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News: Recording

Brian Eaton Unveils New Album, ‘All The Earth Will Mourn,’ With Help From A Couple Of His Favorite Artists

Brian Eaton Unveils New Album, ‘All The Earth Will Mourn,’ With Help From A Couple Of His Favorite Artists

The new album, All The Earth Will Mourn, by musician/composer/producer Brian Eaton is out now on digital platforms via his label, Eatin’ Records. The album explores jazz fusion in new directions creating a tapestry of emotion and expectation with creative interpolations of nuance and rhythm and is influenced by the fusion and prog rock music Eaton ...

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Mike Kapitan

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Article: Take Five With...

Take Five with Clemens Grassmann

Read "Take Five with Clemens Grassmann" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Meet Clemens Grassmann Berlin-born, Brooklyn-based drummer, percussionist, composer and educator Clemens Grassmann has collaborated across the U.S. and internationally, releasing multiple recordings as a leader, including Grass Machine (self released, 2022). Recipient of the 2015 Armand Zildjian Percussion Award, Grassmann's genre-defiant aesthetic stretches across generations and unites listeners of every sonic prerogative. Grassmann's compositions ...

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News: Recording

Instrumental Bass & Vibes Duo Cliffwalker Can Be Compared To Steve Reich, Philip Glass As Well As Contemporaries Such As Tortoise, Death From Above 1979

Instrumental Bass & Vibes Duo Cliffwalker Can Be Compared To Steve Reich, Philip Glass As Well As Contemporaries Such As Tortoise, Death From Above 1979

“Delightfully teeters on the edge of chaos...” says music discovery blog Independent Clauses in its coverage of “Punching Clocks,” the debut single by Portland-based duo CLIFFWALKER. Punching Clocks is the sort of thing that the word post-rock was made for. It’s rock put in the service of other moods. The interplay of the leads produces the ...

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Machado Mijiga

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Multi-instrumentalist and Portland native Machado Mijiga wears many hats, both literally and metaphorically. Classically-trained, jazz-weathered, and eclectically inclined, Mijiga left the proverbial creative "box" at a very early age, with access to many instruments and a diverse musical background brought about by an intercultural heritage. Mijiga is a musical polymath; composer, producer, bandleader, educator, gear fanatic, and audio engineer, to name a few. Authenticity and uniquity assume the locus of Mijiga's artistic identity. Self-expression is the prime directive, and the medium of choice changes like the weather.

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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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News: Recording

For Your Grammy Consideration: Old Friends, New Grooves by Under The Lake

For Your Grammy Consideration: Old Friends, New Grooves by Under The Lake

Hot off the success of their 2020 Smoothjazz.com Top 100 release “Your Horizon Too”, Under The Lake released their current collection of 11 all-new, original tracks entitled Old Friends, New Grooves in July on the Mind In Overdrive label. Bassist Nathan Brown, drummer Richard Sellers, guitarist Patrick Yandall and saxophonist Quintin Gerard W. joined keyboardist / ...

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News: Recording

Rose City Musician, Brian Eaton, Releases An Unexpected & Eclectic Proggy-Jazz, Bass-Centric Project

Rose City Musician, Brian Eaton, Releases An Unexpected & Eclectic Proggy-Jazz, Bass-Centric Project

Musician/Producer and Allegra Drums Artist Brian Eaton released his third full-length album, The Known Space Project, today on his label, Eatin’ Records, available now on digital platforms. Though a bit of a departure from his usual vocal rock sound, Eaton has returned to his jazz/fusion roots. The new instrumental album consists of nine original compositions showcasing ...

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News: Radio

DDCF Launches Jazz Media Lab with Five Leaders in Jazz Radio

DDCF Launches Jazz Media Lab with Five Leaders in Jazz Radio

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) today announced the launch of the Jazz Media Lab, through which some of the country’s most dynamic and forward-thinking nonprofit jazz radio stations will receive more than $1.3 million to participate in a program aimed at bolstering their individual strength and collective resilience as essential players in the jazz ecosystem. ...

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Article: Interview

Danny Scher: Back To School With Thelonious Monk

Read "Danny Scher: Back To School With Thelonious Monk" reviewed by Lawrence Peryer


A high-stakes election season. Streets filled with rage and protest. Cries for racial justice and equity. The latest news from summer 2020? Of course, but that also describes the American Scene in the summer of 1968, when a high school student in Palo Alto, California, first got the idea to book Thelonious Monk to play his ...


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