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Article: In Pictures

Sons D'Hiver 2022: A Tribute To Alice Coltrane

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Article: Book Excerpts

Ode to a Tenor Titan

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The following is an excerpt from Chapter 8, “Going Solo, The Pittbull and The EWI" from Bill Milkowski's Ode to a Tenor Titan: The Life and Times and Music of Michael Brecker (Backbeat Books, 2022). By early 1986, Michael began formulating plans for his long-overdue solo debut. He was 37, a universally respected ...

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Article: In Pictures

Sons d'Hiver 2022, William Parker "Trail Of Tears - A Continuum 1492-2022"

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Musician

Daniel Roure

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Pianist, composer and vocalist in French and English, Daniel Roure offers in his albums an inspirational Jazz experience combining elements of Cool Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Poetry, Blues, Swing and Popular Music, french pop, .

Daniel Roure has an unmistakable timbre and attack incorporating Jazz Standards,Blues and French Ballads. Roure's warm voice and unforgettable swing won him an award at “Le Printemps Du Jazz” in Toulon, France.

Widely recognized in the international specialized press, his songs travel the world through the Internet and streaming radio stations and have reached more than 40 million listeners

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Article: History of Jazz

The Roma: The Roots of Flamenco, Gypsy Jazz, and Miles Davis' "Sketches of Spain"

Read "The Roma: The Roots of Flamenco, Gypsy Jazz, and Miles Davis' "Sketches of Spain"" reviewed by Martin McFie


In 1959, a magical year for jazz albums, Miles Davis, inspired by some flamenco performances he had heard, recorded Sketches of Spain (Columbia, 1960) at Columbia's 30th Street studio. Half of the album is a beautiful orchestral interpretation of the classical guitar piece “Concierto de Aranjuez," written twenty years before the Davis recording, by Joaquin Rodrigo, ...

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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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Musician

Yannick Robert

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Guitarist, with a very unique finger playing technic, French Ibanez guitar schools teaching director, Nancy’Music Academy International permanent member, Yannick Robert is very active on the french and international jazz and fusion scene since years. He is endorsed by Ibanez since 1992, who built for him a Fretless signature model, he takes part to the Fretless Guitar Masters and Village of the Unfretted recordings. He is also endorsed by Savarez strings. He recently took part on the cine-concert of the original movie soundtrack The Artist with the Strasbourg symphonic orchestra and the composer Ludovic Bource. He produced more than twenty methods and teaching Dvds, and has released about twenty albums among which La Danse du Chat (2011) and Echec et Malt (2013), recorded at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios with the Blues & Beyond Quartet, with world known bass player Dominique Dipiazza, harmonicist Sébastien Charlier et drummer Yoann Schmidt, with whom he has toured in the whole world. He recently released with his Soul Cages Trio (2017) an album dedicated to jazz arrangements of Sting’s compositions, and also Baïkal (2017) in duet with Belgian bass-player Benoit Vanderstraeten, and finally with the Millenium trio (2018) with Franck Agulhon (drums) et de Benoit Vanderstraeten (basse). In September 2019 has been released AGORA quartet’s first album recorded with Franck Agulhon, Diégo Imbert (cb) and Sébastien Charlier. Yannick Robert is guitar referent at the MAI, and collection director at MAI BOOKS, LEMOINE and HAL LEONARD editions

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News: Recording

'Phases' The New Album Of Manu Codjia, Giuseppe Millaci & Lieven Venken on Hypnote Records

'Phases' The New Album Of Manu Codjia, Giuseppe Millaci & Lieven Venken on Hypnote Records

Giuseppe Millaci, an industrious bassist and the founder of Hypnote Records, who has become a driving force in the belgian jazz scene, gets to showcase his proficiency as both a delicately pertinent accompanist and a singing soloist. On the drums, colourfully expressive and unrelenting, Lieven Venken buoyantly spurs on electrifying riffs and fiery solos from the ...

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Article: Jazz Uncorked

Hooray for Beaujolais!

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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.


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