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Tony Scott, a distinguished jazz clarinetist who in the 1950s helped steer his instrument out of the swing era and into the sax-infested waters of bebop. With Buddy DeFranco, Mr. Scott was considered one of the leading bebop clarinetists. (The two men were often described as the only major clarinetists to take on bebop, a style thought to be incompatible with the instrument’s soft, sweet sound.) Mr. Scott, who also played the saxophone, performed and recorded with some of the titans of mid-20th- century jazz, among them Duke Ellington, Ben Webster, Sarah Vaughan and Billie Holiday. If Mr. Scott was not widely known to the American public, it was partly because his eclectic style made him unclassifiable: over the years, he ranged through bebop and what today would be called New Age and world music

News: Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Tony Scott

Jazz Musician of the Day: Tony Scott

All About Jazz is celebrating Tony Scott's birthday today! Tony Scott, a distinguished jazz clarinetist who in the 1950s helped steer his instrument out of the swing era and into the sax-infested waters of bebop. With Buddy DeFranco, Mr. Scott was considered one of the leading bebop clarinetists. (The two men were often described as the ...

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Article: Album Review

Shabaka: Afrikan Culture

Read "Afrikan Culture" reviewed by Chris May


It would be easy to mislay one's critical faculties when it comes to Shabaka Hutchings. The tenor saxophonist and clarinetist has since 2015 so invigorated the British jazz scene and, more recently, the international one, while eloquently articulating the potential of Afrikan cosmological thinking to realign the disorders of the modern industrial world, that the gravitational ...

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Article: Album Review

Flock: Flock

Read "Flock" reviewed by Chris May


One of the strengths of the alternative jazz scene which has grown in London since around 2016 is the interconnectivity of its players. Everyone knows each other and ad hoc bands constantly come together. Flock is the latest such conclave and it is something of a supergroup. On this its first album--others are ...

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Article: Bailey's Bundles

March 2022: Send For Me

Read "March 2022: Send For Me" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Catherine Russell Send For Me Dot Time Records 2021 Where can one separate nostalgia from performance practice? Vocalist Catherine Russell prefers to engage her art using older formats. On Send For Me, Russell infuses her performances with a certain New Orleans-cum-Chicago flavor, circa 1930. She does not do this as a ...

Article: Live Review

Tiziana Ghiglioni—Giancarlo Schiaffini Duo a Dozza

Read "Tiziana Ghiglioni—Giancarlo Schiaffini Duo a Dozza" reviewed by Libero Farnè


Crossroads, XXIII edizione Teatro Comunale Dozza (BO) 6.3.2022 Il delizioso borgo di Dozza, sulle colline imolesi, ha ospitato il terzo appuntamento della ventitreesima edizione di Crossroads—Jazz e altro in Emilia Romagna, che si è aperta due giorni prima a Casalgrande (RE) con Francesco Bearzatti nell'omaggio a Tony Scott e si ...

News: Video / DVD

Tony Scott's Centennial

Tony Scott's Centennial

June 17 was the 100th anniversary of Tony Scott's birth. The clarinetist, baritone saxophonist and arranger was born in New Jersey and attended Manhattan's Juilliard School of Music from 1940 to 1942. He began recording as a sideman in 1945 before leading his first band backing Sarah Vaughan in '46. He also played clubs with Charlie ...

News: Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Tony Scott

Jazz Musician of the Day: Tony Scott

All About Jazz is celebrating Tony Scott's birthday today! Tony Scott, a distinguished jazz clarinetist who in the 1950s helped steer his instrument out of the swing era and into the sax-infested waters of bebop. With Buddy DeFranco, Mr. Scott was considered one of the leading bebop clarinetists. (The two men were often described as the ...

Article: Interview

A dialogo con Emanuele Parrini

Read "A dialogo con Emanuele Parrini" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Emanuele Parrini è il più significativo interprete (non solo) nostrano del violino jazz. Membro storico del Dinamitri Jazz Folklore, già violinista dell'Italian Instabile Orchestra, collaboratore di molte formazioni (Nexus, l'orchestra di Dino Betti van der Noot, il quartetto di Cene Resnik), leader di un proprio quartetto con il quale ha realizzato nel 2016 l'eccellente The Blessed ...

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Article: Album Review

Gaetano Partipilo: Boom Collective - Live Somewhere

Read "Boom Collective - Live Somewhere" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


Italian saxophonist Gaetano Partipilo has been playing and studying music since he was eight. After conservatory studies, Partipilo was engaged to perform by the likes of Mark Murphy, Enrico Rava and Tony Scott. Having spent several months in New York City, Partipilo returned to Italy where he formed the Urban Society project, with whom he recorded ...


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