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Roy Nathanson

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Roy Jay Nathanson is an American saxophonist, composer, bandleader, actor and teacher. He became the leader and principal composer of the Jazz Passengers, a six piece group that he founded with Curtis Fowlkes in 1987. They have toured Europe many times and played at major festivals in Finland, Germany, Italy, France and Switzerland, as well as the J.V.C. Festival in New York, the Du Maurier Festival in Canada and toured throughout the United States and Canada. The band has recorded eight albums since their debut release.

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Article: Album Review

John Lurie: Painting With John

Read "Painting With John" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Once a week, since 2021 the HBO series Painting With John gave viewers a glimpse into the world of John Lurie. If you just happened upon the television show without any prior knowledge of the man, you begin to realize the program was not at all like the kitschy PBS series The Joy Of Painting with ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Chien Chien Lu, Ronald Shannon Jackson and Tim Buckley

Read "Chien Chien Lu, Ronald Shannon Jackson and Tim Buckley" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


This show includes folksingers doing jazz, a Sesame Street song, and several up-and-coming younger players. Musicians heard include Chien Chien Lu, Roy Nathanson, Ronald Shannon Jackson, Amanda Gardier, and Tim Buckley.Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill & Air (Record ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Anthony Hervey, Charley Rose, Roy Nathanson, Myra Melford & More

Read "Anthony Hervey, Charley Rose, Roy Nathanson, Myra Melford & More" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


This is the last hour of Mondo Jazz for 2023. Thank you for your attention and support in the past 12 months. We look forward to sharing more beauty in the key of jazz in 2024.Happy listening!Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Charley Rose Trio ...

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Article: What is Jazz?

2024 Winter JazzFest Marathons: A Survival Guide

Read "2024 Winter JazzFest Marathons: A Survival Guide" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Twenty years is a remarkable milestone for any activity, let alone one that comes with the wear and tear of a high-profile jazz festival that every year strives to up its own ante, like the Winter JazzFest. From January 11 to 18, 2024, fans, musicians, promoters and other industry people from around the world ...

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Article: Year in Review

Ludovico Granvassu's Garden of Jazzy Delights 2023

Read "Ludovico Granvassu's Garden of Jazzy Delights 2023" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


If it is true that, like The Police once put it, “when the world is going down you make the best of what's still around," then throughout 2023 jazz fans were better off than most other social groups. In a year in which everyday news brought ever more inconceivable disappointments, jazz musicians, labels, festivals and venues ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Carla Bley, Phil Haynes, & Dan Phillips

Read "Carla Bley, Phil Haynes, & Dan Phillips" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


I pay tribute to the magnificent Carla Bley in this episode before moving on to drummer Phil Haynes and music from the extensive compilation he assembled to accompany his new memoir “Chasing the Masters: First Takes of a Modernist Drumming Artist." There's music from new releases by the Berlin-based Aut Records, a new two-drummer release by ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Ohad Talmor, Myra Melford, Roy Nathanson & I.P.A.

Read "Ohad Talmor, Myra Melford, Roy Nathanson & I.P.A." reviewed by Maurice Hogue


Load 'em up and play 'em. That's kind of how it's going these days, with so many interesting new recordings making their way to the show. Ohad Talmor's Ornette Coleman-inspired Back To The Land is already showing up on best-of-lists. He came across some unreleased rehearsal recordings by Ornette & Lee Konitz in Konitz's apartment after ...

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Article: Live Review

French Showcase at the 2023 European Jazz Conference

Read "French Showcase at the 2023 European Jazz Conference" reviewed by Francesco Martinelli


Palais du Pharo/Théâtre La Criée European Jazz Conference Showcases Marseille, France September 14-17, 2023 The showcase program of the 9th European Jazz Conference (see separate article) was inaugurated in the comfortable Auditorium of the Palais du Pharo--the main venue of the conference--by the Orchid Big Band. Born inside the musical collective ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Roy Nathanson, Leap Day Trio, Jimmy Rushing and a Lot More

Read "Roy Nathanson, Leap Day Trio, Jimmy Rushing and a Lot More" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


This episode contains a wide range of jazz artists, from Roy Nathanson and the Leap Day Trio to Jimmy Rushing and Meredith d'Ambrosio. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill & Air (Mosaic) 00:00 Paul Smoker Notet “Goodbye, David II" ...


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