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Article: Interview

Phase Dancing: Gottlieb, Wertico, Sanchez—The Art of Drumming in the Pat Metheny Group

Read "Phase Dancing: Gottlieb, Wertico, Sanchez—The Art of Drumming in the Pat Metheny Group" reviewed by Joseph Vella


It was 1978 when I first heard “Phase Dance" on Bay Area jazz station KJAZ from a new band called the Pat Metheny Group (PMG). The music didn't just blow me away, it also spoke to me on such a deep level. Little did I know, it would stay with me forever. What the PMG did ...

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Article: Year in Review

In Memoriam: Jazz Musicians Who Passed in 2018

Read "In Memoriam: Jazz Musicians Who Passed in 2018" reviewed by Maxim Micheliov


As 2018 comes to a close, we wanted to take a moment to remember the extraordinarily gifted musicians who made an indelible mark on jazz. With sadness, we bid farewell to NEA Jazz Masters Bob Dorough, Nancy Wilson and Cecil Taylor as well as trumpeters Hugh Masekela, Tomasz Stanko, Jerry González and Roy Hargrove.

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Article: Album Review

Cynthia Felton: Cynthia Felton Sings The Nancy Wilson Classics: Save Your Love For Me

Read "Cynthia Felton Sings The Nancy Wilson Classics: Save Your Love For Me" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Dr. Cynthia Felton dots all the i's and crosses all the t's when putting together an album. She's a detail-oriented singer with enough smarts, business savvy, and musical skill to pull off whatever type of project she wants to pursue, be it a salute to a woefully under-appreciated figure like Oscar Brown Jr. or a tribute ...

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News: Performance / Tour

John Beasley, Darryl Jones, and Ndugu Chancler Form Funk Power Triumvirate 3 Brave Souls Scheduled for June 12th Release on BFM Jazz

John Beasley, Darryl Jones, and Ndugu Chancler Form Funk Power Triumvirate 3 Brave Souls Scheduled for June 12th Release on BFM Jazz

Three generations of Miles Davis alumni having fun playing progressive roots music—keyboardist John Beasley, bassist Darryl Jones and master drummer Ndugu Chancler—join forces in a formidable new funk trio called 3 Brave Souls. Harnessing Beasley and Ndugu's hometown earthy undertones of New Orleans and Jones' Chicago street-funk 3 Brave Souls are knee-deep in the groove on ...

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Article: Live Review

Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland 2012: Days 6-12

Read "Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland 2012: Days 6-12" reviewed by Matt Marshall


Days 1-5 | Days 6-12 33rd Annual Tri-C JazzFest ClevelandCleveland, OhioApril 16-29, 2012 Chapter Index April 24: Ernie Krivda's Thunder From the Heartland April 25: Matt Wilson's Arts & Crafts April 26: The Jack DeJohnette Group April 27: David Sanborn Trio / Trombone Shorty April 28: Diana Krall April ...

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Article: Live Review

Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland 2011: Days 8-10

Read "Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland 2011: Days 8-10" reviewed by Matt Marshall


Days 1-3 | Days 4-6 | Days 8-10 32th Annual Tri-C JazzFest ClevelandCleveland, OhioApril 28-May 8, 2011 Chapter Index May 4: Robert Glasper Trio May 5: TCJF SoundWorks with Benny Golson and Ndugu Chancler May 6: Will Bernard / Dr. Lonnie Smith / Medeski Martin & Wood

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Article: Interview

George Duke: Facing the Music

Read "George Duke: Facing the Music" reviewed by Jeff Winbush


In jazz, there are two seminal figures called “Duke." For Edward Kennedy Ellington, “Duke" was a nickname. For George Duke, it is his surname, but the similarities with Duke Ellington don't end there. As a pianist, arranger, songwriter, bandleader and composer, George Duke has solidified his reputation as one of jazz's most important figures. Also a ...

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Article: Interview

Bill Cosby: If You Could Hear It, You'd Smile

Read "Bill Cosby: If You Could Hear It, You'd Smile" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


Bill Cosby is a gentle giant, and not just physically. He is a powerhouse of energy and achievement. He's best known as a standup comedian non pareil. Moreover, his TV shows, such as The Cosby Show, have topped the ratings for many years, and he uses them as a way to promote racial reconciliation and disseminate ...

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News: Festival

Playboy Jazz Fest Announces Lineup

Playboy Jazz Fest Announces Lineup

Quincy Jones had a twofold purpose in taking the podium at Wednesday's announcement of the 31st annual Playboy Jazz Festival. First he continued his advocacy for a secretary of the arts Cabinet position; second he introduced 23-year-old Cuban pianist Alfredo Rodriguez, whom he has taken under his wing over the past few years. Rodriguez, who performed ...


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