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Article: Year in Review

Most Read Album Reviews: 2019

Read "Most Read Album Reviews: 2019" reviewed by Michael Ricci


All About Jazz tracks how often an album review is read, and the reviews listed below represent our most popular in 2019. The number to the right of the date published represents the article's read count as of December 30th. In The Key Of The Universe Joey DeFrancesco by ...

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Article: Album Review

Fire!: The Hands

Read "The Hands" reviewed by Sammy Stein


Rune Grammofon unleashed something special with the great music it has released over the past 20 years, and with The Hands it has surpassed itself. The Fire! trio, which consists of reedman Mats Gustafsson, bassist Johan Berthling and drummer Andreas Werlin, makes music which defies labels and classification. Now, going into a resting phase after ten ...

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Article: Album Review

Chris Potter: Circuits

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Reedman Chris Potter is one of the most influential and inventive improvisors of these times. Circuits is Potter and keyboardist James Francies, drummer Eric Harland and bassist Linley Marthe For more than two decades Potter's limitless creativity, effortless virtuosity and vibrant sense of swing have wowed critics, musicians and fans. Following three acclaimed albums ...

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Article: Book Review

All That's Jazz

Read "All That's Jazz" reviewed by Phil Barnes


All That's Jazz Sammy Stein 198 Pages ISBN: 13: 978-0-9557670-9-8 Tomahawk Press 2017 Sammy Stein is a brave woman. Take that title--not just a riff on “All That Jazz" to cover a personal memoir of time spent in the jazz trenches but ALL that IS jazz. This is a ...

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Article: Interview

Gideon King: New York and Music

Read "Gideon King: New York and Music" reviewed by Sammy Stein


Gideon King is a New York City boy. He was born and raised in the city. He is a composer, guitarist and producer and has worked with some of the finest musicians. He has been involved in projects which cover a range of music genres including pop, funk, jazz and fusion and has produced and collaborated ...

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News: Book / Magazine

Mort Weiss' E-book, "Sex And The Jazz Musician - The Hollywood Years And Beyond," Now Available

Mort Weiss' E-book, "Sex And The Jazz Musician - The Hollywood Years And Beyond," Now Available

New E-Book Translates the Octogenarian Clarinetist’s Mort Report Columns from All About Jazz into an Autobiographic Series of Vignettes Complimented with Music and Video Sex and the Jazz Musician—The Hollywood Years and Beyond, an intriguing glimpse into the life and times of “the world's greatest unemployed jazz clarinetist," 80-year old Mort Weiss, is now available as ...

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Article: London Calling

The People Band: Back and playing again

Read "The People Band: Back and playing again" reviewed by Sammy Stein


46 years after their previous release, the People Band are putting out a new CD. Paul Jolly is producing the project and releasing it through his record label, 33JAZZ records. Jolly is also a member of the band. He says, “The reason for a new album is that our last one, released on the Emanem label, ...

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Article: Album Review

Maro Marconi Trio: Nordik

Read "Nordik" reviewed by Sammy Stein


From the opening of Nordik and the first track “Too High Don't Fry" the prodigious talent of Marco Marconi is clear. The theme is quickly established and then worked on by not only the rapacious delight of the piano but the rhythmic bass line and percussion which underpins the melody. Enzo Zirilli delivers a drum solo ...

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Article: Scumbles

John Kelly, musician, actor, performer

Read "John Kelly, musician, actor, performer" reviewed by Sammy Stein


John Kelly is a musician who, with his band 'Rockinpaddy' performs in pubs and clubs around the London area. He is also an actor, campaigner for disability rights and in grave danger of becoming something of a national treasure. He is a freelance performer with Graeae Theatre Company, has performed on major stages around the globe ...

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Article: Live Review

Kitty la Roar and Nick Shankland at Scarfe's Bar

Read "Kitty la Roar and Nick Shankland at Scarfe's Bar" reviewed by Sammy Stein


Kitty la Roar and Nick Shankland Scarfe's Bar London November 13, 2014 With her elegance and style, Kitty la Roar cuts a beautiful, diminutive figure, gracing Scarfe's Bar in The Rosewood Hotel. La Roar is a singer whose confidence is growing, and with it the quality of her ...


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