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20 Seattle Jazz Musicians You Should Know: Marc Seales

Read "20 Seattle Jazz Musicians You Should Know: Marc Seales" 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 ...

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Article: Live Review

Montreux Jazz Festival 2019

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Montreux Jazz Festival Montreux, Switzerland June 28 to July 13, 2019 Montreux Jazz festival began in 1967, driven by the vision of Claude Nobs in collaboration with Geo Voumard, Rene Langel, and the Office of Tourism in their hometown Montreux, on Lake Geneva. This year 2019, was the 53rd edition. ...

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Article: Live Review

Jazz At Juan 2019

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Jazz at Juan Opening Weekend Juan Les Pins, South of France July 12-21, 2019 Jazz at Juan-Les-Pins has always been the boutique quality jazz festival of the South of France. The stage beside the blue Mediterranean Sea, was open-backed leaving a view through to the sunset over the Bay of Angels. ...

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News: Recording

Bassist Joseph Patrick Moore releases Nevada Sun on Blue Canoe Records

Bassist Joseph Patrick Moore releases Nevada Sun on Blue Canoe Records

Joseph Patrick Moore updates the catalog with his 12th solo release, Nevada Sun. Two years in the making, Mr. Moore has teamed up with...well, himself...to produce just right album at exactly the right time. He produced the album and plays every instrument himself while, per his usual modus operandi, spanning genres from smooth jazz to Persian ...

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Article: Album Review

Afro-Cuban All Stars: Absolutely Live II

Read "Absolutely Live II" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


You can find many groups who call themselves “Afro-Cuban All Stars." But few have the pedigree of this ensemble led by vocalist Juan de Marcos, co-architect of the legendary Cuban roots Buena Vista Social Club sessions (1997, Nonesuch/Elektra) and dubbed by Downbeat as “the Quincy Jones of Cuban music." Marcos' first new music in six years ...

Article: Album Review

Alfredo Rodriguez: Tocororo

Read "Tocororo" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Il terzo disco del pianista cubano scoperto da Charlie Haden conferma il sodalizio col produttore Quincy Jones e la permanenza nell'etichetta di Detroit. Dopo l'acclamato Sound of Space, legato alla tradizione musicale della sua isola e l'eccellente conferma in The Invasion Parade, intriso di riferimenti etnici e classici, Rodriguez amplia notevolmente la prospettiva. Il ...


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