & Rob Mazurek: Chicago Underground Duo

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Chicago Underground DuoBoca NegraThrill Jockey2009 Rob MazurekSound IsDelmark2009 Chad TaylorCircle Down482 Music2009 No account of American jazz in the '00s would be ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Umbrella Music Festival 2009

Read "Umbrella Music Festival 2009" reviewed by Andrey Henkin

Umbrella Music FestivalChicago, ILNovember 5-8, 2009 If jazz is to survive in a modern world without the support of major labels or corporate funding, it will be through the efforts of organizations like Umbrella Music, “a group of Chicago-based musicians and presenters working together to provide concert opportunities for creative and improvising musicians." ...

Cipher

Label: Delmark Records
Released: 2003
Track listing: Mental Politician; And See; Neb Nimaj Nero; Cipher; Calamities Break; No Theory; Background Beneath; First Tune That Night; Space Modulator; For SK.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Josh Abrams: Cipher

Read "Cipher" reviewed by Derek Taylor

Delmark’s long been about giving local Chicago and Midwest talent a shot. As such, Bob Koester’s decision to place a patronly bet on the talents of bassist Abrams with this debut disc isn’t so unusual. Where the surprise arrives is in the band of compatriots Abrams assembled for the session. Dörner and Gregorio are ...


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