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Quinsin Nachoff: Pivotal Arc

Read "Pivotal Arc" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann

Canadian saxophonist and composer Quinsin Nachoff's newest outing out on Whirlwind Recordings once again proves what was established long before: that nothing about his approach to jazz is common. As a matter of fact, if his name weren't almost exclusively mentioned in jazz publications, jazz wouldn't necessarily be the first thing that came to mind when ...


Article: What is Jazz?

The Touch of Your Lips, Part 3: The Essential Touch in Jazz Piano

Read "The Touch of Your Lips, Part 3: The Essential Touch in Jazz Piano" reviewed by Kurt Ellenberger

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 It would be nice and tidy if the development of tone color as a primary in jazz piano matched its development in the other instruments, but that is not the case. From early on in jazz's history, composers and bandleaders like Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Cab ...

Article: Album Review

Ryan Keberle, Frank Woeste: Reverso: Suite Ravel

Read "Reverso: Suite Ravel" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Ryan Keberle, trentasettenne trombonista dell'Indiana, e Frank Woeste, quarantaduenne pianista di Hannover, il primo con alle spalle rendez-vous piuttosto variopinti (da David Bowie a Maria Schneider, da Wynton Marsalis a Woody Allen), il secondo ormai da una ventina d'anni inserito nel milieu jazzistico francese, si abbinano a una coppia di musicisti che sembrano in qualche modo ...

News: Performance / Tour

Last Hawthorne Park Concert: Venissa Santi Thurs. Sept. 19th

Last Hawthorne Park Concert:  Venissa Santi Thurs. Sept. 19th

The Jazz at Hawthorne Park series concludes with the LAST FREE summer concert of the season at 12th and Catharine Streets in Philadelphia on Thursday, September 19th featuring the Venissa Santi Quartet. Bring a chair and prepare to groove with her Afro-Cuban band. Spend a glorious early evening concert in one of the finest parks the ...


Article: Live Review

Maria Schneider Orchestra en el 43 Voll-Damm Festival Internacional de Jazz de Barcelona

Read "Maria Schneider Orchestra en el 43 Voll-Damm Festival Internacional de Jazz de Barcelona" reviewed by Enrique Turpin

Maria Schneider Orchestra43 Voll-Damm Festival Internacional de Jazz de BarcelonaPalau de la Música CatalanaJueves, 20 de octubre de 2011Quienes conocían la leyenda contaban que una chica de Windom, en las profundidades agrarias de Minesota, había conquistado territorios vetados a su condición humana. Pregonaban que Maria Schneider, nombre por el que todavía ...


Maurice Ravel

Label: Telarc Records
Released: 2004
Track listing: Suite No. 2 from Daphnis et Chlo


Article: Album Review

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Paavo J: Maurice Ravel

Read "Maurice Ravel " reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

French composer Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) was noted for his dedication to melody and tonality. The composer’s music was never part of the prevailing musical winds of the day (strong Wagnerian influence versus the impressionism of Claude Debussy). Instead, Ravel kept his eye on the heart of things composing with delicate rhythm, hyper-refined melody, harmonic luxuriousness, and ...


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