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Matthew Garrison

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Born June 2, 1970 in New York. Here he spent, with his mother Roberta Escamilla Garrison and sister Maia Claire Garrison, the first seven years of his life immersed in a community of musicians, dancers, writers, visual artists and poets. After the death of his father Jimmy Garrison (John Coltrane's bassist), his family relocated to Rome, Italy where he began to study piano and bass guitar. In 1988 Matthew returned to the United States and lived with his godfather Jack DeJohnette for two years. Here he studied intensively with both DeJohnette and bassist Dave Holland. In 1989 Matthew received a full scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

John McLaughlin, Matthew Garrison,Tim Miller and Birelli Lagrene

Read "John McLaughlin, Matthew Garrison,Tim Miller and Birelli Lagrene" reviewed by Len Davis


Happy birthday to John McLaughlin, with music from The Boston Record and more. Birelli Lagrene with Dennis Chambers, bassist Matthew Garrison and guitarist Tim Miller.Playlist John McLaughlin and 4th Dimension"Call and Answer" from The Boston Record (Abstract Logix) 00:00 John McLaughlin and 4th Dimension “Take It Or Leave It" from Now Hear This (Abstract ...

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Article: Year in Review

2021: The Year in Jazz

Read "2021: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling


The jazz world continued grappling and adjusting in year two of the COVID-19 pandemic. International Jazz Day again went virtual for the most part. Singer Tony Bennett put the final stamp on his touring--and likely recording--career after his Alzheimer's disclosure. Trumpeter Irvin Mayfield was headed to federal prison. The National Endowment for the Arts welcomed four ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Weather Report, Frank Gambale, Alec Machacek and more

Read "Weather Report, Frank Gambale, Alec Machacek and more" reviewed by Len Davis


New releases from Chris Potter, Oz Noy and Scott Jones, plus old favourites from John McLaughlin and Weather Report. Playlist Weather Report “Freezing Fire" from Live and Unreleased (Columbia) 00:00 Paradox “Twistedology" from The First Second (Tip Toe records) 07:57 Metro “Earthplak" from Metro (Lipstick Records) 15:51 Frank Gambale “Smug" from Raison D'Etre (Wombat ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Legacy Saxophone from Joshua Redman and Ravi Coltrane

Read "Legacy Saxophone from Joshua Redman and Ravi Coltrane" reviewed by Russell Perry


Dewey Redman (1931-2006) and John Coltrane (1926-1967) are giants in jazz history. Their sons Joshua Redman (born 1969) and Ravi Coltrane (born 1965) are among the most prominent tenors playing today. Has there ever been another time in jazz history when two of the most admired players are children of jazz masters? And it is even ...

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Article: Live Review

"ECM Records at 50" at Lincoln Center

Read ""ECM Records at 50" at Lincoln Center" reviewed by Tyran Grillo


ECM Records at 50 Rose Theater, Lincoln Center New York, NY November 2, 2019 On the 1st and 2nd of November 2019, Jazz at Lincoln Center commemorated the 50th anniversary of ECM Records with two nights of musicians—many longtime associates, some newer additions—from the label's roster. More than that, it was ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Impressions of Coltrane

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To mark reaching the 350th edition of World of Jazz a show focusing on the music of John Coltrane with music from the man and also interpretations of his compositions by other jazz artists.... Playlist John Coltrane “Billie's Bounce" from The Prestige Recordings (Prestige) 00:00 Khan Jamal “Blues for P.C." from Impressions of Coltrane (Steeplechase) 10:44 ...

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Article: Album Review

Human Element: You Are In You

Read "You Are In You" reviewed by Mike Jacobs


Seeking to expand upon the stylistic legacy of Joe Zawinul... Only a group of pretty heavily respected musicians could pull off a mission statement like that. Yet that's pretty much what keyboardist Scott Kinsey, bassist Matthew Garrison, drummer Gary Novak, and percussionist / vocalist Arto Tuncboyaciyan declared when they formed Human Element.

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Article: Live Review

"A Love Supreme" with Ravi Coltrane

Read ""A Love Supreme" with Ravi Coltrane" reviewed by Harry S. Pariser


A Love Supreme: John Coltrane Celebration SFJAZZ San Francisco, CA September 23, 2017 “It's one of his great, great records... The music and creative expression that came from John, it's overwhelming--you know, to think of what he was able to achieve with this brass tube with buttons on it." ...

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News: Festival

10th Annual Red Hook Jazz Festival To Be Held Across Two Sundays In Brooklyn’s Urban Meadow, June 11 & 18 From 1-6 PM

10th Annual Red Hook Jazz Festival To Be Held Across Two Sundays In Brooklyn’s Urban Meadow, June 11 & 18 From 1-6 PM

“The Red Hook Jazz Festival exists contentedly on the margins, like its namesake neighborhood and much of the music on its bill…The mood in the audience was neighborly, with a higher ratio of small children to youngish adults than I’ve seen at any musical event not expressly pitched as a kids’ show.” —Nate Chinen, New York ...


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