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Article: Jazz Uncorked

Hooray for Beaujolais!

Read "Hooray for Beaujolais!" reviewed by Matt Penman


This region hasn't always had the best reputation, and if you think the wine comes as jugs of thin, insipid juice that they truck out with forced smiles just as it's getting inappropriately cold in jny: Paris, well, sometimes it does. But Beaujolais Nouveau just isn't worth the calories, darling. Spend some time instead exploring the ...

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Article: Profile

Greg Abate: “Be-Bop-Er” Takes His Music To The World

Read "Greg Abate: “Be-Bop-Er” Takes His Music To The World" reviewed by Rob Mariani


This article was published posthumously and on behalf of All About Jazz's long-time friend and contributor, Rob Mariani. “Bebop is one of the more complicated forms of jazz music," says Greg Abate, one of New England's most well-known alto sax players. He's been keeping this “art form" alive and thriving for years.

News: Video / DVD

Dior and the Birth of the Cool

Dior and the Birth of the Cool

In 1945, at the end of World War II, the center of Western art, music and architecture shifted to New York. With Europe and Asia in shambles, new schools of creative thought took hold in America that emphasized individualism, minimalism and color. By the late 1940s, this could be seen and heard in Manhattan in the ...

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Mauro Gargano

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My name is Mauro Gargano, I was born in Bari in 1972 in Puglia, southern Italy. I do not come from a family of musicians. There was a slightly different music in my childhood house… My father was a racing driver, the rustle of engines accompanied my early life until my adolescence. But thanks to my grandfather’s and sister’s record collection, I enjoyed and loved music, in all styles, since I was very young. I started studying jazz with the electric bass with the bassplayer and organist Vito di Modugno and then double bass with Maurizio Quintavalle. Then I followed the Siena Jazz seminars in Italy, with Paolo Fresu, Furio di Castri, and Marco Tamburini

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Francesco Geminiani

Tenor Saxophonist and composer Francesco Geminiani comes from beautiful Verona (IT) before moving to Switzerland, NYC and Paris. An endless musical curiosity drives him across styles and melodies, sharing the stage with great human beings across the New and the Old World. Inspired by the masters, he embraces impressionism to connect with the curious listener. In March 2018 "Auand records" released his album “Colorsound”, this work has been entirely recorded and produced in New York City with some of the best up and coming young musicians: Rick Rosato on Bass and Mark Schilders on drums. His second Album “Red Sky, Blue Water” has been released in the spring of 2021 by “Fresh Sound New Talent”

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Article: SoCal Jazz

Philippe Coignet: The Fusion of Paris, Rio, and New York

Read "Philippe Coignet: The Fusion of Paris, Rio, and New York" reviewed by Jim Worsley


A thirteen-piece ensemble ensconced in the immersion of three unique and divergent cultures is enough to get your attention. Veteran musician Philippe Coignet [pictured above with saxophonist Sulaiman Hakim, on the right] set out to do just that, skillfully fusing the rhythms, harmonic structures, and variant melodicism of Paris, Rio de Janeiro, and New York City. ...

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News: Advocacy

#Womentothefore Of The Jazz Scene For International Women's Day 2021

#Womentothefore Of The Jazz Scene For International Women's Day 2021

An online initiative launched today by the Europe Jazz Network in collaboration with magazines, web portals and radio programmes across Europe and beyond, aims to advocate for a fairer and more balanced creative music sector and to highlight the women who fuel the contemporary jazz scene with their creativity, artistic vision and leadership. On March 8, ...

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Article: Film Review

Sylvie's Love

Read "Sylvie's Love" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Sylvie's Love Iam21 Entertainment/Seven Letter Word Films; distributed by Amazon Studios Director: Eugene Ashe Run Time: 114 minutes 2020 Sylvie's Love represents the new paradigm of film production. Produced by traditional film producers, and originally presented at the Sundance Film Festival, the film's main distribution has been online via ...

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Article: Year in Review

2020: The Year in Jazz

Read "2020: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling


The COVID-19 pandemic put the jazz world in a tailspin, just like the world at large, in 2020. And there is plenty of uncertainty going into the new year about what “new normal: might emerge from the darkness. International Jazz Day, like so many other things, became an online virtual event this time around. Pianist Keith ...


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