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Scott LaFaro

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Rocco Scott LaFaro (1936-1961) was a musician of the first order, who found his 'voice' in jazz in the mid-1950s. His played the double bass violin, better known today as the acoustic bass to differentiate this instrument from the electric (or electronic) bass. His life was cut short in an automobile accident in the summer of 1961 near Geneva, New York, his home town. Although he performed for only six years (1955-1961), his innovative approach to the bass astounded his contemporaries, and to this day his recorded performances continue to surprise and delight. Those who have found the Bill Evans Jazz Resource on the Internet know of the profound interplay among Paul Motian, Scott LaFaro and Bill Evans in a jazz trio that for many musicians to this day remains a model of sonority, complexity, and swing

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Article: Take Five With...

Take Five with Anita Donndorff

Read "Take Five with Anita Donndorff" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Meet Anita Donndorff Anita Donndorff is a 26 year-old Argentinean singer. She began her musical journey in 2017, and has become one of the most influential singers in the jazz scene in Buenos Aires. She has performed at some of the most important music venues in Argentina, such as Teatro San Martin, Virasoro Bar, Bebop Club, ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Two Bill Evans Record Store Day Releases

Read "Two Bill Evans Record Store Day Releases" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Morning Glory: The 1973 Concert At The Teatro Gran Rex, Buenos Aires and Inner Spirit: The 1979 Concert at the Teatro General San Martín, Buenos Aires (Resonance Records), never officially released before, were both recorded in Buenos Aires, six years apart. Bill Evans, who many a critic would claim to be the most significant pianist of ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Bill Evans in Buenos Aires: Two From Resonance

Read "Bill Evans in Buenos Aires: Two From Resonance" reviewed by Troy Dostert


Few pianists in jazz have been recorded as copiously as Bill Evans, with a discography that grows seemingly by the year, and with no signs of stopping. At least that's the impression one gets thanks in large part to Resonance Records, which has now released seven Evans albums since 2012's Live at Art D'Lugoff's Top of ...

News: Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Scott LaFaro

Jazz Musician of the Day: Scott LaFaro

All About Jazz is celebrating Scott LaFaro's birthday today! Rocco Scott LaFaro (1936-1961) was a musician of the first order, who found his 'voice' in jazz in the mid-1950s. His played the double bass violin, better known today as the acoustic bass to differentiate this instrument from the electric (or electronic) bass. His life was cut ...

Album

Everybody Still Digs Bill Evans

Label: Craft Recordings
Released: 2021
Track listing: Disc One: Trialogues, Vol. 1. 1. Five; 2. Woody'N You [take 2]; 3. Young and Foolish; 4. Autumn Leaves; 5. How Deep Is the Ocean; 6. Sweet and Lovely; 7. Blue in Green; 8. How My Heart Sings; 9. Re: Person I Knew; 10. My Foolish Heart (live); 11. Waltz for Debby (live); 12. Gloria's Step (live); 13. My Man's Gone Now (live); 14. Swedish Pastry (live);


Disc Two: Trialogues, Vol. 2 1. Israel; 2. The Peacocks; 3. I Believe in You; 4. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town; 5. I Will Say Goodbye; 6. Turn Out the Stars (live); 7. Walkin' Up (live); 8. Very Early (live); 9. Minha (All Mine) (live); 10. My Romance (live); 11. Days of Wine and Roses (live); 12. The Touch of Your Lips (live); 13. Someday My Prince Will Come (live).
Disc Three: Monologues. 1. Peace Piece; 2. Danny Boy; 3. Make Someone Happy; 4. A Time for Love; 5. Waltz for Debby; 6. The Bad and the Beautiful; 7. N.Y.C.'s No Lark; 8. Emily; 9. Remembering the Rain; 10. I Loves You Porgy (live); 11. Letter to Evan (live); 12. Nardis (live).
Disc Four: Dialogues & Confluences. 1. My Funny Valentine; 2. A Face Without a Name; 3. The Touch of Your Lips (Vocal Version); 4. I Love You; 5. Up with the Lark (live); 6. Funkallero (live); 7. Who Cares?; 8. Body and Soul; 9. You and the Night and the Music; 10. Time Remembered; 11. Night and Day; 12. A Child is Born; 13. Peri's Scope.
Disc Five: Epilogue. 1. Sareen Jurer (live) 2. Sugar Plum (live); 3. The Two Lonely People (live); 4. T. T. T. (Twelve Tone Tune); (live); 5. Quiet Now (live) 6. Up with the Lark (live); 7. How Deep Is the Ocean (live); 8. Blue Serge (live); 9. Nardis (live).

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Everybody Still Digs Bill Evans: A Career Retrospective (1956 - 1980)

Label: Craft Recordings
Released: 2021
Track listing: CD1: Trialogues, Vol. 1: Five: Woody’N You; Young And Foolish: Autumn Leaves; How Deep Is The Ocean; Sweet And Lovely; Blue In Green; How My Heart Sings; Re: Person I Knew; My Foolish Heart; Waltz For Debby; Gloria’s Step; My Man’s Gone Now; Swedish Pastry. CD2: Trialogues, Vol. 2: Israel; The Peacocks; I Believe In You; Santa Claus Is Coming To Town; I Will Say Goodbye; Turn Out The Stars; Walkin’ Up; Very Early; Minha (All Mine); My Romance: Days Of Wine And Roses; The Touch Of Your Lips; Someday My Prince Will Come. CD3: Monologues: Peace Piece; Danny Boy; Make Someone Happy; A Time For Love; Waltz For Debby: The Bad And The Beautiful; N.Y.C.’s No Lark; Emily: Remembering The Rain; I Loves You Porgy; Letter To Evan; Nardis. CD4: Dialogues & Confluences: My Funny Valentine; A Face Without A Name; The Touch Of Your Lips; I Love You; Up With The Lark; Funkallero; Who Cares?; Body And Soul; You And The Night And The Music; Time Remembered; Night And Day; A Child Is Born; Peri’s Scope. CD5: Epilogue: Sareen Jurer; Sugar Plum; The Two Lonely People; T.T.T. (Twelve Tone Tune); Quiet Now; Up With The Lark; How Deep Is The Ocean; Blue Serge; Nardis.

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Article: Interview

Joe La Barbera: Experiencing Bill Evans

Read "Joe La Barbera: Experiencing Bill Evans" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


This interview was first published at All About Jazz in May 2017. In his own unassuming way, Bill Evans changed the face of jazz piano trio forever. He made the piano a lyrical, expressive voice for the most subtle and deep emotions, and he transformed the rhythm section from a time-beating, swing-maintaining outfit into ...

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Article: Interview

Paul Motian: There's a Million Songs Out There

Read "Paul Motian: There's a Million Songs Out There" reviewed by Paul Olson


This interview was first published at All About Jazz in April 2006. Paul Motian doesn't like being interviewed. That said, the 75-year-old drummer has plenty to say, and doesn't hesitate to speak his mind. Motian first came to prominence in the late 1950s as one-third (with bassist Scott LaFaro and ...

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Article: Album Review

Aurelijus Užameckis: Signals

Read "Signals" reviewed by Vitalijus Gailius


Signals is a debut solo album from one of the most promising Lithuanian double bassists, Aurelijus Užameckis, who recently graduated from Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen. He is a member of jazz rock band Džiazlaif and also a leader of the international ensemble, The Young Immigrants. During his career Užameckis has shared the stage ...


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