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20 Seattle Jazz Musicians You Should Know: Greta Matassa

Read "20 Seattle Jazz Musicians You Should Know: Greta Matassa" reviewed by Paul Rauch

The city of Seattle has a jazz history that dates back to the very beginnings of the form. It was home to the first integrated club scene in America on Jackson St in the 1920's and 30's. It saw a young Ray Charles arrive as a teenager to escape the nightmare of Jim Crow in the ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Jerry Granelli: Updating Music of Past Heroes

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"I've earned the privilege of not playing anything I don't want to play," says drummer Jerry Granelli, whose past is replete with the names of many greats in jazz for whom he supplied rhythmic support--sometimes force--over several decades. “That used to be a fear," he adds, “You figured if you turned something down, the ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Something Cool - Celebrating Carol Sloane

Read "Something Cool - Celebrating Carol Sloane" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

Women's History Month continues with new releases from saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin, vocalist Jay Clayton, pianist Nuphar Fey and guitarist Pat Metheny, with birthday shout outs to vocalist Carol Sloane in the first hour (pictured), along with Nicki Parrott, Rachelle Garniez, Billy Childs, Carole Bayer Sager, Tomoko Ohno, Anat Fort and Eric Comstock, among others.

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Linda May Han Oh: Talent and Dedication

Read "Linda May Han Oh: Talent and Dedication" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Over the past decade, bassist Linda May Han Oh has been hailed as one of the most gifted bassists, bandleaders and composers of her generation. She is a virtuoso who can swing hard while keeping instrumental grace and precision, structuring her lines through a most free-flowing cascade of ideas. After completing her master's degree at the ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Linda May Han Oh: Talento e Dedizione

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Tra i bassisti di nuova generazione--nello strumento sia acustico che elettrico--il ruolo di Linda May Han Oh spicca per il lavoro svolto sia come bandleader che partner di protagonisti come Pat Metheny, Dave Douglas, Vijay Iyer, Joe Lovano o Kenny Barron. Nel 2017 ha pubblicato il quarto album a suo nome Walk Against Wind (Biophilia Records) ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Sinne Eeg: Dreams

Read "Dreams" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Danish vocalist Sinne Eeg has a mature, pliable voice that shows traces of singers like Peggy Lee and Sheila Jordan in its contours and sound. She is a long-established presence in her home country but Dreams is only her second album to be released in America. For the occasion she has put together a solid cast ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Dan Zimmerman: Drifting Home

Read "Drifting Home" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Dan Zimmerman is a veteran guitarist who is well versed in a lot of styles having played with soul, jazz, rock and Latin musicians over a 20-year plus career. His new solo CD, Drifting Home, covers a lot of ground ranging from grinding blues-rock to acoustic classical melodies. Several tunes here have him sounding ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Ron Carter: Detroit Jazz Festival 2016 Artist-In-Residence

Read "Ron Carter: Detroit Jazz Festival 2016 Artist-In-Residence" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

As the artist-in-residence for the 37th Annual Detroit Jazz Festival, Ron Carter maintained an active role in both the artistic and educational functions that accompanied this distinguished position, made even more extraordinary by the fact that it was all happening in his hometown. Having teamed with Pat Metheny last year for a stellar duo ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

A dialogo con Stefano Tamborrino

Read "A dialogo con Stefano Tamborrino" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Il trentacinquenne Stefano Tamborrino è oggi uno dei musicisti più interessanti della scena nostrana. Membro stabile di alcuni dei migliori gruppi italiani del momento, come Hobby Horse e Frontal, ma anche parte di molteplici formazioni di orientamenti musicali diversi, dal quartetto di Nico Gori a quello di William Tatge, dal trio di Alessandro Galati a quello ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Tesla Manaf: Tesla Manaf

Read "Tesla Manaf" reviewed by Dave Wayne

The beneficiary of free-range musical knowledge gleaned from his father's record collection---one which included discs by the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Gentle Giant, Pat Metheny, and Soft Machine--guitarist / composer Tesla Manaf has subsequently developed a completely unique musical voice. Perhaps more importantly, he's a daring young fellow who's not afraid to take artistic chances. Classically-trained, he tired ...


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