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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Mike Jones, Terell Stafford & The Hot Toddies Jazz Band

Read "Mike Jones, Terell Stafford & The Hot Toddies Jazz Band" reviewed by Joe Dimino


With “Kansas City" from NYC's The Hot Toddies Jazz Band, we swing into the 815th Episode of Neon Jazz with music from their debut album. This hour of music highlights modern jazz that's brimming on the radio charts. We hear from singers Douyé, Olivia Van Goor and Matt Catingub, plus a strong dose of instrumental jazz ...

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Article: Live Review

Charles McPherson Quintet at Jazz Alley

Read "Charles McPherson Quintet at Jazz Alley" reviewed by Paul Rauch


Charles McPherson Quintet Jazz Alley Seattle, WA June 13, 2023 To be fortunate enough to see an artist of the caliber of alto saxophonist/master composer Charles McPherson perform live is a blessing, to be sure. Jazz fans of any age can be recipients of this privilege, though fans who have ...

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Terell Stafford

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Terell Stafford, acclaimed trumpet player based in New York, has been hailed as “one of the great players of our time, a fabulous trumpet player” by piano legend McCoy Tyner. Stafford is recognized as an incredibly gifted and versatile player, he combines a deep love of melody with his own brand of spirited and adventurous lyricism. Stafford’s exceptionally expressive and well defined musical talent allows him to dance in and around the rich trumpet tradition of his predecessors while making his own inroads. Stafford first picked up the trumpet at age thirteen, initially studying classical music

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Article: Album Review

Elliot Bild & the Zone: ISMS

Read "ISMS" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello


A textural and improvisational tour de force from Elliot Bild and the Zone, ISMS, recorded live, consists of ten selections—nine of which are Bild originals—and offers up an evening of intelligent and enlightening jazz. “Army of Aliens (Your Thoughts)" opens the set and is a classic hard-bop burner with Bild and saxophonist Hudson-Casanova lifting ...

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Article: Album Review

Terell Stafford/Dick Oatts/Bruce Barth/Tim Warfield/David Wong/Byron Landham: Family Feeling

Read "Family Feeling" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


It's not uncommon for a familial air to surround a band or a recording session. The bonds forged through the music, after all, play up trust and sympathies to a high degree. But some albums even go a step beyond that norm in their connective magnetism, and this is most certainly one of them.

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Article: Album Review

Jay Lawrence: Sonic Paragon

Read "Sonic Paragon" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Sonic Paragon is a satisfying set grounded in the idea of broad appeal. Drummer Jay Lawrence is no purist, and he's certainly not stubbornly set on a single course, yet he's wholly cognizant of the fact that music is both for the makers and the takers. And with an understanding of that need for balance and ...

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News: Event

First Annual Jazz Industry Day Conference scheduled for September 13 in Philadelphia

First Annual Jazz Industry Day Conference scheduled for September 13 in Philadelphia

A coalition of Philadelphia jazz organizations including representatives from WRTI 90.1 FM, Temple Performing Arts Center, Philadelphia Jazz Project, Jazz Lives Philadelphia, SOUTH Jazz Kitchen and All About Jazz & Jazz Near You are hosting the first annual Jazz Industry Day at Temple Performing Arts Center on Thursday, September 13th from 11:00am to 6:30pm with an ...

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Article: Album Review

Andrew Dickeson: Is That So?

Read "Is That So?" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza


Growing up in Australia, Andrew Dickeson played several instruments before deciding on the drums when he was 10. Over the years he developed his intuition and sensitivity, the dynamics helping create a wellspring of skills. His artistry took him to the finals of the Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Drums Competition in 1992 where he was ...

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Article: Album Review

Bill Cunliffe: BACHanalia

Read "BACHanalia" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


This is another entry in the durable “jazz meets the classics" subgenre with pianist and bandleader Bill Cunliffe leading a large ensemble through a fun program featuring mostly classical works and familiar standards.The classical adaptations start off with Johann Sebastian Bach's “Sleepers Awake" played with crisp, muscular drive by the band. Cunliffe and trombonist ...

Article: Album Review

Matt Wilson’s Big Happy Family: Beginning of a Memory

Read "Beginning of a Memory" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Un anno dopo la morte della moglie per leucemia, il batterista Matt Wilson ha riunito i membri dei suoi tre gruppi, The Matt Wilson Quartet, Arts & Crafts e Christmas Tree-O, per una commemorazione che prende spunto dai funerali d'inizio secolo a New Orleans. Alcuni brani incisi con le sue formazioni vengono riproposti in un clima ...


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